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Fifty Shades Freed
They should have named this movie FIFTY SHADES OF RED because everyone associated with it should be dreadfully embarrassed with the final product. The story is useless, the acting it stilted, and the chemistry and the plot are non-existent. When I say the plot is non-existent, I mean that for the first hour and fifteen minutes of this travesty there is almost ZERO plot. It's essentially 75 minutes of sex, music montages, and sex over music montages. Oh, and a 45 mile per hour car chase. I will say that with about 20 minutes...
 
1.0
 
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Winchester
Helen Mirren could read the names in a school year book while sitting on a box in an empty room and I'd pay to see it. She is fantastic in just about everything she does. WINCHESTER is no exception. How they landed her for this role I will never know, but I'm glad they did, because without her this film would have been almost unwatchable. She adds a much-needed level of suspense and desperation to the story that allows the viewer to actually believe that the happenings could very well be real. Whether or not you believe...
 
3.0
 
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Maze Runner: The Death Cure
If you are a fan of the MAZE RUNNER franchise, this is a great ending to the trilogy. The films have gotten better as the series has progressed. This third, and final, installment is full of suspense, intrigue, and edge-of-your-seat action. It gives us some long-awaited answers, and a satisfying ending. It also gives us some nice moments with characters we've grown to love over the course of the series. As with the other films, the acting isn't great, the dialogue is pretty basic, and there are a few plot holes that will...
 
3.7
 
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Hostiles
It's not very often a Western hits the theaters. It's even more rare for that Western to be outstanding. HOSTILES checks off both boxes. It is a film that will rock you to your core. The acting is some of the best you will see all year. Never once was I pulled out of the story by a misstep by the cast. Each character was fascinating in their own way. The story is powerful and compelling, and even though the movie is over two hours long I never felt like it was dragging....
 
4.2
 
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12 Strong
If you don't know the story behind the first soldiers into Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks it is truly incredible. They were up against insurmountable odds, dealing with people they couldn't fully trust, and were on a timeline that was all but impossible to meet. But they are U.S. soldiers, so they did it. This film does a good job or telling their story. Not great, but good. It helps you to feel their frustrations and concerns while fighting a battle like they had never fought before. The downside to the movie is...
 
3.7
 
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Forever My Girl
This is one of those smarmy, Hallmark channel-style flicks that gives you exactly what you are looking for in a smarmy, Hallmark Channel-style flick. It is formulaic in every way, and makes you laugh, cry, get angry, and swoon in all of the right places. The downside of this film are all of the "oh, come on" moments. They start with the fact that they live in a small Louisiana town outside of New Orleans and apparently only 2 black people live in the whole town. Then they kill off one of the two!!!!!!!!! Next, it's southern...
 
2.7
 
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Den of Thieves
I'm a big fan of heist movies. THE ITALIAN JOB, any of the OCEAN'S flicks, THE USUAL SUSPECTS are all some of my favorites. When a heist movie is on TV it's pretty much guaranteed I'm going to watch at least some of it. This one isn't going to make the cut though. DEN OF THIEVES is dreadfully long, slow-moving, and filled with plot holes and moments of convenience. I will say the actual heist scenes are great. They are really suspenseful and well done. Unfortunately, they only make up...
 
2.7
 
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Proud Mary
Oh, how I wanted this movie to be good. Taraji P. Henson is one of my favorite actors and the plot looked really interesting. Unfortunately, the way the story plays out isn't very good. I didn't care about what happened to any of the characters, I didn't care about the mafia-style war going on, and I didn't care why certain events were happening. Maybe if the movie spent more time on character development it would have been better, but we didn't get that. Overall the acting was good. The kid is great, Henson...
 
2.0
 
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The Post
If ever a movie screamed "OSCAR" this one would be it. It stars Mr. and Mrs. Perennial Award Favorites, it's directed by Steven Spielberg, it's a drama about the press versus the government, and it's a period piece. It will most assuredly be a contender, but this year is so full of great movies it probably won't win anything. This pacing of this film is surprisingly quick. It is also significantly more suspenseful than one might imagine it to be. There is a scene where one guy writes an article while everyone else stands around and watches,...
 
4.3
 
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Paddington 2
I loved this movie. You will love it, too. I really don't need to say anymore. (But, I will). This may be one of my top 10 children's movies of all time. It is incredibly wonderful for the whole family. It is heartwarming, funny, beautiful, goofy, and everything a children's movie should be. I sat in the theater with a huge, stupid grin on my face for 90-plus minutes and I would happily do it again. Adults are going to love this film just as much as the kids do, because...
 
4.5
 
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The Commuter
Look, this is a flick made for Liam Neeson. I can't imagine the writer thinking of anyone else as the words hit the paper. I also can't think of the writer thinking much about the plot either, because it is a thin slice of Swiss cheese in this film. This is a film where you have to suspend disbelief...a lot. Basically, the entire movie relies on you pretending that the FBI wouldn't follow even a modicum of protocol. Seriously, if you think about the plot compared to how real people in those situations...
 
2.2
 
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Phantom Thread
If you are a fan of slow-moving, period-piece dramas, PHANTOM THREAD is the movie for you. If you need things to happen while watching a movie, you should pass on this one. This is a beautiful, artistic film that is highlighted by wonderful acting and striking cinematography. The dialogue is as complex and fanciful as the dresses which the lead character designs. It is also a funny film, but in an unexpected way. There are several times where you will find yourself laughing at things at which you don't want to laugh. The whole...
 
3.7
 
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I, Tonya
This film is insane. In a great way. If you followed the Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan soap opera, this is a must-see movie. Even if you didn't, this is a fantastic movie that you will enjoy thoroughly. It is fast-paced, ridiculously entertaining, and fascinating. Even though this film is being released this year it is actually a qualifier for the 2017 awards. And it's going to win a few. Especially Allison Janney for Best Supporting Actress. She destroys the screen with her portrayal of Tonya Harding's lunatic mother. Margot...
 
4.8
 
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Insidious: The Last Key
Welp, 2018 is of to a smashing start in the theaters. #sarcasm This film is a smorgasbord of meh. There are very few scene that are actually scary, the acting is cringe-worthy, the story is full of so many plot holes that it barely makes sense, and the effects are almost laughable. The worst part of the whole movie is that they set up another sequel. Dear Hollywood, if the title of your film includes the words "Last" or "Final" please stick to that. We didn't need this movie much less INSIDIOUS 5. Ugh....
 
2.1
 
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Molly's Game
Out of the hundreds of movies that have hit the big screen this year, this one may have the best opening five minutes of any of them. The only other film that might come close would be BABY DRIVER. This is a fast-paced, highly exciting film that will have you on the edge of your seat and holding your breath throughout. It is fun, crazy, and wild. Jessica Chastain, as always, is amazing in her role. She becomes Molly in a way that few other actors could do. She breathes life into...
 
4.3
 
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