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Blade Runner 2049

A clever, immersive, visually spectacular triumph. Villeneuve has picked up the reins and made the new standard in sci-fi neo-noir.

Black Panther Review 2018

Writers Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole’s vision of Stan Lee’s and Jack Kirby’s comic book character, Black Panther, has taken Marvel films to the next level. Superhero movies, formulated with outstanding CGI and over the top action, but heartfelt and message based that can tap into a generation making it not only fun but an obligation to view a film with meaning and inspiration; not just “gotta-see” but must see.

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Darkest Hour

Wright elevates the biopic with life, color and energy. ‘Darkest Hour’ is rich and should be around for a while.

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Dawson and Heigl are too good here to let the film be laughable but it’s also not outrageous enough to be the shot of fun the trashy thriller genre needs.

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Best of 2017

Apes, Ghosts, Androids, Sea Monsters, Giant Mutant Pigs, Winston Churchill, Hypnotism, a modern western and the bitter cold feature in the best movies of 2017

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Just when it seems like Winchester’s busy threads are about crash to the floor, the Sprierig brothers snap back the reigns and keep it on track.

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I, Tonya – Sometimes the Truth is Stranger Than Fiction

Are you supposed to laugh or cry? And if you do laugh, should you feel guilty, because you are whispering to yourself that you are glad this is not your life? Can you empathize with Tonya Harding because of the life she led? Or is it so convoluted that you realize somewhere between this fact or fiction, lies the truth? One thing is certain, this a film that you must watch.

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Whatever the inspiration here, likely a gonzo great performance from McAvoy, Shyamalan is firing on all cylinders for the first time in a decade.

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The Square (2017)

‘The Square’s pieces don’t break new ground, but the way Ostlund puts it all together makes for a keenly observed and slyly funny critique on the business of modern art in the social media world.

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Fifty Shades Darker

By the end of the 4th hour of the ‘Fifty Shades’ trilogy it’s still unclear what’s so special about Anastasia, what’s so irresistible about Christian and why anyone should care.

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Justice League

A lazy, joyless, purely mechanical film that feels like it was studio noted and focus grouped to death before it saw the light of day.

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Justice League Review

Justice League’s casting is superb.  The actor’s characterization of the superheroes makes it seem that they have known each other for years.  The playful banter among them seems natural and not forced; making their lines funny and not silly or arbitrary.   As a viewer, I could not help but to laugh and enjoy the ruckus and insane situations they find themselves trying to survive.

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The Lego Batman Movie

‘Lego’ doesn’t take the dark knight seriously, poking cleverly at 70 years of franchise tropes, and in the process ends up making a genuinely great Batman movie.

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Dialing back on sadism and getting out of the basements, ‘Jigsaw’ surpasses the low standards set by the series, but fails to reinvent a formula in desperate need of it.

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Shockingly soft, gutless and full of fan service. A ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ movie from the directors of ‘Inside’ shouldn’t have been just violent, it should have been traumatizing.

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Cult of Chucky

‘Cult’ is an acquired taste inside an acquired taste. A weird and wonderfully bonkers sequel to ‘Curse’ that keeps the killer doll fresh.

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Happy Death Day Review

Jessica Rothe’s (La La Land) performance is mediocre as the heroine. But, sadly,  it is the best performance in the movie.  To compensate, I found myself trying to figure out the identity of the killer.  Doing this makes this movie worth watching on a late night movie watching binge.  It takes you from your original theory of the killer only to second guess yourself time and again.  The best part of the movie is the one tooth smiling, black jogging suit wearing, wide blue eyed knife wielding giant baby as the murder.

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Be Afraid

Not terrible! Playing like a mid-grade CW series, ‘Be Afraid’ is ultimately empty, but very watchable schlock.

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Little Evil

‘Evil” is just enough like an Edgar Wright Cornetto Trilogy movie in spirit to force comparisons to far, far better films.

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The Black Room

I thought this was going to be serious horror, and it turned out to be a childish, wannabe soft-core Cinemax movie about a horned up ghost.

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Defenders( Netflix) review

Defenders review by Harry Defenders was the one of the most anticipated Netflix shows. but does it deliver? First of all if you havent seen any of the other shows you should be fine as the first episode really feels like a 0...

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