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Tarantino's "Hollywood" is a movie only he could make
Tarantino's "Hollywood" is a movie only he could make

Quentin Tarantino's ninth movie is a deep dive into Hollywood film culture with a familiar true story involved. FOX34's James Eppler has the review.

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Eppler: Best movies of the summer so far
Eppler: Best movies of the summer so far

We're about halfway through the summer movie season. Here's a look at the best we've seen so far.

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Eppler: New "Spider-Man" mostly works despite some challenges
Eppler: New "Spider-Man" mostly works despite some challenges

"Spider-Man: Far From Home" looks like the template for the MCU going forward. FOX34's James Eppler has the review.

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Eppler: "Toy Story 4" fits well into classic series
Eppler: "Toy Story 4" fits well into classic series

"Toy Story 4" brings the gang back to the big screen for the first time in nine years and somehow justifies itself. FOX34's James Eppler has the review.

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Eppler: "Dead Don't Die" pretty chill about the zombie apocalypse
Eppler: "Dead Don't Die" pretty chill about the zombie apocalypse

"The Dead Don't Die" is a droll zombie metaphor for climate change. Really. James Eppler has the review.

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Eppler: "Dark Phoenix" a violent, joyless end to current "X-Men"
Eppler: "Dark Phoenix" a violent, joyless end to current "X-Men"

"Dark Phoenix" likely brings the current iteration of "X-Men" to a close - thankfully. FOX34's James Eppler has the review.

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Eppler: Stop crowdsourcing art
Eppler: Stop crowdsourcing art

We're seeing a disturbing trend taking shape: Artists being forced or asked to alter their work at the whim of online backlash.

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Eppler: "John Wick 3" maintains high quality of action
Eppler: "John Wick 3" maintains high quality of action

"John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum" solidifies the "Wick" series as one of the best for action.

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Eppler: "Avengers: Endgame" rewards fans, maybe too much
Eppler: "Avengers: Endgame" rewards fans, maybe too much

After 21 movies over more than a decade, FOX34's James Eppler says "Avengers: Endgame" is a fitting send-off. (Spoiler-free review)

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Eppler: Thank you, Bill Kerns
Eppler: Thank you, Bill Kerns

FOX34's James Eppler with an appreciation of fellow journalist William Kerns

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Eppler: Best Picture nominees this year won't be the best
Eppler: Best Picture nominees this year won't be the best

After one of the overall best years for movies in a long time it's likely we will see one of the most mediocre line-ups for Best Picture in recent memory. 

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Eppler: The 10 best movies of 2018
Eppler: The 10 best movies of 2018

In one of the best years for movies in a while, here are the ten that stood out (with an honorable mention)

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Eppler: Those who need to see "Eighth Grade" the most, can't
Eppler: Those who need to see "Eighth Grade" the most, can't

"Eighth Grade" is a movie that could do a lot of good for kids that age. Too bad they can't go see it.

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Eppler: Yep, the Oscars are still racist
Eppler: Yep, the Oscars are still racist

The AMPAS board announced the addition of a Popular Film category at the Oscars. It couldn't have come at a worse time. 

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Eppler: Ranking the "Mission: Impossible" movies
Eppler: Ranking the "Mission: Impossible" movies

The mission we've chosen to accept is to rank the first five "Mission: Impossible" movies

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Eppler: The 10 best movies of 2018 so far
Eppler: The 10 best movies of 2018 so far

We are now halfway through 2018, and it's been a pretty good year at the movies.

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Eppler: "Gotti" is a film felony
Eppler: "Gotti" is a film felony

"Gotti" took seven years to reach the big screen after a troubled production. FOX34's James Eppler says the problems show up on screen.

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Eppler: Ranking all the Pixar movies
Eppler: Ranking all the Pixar movies

"The Incredibles 2," which comes out this weekend, is the 20th Pixar movie. We're ranking the rest from the animation studio.

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Eppler: You are wrong about "Die Hard 2"
Eppler: You are wrong about "Die Hard 2"

It was 28 years ago this week that the sequel to an action movie classic arrived in theaters. History has not been kind to "Die Hard 2: Die Harder," - and for no good reason. James Eppler offers a defense.

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Eppler: "Solo" is enjoyable, but disposable "Star Wars"
Eppler: "Solo" is enjoyable, but disposable "Star Wars"

"Solo: A Star Wars Story" tells the backstory of an iconic character. FOX34's James Eppler says it's fun, but not memorable.

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Eppler: Movie trailers are lying more - and that's just fine
Eppler: Movie trailers are lying more - and that's just fine

Several recent lies in movie trailers have made for better movie-watching experiences

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EPPLER: "Revenge" is the movie we need right now
EPPLER: "Revenge" is the movie we need right now

A rape revenge movie told from a female perspective feels like a rallying cry for the "Me Too" moment. FOX34's James Eppler has the review.

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EPPLER: "Tully" is an empathetic love letter to moms
EPPLER: "Tully" is an empathetic love letter to moms

"Tully" is a movie about motherhood with a wonderful performance at the heart of it. FOX34's James Eppler has the review

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Eppler: Marvel has earned "Avengers: Infinity War"
Eppler: Marvel has earned "Avengers: Infinity War"

FOX34's James Eppler reviews the latest Marvel "Avengers" installment - without spoilers.

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Eppler: "Wrinkle" and "Annihilation" approach common themes differently
Eppler: "Wrinkle" and "Annihilation" approach common themes differently

Two sci-fi movies featuring females leaves braving time-twisting dimensions for loved ones are sharing theaters right now. Only one is a keeper. FOX34's James Eppler has the review.

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