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Proud Mary
Oh, how I wanted this movie to be good. Taraji P. Henson is one of my favorite actors and the plot looked really interesting. Unfortunately, the way the story plays out isn't very good. I didn't care about what happened to any of the characters, I didn't care about the mafia-style war going on, and I didn't care why certain events were happening. Maybe if the movie spent more time on character development it would have been better, but we didn't get that. Overall the acting was good. The kid is great, Henson...
 
2.0
 
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The Post
If ever a movie screamed "OSCAR" this one would be it. It stars Mr. and Mrs. Perennial Award Favorites, it's directed by Steven Spielberg, it's a drama about the press versus the government, and it's a period piece. It will most assuredly be a contender, but this year is so full of great movies it probably won't win anything. This pacing of this film is surprisingly quick. It is also significantly more suspenseful than one might imagine it to be. There is a scene where one guy writes an article while everyone else stands around and watches,...
 
4.3
 
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Paddington 2
I loved this movie. You will love it, too. I really don't need to say anymore. (But, I will). This may be one of my top 10 children's movies of all time. It is incredibly wonderful for the whole family. It is heartwarming, funny, beautiful, goofy, and everything a children's movie should be. I sat in the theater with a huge, stupid grin on my face for 90-plus minutes and I would happily do it again. Adults are going to love this film just as much as the kids do, because...
 
4.5
 
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The Commuter
Look, this is a flick made for Liam Neeson. I can't imagine the writer thinking of anyone else as the words hit the paper. I also can't think of the writer thinking much about the plot either, because it is a thin slice of Swiss cheese in this film. This is a film where you have to suspend disbelief...a lot. Basically, the entire movie relies on you pretending that the FBI wouldn't follow even a modicum of protocol. Seriously, if you think about the plot compared to how real people in those situations...
 
2.2
 
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Phantom Thread
If you are a fan of slow-moving, period-piece dramas, PHANTOM THREAD is the movie for you. If you need things to happen while watching a movie, you should pass on this one. This is a beautiful, artistic film that is highlighted by wonderful acting and striking cinematography. The dialogue is as complex and fanciful as the dresses which the lead character designs. It is also a funny film, but in an unexpected way. There are several times where you will find yourself laughing at things at which you don't want to laugh. The whole...
 
3.7
 
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I, Tonya
This film is insane. In a great way. If you followed the Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan soap opera, this is a must-see movie. Even if you didn't, this is a fantastic movie that you will enjoy thoroughly. It is fast-paced, ridiculously entertaining, and fascinating. Even though this film is being released this year it is actually a qualifier for the 2017 awards. And it's going to win a few. Especially Allison Janney for Best Supporting Actress. She destroys the screen with her portrayal of Tonya Harding's lunatic mother. Margot...
 
4.8
 
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Insidious: The Last Key
Welp, 2018 is of to a smashing start in the theaters. #sarcasm This film is a smorgasbord of meh. There are very few scene that are actually scary, the acting is cringe-worthy, the story is full of so many plot holes that it barely makes sense, and the effects are almost laughable. The worst part of the whole movie is that they set up another sequel. Dear Hollywood, if the title of your film includes the words "Last" or "Final" please stick to that. We didn't need this movie much less INSIDIOUS 5. Ugh....
 
2.1
 
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Molly's Game
Out of the hundreds of movies that have hit the big screen this year, this one may have the best opening five minutes of any of them. The only other film that might come close would be BABY DRIVER. This is a fast-paced, highly exciting film that will have you on the edge of your seat and holding your breath throughout. It is fun, crazy, and wild. Jessica Chastain, as always, is amazing in her role. She becomes Molly in a way that few other actors could do. She breathes life into...
 
4.3
 
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All The Money In The World
This may be the most impressive film of 2017. Not because it is that great, even though it is a very good movie. But because, this movie was almost completely re-shot just two months before its release date. You may recall, originally Kevin Spacey was in this movie as John Paul Getty. Once the information came out about his indiscretions Director Ridley Scott made the decision to recast and re-shoot the movie while still sticking to the original release date. This seemed like a huge undertaking, but most of us just assumed that they were only going...
 
4.0
 
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Darkest Hour
If this were a true and just world Gary Oldman would be a shoo-in for Best Actor this year. Unfortunately, he probably won't win because there are apparently people in Hollywood that don't like him, so it'll just be a popularity contest. Even so, just know that Oldman deserves to win. He is Churchill in every way possible. He couldn't be more Churchill if they brought Churchill back from the dead and he told Oldman how to act like him. The film itself is also very good. It's not easy to make a film about a political...
 
4.7
 
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The Greatest Showman
This is one of the great feel-good movies of the year. The music is out of this world, the acting is first class, the story is wonderful, and the visuals are mesmerizing. This is also a wonderful film for families of almost all ages. It is rated PG, so it isn't too intense or adult-themed for the younger crowds, but it still manages to be exciting and compelling for adults. It is also blissfully well-paced and timed, clocking in at 1 hour 45 minutes. Hugh Jackman and Zendaya give rousing performances, and...
 
4.9
 
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Pitch Perfect 3
Well, I am now firmly in the camp of Gail and John feeling that the Bellas have completely run their course and need to hang it up. This is an okay movie at best. It probably would have been better off not having been made. (Or better yet, they could have just released it as a soundtrack and we all would have been happy). The first hour reeks of desperation to the point where it goes way beyond funny and just becomes sad and pathetic. It seems like every character is at...
 
2.9
 
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Downsizing
This film has a fascinating premise and a potentially interesting and entertaining story to tell, unfortunately Hollywood politics got in the way and it basically became a two hour nag-fest about how we are all ruining the environment. Note to Hollywood: We don't go to movies so you can preach at us. We go to escape all of that crap. The only bright spot in an otherwise bleak and miserable film are some of the performances. Hong Chau's performance is award-worthy. She makes seeing this film at least somewhat tolerable. Christoph Waltz...
 
2.4
 
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Father Figures
This is the kind of comedy that, you know going into it, is going to be formulaic. It's going to have some funny moments and some heartwarming moments. That said, I was still surprised by how heartwarming it got. This is by no means a great film, but it is good. It's a movie that will give you a nice break from reality. It'll give you a chance to relax for a couple of hours, have a few laughs, and possibly even a nice, little cry. There is nothing in this movie...
 
2.8
 
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Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle
Thank you, JUMANJI for coming along when you did. It's been quite a while since we've had a really good comedy/action flick hit theaters. We've has some so-so comedies, some decent action flicks, some great movies that had no comedy or action, but nothing like this film. You need JUMANJI in your life. You may not realize it yet, but you really do. Not only is this film entertaining and fun, but the acting is on par with any of the best in acting nominations out there right now. (Hollywood refuses to nominate...
 
4.7
 
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