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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Movie Review MovieSpoon.com

Movie Review: ‘Valerian’ Has a Thousand Ideas, Little Personality

You can tell that Luc Besson wrote and directed this sci-fi adventure with the way he places his efforts more on developing a fantastic galaxy of starships and aliens than most of the characters that occupy the universe of Valerian. While he does make the smart call of overloading the screen with as many visually stunning and original ideas as possible, …

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Wish Upon Movie Review MovieSpoon.com

Movie Review: ‘Wish Upon’ Grants Horror Both Despicable and Laughable

How does Wish Upon stack up against Final Destination? Read our movie review to find out: Wish Upon is that special kind of bad movie that left me laughing at its misfires by the time the credits began to roll with its goofy theme song and spooky imagery. As I sat in the theater getting out all the cackles I had been politely …

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The Journey Movie Review MovieSpoon.com

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

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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The Little Hours Movie Review MovieSpoon.com

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

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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Despicable Me 3 Movie Review MovieSpoon.com

Movie Review: ‘Despicable Me 3’ Is Cumbersomely Cute

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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Baby Driver Movie Review MovieSpoon.com

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

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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Spider-Man: Homecoming Movie Review MovieSpoon.com

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

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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The Exception Movie Review MovieSpoon.com

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

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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Transformers: The Last Knight Movie Review MovieSpoon.com

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

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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