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Perfect summary of current Trump situation

The legal system according to Republicans: A man walks into a bank and walks up to the teller. The teller says “How can I help you?”, the man replies “If you could do me a favour and put a million dollars into this bag, that would be really great” and he hands over a large sac. The teller takes the sac, and since she doesn’t want to start a scene she begins to put money into the sac. The man then takes out a gun and points it at the teller. She says “What do you want?” The man says...

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Holmes & Watson

Directed by Etan Cohen. With Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Ralph Fiennes, Rebecca Hall. A humorous take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic mysteries featuring Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson. A previous Holmes movie named “Without A Clue” asked “what if Sherlock Holmes was an alcoholic idiot?” and answered it with “then Dr Watson must be the brains of the operation!”. “Holmes & Watson” asks a similar question : “what if Holmes AND Watson are idiots?”. The answer is less funny than ‘Without A Clue’ but certainly not worthy of the negative critical reviews that followed it’s release. It’s exactly...

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Fractured

Directed by Brad Anderson. With Sam Worthington, Lily Rabe, Lucy Capri, Adjoa Andoh. A couple stops at a gas station, where their 6 y.o. daughter’s arm is fractured. They hurry to a hospital. Something strange is going on there. The wife and daughter go missing. Nice to see Sam Worthington in a film again, even if it’s a psychological nightmare of a story that ultimately punches a little too hard on the nose. Buy On Amazon!

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Slither

Directed by James Gunn. With Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Rooker, Don Thompson. A small town is taken over by an alien plague, turning residents into zombies and all forms of mutant monsters. Literally the only reason I bought this was because I had $5 in Fandango credit and I saw that James Gunn had directed it. Imagine my delight when Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks and Michael Rooker showed up on the screen! This is standard James Gunn horror comedy well in touch with it’s B-rated roots, something that some of his more recent films haven’t been, for better or...

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Terminator Genisys

Directed by Alan Taylor. With Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney. When John Connor, leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. I was telling a fellow about Terminator Dark Fate and they asked if it was as bad as Genisys. I straight up could not remember a single detail of the film, other than the fact Emilia Clark was in it. The answer is no, Dark Fate is not worse than Genisys. There’s many reasons, but...

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Avengers: Endgame

Directed by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo. With Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth. After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to reverse Thanos’ actions and restore balance to the universe. How stupid is it that I still tear up when Captain American tells the Avengers to Assemble? Buy On Amazon!

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Crawl

Directed by Alexandre Aja. With Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Morfydd Clark, Ross Anderson. A young woman, while attempting to save her father during a category 5 hurricane, finds herself trapped in a flooding house and must fight for her life against alligators. The trailer for this film was silly and made the film look silly. Mind you, this is a silly film, but it’s slightly less silly than the silly trailer made it seem. Buy On Amazon!

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Time Lapse

Directed by Bradley King. With Danielle Panabaker, Matt O’Leary, George Finn, John Rhys-Davies. Three friends discover a mysterious machine that takes pictures twenty-four hours into the future, and conspire to use it for personal gain, until disturbing and dangerous images begin to develop. I don’t think I realized that Danielle Panabaker was here, I really did enjoy watching her do her thing in the movie. It’s a simple concept, a camera that sees the future, but if you knew the camera was doing this, you can manipulate the outcome. Or can you? Buy On Amazon!

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Mortal Engines

Directed by Christian Rivers. With Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving, Jihae. In a post-apocalyptic world where cities ride on wheels and consume each other to survive, two people meet in London and try to stop a conspiracy. After reading those books I was hoping that the film would have more of an impact on me, but no, it’s still an overly processed ridiculous film with too much energy and too little plot development. I do note that at the end of the movie London is left broken and rotting in a field, where as in the book it’s blown...

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Sisters of the Vast Black

Years ago, Old Earth sent forth sisters and brothers into the vast dark of the prodigal colonies armed only with crucifixes and iron faith. Now, the sisters of the Order of Saint Rita are on an interstellar mission of mercy aboard Our Lady of Impossible Constellations, a living, breathing ship which seems determined to develop a will of its own. When the order receives a distress call from a newly-formed colony, the sisters discover that the bodies and souls in their care – and that of the galactic diaspora-are in danger. And not from void beyond, but from the nascent...