Movie Review – ‘The Mummy’ is a Hollow Soul Wrapped in a Fun Adventure

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Many who hear the title The Mummy likely think of the 1999 Brendan Fraser movie, its two sequels, and that spinoff with The Rock. This is not that movie. We all know Hollywood loves trends. Endless sequels, remakes, reboots, and breaking up movies into parts, have all been the bread and butter of the industry. The Mummy directed by Alex Kurtzman and starring Tom Cruise hops onto one of those bandwagons (remake) with one additional one. It’s part of the “Dark Universe.”

With the outstanding success by Marvel Studios, cinematic universes are now tickling every Hollywood executives fancy and Universal Studios is no exception. The Mummy is the first of many monster movies to exist within the same cinematic universe. It’s important to note this before getting started. Understanding what a movie sets out to do is a big part of figuring out whether or not it’s any good.
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Movie Review — ‘Noah’ is Not Your Typical Biblical Tale

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Noah will undoubtedly be the center of plenty of controversy as the masses file to see the film as it releases nationwide today. I know the Biblical story of the famed ark builder quite intimately as I’ve heard the story hundreds of times throughout my life — this movie, Noah, taken on by renowned Director Darren Aronofsky, is not the Biblical tale your preacher told you.

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