Tom Santilli is a professional film critic, TV personality, host and
the Executive Producer of Movie Show Plus.
He also is the film critic for WXYZ Channel 7 Action News in Detroit,
and appeared weekly on FOX-2 in Detroit from 2016-2020.
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The full title of this article should have read: "Drives the franchise into the ground, where it hopefully remains buried for thousands of years," because if this installment is any indication, that's where this saga belongs.
There is no pleasure and it truly hurts to report that "Fallen Kingdom" - the fifth "Jurassic" movie since 1993's game-changing "Jurassic Park" - takes everything that the previous chapter had going for it and drops a massive dino-dump on it. This coming to you from a critic that absolutely loved...LOVED...the Colin Trevorrow-helmed "Jurassic World" film back in 2015 (see the full review of "Jurassic World" here). But where that movie had the perfect mix of ingredients, "Fallen Kingdom" is certain to leave you with a bad taste in your mouth.
The Summer blockbuster season continues to roll along this weekend with a few major releases, but it's a horror film that actually has everybody talking. Is "Hereditary" a new "classic" horror picture, and is Toni Colette's performance really award-worthy? Or should you focus your attention more on the two star-studded blockbusters, "Ocean's 8" and "Hotel Artemis"?
We'll answer those questions and more with our reviews of this weekend's new films, below:
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