Film

Film

September 22, 2021
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Candyman

Candyman

The spectre of the Candyman hangs over everything. And by extension his original incarnation of Daniel Robitaille played Tony Todd.

September 14, 2021
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Kate

Kate

It’s a bit odd that Netflix would release Kate barely a few months after its extremely similar female assassin goes rogue film, Gunpowder Milkshake

September 9, 2021
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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings manages to differentiate itself from the other films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

September 3, 2021
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The Green Knight

The Green Knight

The Green Knight is an incredibly weird, horror influenced, visually lush and somewhat ponderous adaptation of the Arthurian legend.

August 29, 2021
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Snake Eyes: G. I. Joe Origins

Snake Eyes: G. I. Joe Origins

An underground fight club brawler only known as Snake Eyes (Henry Golding) is pining for revenge ever since as a child he witnessed his father’s murder.

August 19, 2021
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F9: The Fast Saga

F9: The Fast Saga

F9: The Fast Saga continues the series’ tonal mash up of dopey yet enjoyable car smashing action combined with awkward sentimentality.

August 13, 2021
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The Suicide Squad

The Suicide Squad

James Gunn delved into the Marvel universe with Guardians of the Galaxy and now he crosses the street to the DC Universe with The Suicide Squad

August 5, 2021
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Jungle Cruise

Jungle Cruise

Lilly (Emily Blunt) is on a quest to find a mystical flower that could potentially cure any disease. Dragging along her reluctant brother, MacGregor

July 29, 2021
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Gunpowder

Gunpowder

Sam (Gillan) has been on her own ever since her mother, Scarlet (Lena Headey), left. Sam is working for the Firm, a league of secret assassins

July 21, 2021
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Space Jam: A New Legacy

Space Jam: A New Legacy

LeBron James keeps trying to surpass Michael Jordan’s records so it is not surprising he’s straight up starring in Space Jam: A New Legacy.

July 15, 2021
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Black Widow

Black Widow

On the run from the government after the Avengers Civil War, Natasha aka the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), is lying low until she is attacked

July 9, 2021
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The Tomorrow War

The Tomorrow War

Dan Forester (Chris Pratt) is a former army man when the world is upended by the arrival of a military force from 50 years in the future.

July 1, 2021
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A Quiet Place Part II

A Quiet Place Part II

A blistering opening prologue flashes back to the first day that killer sound sensing aliens landed on Earth.

June 24, 2021
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Luca

Luca

Luca is sort of Pixar animation’s Italian version of The Little Mermaid with nice visuals and a zippy pace with rapid gags.

June 19, 2021
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In The Heights

In The Heights

The whole thing is wrapped around two romantic plotlines which has been the basis for most musicals.

June 12, 2021
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Wrath of Man

Wrath of Man

There’s a really good twist as to why H is suddenly so great at his job with incredible killer instinct.

June 2, 2021
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Cruella

Cruella

It’s easily established in the first ten minutes why Cruella hates Dalmatians. Estella’s nickname by her mother

May 29, 2021
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Army of the Dead

Army of the Dead

The city of Las Vegas has been overrun by a zombie plague and walled off with Sin City about to experience destruction via nuclear blast.

May 19, 2021
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Chaos Walking

Chaos Walking

People’s thoughts blurting out randomly in a blue haze and semi-transparent visions is something one can endure or make the experience exceptionally irrita

May 10, 2021
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Without Remorse

Without Remorse

Without Remorse really excels is in the action which is presented with immediacy by director Stefano Sollima (Sciario: Day of the Soldado).

May 8, 2021
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Stowaway

Stowaway

There are good movies about people floating in space in dire circumstances like The Martian, Apollo 13, Ad or even The Midnight but this isn't one of them

May 7, 2021
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Mortal Kombat

Mortal Kombat

Cole (Lewis Tan) is a down on his luck fighter trying to provide for his family, until one day he’s attacked by an ice magic ninja

April 25, 2021
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Nobody

Nobody

Nobody is forged from the John Wick mould. Maybe a bit too closely, considering the screenwriter also penned the original Wick film.

April 15, 2021
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Nomadland

Nomadland

Fern (Frances McDormand) is working various odd jobs across the country, substitute teacher, Amazon warehouse worker, janitorial staff and more,

April 5, 2021
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Judas and the Black Messiah

Judas and the Black Messiah

Judas and the Black Messiah certainly has an appropriate title as the two main characters are a traitor and a messianic leader.

