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Green Book: A Road Trip Into History, Segregation, and Friendship

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“Green Book” takes place during the 1960s. Italian-American Tony Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen) makes a living as a bouncer in New York. When the nightclub he works for closes down for renovations, however, he finds himself looking for a way to support his family until it reopens. Fortune soon comes to him as he’s offered the job as a driver for […]

‘The Upside’ Comes With a Few Downsides

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Phillip Lacasse (Bryan Cranston) is a wealthy quadriplegic searching for someone to look after him. Meanwhile, Dell Scott (Kevin Hart) is an ex-con seeking work so he can provide for his family and stay out of prison. Upon stumbling into Phillip’s penthouse while he’s interviewing helpers, Mr. Lacasse gives the job to Scott right on the spot, despite his assistant’s […]

The Mule: Clint Eastwood Is Still Kicking It!

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“The Mule” is directed by Clint Eastwood who also stars as Earl Stone, a 90-year-old Korean War veteran and horticulturist. Earl has spent most of his life as a planter. While he’s managed to become a successful entrepreneur in his hometown, his life’s passion has left him alienated from his family. Because of the changing times, however, along with the […]

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Fun For the Whole Family!

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As 2018 draws to a close, we’re greeted with the last Marvel film for the year. And it’s certainly a unique one with a mouthful of a title. “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” is different from the numerous Marvel movies filling theaters. This one is told not through live-action, but animation—making it the first animated Marvel movie to be released in […]

Creed II: A Triumph and True Successor

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“Creed II” follows Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan), the son of Apollo Creed, as he finally takes the title of the Heavyweight World Champion thanks to the support of his coach and mentor: Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone). As Adonis begins to enjoy his new life, Rocky tries to return to his, only to find himself reunited with an old rival: […]

Bohemian Rhapsody: You’ll be Having a Good Time!

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“Bohemian Rhapsody” is a dramatic chronicling of the famous British rock band Queen and its lead singer Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek). From their beginnings as a small band, to the origins of their numerous popular songs, all the way to their famous performance at the 1985 Live Aid Concert. However, the story also delves into Mercury’s life—his marriage to Mary […]

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Exactly forty years ago in 1978, writer and director John Carpenter released what is widely considered one of the scariest films of the slasher genre, and one of the most successful independent films of all time: “Halloween.” Centered on the night when it’s considered appropriate to be wearing a creepy mask, this simple idea was executed ingeniously, despite its limitations. […]

A Star Is Born: A Rich, Rewarding, Remake

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Remakes have gotten a bad rap in the film medium. Most attempts to take an old movie and try to replicate it—sometimes even surpass it—have usually ended in complete failure critically and financially. Yet sometimes, a remake comes along that proves it is possible to do the original justice when paired with the right crew and a strong cast—and “A […]

Searching: A Triumphant Thriller and Memorable Mystery!

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“Searching” follows the story of John Cho (David Kim), a widowed father with a teenage daughter named Margot (Michelle La). Despite living in the same household, the two have a distant relationship with technology being their main course of communication. One night, Margot tells her father that she’ll be out for an all-night study group. However, the next day, John […]

A Simple Favor: Deceit, Doubt & Death

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“A Simple Favor” follows the story of Stephanie Smothers (Anna Kendrick), a single mother who runs her own baking blog while trying to raise her son. Stephanie’s life soon changes when she meets Emily Nelson (Blake Lively), who happens to be the mother of her son’s best friend. Though Emily comes off as a jaded individual, the two become best […]


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