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Review: Playing with Fire (2019)

Playing with Fire. We follow ‘smoke jumper’ Jake Carson (John Cena), a Northern California firefighter known for dropping right into intense wildfires. He’s joined by John Leguizamo, Keegan-Michael Key, and the silent Axe, played by Tyler Mane (best known as … Continue reading

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Review: The Farewell (2019)

The Farewell. I had heard a lot about The Farewell, praising Awkwafina for her performance here. So, my wife and I went out of the way a bit to find a theater that was showing this. Did it live up … Continue reading

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(Review) Men in Black: International

Men in Black: International. Now I remember liking the original Men in Black films but I don’t know if I’d go so far as to say they’re good. I think we often have rose-colored glasses for franchises that meant a lot to … Continue reading

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Review: Long Shot (2019)

Long Shot. I’ve been in the mood for a solid comedy recently, amidst all the huge summer blockbusters arriving early to the party. Seth Rogen is a little hit or miss for me but I was excited to see what … Continue reading

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Review: Little (2019)

Little. This movie is taking a couple of big risks. Its two leads are really only tested in television (Issa Rae from Insecure and Marsai Martin from Black-ish), so I’m not sure if this movie has the starpower that might draw … Continue reading

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Review: Captive State

Captive State. This movie is entirely under the radar, no one is talking about it. That’s usually not a good sign, so I went to the theaters to check it out for myself. The gist. 10 years ago, aliens conquered the … Continue reading

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Review: Isn’t It Romantic

Isn’t It Romantic. We’ve had a lot of “women gets hit on the head” movies recently, including What Men Want and I Feel Pretty. We got another entry here with Isn’t It Romantic but the story beats might be getting a bit predictable, so … Continue reading

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Review: Green Book

Green Book. Well, December is upon us, which means we’re going to get a truckload of films aiming for the big awards and Green Book was one of my most-anticipated. The gist. Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen) is a bouncer at … Continue reading

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(Review) Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Gindelwald

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald The Harry Potter franchise is a little tough to get into at this point, so if you’re not already onboard, this is definitely not the place to hop on. With eight entries in the … Continue reading

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Review: Instant Family

Instant Family. I knew from the trailers that I would cry like a baby during this movie. And on that front, it didn’t disappoint. Let’s discuss. The gist. Husband and wife Pete and Ellie (Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne) decide … Continue reading

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