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The Lego Ninjago Movie
As far as animated movies go, this one is outstanding. However, in the LEGO universe of movies this one is a distant 3rd when compared to THE LEGO MOVIE and THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE. It is fun and irreverent like the Lego films before it, but it is quite a bit slower and much less entertaining than its predecessors. If you have kids that love Legos take them to see this movie. They will enjoy it thoroughly. The good news is that there is enough entertainment to keep adults interested as well. (You won't be as excited...
 
3.9
 
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Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Ladies and gentlemen, Sir Elton John kicking butt karate-style while wearing a feather suit and diamond-studded high-heel boots. That is all you need to know about the awesomeness of this movie. Seriously, Elton John completely steals the show. If you didn't see the first KINGSMAN film, you need to do so before jumping into this one. If you haven't seen the first one, this one will make sense, but you will miss out on a lot of character depth and development as well as some continued story lines. Don't worry though, the first film is totally...
 
3.1
 
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Friend Request
Well, this is the one. It's the movie after the movie. The first horror flick released after IT hit theaters. Because of that there is no doubt that the two movies are going to be compared to one another. There is only one problem with that. There is no comparison. Where IT was smart, suspenseful, and had a compelling story, FRIEND REQUEST plays to your base fears, it's not even remotely scary unless you count the "jump out and say boo" moments, and the story is ridiculously lame. It takes forever...
 
1.5
 
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American Assassin
If you are looking for a decent action flick with a somewhat intriguing plot, this film is a great choice. If you need things like character development, character depth, or bad guys with a legitimate reason for being bad, you should skip this movie. Dylan O'Brien and Michael Keaton are wonderful in their roles, everyone else plays stereotypical, one-dimensional characters that only serve to move the plot forward in a convenient way. The film does have good action, moments of suspense, and it's fast-paced. It will give you some good thrills and you'll...
 
2.8
 
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Mother!
I just finished seeing this film and I have no idea what I just saw. What I can tell you is that it was ridiculously slow for about 2/3 of the movie, and the other 1/3 was so over-the-top weird that people were walking out of the theater while others spent the whole time laughing...and not in a good way. Jennifer Lawrence's acting is stiff and plastic. Javier Bardem, one of my favorite actors, is just plain terrible in this flick. The rest of the cast is either creepy in a bad way, or spends all...
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1.2
 
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It
IT is terrifying. IT is incredible. IT is incredibly terrifying. (As I am writing this review the light in my office has decided that now is the perfect time to flicker. I'm about half a second away from peeing my pants and running from the office while screaming at the top of my lungs. I swear, if I hear laughter or someone say "You'll float, too" right now, you are going to have to peel my dead body off of the ceiling. Now, back to...
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4.8
 
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Home Again
Apparently, the Rom-Com has died. This film isn't even really a true, formulaic Romantic Comedy, but it's the closest thing to a Rom-Com that Hollywood has put on the big screen in close to a year. (And that's only if you consider a movie like LA LA LAND to be in the Rom-Com genre). If you like that style of film, then by all means, go see this one. It's not a film that is going to blow your mind or even one that you will remember for months, but it does...
 
2.3
 
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Tulip Fever
What do you get when you put a bunch of Oscar-winning actors in a period piece that has the feeling that it might have been written by Shakespeare, but in reality the writing is a hot mess? You get TULIP FEVER, a.k.a, a crappy movie. This is one of those films where you can't blame the actors. They did the absolute best with the junk that they were given. Having to hear Christoph Waltz talk about his "little soldier" in a serious way rather than the smarmy, obnoxious, holier-than-thou, Waltz characters we all...
 
2.2
 
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Menashe
This is a deep, powerful, and moving film. It gives the viewer insight into a culture about which many of us know very little. The story is one that will make most people upset, but you also see that all parties involved are only trying to do what their religion requires. It is a powerful moment when the lead character comes to the realization that love and religion don't have to be at odds with one another. This isn't an exciting or fast-paced film, but the story is beautiful. There is nothing...
 
3.4
 
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Patti Cake$
This is basically a poor man's version of 8 MILE. And while that might sound like an insult, it isn't. This is a very fine film with incredible music, good drama, and some fun along the way. The only thing that keeps this film from being something I would consider to be award-worthy is the acting. There are times where the actors aren't selling it like they should. The director could have done well with some more rehearsals and a few more takes. There isn't a lot in this movie that makes it...
 
3.8
 
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Because of Gracia
This is not a great movie by any stretch of the imagination, but it has an inspirational and forgiving story that will move you. For the most part the acting is just plain bad. (The exception being Moriah Peters who does a wonderful job in her lead role.) And the dialogue is okay at best, and several times downright cringe-worthy. All of that said, if you can manage to keep yourself in the story until the end you will see a beautiful tale of redemption, forgiveness, and love. ...
 
2.8
 
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Leap!
This is a great film for the whole family. If you have young girls around the age of 8, this is the kind of film that they will love and it might even inspire them. For parents, the story is fast-paced enough and compelling to keep your interest as well. I saw this in a theater full of kids and they all seemed to really enjoy the movie. There was a lot of laughter and applause throughout, and a nice reception as the end credits rolled. The plot is simple and formulaic, but for...
 
3.9
 
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Birth Of The Dragon
If you appreciate the martial arts this movie is a must see. It is poetic, beautiful, powerful, and intelligent. Based on a true story, this film covers the time just before Bruce Lee became a famous movie star. It deals with the tensions between his flashy style of Kung Fu versus the traditional teachings of the Kung Fu masters from the Shaolin Temple. The story culminates in the epic fight between Lee and Wong, showing how the battle changed both men. It also tells the story of how they used their power...
 
4.1
 
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All Saints
This is a wonderful and inspirational true story, based on a pastor leading a church in Smyrna, Tennessee. It comes from the same people that brought us GOD'S NOT DEAD and WAR ROOM. As with those films, you know what you are going to get with this one, and that is just fine. The acting, editing and cinematography make it feel more like a really well done made-for-TV movie than something for the big screen. That said, it's not the kind of movie that you have to see in theaters. Waiting for it to be released...
 
3.1
 
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Good Time
This is a dark, depressing film. The plot is interesting and the story plays out well, but there is so much about this movie that just isn't good. Other than Robert Pattinson, who is amazing, the rest of the acting is terrible. Terrible to the point where I was constantly being pulled out of the story by poorly delivered lines or odd timing. It felt like I was watching a first year film school flick where the director had last pick of the actors. The editing wasn't any better. There are scenes that are...
 
2.0
 
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