Movie review: “Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)” (2020)

“Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)” (2020) Action Running time:109 minutes Written by: Christina Hodson Directed by: Cathy Yan Featuring: Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rosie Perez, Chris Messina, Ella Jay Basco, Ali Wong and Ewan McGregor Harley Quinn: “Oh hey, you're that singer no one listens to.” Dinah Lance: “Oh hey, you're the asshole no one likes.” Released recently …

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Movie review: “Zombieland: Double Tap” (2019)

“Zombieland: Double Tap” (2019) Horror/Comedy Running time: 99 minutes Written by: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick and Dave Callaham Directed by: Ruben Fleischer Featuring: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin, Emma Stone,  Rosario Dawson, Zoey Deutch, Luke Wilson and Thomas Middleditch Tallahassee: “I have nothing against hippies, I just wanna beat the shit out of 'em.” Recently released into cinemas is the horror/comedy sequel “Zombieland: Double Tap” (2019) a direct follow …

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Film review: “Joker” (2019)

"Joker" (2019) Drama Running Time: 122 minutes Written by: Todd Phillips and Scott Silver Directed by: Todd Phillips Featuring: Joaquin Phoenix,  Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Bill Camp, Shea Whigham and Marc Maron  Arthur Fleck: "I used to think that my life was a tragedy, but now I realize, it's a comedy." Released in theaters last week was …

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Film review: “Mystify: Michael Hutchence ” (2019)

“Mystify: Michael Hutchence ” (2019) Documentary Running time: 95 minutes Directed by: Richard Lowenstein Featuring: Michael Hutchence, Andrew Farriss, Tim Farriss, Garry Gary Beers and Jon Farriss “Eternally wild with the powerTo make every moment come aliveAll those stars that shine upon youWill kiss you every night”– INXS, Mystify Released this month in cinemas is the documentary “Mystify: Michael Hutchence ” (2019), which …

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Film review: “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” (2019)

“Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood” (2019) Drama Running time: 161 minutes Written & Directed by: Quentin Tarantino Featuring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch, Margaret Qualley, Timothy Olyphant, Austin Butler, Dakota Fanning, Bruce Dern and Al Pacino Cliff Booth: “Alright, What's the matter partner?” Rick Dalton: “It's official old buddy, I'm a has been.” Well its official the latest (and ninth) …

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Movie review: “Yesterday” (2019)

"Yesterday" (2019) Comedy/Romance/Musical Running time: 110 minutes Written by: Richard Curtis Directed by: Danny Boyle Featuring: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Ed Sheeran and Kate McKinnon Ellie Appleton: “Miracles happen all the time!” Jack Malik: “Like what?” Ellie Appleton: “Benedict Cumberbatch becoming a sex symbol!” Released into theatres this week is the Richard Curtis penned “Yesterday” (2019) which on …

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Movie review: “Rocketman” (2019)

"Rocketman" (2019) Musical 121 Minutes Written by: Lee Hall Directed by: Dexter Fletcher Featuring: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, and Bryce Dallas Howard Bernie Taupin: “Don't you want to just sing without this ridiculous paraphernalia?” Elton John: “People don't pay to see Reg Dwight! They pay to see ELTON JOHN!” There has rarely been a movie like this …

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Film review: “Support the girls” (2018)

"Support the girls" (2018) Drama/Comedy Running Time: 91 minutes Written & directed by: Andrew Bujalski Featuring: Haley Lu Richardson, Regina Hall, James Le Gros, AJ Michalka, Dylan Gelula, Shayna McHayle, Lea DeLaria, Jana Kramer, and  Brooklyn Decker Lisa: "I started this day off crying, so if you ask me, laughing is progress." There can be no real surprise that some of the best …

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Film review: “BlacKkKlansman” (2018)

"BlacKkKlansman" (2018) Drama Running Time: 135 minutes Written by: Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee Directed by: Spike Lee Featuring: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, and Topher Grace Flip Zimmerman: "What kind of stuff do you guys do?" Klansman: "Cross burnings, marches, this is fixing to be a big year for us." …

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Movie review: “The Meg” (2018)

"The Meg" (2018) Action Running Time: 113 minutes Written by: Dean Georgaris and Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber Directed by: Jon Turteltaub Featuring: Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao, and Cliff Curtis Jonas Taylor: "My God. It's a megalodon." Morris: "He's kidding, right?" As the Summer movie season winds down one of the more stranger entries …

