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La La Land

Director: Damien Chazelle Cast: Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, Rosemarie De Witt, John Legend, J.k Simmons Genre: Musical, Comedy, drama, Romance Released date: 7th December 2016   Los Angles, the city of angels, tinsel town,...

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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Mother!

A chaotic, inventive, eye-popping, pretentious and genuinely horrifying tour de force you experience rather than watch.

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It

It might not generate a chill, but ‘It’ is a richly realized, red-blooded, barnstormer of a movie.

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It Review

So, when I went to view the movie, It based on Stephen King’s 1986 best-selling novel, I admit that I was a bit apprehensive. I really did not know what to expect.  Would it be a failed attempt to meet they hype of the anticipation as so many horror movies have done in the past?  Or would it be a “thought provoking” adaptation of the novel that made readers scared to go to sleep at night?  The verdict — scary, maybe not, but definitely eerie and worth the 31 years of waiting.

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Review: It (2017)

This is not a term I throw around for the heck of it, but Stephen King’s latest big screen adaptation, It, is one of the scariest films I have ever seen. With plenty of jumps and scares and an overall tense atmosphere, director Andy Muschietti (Mama) has perfected the art of modern horror cinema…

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Review: The Machinist

Director Brad Anderson (The Call, Session 9) truly has created a masterfully tense psychological thriller that is worthy of appraisal. The story follows Trevor Reznik (Christian Bale) who is an insomniac machinist and...

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Review: Despicable Me 3

Gru (Steve Carell) and the gang are back for a third venture in the Despicable Me series, but this time Gru is a good guy! How times change! Gru and new partner Lucy (Kristen Wiig) are fired from their job working to stop super...

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Review: Urban Legend

Jared Leto leads the cast as Paul Gardener, an aspiring American college journalist, in this thoroughly enjoyable and fun slasher horror. If you’re familiar with classic urban legends, this film will certainly appeal to...

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Annabelle: Creation

Hollow but total fun, this Annabelle prequel shows what a difference hiring a director with a love of horror and knowledge of it’s mechanics can make.

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Dunkirk

Nolan deploys his usual bag of tricks onto the WWII movie with results both clever, thrilling, cold and detached.

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La La Land

Director: Damien Chazelle Cast: Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, Rosemarie De Witt, John Legend, J.k Simmons Genre: Musical, Comedy, drama, Romance Released date: 7th December 2016   Los Angles, the city of angels, tinsel town,...

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Annabelle: Creation Review

What makes a scary movie, scary?  Is it the music, that slowly builds as the scenes get more intense?  Is it the audience members screaming out uncontrollably, as some type of emotional or traumatic release, trying to convince the participants on the screen to do something (as if they can hear them) because the suspense is too much?  Maybe it is the disturbing noises that are heard but not seen.  Whatever it may be, Annabelle:  Creation masters all the above.  The prequel, although not flawless, intelligently tells the story of the demonic possessed doll, the most intriguing case file of the renowned demonologist Ed and Lorraine Warren.

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Dunkirk Review

With a few lines of prologue and a lack of any traditional exposition, Dunkirk immediately hurls the audience into the tense atmosphere that encapsulated the aforementioned beach during one of the Allied Forces’ lowest moments...

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Atomic Blonde Review

Charlize Theron cinematic presence cannot be denied.  She is very convincing as a seductive but deadly agent trying to figure who to trust.  Her first on screen appearance defines her character as you witness her banged up, black and blue bruise body, emerging from a bathtub full of ice.  Then slowly turning towards the camera, with a badly blacken eye enjoying a cigarette after a seemingly hard day of work.  Theron looks like a model straight off the cover of vogue, but fights like cornered salivating Pitbull. She has ice in her veins, but has a lukewarm place in her heart for the less fortunate or for the ones she truly cares about.  But if you cross her, the outcome is the same – badly beaten or death.  Theron’s performance combined with the intense action scenes overcomes the complicated story line.

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Girls Trip Review

Imagine The Hangover meets Sex in the City.  Instead of having Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha, there is Ryan (Hall) the well-established television personality with seemingly perfect life and marriage. Sasha (Latifah), once an award-winning journalist, now an online tabloid journalist trying to get the next big story before she loses everything. Lisa (Pinkett Smith) the former party girl, now a divorce mom with two kids, trying to loosen up and find her “true” self.  Last, but certainly not least, Dina (Haddish), the brash, say what’s on her mind, “ride or die” friend whose rebellious behavior always lands her in “hot water”.

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Spider-Man: Homecoming Review

As a potluck of intellectual originality, Spider-Man:  Homecoming gives you a lot to “chew on”.  From Captain America’s hilarious cameos, to the introduction of an old character as new that gives you that “ah ha” moment. The film captures the essence of naive teenage Peter Parker becoming Spider-Man, enticing you to fall in love with the character all over again.  It finishes with a bang and has you craving for more, anxiously awaiting the next installment.

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Baby Driver

Director: Edgar Wright Cast: Ansel Elgort, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, Lily James, and Kevin Spacey Genre: Action, Crime, Music Release Date: Wednesday June 28th, 2017 From the opening credits until the closing credits Baby Driver...

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The Mummy Review

So, as you enter the theater, sliding into the comfortable new leather recliner movie seats (if you have not experienced this, it is certainly a must), eating your large popcorn with extra butter and nice cold drink to watch The Mummy, keep this in mind: action and special effects first, plot and substance last. But it still makes for one hell of a ride; for the summer that is.

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Wonder Woman Review

Sometimes it takes a strong woman to help a franchise rise from the ashes of death. Wonder Woman has help breathe life into the DC movie franchise that was once flat lining on the death bed of comic book film lore. When the credits started to role, members of the audience were clapping, ensuring that Wonder Woman will grace the silver screen once more. D.C. welcome to the party, we all have been waiting.

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