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The Prodigy
This isn't a great horror flick by any stretch of the imagination. The good news is that it isn't terrible either. If you are in the mood to be scared, this film will satisfy. The best part of this movie is that it doesn't rely on jump scares, the story is creepy enough to tingle your spine. It could stand to be a little bit scarier, but it's better than average when it comes to the creepiness factor. There are two big issues with this movie. The first is that they use a lot...
 
2.8
 
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The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
The Lego movie franchise is easily one of the best movie franchises of all time. So far, every film has been incredible. This one is no exception. THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART is fantastically funny, irreverent, exciting, and interesting for kids and adults of all ages. Yes, it does feel a little bit too much like the first movie, but there are enough new characters and story lines to make it worth the price of admission. Possibly the best part of this film is how it makes fun of itself and other...
 
4.2
 
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What Men Want
It's been 19 years since the Mel Gibson/Helen Hunt snoozefest WHAT WOMEN WANT hit theaters. Now, we have a gender-flipped version of the film that is just as uninteresting as the first. The biggest problem with the movie is how unlikable Taraji P. Henson's character is. She doesn't have a character arc. She has a flat line with a spike in the last 10 minutes. Her character is mean, obnoxious, and stubborn in every aspect of her life. And even though there is plenty of opportunity for her to get it and start...
 
2.3
 
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Cold Pursuit
They should have named this movie SLOW PURSUIT. This is easily one of the slowest and boring movies I've seen in a long time. After this film was delivered to the studio, the editor should have been fired and someone else should have come in and cut another 30 minutes out of it. This movie has no idea what it wants to be. It tries to be this tough drug war flick, but at the same time it tries to be a campy comedy. Because of that it fails miserably at both. There were times where I...
 
1.7
 
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They Shall Not Grow Old
Very rarely do I see a historical documentary that is so utterly compelling that I want to tell the world they need to see it as soon as possible. This is one of those rare ones. For lovers of film and filming technique, this may be one of the greatest accomplishments in film of all time. To take 100 year old film and digitally restore, color, and make it 3D is a technological marvel. The painstaking attention to detail is evident in every single frame. If for no other reason, this film should be seen because...
 
5.0
 
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Miss Bala
If you ever saw the movie MISS CONGENIALITY you've pretty much seen this film, but only if you played the first one in reverse...and take out all of the happy moments. Gina Rodriguez is decent in this movie, but the rest of the cast is pretty terrible. It is filled with stilted dialogue, one-dimensional characters, and formulaic plot points. It has a couple of suspenseful moments, but for an action flick it moves pretty slow. There isn't a lot to this movie other than what you see in the trailer. It is just over...
 
2.1
 
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The Kid Who Would Be King
This is quite possibly the most average film I have ever seen. There isn't anything terrible about it, and there isn't anything outstanding. It just moves along and tells it's story in a very average way. It's not boring, it's not exciting, it's just there. The acting? Average. Plot? Average. Effects? Average. I think you get where I'm coming from. There is one somewhat interesting fact about this film, if you are a huge movie fan. The star of the movie is the son of Andy Serkis. Andy is the go...
 
3.0
 
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Serenity
This is one of those okay movies that is on the verge of being great in some ways, but also on the verge of being a complete train wreck. It has several interesting moments, but it also has several, "what the heck am I watching?" moments as well. The twist is interesting. Some people will love it, more will roll their eyes at it. The problem is that it is revealed way too early. There could have been a really cool setup for a huge twist at the end, but instead it just sort of leaks out...
 
2.8
 
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Glass
Who would have ever thought that when UNBREAKABLE hit theaters in late 2000 that 17 years later SPLIT would blow all of our minds by being set in the same universe? Now, two years later we get to see the first offering of the M. Night Shyamalan comic book superhero world. Shyamalan has a very odd ability to make either fantastic, out-of-this-world, blockbusters, or heaping piles of putrid trash. This may be his first movie ever not to fall into one of those two categories. This film is not terrible in any way shape or form, however...
 
3.4
 
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The Upside
January is typically a pretty bad month for movies. All of the big awards stuff is crammed into the last several weeks of the previous year, and then January gets the leftovers. Well, somehow, this little gem of a film slipped through the system and landed in January. Maybe it's a new trend? After all, one of the first films released last year was PADDINGTON 2 and it made my Top 10 Best Films of 2018 list. I don't think this one is going to be that special, but it is really good. Bryan...
 
3.8
 
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A Dog's Way Home
This is one of those films that is a little too pleasant for its own good. It's rated PG so there isn't a lot of suspense. The whole story just meanders along until it comes to the expected conclusion. Sure, it is cute and the dog is adorable, but that only goes so far before something of substance needs to happen. Unfortunately, the conflict that finally gives us a plot is a bit too much for younger kids and way too simple for adults. There are scenes in this film that would probably give every kid under...
 
2.4
 
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Replicas
Keanu Reeves is at his best when he has very few lines of dialogue to deliver. That is why he is so great in the JOHN WICK films...he rarely says anything. Unfortunately, in this movie he talks constantly. Oh, dear reader, I can't begin to tell you the agony I was in while watching him try to be all dramatic and sciency. All I could think was, "this is a really poor man's version of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark in IRON MAN." And I feel like that is a terrible insult to RDJ. Aside from...
 
1.9
 
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Escape Room
I was really hoping this would be a suspenseful film with a lot of think-on-your-feet moments. And I was pleasantly surprised that it lived up to that expectation for almost the entire movie. It felt a bit like watching a NATIONAL TREASURE movie, but with a quicker timeline and more violent and immediate chances at death. The acting isn't great, the ending leaves a lot to be desired, (if you were disappointed by the end of THE BELKO EXPERIMENT, expect to be disappointed again), and some of the tasks are just plain silly, but over all it...
 
2.8
 
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On The Basis Of Sex
Most people know Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a long-standing U.S. Supreme Court Justice. Most people don't know that well before that she was a lawyer who took on the issue of gender inequality during a time when discrimination based on one's sex was the norm. One of the great things about this film is that it straddles the political line to perfection. It never feels like this film is pushing an agenda or mocking those on the left or the right. Sure, there are the lawyers she is fighting against that have their hardened stances, but they...
 
3.3
 
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If Beale Street Could Talk
Director Barry Jenkins has proven once again that he can make outstanding, award-worthy films that are also accessible to the average movie-goer. His films are beautiful, important, and timely, but they never feel overdone, or pretentious, or self-congratulating. This film is an emotional ride all the way through. There are moments where you feel first love, there are moments where you feel things that you want to go away. It's a captivating film with scenes where you wish you could turn away, but it is so good you can't. The acting is easily some...
 
4.2
 
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