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[Rating: Solid Rock Fist Up] 2018, in the Chinese calendar marks the year of the dog. Those ever loyal, ever fun loving pets that stick by our side and make…

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'Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood' walks the fine line between intriguing and tragic.

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'Eighth Grade' finds its footing in being a film about Generation Z, a group that have relied on technology to make them feel better about themselves, and one young girl…

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[Rating: Solid Rock Fist Up] 2018, in the Chinese calendar marks the year of the dog. Those ever loyal, ever fun loving pets that stick by our side and make us feel a little bit better about life. Being the year of the dog, many dog themed movies have been coming out this year, be […]

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‘Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood’ walks the fine line between intriguing and tragic.

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The film is not good. There is very little good within it. It is not, however, bad. It does not have enough of substance to reach bad. It is uninterested in bad. It transcends this simple human binary. It is merely desolation. It is flavorless gum. It is an empty cardboard box. It is absence in the shape of a film.

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‘Eighth Grade’ finds its footing in being a film about Generation Z, a group that have relied on technology to make them feel better about themselves, and one young girl who wants to find her confidence in life.

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It’s a difficult task to keep viewers connected to a sprawling series and to put together two and a half hours of solid thrills and surprises with a good level of emotional investment in the main character. But that is exactly what ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ has done.

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‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’…and Again and Again

by Christian Ramos July 21, 2018 Print Reviews
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 [Rating: Minor Rock Fist Down]  Things have changed in the last 10 years for movie musicals. Ten years ago at the Academy Awards, Hugh Jackman yelled out “THE MUSICAL IS BACK” and an entire song and dance number with Beyonce followed to prove his point that sometimes, people want to go to a movie musical […]

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‘Leave No Trace’ Leaves a Mark

by Warren Cantrell July 16, 2018 Print Reviews
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A quiet, fragile movie about a family balancing on a knife’s edge, Leave No Trace finds a way to give expression and voice to the invisible bonds that tether loved ones to each other

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‘Sorry to Bother You’ Need Not Apologize

by Warren Cantrell July 13, 2018 Print Reviews
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Sorry to Bother You is a timely meditation on class, race, privilege, and the momentum of the masses.

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‘Boundaries’ is a Familiar Family Affair

by Christian Ramos July 6, 2018 Print Reviews

In this cliched road trip dramedy, Christopher Plummer and Vera Farmiga play a father and daughter learning to bond, despite their years of estrangement.

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Fun Family Dysfunction in ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’

by Eric Melin July 3, 2018 Print Reviews
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Coming after the recent Avengers: Infinity War, where the fate of literally half of the entire universe was at stake, the micro stakes (literally and figuratively) of this film are refreshing.

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The Park is Closed in ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’

by Christian Ramos June 21, 2018 Print Reviews

 [Rating: Swiss Fist]  Twenty-five years ago, Jurassic Park was released around the world and quickly became one of the highest-grossing films of all time and changed cinematic technology by bring dinosaurs to life with CGI. Now, numerous mediocre sequels later, another mediocre sequel is brought back from extinction. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (director J.A. Boyona […]

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‘The Seagull’ is Fowl Play

by Christian Ramos June 21, 2018 Print Reviews

An adaptation of a famous Russian play, ‘The Seagull’ never gets off the ground.

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No flat notes in ‘Hearts Beat Loud’

by Joe Jarosz June 13, 2018 Print Reviews
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‘Hearts Beat Loud’ is a candid, sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking look at what it’s like to grow up as a young woman when you’ve lost your mother and your father hasn’t regained the emotional strength to move on.

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‘Incredibles 2’ Amplifies Everything From Predecessor, Mostly for Better

by Eric Melin June 12, 2018 Print Reviews
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‘Incredibles 2’ sports inventive choreography, amazing animation detail, and stylish production design that beg to be seen on the big screen. It’s recycled main conflict is the only thing keeping it from being a stone-cold classic.

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‘Ocean’s 8’ Is A Good Old-Fashioned Heist Thriller

by Christian Ramos June 7, 2018 Print Reviews

‘Ocean’s 8’ provides thrills and delight in this new heist film with an all-star cast that even you would be okay stealing from you.

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