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Doctor Sleep
If you are a fan of the 1980 horror classic THE SHINING then you will want to see DOCTOR SLEEP. If for no other reason than to see what psychological damage was done to little Danny boy at the Overlook Hotel. Aside from the curiosity factor though, this is a good movie. It is a horror flick, but it is more creepy than scary, just like the original. It does a good job of standing on its own while paying homage to its predecessor. There are several great call backs and Easter eggs for fans of THE...
 
3.4
 
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Midway
I'm a history buff. I love watching war flicks...especially movies about World War II. I find them fascinating because it was a time when bravery ruled the day. The stories of the heroes are many and compelling. With MIDWAY the stories of the heroes were just about the only thing I found worthy of my time. And it was only in the last 3 minutes that we found out the real stories of the people in this film. The rest of the movie was pretty close to a total waste of time. The effects...
 
2.6
 
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Jojo Rabbit
While I'm sure we all have something in us that says it will always be too soon for a comedy with Adolf Hitler, there is the reality that this is a spectacular film in every way, and may end up being my favorite movie of the year. Be warned now, that if you run into me on the streets and we start talking movies, I will tell you that you absolutely HAVE to see this film. This movie is one of the funniest I have seen in a long time, but it is also heartwarming, heartbreaking, and...
 
5.0
 
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Arctic Dogs
Somebody needs to check on the health and well-being of all of the actors that worked on this flick. The only reason I can figure out why they would agree to do this movie after reading the screenplay, is that they are either being blackmailed or held captive somewhere. (Okay, probably not, but still this movie is THAT bad). This is the dictionary definition of a Hollywood cash grab. The studio decided they could put out an animated flick, no matter what the story was about, and make a couple of million bucks. There is no passion...
 
1.1
 
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Black and Blue
When it comes to police dramas it is all about the action and suspense. This movie has plenty of both. Plus it also has great acting by Naomie Harris. The film is filled with interesting twists and turns. It's impossible to know who s on who's side, so it really feels like Harris's character is all alone. She does a wonderful job of straddling the line between staying under control and completely freaking out. Perhaps the best aspect of this movie is how real it is. It shows the struggle between the police...
 
4.0
 
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Terminator: Dark Fate
If you've seen one TERMINATOR flick you've seen them all. The plot of this one is about 95% the same as the original. It almost feels like they wanted to give the franchise a reboot, but also wanted to tie it into the original series somehow. As with all of the other films in this franchise, you go for the action. If you are going for any other reason you will be left wanting more. The plot is regurgitated, the plot holes are massive, and the acting is average at best. The good news is this film...
 
3.1
 
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Harriet
HARRIET has "Oscar contender" written all over it. From the screenplay, to the score, to the acting, and beyond, I can see this film getting six or seven nominations with ease. However, it is still very early in the awards season, and with some big, powerhouse films on the way, this one might not make the final cut. Even so, this is an amazing and powerful film worth seeing. Cynthia Erivo gives a career-defining performance as Harriet Tubman. Her acting draws you in and makes you feel like you are right there with her. You feel the...
 
5.0
 
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The Current War
I've been excited about this movie for well over two years now. In fact, this film was marketed and scheduled for release near the end of 2017, but it was under a studio whose president got himself in a lot of trouble and eventually was kicked out of Hollywood. Finally, after two years, and I'm sure a lot of legal battles, we get to see this film. When you put the likes of Cumberbatch, Shannon, Holland, and Hoult in the same movie you know that the acting is going to be superb. And it is. I...
 
4.2
 
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Countdown
Horror has had a difficult time moving into the 2010's. The genre has tried several times with movies like UNFRIENDED and ESCAPE ROOM to bring technology into the story line, but it has yet to be really successful. This movie may be the best so far in mixing today's technology with creepy horror. If you like going to horror flicks for all of the jumps and bumps, this movie is one of the best of the year. There are a ton of jump scares to keep you reaching for the hand of the person...
 
3.0
 
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The Lighthouse
When it comes to films that fall into the horror genre, THE LIGHTHOUSE may be the most beautiful of them all. Shot fully in black and white, the images and cinematography are stunning. It feels and looks like you are watching a Hitchcock film in high definition. Everything pops off of the screen in incredible detail. Perhaps the most amazing thing about this film is that the sound is so well done, yet the whole film was recorded in mono. (Read: One track). The sound comes at you, relentlessly, from all sides, just like the sea around...
 
3.3
 
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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Angelina Jolie returns to her magnificently evil ways in another beautiful and suspenseful chapter of the misunderstood life of Maleficent. As with the first film, this one is filled with spectacular imagery, near-perfect effects, and gorgeous scenery. Last time MALEFICENT was nominated for a costume design Oscar. This time I think it stands a better chance of actually winning that award. The costumes are truly incredible. I've rarely been so taken in by the wardrobe choices as I was while watching this movie. As for the plot, this film isn't quite as good...
 
4.0
 
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Zombieland: Double Tap
ZOMBIELAND is one of those flicks that, if I see it on TV while I'm searching for something to watch, I will stop and watch every single time. It is a cult classic bordering on legendary status. It has all of the markers of a long-living film: Compelling, funny, suspenseful, great dialogue, fantastic acting, and long-running gags. It is near-perfect and one-of-a-kind. And then they made another one. There were so many ways that this new venture could have gone wrong. They could have slapped it together knowing that most of us...
 
4.7
 
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Gemini Man
Will Smith is one of the biggest stars in Hollywood history. Ang Lee is an Oscar-winning director. One would hope that a team like this would make an amazing film. They didn't. Yes, this movie does have some good suspense and an intriguing story line, but there is so much more about it that is below average. First, the effects are just plain terrible. It looks like they pulled out the CGI software from 2005 and decided to give it another shot. The young Will Smith never looks right, to the...
 
2.2
 
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The Addams Family
Get ready to snap twice for one of the best animated movies of the year. THE ADDAMS FAMILY is fantastic. I took my 9 and 7 year old daughters and they both loved it. (Especially the 7 year old. Her favorite part was the song...which she now sings incessantly). The audience was filled with kids and their parents, and nobody seemed unhappy at the end. During the film there was a ton of laughter and excitement filling the room. The story itself is pretty basic and formulaic, but it is a movie made for...
 
4.0
 
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Jexi
If you saw the trailer for this movie and said to yourself that it didn't look like this had much of a plot, go ahead and give yourself a thumbs up for being right. Here is how thin this movie is. The total running time (including end credits) is only 84 minutes, and there are no less than three musical montages, (read "filler"), in the film. It is truly disappointing that the likes of Adam Devine and Alexandra Shipp had to waste their incredible talents on a screenplay as terrible as this one. They did their best...
 
2.3
 
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