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After
Don't let the cover fool you, ladies and gentlemen. Once you get past the, "oh, that looks hot and steamy," you'll come to the realization that it is nothing more than just another in a long line of movie posters and book covers with two white people almost kissing. 9 times out of 10 that means the content is going to be stupidly formulaic, poorly written, and dull. This film is all three of those things. There is zero chemistry between the lead characters, the dialogue is cringe-worthy, and the plot is...
 
1.9
 
0.0 (0)
Missing Link
I was surprised by how much I liked this movie. I went into it with an open mind like I always do, but this film gave me way more than I was expecting. It is fantastically funny from start to finish. If you are a fan of literal humor, this is a must-see movie for you. Yes, this is a movie targeted to young children, but there are so many jokes designed to keep parents interested all throughout. If you go with your kids they will be asking you why you are laughing at certain things. Good...
 
3.6
 
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Hellboy
Have you ever had to endure the acting and writing of a sixth grade play? That's basically the level of competence displayed in HELLBOY. Of course, we can't blame the sixth graders for this...after all they are really young and just starting out on their paths to theatrical greatness. But we can blame the people that made this ridiculous nonsense. I'm sure almost every critic will use this line, but I have to anyway, so here it goes... Sitting through HELLBOY is pure hell. Whew, now that I've got that...
 
1.2
 
0.0 (0)
Little
This film uses magic to transform an adult woman into her former, young self, but the real magic is that, despite all of it's efforts, this may be one of the most bland films of the last decade. Aside from a few laughs there is nothing that draws out any emotion. Regina Hall's character is thoroughly unlikable for a majority of the movie, as is her younger self. (The girl who plays her, Marsai Martin, is adorable, but the character traits are horrible). And even when she finally sees the error of her ways she is still...
 
2.7
 
0.0 (0)
Shazam!
Congratulations, DC. You completely nailed it with this film. Finally. Yes, WONDER WOMAN was really good, but it had a lot of cliche moments. Yes, the first two DARK KNIGHT films are technically DC, but those are more Christopher Nolan's success than DC. Therefore, this is the first really great DC comic book film to hit the big screen. It is tremendously funny, filled with great suspense, it has wonderful character development, and it is entertaining throughout. The only issue I had with the film are a couple of pacing flaws...
 
4.8
 
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Pet Sematary
When it comes to the Horror genre there is no greater name than Stephen King. That said, several of his movie adaptations have been pretty bad. Then last year we got the gift of an extraordinary film in IT. I was hoping this movie would be just as good. It isn't...but it is still a decent flick. John Lithgow does a great job of carrying the secrets of the movie with him. But the young girl, Jete Laurence, steals the show. She is sweet, charming, terrifying, and horrible. Without her acting abilities the...
 
3.2
 
0.0 (0)
The Best of Enemies
I was watching this film recently, and about 30 minutes in I thought, "This is the point where this movie decides to be good or terrible." Thankfully, it chose wisely and decided to be a good movie. I give a lot of credit to Robin Bissell, the writer and director. Not many people could read a story about a two-week long civil rights meeting and find a movie in it. Even fewer could do that and actually make the movie enjoyable. The driving force behind this movie is the powerful acting...
 
4.1
 
0.0 (0)
The Aftermath
If you are looking to be fantastically bored for two straight hours, do I have the movie for you. One would think that a film about a steamy affair would be somewhat interesting, but alas, even the bad stuff is awkward and dull. Jason Clarke all but kills the movie. His acting is incredibly monotonous. And Keira Knightley, who is usually very good, must have spent too much time hanging out with Clarke during the filming, because her acting is just as flat as his. The story takes forever to get going, and by...
 
1.9
 
0.0 (0)
Dumbo
Disney has done several live-action remakes of classic films. Up to now, I've considered all of them to be good to great. Now, the little, flying elephant is hitting the big screen in all of his big-eyed, big-eared, CGI glory. Every streak has to come to an end at some point. I wish I could say this movie is fun and exciting and amazing for kids of all ages, but I can't. The reality is that it is really long, slow, and boring. The pacing is slow for most of the film, and it...
 
2.9
 
0.0 (0)
The Beach Bum
Somehow I've always imagined that the character Matthew McConaughey plays in this movie is his real life persona. I can just see him sitting around with some weed, a bongo, a bright swimsuit, and a Lamborghini in the background. I'm pretty sure he didn't have to act at all during the making of this film. As for the movie, it wonders around like a hapless beach bum for a good 30 minutes before we ever get any semblance of a plot or a quest. And even after that it is still a meandering mess that...
 
2.3
 
0.0 (0)
Us
GET OUT was one of my favorite films from 2017. Because of that I was really looking forward to the second horror flick from Jordan Peele. Maybe I was looking forward to it a little too much. As the credits began rolling at the end of my screening of US, I sat in silence trying to figure out what I had just witnessed. At first I thought it was just me. I thought I must have missed something. Then, slowly, I began to notice other people around me with the same puzzled look on their faces. Finally,...
 
3.1
 
0.0 (0)
Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase
There are few franchises that are as popular and have lasted as long as Nancy Drew. It seems like every fourth grader for the last 75 years has spent countless hours reading the Nancy Drew mysteries. There have also been several iterations of the young sleuth on film and TV. This reboot was meant to be a TV/streaming release, but they thought, why not give it a quick run in theaters. So, if you've never heard of this movie, you aren't alone. Even professional people in and around the film industry didn't know this movie was going...
 
3.4
 
0.0 (0)
Wonder Park
About 14 months before the release of this film the studio fired its director because of misconduct allegations. They never bothered to replace him. Even with directors, there are so few movies worth paying the price to see in theaters. Now imagine trying to make a good movie without a captain. It's virtually impossible. Sure, they had a staff of high level executives working to make the decisions, but you need someone to break the ties and make the tough decisions. That is what a good director does. Needless to say, this movie is...
 
2.2
 
0.0 (0)
Captive State
This movie has so much potential. It is an interesting story with some compelling characters, but unfortunately, it wasn't written as captivating as it could have been. The movie is about 110 minutes long, and the first 105 minutes are constantly confusing. Every time I felt like I was starting to figure something out, something else would happen. If that form of storytelling is done well it can be a very effective way to surprise the viewer at the end with a huge reveal. This one isn't told in a way that makes it exciting, but...
 
2.6
 
0.0 (0)
Five Feet Apart
Okay, I admit that I am a total sucker for first love stories. I'm sure most critics are going to hate this movie. They will call it simple, formulaic, and emotionally manipulative. To them I stick out my tongue and say, "Ppbbbbbbtttttttttttt!!!!!" This movie is amazing. Is it simple, formulaic, and emotionally manipulative? Of course. Do I care? Not one bit. The story is beautiful and heartbreaking. It is filled with joy, hope, life, and love. It is also filled with sadness, tragedy, fear and death. But the...
 
4.6
 
0.0 (0)
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