Category: Movie Reviews

‘Hustlers’ Review: Stripper caper makes off with the most valuable currency of all… Our time

Directed by: Lorene ScafariaWritten by: Lorene Scafaria Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer & Lili ReinhartRating: R (for pervasive sexual material, drug content, language and nudity)Genre: Crime, DramaRelease date: Sep 13, 2019 (Wide)Runtime: 107 minutesStudio: STXfilms It’s been a minute since Jennifer Lopez sunk her teeth into a serious role. Hustlers offers

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Film Review: ‘IT: Chapter Two’ Floats Despite The Extra Baggage

Directed by: Andy Muschietti Written by: Gary Dauberman Starring: James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, Bill Skarsgård, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan & James Ransone Rating: R (for disturbing violent content and bloody images throughout, pervasive language, and some crude sexual material) Runtime: 2 hr. 44 min.Genre: HorrorStudio: Warner Bros. Sometimes growing up sucks. Life often

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‘Don’t Let Go’ Film Review: This Murder Mystery With A Twist Lets Go Of Its Potential Early On

Directed by: Jacob EstesWritten by: Jacob EstesStarring: David Oyelowo, Storm Reid, Mykelti Williamson, Brian Tyree Henry & Alfred Molina Genre: Crime, Mystery, Fantasy Rated: R (for violence, bloody images, and language) Runtime: 1 hr. 43 min. Studio: Blumhouse Tilt Don’t Let Go is a frustrating film and as a film lover, there isn’t anything more

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Film Review: Star-making Performance Leads Dastardly Delicious Splatter-fest ‘Ready or Not’

Directed by: Matt Benttinelli-Olpin & Tyler GillettWritten by: Guy Busick & Ryan Murphy Synopsis: A young bride joins her new husband’s rich, eccentric family in a time-honored tradition that turns into a lethal game with everyone fighting for their survival. Starring: Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, Mark O’Brien, Henry Czerny & Andie MacDowellGenre: Horror, comedy Runtime:

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‘47 Meters Down: Uncaged’ Film Review: Killer Shark Thriller Is Dead In The Water

Directed by: Johannes RobertsWritten by: Johannes Roberts & Ernest RieraSynopsis: Four teen girls diving in a ruined underwater city quickly learn they’ve entered the territory of the deadliest shark species in the claustrophobic labyrinth of submerged caves. Starring: Corinne Foxx, Sistine Rose Stallone, Sophie Nélisse, Brianne Tju, Nia Long & John CorbettRating: PG-13 (for creature

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‘Dora and the Lost City of Gold’ Film Review: A Real Treasure

  Directed by: James Bobin Written by: Nicholas Stoller & Matthew Robinson Synopsis: Dora, a teenage explorer, leads her friends on an adventure to save her parents and solve the mystery behind a lost city of gold. Starring: Isabela Moner, Michael Pena, Eva Longoria, Eugenio Derbez, Jeffrey Wahlberg, Madeleine Madden & Nicholas Coombe Runtime: 102 minutes

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Film Review: ‘Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark’ Is Gateway Horror Done Right

Directed by: André Øvredal Written by: Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Guillermo del Toro, Patrick Melton & Marcus Dunstan Synopsis: A group of teens face their fears in order to save their lives. Starring: Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Austin Zajur, Austin Abrams & Dean Norris  Runtime: 100 minutes Rating: PG-13 Studio: Lionsgate Inevitably every year a

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Film Review: ‘The Farewell’ Is A Challenging, Heartfelt Tale Of Two Mores

A young woman struggles to reconcile the traditions of her heritage with those of the world she grew up in. That’s the conflict brewing at the center if The Farewell, a challenging yet heartfelt tale of two mores. Actor and rapper Awkwafina shines as underachiever Billie, whose family learns that their beloved Nai Nai (Shuzhen Zhou)

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‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Review: ‘Fast & Furious’ Spin-off A Overly Excessive Love Letter To Action Films

The wordily-titled Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw is a movie that loves movies and boasts a passionate familiarity with the overtly macho action flicks of the 1980’s and 1990’s. I imagine it as a wide-eyed youngster skipping out of the theater after seeing Tango & Cash for the first time with a big smile on

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‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ Review

I don’t think it’s a spoiler to say that in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Brad Pitt shares a couple of scenes with a very obedient pit bull and each time before they eat, Pitt’s stuntman character Cliff Booth makes his canine co-star wait patiently until both of their meals have been prepared. All

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