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Adrenaline-fueled sequel follows “bigger is better” golden rule 

Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman and Angela Bassett star in 'London Has Fallen'

The conventional wisdom for shooting a sequel to a successful action flick is that “bigger is better.” In the case of this bigger-budgeted follow up to Olympus Has Fallen, that translates to bigger guns, more elaborate chase scenes, a higher body-count and more bombastic pyrotechnics, including my favorite staple of the genre: exploding cars careening off cliffs in flames. Continue Reading →

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‘Race’ a stirring account of Jesse Owens’ inspiring story

Stephan James as track & field superstar Jesse Owens

The new movie Race aims to enlighten those unfamiliar with the legendary story of athletic star Jesse Owens, “whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy,” according to the film’s official synopsis. Continue Reading →

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