Movie review: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ a worthy sequel to a sci-fi classic – The ESO Broadcasting Network

I love being surprised by a movie. A couple times a year, I’ll walk into a theater to see a film, either not quite sure what to expect or not feeling particularly hyped, and then I’ll end up walking out afterwards completely blown away. That was my experience watching “Blade Runner 2049,” a film that originally wasn’t on my “most anticipated” list this year but has definitely earned a spot on my “best of 2017” ranking. I’ve only seen the original “Blade Runner” once, several years ago. Although I enjoyed it and recognized how important it was to the science […]

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Movie review: Kingsmen saddle up for sequel, ‘The Golden Circle’ – The ESO Broadcasting Network

On paper, the Kingsman sequel, “The Golden Circle,” looks like it has all the right elements. It features the same details we loved about the first film, “The Secret Service,” such as over-the-top action, quirky humor, lots of unrealistic but super fun spy gadgets, and a sense of British charm. Then, to keep things fresh, the sequel adds in a new wonderfully cheesy super-villain and the Kingsmen’s American counterparts, the Statesmen. However, even though “The Golden Circle” is a fun, entertaining movie, the final product doesn’t live up to its predecessor. In “The Golden Circle,” Eggsy, a.k.a. “Agent Galahad” (Taron […]

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Movie review: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ thought-provoking science fiction

By Ashley Bergner Box Office Buzz “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” was a surprise late-summer hit in 2011, serving as a prequel to the classic sci-fi “Planet of the Apes” film about a team of astronauts who travel to the future and return to find that apes have become the dominant species on … Continue reading

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Movie review: ‘Captain America: The Winter Solider’ a tense, exciting superhero thriller

By Ashley Bergner Box Office Buzz Watch out, Iron Man and Thor — the gauntlet has been thrown. Though the two Avengers may have had stronger origin films, it’s Captain America who has the best sequel, wrapping up Marvel’s Phase Two solo Avenger films with a politically-tinged thriller that’s tense, exciting and genuinely game-changing for … Continue reading

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Movie review: ‘Catching Fire’ a bigger, better sequel with a timely message

By Ashley Bergner Box Office Buzz “There are no winners, only survivors.” Those haunting words, spoken by a former “Hunger Games” victor, sum up the sobering truth about the games. In a post-apocalyptic North American society, teenagers — known as “tributes” — are forced to fight in a yearly televised death match as punishment for … Continue reading

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