Oct 292016
 

Nerve, while hardly perfect, is one of the better surprise flicks of the year as it’s just a simple but fun suspense-thriller featuring two fine performances from Emma Roberts and Dave Franco and a nice moral at the core of what is really a convoluted story, yet I was entertained from beginning to end.

 

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Oct 292016
 

Reign of Assassins is a half decent martial arts thriller that’s pretty stylish in its camera movements (perhaps these scenes were the ones directed by John Woo) and the story is interesting enough especially for fans of the genre.

 

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Oct 292016
 

The Lost Bladesman is your typical and middle-of-road martial arts flick tolerable for Donnue Yen as well as the story based on a historical figure, but little else.

 

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Oct 282016
 

Café Society is perhaps one of Woody Allen’s weaker films though it is at least watchable if only for Jesse Eisenberg who now appears to be Allen’s pick to play the neurotic Jewish character he perfected back in the day. This might be worth a rental particularly if you generally like most of Allen’s works.

 

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Oct 262016
 

Speaking as a mere casual fan (for shame!), Star Trek Beyond is a solid entry in the Trek franchise that in some ways matches with the 2009 semi-reboot and excels primarily with this young cast that I hope get at least one more shot as the marketing on this one really did not do it justice

 

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Oct 262016
 

50 Years of Star Trek isn’t a bad documentary but by the same token, nothing overly special outside of that it features the final interview with the late Leonard Nimoy and perhaps that alone is worth the price admission.

 

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