Author: Sean K. Mitchell

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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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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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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