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Review: Bad Boys for Life

There is one thing that becomes abundantly clear when watching Bad Boys for Life and that is the simple fact that Michael Bay is one of the best action directors working when he cares about what he's making (when he doesn't it's anothe...

 
 
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Review: The Wave

We all know without argument that doing drugs is both fun and cool--but can it make you a better person? The Wave seeks to answer this question as lawyer Frank (Justin Long) skips out on his wife for a night so he can drink, make out with a...

 
 
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Review: Weathering With You

Makoto Shinkai is a director that you may have heard from his last feature film, Your Name. Your Name released back in 2016 and took the world by storm for its stunning animation, wonderful premise, and an ending that hits you like a sack o...

 
 
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Review: VHYes

It's been an unseasonably warm winter in my corner of the world (the only one that matters), temperatures climbing to the sixties with long days of humid rain feeling more like April than January. Every once in a while I'll stop and ponder ...

 
 
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Review: Underwater

When I first caught a trailer for Underwater, the Kristen Stewart-led creature-feature set amidst the murky depths of the Mariana Trench, I made the out-loud joke to my friends and fellow theater-goers "Is that really the title?" I got a la...

 
 
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Review: Like A Boss

Ah, January, the dumping ground of movies. January, the month where movies that would have failed at any other time of the year have a shot at doing moderately well because there's virtually no competition. For the past few years we've gott...

 
 
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Review: 1917

You're already aware that 1917 is good. Even if it hadn't just received the Golden Globe for Best Picture - Drama and Best Director there was a lot of evidence to point you in that direction. For one, it comes from one of the best dire...

 
 
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Review: The Mercenary

Action movies are cool, because people get beat up. Sometimes they get stabbed. Other times they get shot a bunch. Every once in a while they blow up, and it's fun to watch. People break a lot of furniture, which is nice, because sometimes ...

 
 
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Review: Uncut Gems

Uncut Gems is so many things, all at the same time. On its surface one can appreciate the breakneck pacing and the terrific ramblings of Adam Sandler's performance; the pulsing score and the breathtaking dynamism of its camerawork. Dig a li...

 
 
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Review: The Witcher - Season One

Mainstream media didn't start to take the fantasy genre seriously until Peter Jackson's highly acclaimed Lord of the Rings trilogy. After the massive success of the three films (which would, in turn, transform Hollywood production as we kno...

 
 
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Recap: The Mandalorian Season 1, Episode 8 - The Redemption

When looking at the individual episodes of a television show, especially with a property so carefully-managed like Star Wars, it's hard to find any sort of distinct authorship in the filmmaking of any of them. So imagine my surprise when I ...

 
 
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Review: Final Space Season 2

Final Space, a lesser-known gem of an animation from TBS and Netflix, follows the adventures of Gary Goodspeed. He’s just an ordinary guy, imprisoned in space for five years following a misunderstanding, but has greater forces to re...

 
 
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Review: Cats

Let's just cut to the chase so I don't have to waste everyone's time on this. Cats is an atrocious movie that we always knew was going to be bad, but I didn't think it would be this bad. I saw this for free and I still felt ripped off. We h...

 
 
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Review: Bombshell

Telling a true story through a work of fiction can be a difficult thing. How dramatic is the truth, really? How much do you bend for the sake of your medium; how fancifully do you write that nonfiction book? How snappy is your "based on tru...

 
 
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Recap: The Mandalorian Season 1, Episode 7 - The Reckoning

After episodes of world-building, character-building, and who-knows-what-else, The Mandalorian season one finally rounds back to the inciting incident for the show. I've been suspicious of this show gathering all of these prominent guest st...

 
 
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Review: Star Wars: The Rise of the Skywalker

In my review for The Force Awakens I concluded by saying that the film was a strong blend of nostalgia and modernity, mixing our love for the original trilogy with a host of new characters and ideas. My concern then was that Disney would no...

 
 
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Review: South Park - Season 23

There aren't many shows that have had a similar culture impact to The Simpsons, but South Park is one of them. Carving out its own niche (that exploded into a massive audience over the years), creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker hit upon a ...

 
 
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Review: 6 Underground

Before 6 Underground released, Netflix dropped an with star Ryan Reynolds proclaiming it to be the most Michael Bay movie ever made. That was a bit hard to believe as Michael Bay hasn't been Michael Bay for years now. The director has eithe...

 
 
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Recap: The Mandalorian Season 1, Episode 6 - The Prisoner

One of the clear strengths of The Mandalorian, especially in the earlier episodes, is that the eponymous character is not perfect—far from it. He trips, falls down, gets shot, gets covered in mud, and so on. We love an underdog. But i...

 
 
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Review: Black Christmas

The merits of remaking a movie are often called into question immediately by the masses. Be it staunch defenders of the source material, weary analysts of Hollywood's "pool" of talent, or moviegoers just sick and tired of...garbage, it's us...

 
 
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Review: Jumanji: The Next Level

When the first images for the first Jumanji film (well, the first one in this series, not the Robin Williams one) landed people were distraught. The picture didn't look much like anything good and was replete with nothing but cliches. Turns...

 
 
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Recap: The Mandalorian Season 1, Episode 5 - The Gunslinger

Generally, I abhor the term "filler" when it comes to television. Even when an episode doesn't make too many strides in long-term plot development, I usually feel like I get something out of the experience—perhaps it fleshes out a cha...

