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  • Dune

    ★★★½

  • Halloween Kills

    ★½

  • No Time to Die

    ★★★½

  • Curse of Aurore

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  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★½

    In the footsteps of sweeping sagas such as “Star Wars,” “The Lord of the Rings” and “Game of Thrones,” Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune” promises the next larger-than-life epic. With its spectacular visuals and methodical world-building, the first half of Villeneuve’s visionary space opera delivers just that, the first chapter of an exciting new set of adventures. Landing in theaters and HBO Max, the dual release gives viewers multiple options to enter this entrancing world.

    But while “Dune” starts off compelling, the…

  • Halloween Kills

    Halloween Kills

    ★½

    When I saw the final trailer for “Halloween Kills,” I honestly thought it was a parody and not a real teaser for the latest film in the 43-year-old “Halloween” slasher franchise.

    “There’s a creepy man in a white mask, and he keeps trying to play hide-and-seek with us,” an unusually calm trick-or-treater says on a swing while horror icon Michael Myers emerges nearby with a bloody knife. As it turns out, the absurd trailer was a sign of things to…

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  • A Good Day to Die Hard

    A Good Day to Die Hard

    You're better off watching any of the previous "Die Hard" films instead of this. OK action, lame plot, lame father-son dynamics. Even John McClane can't save this film.

  • Godzilla

    Godzilla

    ★★★½

    My review for my "Take 2" column for The Citizens' Voice:

    Sixty years after first wrecking havoc on the big screen, the King of Monsters makes a glorious return in “Godzilla.” Director Gareth Edwards’ reboot gets a lot right about the legendary monster, erasing the memory of the much-maligned 1998 film. But the blockbuster’s flaws prevent it from being as good as it could have been. The biggest flaw is that for a two-hour film, there’s not enough of Godzilla…