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Tenet

After viewing 'Tenet' and the series finale of Star Trek:TNG, it is pretty clear that 'Q' should have picked Christopher Nolan as his anti-time anomaly test subject instead of Jean Luc Picard, because a similar threat is what awaits the world not in the 24th century...
Spider-Man: Far From Home

Spider-Man: Far From Home

Spiderman: Far From Home (henceforth to be referred to as FFH) is a generally entertaining entry in the series of films/comics/TV shows/etc that make up the Marvel Comics Universe (MCU). Coming on the heels of the overblown Avengers:Endgame, FFH wisely does not take...

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The Secret Life of Pets 2

The Secret Life of Pets 2

There’s a movie poster for The Secret Life of Pets 2 (pictured here) that shows the dog Max wearing a cone around his head and a sign around his neck that says, “Don’t laugh.” The sign wasn’t necessary, since the movie did its best to make sure we didn’t, providing...

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Ma

Ma

When asked why they chose a particular role, most actors avoid the obvious (and probably accurate) answer of "It was a easy paycheck" and say something along the lines of "I've always wanted to work with that director" or "I wanted to do something outside my comfort...

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Aladdin (2019 Live Action)

Aladdin (2019 Live Action)

Let’s get straight to the point: Disney’s live action Aladdin is delightful, and had me grinning throughout. Probably like you, I had reservations about Will Smith in a role that Robin Williams made so iconic, but his charm is hard to suppress, and he entertains with...

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Spider Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Spider Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Spider Man: Into the Spider-Verse is the most visually inventive, staggeringly creative movie I’ve seen all year. This animated masterpiece thrills as the latest installment in the Spider Man story, this time with a younger multi-racial kid bitten by the radioactive...

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Mary Poppins Returns

Mary Poppins Returns

Mary Poppins Returns can best be compared to a really good tribute band: It looks and sounds almost like the original, brings a warm sense of nostalgia, and leaves you with a huge smile on your face. The parallels are not hidden: chimney sweeps have been replaced with...

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Mission Impossible – Fallout

Mission Impossible – Fallout

Mission Impossible - Fallout delivers exactly what is expected: action set pieces that are incredibly well done but totally preposterous, serviceable acting and a plot full of holes in which no one can be trusted. You won't find a plot summary here, as the plot is...

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Christopher Robin

Christopher Robin

Disney's Christopher Robin is a sweet, gentle little movie that comes along right when we need it as Director Marc Foster, who gave us the equally charming Finding Neverland a few years ago, has crafted a film that could by no means be considered great but delivers...

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A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place

In John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place, the earth has been invaded by violent predators that are blind, hunt by sound and look like the offspring of a demogorgon from Stranger Things and the alien from Predator. The opening scene takes us to a small town where Lee and...

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