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The Mummy 2017 Movie Review MovieSpoon.com

Movie Review: ‘The Mummy’ Shuffles and Stumbles with Monsters and Adventure

Universal makes it very clear in their new CGI opening that The Mummy is the first picture in the Dark Universe, a franchise that will showcase all their classic movie monsters for the 21st century. Their first entry is perhaps the trickiest. How do you sell a mummy as a terrifying monster? Even when overlooking the cartoonish mutations of a bandaged …

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The Hero Sam Elliot Movie Review MovieSpoon.com

Movie Review: ‘The Hero’ Takes the Cowboy Hat off Sam Elliott

The Hero poses the very real and depressing question about the iconic Sam Elliott: What if he died? Would he be remembered as a great actor or only be known as the cowboy with the mustache that took comfort in the dude’s abide? Would his last role be that of another cowboy, wearing the same hat and same clothing that …

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Captain Underpants Movie Review MovieSpoon.com

Movie Review: ‘Captain Underpants’ Is a Silly Wonderland for Kids

With a title like Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, fart jokes come standard. Why wouldn’t they? You can’t make an animated film about a superhero that literally runs around in his underwear and not have a single reference to the bodily functions of a gluteus maximus. And, yes, there are plenty of farts present to make every child smirk …

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Wonder Woman Movie Review MovieSpoon.com

Movie Review: ‘Wonder Woman’ Finally Brings Heroism to the DCEU

After the uneven and garish tones of Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad, I wasn’t exactly looking forward to the first attempt at a Wonder Woman movie, especially after the dismally unfocused failure of a modern TV pilot. But I guess once you’ve crucified Superman and turned the Joker into a Juggalo, there’s nowhere to go but up (I hoped). …

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Baywatch 2017 Movie Review MovieSpoon.com

Movie Review: ‘Baywatch’ Can’t Stay Afloat

Baywatch is back! Read our movie review to see how the new movie holds up to the TV show: Baywatch offers one knowing joke that bangs its head against the wall until all the brains spill out from the damage. A handful of characters comment on how farfetched, inappropriate, surreal and dangerous it is for lifeguards to be involved with solving …

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Everything, Everything Movie Review MovieSpoon.com

Movie Review: ‘Everything, Everything’ is Forgettable Forgettable

“I love you.” “I loved you before I met you.” -Actual dialogue from Everything, Everything The two teenage leads of this typical Bubble Boy drama could make a great couple if only they had a script. J. Mills Goodloe’s screenplay, based on the best-selling novel by Nicola Yoon, gives them plenty to do, but nothing to say. Here are two …

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Alien: Covenant Movie Review MovieSpoon.com

Movie Review: ‘Alien: Covenant’ Is Bloody, Intense & Thought-Provoking

As the sequel to Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, which was itself a prequel to Scott’s Alien, Alien: Covenant finally brings the familiar xenomorph monsters back to the big screen, but also with plenty of new ideas. In an age where most remakes and reboots tends to bank hard on nostalgia, Scott’s latest Alien picture attempts to do more than just present the …

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid the Long Haul Movie Review MovieSpoon.com

Movie Review: ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul’ Proves Long and Wimpy

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul is such a foul miscalculation of kid-friendly entertainment that it begins with a warning. The Heffley family enters into a family-fun restaurant packed with screaming babies, disgusting food, filthy playground equipment and dirty diapers flung everywhere from plates to ball pits. This is a world where the unlucky boy Greg Heffley (Jason …

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