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Halloween (2018)
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Halloween (2018)

Posted  Oct. 21, 2018  by  Justin-Velasquez

With Halloween around the corner it makes sense Hollywood would release few horror films. - it’s the perfect way to capitalize on the scares the day brings. And with it being the 40th anniversary, writer-producer-director David Gordon Green and writer-producer ...

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Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)
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Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)

Posted  Oct. 14, 2018  by  Justin-Velasquez

The latest from writer-director Drew Goddard is clearly influenced by Quentin Tarantino. Bad Times at the El Royale is a slick yet grimy feature that comes in with some weight but still maintains style. It is an ensemble piece with ...

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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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