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Film

November 24, 2022
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The Menu

The Menu

The Menu is a movie that both celebrates elaborate dining and foodie culture while also calling it incredibly vapid.

November 15, 2022
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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

The technologically advanced nation of Wakanda is under threat as the outside world wishes to possess the valuable material vibranium.

November 9, 2022
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Wendell & Wild

Wendell & Wild

Kat (Lyric Ross) is a young girl sent to a boarding school after the untimely death of her parents, Delroy (Gary Gatewood) and Wilma (Gabrielle Dennis)

November 1, 2022
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Rosaline

Rosaline

As far as incongruous, anachronistic, and silly reinterpretations of William Shakespeare’s iconic Romeo and Juliet go, Rosaline is decent.

October 26, 2022
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Black Adam

Black Adam

Black Adam, the latest DC superhero movie in the DC Extended Universe, is more of Shazam! sequel than the marketing admits.

October 18, 2022
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Halloween Ends

Halloween Ends

Four years after Michael Myers (James Jude Courtney) went on yet another rampage in the sleepy town of Haddonfield

October 12, 2022
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Hocus Pocus 2

Hocus Pocus 2

Hocus Pocus 2, a decades later sequel to the 1993 movie, manages to avoid the pitfalls of many legacy sequels by not being just a thinly skinned remake.

October 6, 2022
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Blonde

Blonde

Blonde is an extremely dark biopic about Marilyn Monroe that is difficult to watch. It bobbles between gritty realism and trippy surrealism.

September 27, 2022
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Me Time

Me Time

Sonny (Kevin Hart) is a stay-at-home dad looking after his two kids while his wife, Maya (Regina Hall) is the breadwinner with a rich client

September 21, 2022
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Three Thousand Years of Longing

Three Thousand Years of Longing

Alithea (Tilda Swinton) is an academic studying stories across humanity, even though she deals with visions that frequently haunt her waking hours.

September 14, 2022
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Pinocchio

Pinocchio

Puppet and clock maker Geppetto (Tom Hanks) is making a puppet named Pinocchio (Benjamin Evan Ainsworth) while coping with the loss of his son.

September 6, 2022
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Samaritan

Samaritan

Samaritan attempts a unique take on the superhero genre by crossing it with urban crime drama, coming of age tale family melodrama

September 1, 2022
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Beast

Beast

Beast is a propulsive man versus nature movie. It’s not overflowing with thematic depth but it is a lean stalk and chase movie.

August 24, 2022
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Day Shift

Day Shift

This isn’t consistently funny but there’s a few laughs when it gets close to Evil Dead 2 style splatter chaos.

August 15, 2022
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The Gray Man

The Gray Man

Operative Serra Six (Ryan Gosling) does black-ops work for the CIA under the command of the nefarious Carmichael (Regé-Jean Page).

August 12, 2022
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Prey

Prey

With a back to basics approach, Prey turns out to be a shot in the arm for the long-running Predator franchise.

August 3, 2022
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DC League of Super-Pets

DC League of Super-Pets

With an interestingly loose approach to DC Universe lore, the animated DC League of Super-Pets is a quirky entry in the DC Universe filmography.

July 27, 2022
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The Princess

The Princess

The Princess (Joey King) is chained in a high tower, waiting to be married to the evil warlord Julius (Dominic Cooper).

July 27, 2022
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Nope

Nope

Otis Haywood Jr. aka OJ (Daniel Kaluuya) is a professional animal wrangler who lends out horses to Hollywood productions

July 13, 2022
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Thor: Love and Thunder

Thor: Love and Thunder

It is legitimately awesome that in the fourth movie about Thor, plus four more Avengers movies, the character and world can still be entertaining.

July 7, 2022
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The Man From Toronto

The Man From Toronto

The most distinctive thing about The Man from Toronto would probably be its unique title as it is ultimately a generic action-comedy flick.

July 2, 2022
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Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe

Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe

While for other franchises that can seem stagnant, the fact that Beavis and Butt-Head remain exactly the same is part of the gag.

June 23, 2022
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Lightyear

Lightyear

Buzz Lightyear (Chris Evans) is a Space Ranger and his team has been stranded on a far away hostile alien planet because he screwed up his exit

June 14, 2022
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Jurassic World: Dominion

Jurassic World: Dominion

Dinosaurs walk amongst the Earth again after the genetically engineered beats escaped onto the mainland.

June 9, 2022
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The Valet

The Valet

Antonio (Eugenio Derbez) is working as a valet, hoping he can reconnect with his ex-wife, Isabel (Marisol Nichols)

June 1, 2022
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Top Gun: Maverick

Top Gun: Maverick

The crux of the film is a bit annoying as Maverick is stuck being a flight instructor when he’s the best pilot ever.

May 26, 2022
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Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers

Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers

Chip ‘n Dale juggles multiple characters from various animation worlds and does it better than Space Jam: A New Legacy

May 18, 2022
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The Northman

The Northman

Amleth (Oscar Novak) is a prince living with his mother, Gudrun (Nicole Kidman) and is overjoyed at the return of his father, the Viking King Aurvandill

May 11, 2022
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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

The film bounces around a bit from crazy action to some chatty lulls and lots of exposition about what reality they’re in.

