Articles by Greg Turner


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The Fate of the Furious

No one could have ever predicted the enormous success of the “Fast & Furious” franchise. A niche movie that focused on the car culture prevalent in the 90’s skyrocketed to mega box office numbers and has become part of the pop culture zeitgeist. Now in its 8th iteration, can F&F keep up its relentless pace…

Scarlett Johansson plays The Major in Ghost in the Shell from Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures in theaters March 31, 2017.
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Ghost in the Shell

In 1989 a Manga (a Japanese comic book) changed the pop culture landscape. “Ghost in the Shell”, better known as “Mobile Armored Riot Police” in Japan, tells the story of a near cyberpunk future full of political intrigue, advanced cyborgs, brain control, and much more. These stories were so engrossing that in 1995 it was…

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Power Rangers

The “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” is a pop culture phenomenon I just missed in the early ‘90’s. TV and toy stores were bombarded with these masked superheroes and their infectious theme song. What the show failed to tell its audience was that this was a show that literally borrowed footage from the original “Super Sentai”…

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The Belko Experiment

The subject of social science experiments are not new territory for the movies. Cinema takes these ideas to the extreme for entertainment. Most are familiar with films such as “Running Man” and “Hunger Games”. What I enjoy the most about these types of films as a viewer is placing yourself amongst those partaking in these…

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Logan

Hugh Jackman’s career has been defined by his role as “Wolverine”. He’s played the character for over 17 years and with the release of “Logan” is performing his swan song for the role. Fox’s “X-Men” franchise has always been a source of controversy and ridicule from fans of the source material, but “Logan” is set…

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John Wick: Chapter Two

In the fall of 2014, Keanu Reeves starred in an action film and played a character that would further define his acting career. “John Wick” was and still is a unique and utterly entertaining action extravaganza that built an underworld of hitmen that was enthralling and mesmerizing to watch. The character of John Wick is…

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Patriot’s Day

The Boston Marathon bombing back in 2013 was yet another terror event in the U.S. that attempted to pull its people apart, but only pulled them closer together as a city and as American citizens proudly proclaiming, “Boston Strong”. Almost four years later, director Peter Berg is telling the story of the brave men and…

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Hidden Figures

The space race of the 1960’s defined a generation and leading America to be the first to put a man on the moon is one of John F. Kennedy’s crowning achievements as President. We know the men who risked their lives in service of our country to reach the moon and “touch the face of…

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Assassin’s Creed

The success of the video game market with the public has spurned Hollywood to capitalize on that success and bring those stories to the big screen. “The Wizard” starring Fred Savage is the earliest video game movie I can recall that revolved around Fred Savage’s character getting his emotionally distressed, but gifted gamer brother to…

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Allied

World War II has always been an era full of stories of amazing heroism, battlefield derring do, and even romance. “Allied”, the latest from director Robert Zemeckis, is attempting a classic WWII romance in modern day in the vain of Casablanca. Can Zemeckis make audiences swoon with nostalgia as he directs Brad Pitt and Marion…

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