X-Men: Apocalypse is good. It’s fun to watch. But it isn’t brilliant.

James McAvoy in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

“This is the way the world ends.  Not with a bang but a whimper.” – T.S. Eliot

Let’s begin with this disclaimer.  It isn’t June yet and thus far in 2016 we’ve seen three other “superhero” blockbusters.  Deadpool, Batman versus Superman:  Dawn of Justice and Captain America: Civil War all hit the multiplexes and did well.  So maybe we are suffering from superhero fatigue of a sort and not giving the latest X-Men film a fair shake.  Or maybe the expectations were too high.  It should also be noted that this is the 9th film in the mutant movie franchise since X-Men came out in the year 2000.

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‘Money Monster’ rates a strong buy

“Greed is good” – Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko in 1987’s Wall Street

Money Monster from director Jodie Foster and starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts is another movie set in the world of Wall Street.  In the wake of 2014’s The Wolf of Wall Street and the outstanding 2015 film The Big Short, comparisons are inevitable.  But Money Monster is not a look at the how the market collapsed in 2008.

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TailSlate suggests a few “war films” for Memorial Day Viewing

A quick check of television listings for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend shows pretty much the same tried and true war movies will air this year that are shown year in and year out.  Not that there is anything really wrong with these films, but for those who want something a bit different, TailSlate suggests the following, in no particular order.

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