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“Cruella” is Devilishly Fun – Movie Review

Since 2014’s Maleficent, Disney has been trying to reboot, remake, and reimagine any and all of their popular animated IP. Some of those attempts have been successful, while the rest have been somewhere between bad and okay. Cruella is one of the more successful entries and definitely the most unique. Before Cruella Directed by Craig …

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“Profile” is Full of Tension – Movie Review

You know, I write these movie reviews week in and week out and not once have I been hailed as brave. Profile shows the real dangers of journalism! Sure, writing movie reviews is maybe a little less dangerous than feigning interest in joining ISIS in order to write about their recruitment methods. But the way …

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“Those Who Wish Me Dead” Fails to Catch Fire – Movie Review

It is easy to forget that before she started alternating between Maleficent and Kung Fu Panda movies, Angelina Jolie was one of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Although it’s watchable, Those Wish Me Dead will do little to remind you of that time. When Connor, a young boy, witnesses a murder, he goes on the run from …

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“Spiral” is a Twisted Good Time – Movie Review

Eleven years after the release of Saw: The Final Chapter and four years after Jigsaw negated the former’s title, comes Spiral, the ninth installment in the Saw franchise. Spiral’s full title implies that it is “From the Book of Saw.” What that means is still unclear to me. What is clear to me is that …

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“Here Today,” Forgotten Tomorrow – Movie Review

You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself star in mediocre comedies. That quote, which I am paraphrasing, of course, has found itself once again coming true with Billy Crystal’s latest effort, Here Today. Emma Payge (Tiffany Haddish) wins an auction item that includes a lunch date with comedy writer, …

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“Mortal Kombat” is Surprisingly Fun – Movie Review

Movies based on video games are notorious for being somewhere between bad to unwatchable. You’ll get a Detective Pikachu or a Sonic the Hedgehog from time to time. But most of the time, you get a Super Mario Bros, Doom, or Assassin’s Creed. 2021 brings a new Mortal Kombat movie. There have been attempts in …

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“Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar” is Utterly Bonkers – Movie Review

As I sit down to write my review of Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar, I find it difficult to come up with the words to describe it. It’s not the type of movie that one watches. No, it is so much more than that. It is an experience. And while that experience …

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Women are “Hysterical” – Movie Review

The belief that women are not funny is not only incredibly sexist, but it is also flat out wrong. Generations of women from Lucille Ball to Gilda Radner to Whoopi Goldberg and to Ali Wong prove that such a definitive statement cannot possibly be true. Despite this, there are people who continue to believe this …

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Idris Elba Saddles Up for “Concrete Cowboy”- Movie Review

John Wayne, Woody the Cowboy, and now Idris Elba in Concrete Cowboy: The Three Horsemen of Movie Cowboys. If you are like me, you know very little about concrete cowboys. Luckily, Concrete Cowboy is more than ready to answer your questions. Located on the streets of Philadelphia, PA, the urban African-American horse riding culture is …

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Come for “Godzilla vs Kong,” Stay for Not Much Else – Movie Review

It’s here! The championship battle we have all been waiting for. Coming all the way from Tokyo, standing two skyscrapers tall, Gooooodziiiiiillla! Looking to take down the giant lizard, hailing from Skull Island, we have Kiiiiing Kooooong! Godzilla vs Kong is finally here! When Godzilla: King of the Monsters ended in May of 2019, a …

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“Nobody” is Brutal – Movie Review

Sometimes it feels like Hollywood executives are playing a game with audiences. They’re just throwing darts at a wall of headshots to determine which unlikely actor will be the next to star in their own action movie. (In this fantasy I’m entirely making up, someone snuck in ten copies of Liam Neeson’s headshot.) After years …

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“Bad Trip” is Mildly Amusing – Movie Review

Eric André, Lil Rel Howery, and Tiffany Haddish are three of the funniest people working in Hollywood right now. Putting the three of them in the same movie seems like a no-brainer. It’s unfortunate that Bad Trip is less of a movie and more of a series of sketches compiled together for 90 minutes. Not …

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“Operation Varsity Blues” Brings Scandal to Life – Movie Review

When I was a senior in high school, I applied and got in to a few colleges in the state. Nowhere too prestigious but I was proud of my accomplishments. After watching Operation Varsity Blues, I don’t know what I was thinking. If I had known THIS was an option, I would gotten a Bachelors …

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“Kid 90” is a Fascinating Time Capsule – Movie Review

As someone born in the late ‘90s, I cannot, with confidence, say I am a ‘90s kid. I have some very vague memories that, honestly, are probably more from the early aughts. Despite this, I am intrigued by that era in time. Right before I had conscious memories, pre-9/11, and right as reality TV was …

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“Minari” is Beautifully Poetic – Movie Review

In my twenty four years of being alive on this earth, I have found that life has an unruly way of building you up, tearing you down, and building you back up again. It’s a beautiful tragedy that sometimes feels neverending. It is like your car breaking down on the way home from finding out …

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“Coming 2 America” is Good, but Not Fit For a King – Movie Review

Making a sequel to a beloved comedy years after the fact is always risky. Some are a complete and total embarrassment, while others simply buckle under the weight of the original . Coming 2 America falls into the latter category. Returning 33 years after the original Coming to America, Eddie Murphy stars as Prince Akeem. …

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“Tom & Jerry” Tries to Be Something It’s Not – Movie Review

Adapting cartoons to film can be done in different ways. Sometimes they are just an extended tv episode, other times characters are animated into the real world, and sometimes they are played by John Goodman. There is no “correct” way to bring Saturday morning nostalgia to the big screen. Despite that, I can unequivocally say …

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WandaVision Review – A Fresh Concept For Marvel Fans

WandaVision is the first in a long-awaited line of Marvel Disney+ television series. In a refreshing change from the landscape of previous Marvel films, Wanda and Vision are adjusting to married life in their new sitcom-like neighborhood, but everything is not as it seems.  An Amazing Cast Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany reprise their roles …

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“News of the World” is Familiar, Yet Satisfying – Movie Review

Tom Hanks has been voicing a cowboy in animated form for so long, I wasn’t quite sure that he would be able to pull it off in the real world. With some facial hair, a cowboy hat, and by the grace of God, he did it. With News of the World, he has made the …

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