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The Secret Garden
Streaming on Apple or VUDU. This is one of those stories that pops up as a feature film every generation. On one hand it makes a lot of sense because it is a story filled with beautiful images. On the other hand, the story is not nearly as great as the visuals and the two main characters are thoroughly unlikable. Mary is obnoxious, treats everyone with disrespect, and refuses to do what she is told. Colin is a whiny, defeated, brat. It makes zero sense that these two would ever become friends, and...
 
2.9
 
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Black Is King
Streaming exclusively on Disney+. Beyonce is one of those creative people that seems to be years ahead of the rest of the artistic world. This visual album is the next piece of evidence to support that theory. This is something that feels like it would be impossible to pull off for everyone except a tiny handful of people. The visuals are stunning. The whole experience is striking and beautiful. The colors are vibrant, the dance is beautiful and powerful, the imagery is inspiring, and the cinematography is epic. It really...
 
3.8
 
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Sputnik
Streaming on Amazon, Apple, and Google Play. Sitting at home and watching a good horror flick can be fun. Sitting at home and watching a bad horror flick can be a dreadful experience. SPUTNIK leans much more towards dreadful than fun. First off, this film is a slow burn. It takes forever to get to the horror part, and by the time it finally got there I was so bored that I didn't really care anymore. I just wanted it to end. What is sad...
 
2.1
 
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The Old Guard
Streaming exclusively on Netflix. I knew nothing about this film when I started watching it. For the first three minutes I thought it was going to be another in a long line of typical action flicks. And then something happened. Something amazing and unique. Something that made me sit up and say, "Yes! I love it, and I need that explained now!" This film is filled with twists, layers of complexity, difficult decisions, regret, and nefarious plans built to serve the greater good. It is so much more than an action flick, but...
 
3.8
 
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Extraction
Streaming exclusively on Netflix. If you are craving one of those action flicks where it's one guy versus hundreds, the task is impossible, and every person the hero encounters wants him dead and is a martial arts master, well then this is the movie to satisfy your needs. This film dispenses with all of the frivolous stuff that layers a plot and characters. Instead it just jumps right into the battle and drags you along for the whole ride. Which is great, because you weren't going to have to use your brain...
 
2.9
 
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Beastie Boys Story
Streaming Exclusively on AppleTV+. When Adam Yauch (MCA) died in 2012 we all knew The Beastie Boys would never perform again. But what we did get from Adrock and Mike D, was an incredible, interactive, informative, and cathartic show that let us into the inner sanctum of the crazy trio. If you are wanting a typical documentary, this might be disappointing to you. This is a stage show, with an audience, where the remaining band members tell the story of the band while pictures and videos splash on the screen behind them. ...
 
3.8
 
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Greyhound
If you are a fan of war movies, this is a must-see movie. If you are a fan of Tom Hanks, this is a must-see movie. If you are a fan of really good movies, this is a must-see movie. It is surprising how much action and suspense is packed into a film that is only 90 minutes long, including end credits! While this is a strange and unprecedented year for film, it should be another year in which we see Tom Hanks up for an acting award. He may also be...
 
4.7
 
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Da 5 Bloods
Spike Lee is back again, giving us a look at an historic event from a different angle. His ability to help us see things from another viewpoint is extraordinary. This time he deals with the struggle of people of color during the Vietnam conflict. It is eye-opening, heart-breaking, and anger-inducing. This film is not for the squeamish. There is a lot of violence, blood, and gore. Lee doesn’t hold back at all when it comes to the hell of war. He continues the intensity and the effects that war has on people through the characters’ long-term...
 
4.4
 
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The King of Staten Island
For fans of SNL you already know what a fantastic talent Pete Davidson is. For everyone else, you are about to find out. Davidson plays the going-nowhere son of a hero firefighter killed in the line of duty. This had to be somewhat of a cathartic role for him since his real father was a firefighter killed on 9/11. Considering the subject matter and this being Davidson's first starring role in a feature film, this could have easily fallen off the rails and become a 2-hour slog. Instead, it has a special magic to it that...
 
3.7
 
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The High Note
While this isn't the funniest Rom-Com to come out recently, it is satisfyingly funny. And, let's be honest, we are all craving a little laughter and a decent, somewhat-high-budget, a-list-starring movie to watch. Thankfully, this movie hits all of those notes. This is easily Dakota Johnson's best work to date. It shows that she really does have good comedic timing, a broad acting range, and can be the likable underdog. If she keeps on this trajectory, she may do enough good things for us to finally forget FIFTY SHADES OF GREY. (Kidding....there is not enough good in...
 
3.3
 
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Trolls World Tour
Four years ago, I took my daughters, then 4 and 6, to see TROLLS. The music was great, the girls were mostly entertained, but the story was pretty bland. Last night, we had a home movie night and watched TROLLS WORLD TOUR. My girls are now 8 and 10, and the age difference made the difference. While the 8 year old enjoyed the movie for the most part, she hasn't shown any interest in watching it again even though she knows we can watch it as many times as we want to in 48 hours. The...
 
2.4
 
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Bloodshot
This is exactly what you think it is. It is a comic book turned action flick that doesn't bother with things like character development or worry about massive plot holes. The whole premise of the movie is so far-fetched that you can easily suspend disbelief and just roll with it. If you are into action flicks, this is a perfect film for you. It has all of the gadgets and explosions you could ever want. It even has all of the cheesy one-liners. There isn't anything great about this movie, but there isn't...
 
3.3
 
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I Still Believe
If you know the story of Jeremy Camp, then you already know where this film is going. The great news is that, even if you do know, they did a fantastic job in making it compelling anyway. If you don't know anything about Jeremy Camp, his story will make you laugh, cry, and find hope in tragedy. This is from the same people that made I CAN ONLY IMAGINE. That was a great film, and this one is too. They manage to tell difficult and personal stories that feel very real, but not invasive. It is...
 
4.1
 
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The Hunt
If you are the kind of person that goes to movies for the gratuitous violence and prefer your plots to be paper thin, this movie is your Magnum Opus. Literally, there is no plot to this movie for at least the first 45 minutes and maybe even longer. All that happens in the first half is violent, bloody death after gory death. When we finally do get some sort of semblance of a plot it feels like the entire idea and script were thought up and written out over a three-beer lunch between two college buddies....
 
2.1
 
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Wendy
Oh, how close this movie came to being great. When I saw the trailer for WENDY, I was so excited because it looked like a gritty, modern-day retelling of the Peter Pan story. The good news is that it fits that description well. The bad news is that is doesn't quite deliver on pacing, tone, or keeping the important benchmarks of the original story. There is a lot to like about this film, and I really did like it, I just didn't love it. It is very good, but not great. It...
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3.2
 
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