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Jim Dixon retired from practicing law not a moment too soon, and now works as a freelance writer and film critic. A lifelong and unrepentant movie geek, he firmly believes that everything you need to know in life you can learn at the movies. He lives in upstate New York.

12 STRONG: True Story Of Green Berets On Horseback Lacks Horsepower

12 Strong feels on a par with the cringeworthy, overly patriotic action films made during the significant wars of America's past, with nothing to

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PITCH PERFECT 3: Off-Key Threequel

Should future encores of Pitch Perfect take the stage, we can only hope they have a little more verve and imagination than this

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THE FOREIGNER: A Dark & Offbeat Vehicle For Superstar Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan is in peak form in The Foreigner, and handily wins you over despite the film's dated source material.

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BAYWATCH: Who’s Going to Save The Lifeguards From the Script?

Though blessed with a talented cast, Baywatch is overall a shipwreck, due to its rudimentary, unfocused script and few laughs overall.

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THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS: High Speed Sequel Mainly Spins Its Wheels

Overstuffed, generic, and with poorly executed CGI action, The Fate of the Furious is nothing more than another franchise crowd-pleaser.

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GIFTED: It's Not Easy Raising A Genius

Gifted is grounded and gritty, on a mission to make you laugh, make you cry, make you root for the good guys while booing

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POWER RANGERS: Late In Game Reboot Morphs With THE BREAKFAST CLUB

Entertaining without being too campy or ironic, Power Rangers gives its target audience what they’re looking for - sentiment and nostalgia.

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THE BOSS BABY: Donald Trump, The Diaper Years

The Boss Baby offers occasional laughs and is clearly politically-driven, yet it is ultimately fleeting, forgettable entertainment.

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THE SPACE BETWEEN US: Where Many Filmmakers Have Gone Before

THE SPACE BETWEEN US struggles to find its original voice amidst the plethora of recent space exploration movies.

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xXx: RETURN OF XANDER CAGE: Threequel Is Too Little, Too Late

xXx: Return of Xander Cage, the long-awaited sequel to 2002’s xXx is finally here, finally being the operative word. It’s been fifteen years, in fact,

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