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Review: ‘A Cure For Wellness’ Is A Beautiful Disaster

When an advantageous young executive (Dane DeHaan) attempts to retrieve his company’s CEO from an isolated “wellness center,” he finds himself stranded in the midst of his pursuit. While stranded at the center he progressively learns of a more diabolical motive going on behind the scenes. The more he uncovers, the more obscurely malevolent the center seems.

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Review: ‘The Mummy’ Kicks Off Dark Universe With a Resounding “Meh..”

“The Mummy” is one of those weird franchises. The original “Mummy” film from the 30s is considered a classic. Although it’s not terribly interesting. It’s a total rip-off of the original “Dracula” just with a Mummy played by Boris Karloff instead of a vampire by Bela Lugosi. All the iconic images of the film are in the 1st third and not representative of the rest. The sequels are where most of what popular culture knows of “The Mummy” comes from. Then, there is the remake series in the 90s starring Brendan Fraser (btw I’m shocked how many people are still so attached to that version) which made a lot of money, but I don’t think even the fans would really call a great film. Also, it’s completely different from the original. But how does this new remake stand on its own?

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Review: ‘Dredd’ In 4K Is A Visually Captivating, Action Thrill Ride

In a futuristic city where violence runs rampant, the police have been given the authority to act as judge, jury, and executioner. Judge Dredd (Karl Urban) is one of the most fierce officers and when taking a new trainee on a mission to take down drug lords, they find themselves in a world of trouble. Now with its release in 4K, “Dredd” is now better than ever.

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Review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Brings Amazing Visuals To A Generic Plot

Picking up shortly after the previous film, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” continues the Guardians’ journey while exploring Peter Quill’s parental origins. While Peter and some of the crew are discovering more about Peter’s father Ego, they are also being pursued by a number of opposing forces with their own motives. With a gorgeous backdrop as they traverse the galaxy, does this film live up to the hype?

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Blu-ray Review: ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Is A Steady Tearjerker For Dog Lovers

“A Dog’s Purpose” is an existential journey through reincarnation as one dog (Josh Gad) lives many lives to discover the meaning of it all. In a shocking turn of events, the dog’s journey comes full circle as he is reunited with his former and now aged owner Ethan (Dennis Quaid). Taking moments from every one of this dog’s multiple lives, this film highlights the strong bond between a human and their pet.

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Blu-Ray Review: ‘3:10 To Yuma’ Revives The Western In 4K Glory

Russell Crowe and Christian Bale headline this remake of “3:10 To Yuma” as opposing forces on opposite sides of the law. As a small time rancher, Dan Evans (Bale) embarks on a dangerous journey of transporting notorious outlaw Ben Wade (Crowe) into the custody of the law to face his crimes. With the release of the 4K UHD version of the film, the 2007 western reaches new levels with stunning visuals and added bonus features.

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Review: ‘Channel Zero’ Scares You With Nostalgia

I realize that this has ALL the warning signs. It’s produced by Max Landis and airs on the SyFy channel, but I’m here to tell you “Channel Zero” is awesome! Like me you may have first noticed “Channel Zero” in those quick little ads before a YouTube video. While house sitting for my brother I took the opportunity to work the series since it was only 6 episodes long. It’s based on creepypasta stories from the internet, one per season to be exact. This first season is based on “Candle Cove.”

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TBT Review: ‘The Last Temptation of Christ’

For this Easter I thought we could take a look back at one of the most controversial films of all-time. Martin Scorsese’s “The Last Temptation of Christ”, not surprising as it is a film about Jesus and in this day-and-age that seems to go hand in hand. It’s based on an equally controversial book and has divided viewers for years. It begins as basically retelling of the story of Jesus just with a greater emphasis on his inner conflict and trying to show him as a human first, the son of God second.

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