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How to Make Love Like an Englishman

By: Addison Wylie How to Make Love Like an Englishman is such a long title.  A shorter alternative would be: Weekend Matinée for Mom and Dad. Like last year’s cloying And So It Goes, Tom Vaughan’s rom-com is a film that uses the likability of its stars as counter programming to attract movie goers – primarily older ones who want to spend the tail end of Summer distancing themselves from bombastic blockbusters.  Luckily, How to Make…

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Going In and Coming Out: Self/Less

By: Anthony King GOING IN: There are a lot of films out there that help us escape our lives and live out a fantasy.  For men in particular, some want to be an international spy who always gets the lady, an astronaut exploring the galaxy, a mobster in a fancy suit tossing out the kiss of death left and right… or some of us just want to be able to discard our gross bodies and be…

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Maggie

By: Addison Wylie Henry Hobson has been given a one-of-a-kind opportunity to showcase Arnold Schwarzenegger’s never-before-seen tender side with Maggie.  I welcome my readers to send in examples of other low-key films the Terminator star has acted in, but I expect to receive no tips. The post-apocalyptic film also hands the filmmaker a chance to re-imagine zombie movies that star “the infected”.  Screenwriter John Scott 3 has crafted a story concerning the rights of the…

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Going In and Coming Out: Last Knights

By: Anthony King GOING IN: A small disclaimer here before we get started: I love these types of movies.  If your movie has Kings, Knights, sword battles and even wizards, then I’ll probably be into it.  I’ve been known to enjoy movies more and even give them a pass on a few of their flaws just because I like being in that world so much.  I didn’t even hate Season of the Witch with Nicolas…

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Wild Card

By: Addison Wylie As much as I love Wild Card’s straight-to-the-point capsule synopsis, it’s a little misleading.  In the e-mail I received describing Jason Statham’s latest film, it read: “A recovering gambling addict finds work providing protection to his friends.  Statham-style action follows.” Statham-style action does follow, and it’s a sock to the solar plexus.  However, it’s not as frequent as you would imagine from the gruff action star who has kicked so much ass…

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Going In and Coming Out: The November Man

By: Anthony King GOING IN: Pierce Brosnan is back and he seems pissed off.  I don’t know where he went, but I know I haven’t seen him in a while. So, initially I was excited to see him in a new trailer. I’m not a huge Bond guy, nor do I particularly like Pierce in the role for a few reasons.  Firstly, his Bond movies get increasingly more stupid and unrealistic as they go on….