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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
It's still fairly early in the year, but this film has a solid shot at being one of my 10 worst films of the year. The only thing good I can say about this movie is that the visuals are great. Everything else about this flick is terrible. The worst thing about it is the casting. Valerian, played by Dane DeHaan, is supposed to be a Major in the military, but he looks like he's barely out of high school. Laureline, played by Cara Delevinge, is supposed to be a Sergeant, but she looks like she...
 
1.6
 
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Dunkirk
This is, without a doubt, a front-runner for being a finalist for several awards including many of the biggest awards. DUNKIRK is a powerful, moving, and intense film. It is visually stunning, the soundtrack is outstanding, the acting is superb, and the direction is near perfect. When you add to that the fact that this is a film based on one of the most heroic moments of World War II, it is worth being seen by as many people as possible. Director Christopher Nolan did a masterful job in conveying the horrors of...
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5.0
 
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Girls Trip
I knew this was going to be a funny movie, what I wasn't expecting was to leave the theater with my stomach and jaw hurting from laughing so hard through the entire movie. There are several scenes where the laughter of the crowd was so loud and lasted so long that we missed the next 30-60 seconds of the movie. Not only is the movie funny, but this is the breakout film for Tiffany Haddish. She completely steals the show. She is spectacularly funny, but completely real and believable at the same time. The rest of...
 
3.7
 
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The Big Sick
Just like the classic children's tale about a train, this could very well be one of those little movies that could. It's not some big-budget blockbuster that will amaze all of your senses. It's a simple love story that is quirky, funny, heart-breaking, heart-warming and real. This film is based on the real life experience of Kumail and his wife Emily. It is a fascinating blend of comedy, cultural tension, family issues, love and sickness. While this isn't a rom-com that belongs in the upper echelon of cinematic greatness, it is a...
 
3.3
 
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War for the Planet of the Apes
This franchise has been outstanding from the beginning, and WAR is no exception. The story is fascinating. It draws you in and keeps you engaged the entire 2 1/2 hours. It is filled with powerful moments of beauty, sympathy, forgiveness, and grace. But it is also filled with the desire for power, revenge, and survival. The irony of this film is that it is the humanity of the apes that makes it so compelling. Once again the CGI work is second to none. It is truly astonishing that Caesar is not a...
 
4.0
 
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Wish Upon
This is one of those horror flicks that is much more about the horror than it is about trying to scare you out of your seat. There are only a couple of moments of jumps and bumps, but from the very beginning there is a feeling of dread. There really isn't anything new that this movie offers the audience. There is a lot of high school angst and horror movie cliches, but it isn't a bad film. If you are looking for a movie that will give you some good chills and make...
 
2.8
 
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Maudie
Just like a Maud Lewis painting, on the surface this film is simple and beautiful. Also like her paintings, as you really start to delve deep into this film you'll realize it is profound and deep. Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke give masterful, award-worthy performances. Their characters are so complex that you truly feel the love they have for one another though it is rarely shown. The chemistry between the two is something special. This film will fill you with joy, break you with sorrow, and leave you with a spectacular appreciation...
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5.0
 
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Spider-Man: Homecoming
WooHoo! The summer of 2017 continues to be all sorts of awesome thanks to movies like SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING. I was seriously questioning the sanity of several people in Hollywood when I heard that they were doing yet another reboot of Spidey, but I must say they did it right and it was a good choice. This is an origin story, but it skips all of the beginning stuff we all know and slows down the story. This version jumps right into the action and doesn't let up for the full 2 1/2 hours. ...
 
4.8
 
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Despicable Me 3
This franchise just keeps on putting out great movies. And not only are they fun for kids, but they are entertaining for adults, too. For those of you that were drawn to the family story of the first film, you'll get that story line again, and it's just as good the second time. Also, there may not be a cuter character in movie history than Agnes. Dying from the cute is a strong possibility while viewing this film. Once again, the animation is superb, the minions are hilarious, the story is entertaining,...
 
4.7
 
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The House
Don't let the trailer fool you. This film has an incredible premise, but the execution is terrible. Almost every funny moment in the movie was crammed into the trailer. Neither Ferrell nor Poehler are even remotely close to being at the top of their game in this film. Their chemistry is awful, and their jokes are old and tired. If it wasn't for some of the secondary characters this movie would be entirely unwatchable. The film clocks in just shy of 90 minutes, but it feels like it's over 2 hours long....
 
2.3
 
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Baby Driver
Yes! Yes! Yes! We have a true contender for best film of the year! Not only that, but it has one of the best soundtracks of any movie in the last decade. This movie will have you on the edge of your seat, grabbing the armrests, and holding your breath all at the same time. It is intense, fun, funny, exciting, and marvelously acted. Kevin Spacey plays a role that I picture in my mind as President Underwood when he's taking a few days off from running the country. (HOUSE OF CARDS reference). Ansel...
 
4.9
 
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Transformers: The Last Knight
If there is one interesting thing about this movie it is that I keep on assuming that the next TRANSFORMERS film can't possibly be as bad as the one before it, and yet I continue to be wrong. Michael Bay has sunk to a level of such horrible story telling and entertainment that, I'm guessing, even Hollywood executives are starting to have second thoughts as to whether they should give him a $250 million budget and a green light on his next venture. (Nah, I'm just kidding. Hollywood execs will always throw stupid amounts of money at Bay). ...
 
1.4
 
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All Eyez On Me
The life story of Tupac Shakur is fascinating. It is beautiful, ugly, saint-like, evil, wonderful, and terrible. Unfortunately, the writers and director decided to give us a cleaned up, sugary sweet version of him. Sure, we see the shooting in the park, and we see the shooting in Atlanta, but the first makes 'Pac look like he's trying to diffuse the situation and the second makes it seem like he was a savior. This would have been a much better movie if it had been based on reality. Aside from the story,...
 
2.4
 
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Cars 3
The CARS franchise has made a triumphant return to greatness with this new film. While this isn't the classic the first film is, it is still significantly better than CARS 2. One of the great things about this franchise is that all of the movies have been family-friendly, and this one, like the first, is a film that kids will find to be both suspenseful and compelling. They will also enjoy the fun, new characters introduced into the story. As for the parents, you will find this to be moderately amusing and entertaining. It...
 
3.3
 
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Rough Night
This is a moderately humorous comedy. It isn't a movie that will become an always-on-tv-classic, but seeing it once isn't a bad thing. Scarlett Johansson does a surprisingly good job in her first lead role in a raunchy comedy. In fact, there isn't a sour note with any of the casting choices. But, as usual, Kate McKinnon steals the show. The trailers make this movie look like a fairly simplistic and formulaic comedy, but the full story is actually much more complex and interesting. It is filled with twists (although they are super-easy to...
 
2.8
 
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