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The Shape Of Water
I'm not sure the general public wanted a 1950's throwback monster movie, but the Hollywood elite sure did. THE SHAPE OF WATER is getting all sorts of huge award nominations. In fact, it leads the Critics' Choice Awards with 14 nominations. The second place film only has 8. It has also received 7 Golden Globe nominations, and I'm sure there will be several Oscar nods as well. Personally, I found this film to be rather slow and uninteresting. I can see how certain people are mesmerized by it, and why so many critics have it at...
 
3.4
 
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi
I am a huge STAR WARS nerd. A NEW HOPE was the first film I ever saw in theaters. I've been hooked on this franchise since the mid-70s. (With a noticeable lull during the Jar Jar Binks years, a.k.a. The Trilogy That Shall Not Be Named). Needless to say, I've been anticipating the arrival of THE LAST JEDI since the new slate of films was announced. THE FORCE AWAKENS (Episode 7) was so good that I got both really excited for Episode 8, but also very nervous that it wouldn't live up to 7. I spent the...
 
5.0
 
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Just Getting Started
Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones are two of my all-time favorite actors. But that is only because I didn't see them in this first. Ladies and gentlemen, this is easily one of the worst films of 2017. You can see that everyone associated with this movie just gave up. (I can't blame the cast and crew entirely...the production company, Broad Green Pictures, did shut down their Production Division during the making of this movie). This film is so bad it should have a restraining order not to get within 500 feet of a...
 
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The Disaster Artist
This may be one of the gutsiest movies ever made. It's a Hollywood-level film about one of the worst movies ever made. Essentially, the studio is hoping that enough people have seen or know about THE ROOM, (the terrible movie this film is based on), and are fanatical enough about it to see a good movie about it. That is a huge risk, but one that I am very glad they took, because this movie deserves all sorts or awards and accolades. Although you don't have to have seen THE ROOM for this...
 
4.9
 
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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
This is a solid contender for Best Picture, Best Female Lead, and Best Supporting Actor. It is also an outstanding film. Frances McDormand has to be one of the front runners for the awards this year. Her performance is noting short of complete mastery of the art. There are times where she never says a word, yet she conveys all you need to know. It's the kind of performance that they will show in acting schools as to how to do it right. Sam Rockewell is outstanding as well. His character...
 
5.0
 
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Roman J. Israel, Esq.
This is one of those times where the trailer makes the movie look a lot more interesting than the final product actually is. I was excited to see, what I thought was going to be a suspenseful game of cat and mouse with a really smart mouse. What I saw was a slow-moving story of a guy who can't quite get his life together and makes a couple of mistakes along the way. Denzel Washington does a fine job as a savant attorney, but it isn't a performance that I would consider to be...
 
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The Man Who Invented Christmas
This is a unique and fantastic look at a story that we have all heard dozens of times. To see it come to life through the mind of Charles Dickens is truly a joy. I would have never thought that arguments between Charles Dickens and Scrooge would ever even be a thing much less so fully entertaining! The costumes are award-worthy, Christopher Plummer as Scrooge is magnificent, and the story is highly entertaining. There is so much going on with the imagery and the events happening around Dickens that it almost needs a second viewing on order...
 
4.0
 
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Coco
It has been several months since we've had an outstanding animated release. Thankfully, Disney/Pixar has come to our rescue with COCO. So, get ready to cheer, laugh, and clap your hands to the beat of this wild, one-of-a-kind tale. This is a beautifully animated, magical tale that is fun, entertaining, and a wonderful cultural learning experience. It has a unique and interesting plot with some good twists and suspense along the way. It is also filled with hilarious physical comedy and beautiful music. This film is worth the time and money especially if...
 
4.2
 
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Last Flag Flying
This may be the most emotional buddy road trip film ever made. It is a powerful film that will break your heart while your heart fills with pride. It's a complex narrative that demands your attention, but giving your attention isn't difficult because the acting is so impeccable. While this is not an easy film to watch it still has many moments of laughter and joy. But it also has an underlying current of guilt and regret. In true military fashion, a lot goes unsaid, but the message is still conveyed loud and clear. ...
 
4.1
 
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Justice League
Ugh. DC is back to their old ways of making below-average films. WONDER WOMAN was so good! I thought they might have figured it out and turned the corner, but JUSTICE LEAGUE is two steps backward. This film takes a while to really get going, and when it does the villain is so ridiculous and the stakes are so cliche that I was just checking off the plot line boxes until the end. I should have known we were in for a tough slog when, in the opening scene, there is a...
 
2.3
 
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Wonder
If the Academy had any sense, they would seriously consider Jacob Tremblay for an Oscar. Unfortunately, they don't have any sense, so that is that. Moving on. Good grief, Jacob Tremblay is amazing! He's all of 11 years old and this should be his SECOND Oscar nomination. (He was snubbed during 2015 for his performance in ROOM). Okay, really, I'm done with that now. This film is very good, then you add in Jacob Tremblay and it becomes something truly special. He owns this movie!...
 
4.7
 
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The Star
This is a fine film. It tells the story of the birth of Jesus in a unique, but (mostly) accurate way. There are a few creative liberties, but nothing that detracts from the biblical account. There is really nothing special about the animation or the characters that makes it worth spending the money to see this in theaters. It's not a bad film, it's just not something spectacular. My young daughters saw it with me and they both thought it was "okay". It has a few funny scenes and a few special...
 
2.8
 
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Lady Bird
About two times a year I find myself on my lonely little movie critic island all by myself. Everyone else in the world is raving about some fantastic work of art that I'm mostly sure is a big pile of steaming crap. Other times, all of the other critics are sure that we have just witnessed the worst movie to ever have the audacity to show its hideous self in a darkened theater, while I find it to be quite enjoyable. This is one of those times. And this time I'm...
 
2.3
 
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Murder On The Orient Express
This film is almost a throwback to the old days of Hollywood where the movie depended a lot more on dialogue than visuals and effects. This is a straight murder mystery movie. There is very little action and a whole lot of interrogation. If you like puzzles, you'll love this movie. If you are thinking this is going to be a James Bond-style period piece, you'll be sorely disappointed. The ensemble cast is star-studded and amazing. The acting makes this film watchable. Without the incredible acting this could have easily been a...
 
4.1
 
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Daddy's Home 2
Rarely is a sequel better than the original, but in this case, the second film is much better than the first one. The addition of Mel Gibson and John Lithgow adds a layer of comedic depth that was severely lacking in the first film in this franchise. Their story lines make the plot more interesting, the jokes funnier, and helped lessen the load on the overly tired Ferrell/Wahlberg combo. This movie has a good share of great physical comedy and snappy one-liners, however it does get to a point where it feels like funny...
 
2.8
 
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