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Film critic James Frazier reviews David Ayer's "Bright," starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton, now streaming on Netflix.

Review: “Bright”

“Bright” is ostensibly a police thriller set in a world where magic exists, but it comes with a clever thought under its high-concept premise: what does racism mean in a world where sentient creatures are literally of different species? Humans of different skin colors would seem pretty unremarkable to even the most virulent racist when …

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Critic Speak Podcast: Episode 8

James and I open this week’s edition of the Critic Speak Podcast with a new invention. Inspired by overwhelming listener feedback about James’ multiplex audience horror story from last week, we decided to put an original spin on the classic party game “Who Would You Rather?” using various movie theater patron stereotypes. The game runs …

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“Independence Day” headed back to theaters in 3-D

All the negative press about 3-D post-conversions on the Internet has not dissuaded studios from mining their vaults for new opportunities to take advantage of the technology, and “Independence Day” is the latest victim. Roland Emmerich’s 1996 sci-fi blockbuster made a whopping $817 million worldwide when it was first released, so it’s safe to assume that …

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