March 27, 2021
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Zack Snyder’s Justice League

Zack Snyder’s Justice League

Zack Snyder may be credited as the director of 2017’s Justice League but for him that movie remained unfinished. Snyder suffered a personal tragedy

March 17, 2021
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Raya and the Last Dragon

Raya and the Last Dragon

The world of Kaumandra was a place of magical dragons but the scourge of the Druun has wasted the land, turning people into stone.

March 9, 2021
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Coming 2 America

Coming 2 America

Over 30 years since his original trip to America to find true love, Prince Akeem (Murphy) of the kingdom of Zamunda is shocked to find he has a son.

March 8, 2021
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Drive-ins 'complement' indoor movie theatres: Industry spokesperson

Drive-ins 'complement' indoor movie theatres: Industry spokesperson

The snow may barely be off the ground, but the 5 Drive-In Oakville was back in business as of Friday.

March 4, 2021
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Outside The Wire

Outside The Wire

In the future, Eastern Europe has become a civil war zone and one U.S. drone pilot, Harp (Damson Idris), disobeys orders to save a bunch of marines

February 24, 2021
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Map of Tiny Perfect Things

Map of Tiny Perfect Things

Mark (Kyle Allen) is living the same day over and over again and is getting quite good at predicting every little event that happens in his town.

February 15, 2021
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Locked Down

Locked Down

Locked Down is a gaggle of scenarios from the world of the COVID-19 pandemic that turns into a heist movie in the last 30 minutes or so.

February 10, 2021
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The Little Things

The Little Things

Denzel is playing a beaten down grizzled cop who can’t let go of a case which is a standard cop movie cliché but he sells the emotional toil.

February 9, 2021
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Promising Young Woman

Promising Young Woman

Promising Young Woman is a solid vigilante revenge thriller with a few distinctive twists on the genre. It incorporates serial killer movie tropes

January 25, 2021
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News of the World

News of the World

After the United States civil war, Captain Kidd, makes a living by travelling to cities in the south and reading from selected newspapers to the masses.

January 21, 2021
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Roald Dahl's The Witches

Roald Dahl's The Witches

Roald Dahl’s The Witches is sort of a kid friendly version of a horror movie with monsters and mutations.

January 13, 2021
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Wonder Woman 1984

Wonder Woman 1984

In the year 1984, Diana aka the super-powered Amazonian Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) is living in the world of men, secretly saving people as Wonder Woman.

January 6, 2021
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Best Movies of 2020

Best Movies of 2020

Honourable Mentions: Tenet, Freaky, Kajillionaire, The Invisible Man, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend, The Midnight Sky, Onward

December 24, 2020
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The Croods: A New Age

The Croods: A New Age

The Croods: A New Age manages to skate by on whimsy and craziness. Like the preceding film, it is cranked up to 11 the entire time

December 17, 2020
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Mank

Mank

Mank is a glorious throwback to a bygone Hollywood filmmaking era that still manages to feel current with themes about fake news

December 11, 2020
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Freaky

Freaky

Freaky is a horror comedy twist on the Freaky Friday formula that succeeds in being very energetic and messy.

December 4, 2020
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Superintelligence

Superintelligence

A combination of comedy sci-fi apocalypse and a glam up romantic comedy, Superintelligence ends up as a fairly tonally inconsistent mash up

November 27, 2020
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Dreamland

Dreamland

Dreamland is a melodrama that leans into the tragedy and schmaltz with a lot of grim desperation and sturdy performances

November 22, 2020
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Kajillionaire

Kajillionaire

Kajillionaire by writer and director Miranda July (Me, You and Everyone You Know) is a strange, sad, weird, and sometimes amusing experience.

November 10, 2020
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American Selfie: One Nation Shoots Itself

American Selfie: One Nation Shoots Itself

Director Alexandra Pelosi, daughter of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, doesn’t exactly make the movie a didactic partisan hack job

November 8, 2020
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Unpregnant

Unpregnant

While not deviating very much from the standard buddy movie road trip comedy formula, Unpregnant works well within that structure.

November 1, 2020
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Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Borat (Cohen) was sent to the gulag after his first movie embarrassed the nation of Kazakhstan but now he is sent to America

October 21, 2020
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The Trial of the Chicago 7

The Trial of the Chicago 7

In 1968, protesters descended upon the Democratic National Convention in Chicago to speak out against the Vietnam War.

