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Movie Review: ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Succeeds With Video Game Action, Not Story

Video game movies tend to have a huge disconnect with general audiences not familiar with the source material. Assassin’s Creed continues the tradition with a story that is confusing, dreary and devoid of drama or excitement, even when armed with acting heavyweights Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard and Jeremy Irons. I’m sure that Ubisoft’s involvement as a video game company developing …

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Movie Review: ‘Sing’ Hits High Note for Cuteness But Falls Flat on Story

I came into Sing fully expecting another padded out production from Illumination Entertainment, the studio that’s been coasting on minions babbling and pets being silly. Indeed, Sing is setup to be of similar quality in how it takes the old premise of “Let’s Put on a Show” and uses it as an excuse for anthropomorphic animals to sing popular songs. …

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La La Land Movie Review MovieSpoon.com

Movie Review: ‘La La Land’ is a Dazzling Dream of Musical Delights

Read our movie review of La La Land to get the full story on all the music and wonder: La La Land opens in the busy traffic setting of Hollywood. It’s a typical depiction of the city’s constant gridlock, but this is a big cinematic musical. This is a world where drivers can get out of their cars and break into a …

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Rogue One Movie Review MovieSpoon.com

Movie Review: ‘Rogue One’ Indulges the Darker Side of Star Wars

How does Rogue One: A Star Wars story stack up to the legendary Star Wars franchise? Find out by reading our movie review: Rogue One is the first Star Wars movie to open without the booming John Williams score or the expository text crawl. I braced for the silence of the credits to be obliterated by that familiar theme, but …

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Movie Review: ‘Miss Sloane’ Plays Fast, Nasty & Clumsy with Politics

Jessica Chastain shines in Miss Sloane–but is the rest of the movie up to snuff? Read our movie review to find out: In the first shot of Miss Sloane, the titular character reveals the secret to being a lobbyist is to always have an ace up your sleeve. In order to win, one must prepare for all the angles, conceal your …

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Moana Movie Review MovieSpoon.com

Movie Review: ‘Moana’ Sings and Sails with Adventurous Animation

Read our Moana movie review to get the full scoop on Disney’s newest animated hit: It has been exactly a week since I saw Moana and the musical number “You’re Welcome” is still stuck in my head. I don’t remember it being a particularly great song at the time, sung by Dwayne Johnson who wasn’t exactly born to sing. But here I …

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Movie Review MovieSpoon.com

Movie Review: The Magic and Meandering of ‘Fantastic Beasts’

Does Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them capture the magic of Harry Potter? Read our movie review to find out: One of the aspects that always bothered me about Harry Potter was how much of the focus was on the wizardry school of Hogwarts. No matter the dire situation or high amount of danger threatening the heroes, everything comes …

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Hacksaw Ridge Movie Review MovieSpoon.com

Movie Review: ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ Booms with Brutality, Faith and Pacifism

Hacksaw Ridge is brutal, emotional and poignant. Read our full movie review to get the details: As I watched Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge in a packed theater, the reaction was similar to that of The Passion of the Christ. The audience and I were on the edge of our seats, wincing with each explosion/gunshot and gasping at the aftermath. One woman …

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