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Not again: Sequels (and prequels) we didn’t need

Sometimes franchises get it right, and sometimes they don’t. Here are five movies that should have never happened. “Speed 2: Cruise Control”  The original “Speed” was just gimmicky enough to gain decent critical and popular reception. “Speed 2: Cruise Control” … not so much. It should have been a sign when Keanu Reeves refused to be cast in the film ...

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Our point of view: Movies to get in the holiday spirit

It’s that jolly time of the year again. ‘Tis the season to wear ugly Christmas sweaters, drink eggnog, and ball on a budget when buying your loved ones’ gifts.   What about holiday films though, the ones that you grew up with and can’t wait to watch every year no matter how big you get? I think that people tend to forget that ...

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The Spectator’s September flick picks

As October approaches, horror movies are hitting movie theaters across the U.S. Here are The Spectator’s most anticipated. IT The remake of the original 1990 book to film adaptation, “IT,” looks very different from anything movie watchers have seen before. Children begin disappearing in Derry, Maine, and no one is brave enough to figure out why. A group of young kids come together to put an end to the clown Pennywise’s terror. This ...

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Grab the popcorn: The Spectator’s monthly movie review

It’s a Friday night. There’s nothing to do. You have a few dollars and realize that there’s a new movie coming out today that interests you, but you’re not sure if it will be good. Well, here are some reviews for some of the recent summer releases: Girl’s Trip  One of this summer’s most talked about movies was met with equal numbers and reviews. Girl’s Trip was released in July ...

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Motorcyclist dies after ‘Deadpool 2’ accident

The set for “Deadpool 2” stopped production after a stunt woman lost her life in a freak accident. Joi “SJ” Harris, 40, died while performing a motorcycle stunt for a scene in newest addition to the series.  Harris was on set in Vancouver when the incident took place. USA TODAY recently obtained a report from the British Columbia Workplace Safety agency that states Harris was rehearsing a scene “that involved driving ...

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