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Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

A stranded train. A murder. 13 suspects. The world's most famous detective. This is the set up for Kenneth Branagh's ambitious MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS.
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Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Of the long running singular MCU heroes, Thor has often been deemed as less than mighty. Does THOR: RAGNAROK's shift in tone give new life to the series?
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Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

BLADE RUNNER 2049 is one of the most jarring, atmospheric experiences in recent years and a noble successor to the visual masterwork of the original.
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Blade Runner (1982)

With the sequel due out tomorrow, we take a look at 1982's original BLADE RUNNER starring Harrison Ford. Is it really the masterpiece many claim it is?
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American Made (2017)

AMERICAN MADE is a potent, entertaining cocktail that is one part FORREST GUMP, a sprinkle of BLOW, a dash of WOLF OF WALL STREET, & Tom Cruise charm.
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Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE is an overblown, overlong, over-the-top love letter to itself with only one goal in mind: to outdo the first film.
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Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

KINGSMAN is a hyperkinetic, romantic love letter to the great spy films of old that balances a fine line between adulation and appropriation.
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Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

Steven Spielberg's CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND is a cinematic gemstone - an achievement that stands as one of cinema's greatest science fiction films
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007 on the 7th: The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN is arguably one of the worst films in the James Bond series - a sickly, distasteful film with very few redeeming qualities.
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Logan Lucky (2017)

LOGAN LUCKY answers the age-old question: what do you get when you cross a one-armed bartender with a redneck explosives expert & nail-polished cockroaches?

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