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Hoofing It: “La La Land”

La La Land (2016, Dir. Damien Chazelle):  “There’s something to be said for having even unrealistic dreams. Even if the dreams don’t come true – that to me is what’s beautiful about Los Angeles. It’s full of these people who have...


Remix, Redux: “The Magnificent Seven”

The Magnificent Seven (2016, Dir. Antoine Fuqua):  Fourteen minutes into the remake of The Magnificent Seven, Denzel Washington saunters into a bar. He’s a cowboy dressed all in black, like Yul Brynner in the original Magnificent Seven...


Cosmicomics: “Doctor Strange”

Doctor Strange (2016, Dir. Scott Derrickson):  Ever since his introduction in 1963, Doctor Strange has always been among the trippiest of Marvel’s superheroes. A sorcerer through-and-through, given to bending time and space, the character was...


God Complex: “X-men: Apocalypse”

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016, Dir. Bryan Singer):  While other comic book movies are about the money shots — the effects-laden finales, the showdowns between the high-powered heroes and the supercharged villains — Fox’s X-Men...


Battle-tested: “Captain America: Civil War”

Captain America: Civil War (2016, Dir. The Russo Brothers):  When the Marvel cinematic universe kicked into high gear almost a decade ago, few would have predicted that the guy with the goody-two-shoes American values and goofy helmet would become...

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