October 14, 2020
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Hubie Halloween

Hubie Halloween

The protector of all things on Halloween is Hubie Dubouis (Sandler) who is working overtime to make sure that everyone stays on the straight and narrow

October 14, 2020
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The Social Dilemma

The Social Dilemma

The Social Dilemma begins with a cavalcade of former social media software engineers and investors telling the truth about how social media works.

October 2, 2020
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The Devil All The Time

The Devil All The Time

The Devil All the Time is an extremely grim experience that leans into its Western gothic horror vibe with lots of creepy visuals

September 24, 2020
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Mulan

Mulan

The 2020 Mulan live-action remake of Disney’s 1998 animated Mulan is definitely the same story in both versions, give or take an Eddie Murphy voiced dragon

September 17, 2020
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The New Mutants

The New Mutants

It works in fits and starts as there are some good performances from some moody mutants until things finally get rolling in the finale.

September 8, 2020
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Tenet

Tenet

A CIA agent, who is eventually nicknamed the Protagonist (John David Washington), is recruited by an agency known as Tenet.

September 4, 2020
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Bill and Ted Face the Music

Bill and Ted Face the Music

After an almost 30 year gap in between sequels the excellent duo return in Bill and Ted Face the Music in a most triumphant manner.

August 26, 2020
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The One and Only Ivan

The One and Only Ivan

Ultimately, Ivan is a film that has a sweet center although it never quite reaches being an extraordinarily transcendent talking animal fantasy

August 23, 2020
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An American Pickle

An American Pickle

An American Pickle is a very funny and very weird movie that jumps from zany event to zany event, tonally hopping forcefully between maudlin and manic

August 23, 2020
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Project Power

Project Power

Project Power is one of them grim and gritty and splatter ultraviolent takes on the superhero genre.

August 7, 2020
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My Spy

My Spy

Wrestler turned actor Bautista keeps his tough guy with a heart of gold persona that he has used to good effect as Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy

July 31, 2020
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The Old Guard

The Old Guard

Andy (Charlize Theron) runs around the globe doing mercenary for hire work with her comrades in arms

July 20, 2020
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Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga is a weird movie which makes sense since it’s about an excessively extravagant singing competition

July 20, 2020
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7500

7500

7500 is a visceral thriller that makes the most out of a single confined space and uses a real-time gimmick to create tension.

July 9, 2020
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Irresistible

Irresistible

Democratic political strategist, Gary (Carrell), is trying to get his fellow liberal Washington Democrats out of a rut after their demoralizing 2016 loss

July 9, 2020
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Hamilton

Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton is an up and coming American revolutionary in the late 1700s standing up to the oppression

June 24, 2020
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The King of Staten Island

The King of Staten Island

The King of Staten Island is writer/director Judd Apatow doing his star-making comedy drama vehicle bit where he bestows fame

June 17, 2020
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Artemis Fowl

Artemis Fowl

One day Artemis Fowl Jr. (Ferdia Shaw) finds that his father, Artemis Fowl Sr. (Colin Farrell) has gone missing and was actually a world renowned criminal

June 11, 2020
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The Longest War

The Longest War

The Showtime documentary The Longest War shines a light on the US occupation of Afghanistan which, pushing towards 20 years

June 3, 2020
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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend

Digging into alternate versions of outcomes is what makes Kimmy vs. The Reverend very entertaining, eventually supplying a shockingly truly dramatic finale

May 13, 2020
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Guns Akimbo

Guns Akimbo

Guns Akimbo is an excessively violent and extremely weird experience. It is also pretty funny with a lot of quipping amidst the chaotic splatter.

May 6, 2020
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Bad Education

Bad Education

Its a zippy, profound and darkly amusing experience that shows how easy it is to twist a system if no one is watching

April 30, 2020
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Extraction

Extraction

Extraction doesn’t have the balletic kinetic art-house pop action of something like John Wick but it does have exceptionally crunchy and messy skirmishes

April 22, 2020
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Sergio

Sergio

Sergio (Wagner Moura from Netflix’s Narcos) works as a UN Ambassador and is sent to Iraq at the outbreak of the war.

