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The Bye Bye Man
Every once in a while a horror movie will come out that is unique, innovative, truly chilling, and a lot of fun. THE BYE BYE MAN is none of those. This is just another in a long line of boring, same old flicks that manages to give the audience a few jumps in spite of itself. This film is poorly done, poorly acted, poorly thought out, ans audiences will walk out thinking "poor me, I just paid money to see that crap." At just over 90 minutes long, it's about 75 minutes too...
 
1.7
 
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Silence
There are very few films that have the power to cause an entire group of people to sit with rapt attention for almost three hours then file out of the theater in absolute silence. This is one of those films. This is not a film full of action. It is a slow-moving, thought-provoking, superbly-acted testament to people that are much stronger than most of us could every hope to be. It is a film that never lets up on the intensity, emotion, nor does it ever let you forget the stakes. Watching this...
 
5.0
 
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Monster Trucks
Sometimes I wish there was a PG-10 rating. I don't think we need to go crazy with 157 different ratings for movies, but a PG-10 would be good. There feels like such a wide gap between PG and PG-13 that films like this have nowhere to find a good comfort zone. This movie is rated PG and it feels like it all the way through. It's not a bad film at all (for kids), but it could have been a much better film (for everyone) if it had a little bit more drama and suspense. (Like...
 
3.1
 
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Sleepless
Here are some good warning signs of a bad movie: A January release: Check The release date gets moved a lot: Check The theatrical trailer in theaters the week before release has the wrong release date: Check The advertising budget is somewhere near $0: Check That said, I gave SLEEPLESS the same opportunity I give all movies I see. I walk in with the thought that this may be the best movie of the year and I'll just wait for it to prove me wrong. It...
 
1.5
 
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Patriot's Day
This is the third film Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg have done together (LONE SURVIVOR and DEEPWATER HORIZON), and all three have been well made and well worth seeing. Out of the three of them PATRIOT'S DAY surprised me the most. This film would have been interesting if it had been a just-the-facts movie, but the emotion and strength that is layered into this film makes it something special. I saw this movie almost two months prior to it's release and have seen about 80 movies since then, and my mind still returns to scenes from...
 
4.4
 
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Live By Night
Dear Hollywood, Unless the person's name is Denzel Washington, do not, I repeat, DO NOT, allow any actor to direct and act in the same film. Also, even if that person's name is Denzel Washington, do NOT allow ANY actor to direct, star and write the same movie. Sincerely, The Movie-Going Public This is a forgettable, boring, slow-moving, wannabe-gangster film that will have you shifting in your seat after the first 30 minutes and looking at your watch the rest of the time....
 
2.9
 
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Elle
*Contains Spoilers I typically don't review foreign films, but this one is getting so much awards attention that I couldn't let my thoughts go unread. First off this film is directed by Paul Verhoeven. He's directed such "masterpieces" as SHOWGIRLS, BASIC INSTINCT, and many other lesser known but similar themed flicks. Therefore, almost any time you see the name Paul Verhoeven you should read "Guy that really wants to make pornos, but doesn't have the guts to just do it, so he wraps it around a crappy plot and calls it 'art'". ...
 
1.5
 
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Underworld: Blood Wars
Not only is this movie boring, it is also completely useless in the timeline of the larger UNDERWORLD universe. It is full of moments of convenience, bad choreography, and terrible acting. This flick is also full of the same tired things for which these films have become notorious. Hot girl in black leather: Check Innocent peace-lovers turned immediately into sexy, vixen-warriors: Check Good guy turns bad: Check Bad guy turns good: Check Simultaneous fights between the top four main characters in the middle of a much larger...
 
1.4
 
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Hidden Figures
HIDDEN FIGURES is the kind of movie that makes me happy that I get to do what I do for a living. This is one of my top 10 films of 2016. (Technically, it was released to qualifying theaters in 2016 in order to be eligible for the 2016 awards season). It is fun, funny, inspiring, and touching. It's already been nominated for several big awards, and I expect it will get many more nominations over the rest of the awards season. The cast is amazing. Octavia Spencer is out of this world,...
 
5.0
 
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A Monster Calls
This is a film that will never be seen by most people. Unfortunately, the story looks and feels like it is more for children, however it is PG-13 and has a lot of very intense scenes and deep adult themes. Kids won't see it because it is too adult for them, and teens and adults won't see it because it is too childish. As for the movie, it is very good. It is heart-breaking and empowering, the effects are magnificent, and Lewis MacDougall and Felicity Jones are impressive to watch. Your heart will beg for the story...
 
3.7
 
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Fences
This is easily one of the top five films of the year. It will be up for, and win, a ton of awards. While LA LA LAND will most likely take Best Picture, look for FENCES to be in the hunt for that award, and I would expect it to be a winner of Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress. Denzel and Viola are masterful in this film. It is some of the finest acting you will ever see on the big screen. And then, when you throw in the likes of Stephen Henderson and Mykelti...
 
5.0
 
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Passengers
A Sci-Fi movie with Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt? Yes, please! That was my initial reaction upon hearing that PASSENGERS was a real thing and coming to theaters in a few months. Then I saw the movie. And my reaction was something more like "Oh, that went south so fast!", to steal a line from Seth MacFarlane. Honestly, I don't think I've ever seen a movie go from amazing to terrible so fast. One moment, they are in critical trouble and the next they are saved...
 
2.3
 
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Assassin's Creed
We have seen several video games turned into movies over the last few years. This may be one of the best in that category. The concept is fascinating, the story keeps you locked in, and the action is non-stop and incredible. I have never played, nor had any interest in the ASSASSIN'S CREED games, so I made sure to see this film with an AC expert. Bottom line...He love it. He felt this film completely captured the essence of the game, informed the non-gamers of the proper information, and gave us a compelling look into the AC...
 
3.1
 
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Sing
I need to review this movie from two different points of view. First, I saw this film in a theater full of young kids. They LOVED it. They all came out raving about how good and funny it was. So, know that your kids will be happy to have seen SING. As for the parents, this movie is above average as far as animated movies go, but it is about 30 minutes too long. There are scenes that add nothing to the overall story, and other scenes that carry on far too long. ...
 
3.4
 
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Why Him?
If you have seen the trailers for this film you know that it is, essentially, a raunchy rom-com. What you don't get from the trailers are: 1. How sweet this movie is. It is actually a nice, touching, heart-warming movie that will lift your holiday spirits. 2. How funny Megan Mullally is. There are several scenes where she steals the spotlight, and will nearly make you choke on your popcorn from laughing so hard. 3. How raunchy it really is. Wow! This is like Jason Bateman raunchy. If you aren't okay with a ton of...
 
3.0
 
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