Articles by Greg Turner


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Mechanic: Resurrection

In 1972, Charles Bronson was the star of director Charles Winner’s action/thriller “The Mechanic.” A movie that wears its era in every frame. Also starring a young and handsome Jan-Michael Vincent, this film told the story of a hitman passing on his trade, of executing hits by making them look like an accident, to a…

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War Dogs

Director Todd Phillips grabbed the Hollywood spotlight a few years ago with the highly praised and highest grossing “R” rated comedy, The Hangover. The subsequent sequels and the Planes, Trains, and Automobiles clone, Due Date were mediocre at best and awful at worst. Now Phillips is ready to tackle a more serious and true life…

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Sausage Party

Mature themed cartoon movies are nothing new in cinema. Ralph Bakshi, the godfather of mature animation, released the first ever “X” rated animated feature in 1972, Fritz the Cat, based on the comic book by Robert Crumb. In 2016, Seth Rogen is looking to up the ante in both production value and offensiveness for an…

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Suicide Squad

The DC cinematic universe is not having a good run at the box office. “Man of Steel” received a lukewarm reception from the audience and “Batman v Superman” has been a critical and financial disaster for DC and Warner Bros. It’s been so bad that a reorganization of leadership for DC properties at Warner Bros….

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Jason Bourne

The Bourne series of movies are great potboilers full of political intrigue, shadow groups, and agents with unbelievable skills. Matt Damon has made Bourne one of his most memorable on screen characters. Just a few years ago, the Bourne series went in a new direction with a new protagonist called The Bourne Legacy. It was…

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Star Trek Beyond

The legacy of Star Trek celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Gene Roddenberry crafted a universe that brought out the best in humanity. The Enterprise and its crew have been boldly going where no man has gone before and shows no signs of coming out of warp speed. This year, the third film in the…

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Ghostbusters

The 1980’s marked a time of real innovative and original films that stand the test of time. One of these classics include the 1984 comedy horror hybrid, Ghostbusters. An idea concocted by the mind of Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis that has captured the imagination of young and old alike. In 1989, Ghostbusters II, while…

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The Conjuring 2

The fascination with the paranormal has been around for decades. The last few years, we’ve seen a spike in its popularity with tv shows that flood the airwaves and movies that fill theatres. James Wan’s “The Conjuring” series is but one of many films about hauntings. Mr. Wan’s movie series separates itself by focusing on…

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Independence Day: Resurgence

In 1996 a film that helped lead to a resurgence of large scale alien invasion films moving forward in Hollywood was released. Independence Day wowed critics and audiences with its spectacular special effects and patriotic themes and became the highest grossing movie of 1996. 20 years later, a sequel to that film has finally hit…

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The Shallows

Movies about the terror of shark attacks are frightening and gut wrenching. The feeling of helplessness and being dragged down into the dark abyss by the gaping maw of a razor teeth beast as the light of day fades and your last breath leaves your body is a nightmarish vision. The movie “Jaws”, to this…

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