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First Man (2018)
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First Man (2018)

Posted  Oct. 13, 2018  by  Justin-Velasquez

After his La La Land won 6 Oscars in 2017, many wondered what director-writer Damien Chazelle would do for an encore. Besides the awards, which was capped off by a Best Picture win (then controversial loss), Chazelle almost single-handedly reinvigorated ...

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A Star Is Born (2018)
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A Star Is Born (2018)

Posted  Oct. 7, 2018  by  Justin-Velasquez

It seems once every generation A Star Is Born needs to be remade. The latest, co-written, co-produced, and directed by co-star Bradley Cooper, is the fourth film version, the first since the 1976 release starring Barbara Streisand and Kris Kristofferson ...

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Venom (2018)
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Venom (2018)

Posted  Oct. 6, 2018  by  Justin-Velasquez

Thanks to Disney and Marvel, comic book superheroes are synonymous with cinema. The 2008 release of Iron Man proved that ancillary comic properties could rule the box office. It kickstarted what we know today as the Marvel Cinematic Universe and ...

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Night School (2018)
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Night School (2018)

Posted  Sept. 30, 2018  by  Justin-Velasquez

Kevin Hart is a funny comedian but he’s not a funny actor. None of his movies are funny, unless you count his brief appearance in The 40-Year-Old Virgin. Top Five and The Five-Year Engagement are funny but Hart wasn ...

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The Predator (2018)
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The Predator (2018)

Posted  Sept. 16, 2018  by  Justin-Velasquez

Another day another reboot. Actually, this time around audiences are being “treated” to a sequel to 1987’s Predator, the sci-fi actioner starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and one ugly alien who hunts for sport. One of the original film’s cast ...

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A Simple Favor (2018)
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A Simple Favor (2018)

Posted  Sept. 14, 2018  by  Justin-Velasquez

I’ve always wondered if comedy director Paul Feig has ever dreamt of moving away from comedies. With A Simple Favor, Feig has not only considered it, he did it, finally making a non-comedy that's really a black comedy ...

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Peppermint (2018)
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Peppermint (2018)

Posted  Sept. 7, 2018  by  Justin-Velasquez

In lieu of the #MeToo movement and the call for more diversity in Hollywood, there have been a noticeable amount of female-led action films in 2018. Some big name talent have fronted diverse and interesting fare – Taraji P. Henson played ...

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Searching (2018)
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Searching (2018)

Posted  Sept. 3, 2018  by  Justin-Velasquez

More often than not filmgoers need to be cautious with films using gimmicks. Filmmakers use a gimmick to sell their movie, and more often than not their focus on it takes away from essential aspects of their project. The film ...

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The Happytime Murders (2018)
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The Happytime Murders (2018)

Posted  Aug. 26, 2018  by  Justin-Velasquez

In 1989 director Peter Jackson released a film which was a departure from normal puppet-centric platforms. Meet the Feebles was a puppet film meant for adults as it showed the felt creations acting like vulgar adults. It seemed Jackson wanted ...

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Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
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Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

Posted  Aug. 17, 2018  by  Justin-Velasquez

Nowadays it’s difficult choosing from the myriad of Asian-led Hollywood films a Hollywood film with an entirely Asian cast is as common as making a snowman in Miami Beach. Crazy Rich Asians, the Jon M. Chu-directed film based on ...

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