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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Haters Gonna Hate: “The Hateful Eight”

The Hateful Eight (2015, Dir. Quentin Tarantino):  You only need to hang mean bastards, but mean bastards you need to hang. — Kurt Russell, The Hateful Eight “You got it?” “Yeah, I got it.” This exchange is uttered...

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