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Review: Star Trek Beyond (Part 2 of 2)

In Part 1 of my review, I focused on how Star Trek Beyond handles the characters of Kirk and Spock. In Part 2, I address problems with the villain Krall… Unfortunately, like its predecessors, Star Trek Beyond struggles when it comes to giving the crew of the Enterprise a worthy adversary. Krall isn’t nearly as offensive to Trek sensibilities as ...

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Supervillains Steal the Spotlight in DC’s “Suicide Squad”

  The Avengers. The Justice League. Sometimes, situations get so bad that it takes more than one superhero to deal with them. And then there are times when the government is desperate enough to employ the very villains the heroes fought and caught in the first place—justified, of course, by “regulating” them.    This is the premise of “Suicide Squad,” ...

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Narnia Returns! The Silver Chair coming from Sony’s TriStar

Sony’s TriStar has joined with The Mark Gordon Company, The C.S. Lewis Company and Entertainment One (eOne) to produce The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair for the silver screen. Picking up where 20th Century Fox and Walden Media left off, The Silver Chair is the next book in the series. It will star a new cast, due to the length of time ...

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Middle-earth Menu: “Drogo’s Favorite Chicken”

  By Astrid Tuttle Winegar This is named for Frodo’s father, Drogo Baggins. He and his wife, Miss Primula Brandybuck, are the subject of some gossip early in The Lord of the Rings, where a few hobbits are trading stories at The Ivy Bush about Frodo’s background and how he eventually came to live with Bilbo. Apparently, Drogo’s father-in-law kept ...

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Review: Star Trek Beyond (Part 1 of 2)

Star Trek Beyond is a sequel to J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness, but it takes greater effort than either of those two films to root itself in the spirit of The Original Series. Beyond is first and foremost an action film, yet it’s not afraid to slow down and allow the characters to interact. … *** SPOILER WARNING: I will discuss some major spoilers, so it is ...

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