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Gold
You may have heard rumblings about Matthew McConaughey gaining nearly 50 pounds for one of his roles. This is the film. The way he transforms himself into a nearly-destitute, yet highly-motivated, sleazeball salesman is truly fascinating to watch. His performance was almost award-worthy, and in a year that didn't have so many incredible films released, he may have been up for several awards. This film is full of incredible twists and surprises that make it seem almost unbelievable. But then, when you remember that this is based on a true story, it is mind-blowing that anyone...
 
4.2
 
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Split
When I first saw the trailer for this movie I was so excited. I love a well-done psychological thriller. Then I found out it was being released in January and the first red flag went up. Then I did some research and found out it was a M. Night Shyamalan directed film. That isn't necessarily a red flag, but his films are typically either great or horrible. I went into the screening cautiously optimistic. I came out of that screening completely excited about the movie I just saw...and the future. ...
 
4.4
 
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XXX: Return of Xander Cage
This movie is stupid fun. Or, maybe it is: Stupid. Fun. Either way it is entirely stupid, but still a ton of fun. This is one of those films where you have to go into it with the mindset that there is no such thing as physics, or pain, or mechanical limits, or plausible plots. You just check your brain at the door, grab a huge bucket of popcorn and enjoy it in all of it's impossible glory. Vin Diesel gives the only performance...
 
3.0
 
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The Founder
If you are a Michael Keaton fan you have to see this movie. This is the kind of film and character that is right in his wheelhouse. And, true to form, he kills it. I don't know how accurate of a portrayal this film is when it comes to the real-life people involved in the creation of the McDonald's empire, but I can say that this film is thoroughly entertaining and exciting. Watching Michael Keaton at his best while building one of the biggest companies in the world from the ground up is...
 
4.3
 
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20th Century Women
This is one of those films where I feel like I'm the only movie critic that saw a completely different movie than everyone else. Critics everywhere are raving about this movie and the performances in it. Personally, I hated it. I saw this film in a theater with 14 people. All of us were invited directly by the studio to screen this movie. Within 30 minutes of the opening scene 3 of the 14 people had walked out never to return. My soul left with them. I wish I could have...
 
1.8
 
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The Eagle Huntress
This is one of the best documentaries I have ever seen. It is beautifully shot, and the story is told in a way that will literally have you sitting on the edge of your seat and cheering for the main subject. This is a wonderful story of empowerment, growing up, and challenging the system. It is also a story of how deep a father's love will go for his daughter. By the end of this film you will be cheering and crying tears of joy. If you have daughters...
 
5.0
 
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The Red Turtle
If you've been following the finalists for the different awards shows you may have seen THE RED TURTLE popping up in the Best Animated Film category. It is a unique and interesting film that is very much worthy of the accolades. It is beautifully drawn and the story is compelling and emotional. The most interesting aspect of this movie is that it has no dialogue, but even so, the emotion comes through in spectacular fashion. This is not an animated movie that young kids will enjoy. It deals with several adult themes that most...
 
4.2
 
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The Bye Bye Man
Every once in a while a horror movie will come out that is unique, innovative, truly chilling, and a lot of fun. THE BYE BYE MAN is none of those. This is just another in a long line of boring, same old flicks that manages to give the audience a few jumps in spite of itself. This film is poorly done, poorly acted, poorly thought out, ans audiences will walk out thinking "poor me, I just paid money to see that crap." At just over 90 minutes long, it's about 75 minutes too...
 
1.7
 
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Silence
There are very few films that have the power to cause an entire group of people to sit with rapt attention for almost three hours then file out of the theater in absolute silence. This is one of those films. This is not a film full of action. It is a slow-moving, thought-provoking, superbly-acted testament to people that are much stronger than most of us could every hope to be. It is a film that never lets up on the intensity, emotion, nor does it ever let you forget the stakes. Watching this...
 
5.0
 
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Monster Trucks
Sometimes I wish there was a PG-10 rating. I don't think we need to go crazy with 157 different ratings for movies, but a PG-10 would be good. There feels like such a wide gap between PG and PG-13 that films like this have nowhere to find a good comfort zone. This movie is rated PG and it feels like it all the way through. It's not a bad film at all (for kids), but it could have been a much better film (for everyone) if it had a little bit more drama and suspense. (Like...
 
3.1
 
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Sleepless
Here are some good warning signs of a bad movie: A January release: Check The release date gets moved a lot: Check The theatrical trailer in theaters the week before release has the wrong release date: Check The advertising budget is somewhere near $0: Check That said, I gave SLEEPLESS the same opportunity I give all movies I see. I walk in with the thought that this may be the best movie of the year and I'll just wait for it to prove me wrong. It...
 
1.5
 
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Patriot's Day
This is the third film Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg have done together (LONE SURVIVOR and DEEPWATER HORIZON), and all three have been well made and well worth seeing. Out of the three of them PATRIOT'S DAY surprised me the most. This film would have been interesting if it had been a just-the-facts movie, but the emotion and strength that is layered into this film makes it something special. I saw this movie almost two months prior to it's release and have seen about 80 movies since then, and my mind still returns to scenes from...
 
4.4
 
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Live By Night
Dear Hollywood, Unless the person's name is Denzel Washington, do not, I repeat, DO NOT, allow any actor to direct and act in the same film. Also, even if that person's name is Denzel Washington, do NOT allow ANY actor to direct, star and write the same movie. Sincerely, The Movie-Going Public This is a forgettable, boring, slow-moving, wannabe-gangster film that will have you shifting in your seat after the first 30 minutes and looking at your watch the rest of the time....
 
2.9
 
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Elle
*Contains Spoilers I typically don't review foreign films, but this one is getting so much awards attention that I couldn't let my thoughts go unread. First off this film is directed by Paul Verhoeven. He's directed such "masterpieces" as SHOWGIRLS, BASIC INSTINCT, and many other lesser known but similar themed flicks. Therefore, almost any time you see the name Paul Verhoeven you should read "Guy that really wants to make pornos, but doesn't have the guts to just do it, so he wraps it around a crappy plot and calls it 'art'". ...
 
1.5
 
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Underworld: Blood Wars
Not only is this movie boring, it is also completely useless in the timeline of the larger UNDERWORLD universe. It is full of moments of convenience, bad choreography, and terrible acting. This flick is also full of the same tired things for which these films have become notorious. Hot girl in black leather: Check Innocent peace-lovers turned immediately into sexy, vixen-warriors: Check Good guy turns bad: Check Bad guy turns good: Check Simultaneous fights between the top four main characters in the middle of a much larger...
 
1.4
 
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