A look at the sniper in movies

We’ve been watching snipers in movies going back to 1941 when actor Gary Cooper portrayed Medal of Honor recipient Alvin York in the film Sergeant York.  Alvin York was actually a Corporal when he earned his Medal of Honor in … Read more

Pirates of the Caribbean: Apparently, Dead Men Tell No (New) Tales

Javier Bardem in 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales'
Javier Bardem in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’

Dead men tell no tales. Neither do movies on the fifth go-around, apparently. However, the latest installment in Disney’s goldmine franchise proved two things. One, that a return to the glory days of Pirates, while somewhat repetitive, was necessary and long past due. Two, Orlando Bloom, even with a barnacle-encrusted face, can never look bad.

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‘Sleight’ deceives and dupes, but not in the way you’d want

Jacob Latimore works some weak magic in 'Sleight'
Jacob Latimore works some weak magic in ‘Sleight’

Sleight can best be described as deceptive. Not because of its featured magic tricks or nifty card illusions. Those are mediocre at best. Sleight deceives you with the promise of a thriller with a magical twist but delivers a slow plot focused on an unfortunate drug-dealing teen. Oh yeah, and he also happens to be a street magician.

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