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Halloween 2018
It's been 40 years since the iconic horror flick that began this franchise hit theaters. A lot has changed in 40 years. But there are some things that have stayed the same. This film offers something new and exciting to the franchise, but it isn't up to par with the rest of the horror genre. I was hoping that we would get a smarter, more empowering HALLOWEEN rather than just another slasher flick. What I saw was a fun slasher flick that should have been titled HALLOWEEN: A SERIES OF STUPID CHOICES. ...
 
2.8
 
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The Old Man And The Gun
This is one of those films that is way better in the mind than it is in reality. Who wouldn't want to see a movie about an elderly gentleman escaping from San Quentin, robbing banks all over the place with a smile, baffling police everywhere, and charming the general public? It sounds great...on paper. The harsh reality is, a guy that acts like a complete gentleman, even when he is robbing a bank is really endearing the first time. After that, it gets really boring. There is no action, no excitement. And nothing against senior citizens, but...
 
3.0
 
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The Hate U Give
This was one of the biggest and most powerful books in the Young Adult genre in 2017. It came at a time and covered issues that were, and still are, some of the most important and passionate of the day. Now, 20 months later, it is a powerful and moving film that hits hard on those same issues. Amandla Stenberg and Russell Hornsby give performances that will shake you to your core. They portray the feelings of hurt, loss, and desperation in beautiful yet painful ways. Their characters are also complex. Nobody is perfect, everyone has...
 
4.3
 
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First Man
Every once in a while I will walk into a theater expecting one thing and end up seeing something completely different. FIRST MAN was one of those experiences. I thought it was going to be a spaceship movie filled with exciting scenes of fire, and explosions, and high tension. Instead I was treated to a very personal, emotional, and moving film that carried its power in an unexpected way. That is not to say that there aren't some amazing action scenes in this movie. There are several scenes that will have you gripping the armrests and holding...
 
4.5
 
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Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
Jack Black is starting to make a name for himself starring in pre-teen horror flicks. He made the first GOOSEBUMPS movie amazing and fun. Unfortunately, he is in this movie for a grand total of about 5 minutes.So, without the main ingredient of awesomeness, this film falls pretty flat. It does have some fun moments, a few scenes that are as close to terrifying as you can get in a PG-rated movie, and a couple of scenes that will be funny for adults. The film flows along at a good pace and the story is mostly interesting....
 
2.8
 
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Bad Times At The El Royale
If you are a fan of movies like THE HATEFUL EIGHT or FREE FIRE you should run as fast as you can to the theater to see this movie. It is tense and filled with mystery and suspense almost from the first minute. The whole movie feels like you are pulling a rubber band tighter and tighter just waiting for it to snap. And when it does finally snap...wow...what a ride! It is brutal, unnerving, strong, and blunt. By the time it is over you'll be relieved because you need the break. The acting...
 
4.3
 
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Venom
Well, that was a bummer. I walked into the screening of VENOM with high hopes. The MARVEL movies are almost always worth seeing, Venom is an interesting character that could make for some wild scenes, and Tom Hardy is one of my all-time favorite actors. What could go wrong? The first act. That's what could go wrong. And, it did. It went VERY wrong. I went with a buddy of mine who just happens to direct feature-length films and he said something to the effect of, "that was the most boring...
Venom New
 
2.1
 
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A Star Is Born
Very rarely is a movie any good that is written, directed, and starring the same person. Bradley Cooper did all three for this film and he has made it very clear that this film is the exception to the rule. Cooper's directorial debut is simply spectacular. Lady Gaga gives a masterful and moving performance that will almost assuredly win her a lot of golden statues. Her chemistry with Cooper is nothing short of magical, her character arc is fascinating, and her voice is other-worldly. Cooper is heart-breakingly wonderful as a musician on top of...
 
4.4
 
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Smallfoot
During the last 10-15 years animated movies have gone from simple kids' flicks to excellent films that can easily stand on the same level as some of the best live action films to ever hit the big screen. So, when an average animated film comes out it really stands out. Not in a good way. SMALLFOOT is an average animated film. The animation is okay, the story is species-flipped, but still formulaic and simplistic, the music is fun, but not great, and the characters are flat. My eight year old daughter thought it was...
 
2.4
 
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Night School
It's hard to believe that anyone could steal the spotlight from Kevin Hart in a movie written by him and starring him, but Tiffany Haddish isn't just anyone. She is a comedic force, and she kills it in this movie. Without Haddish this would be a fairly typical, mostly average comedy, but she raises it up a couple of notches to a film that is worth seeing in theaters. Ironically though, she isn't in the funniest scene in the whole movie. It is a scene which I wish I could see again because I missed nearly all...
 
3.6
 
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Hell Fest
This may be the least scary horror flick I have ever seen. It is mind-numbingly stupid, painfully slow, and dreadfully boring. Not even 10 minutes into the movie I was done. I mean totally done. If you've ever been to a lame haunted house you know how obnoxious that experience is. Now imagine just watching someone go through that stupid maze. That is basically the action that takes place on the screen for about 3/4 of the film. It's literally just watching bad-acting teens walk through a crappy haunted house. This movie is...
 
1.0
 
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The House With A Clock In Its Walls
If you have a child that is in the 8 - 10 year old range and they are wanting to dip their toe into movies that are more mature than the films they watched as younger kids, this is a great movie for them to see. It offers up some suspense, a few creepy-crawlies, a couple of minor scares, and a lot of laughs. It has an interesting story that is simple enough for kids to follow along, but still compelling enough to keep adults engaged in the film. Jack Black and...
 
3.1
 
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Life Itself
Have you ever heard the old joke that action movies are a bunch of people dying really fast, while a romance is about one person dying really slow? This may be the movie that bucks the trend. It's an ensemble cast film filled with ensemble death. (And just about as many f-bombs as a hardcore action flick). The film has some very nice and moving moments, it also has some scenes that will take you far out of your comfort zone. But for the most part it's pretty boring until they finally "land the plane." By that...
 
2.3
 
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The Predator
There is a high probability that this movie is going to end up on my 10 Worst Films of the Year list. It's going to take several real stinkers to knock this one off of the list. Director Shane Back should be embarrassed that he made such a terrible movie, and the producers should be ashamed that they didn't secure enough funding to make this thing look better than a bad made-for-television film from the mid-80's. The effects are so bad they are literally laugh-out-loud funny. The acting is terrible to the point...
 
1.2
 
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A Simple Favor
A SIMPLE FAVOR is simply fantastic! This is one of the best dark comedies of all time. I would even go so far as to put this on the same level as FARGO. There are very few movies that can pull off a sick and twisted plot but still have you laughing hard every few minutes. This one does it nearly flawlessly. Anna Kendrick is a beast and this is Blake Lively's best role of her career. I was worried that Kendrick might be a bit too nice to pull off her role,...
 
4.2
 
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