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“Dark Universe” is what Universal Studios calls its attempt to establish a new movie series full of classic monsters. After watching Disney make billions with its Marvel and Star Wars franchises, the studio now wants its own piece of the pie. The opening to its new series, “The Mummy,” is the studio’s attempt at getting...

Here it is – the eighth movie of Universal’s automotive carnage franchise, and the first to see the original crew moving on after Paul Walker’s tragic death. It was the actor’s chemistry with Vin Diesel that got the series this far, which makes it crucial to see if the fans are still committed (and they are). Before...

Indie director Zach Braff, better known as the dreamy doctor J.D. from “Scrubs,” has delivered his third feature film, and this time there’s nothing indie about it. Although the family-friendly feel-good comedy is highly entertaining, it misses the edginess seen in his previous work. Three senior citizens, Joe...

“The Disaster Artist” When a small movie called “The Room” hit two theaters in the Los Angeles area in 2003, no one knew what to do with the film or Tommy Wiseau, its mysterious director. Advertised as a drama, the movie seemed to ignore every fundamental rule of filmmaking. It turned into a hilarious reel of unrelated,...

When the final book in the Divergent trilogy was released four years ago, I remember being incredibly upset with the way it ended. Divergent was one of the books that made me fall in love with the dystopian genre. Somehow, the ending of that series soured me and gave me selective memory. Although I understood why Roth...

This may come as a massive shock to some of my readers, but I was not the most well-liked person in high school. As it turns out, playing the flute, having your nose stuck in a book constantly, watching “Star Trek” and “Firefly” religiously and loving cats did not endear me to the “in crowd.” Because I know I...

Last week Netflix released the trailer for their Adam-Wingard-directed adaptation of “Death Note.” Almost immediately they found themselves again facing accusations of Whitewashing over their casting of Natt Wolff as the lead character, Light. The controversy technically started back in 2015. American-Asian actor Edward...

Without fail, each Halloween for three Halloweens in a row I would pull out my yellow, itchy, tight polyester gown from my family’s addict, emblazoned with a kitsch little badge of my favorite Disney princess in the dead center, with this dress I was ready to take on the world, or at least all of my neighbors’ candy,...

Writer, comedian and now director, Jordan Peele, shifted the genre of horror and pop culture as a whole for his directorial debut. While creating a horror sub-genre he also catered to a fan base that isn’t typically represented in horror films, unless they are subsequently dying first: the black guy. This type of...

The opener of this year’s SXSW Film Festival was one of the hardest ones to get tickets for. Some people waited in line for up to seven hours without success, but little did they know that they didn’t miss a thing; ‘Song to Song’ featuring Michael Fassbender, Rooney Mara, Ryan Gosling, Natalie Portman and Cate...