Category: Movie Reviews

‘Child’s Play’ (2019) Review: Chucky 2.0 Is Fun But Forgetful

Directed by: Lars Klevberg Starring: Aubrey Plaza, Gabriel Bateman, Brian Tyree Henry, Mark Hamill  Written by: Tyler Burton Smith Running time: 90 minutes Rating: R (for bloody horror violence, and language throughout) Studio: Orion Pictures Release date: June 21, 2019 Child’s Play 2019 is not your typical remake. The creative team behind the first film is still pushing the

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‘Toy Story 4’ Review: What’s Old Is New Again

Directed by: Josh Cooley Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Keanu Reeves, Tony Hale, Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key, Christina Hendricks, Joan Cusack Written by: Andrew Stanton, Stephany Folsom Running time: 89 minutes Rating: G Studio: Disney/Pixar Animation Studios The original 1995 Toy Story was a groundbreaking film. Not only did it introduce us to animation juggernaut Pixar, but

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‘Late Night’ Review: A Workplace Comedy With Fabulous Performances And A Big Heart

About the Film Directed by: Nisha Ganatra Written by: Mindy Kaling Starring: Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling, Hugh Dancy, John Lithgow, & Max Casella  Release date: June 14, 2019 Rating: R (for language throughout and some sexual references) Running time: 102 min. Studio: Amazon Studios Film Review This weekend was a divisive one for me at the

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‘The Dead Don’t Die’ Review: Zombie Comedy Is One Of The Year’s Worst

About the Film Directed by: Jim Jarmusch Written by: Jim Jarmusch Starring: Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Danny Glover & Steve Buscemi, Release date: June 14, 2019 (Limited) Rating: R (for zombie violence/gore, and for language) Running time: 103 min. Studio: Focus Features Film Review The Dead Don’t Die is the latest– and

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‘Dark Phoenix’ Review: Not Quite The Blaze Of Glory ‘X-Men’ Deserved

About the Film Directed by: Simon Kinberg Written by: Simon Kinberg Starring: Sophie Turner, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicolas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Jessica Chastain Release date: June 7, 2019 Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action including some gunplay, disturbing images, and brief strong language) Running time: 118 min. Studio:

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‘Aladdin’ (2019) Review: Live-action Retelling Isn’t Quite Magic, But Still Fun

I think it’s fair to say that Disney’s live-action remakes have ranged wildly from charming (Cinderella) to confounding (Maleficent). Aladdin experienced a turbulent marketing campaign that seemed to suggest the film would fall closer to the latter than the former. Many criticized the film’s trailers for looking too over-produced as well as their lack of

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‘John Wick: Chapter 3– Parabellum’ Review: Back In The Saddle

About John Wick: Chapter 3– Parabellum Director by: Chad Stahelski Written by: Derek Kolstad, Shay Hatten, Chris Collins & Marc Abrams Starring: Keanu Reeves, Ian McShane, Halle Berry, Laurence Fishburne, Asia Kate Dillon & Mark Dacascos Release date: May 17, 2019 Rating: R (for pervasive strong violence, and some language) Running time: 131 min. Studio:

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‘High Life’ Movie Review

French filmmaker Claire Denis makes her English-language feature debut with the unusual High Life, a lovingly crafted and wonderfully acted art house take on school space odyssey’s. It’s also one of the most uncomfortable filmgoing experiences of the year. Ever since his star-making turn as the sparkling bloodsucker Edward in the Twilight films, Robert Pattinson

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‘Pokémon: Detective Pikachu’ Review

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu is at its most enjoyable when it allows us to live in the moments that demonstrate what makes the IP so unique, whether that means characters are trying to catch wild Pokémon, battling Pokémon, or happening across new and exciting species of Pokémon during their journey. Unfortunately, those moments are few and

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‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile’ Review: Zac Efron & Lily Collins Shine In Hit-Or-Miss Ted Bundy Biopic

The exhaustively titled Ted Bundy biopic Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile made some noise when it debuted earlier this year at the Sundance film festival. In particular, festival-goers hailed Zac Efron’s portrayal of the notorious serial killer. The film officially drops on Netflix this weekend and while Efron does deliver a career-highlighting performance, Extremely

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