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The Greatest Hits of 2016

It’s time for that annual list of next year’s highly anticipated Hollywood films. Here’s 2016 for ya. As always, premiere dates may change. JANUARY: * 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi – Michael Bay leaves his robots aside for a while, taking on a politically sensitive subject. Looks far from another Zero Dark Thirty (2012) though. * Kung … Continue reading The Greatest Hits of 2016

The Lone Ranger

NEVER TAKE OFF THE MASK. Lawyer John Reid (Armie Hammer) arrives in Texas in 1869 and is immediately drawn into a hunt for an outlaw (William Fichtner) that ends in tragedy – and a new career for John. The Pirates of the Caribbean crew and star lie behind this blockbuster adaptation of the classic matinée … Continue reading The Lone Ranger

The Greatest Hits of 2013

It’s time for that annual list of this year’s highly anticipated Hollywood films. Here’s 2013 for ya. JANUARY: * The Last Stand – Arnold Schwarzenegger’s first starring vehicle in ten years. Not expecting great things. * Broken City – Allen Hughes directs this political thriller starring Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe. FEBRUARY: * Warm Bodies … Continue reading The Greatest Hits of 2013

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

AT THE END OF THE WORLD, THE ADVENTURE BEGINS. Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is rescued from limbo, but our heroes have dangerous enemies to fight in order to preserve a future for the pirates of the Caribbean. The third chapter of this bombastic series is ridiculously protracted and there are many scenes where not even … Continue reading Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

Will and Elizabeth (Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley) are about to marry when suddenly they find themselves facing the death penalty and once again getting mixed up with Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp). Expect sword fights, one-liners, betrayals, sea monsters, undead pirates and high spirits… but unfortunately this sequel looks more like The Mummy Returns rather than The Empire Strikes … Continue reading Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

Pirates of the Caribbean: Damned For All Time

PREPARE TO BE BLOWN OUT OF THE WATER.   One of the most tiresome ideas of the 1990s was turning video games into movies. How many of those worthless adaptations have we been forced to suffer through? Perhaps Street Fighter (1994) was the nadir. And then some marketing genius at Disney comes up with the ridiculous idea … Continue reading Pirates of the Caribbean: Damned For All Time

The Mexican

LOVE WITH THE SAFETY OFF. Small-time crook Jerry Welbach (Brad Pitt) is forced to hunt down a priceless pistol in Mexico; suddenly, his girlfriend (Julia Roberts) is kidnapped. Two of Hollywood’s sexiest stars at the time are actually separated for most of the action, which strangely enough is a good idea since there’s not much … Continue reading The Mexican