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Movie review: “Tag” (2018)

“Crooked House”  (2018) Comedy Running Time: 95 minutes Written by: Rob McKittrick & Mark Steilen Directed by:  Jeff Tomsic Featuring: Ed Helms, Jake Johnson, Annabelle Wallis, Hannibal Buress, Isla Fisher, Rashida Jones, Jon Hamm, Leslie Bibb, Jeremy Renner Sable: “What’s the difference between Episcopalian and Lutheran?” Randy: “Episcopalians don’t eat fish.” Sable: “That’s… pescatarian, that’s… not a religion.” Randy: “They’re all fanatics, I don’t know.” […]

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Film review: “Crooked House” (2017)

“Crooked House” (2017) Drama/Mystery Running Time: 95 minutes Written by: Julian Fellowes & Tim Rose Price & Gilles Paquet-Brenner Directed by:  Gilles Paquet-Brenner Featuring:  Max Irons, Terence Stamp, Glenn Close, Gillian Anderson, Amanda Abbington, Christina Hendricks, Julian Sands and Stefanie Martini Josephine: “The murderer is never the one you initially suspect.” The last few years has seen a resurgence in the adaptation’s of Agatha Christie novels […]

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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 released, I would, um, I […]

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Film review: “A Quiet Place” (2018)

“A Quiet Place” (2018) Thriller/Horror Running Time: 90 minutes Written by: John Krasinski, Bryan Woods and Scott Beck Directed by:  John Krasinski Featuring: John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe Evelyn: “Who are we if we can’t protect them? We have to protect them.” Thanks to various decisions as well as new production companies, I am looking at you Blumhouse, there seems to be more and […]

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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 commit moments to eternity. Human […]

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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 a Han Solo origin story? […]

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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 piece set in the 1950s, […]

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Film review: “The Strangers: Prey at Night ” (2018)

“The Strangers: Prey at Night ” (2018) Thriller/Horror Running Time: 85 minutes Written by: Bryan Bertino and Ben Ketai Directed by: Johannes Roberts Featuring: Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson, Bailee Madison and Lewis Pullman Kinsey: “Why are you doing this?” Dollface: “Why not?” Ever since the original home invasion horror “The Strangers” (2008) burst into cinemas it was a completely unusual as well as original movie, scary as […]

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Film review: “Dark Crimes” (2018)

“Dark Crimes” (2018) Thriller Running Time: 92 minutes Written by:Jeremy Brock Directed by: Alexandros Avranas Featuring: Jim Carrey, Agata Kulesza, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kati Outinen, Zbigniew Zamachowski, and Marton Csokas Kozlow: “The river has an end and a beginning.”   There is undoubtedly a dark side to Jim Carrey’s professional and personal persona, which has never been fully explored on film, although he has dabbled in films that […]

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Film review: “Deadpool 2” (2018)

“Deadpool 2” (2018) Action Written by: Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick and Ryan Reynolds Directed by: David Leitch Featuring: Ryan Reynolds,  Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, and Jack Kesy Deadpool: “Sorry, I’m late. I was rounding up all the gluten in the world and launching it into space where it can’t not hurt us ever again.” Here we are after the undisputed […]

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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 last one of you!” There […]

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Film review: “Hostiles” (2017)

“Hostiles” (2017) Western/Drama Running Time: 133 minutes Written & Directed by: Scott Cooper Featuring:  Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Wes Studi, Ben Foster, Stephen Lang, Jesse Plemons, Rory Cochrane, Adam Beach, Q’orianka Kilcher, and Timothée Chalamet Rosalie Quaid: “Sometimes I envy the finality of death. The certainty. And I have to drive those thoughts away when I wake.” I absolutely love Westerns; the genre keeps giving audiences some incredible films […]

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Film review: “Last Flag Flying” (2017)

“Last Flag Flying” (2017) Drama Written by: Richard Linklater & Darryl Ponicsan Directed by: Richard Linklater Featuring: Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, and Laurence Fishburne Larry ‘Doc’ Shepherd: “I’m not going to bury a marine. I’m just going to bury my son.” This new movie co-written and directed by the great Richard Linklater is not something that you might immediately expect from him after […]

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Film review: “Avengers: Infinity War”(2018)

“Avengers: Infinity War” (2018) Action Running Time: 149 minutes Written by: Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely Directed by: Anthony Russo & Joe Russo Featuring:  Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Josh Brolin, and Chris Pratt Nick Fury: “There was an idea… Tony Stark: “To bring together, a group of […]

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Film review: “Winchester” (2018)

“Winchester” (2018) Horror Running Time: 99 minutes Written by: Tom Vaughan & The Spierig Brothers Directed by: The Spierig Brothers Featuring: Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke and Sarah Snook Arthur Gates: “It’s a gargantuan seven storied structure with no apparent rhyme or reason. Each maze of halls more confusing than the next. It’s under never ending construction. It’s built on the orders of a grieving […]

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Film review: “Pacific Rim: Uprising” (2018)

“Pacfic Rim: Uprising” (2018) Action/Science Fiction Running Time: 111 minutes Written by: Emily Carmichael, Kira Snyder, Steven S. DeKnight & T.S. Nowlin Directed by: Steven S. DeKnight Featuring: John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, Jing Tian, Adria Arjona, Zhang Jin, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Burn Gorman Voice: “What is a Jaeger? A Jaeger is the pinnacle of human invention. When the monsters came we did now wait for […]