May 4, 2022
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Uncharted

Uncharted

Uncharted is a game series that takes generic, B-movie action and makes it a visceral, gripping gaming experience

April 26, 2022
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All the Old Knives by Albert DeSantis

All the Old Knives by Albert DeSantis

A James Bond or Jack Bauer adventure this is not. It takes place almost entirely in bars, cars and offices.

April 21, 2022
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Morbius

Morbius

Michael Morbius (Jared Leto) has a rare disease that prevents him from full mobility, a curse he shares with his childhood friend Milo (Matt Smith).

April 21, 2022
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Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore is meant to be the third movie in a five-movie prequel to Harry Potter.

April 6, 2022
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Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Childhood

Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Childhood

Dubbed Apollo 10 ½, the mission will test the moon landing while everyone else thinks that Stanley is away at summer camp.

March 30, 2022
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Deep Water

Deep Water

Billed as an “erotic thriller”, Deep Water can only manage vaguely titillating and mildly disconcerting moments.

March 24, 2022
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The Adam Project

The Adam Project

Young Adam (Walker Scobell) is 12 years old and living with his mother, Ellie (Jennifer Garner), after the passing of his father, Louis (Mark Ruffalo).

March 16, 2022
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Turning Red

Turning Red

In the magical land of 2002 Toronto, Mei (Rosalie Chiang) is a 13 year old 8th Grader who excels at her studies and is subservient to her mother

March 14, 2022
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The Batman

The Batman

More than almost any other Batman movie, Pattinson’s Batman carries the film as he’s in basically every scene.

March 7, 2022
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No Exit

No Exit

As far as trapped in a snowy location with maniac thrillers go, No Exit is a sturdy entry. It’s a zippy ninety minutes.

February 25, 2022
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The King's Man

The King's Man

The King’s Man, a 100 year earlier prequel to the Kingsman movies, is an interesting, if somewhat muddled, divergence for the franchise.

February 16, 2022
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Kimi

Kimi

Kimi, the latest film by prolific director Steven Soderbergh (Oceans 11, Logan Lucky), is an interesting character study that morphs into a thriller

February 9, 2022
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House of Gucci

House of Gucci

House of Gucci has a few interesting moments as greed, lust for power and prestige causes a couple to crumble from within.

February 4, 2022
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The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild

The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild

The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild is the 6th installment of the Ice Age franchise, although after 20 years it is starting to show its age

January 27, 2022
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The Tender Bar

The Tender Bar

Young JR (Daniel Ranieri) and his mom (Lily Rabe) move into the home of his grandpa (Christopher Lloyd) after the JR’s father (Max Martini) abandons them

January 21, 2022
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Hotel Transylvania: Transformania

Hotel Transylvania: Transformania

Hotel Transylvania: Transformania is a high energy franchise entry with funny reactions, outsized animation and random jokes.

January 13, 2022
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Resident Evil: Welcome to Racoon City

Resident Evil: Welcome to Racoon City

Resident Evil: Welcome to Racoon City is a reboot of the zombie film franchise of the zombie survival horror game franchise

January 6, 2022
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Best Films of 2021

Best Films of 2021

Honourable mentions: Black Widow, No Sudden Move, Pig, A Quiet Place: Part II, The Green Knight, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Luca, Nobody

December 22, 2021
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Spider-Man: No Way Home

Spider-Man: No Way Home

Spider-Man: No Way Home is a culmination of not only the Spider-Man story in the Marvel Universe but also a full-on victory lap for the franchise

December 15, 2021
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The Last Duel

The Last Duel

There’s an interesting narrative trick recalling movies like Rashomon or The Usual Suspects where the same story is seen from different perspectives

December 8, 2021
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8-Bit Christmas

8-Bit Christmas

Jake (Neil Patrick-Harris) takes his daughter back to his childhood home and dusts off the old Nintendo Entertainment System

November 29, 2021
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Red Notice

Red Notice

At a reported price tag of about 200 million dollars, Red Notice is the most expensive movie Netflix has ever produced

November 25, 2021
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Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

A significant amount of the plot hinges upon the people dismissing the events of the original Ghostbusters, which involved a giant Marshmallow Man

November 18, 2021
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Eternals

Eternals

Newly minted best picture writer/director Chloe Zhao (Nomadland) is the latest filmmaker to take on the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Eternals.

November 17, 2021
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Halloween Kills

Halloween Kills

The physicality Courtney brings to the role is nicely intense as Michael moves with single minded determination towards his target.

November 3, 2021
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Reminiscence

Reminiscence

Reminiscence is a sort of sci-fi, mostly film noir detective story, and a whole lot of meaningless plot twisting.

October 29, 2021
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Dune: Part One

Dune: Part One

The 2021 adaptation of Dune is labelled Part 1 as it is only about half of the sci-fi opus, but it’s still a complete epic on its own.

October 25, 2021
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Free Guy

Free Guy

While billed as one of the few non-franchise, non-sequel blockbuster releases, and also an actual plot point in the film is intellectual property theft

October 13, 2021
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No Time To Die

No Time To Die

The James Bond series has gone through numerous differences over the decades and, shockingly, No Time to Die delivers what has never happened before

October 9, 2021
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Venom: Let There Be Carnage

Venom: Let There Be Carnage

Venom: Let There Be Carnage noticeably improves upon its predecessor by leaning into how ridiculously crazy the concept is.

September 29, 2021
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Vacation Friends

Vacation Friends

Vacation Friends is a fun romp that follows the clash between a straight-laced couple and a wild and crazy couple

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