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Remakes have been very popular in Hollywood, especially now more than ever. Disney is Hollywood’s biggest studio, and it relies heavily on the repetition of popular productions’ successes. “The Beauty and the Beast,” “The Jungle Book” and “Aladdin” are three of their most beloved animated features that have been...

After the last movie of the X-men series flopped, “Dark Phoenix” was supposed to be a new start for the franchise instead. Yet the metaphorical bird coming from the ashes does quite the opposite; making the film the weakest of the series. Following the events of “Apocalypse,” Jean Grey still struggles to control...

This year’s South by Southwest Film program encompassed 134 Feature Films including 101 World Premieres, 9 North American Premieres, 3 US Premieres, and 64 films from first-time filmmakers. I watched 27 of them, and after reviewing two in detail, I don’t want to leave y’all in the dark about the rest. SXSW film...

This year at South-By-Southwest Olivia Wilde’s new movie “Booksmart” had its world premiere. If that wasn’t enough, it was also her birthday and the whole Paramount Theatre, packed to the last of the 1100 seats, sang “Happy Birthday” along with the cast. She won’t ever forget that evening and the audience won’t...

After “50/50” in 2011 and “The Night Before” in 2015, director Jonathan Levine partners up again with multi-talent Seth Rogen, maintaining a stable four-year rhythm. They are joined by Charlize Theron, and the chemistry between the two actors makes this movie stand out from the mass of generic romantic comedies. The...

Director Rupert Sanders’ latest film, “Ghost in the Shell,” is a science fiction crime drama film based on the Japanese manga of the same name. “Ghost in the Shell” tells the story of Major (Scarlett Johansson) who is a cybernetic individual with an entirely human brain. Along with her team, Major commands task force...

Director James Mangold’s latest film, “Logan,” is a drama superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Wolverine. “Logan” tells the final chapter of Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine. In the distant future, an exhausted Logan tends to an ailing Professor X in a rusty sanctuary on the Mexican border. But Logan’s...

Director Zhang Yimou’s latest film is a monster film set in China during the Song dynasty “The Great Wall” tells the story of a warrior (Matt Damon) who is confined within the legendary Great Wall. While being held captive, Damon’s character learns the secrecy that lies behind one of the biggest spectacles of the...

Director Chad Stahelski’s latest film is a neo-noir action-thriller sequel to 2014’s “John Wick.” “John Wick: Chapter 2” continues the story of the legendary assassin. In this installment, John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is required to leave retirement and return to his hitman lifestyle by a previous acquaintance. This former...

Director Theodore Melfi’s latest film is a biographical drama that stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe as three women who acted as the brains behind one of the greatest jobs in NASA history. “Hidden Figures” tells the remarkable true story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary...