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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.

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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Eppler: "Phantom Thread" is rich, vibrant, deeply personal
Eppler: "Phantom Thread" is rich, vibrant, deeply personal

"Phantom Thread" features Daniel Day-Lewis in his final film performance, directed by one of the greatest living auteurs. FOX34's James Eppler has the review.

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Eppler: The 10 best movies of 2017 (and some others)
Eppler: The 10 best movies of 2017 (and some others)

FOX34's James Eppler reveals his choices for the best movies of 2017 before Oscar nominations are announced.

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Eppler: Westerns are back thanks to superhero movies
Eppler: Westerns are back thanks to superhero movies

With the saturation of superhero movies in theaters, it's no wonder Westerns are popular again.

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Eppler: Three good action movie choices in theaters
Eppler: Three good action movie choices in theaters

It's a particularly good moment for action movies in theaters right now, and three of them have very different takes on the genre.

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Eppler: In the end, Oscars got it right... mostly
Eppler: In the end, Oscars got it right... mostly

A messy ending that got the result right followed an above-average Oscars broadcast

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Eppler: The worst movies of 2016
Eppler: The worst movies of 2016

FOX34's James Eppler picks the  movies that bummed him out most in 2016.

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Eppler: "La La Land" a bittersweet love letter to Hollywood
Eppler: "La La Land" a bittersweet love letter to Hollywood

"La La Land" is a musical romance starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone that is considered the front-runner for the Best Picture Oscar. FOX 34's James Eppler has the review.

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Eppler: The 10 best movies now playing in theaters
Eppler: The 10 best movies now playing in theaters

With no new releases in Lubbock movie theaters for this holiday weekend, FOX34's James Eppler picks the ten best now playing.

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Eppler: 'Nocturnal Animals' a riveting revenge story
Eppler: 'Nocturnal Animals' a riveting revenge story

FOX34's James Eppler reviews the latest from writer/director Tom Ford - a crime drama partly set in West Texas.

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Eppler: 'Fantastic Beasts' and what to see instead
Eppler: 'Fantastic Beasts' and what to see instead

Although 'Harry Potter' fans may be excited about this prequel, FOX 34's James Eppler says there's a better movie with creative creatures in theaters.

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