Ashley Pauls

Blockbuster report: Summer 2017 in review+

It’s hard to believe that another summer movie season has already come and gone! Not surprisingly, the big winners this...

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Movie review: ‘The Dark Tower’ is a missed opportunity+

Sometimes watching a disappointing movie is harder than watching a bad one. With a bad movie, you at least know...

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Looking for a good King Arthur adaptation? Try the BBC’s ‘Merlin’+

The legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table seems like the perfect material for a film...

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Movie review: Christopher Nolan brings history to life with WWII thriller ‘Dunkirk’+

The Word War II historical thriller “Dunkirk” isn’t the type of movie I’d normally expect from Christopher Nolan — whose...

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Movie review: ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ wraps up franchise on a moving, thought-provoking note+

Although it may not draw the same level of feverish buzz as its superhero peers, the Planet of the Apes...

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Movie review: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ brings everyone’s favorite friendly neighborhood superhero into the Marvel Cinematic Universe+

Initially, I was more than a little skeptical about Sony’s new Spider-Man film. In the past 15 years, we have...

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Movie review: ‘Baby Driver’ is a slick, stylish ride+

A film about heists and car chases isn’t normally the kind of movie that immediately catches my interest. However, “Baby...

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Star-spangled cinema: Best movies to watch for the Fourth of July+

For film fans looking for something fun to watch this weekend in between barbecues and fireworks, Entertainment Weekly’s recent issue...

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Fresh or rotten: Has Rotten Tomatoes helped or hurt the film industry?+

As a film junkie, I’ve gotten into the habit of checking the Rotten Tomatoes website every week. I like to...

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Franchise fatigue, movie misfires, and the changing world of big-budget blockbusters+

Film franchises generate big business for Hollywood. Star Wars and Marvel seem to be leading the trend, with their brand...

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