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The Dead Don't Die
I am a huge fan of zombie apocalypse flicks. Movies like ZOMBIELAND, SHAUN OF THE DEAD, and ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE are films that I could just about watch on repeat. Therefore, I was annoyingly excited when I saw the trailer for this movie. The plot, the cast, the music, what could possibly go wrong? I told everybody who was listening to watch the trailer, and when I had YouTube readily available I would make them watch it with me. (Hence the "annoying" part.) Then I saw the movie. *Does THE PRICE IS RIGHT...
 
2.1
 
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The Secret Life Of Pets 2
Here is all you need to know about this movie. My young daughter is a much harsher movie critic than I am. I loved this film and so did she. Therefore this may be one of the greatest movies ever made. Okay, that's taking it too far, but it is a very good movie. There are two greatest things about this film, First, it is laugh out loud funny. There are tons of jokes and sight gags for kids and adults. Several times during the screening I attended the entire crowd was laughing. Even...
 
3.7
 
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Dark Phoenix
I can't recall being this bored or non-caring about a movie in a long time. It's less than two hours long, but it felt like it lasted so much longer. The plot was terrible, the pacing was off, and there was no chemistry between the characters. It got so bad at one point that I mentally checked out of the movie for about 10 minutes. I just sat there in a daze not paying attention to anything that happened on the screen. And I have no desire to go back and see what I missed. ...
 
2.4
 
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Godzilla: King Of The Monsters
This film can be summed up in one sentence. It is a lot of humans doing colossally stupid things allowing the monsters ample opportunity to destroy everything and fight each other. If you read that sentence and said, "Sounds good to me," then you should go see this movie immediately. If your response was anything short of that, then do anything else. This is a check-your-brain-at-the-door popcorn flick. The plot is so insanely stupid that it really feels like it is in the way of us just being able to enjoy the battles. For...
 
2.5
 
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Rocketman
This is one of the more unique films I've seen in the last several years. It took me a good 30 minutes before I adjusted to the flashback-to-musical-to-narrative style, but once I got used to it I really enjoyed the movie. Taron Egerton proves once again that he is one of the elite actors in Hollywood. He transforms into Elton John, and he delivers a very impressive musical performance as well by singing all of the songs in the movie. As one of my film critic friends said, "If Rami Malek can win a best actor Oscar...
 
4.4
 
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Ma
This film is classified as a horror film, but don't let that fool you into thinking this is some ridiculous teen slasher film. It's not. It actually fits more into the original style of horror films where the things that happen are horrific, not necessarily scary. In fact, there are very few scares in this movie, and the ones that are there are forced and useless. I was excited for this movie when I saw the trailer. It looked like it was going to be smart and creepy. It delivers on the creepy, but not so much...
 
2.9
 
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Aladdin
The 1992 animated film will always have a special place in my heart. It is the film my wife and I saw on our very first date. Therefore, I was really nervous when they announced this live-action reboot. But now that I have seen the movie, I can say that it is just as great and fun as the original. This film is a visual feast. The colors, the costumes, the sets, and the scenery are all amazing. It wouldn't surprise me at all to see this up for a couple of Oscars for costumes, cinematography, and/or...
 
4.1
 
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Brightburn
We've all been in someone's life as they are going through puberty. Whether it was our own awkward change, or the metamorphosis of one of our children, puberty is a mess. This movie is essentially about a kid with the worst puberty rage ever. I was really looking forward to this movie because the trailer made it look unique and smart. Unfortunately, it falls in line with the formula of most horror flicks, and it never tells us what happened and why. It almost feels like the studio...
 
2.0
 
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Booksmart
It seems like every year we get one or two coming of age movies, and most of them are average at best. This one may be one of the best coming of age movies in the last 20 years. Just like John Hughes used to do 30 years ago, director Olivia Wilde manages to catch the true essence of teen life in the current era. This film doesn't go as deep as Hughes's films went, but it does get deeper than just the surface emotions. It is also a very funny, very raunchy film that will have...
 
4.6
 
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John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum
It is confirmed. This is the best action movie franchise in the history of film. It's better than DIE HARD, it's better than the BOURNE films, it's better than all of them. Never have I seen a row full of movie critics all jump back in their seats, look at each other in amazement, and then clap and cheer like a bunch of kids at an amusement park. And that happened TWICE in the first ten minutes of the movie! Just about 90 minutes into the film a fellow critic leaned over to me...
 
4.1
 
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A Dog's Journey
Here is the good news...this movie is so much better than 2017's A DOG'S PURPOSE. The bad news...That movie was terrible, so this one is just barely average. Thankfully, they stayed away from all of the tragic and traumatic dog death this time and tried to stick with the sweet and funny side of dogs. The story is okay. It isn't anywhere near an exciting and compelling tale, but it does have enough conflict and twists to make it somewhat interesting. Josh Gad plays the voice of all of the dogs....
 
2.7
 
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The Sun Is Also A Star
I admit that I am a total sucker for a good first love story. Unfortunately, this film is nowhere near a good first love story. In fact, it is a lot closer to terribly boring than it is to good. The premise is okay, but the execution is so incredibly non-realistic that it gets to the point of laughable. I found myself checking my watch and letting my mind wander several times while waiting for something at least semi-exciting to happen. Perhaps a better title for this movie would be A BORING, SLOW WALK AROUND NEW...
 
2.1
 
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Pokemon: Detective Pikachu
Over the many years that I have been a professional film critic I have seen some truly nerdtastic crowds. The level of nerddom for this film absolutely destroys the nerdiness of all other films. It leaves a trail of taped up broken glasses, geek speak, and dorky laughs in its wake. I have never seen a group of 20-something guys in awkward attire so excited for a little, fuzzy, yellow, teddy bear. As a complete non-participant in the Pokemon craze, I was thoroughly at a loss for most of the movie. I got the general plot enough...
 
2.2
 
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The Hustle
Oh, look. Another movie in which Rebel Wilson plays the exact same character she is in every movie she's in. I'm starting to think that she has zero ability to act and what we see on the screen is how she is in real life. Thank goodness Anne Hathaway is there to make this film somewhat tolerable and amusing. For a film about con artists, the cons are overly simplistic and easy. There are a couple of good twists, but those do more to set up another movie than to do anything to help this one...
 
2.5
 
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Poms
Just like a group of octogenarian cheerleaders, it's very difficult to expect too much out of a movie like POMS. The good news is that the film over delivers on the fun and the funny. This group of sassy grannies will have you laughing until parts of you that normally don't hurt start hurting. There are several laugh out loud moments, most of which are delivered between the stars and their High School rivals. The movie is just sweet enough. Only occasionally does it feel like it drops into the land of forced sweetness....
 
3.2
 
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