 
 
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Review: Dark Waters

The legal thriller is a bit of an oxymoron of a subgenre. "Thriller" conjures images of tense, visceral altercations and physical action. But you hear "legal" and you might be inclined to think of a day at The People's Court or ca...

 
 
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Review: Daniel Isn't Real

A meditation on the familial nature of mental illness and the steady unwinding of a young man's psyche as he deals with an unstable mother and a broken home life, Daniel Isn't Real draws clear parallels with last year's sweaty screamathon, ...

 
 
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Review: Runaways (Season 3)

"I hate how the rules of this world keeps changing," says Nico Minoru at one point in the third and final season of Marvel's Runaways. It's a really easy quote to apply to the entire season, which continued the last season's trajectory of t...

 
 
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Review: Red Handed

Pagan horror is one of the most maligned styles of the horror genre. Though some low-budget efforts like Wake Wood can drag you in a surprising and interesting direction, the bulk are just pretenders to The Wicker Man throne. Even a fi...

 
 
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Recap: The Mandalorian Season 1, Episode 4 - Sanctuary

If anyone watching The Mandalorian had somehow missed that this show was a Western, here is an episode that is pretty blatant with all of the associated tropes. In what was basically The Magnificent Seven in space, Mando has become the "Man...

 
 
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Review: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - Season 14

It's surprising to see a show like It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia still on the air in 2019. Never one to shy away from controversial topics, the series has made a name for itself by featuring some of the "worst" characters ever committed...

 
 
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Review: Queen & Slim

Early on in Queen & Slim, after our inciting event of police brutality sets our titular duo on the run, a character greets the pair with the line "weell, if it isn't the black Bonnie and Clyde." The analogy is an easy one to draw, both ...

 
 
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Review: The Good Liar

For the most part, I was completely engrossed by The Good Liar. A watertight plot, compelling performances from Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren -- their best outside their usual roles. To me, it seemed to herald an earlier time when a detec...

 
 
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Review: White Snake

If there were a culture whose folkloric history could be treated as a goldmine for adaptable material, you'd be hard-pressed to find annals of stories and heroes to rival those of China. Not even touching upon the tumultuous and dramatic hi...

 
 
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Recap: The Mandalorian Season 1, Episode 3 - The Sin

It has been hard to see most of the Star Wars stuff in the Disney era to be nothing more than homages to the original trilogy. With The Mandalorian, I feel as if fans are getting more of a remix across all Star Wars eras in a way we've neve...

 
 
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Recap: The Mandalorian Season 1, Episode 2 - The Child

So this is the kind of show The Mandalorian will be, eh? After an intriguing series premiere, the second episode of this Star Wars Disney+ original is more of a small step in terms of plot, one that doesn't move the story significantly forw...

 
 
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Review: 21 Bridges

With today's biggest movies often taking us to distant galaxies or featuring superhuman brawls, it doesn't seem often that we get big budget, glossy films about... regular people. Where's the tense thriller about plumbers rushing around in ...

 
 
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Review: Varda by Agnes

Varda by Agnès, the final film by Agnès Varda, starts as a filmed masterclass. Varda sits before a rapt crowd and begins speaking of her work, her worldview, her creative approach, and her life. For an artist, life and work ar...

 
 
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Review: Away

While the definition of film will vary from person to person, no one can deny it is a visual medium. Despite featuring stories with spoken dialogue, it's entirely possible to convey emotion and drama through visuals alone. This was accompli...

 
 
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Review: Harley Quinn (Season 1)

There is something so profoundly unsettling to me with Harley Quinn's character. It all goes back to the core of her relationship with the Joker, which has always come across as toxic and abusive, even in less adult-orientated Batman media....

 
 
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Review: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

As we get older, it's beginning to dawn on me that there's an entire generation that has grown up without knowing who Fred Rogers is or what Mister Roger's Neighborhood was. It stands to reason that as we as a society produce more and ...

 
 
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Review: The Dwelling

Death Bed: The Bed That Eats is a familiar title to anyone who's a fan of bizarre cult cinema. Even if you haven't seen it, you know the name and understand that it's a movie about a bed that literally eats people. Is it a good movie? Not i...

 
 
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Review: Frozen 2

Sequels to children's films are tricky. There's a balance you have to make between creating a new movie and repeating the stuff that worked for kids. Unlike an adult film's sequel, repetition isn't a bad thing. Kids love more of the same, i...

 
 




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Bad Boys for Life"Bay to the bone"

 

The Wave"Wave it away"

 

Weathering With You"Raindrops keep falling on my head"

 

VHYes"VHellYeah!"

 

Underwater"Dang, ocean, you scary"

 

Like A Boss"Well, it's watchable"

 

1917"The long (take) and winding road"

 

The Mercenary"God told me to kill"

 

Uncut Gems"Tell 'em Howie Bling sent ya"

 

The Witcher - Season One"Toss a coin to your Witcher"

 

Final Space Season 2"Clash of the titans"

 

Cats"Wow"

 

Bombshell"Dirty bomb"

 

South Park - Season 23"Goin on down to Tegridy Farms"

 

6 Underground"Blood, Babes, and Bay"

 

Black Christmas"Paint it black and SHUT THIS DOWN"

 

Dark Waters"The Incredible Hulk vs Systemic Pollution"

 

Daniel Isn't Real"Daniel is real good"

 

Runaways (Season 3)"Not much running in this one"

 
 
 
 
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