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 Story by Nicholas Lester / Contributing Writer When I first saw the trailer for Disney/Pixar’s “Coco” back in April, I felt uninspired. “It just looks like a ripoff of ‘The Book of Life,’” I told myself.   Note to self — never bet against Pixar ever again. This movie is the best Pixar film since …

Story by Nicholas Lester / Contributing Writer       “Justice League” is DC’s attempt to replicate Marvel’s “The Avengers,” even if they’re five years behind. Is it as good as their rival’s mirror-image “getting the band back together” movie? In short, no. But, it’s not as terrible as “Suicide Squad” either. There are quite a few …

Story​ ​by​ ​Nicholas​ ​Lester / Contributing Writer If​ ​you’ve​ ​read​ ​any​ ​reviews​ ​for​ ​​”Thor: Ragnarok”​​ ​before​ ​this​ ​one​,​ ​you​ ​might​ ​walk​ ​into​ ​the​ ​theater​ ​with​ ​the​ ​expectation​ ​to​ ​see​ ​Marvel Studio’s​ ​production​ ​of​ ​the​ ​cure​ ​for​ ​cancer.​ While​ ​it’s​ ​definitely​ ​good,​ ​it’s​ ​not​ ​all that​ ​many​ ​critics​ ​would​ ​have​ ​you​ ​believe. Yes, the movie deserves …

Photo courtesy of The Lego Batman Movie official website Story by Tim Jenkins / Contributing Writer Despite promising trailers showing a much lighter take on “The Dark Knight,” “The Lego Batman Movie” ultimately delivers a funny, albeit forgettable film. The movie opens with a scene introducing the Joker, voiced by Zach Galifianakis, and detailing his plot …

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children movie review

Photo courtesy of 21st Century Fox By Abigail Miller/ Contributing writer Young adult books make popular choices for new film franchises — just look at “Harry Potter,” arguably the biggest book-to-movie franchise ever (and the second-highest grossing franchise of all time), followed by box-office success “The Hunger Games” and even the “Twilight” franchise. However, we haven’t been …

Photo courtesy of Lionsgate Entertainment Company  “You came back, didn’t you?” When a grungy local named Lane (Wes Robinson) whispers this ominous line to one of his skeptical hiking companions in “Blair Witch,” it sounds tongue-in-cheek, almost even cheesy. But while it was directed at Peter (Brandon Scott), a two-time visitor to the Black Hills of Maryland, the …