April 16, 2020
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Trolls World Tour

Trolls World Tour

Trolls World Tour is an outlier, it is a big budget animated family feature and a sequel to a movie that made 300+ million worldwide

April 8, 2020
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The Platform

The Platform

Hoarding, sharing, rationing, gluttony, and starvation are unfortunately themes, nowadays more than ever, and with eerie timing The Platform arrives

April 2, 2020
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Togo

Togo

Leonhard Seppala (Willem Dafoe) is a dog sled trainer and racer living with his wife Constance (Julianne Nicholson) and their faithful lead dog Togo

March 25, 2020
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The Hunt

The Hunt

When a bunch of strangers wake up in the middle of a forested nowhere, they are gagged, confused, and find a cache of deadly weaponry

March 25, 2020
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Spenser Confidential

Spenser Confidential

With movie theatres shuttering, social distancing the new normal, and new releases being yanked, at first glance it seems there is a dearth of originals

March 11, 2020
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The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

Usually movies about the invisible man make the disappearing guy the centre of the story, but this film takes a unique tactic.

March 11, 2020
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Onward

Onward

Pixar’s latest effort, Onward, continues its tradition of exuberant energy, gorgeous animation, and an emotionally satisfying journey.

February 26, 2020
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Sonic The Hedgehog

Sonic The Hedgehog

Jim Carrey almost singlehandedly makes it entertaining by going old school Carrey bonkers in every scene.

February 26, 2020
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The Call Of The Wild

The Call Of The Wild

Harrison Ford narrates the film very sagely, telling the audience what Buck is feeling at any given moment.

February 12, 2020
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Birds of Prey

Birds of Prey

Robbie delivers an energetic, fun performance. Harley starts off the movie down in the dumps as she tries to define herself without the Joker.

February 6, 2020
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Miss Americana

Miss Americana

Miss Americana follows Swift in the present day with multiple archival footage flashbacks and confessional scenes.

January 29, 2020
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The Gentlemen

The Gentlemen

Mickey (Matthew McConaughey) is a producer of marijuana in England but wants to retire so he offers to sell his operation to the smarmy Matthew

January 27, 2020
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Dolittle

Dolittle

The reclusive Dolittle (Downey Jr.) can talk to the animals until one day Tommy (Harry Collett) arrives looking to fix a squirrel Tommy accidentally shot.

January 15, 2020
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Underwater

Underwater

Underwater is basically Alien, except, as the title mentions, it’s underwater. Not that taking inspiration is a bad thing

January 8, 2020
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Best Films of 2019

Best Films of 2019

Honourable Mentions: Spider-Man: Far From Home, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, Marriage Story, The Irishman, Glass, Midsommar, Joker, The Lighthouse

January 8, 2020
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The Grudge

The Grudge

It’s easy to confuse The Grudge with The Ring because they’re both mid–2000s horror franchises that got half–hearted reboot attempts

December 26, 2019
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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Somewhat impossibly, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has wrapped up the sagas Skywalkers and Force powered folks presented in 42 years of films.

December 19, 2019
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Jumanji: The Next Level

Jumanji: The Next Level

Jumanji: The Next Level fulfills the sequel requirements of following the last installment Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle by delivering the same movie

December 12, 2019
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Marriage Story

Marriage Story

Charlie (Adam Driver) and Nicole (Scarlett Johansson) are divorcing and trying to do what’s best for their son

December 5, 2019
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Knives Out

Knives Out

Writer and director Rian Johnson (Brick, The Last Jedi) returns with the peppy and hilarious murder mystery Knives Out.

November 27, 2019
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A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

There isn’t an elaborate makeup job for Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers; he’s just wearing a wig and some fake eyebrows

November 20, 2019
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Ford v Ferrari

Ford v Ferrari

In the mid– ’60s, Ford Motor Company needs an image makeover as Ferrari cars are the fanciest in the land.

November 13, 2019
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Doctor Sleep

Doctor Sleep

Danny Torrance (Ewan McGregor) is a middle-aged guy traumatized from his experience at the haunted Overlook Hotel 40 years ago

November 6, 2019
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Terminator: Dark Fate

Terminator: Dark Fate

Terminator: Dark Fate is the 6th film in the Terminator franchise, although since it ignores parts 4 through 5, it is sorta the 3rd film.

October 30, 2019
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The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse is an old school drama wherein it basically takes two actors, sticks them in an enclosed location, and has them slowly go nuts.

October 23, 2019
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Zombieland: Double Tap

Zombieland: Double Tap

Zombieland: Double Tap isn’t as fresh as the original movie was 10 years ago mainly because there has been a whole lot of zombie related movies since then

October 23, 2019
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El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Breaking Bad was a slow burn TV phenomenon that was a rare show that became more popular as it went on

October 9, 2019
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Joker

Joker

DC Comics latest film, Joker, shuns being a part of a universe and stands apart as a dark, disturbing, character piece about the origin of the villain.