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Born to Be Blue - Movie Review

Born to be Blue- Movie ReviewBorn to Be Blue is the film in which Ethan Hawke goes for the extraordinary and more than saves what is largely a pedestrian experience.  It is the story of Chet Baker turned junkie and the lengths he went to in order to save his career and become relevant to an entirely  ...

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Baskin - Movie Review

Baskin - Movie ReviewThe graveyard shift just got a lot more frightening.  Baskin, a horror movie from Turkey, might be wafer thin on an actual plot but it more than makes up for that aspect with its disturbing visuals and splatterific gore.  The film is also a bit of chameleon as it switches up its ...

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 - Movie Review

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 - Movie Review14 years is a long time. It’s an especially long wait for a movie sequel to happen. But that’s how long it’s been since we last visited the Portokalos family in 2002’s My Big Fat Greek Wedding. A whole new generation has come of age, and even another has long since forgotten   ...

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Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice - Movie Review

Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice - Movie ReviewAlready hearing divisive accounts of this film. In the red corner we have the fans, who are beating a drum of success and love. In the blue corner, the critics, who are not happy, if Rotten Tomatoes is anything to go by. Now I consider myself a member of both these camps  ...

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Miracles From Heaven - Movie Review

Miracles From heaven - Movie ReviewHoping to fill its collection plates with the big bucks of a crossover audience, Sony’s faith-based distribution arm, Affirm Films follows its tried-and-true formula of casting a genuine movie star in Miracles From Heaven, a Christian film based on the true story about a little girl who was ...

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Pee Wee's Big Holiday - Movie Review

Pee Wee's Big Holiday - Movie Review31 years after getting his bike back, Pee Wee Herman hits the road again. And I couldn’t be happier about the results. Opening today in select theaters and available through Netflix is the proper sequel to Pee Wee’s Big Adventure.  While it is the third film in the

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The Brothers Grimsby - Movie Review

The Brothers Grimsby - Movie ReviewThe big star of the show In Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest movie, The Brothers Grimsby, is an elephant penis. And no, I don’t mean Cohen himself, although the guy most certainly wouldn’t balk at playing one if it meant a few laughs. Instead, he’s Nobby Butcher, a terminally ...

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot - Movie Review

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot - Movie ReviewIf we’re to believe the marketing folks over at Paramount, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is another broad Tina Fey comedy. Then again, they’re the same guys whose Zoolander 2 trailer broke the internet last fall as the most successful comedy trailer launch of all time with more than 52 million views in  ...

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Eddie the Eagle - Movie Review

Eddie the Eagle - Movie ReviewBelieve it or not, there was once a time – long before the advent of 24-hour electronic entertainment – when the Olympic broadcast was a must watch TV event. The entire world would stop down for a few weeks as every child’s dreams of one day competing on the world  ...

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Race - Movie Review

Race - Movie ReviewThere’s a lot going on in Stephen Hopkins’s double-entendre-titled biopic, Race about one-time fastest man in the world Jesse Owens (Stephen James). Then again, there was a lot happening in the world at the time Owens burst on the scene as record-breaking Ohio State track star and   ...

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