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Now You See Me 2 MovieSpoon.com

Review: ‘Now You See Me 2’ Has More Magic, More Tricks & More Problems

Now You See Me 2 is a magic trick of a movie. You’ve probably seen this trick before with its predecessor, but never mind that. Keep your eyes on the fast-paced plot of globe-trotting magicians on a heist. Focus on the gorgeous visuals and the snappy dialogue of this all-star cast. Be amazed at their astounding feats of magic present …

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Neighbors 2 MovieSpoon.com

Reviews: ‘Neighbors 2’ Moves In A Better Script

Neighbors 2 is yet another entry in Seth Rogen’s I’m-turning-into-an-old-stoner series of comedies. The previous Neighbors attempted to find some perspective in the match-up of the party frat boys versus the new parents. With the previous picture, I wasn’t all that impressed by director Nicholas Stoller’s method of using slapstick, weed jokes and bodily functions to find the humorous side …

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Angry Birds Movie MovieSpoon.com

Review: ‘The Angry Birds Movie’ Is More Commercial Than Movie

When it was first announced that Sony was developing a movie based on the Angry Birds video game, there was one question that came to the minds of many: How? We live in an age where nearly anything marketable can be given a movie treatment. That may seem frightening and disheartening to the future of cinema, but keep in mind …

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The Jungle Book Mowgli Baloo MovieSpoon.com

Review: ‘The Jungle Book’ Is A Visually Stunning New Classic

Disney’s live-action stabs at rebooting their properties are usually hit or miss, but Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book is a home run. Similar to 2015’s Cinderella, this latest interpretation of Rudyard Kipling’s iconic novel series respects both the source material and the more familiar Disney animated movie. Wonderfully nostalgic yet uniquely distinct, there’s an unmistakable magic in this flawless adventure picture …

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10 Cloverfield Lane

Review: ’10 Cloverfield Lane’ Gives Big Surprises In A Small Setting

Dan Trachtenberg’s 10 Cloverfield Lane is anything but predictable as a follow-up to 2008’s Cloverfield. It bares almost zero similarities to its predecessor in how it’s not a found-footage film and not even about the monster. The film could best be described as a spin-off, but even that doesn’t do it justice, as no knowledge of Cloverfield is required to …

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Zootopia Ginnifer Goodwin Judy Hopps Jason Bateman

Review: ‘Zootopia’ is More Than Just Fluff

It’s rare to see a modern animated film have strong allegories, but also a fantastical world to wrap them within. Zootopia deals with topics such as racism, sexism, prejudice and stereotypes, but only as bluntly as they should appear in a world of anthropomorphic animals. It’s probably not something you’d expect from the Walt Disney Studios that tends to favor the …

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Review: The Gods Must Be Silly in ‘Gods of Egypt’

During a season of movies that are so painfully awful, Gods of Egypt comes as a refreshing movie…in that it was SO bad that it was good. With its abundance of cheap computer graphics, silly dialogue and a notable cast, there’s a self-aware nature that make this farce deliciously goofy. It’s almost goofy enough to recommend, if only it weren’t so long …

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