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Dune
If you've read the books in the Dune franchise you know that turning them into a feature-length film is a daunting task. It's been tried before with varying degrees of success and failure. Thankfully, film-making and visual effects have come a long way in the last several decades, allowing for the first book to be made into a film that is worthy of the original text. The good news is the film stays as close as it can to the book. (If it stayed any closer the movie would have been six hours long). The bad...
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3.8
 
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Ron's Gone Wrong
Over the last decade social media has become one of the biggest influences in most of our lives. We've become a society that truly believes in "pics or it didn't happen." Not surprisingly, we are now seeing all genres of films touching on the subject of social media versus real life. This film takes the idea of social media to the extreme and then mixes it with the powder keg of middle school. Once it adds in a cute personality for the robot and a bunch of slapstick comedy, we end up with a pretty decent...
 
3.2
 
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The Last Duel
THE LAST DUEL Rated: R Release Date: October 15, 2021 Director: Ridley Scott Stars: Matt Damon, Jodie Comer, Adam Driver, Ben Affleck Plot: A woman accuses a man of rape, and her husband chooses to defend her honor in a duel to the death Trailer Clint Says: Wait until after opening weekend, but see this in theaters Jodie Come has has quite the year. First with Free Guy and now The Last Duel. They are vastly different films, but she dominates in both of...
 
4.2
 
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The Many Saints of Newark
The Sopranos may be one of the greatest television series of all time. Personally, I wouldn't know. I watched the first three or four episodes and it didn't captivate me, so I gave it up after that. But I know that I am in the minority. That said, I went into this film knowing there would probably be a lot of nuance and Easter eggs that I would miss. Now that I've seen it, I'm positive I missed a lot. The good news is the film stands on its own. I was able to follow along...
 
3.0
 
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Halloween Kills
This second film (of a planned trilogy), is as bad of a horror flick as I have seen in a long time. It's both surprising and disappointing, because the first one almost good. While the 2018 opener was not much more than a slasher flick, at least it had some semblance of a plot. This one is nothing more than odd "flashbacks" and gruesome, but oddly silly, killing vignettes. Typically dialogue doesn't really make an impact in a horror flick. You know what is going on, and the lines used are the necessary vessels to get the...
 
1.3
 
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No Time To Die
If the rumors are true, this is Daniel Craig's last go around as James Bond. And if this is his last film as the super spy, he couldn't have picked a better way to go out. This is an excellent film. It ranks right up there with Casino Royale, which I consider to be one of the best Bond movies of all time. There has been a lot of speculation surrounding this movie. Some of it seems to be true, some seems misguided. The truth is, we really won't know what is happening with the franchise...
 
4.6
 
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The Eyes of Tammy Faye
The best actress race is heating up and Jessica Chastain has become one of the front-runners with her makeup laden performance as the disgraced televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker. If you grew up during the time of the PTL Network with Jim and Tammy Faye this is a film you have to see. Chastain's performance is so spot on that you'll quickly forget that you aren't watching the real Tammy Faye. Her performance is made stronger by the powerful work of Andrew Garfield playing her husband. Their on screen chemistry and tension are intense and emotional. It...
 
4.2
 
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Venom: Let There Be Carnage
When I saw the first trailer for this movie I immediately set my expectations high. I knew that Tom Hardy and Woody Harrelson would deliver, but there was one more thing that I needed to make sure this movie was great. I needed a long, drawn out, intense, over the top fight scene between the two monsters. All of my expectations were met. This is a movie that stays in its lane. The powers that be knew this was a movie that needed to be all about the monster fight, and so...
 
4.0
 
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The Addams Family 2
Two years ago we were treated to a fantastic reanimation of The Addams Family, it was fun, funny, and even dark and twisted for the adults. Now the family is settled in and ready to go on their first road trip. When someone says "road trip" there are typically only two reactions. One being, "Yeah!!!!! Road trip! Let's do this!" The other being, "I have to spend how long in that cramped car with all of you?!?" Walking into the movie I was really hoping to have the first reaction. 30 minutes...
 
2.5
 
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Dear Evan Hansen
A couple of times each year I feel like I see a different movie than all of my fellow film critics. This is one of those times. So, just like Evan Hansen, I'll sit over in the corner of the lunchroom all by myself thinking this is a good movie while everyone else just points and laughs at me. Does this movie have issues? For sure. To start, Ben Platt looks too old to be a high schooler. But to be fair, he was the star of the Broadway musical, so the role belongs to him....
 
3.8
 
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Cry Macho
Clint Eastwood is a legend. He's been in close to 70 films, he's directed more than 40, and he's even composed the music for several films. When he directs his films always come in on time and under budget. He is easily one of the best when it comes to Hollywood. That said, maybe it is time for this legendary cowboy to ride off into the sunset. (Although I'm not going to be the one to tell him. He'd probably beat the snot out of me.) Just like the character Eastwood plays in...
 
3.0
 
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Copshop
Sometimes you have to own up to your mistakes. The mistake I made was judging this movie off of the trailer. I try hard not to do that. I try to give every movie every opportunity to be the best movie of the year and then wait until I see it to prove to me that it is or isn't. But the trailer was so bad. I mean colossally bad. Then I went to see the movie, and for the first 20 minutes I was sure that my suspicions were correct. But...
 
3.1
 
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Shang-Chi: And the Legend of the Ten Rings
By now we all know that one of the hardest type of films to do well is the origin story. Marvel, however, has done a very good job at making great origin films for the last several years. And while this movie is very good, it isn't quite as great as some of its predecessors. Like with many origin stories, this one has some pacing issues leading to some slow moments, but if you have a little patience, the movie pays off well. Aside from the pacing issues, nearly everything else about...
 
4.3
 
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Candyman
Welp, it looks like the Summer blockbuster season is going out with a whimper. (Unless Shang-Chi, is amazing enough to save all of August). This month has seen only a few wide release films, and most of them have been average at best. Candyman is no different. The one good part of Candyman is its social commentary. It had a social point it wanted to convey, and it does it well. Aside from that, the rest of the movie is a slow, non-scary, horror flick that is sometimes confusing but mostly just...
 
2.3
 
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Reminiscence
I have seen the trailer for this film countless times, and every time I see it I think this is either going to be an incredible movie, or it will be terrible. The trailer makes it look like a second coming of Inception. The trailer lies. This movie is terrible. First, let's talk about the world building. This is set in a not-too-distant future Miami where the waters have risen and flooded most of the city. This makes for a really cool visual element, but it has zero...
 
2.4
 
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