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Film review: “Ideal Home” (2018)

"Ideal Home" (2018) Drama/Comedy Running Time: 91 minutes Written by: Andrew Fleming Directed by: Andrew Fleming Featuring: Steve Coogan, Paul Rudd, Allison Pill, Jake McDorman, and Jack Gore Paul:"Wait, you have a grandson?" This has been such a very good year for comedies that there is always the risk of taking them for granted which after a terrible 2017 …

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Film review: “The Equalizer 2” (2018)

"The Equalizer 2" (2018) Drama/Thriller Running Time: 129 minutes Written by: Richard Wenk Directed by: Antoine Fuqua Featuring: Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders, Melissa Leo, and Bill Pullman Robert McCall: "They killed my friend. So I’m going to kill each and every one of them. And the only disappointment is that I only get to do it once." After …

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Film review: “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” (2018)

"Mission: Impossible – Fallout " (2018) Thriller Running Time: 147 minutes Written by: Christopher McQuarrie Directed by: Christopher McQuarrie Featuring:  Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Sean Harris, Michelle Monaghan, Alec Baldwin, Henry Cavill and Angela Bassett August Walker: "How many times has Hunt's government betrayed him, disavowed him, cast him aside? How long before a man like that has had enough?" Say …

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Film review: “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” (2018)

"Sicario: Day of the Soldado" (2018) Drama/Thriller Running Time: 122 minutes Written by: Taylor Sheridan Directed by: Stefano Sollima Featuring:  Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Jeffrey Donovan, Isabela Moner, Catherine Keener, and Manuel Garcia-Rulfo Alejandro: [to Isabela] "You have no reason to trust me, but trusting me is how you’re going to survive." There is no doubt in my mind that …

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Film review: “Ocean’s 8” (2018)

“Ocean's 8” (2018) Thriller/Comedy Running Time: 110 minutes Written by: Gary Ross & Olivia Milch Directed by: Gary Ross Featuring: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, and Helena Bonham Carter Parole Officer: "Good afternoon, Miss Ocean. As you know parole is a privilege." Debbie Ocean: "It’s a mistake. Uh, but it happened, and, um, if I were to be …

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Film review: “Kodachrome” (2017)

“Kodachrome ” (2017) Drama Running Time: 100 minutes Written by: Jonathan Tropper Directed by: Mark Raso Featuring: Ed Harris, Jason Sudeikis, Elizabeth Olsen, Bruce Greenwood, Wendy Crewson, and Dennis Haysbert Ben: "We're all so frightened by time, the way it moves on and the way things disappear. That's why we're photographers. We're preservationists by nature. We take pictures to stop time, to …

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Film review: “Solo: A Star Wars Story” (2018)

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” (2018) Sci-Fi Running Time: 135 minutes Written by: Jonathan Kasdan & Lawrence Kasdan Directed by: Ron Howard Featuring: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, and Paul Bettany Han Solo: "I heard a story about you. I was wondering if it's true." Lando Calrissian: "Everything you've heard about me is true." Was anyone really wanting …

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Film review: “The Bookshop” (2018)

"The Bookshop" (2018) Drama Written & Directed by: Isabel Coixet Based on the novel by Penelope Fitzgerald Featuring: Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson and Bill Nighy From the novel:“Courage and endurance are useless if they are never tested.” To say that this movie represents aspects of life that are from a bygone age is an understatement, it is a period …

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Film review: “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story” (2017)

“Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story” (2017) Documentary Running Time: 88 minutes Directed by: Alexandra Dean Featuring: Hedy Lamarr, Mel Brooks, Diane Kruger and many others Hedy Lamarr: “People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway. If you are successful, …

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Film review: “Game Night” (2018)

“Game Night" (2018) Comedy Running Time: 110  minutes Written by: Mark Perez Directed by: John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein Featuring:   Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Billy Magnussen, Sharon Horgan, Lamorne Morris, Kylie Bunbury, Jesse Plemons, Michael C. Hall and Kyle Chandler Annie: [as Annie is playing with a fake gun, she quotes Pulp Fiction] "Any of you fucking pricks move, I'm gonna execute every motherfucking …

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