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(From Left) Bill Hader, Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, James Ransone, Isaiah Mustafa and Jay Ryan star in It: Chapter Two as the grown up versions of the Losers Club from 2017s It.

“It: Chapter Two” terrifies audiences

By Parker Otto | September 8, 2019

Making “It: Chapter Two” couldn’t have been easy. It takes a great deal of talent to take the weakest aspect of Stephen King’s 1986 novel “It” and the 1990 miniseries of the same name and create a compelling film. Despite some flaws, “It:...

Jean Grey, played by Sophie Turner, lets her Phoenix powers loose in Dark Phoenix. The film is the seventh and final film in the main X-Men films and the penultimate in the overall franchise.

“Dark Phoenix” poorly ends “X-Men” franchise

By Parker Otto | June 13, 2019

The “X-Men” films have had a rich history of good films such as “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Logan” and “Deadpool” with a couple of missteps including “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” However, none of the previous “X-Men” films are...

‘Molly’s Game’ raises the stakes with ease

By Ryan Janovic | January 16, 2018

High-stakes cards, the Russian mafia and a dysfunctional family collide in “Molly’s Game,” based on the remarkable true story of a woman who journeyed from Olympic skiing prospect to illegal poker ringleader.Molly Bloom was raised under the unapproving...

‘Huntsman’ sequel hardly memorable

By Jay Ibarra | April 25, 2016

“The Huntsman: Winter’s War,” the sequel to “Snow White and the Huntsman,” was an unfortunate flop at both the box office and in keeping my attention, unlike the first film in the franchise.“Huntsman: Winter’s War” grossed $20 million...