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“Passengers” movie review

By Jeff Boudreaux       It doesn’t happen very often, but now and again there comes a film that you just want to root for and enjoy, in spite of superficial abrasions in the narrative. “Passengers” happens to be that very film. I [...]

“Ouija: Origin of Evil” movie review

By Jeff Boudreaux        I have to admit that I was utterly shocked when I first glanced at the poster for this film in my local multiplex. How on Earth could a film as bad as 2014’s “Ouija” warrant a sequel? As it turns out, that [...]

“The Magnificent Seven” lives up to its title (movie review)

By Jeff Boudreaux        Denzel Washington reunites with Director Antoine Fuqua (“Training Day,” “The Equalizer”) for “The Magnificent Seven,” a rousing, rollicking remake of John Sturges’s 1960 classic of the same name (which [...]

“Ben-Hur” movie review

By Jeff Boudreaux           When I first saw the advertisements for this seemingly unnecessary retread of “Ben-Hur” in the lobby of my local multiplex, I must say that my initial reaction was a combination of both anger and bewilderment. [...]

“Sausage Party” movie review

By Jeff Boudreaux        In “Sausage Party,” an allegorical tale pertaining to the very-real trials and tribulations of groceries, the longtime collaborative team of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg deliver a fresh (no pun intended) and [...]

“Jason Bourne” movie review

By Jeff Boudreaux        For the fifth installment of the late, great Robert Ludlum’s action/espionage mega-series (and the fourth outing for star Matt Damon), we get more of the same as the title character is lured out of hiding once [...]

“The Purge: Election Year” movie review

By Jeff Boudreaux In “The Purge: Election Year,” the third and weakest installment in the popular horror-turned-action movie franchise from Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions, we partake in a predominately enjoyable opus [...]

“Maggie’s Plan” movie review

By Jeff Boudreaux In “Maggie’s Plan,” the latest vehicle for the tremendously likeable Greta Gerwig, we get an ensemble romantic comedy that delivers two solid leads and a considerably fresh take on modern families, marriage, [...]

“The Meddler” movie review

By Jeff Boudreaux      Susan Sarandon pulls off her meatiest role in ages for “The Meddler,” a quirky and enjoyable romp about the person that we really can’t live with or without. Yes, I’m referring to mom, and in [...]

“Angry Birds” movie review

By Jeff Boudreaux       The most downloaded video game app in history (albeit a relatively short one) is now a major motion picture, and fans of the wildly popular series of downloads can rejoice in a film that is not only funny and has [...]