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The Best (and Worst) of 2019 Movies So Far

We’re officially more than six months into 2019 and it’s time to recap what has happened so far in the world of cinema. While we haven’t seen many great films, there are plenty of solid ones and guilty-pleasures, and a surprisingly few amount of (complete) stinkers. So without further adu, here is how my 2019… Continue reading The Best (and Worst) of 2019 Movies So Far

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I Saw a Film Today, Oh Boy (and That Film was ‘Yesterday’)

Well this is as close as we’ve gotten to a Beatles biopic to-date, but with Freddie Mercury and Elton John out of the way I feel we are inching closer and closer each day. “Yesterday” tells the story of a down-on-his-luck musician (Himesh Patel) who, following an accident, is suddenly the only person in the… Continue reading I Saw a Film Today, Oh Boy (and That Film was ‘Yesterday’)

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Don’t Believe the Clickbait: ‘Dark Phoenix’ is Not *That* Bad

OK, hear me out. “Dark Phoenix” is the 12th (and ipso facto final) installment of Fox’s “X-Men” series, before its likely reboot by Disney into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film follows the X-Men as they confront one of their members who has been exposed to a strange power source during a space mission. James… Continue reading Don’t Believe the Clickbait: ‘Dark Phoenix’ is Not *That* Bad

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‘Booksmart’ is the Best Comedy in Over a Year

Look, I know this looks like an easily-dismissible female “Superbad” but just hear me out. “Booksmart” is the directorial debut of Olivia Wilde and follows two goody two-shoes students (Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein) who set out to party the night before their graduation after realizing they wasted their high school careers. Jessica Williams, Will… Continue reading ‘Booksmart’ is the Best Comedy in Over a Year

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‘Aladdin’ Hits Enough Magical and Musical Beats to Charm You Over

It took a few of these, but we have finally made it to a “Disney remakes one of their animated classics as live-action” for a film that I actually loved as a kid. We must proceed with caution. “Aladdin” is the latest of the live-action Disney remakes, retelling the 1992 film, as well as the… Continue reading ‘Aladdin’ Hits Enough Magical and Musical Beats to Charm You Over

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Rae and Martin Help Make ‘Little’ a Tiny Bit Better Than It Should Be

In case you weren’t feeling like you haven’t accomplished enough in your life, Marsai Martin, who is just 14, is now officially the youngest person ever to executively produce a Hollywood film. So. There’s that. “Little” is the story of a shrill executive (Regina Hall) who is transformed into the 13-year-old version of herself (Marsai… Continue reading Rae and Martin Help Make ‘Little’ a Tiny Bit Better Than It Should Be

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‘Dumbo’ is Charming and Entertaining [Enough]

People say Hollywood has run out of ideas and that Disney is growing too big for everyone’s own good, and you have to look for farther than remaking a 60-minute 1941 animated film and having it be the first of four live-action redos by the company set to come out in 2019. “Dumbo” is the… Continue reading ‘Dumbo’ is Charming and Entertaining [Enough]