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Born In China
I'm a sucker for a good Disney flick, and when you throw in a baby panda, you had me at "awwwwww". These yearly DisneyNature films have all been outstanding. This on is no exception. The cinematography is incredible, the stories are well told, and it clocks in at an hour and 19 minutes. My only warning about this film is that it is Rated G, but there are "circle of life" moments where animal death is a part of the story. It is handles well and carefully, but if your child is...
 
3.9
 
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Unforgettable
I can't remember the last time I was so annoyingly and brutally bored by a movie as I was while seeing this thing. I'm serious when I say every single scene was either boring or completely ridiculous. There wasn't a single moment in this film where I thought that maybe it was about to take a turn for the better. It just stayed in a relentless race to the depths of the land of suck. It seems quite obvious that none of the lead actors were excited about making this movie, because all of...
 
1.1
 
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Free Fire
Watching FREE FIRE is like watching Quentin Tarantino's THE HATEFUL 8's crazy, super angry, little brother. It is basically violence porn. But it is still a well done film. The entire movie is about a gun deal going bad. About 98% of the story takes place in an abandoned factory. The other 2% takes place just outside the factory. It sounds like it should be a painfully boring film, but there is a surprising amount of character building and compelling content that fills the time. It is...
 
3.5
 
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Gifted
Get ready to have all of the feels if you see this film. You will laugh, cry, get angry, cry some more, guffaw, and then cry until the snot runs into your popcorn. Mckenna Grace is amazing in this movie and her chemistry with Chris Evans is joyous to watch. The story is fascinating, complicated, beautiful, sad, and wonderful. It's the kind of movie that makes you happy you saw it. It does have a few moments that are Soap Operaish, and a couple of plot holes that may...
Gifted New
 
3.7
 
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The Promise
I'm sure there are very few people saying, "hey, let's go see a movie about the Armenian genocide during World War I." That said, I think that most people that see this film will walk away with knowledge they didn't have before, and a compassion for the atrocities that the Armenian people had to endure. The movie is interesting, but it is, and feels, very long. There are several powerful moments, but I think the movie would have had the same impact even if it was cut 30 minutes shorter. Charlotte Le...
 
3.3
 
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Their Finest
In the last 70 years there have been hundreds of films centered around World War II. This is another in that long line, but it is also one that brings a unique perspective to light. It's fascinating to watch the creative screenwriters try to come up with something compelling while being ordered by the Ministry of Defense to add or delete specific scenes in order to keep morale high and try to get the Americans involved in the war. The juxtaposition between the rigidity of the military, the underlying wants of the government...
 
4.1
 
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The Fate of the Furious
Like the other seven films in this franchise, this one is completely ridiculous and over the top fun. As long as you are willing to go with the premise that physics isn't a thing and that the cast are indestructible, you will enjoy this movie. While F8 isn't as good as 6 and 7 were, it is still a film worth seeing on the big screen if you are invested in the franchise. There are enough cool cars, hot people and epic battles to make you almost forget that the plot isn't that great and...
 
3.6
 
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Tommy's Honour
If you are a fan of golf and its history, you will enjoy this film. For those people that have no interest in the game, this movie will feel jumpy, slow, and quite depressing. The cinematography and costuming are beautiful, and the film is acted well, but the pacing and the story telling are lacking. It feels more like a made for TV movie than a big screen film. While it is an interesting, if not sad and tragic, story, there is nothing in it that makes it worth spending the money to...
 
3.3
 
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Going In Style
This is a fine film. If you spend the money to see it in theaters you won't be upset that you did. However, a few months from now when it comes out on DVD you'll probably struggle to remember that you even saw it. It is fun and funny, but it is also a forgettable film. There is nothing about it that makes it worth seeing in theaters, unless you are just desperate to see a comedy on the big screen. And for that, I don't blame you because it's been six months since a non-raunchy...
 
3.3
 
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Smurfs: The Lost Village
The first couple of films in this reboot were absolutely terrible. This one is entirely animated and is almost tolerable. Almost. My young daughters thought it was okay, but they weren't hopping up and down with excitement like they were for THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE and THE BOSS BABY. The animation is mediocre, the voice work is well below average, and the story is okay at best. There isn't anything that is downright bad about this movie, but there isn't anything great either. ...
 
2.3
 
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The Boss Baby
This is a fun film for the whole family. Children will love it because it is silly and funny, adults will love it because it is smart and unique. This is one of the few animated films that is worth spending the money to enjoy it with the whole family at the theater. For the kids, this movie is non-stop laughter. Just imagine how many potty jokes you can fit into a 90 minute movie about babies. They are everywhere! I don't recall my young girls laughing during a movie as much as they did in THE...
 
4.0
 
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Ghost In The Shell
This is one of those films that has all sorts of potential and yet still manages to let you down almost completely. It is slow, it has huge plot holes, the acting is terrible, and the story doesn't do anything to make you want to care for any of the characters. The good news is that many of the visuals are incredible. Obviously, they decided to spend most of their budget on making the film look good rather than be good. Unfortunately, origin stories tend to be slow simply because so much information has...
 
2.2
 
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The Zookeeper's Wife
Jessica Chastain gives another incredible performance in this powerful and moving film. She, along, with the rest of the cast, lead you on a journey that is difficult to watch, but something that needs to be seen and remembered. Once the film gets going the suspense, drama, and intensity stay with you throughout the rest of the movie. That said, the film does have a few problems. This is a slow-moving film with pacing issues, but the story itself is powerful enough to make this a film worth seeing even if you have to endure some clock-watching...
 
4.2
 
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Power Rangers
Growing up I never got into the POWER RANGERS. It always looked super cheesy and lame to me. I have to admit, when I heard that they were making a POWER RANGERS movie I cringed a little bit at the thought of having to sit through two hours of low-budget, campy, cheesiness. Fortunately, this film leaves the cheese behind. This is a fun popcorn flick that tells an interesting story without being campy. It's got compelling characters, fun action, a great back story, and all of the nostalgia a fan of the...
 
3.1
 
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CHIPS
If you remember CHIPS from the late 70s, just go ahead and forget it because this movie is nothing like the TV show. While the TV show was mostly family-friendly, this version is raunchy and gross. This film tries to be both funny and a dangerous mystery, but it fails at both. It's not really that funny and the case is pretty lame. There are several moments where the movie jumps ahead forcing the audience to fill in the blanks, which is confusing and annoying. While Shepard and Pena do okay jobs...
 
2.2
 
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