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One Helluva Team: Antoine Fuqua's 'Magnificent Seven' Is a Violent yet Worthy Remake

One Helluva Team: Antoine Fuqua's 'Magnificent Seven' Is a Violent yet Worthy Remake

Thursday, September 29, 2016  |  Bob Grimm

Director Antoine Fuqua’s remake of The Magnificent Seven (which itself was a remake of Seven Samurai ) has enough in common with the Yul Brynner/Steve McQueen original to make it feel like a re-telling of the classic story. It also contains enough departures from the original to make it feel like a fres...

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Familiar and Familial: A Strong Cast and Realistic Spins on Situations Elevate 'The Hollars'

Familiar and Familial: A Strong Cast and Realistic Spins on Situations Elevate 'The Hollars'

Thursday, September 29, 2016  |  Bob Grimm

Actor John Krasinski’s second directorial effort is a decent film with a first-rate cast. Krasinski stars in The Hollars as John Hollar, a man working a dead-end job for a publishing company when his girlfriend (the always-great Anna Kendrick) informs him his mom (a terrific Margo Martindale) is sick—...

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True TV: 'Marvel's Luke Cage' Is Another Winner; 'Westworld' Transcends Its Cheesy Origins

True TV: 'Marvel's Luke Cage' Is Another Winner; 'Westworld' Transcends Its Cheesy Origins

Wednesday, September 28, 2016  |  Bill Frost

Marvel’s Luke Cage (Friday, Sept. 30, Netflix), series debut: No, I don’t know what the Netflix/Marvel release schedule is anymore, either, but here are  Luke Cage ; Iron Fist, The Punisher , more Daredevil and Jessica Jones , and the long-teased Defenders will show up eventually. Luke “Power Man” Cage (Mike C...

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Blu-Ray Review: 'The Wailing' Is a Long and Intense Horror Film—That Is Definitely Worth Your Time

Blu-Ray Review: 'The Wailing' Is a Long and Intense Horror Film—That Is Definitely Worth Your Time

Monday, September 26, 2016  |  Bob Grimm

Writer-director Hong-jin Na has put together The Wailing , an epic, rather-long South Korean horror film that keeps messing with one’s head—to the point where it becomes hard to take.

A strange old man (Jun Kunimura) shows up in visions, and then is discovered in the flesh, in a small village where Jon...

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Behind the Twines: The New 'Blair Witch' Is Little More Than a Retread of the Original

Behind the Twines: The New 'Blair Witch' Is Little More Than a Retread of the Original

Thursday, September 22, 2016  |  Bob Grimm

It’s been 17 years since a whole bunch of people got the shit scared out of them by sticks, twine and Heather Donahue’s mucous in The Blair Witch Project , that success story that got the ball rolling on the now-dreaded and despised “found footage” horror genre.

It’s been 16 years since the first seque...

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True TV: 'Notorious' Is Criminally Dumb; 'Van Helsing' Puts a Femme Spin on the Vampocalypse

True TV: 'Notorious' Is Criminally Dumb; 'Van Helsing' Puts a Femme Spin on the Vampocalypse

Wednesday, September 21, 2016  |  Bill Frost

Notorious (Thursday, Sept. 22, ABC), series debut: A really, really, really ridiculously good-looking lawyer (Daniel Sunjata) and really, really, really ridiculously good-looking news producer (Piper Perabo) delve into “the unique, sexy and dangerous interplay of criminal law and the media” in a beyo...

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