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Sue Me Again: Something About ‘Boo 2! A Madea Halloween’ Entertained Me

Always refreshing when a movie is exactly what the trailers and cast imply it’s going to be. “Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” is the sequel to last year’s “Boo! A Madea Halloween” (very clever naming going on here) and the 10th installment of Tyler Perry’s series. The film features Perry again playing several characters, including… Continue reading Sue Me Again: Something About ‘Boo 2! A Madea Halloween’ Entertained Me

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‘The Meyerowitz Stories’ a Dysfunctional Family Dramedy That Excels

You know the apocalypse is approaching when one of the year’s best films stars Adam Sandler and Ben Stiller. “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)” is the latest film from writer-director Noah Baumbach and stars Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Elizabeth Marvel, Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson as a dysfunctional family living in New York City.… Continue reading ‘The Meyerowitz Stories’ a Dysfunctional Family Dramedy That Excels

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Emotional and Entertaining, ‘Only the Brave’ is One of the Best Films of 2017

If we’re never going to see Vincent Chase star in “Smoke Jumpers” then at least we have this. “Only the Brave” is the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters who battled the Yarnell Hill Fire in June 2013. Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Taylor Kitsch and James Badge Dale star… Continue reading Emotional and Entertaining, ‘Only the Brave’ is One of the Best Films of 2017

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‘Happy Death Day’ Worth Taking a Stab At

I’ve seen people comparing this film to “Groundhog Day” and “Edge of Tomorrow” but have we all forgotten about this past February’s “Before I Fall?” “Happy Death Day” stars Jessica Rothe as a college girl who is murdered on her birthday, only to wake up and realize she is reliving the same day on a… Continue reading ‘Happy Death Day’ Worth Taking a Stab At

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Solid Acting and Courtroom Drama Help ‘Marshall’ Overcome its Familiar Flaws

Chadwick Boseman may be portraying Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but not all heroes wear capes… “Marshall” is the story of Thurgood Marshall, the eventual first African-American Supreme Court Justice, and focuses one of the first cases of his career as he defends a black man charged with raping a white woman. Boseman… Continue reading Solid Acting and Courtroom Drama Help ‘Marshall’ Overcome its Familiar Flaws

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I Mean… ‘Blade Runner 2049’ at Least Looks Nice…

Between needing to reprise his roles for “Star Wars,” “Indiana Jones” and now “Blade Runner,” I forget just how influential Harrison Ford was to 1980s cinema. “Blade Runner 2049” is the sequel to the 1982 cult classic and features Harrison Ford returning as ex-LAPD detective Rick Deckard. Ryan Gosling also stars alongside Ana de Armas,… Continue reading I Mean… ‘Blade Runner 2049’ at Least Looks Nice…

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Cruise Tries His Best to Save ‘American Made’

Tom Cruise did some damage to his reputation this past summer with “The Mummy” so at least this earned him back a little bit of street cred… “American Made” is the based-on-a-true-story tale of Barry Seal, a commercial airlines pilot who began smuggling guns for the CIA and cocaine for the Medellín Cartel in the… Continue reading Cruise Tries His Best to Save ‘American Made’