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The Mule
This has been rumored to be Clint Eastwood's final film. If that is the case, it is a wonderful, artistic, piece of cinema that is worthy of his long legacy. This isn't the kind of film that is overly exciting or thrilling, but it is an interesting story about family and generational differences. Overall, it is a well done film that completes everything it sets out to accomplish. The only downside to the movie is that it has one massive plot hole that should have been addressed early on in the making...
 
3.3
 
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Mortal Engines
This is one of the most visually stunning films of 2018. The visual effects are incredible, the world-building is superb, and the mobile cities are amazing. And while the story is good it isn't as great as the visuals. The film clocks in at just over 2 hours, but there is so much going on that it feels like there are some elements that got left out of the story that should be there. That isn't to say that the story isn't any good. It is entertaining and suspenseful all the way through. The stakes are high...
 
3.6
 
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Mary Queen Of Scots
This film has several outstanding elements. First, the costumes are fantastically elegant and stunningly beautiful. Second, the hair and makeup are mesmerizing. Next, the score is one that I could listen to on repeat for a week and I wouldn't tire of it. Finally, Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie are fierce. They play off of each other and against each other with a power that radiates from the screen. It is probably the front runner for the costume awards, and may be as well for hair and makeup. There is a very good chance that Ronan will...
 
4.2
 
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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Since the early 2000's we have had six different SPIDER-MAN films roll through the theaters. Some were great, others were...not great. Now comes along a comic-book looking Spider-Man flick with the main character being played not by Peter Parker, but a teen boy. And there is also a Spider-Pig (Spider-Ham to be precise...and he was created 20 years before the Simpson's Spider-Pig scene). Of the seven films, this one is without a doubt the best of the bunch. It is a fantastic film that hits every single note all the way through. There was not a...
 
4.9
 
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The Favourite
If you are thinking that this looks like another stuffy, pompous, boring British period piece, you will need to go ahead and wipe that thought out of your head and get yourself ready for an insane ride. This film is nothing short of fantastic and will have a great chance at winning several awards. This is not only one of the funniest films of the year, but it is also terribly, disturbingly dark. One minute you will be laughing so hard that it hurts, the next you will be cringing at how evil the players can be...
 
5.0
 
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The Possession Of Hannah Grace
This is the time of year when all of the heavy hitters hit the theaters all vying for the top awards in cinematic excellence. It is also the time of year where studios like to drop off some of their terrible flicks in the hopes that the movie you really want to see is sold out, so you end up settling on something you never would have gone to the theater to see. This film will be up for exactly zero awards. There is almost nothing scary about this film. There are a couple...
 
1.3
 
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Ralph Breaks The Internet
If you liked the first WRECK IT RALPH film this one is a must-see. All of your favorite characters are back, and several more are added to the fun. I was slightly worried for the first 15 to 20 minutes of the movie, because it starts pretty slow. But after that it turns into a fast-paced, funny, and entertaining ride all the way to the finish. The best part of the movie is when Vanellope meets all of the Disney princesses. Their scenes are epic! Try your best to read all of their T-shirts,...
 
3.6
 
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Creed II
ROCKY IV came out in 1985. 33 years later ROCKY IV was re-released under the name CREED II. It's the same story, the same characters, the same boxing match, and slightly different story lines. Ho-hum. Is it a good movie? It has its moments, but it is also a forgettable film. There was nothing great about it that will stick with you long after you see it. It's just another chapter in the ROCKY world. If you are invested in the franchise, you might as well see it, but it's not going to be at the top...
 
2.5
 
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Robin Hood
I think that Hollywood is slowly forgetting how to write a proper hero. Several times this year I've sat through films where the "hero" does nothing on his/her own, but simply reacts to the environment presented before them. A true hero is proactive, not reactive. They figure out a way, against all odds, to overcome the bigger, badder, evil that no one else can vanquish. This Robin Hood is no hero. He spends the entire movie, save for literally one minute, following the orders and wishes of everyone else in the film. He...
 
3.1
 
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Green Book
As of this writing, this is my favorite movie of the year. There are still a few weeks to go before the awards deadline and there are several films that may give this one a good run, but this movie is outstanding. Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali give award-worthy performances. They have amazing chemistry, and at the same time, have a natural conflict that adds so much to the overall story. The story is fantastic, the pacing is perfect, the music is wonderful, and the cinematography is outstanding. At this point I will be...
 
5.0
 
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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindewald
This is the tenth film set in the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling. I have eagerly anticipated all 10 films and have seen all of them on opening night or earlier. I am a huge HARRY POTTER fan, and I consider myself to be close to a Harry Potter expert. I've read all of the books several times, seen all of the movies too many times to count, and own an embarrassingly large amount of Harry Potter swag. This is why I am so shocked that I walked out at the end of this film utterly...
 
3.1
 
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Instant Family
As the father of two adopted daughters I was immediately intrigued by the premise of this movie. Adoption is rarely portrayed properly in film, and in most cases it is shown in a very negative light. (Just think about all of the times you've seen an older brother yelling "you're adopted" at his younger sibling). INSTANT FAMILY totally nails it. If you are an adoption-friendly family you need to get to the theater immediately and see this movie. It is so dead-on perfect. You will be laughing hysterically one minute, crying the next, and feeling all warm...
 
4.7
 
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Widows
Heist movies are one of my favorite types of films. If I'm flipping through the TV channels and I see a heist movie on, I stop and watch. That said, I'm probably not ever watching this one again. It does have some of the elements of a great heist movie, but it leaves a lot of the best elements out. The planning and practicing are minimal, and the bad guys are all one-dimensional characters. It takes nearly 110 minutes before the real action even begins. By that point I was pretty bored with the whole thing....
 
3.3
 
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The Grinch
If you are one of the people who loves the Grinch cartoon from a few decades ago, but thinks it is outdated, and thinks the Jim Carey version is a bit over the top then this is the perfect blend for you. This is a fun, fanciful and exciting film with a lot of laughs and a lot of heart. The animation is outstanding, the music is wonderful, and the story is compelling for both young and old. I never felt like the film was dragging or trying to find its way. It is well-paced all the...
 
4.2
 
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The Girl In The Spider's Web
I'm not sure why almost all European-based mystery/action films are so slow and deliberate. This one is no exception. That isn't to say that this is a bad movie. On the contrary, this is actually a pretty decent film. It's not going to blow you away, but it will keep you interested for almost the entire length of the film. However, it plods along at a pace that is a bit too slow for most movie-goers. Claire Foy does a fine job taking over the role from Rooney Mara. She portrays the complexity of her character with...
 
3.3
 
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