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Ocean's 8
One of the main things that has made the OCEAN'S franchise great to this point is that all of the characters bring something unique to the story. Even if they are only on screen for a few minutes, they make a mark and they make you care about them. Unfortunately, that dynamic did not translate to this film. While the acting is great and the story is a lot of fun, the characters seem to fall flat. With the exception of Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter, I never felt any connection to the other characters. ...
 
3.3
 
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Hereditary
This is, straight up, the creepiest movie I have ever seen. As I watched it the hair on my arms and neck stood up. I felt chills several times. Basically, I was completely freaked out. While this is a horror film, it isn't a scary movie per se. Yes, you will jump a couple of times, but that is the extent of the scares. This is much more along the lines of the true horror genre. It makes you think one thing and then it takes your brain, squeezes it in a vice, then gives it back...
 
3.7
 
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Hotel Artemis
Every story has already been told. We've heard that so many times it has become cliche. And while it may be true on a basic story-telling level, it doesn't give people the authority to write stories in worlds created by other people. Imagine if someone wrote a story about sisters and one had the ability to freeze things, or a bunch of magical kids all go to school together near London. We would be yelling at the screen saying, "you stole that idea!" HOTEL ARTEMIS is about as close as you can get to...
 
2.0
 
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First Reformed
FIRST REFORMED clocks in at about 110 minutes. For the first 80 minutes I was intrigued, I was entertained, and I was ready for a fascinating finale. Then the last 30 minutes happened and I still have no clue what the heck happened to this film. It was compelling and emotional and then it went so far off the rails that it was impossible for me to go with it. One of the things I really liked about this film is that it deals with the issue of the destruction of our planet via human pollution in...
 
2.7
 
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Action Point
When I went to see this movie I was totally in the mood for stupid humor and wild antics. I walked out 90-something minutes later completely disappointed. This film is so bland, boring, and lame I could have taken my grandma to see it and she would have thought it was somewhat adorable. I want a Johnny Knoxville flick to give her a heart attack, not make her want to pinch his cute little cheeks. First of all, there are very few "Jackass" style moments in this movie. Maybe six or seven good ones. And of those,...
 
1.5
 
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Adrift
This is an interesting story with some intense drama, but there is only so much drama that you can squeeze out of a disabled boat in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. There are times when the story feels like it is moving as fast as a 30 foot wave. Then there are times where it feels like the plot is dragging along like a yacht floating with no direction in a sea of misery. Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin do some great work with limited resources, and I'm sure the true story gave them some interesting...
 
3.4
 
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Upgrade
This is nothing more than a poor man's sci-fi flick. It tries to be futuristic with innovative tech and flying machines, but they didn't have the budget to make any of it look good. The futuristic cars look like they are painted plywood, and the cop cars look like entry-level Kias. The story is interesting, but the execution is terrible. Some of the acting is nearly unwatchable, and the cheesy dialogue makes it worse. To make matters worse, all of the kill shots are overly gratuitous and gory. It felt like the people in charge knew they...
 
1.9
 
0.0 (0)
Solo: A Star Wars Story
As with all of the other STAR WARS movies that have come out in the last few years, SOLO had a lot of bad buzz flitting around Hollywood for months. The directors were replaced, there were re-shoots, there was turmoil, the story wasn't any good, etc. Some of it was true, some wasn't. But, just like the other STAR WARS films before it, this one is great. The only problem I have with the film is in the first 20 minutes. While there is a lot of great action and interesting story elements playing out, there are...
 
4.2
 
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Show Dogs
I spent the last 10 days at a film festival surrounded by film makers with brilliant ideas for movies that will never see the light of day. Then I go to the theater and see SHOW DOGS and wonder how on earth something like this makes it to the big screen in wide release. It is truly baffling. I took my six year old to see it and she was way more interested in her popcorn than the movie. I felt the same way. It's formulaic, barely funny, there are way too many...
 
2.1
 
0.0 (0)
Deadpool 2
Deadpool has made a triumphant return! While the first Deadpool movie was extraordinary, this one falls just short of that glory. It is still amazing and better than 90% of the other movies out there, but it feels like we are covering some of the same ground with this movie. Sure, there are a million different jokes about male anatomy, but once you know Deadpool is willing to go there it gets a little tired after a while. The story is compelling and well-told. The villain is outstanding and his mission is not only...
 
4.4
 
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Book Club
This film is a tale of two emotions. The first 70 minutes are incredibly funny and smart. Then the movie doesn't just slam on the brakes, it insta-stops and switches to something that tries to be heartwarming and dramatic. There isn't a single memorable laugh for the last 30 minutes of the film. Aside from the pacing issues there are several scenes that look like they were, shot with green screen technology from the mid-90s. One of the Los Angeles landscape scenes looked so fake I swear it was a painting. And the filtering done to soften...
 
2.9
 
0.0 (0)
Life Of The Party
Show of hands...Is anyone else sick and tired of Melissa McCarthy always playing the same character? Good to know. I'm glad I'm not alone. I'm sure she has the ability to stretch beyond this character. We've seen it before in SPY, and hopefully we will see it again in CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME, but this film offers nothing but the same old thing. The only thing that makes this film worthy of being seen is the writing. There are several funny moments including one that is so spectacularly funny we missed at least...
 
2.8
 
0.0 (0)
Breaking In
Here's the bottom line: Universal Studios, the company that made this movie, doesn't care about it, so why should we? How do I know? Two reasons. 1. There are at least five times where a character drops an F-bomb, but the studio decided they wanted a PG-13 rating, so they overdubbed the lines. They didn't bother to re-shoot any of the scenes, they just overdubbed to save money. So, several times you'll see a character saying "f---", but "friggin'" comes out of his or her mouth. 2. This film actually...
 
1.9
 
0.0 (0)
Tully
This film is a hidden gem. It's the kind of film that you have to see to understand and then you will want all of your friends to see it so you can talk with someone about it. The performances are outstanding and emotional, and the story is incredible. The only thing I didn't really like about this movie is that it relies heavily on the husband/father character to be significantly more absentee than a real person would be. Aside from that, this is a powerful, unique film that is worth your time...
 
3.8
 
0.0 (0)
Bad Samaritan
As far as thrillers go, this one is pretty good. The plot is interesting, the acting is good, and it is fast-paced. It's the kind of film that will have you holding your breath and gripping the armrests a little too tight. The unfortunate side of this film are all of the crime thriller tropes. Like, no one in authority believes the hero and everyone loves the bad guy. Like, the bad guy keeps on coming back. And more. Tropes aside, this is a fun, intense, and exciting movie that will get your heart beating faster. ...
 
3.2
 
0.0 (0)
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