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Movie Review: Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) “Every Maze Has An End”

Dylan O'Brien in Maze Runner: The Death Cure
The Maze Runner trilogy has been an enjoyable ride from its opening film (which is outstanding) through The Scorch Trials (which I think served as a good bridge film) now to its conclusion in The Death Cure.  Neither final film was able to deliver as good a story as the opening entry, and since this is the rare occasion where I waited to read the books until after the series was finished, I can’t tell you how faithful the adaptation is to James Dashner’s novels, but I think they stand as a good, sometimes great, action adventure trilogy.  If The Death Cure isn’t quite as perfect as end as I might have hoped, it is definitely an end, delivering some great sequences, surprises, and overcoming a bloated run time. Continue reading Movie Review: Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) “Every Maze Has An End”

Maze Runner: The Death Cure Trailer #2 (2018) “Every Maze Has An End”

The Maze Runner is, in my opinion, the best YA adaptation to come out of the glut of films spawned by the success of The Hunger Games.  The sequel, The Scorch Trials, got less critical praise, but I really liked it too and thought it set things up well for the finale.  Unfortunately that finale got delayed a year when an on-the-set accident severely injured series star Dylan O’Brien, but now we’re set for the final act.  This is more of a teaser than a first trailer, but FOX can call it what it wants.  Maze Runner: The Death Cure opens has been pushed back a few weeks from its original January opening and now will hit theaters February 9, 2018.

In the epic finale to the Maze Runner saga, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get answers to the questions the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze.

Maze Runner: The Death Cure was directed by franchise helmer Wes Ball and also features Kaya Scodelario, Ki Hong, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Giancarlo Esposito, Aidan Gillen, Barry Pepper, and even Will Poulter will be back for this final chapter of the trilogy.

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Maze Runner: The Death Cure Trailer #1 (2018)

The Maze Runner is, in my opinion, the best YA adaptation to come out of the glut of films spawned by the success of The Hunger Games.  The sequel, The Scorch Trials, got less critical praise, but I really liked it too and thought it set things up well for the finale.  Unfortunately that finale got delayed a year when an on-the-set accident severely injured series star Dylan O’Brien, but now we’re set for the final act.  This is more of a teaser than a first trailer, but FOX can call it what it wants.  Maze Runner: The Death Cure opens January 26, 2018.

In the epic finale to the Maze Runner saga, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get answers to the questions the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze.

Maze Runner: The Death Cure was directed by franchise helmer Wes Ball and also features Kaya Scodelario, Ki Hong, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Giancarlo Esposito, Aidan Gillen, Barry Pepper, and even Will Poulter will be back for this final chapter of the trilogy.

Maze Runner: The Death Cure is set to be released January 26, 2018
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Detroit Trailer #2 (2017) “I Need You to Survive the Night”

A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest and most intense riots in United States history, leading to the federalization of the Michigan National Guard and the involvement of two Airborne Divisons of the United States Army.

After The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, you’d think director Kathryn Bigelow would want to make a comedy or a film about ducks, but instead it looks like she’s shining a light on another controversial subject.  That’s not a criticism.  Hollywood doesn’t take risks with films that might offend or challenge people very often.  After tackling the Second Gulf War and the hunt for Osama bin-Laden, Bigelow now highlights a forgotten chapter from one of America’s darkest periods.  The phrase “we live in racially charged times” could be applied to literally any decade of American history, but the 1960s were probably the most frightening and volatile.  Bigelow highlights the 1967 race riots in Detroit, and the film will vie with The Dark Tower for primacy during the first weekend in August.  Starring John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, Will Poulter, and Algee Smith, Detroit opens in theaters August 4, 2017.
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Movie Review: The Revenant (2015) “Innaritu Makes an Unforgettable Western All His Own”

Leonardo Di Caprio, The Revenant

There’s little doubt that The Revenant is the odds-on favorite to capture 2016’s Best Picture Oscar (likely Director and Actor, as well).  Director Alejandro Inarritu’s take on the Western is unlike any film ever seen in the genre.  It’s stark, unsparingly brutal, unspeakably beautiful, impeccably acted, and is Inarritu’s finest direction to date.  In a film as stacked with perfect to near-perfect films, this one is the latter, but in any other year I would have no problem with it Best Picture (it’s actually #11 on my list; that’s how strong this year is).
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