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‘The Equalizer’

Antoine Fuqua takes an extremely patient approach to this big-screen version of the ’80s TV series. Sometimes this pacing builds tension. Other times, the slow moments should have been used to fill gaping script problems. Still, Denzel Washington’s performance holds the story together.


A twisted tale where a smug podcaster (Justin Long) is surgically turned into a walrus, comes across as mainstream moviemaking’s answer to “The Human Centipede.” It’s not as vilely disgusting, but it does push the boundaries of blending absurdest comedy with ghoulish visuals.

‘Banshee: Season 2’

This Cinemax series, starring Antony Starr, was shot in and around Charlotte.

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