THE LAST WORD on ‘A Monster Calls’

a monster callsI’m not actually sure what angle to take on ‘A Monster Calls’. I’m not familiar with the award-winning children’s book it’s based on, so I can’t really come at it from that angle, although the animation and special effects, are impressive and seem special at moments. I’m certainly not gonna pan the movie outright, it’s too well-done for that, but I’ve just seen too many movies beforehand.

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THE LAST WORD on ‘Passengers’

passengersEvery negative, and most positive reviews I see, seem to be focusing in on the romance aspect of the movie, as though this is some, sprawling romantic epic, colliding with an incredible-looking stylized sci-fi film. It looks like ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ but it feels like ‘Titanic’, or tries to kinda thing. As somebody who’s never thought ‘Titanic’ was any good to begin with, I didn’t see the romance like that at all.

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George Clooney’s “Suburbicon” Goes for Dark Laughs with Faint Success

Suburbicon is an especially savage Coen Brothers yarn and one that would have been more of a success under a different director, even directed by the men themselves. That comment isn’t meant to slander Mr. Clooney’s abilities as a filmmaker, but there come a handful of scenes where it feels he’s too timid to truly embrace its misanthropic ideology.

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A “Babysitter” McG Tries With

Of all the “second tier” Netflix acquisitions this year, “The Babysitter” is arguably the best, thanks to its lean running time of 85 minutes, the chemistry between its two leads and some ghoulishly outlandish death scenes that could earn a deserved place in the pantheon of horror films. Beyond that, it’s not really something that hasn’t been done before and stronger.

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‘M.F.A.’ Review – Masters the Art of Making a Star

M.F.A. touches a very sensitive subject. And the timing of the release comes at a time where rape and sexual assualt is now making the headlines in Hollywood more than ever. It’s a subject that needs to be talked about more and an act that should never have to be committed against anyone. To any more »

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‘Blade Runner 2049’: The Power of Cinema on Full Blast

The second you finish reading this, don’t think. Just open another tab on your browser or the app on your phone, go to Fandango or Movie Tickets or whatever app you’re inclined to use and take part in what is unquestionably one of the grandest achievements of this year.

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The Enduring Power of ‘Psycho’ Lives On in ’78/52′

Picture it: any movie theater in the fall of 1960. It was the shower seen around the world, followed quickly and without warning by the screams of millions that reached the darkest recesses of space. Over a short period of time, it was a story that turned legendary, even without seeing the actual film: amateur more »

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‘Jeepers Creepers’, Where’d You Get That Bad Third Movie?

When a horror film gets to its third entry, it better damn well know where to go or things will go downhill. And when Jeepers Creepers 3 does badly with its fanbase, it won’t be because of Mr. Salva’s past indiscretions. It’ll be because he’s made a really bad film that furthers the argument that Jeepers Creepers should have stuck with one film.

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‘Death Note’ Review From the Eyes of A Newbie

Okay. So you read the title and you clicked. By now you know what you’re getting yourself into. A review about a film that’s based on an anime which I have never seen. Yes, that’s right. I have never seen the original ‘Death Note‘ anime. I have heard of it before and even know that more »

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Annabelle: Creation Review

(AOTN) Annabelle Creation, is an epic installment in the Annabelle series. The movie acts as a prequel to Annabelle which came out in 2014. The two Annabelle movies tie into the Conjuring universe. The movie revolves around a group of girls from a local Orphanage who move into an isolated farmhouse, and live with parents more »

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‘Bond 25’ – Daniel Craig Will be Back One More Time

Since the release of the abysmal Spectre in 2015, people have been wondering if Daniel Craig would return for ‘Bond 25’. For awhile, it seemed that Craig wasn’t interested in returning into the titular role. After nearly two years of speculation, we have our answer.

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The Dark Tower Film Review! Does It Live Up To The Hype?

(AOTN) ‘The Dark Tower”, the multi-decade work of master storyteller Mr.Stephen King, has, at long last, finally be made into a feature film. After having the opportunity to view the film I have come away with a couple of notions, most notably that much more work could have and should have been done to make more »

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“Person to Person” Review

(AOTN) Summer is a huge time for the film industry, mainly for big studios. Every studio wants the next blockbuster hit and biggest film of the summer. These days our summers are filled with superheroes, reboots and some over-the-top action flicks. Somewhere in between all of those very expensive special effects films are more of more »

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“Spider-Man: Homecoming” Review

As one of the most popular and best-selling characters we can certainly understand why the studios want to revive Peter Parker, but as a fan it has to be about more than just making money.  I can say with certainty after seeing the film you will remember what it was that made the character so beloved in the first place. 

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Was ‘Wonder Woman’ Just What The DC Universe Needed? We Think So And Here’s Why!

(AOTN) It seems that lately all we hear about is the laundry list of reasons why the films in the DC Universe do not seem to hold a candle to the films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as the first four films that they have released all received lackluster critical and fan review alike, that more »

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‘Baywatch’ – Movie Review

Fans of the original show may, and I do stress, may check out Baywatch. For the rest of you, there are plenty of other more appealing movies on offer right now and one would be wise to look elsewhere unless they really have seen everything else. Or preferably wait until the film inevitably hits the bargain bin on DVD/Blu Ray.

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‘Maleficent’ Review

Maleficent manages to put an entertaining spin on the tale of Sleeping Beauty, by attempting to tell the story from the villains perspective. Early scenes of the character, and later interactions between Malificent and Aurora successfully add depth and intrigue, but overall falls short in creating a unique backstory for the character. Despite the immersive visual effects and Angelina Jolie’s more »

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