Daily Archives: September 30, 2016

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The Magnificent Seven

The 1960’s classic, The Magnificent Seven, was a rousing action packed western that has stood the test of time. It’s a reworking of the 1954 Akira Kurosawa masterpiece, Seven Samurai. The story for both films are quite simple, a small town is being accosted and used for its resources and land. The town can’t seem…

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Snowden

If you think Edward Snowden is a hero for leaking information that the National Security Agency collected on millions of American citizens, by all means check out SNOWDEN, the polished new movie from Oliver Stone, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. It’s a terrific movie if you admire Snowden but just a well made piece of propaganda if…

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Strange Invaders

Michael Laughlin’s 1983 “Strange Invaders” never garnered the cult following it deserved, though I’m always running into it. It used to be one of those titles I’d find at seemingly every video rental store in America, the DVD is readily available and it frequently pops up on basic cable. Laughlin intended the film to be…

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Snowden

It’s great to see Oliver Stone with a fire in his belly again. His previous film, “Savages,” a violent crime drama about California pot dealers, played like a laugh-free “Pineapple Express” and is easily Stone’s weakest. On the other hand, “Snowden” is a return to form, as it downplays Stone’s tendency for excess and provides…

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