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David Christopher Bolling

38 posts

D.C.’s Take: mother!

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I think it’s best to go into a movie as blind as possible. That was my thinking with Darren Aronofsky’s latest film:  “mother!” (sic.). I knew that this film could lead to many discussions among film critics. And, like most of Aronofsky’s films, “mother!” does... More »

D.C.’s Take: “It”

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Remember those clown sightings last year, and how it was absolutely scary? The unfortunate people who have a deep phobia of clowns didn’t even get a fair warning before watching the news. Despite what you may think, that wasn’t even a part of a marketing campa... More »

D.C.’s Take: ‘Get Out’

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Jordan Peele is one of the funniest comedians working, especially this decade. He’s known for, of course, his successful Comedy Central show “Key and Peele,” with Keegan-Michael Key, that I loved. I’ve always loved his work. But it looks like he’s taking a dif... More »

D.C.’s Take: ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’

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We’ve recently experienced what I think is the definition of irony: two of the latest live-action DC Comics Extended Universe movies, “Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Suicide Squad,” receive mediocre reviews, but the animated film about Batman ended ... More »

D.C.’s Take: ‘Kong: Skull Island”

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With Hollywood’s obsession with making almost all movies somehow connected with one another to create a cinematic universe, it seems like the right time to have a universe involving one of the biggest (literally) movie monsters in all cinema: King Kong. And wh... More »

D.C.’s Take: ‘Logan’

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Whenever an actor portrays a classic superhero on the big screen, the move can either make or break their career. At the time that the first “X-Men” movie came out in 2000, nobody really knew who Hugh Jackman was. And he was going to be playing the best charac... More »

D.C.’s Take: ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’

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Trying to direct a sequel to an action movie is sometimes a tough thing for Hollywood to get around to, especially when the first movie was good. When it finally does happen, it usually goes one of two ways: it’s either great, like “The Bourne Ultimatum” or “T... More »

D.C.’s Take: ‘Lion’

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True stories can sometimes be seen as manipulative. But some films this year, such as “Sully” or even “Hidden Figures,” which are based on true stories, pulled it off with the material they were given while still tugging on the heartstrings. Plus, it wouldn’t ... More »

D.C.’s Take: ‘Split’

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You have to wonder if you have other identities inside of your head. Sometimes I think, “Maybe there’s someone in my head who’s cool.” But here’s something else to wonder: is M. Night Shyamalan getting back to his roots into writing and directing solid films? ... More »

DC’s Take: ‘Patriots Day’

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Throughout our lives, there are things that occur that reflect how much the world has changed throughout history, and we can’t forget them. Many tragedies build upon everyone affected by their outcome. Hopefully, those affected will come together to put an end... More »