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  Watch Video [Note: This review is for the first half of Wayne, Season 1, all that was made available to us prior to the series debut.] Tell me if you’ve seen this movie before: a loner hero type with a moral compass that&rsquo...   read
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  Watch Video There’s a scene in Holmes & Watson where Detective Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson are getting in disguise. Sherlock puts on a fake mustache and is instantly unrecognizable to anyone else in the film. ...   read
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  Watch Video Post-apocalyptic films have enjoyed a long run, and apparently, that’s not changing anytime soon. We humans are concerned about the future; what’s it going to be like? Will cars fly? Will my Nike’s self-lace...   read
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Review: The Favourite

  Watch Video Recently, I was listening to Paulo Coelho, author of The Alchemist, talk about the kinds of stories out there in the world. He said there are only four: a love story between two people, a love story between three people,...   read
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  Watch Video So let’s talk about alchemy, the magical art of turning one thing into another, or usually, crap into gold (alchemy, after all, plays a small role in the film). For Potter fanboys, this is (in many respects) another wel...   read
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Review: Monster Party

  Watch Video Monster Party is a well-named film. Meaning it has a catchy title. It caught my interest. Especially when the film is described to be about a group of would-be thieves pretending to be caterers robbing a Malibu mansion, ...   read
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I won't go on about this for too long, but it's nice to be able to give something away that's not only really good, but socially relevant. It's even better in that while Blackkklansman is based on a true story, it's a movie, it's not a doc--which means, the messages are still presented as entertainment (largely).   read

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Netflix hosted Friday’s final event on the main stage of the 2018 New York City Comic Con. It was appropriate titled, Netflix and Chills. But as the host was quick to point out -- this was the seasonally appropriate kin...   read
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  Watch Video We've said it before and we'll say it again: Holmes & Watson is the closest you're getting a Step Brothers sequel (at least until they cave to the pressure of tens of millions of dollars and just make it anyway).   read

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Review: Free Solo

  Watch Video It’s been a great year for climbing films. Where The Dawn Wall left off, with climbing megastars Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson free climbing the previously unclimbed route of El Capitan in Yosemite, F...   read
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  Watch Video In one of the least action-packed heist movies you’ll ever see, Robert Redford proves that at age 82, he’s still got it, and by it I mean his gun, of course. From the opening shot, The Old Man & the Gun&n...   read
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  Watch Video Universal recently released a second Halloween trailer, and frankly, if anything, it only adds to the hype created by the first. It begins with a true crime montage of the new Halloween mythos, i.e. the first film exists and...   read

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Is the world ready for a Netflix Diablo animated series? Hasn’t Diablo stolen enough of our lives already, keeping us running levels and bosses all hours of night and day for those super unique magic...   read
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Eddie Murphy is set to star in a film inspired by 1993’s Grumpy Old Men. The flick, about two ornery sons of guns who’ve just discovered Viagra, and their hot neighbor, should never be remade though. This is ...   read
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  Watch Video What’s shocking about White Boy Rick is not the lower-middle class family drama of 1980s eastside Detroit; it’s not the violence (relatively mild for a drug film); it’s not the depiction of a young...   read
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  Watch Video Fair warning, this is literally the definition of teaser. It's short, doesn't really show much, and says a lot less. Except, well, Matt Murdoch, attorney at law, has finally decided he likes his latex-suited friend better than himself. Yippee. It's basically a reminder that yes, Netflix's Daredevil does exist, and that yes, it'll be returning to binge anew, soon.   read

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  Watch Video Historically, Chris Pine  is one of these actors that grinds my gears. Later, he was just dandy in 2016's Hell or High Water, and the film's director, David Mackenzie, must have agreed, because he brought Pine alon...   read

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  Watch Video Before this review gets serious, can we take a moment to appreciate the presence of the Inside Man thematic overture? So appropriate given the plot device and that Spike Lee directed the awesome 2006 heist film...   read
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Review: Equalizer 2

  Watch Video There’s a scene in Sony’s The Equalizer 2, the follow-up to 2014’s rather enjoyable original, wherein Denzel Washington’s Robert McCall breaks into a drug den, beats the holy hell out a few guys a...   read
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  Watch Video This actually doesn't appear to be a remake of the 1989 political thriller starring Gene Hackman (thank Zeus). This is more like Without a Paddle meets American Pie. Camping misadventure meets teen sex comedy. Will it work? ...   read

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Today, there are three functioning Blockbuster stores in the United States of America. Come Monday, there will be only one. It was inevitable, after all. Blockbuster, long known as the Highlander of video vendors, h...   read
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  Watch Video Hot on the heels of news that Keri Russell, yes, Felicity's Keri Russell, was cast in Star Wars: Episode IX, we get confirmation that the galaxy's original far far away player is due back in his fabulous b...   read

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Recently, we discussed just how many Joker movies Jared Leto has in the works. Absolutely everyone agreed it was insanity. Now, news is gathering like a compacted bowel ready to void itself in explosive fashion: Jared Le...   read
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Review: Incredibles 2

  Watch Video There has been early chatter that Incredibles 2 relies on nostalgia to achieve its ends. Let me be perfectly clear, I understand that (1) we’re in the middle of a nostalgia driven resurgence of a great many properties c...   read
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Despite being a mediocre movie, Suicide Squad pushed weight at the box office to the tune of $325.1M domestic and $746.8M worldwide. Obviously, none of that had to do with Ben Affleck's Batman, so Warner Brothe...   read
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Review: Ocean's 8

  Watch Video It’s been eleven years since we had an Ocean’s franchise film. But consider this, we went 41 years before 2001’s Ocean’s 11 remade the original Rat Pack film. Maybe we should have waited another 30?   read
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  Watch Video It's not even been three months since Ready Player One whelmed at the boxed office and already someone has come along and shown how that should have been done. Love it or hate it, the crux of RPO, outside of n...   read
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Team Dtoid, I wanted--no, I really, really wanted to make fun of this official poster for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Let's be honest, if a summer flick delivers a poster that's just too confusing to understand, it is fai...   read
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Citing an irreconcilable urge to shoot AMC in the head, Andrew Lincoln, aka Rick Grimes, star and lead of The Walking Dead is departing from the series. It's not clear why Lincoln is leaving the show, but what is kn...   read

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Have you ever wondered what Ayn Rand’s literary masterpiece The Fountainhead would look like in cinematic form, complete with shirtless Howard Roark and Peter Keating resolute with 10-pack abdominal regions, button-down...   read
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About Rick Lashone of us since 4:40 PM on 03.17.2016

Passionate about the world, the human experience, and how they co-exist.

Areas of expertise and interest: writing / photography / film / basketball / exploration / literature / production

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