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New tech aids Predator revamp

Sci-fi fans and “The Predator” aficionados, the special effects are monumental and the creatures are imposing. A solid plot and increased focus on the Predator will gather cheers and applause. However, the film’s attention to mental and emotional conditions is hokey, disingenuous and exploitative.

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Don’t take your children to ‘The Happytime Murders’

This film is for a certain viewer: The dark-witted humourist who asks the morose sexual-tinged “what ifs” about beloved cartoon characters.

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"The Meg" takes the science out of sci-fi

“Sharknado” fanatics, your day has come! You are finally vindicated by your years of dedication to the corny beast flicks of yesteryear. “The Meg” outpaces, outactions, outCGIs and outacts those other summer blockbusters while proudly waving a banner that reads, “science be damned!”

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Another formulaic Mission Impossible

Cruise Fans will not be disappointed in their cherub-cheeked legend. Never stretched, never challenged in the actual performance, Cruise knows his lane and keeps his asphalt well-maintained. His longevity is due to his discerning palate for select roles that will dazzle his fans and maintain his youth-filled charm. Cruise goes the extra mile (pun intended) to prove to his fans that he’s more than actor. He’s a performer.

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‘Skyscraper:’ Action with a poor plot

Will Sawyer is a Marine veteran, ex-FBI agent and garage-based entrepreneur who has been awarded the contract to serve as security assessor for the world’s tallest building – the Pearl.

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‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ only good for mindless entertainment

Jurassic Park. The franchise that asks if playing God is a fruitful, side hobby or a deleterious practice with dreadful consequences. Once we consider our choice, is it for the good of the creatures we’ve created or only for the good of all humans?

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Attempting to revamp a franchise

Safe women seldom make history. Silver screen suffragettes, Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling, Helena Bonham Carter, Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Awkwafina and Sarah Paulson, are women who make history off-screen but play it too safely in this fourth revising of the Ocean’s franchise to be memorable among the ranks of intricate, gender-bending heist films. The plot of “Ocean’s 8” is simple. Safely simple.

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Kellyman’s Enfys Nest steals the ‘Solo’ show

In a galaxy far, far away before the Empire struck back or the Jedi returned, a guy loved a gal

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‘Life of the Party’ lives up to the return-to-college theme

In a joint venture with husband, writer and director, Ed Falcone, Oscar-nominee and Emmy-winner, Melissa McCarthy takes on a theme perfected by comedy pros such as Will Ferrell, Rodney Dangerfield, Bing Crosby and the Marx Brothers as a 40-something who is returning to college.

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‘I Can Only Imagine’ strays from source material, still OK

“God can forgive you. I can’t” is the theme of “I Can Only Imagine,” a film based on the life of lead singer, Bart Millard, of the contemporary Christian band, MercyMe.

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A fitting installment in the Marvel Universe

“Avengers: Infinity War” is riddled with loss. Loss of hope. Loss of everything you expected from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Loss so incredible that you are wide-eyed and slack-jawed through a movie that refuses to play it safe with your emotions.

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It might be best to skip this “Rampage”

While Jane Goodall would be horrified, fans of “Pacific Rim,” “Kong” and any collaborative mash-up of monsters and building-bashing-hell will be thrilled by the latest video-game-that-didn’t-need-to-become-film, “Rampage.”

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Perhaps not Oscar worthy, ‘Ready Player One’ still delivers

At a time when cryptocurrency is more popular than gold and video games attract more players than team sports, “Ready Player One” exploits our sensibilities and forces us to look at the nefarious future of monetized virtual gaming.

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‘Tomb Raider’ might disappoint action fans, gamers

Based on the best-selling 2013 video game, “Tomb Raider” (2018) is the origin story of heroine, Lara Croft. Lara is implored to take over her missing father’s global corporation but remains indifferent to assuming the role of CEO.

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‘Death Wish’ carnarge doesn’t measure up

Director Eli Roth and writer Joe Carnahan play it safe in the unremarkable and unnecessary remake, “Death Wish.”

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Even if it isn't for everyone, ‘Game Night’ is chuckle-worthy

Personalities collide in the chuckle-worthy flick, “Game Night.”

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'Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle' will give plenty of snickers

Though not filled with the nostalgia that one would expect from a sequel, “Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle” provides a better option

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'Spiderman Homecoming' makes spidey-senses tingles

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” offers plenty of tie-ins for comic fans and solidifies Spidey’s future in the Marvel film universe.

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'Transformers: The Last Knight’ may leave some cheering, but others begging for no more

“Transformers: The Last Knight” picks up from “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” after Optimus Prime is cast into space and the Transformers are hunted by a global military force.

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Praise for DC’s ‘Wonder Woman’

Bad Ass. That summarizes the incredible first feature-length film to star DC Comic’s Wonder Woman.

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Movie Review - ‘Alien: Covenant’ reveals the past (Video)

Alien: Covenant” is a refreshing origins story, but a plot disappointment.

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‘The Circle’ fails to complete itself (Video: Official Trailer)

In my estimation, social media basically has four types of users: