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Movie Review: Disney-Pixar ONWARD Starring Chris Pratt, Tom Holland

Posted: March 6, 2020 at 8:26 am   /   Movie Reviews

Onward is the twenty-second film being added to the Disney/Pixar catalog and the first of two releasing in 2020. In its opening minutes, the film presents us with the world as it once was – vibrant lands filled with magic and mythical creatures like fairies, unicorns and elves. The element of magic is present in […]

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Movie Review: THE PHOTOGRAPH Starring LaKeith Stanfield, Issa Rae, Chelsea Peretti, Teyonah Parris

Posted: February 14, 2020 at 9:43 am   /   Movie Reviews

I’m going to be frank with you, movies like Stella Meghie’s The Photograph put me in a difficult position when it comes to writing about them. It’s not necessarily a bad movie per say, but it’s not very good either. I personally could not find any ways of connecting with it at all.  The Photograph […]

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Movie Review: THE GENTLEMEN Starring Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Michelle Dockery

Posted: January 24, 2020 at 7:43 am   /   Movie Reviews

After a billion-dollar stint with the Mouse, Guy Ritchie has gone back to his roots with the twelfth feature-length film of his career, The Gentlemen. The film follows a slew of characters through several twists and turns in a thriving drug empire in London, led by none other than Matthew McConaughey as Mickey Pearson. As […]

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Movie Review: JUST MERCY Starring Michael B. Jordan, Brie Larson, Jamie Foxx

Posted: January 10, 2020 at 7:44 am   /   Movie Reviews

Just Mercy is a powerful true story that follows real-life lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) from Delaware to Alabama where he takes his Harvard Law degree to serve the wrongfully convicted and those who cannot afford representation. The film focuses on his first breakthrough in reforming the death penalty as he represents Walter McMillian […]

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Another Take on STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

Posted: December 20, 2019 at 9:12 am   /   Movie Reviews

(Excuse my brief history with the franchise. I promise I get into Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker a few paragraphs down.) Star Wars. Oh, what an incredible journey it has been.  It’s been years since I’ve attended midnight showings of the prequel trilogy where every seat was filled and additional people sat on the […]

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Movie Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ Starring Daniel Kaluuya​, Jodie Turner-Smith​

Posted: November 27, 2019 at 10:06 am   /   Movie Reviews

At a very basic level, Queen & Slim could best be described as a bad tinder date turned into a nightmare. Adding themes of racial tension and injustice, however, the film becomes a more intimate and horrifying commentary on what it’s like to be black in America today.  The film begins with stars Daniel Kaluuya […]

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Movie Review: Frozen 2, Starring: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel

Posted: November 21, 2019 at 2:38 pm   /   Local

Ice, ice baby. It’s that time again. It’s been six years since the surprise, Oscar winning hit Frozen was released. Just when you thought you may have gotten far enough away from the earworm that was the film’s anthem, “Let It Go,” the much anticipated Frozen 2 is ice skating it’s way into theaters this weekend for […]

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Movie Review: BLACK AND BLUE Starring Naomie Harris, Mike Colter, Frank Grillo

Posted: October 25, 2019 at 10:29 am   /   Movie Reviews

Black and Blue stars Naomi Harris as Alecia West, a rookie daytime cop in New Orleans who accidentally witnesses the killing of a drug dealer informant by some corrupt officers in her department. Not only did she see it, but her body cam recorded it and the murdering cops know both of these things and […]

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Movie Review: AD ASTRA Starring Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga

Posted: September 20, 2019 at 8:50 am   /   Movie Reviews

Space movies enthrall me. Whether they’re based on science or entirely science-fiction, a good space film can really hit the right chords with me, and we’ve had an influx of really good ones in the past several years. Gravity, Interstellar, and The Martian quickly come to mind when I think about the quiet isolation and […]

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Movie Review: ‘Good Boys’ Starring Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, Brady Noon

Posted: August 16, 2019 at 8:37 am   /   Movie Reviews

Beanbag boys for life! That’s something you’re going to hear quite a few times when seeing the new R-rated tween comedy Good Boys. The film holds no punches when it throws our sixth-grade trio of Max (Jacob Tremblay), Lucas (Keith L. Williams) and Thor (Brady Noon) through a couple of days of chaos. The film […]

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