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Gone Fishing: McConaughey Does McConaughey Things in Loopy Thriller Serenity

Despite some committed work from everyone's favorite Texas Longhorn fan, this saga of betrayal, revenge, PTSD, and deep-sea fishing struggles to stay afloat.
By Todd Jorgenson
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It’s Time to Extinguish the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Movie Franchise

Stieg Larsson's emotionally traumatized computer hacker has been watered down into a generic vigilante during an age of cinematic superhero overload.
By Todd Jorgenson
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It’s Doubtful Kiddos Will Want to Visit The House With a Clock in Its Walls

Maybe filmmaker Eli Roth deserves credit for changing gears, but this effects-laden venture into kid-friendly Tim Burton territory is all spectacle and no substance.
By Todd Jorgenson
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Why the Vigiliante Thriller Peppermint Leaves a Bad Taste

This ultraviolent revenge saga gives Jennifer Garner a chance to mow down bad guys in ways that traditionally have been reserved for men. So that’s something.
By Todd Jorgenson
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Icky Pooh: Misguided Christopher Robin Lacks Imagination

The latest nostalgic trip back to the Hundred Acre Wood is an intermittently charming live-action adventure that ultimately feels more strained than amusing.
By Todd Jorgenson

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Real Steel: Skyscraper Is Exactly the Loud, Dumb Action Movie You Think It Is

The latest slick action vehicle for erstwhile wrestler Dwayne Johnson provides some modest thrills while taking itself too seriously.
By Todd Jorgenson
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The Extravagant New Superfly Makes the Original Look Better By Comparison

This remake of the vintage blaxploitation thriller lacks the gritty visual texture or the provocative social commentary of its predecessor. And no Curtis Mayfield.
By Todd Jorgenson
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Check Out Any Time You Like from Dystopian Thriller Hotel Artemis

The ambitious if highly uneven noir set amid an anarchic near-future urban backdrop isn’t as provocative as it aspires to be.
By Todd Jorgenson
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True-Life Survival Drama Adrift Drowns Amid Choppy Storytelling

The latest stranded-at-sea thriller is hampered by a gimmicky narrative structure that diminishes inherent suspense in favor of manipulative schmaltz.
By Todd Jorgenson
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Bigger Isn’t Better When Animals Attack in Rampage

In this cinematic adaptation of the classic arcade game, the exhausting barrage of mayhem and noise borders on sensory overload.
By Todd Jorgenson