• Back on Track
  • Back on Track

    Cars 3 revitalizes a stalled franchise
      The Cars franchise gets a nice little rebirth with Cars 3, a much, much better movie than Cars 2, and a slightly better movie than the first Cars
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  • Mum's the Turd
  • Mum's the Turd

    This monster flick should have remained under wraps
      I don't hate The Mummy because it's a terrible movie. I hate it because it could have, and should have, been good.
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  • Girl Power
  • Girl Power

    It takes an Amazon to rescue DC Comic’s lackluster movie universe
      The DCU gets the blast of fun it sorely needed with Wonder Woman, a film that gets it right on almost every front and features a performance from Gal Gadot that makes it seem the role was her birthright.
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  • Peak Comeback
  • Peak Comeback

    David Lynch's nighttime soap returns after a quarter-century break
      Thanks to Showtime, Twin Peaks fans finally get some relief with the return of Dale Cooper, the Black Lodge, and Peaks favorites like the dimwitted Deputy Andy.
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  • Summer Wonder
  • Summer Wonder

    How to best escape the sizzling sun in Tucson's cool dark theaters
      A list of cinematic extravaganzas coming your way this summer. It looks like it could be a lot of fun, with some decent brain fuel/indie offerings to boot.
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  • Spoiled Caper
  • Spoiled Caper

    Snatched is a less-than-snappy comeback for Goldie Hawn
      Fifteen years after her last movie, Goldie Hawn has been coaxed back onto the big screen opposite Amy Schumer in Snatched.
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  • Reel Deal
  • Reel Deal

    Talking with Peggy Johnson about the Loft Cinema's summer makeover
      Peggy Johnson recently discussed what's happening at the Loft on the radio edition of Zona Politics with Jim Nintzel. This Q&A is a condensed and edited version of that conversation.
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  • Starship Supers
  • Starship Supers

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 delivers a sequel that matches all the fun of the original
      The trippy Marvel fun continues with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, a big, nutty, spiraling sequel that brings the fun along with a lot of daddy issues.
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  • Lamer Lame Lame
  • Lamer Lame Lame

    The Circle aimes for satire, but ends up a big obnoxious mess
      The Circle is a clueless movie based on the novel by Dave Eggers, a lame attempt at satire in regards to social networking and the invasion of privacy during the digital age.
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  • Machine for Thinking
  • Machine for Thinking

    Warhol’s trailblazing epic film makes a rare appearance
      When considering the long shadow of Andy Warhol's Empire, we'll start with obvious questions to widen a pathway to somewhere close the sublime.
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  • Colossal Awakening
  • Colossal Awakening

    This monster flick is a glorious turn at the weird and wonderful
      Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis gloriously upstage two kaiju monsters in Colossal, a science fiction monster mash that features many twists and a psychological/emotional river that runs mighty deep.
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  • Fate of the Bung Hole
  • Fate of the Bung Hole

    The Furious franchise returns when it needs to drive off the cinema cliff
      With The Fate of the Furious, easily the most stupidly titled installment in the Furious franchise (Yes, even more stupid than the name Tokyo Drift), you get to see the single most disgusting, stomach churning, horrifying moment in cinema so far this year.
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  • Going Out of Style
  • Going Out of Style

    Can we stop the lame remakes please?
      I know I bitched a little about the Beauty and the Beast remake being a little unnecessary a couple of weeks ago.
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  • Ghost of Itself
  • Ghost of Itself

    This Ghost in the Shell redo isn’t as good as it could have been if live action stayed true to anime’s subversive roots
      Ghost in the Shell (1995) a groundbreaking, subversive piece of Japanese anime, gets a live action redo with Scarlett Johansson sporting a form fitting flesh suit and a bunch of plot enhancers aimed at making the story more humanistic and straightforward.
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  • Buggy Life
  • Buggy Life

    Life is a nice horrific alien ride while it lasts, but nothing like the big cult alien flicks
      Life, the new sci-fi/horror starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds, is an inconsistent but overall sturdy genre pic that looks great and ultimately delivers the goods despite a few slow patches and a couple of remarkably dumb moments.
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  • Best Belle
  • Best Belle

    This love-action Beauty and the Beast is Hermione on auto-tune, but it’s all good
      Wonderful animated musical from 1991, becomes part of the Disney Live Redo of a Beloved Animated Movie assembly line with a big budget effort starring Emma Watson as the iconic Belle and Ewan McGregor as a CGI candelabra.
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  • Kong Smash
  • Kong Smash

    Kong: Skull Island returns that big gorilla to the big screen with more action than hairy beast and starlett love
      As for Hiddleston and Larson, one gets the sense their parts were supposed to be bigger, but director Jordan Vogt-Roberts looked at a first cut and realized they sucked, so he replaced a lot of their screen time with Kong action.
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  • Rage Logan, Rage
  • Rage Logan, Rage

    It’s doubtful anything forthcoming from X-Men franchise will top Logan
      And now for something completely different.
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  • Scary Laughs
  • Scary Laughs

    Peele bedazzles the hell out of us with this twisted horror turn on race relations
      Writer-director Jordan Peele, the comedic performer from TV’s Key & Peele and the adorable/funny cat movie Keanu, delivers a huge cinematic surprise with Get Out, a twisted, darkly satiric, nasty little horror film that pulls no punches when it comes to race relations and dating.
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  • Dickweed Mess
  • Dickweed Mess

    There are wigs and beards on Matt Damon, but none of it can save The Great Wall
      Something in the neighborhood of 17 bazillion zillion dollars got thrown
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