Movie Reviews

Movie Review: ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ Starring Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett

Posted: February 22, 2019 at 8:43 am   /   Movie Reviews

Heading to the theater to see the screening of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, two things raced through my mind: Could the movie provide a satisfactory conclusion to the trilogy? and Am I going to die in this pending ice storm that’s supposed to hit tonight? Upon reflection, I can safely say […]

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Movie Review: ‘Fighting With My Family’ Starring Florence Pugh, Vince Vaughn, Dwayne Johnson

Posted: February 21, 2019 at 7:52 am   /   Film, Movie Reviews, Reviews

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Movie Studios has given us no reason to think any film that comes out of their camp will be any good. From box office duds like The Marine and 12 Rounds, and a plethora of straight to DVD films, the company does not have a credible track record. Well, maybe that […]

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Movie Review: ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Starring Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly

Posted: February 14, 2019 at 8:59 am   /   Movie Reviews

Alita: Battle Angel is directed by Robert Rodriguez and co-written by James Cameron, Laeta Kalogridis, and Rodriguez himself. The story is adapted from a popular 1990 Japanese manga by Yukito Kishiro by the name of Battle Angel Alita. It’s apparently been in the pipeline for Cameron for quite a number of years, but finally coming […]

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Movie Review: ‘Isn’t It Romantic?’ Starring Rebel Wilson, Adam Devine, Liam Hemsworth

Posted: February 14, 2019 at 8:53 am   /   Movie Reviews

Isn’t It Romantic? is 2019’s Valentine’s Day weekend rom-com that’s hoping to cash in as much of that date night moolah as it can over the love-themed holiday. It stars a surprisingly good Rebel Wilson in her first leading role as Natalie, a cynical single girl who has a jaded mentality when it comes to […]

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Movie Review: ‘Happy Death Day 2 U’ Starring Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Phi Vu

Posted: February 14, 2019 at 8:47 am   /   Movie Reviews

Happy Death Day was a surprise hit in 2017. As an October slasher flick with a Groundhog’s Day gimmick, it served its purpose in being an entertaining comedy/horror despite some cringe level dialogue at times. With a $4.8 million Blumhouse budget and the film going on to gross over $125 million worldwide, a sequel was […]

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Movie Review: ‘What Men Want’ Starring Taraji P. Henson, Josh Brener, Aldis Hodge

Posted: February 8, 2019 at 10:18 am   /   Movie Reviews

Review by Kathleen Kaiser From Matinee Chat As we meet the very talented Sports Exec/Manager Ali Davis (Taraji P. Henson), the “boys club” that she isn’t a part of, which is stifling her career.  When a freak accident leads to her being able to hear what men think, Ali has just received “a gift from […]

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Movie Review: ‘The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part’

Posted: February 8, 2019 at 8:00 am   /   Movie Reviews

I’m a Lego guy. As I wrote about in my review of The Lego Movie, I spent countless hours playing with Legos as I was growing up. Building, destroying, re-building, I’m not ashamed to admit that if I come across a kit nowadays that I like, I have no reservations about buying it and putting […]

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Movie Review: ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’

Posted: February 1, 2019 at 8:31 am   /   Movie Reviews

It was supposed to be the war to end all wars, one directly responsible for the loss of over 16 million lives (and indirectly responsible for at least 50 million more). Yet today, it’s all but a forgotten footnote. The last surviving veterans of the war passed away in 2011 and 2012, and its footprint […]

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Movie Review: The Upside, starring; Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston

Posted: January 11, 2019 at 10:24 am   /   Film, Movie Reviews, Reviews

​Before its release, Neil Burger’s new film The Upside was receiving some harsh criticism based on the fact that it is a remake of the acclaimed French film The Intouchables, earning it a harsh 3.5/10 rating on IMDB. While yes, the film is technically a remake – it is also based on a true story, […]

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Review: ‘On the Basis of Sex’ Starring Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer

Posted: January 4, 2019 at 8:25 am   /   Movie Reviews

2018 seems to have been quite a year for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Her memoir, My Own Words, was published in August and became a New York Times bestseller. At the beginning of the summer, the documentary RBG was released to much praise. Now we have On the Basis of […]

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