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Movie Review: ‘The Journey’ Gets Lost in an Inappropriate Adventure

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Religious leader Ian Paisley and Republican leader Martin McGuinness were once enemies in Ireland, but soon became the best of friends. The Journey suggests that they reached this level of understanding after being stuck in the same car on their lengthy road trip to the airport. It’s a fictionalized event that whips up the most absurd of scenes and dialogue …

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Movie Review: ‘The Little Hours’ Has Nuns, Witches, Lords & Laughs

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The Little Hours has a decadent 14th-century setting with a hilariously dirty mouth, playing in the vernacular of a book report on The Decameron written by a filthy-minded high school student. In this world of convents, castles and witchcraft, the nuns run in cliques, the priests are drunks and the lords of castles have bickering marriage problems. Essentially, it is …

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Movie Review: ‘Despicable Me 3’ Is Cumbersomely Cute

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For most audiences, there is only one question they want to know about the latest movie of adorable minions: Is it cute? And, yes, Despicable Me 3 is cute. Also, the sky is blue. But that is all these Despicable Me and Minions movies have been since the start. They have always embodied a silliness for the crude and slapstick, …

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July’s 7 Best New Netflix Titles – Including Rogue One!

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July is a time for fireworks, BBQ and summer blockbusters. As with June, Netflix seems to be taking the summer off, given that they blew their wad early this year with multiple original series premieres. Still, they haven’t forgotten to include at least a few worthy titles this July. This month’s sampling includes two Oscar-nominated pictures, an animated series based …

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Movie Review: ‘Baby Driver’ Is a Masterpiece of Music, Action & Speed

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Edgar Wright is a director where you can feel the blood pumping through all his movies. As Baby Driver opens with a getaway driver awaiting his partners in crime to emerge from a bank, he entertains himself with music on his iPod. But music isn’t just something to passively listen to while sitting in a car. Not for the driver …

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Movie Review: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Is a Youthful Jolt of Superhero Joy

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Sony’s third stab at Spider-Man with Spider-Man: Homecoming is a charm. Tom Holland is a Peter Parker that is more plucky, wide-eyed, humorous, conflicted and a pleasure to be around, far from the angst and depression of Andrew Garfield. He exists in a world where the web-slinging hero can foil a simple bike theft, chat with Iron Man and try to …

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Movie Review: ‘The Exception’ Finds Romance at the Kaiser’s Place

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Christopher Plummer is such a fine actor that he seems gracious to share the screen with Jai Courtney and Lily James in this romantic war drama The Exception. His acting must have rubbed off on them as well as they’re both surprisingly good for such subtle roles of a familiar tale. Their acting becomes the saving grace of a movie …

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Disney Ditches ‘Han Solo’ Directors in Favor of Ron Howard

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There’s trouble aboard the Millennium Falcon. The much hyped Star Wars anthology film centering around a young Han Solo isn’t going as smoothly as hoped. News that the flick had lost its directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller crept onto the internet yesterday. Now, however, Ron Howard has stepped in to take the helm. Phil Lord and Chris Miller had already …

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Movie Review: ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Is More Carnage, Noise and Junk

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The Transformers movies are an endurance test to see how much excess a viewer can handle. How many explosions and CGI robots can be tossed at the screen before they become meaningless visuals? How many one-liners and expositional passages can the characters deliver until they are all seen as mere ciphers for action? How many convoluted arcs about the Transformers’ …

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Scarlett Johansson Confirms over 60 Marvel Characters to Appear in ‘Infinity War’

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It seems like more and more Marvel movies are including more and more characters. Captain America: Civil War, for example, was basically an Avengers movie in it’s own right. So now that an actual Avengers movie is rolling around–Avengers: Infinity War–how many characters can we expect? According to Scarlett Johansson, a whole heck of a lot! The actress appeared on The Late …

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