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Review – Why this Movie? (“Why Him?”)

Question: can several choice comedic actors take an ordinary script with a remedial plot and make it funnier than what’s on the written page? Answer: see this movie and find out how it’s possible! With the acting talents of Bryan Cranston, Megan Mullally, James Franco, and Keegan-Michael Key, this standard comedy of ‘dad meeting his…

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Review – A Match Made In Hollyweird (“La La Land”)

This is Hollywood, baby. The Dream Factory, Tinsel Town, La La Land, the place where your dreams come true. Not since Chicago has a visually striking, toe-tapping, and marvelous song ‘n’ dance movie come along, but it also changes gears in mid-picture to reveal a hauntingly real-life look at the price of fame and the…

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Review – Make Good Neighbors? (“Fences”)

Based on the Broadway play of the same name that won both the Tony AND the Pulitzer prize, this movie has the dubious distinction of having several of the same cast members from the 2010 revival, which garnered both Denzel Washington and Viola Davis their Best Actor/Actress Tony awards. AND Washington is directing this film…

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Review – Star Lord Meets Mystique (“Passengers”)

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: Star Lord and Mystique walk into a bar and… oh, you’ve heard it, huh? Mixing franchises and getting two charismatic actors together on screen is one thing, but have them do it with a classy sci-fi love story? Now that’s cinematic magic! * Space, the final frontier. This…