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Coco
It has been several months since we've had an outstanding animated release. Thankfully, Disney/Pixar has come to our rescue with COCO. So, get ready to cheer, laugh, and clap your hands to the beat of this wild, one-of-a-kind tale. This is a beautifully animated, magical tale that is fun, entertaining, and a wonderful cultural learning experience. It has a unique and interesting plot with some good twists and suspense along the way. It is also filled with hilarious physical comedy and beautiful music. This film is worth the time and money especially if...
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4.2
 
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Last Flag Flying
This may be the most emotional buddy road trip film ever made. It is a powerful film that will break your heart while your heart fills with pride. It's a complex narrative that demands your attention, but giving your attention isn't difficult because the acting is so impeccable. While this is not an easy film to watch it still has many moments of laughter and joy. But it also has an underlying current of guilt and regret. In true military fashion, a lot goes unsaid, but the message is still conveyed loud and clear. ...
 
4.1
 
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Justice League
Ugh. DC is back to their old ways of making below-average films. WONDER WOMAN was so good! I thought they might have figured it out and turned the corner, but JUSTICE LEAGUE is two steps backward. This film takes a while to really get going, and when it does the villain is so ridiculous and the stakes are so cliche that I was just checking off the plot line boxes until the end. I should have known we were in for a tough slog when, in the opening scene, there is a...
 
2.3
 
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Wonder
If the Academy had any sense, they would seriously consider Jacob Tremblay for an Oscar. Unfortunately, they don't have any sense, so that is that. Moving on. Good grief, Jacob Tremblay is amazing! He's all of 11 years old and this should be his SECOND Oscar nomination. (He was snubbed during 2015 for his performance in ROOM). Okay, really, I'm done with that now. This film is very good, then you add in Jacob Tremblay and it becomes something truly special. He owns this movie!...
Wonder New
 
4.7
 
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The Star
This is a fine film. It tells the story of the birth of Jesus in a unique, but (mostly) accurate way. There are a few creative liberties, but nothing that detracts from the biblical account. There is really nothing special about the animation or the characters that makes it worth spending the money to see this in theaters. It's not a bad film, it's just not something spectacular. My young daughters saw it with me and they both thought it was "okay". It has a few funny scenes and a few special...
 
2.8
 
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Lady Bird
About two times a year I find myself on my lonely little movie critic island all by myself. Everyone else in the world is raving about some fantastic work of art that I'm mostly sure is a big pile of steaming crap. Other times, all of the other critics are sure that we have just witnessed the worst movie to ever have the audacity to show its hideous self in a darkened theater, while I find it to be quite enjoyable. This is one of those times. And this time I'm...
 
2.3
 
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Murder On The Orient Express
This film is almost a throwback to the old days of Hollywood where the movie depended a lot more on dialogue than visuals and effects. This is a straight murder mystery movie. There is very little action and a whole lot of interrogation. If you like puzzles, you'll love this movie. If you are thinking this is going to be a James Bond-style period piece, you'll be sorely disappointed. The ensemble cast is star-studded and amazing. The acting makes this film watchable. Without the incredible acting this could have easily been a...
 
4.1
 
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Daddy's Home 2
Rarely is a sequel better than the original, but in this case, the second film is much better than the first one. The addition of Mel Gibson and John Lithgow adds a layer of comedic depth that was severely lacking in the first film in this franchise. Their story lines make the plot more interesting, the jokes funnier, and helped lessen the load on the overly tired Ferrell/Wahlberg combo. This movie has a good share of great physical comedy and snappy one-liners, however it does get to a point where it feels like funny...
 
2.8
 
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Thor: Ragnarok
Yes! Yes! A thousand times, yes! Until now, the THOR movies have been okay, but not great. But this third installment is everything! It is funny, action-packed, Loki-filled awesomeness wrapped up in a cuddly blanket made of Chris Hemsworth's smiles and winks, and sprinkled on top with the Jeff Goldblumiest role of Jeff Goldblum's career. Cate Blanchett plays the goddess of death like she was custom made for the role. (That's a good thing). She is fun, creepy, and super-evil all at the same time. It feels like MARVEL...
 
4.6
 
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A Bad Moms Christmas
I have to admit, I never thought this franchise would see the incredible amount of success it has already achieved. When the first film came out I thought it was a good, but not great, film. But it struck a chord with people like very few movies can do. BAD MOMS spent almost 10 weeks in the box office top 10. For those of you that don't follow the box office on a regular basis, 10 weeks in the top 10 in nearly unheard of. A blockbuster may spend 8 weeks there. Most films are in and out of the...
 
3.0
 
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LBJ
This is a film that check off a lot of the "award-winning film" boxes. Except it doesn't check off the biggest one. LBJ just isn't that good. Woody Harrelson is amazing as LBJ, but beyond that everyone else feels either flat or based on stereotype. Also, the music is terrible. There were several times where the score was so not right for the scene that it pulled me out of the movie. This is basically a documentary with pretty people. It doesn't give us any insight that we don't already know, it...
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2.3
 
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Goodbye Christopher Robin
This film is nothing short of spectacular. It is a story that will draw you in, make you fall in love, and then destroy your emotions. And the strange thing is, you'll be completely okay with it. This is a character-driven film, so it can really only be as good as the acting allows. In this case, the acting by all parties involved is award-worthy. Domhnall Gleeson proves once and for all that he is among the elite in Hollywood. Will Tilston (Christopher Robin) will captivate your heart, and the lovable Margot Robbie gives a performance that...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER Rated: R Release Date: November 3, 2017 Director: Yorgos Lanthimos Stars: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan, Raffey Cassidy Plot: A surgeon must make a horrific sacrifice to appease an evil teen he thought was his friend Trailer Clint Says: Wait for the DVD If you are the kind of movie-goer that only sees a few movies every year, then you might as well stop reading now and never bother with this movie. This is a film for...
 
3.1
 
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Jigsaw
There have been very few franchises that have made it to the 8th episode. Fewer still have made it to that point and the 8th was worth seeing. This is not one of those cases. JIGSAW will leave a puzzled look on your face as you walk out of the theater wondering what made you spend your hard-earned money on something so stupid. It's not scary, it's not deep and meaningful, the motivation is flimsy at best, the characters are all week, and while there is a twist, it isn't anything to...
 
1.8
 
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Suburbicon
An hour into watching SUBURBICON I was staring at the clock on my phone begging time to move faster. And then the movie got worse from there. There is only one way to enjoy this movie. You have to know going into it that it is a political satire. There are two story lines in the film. One draws everyone's attention, including the media, while the really bad stiff is happening right down the street and nobody notices. But here is the big problem; even if you know all of...
 
2.0
 
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