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Lana Condor Shines Bright in The Delightful Teen Rom-Com ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ – Review

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is a delightful teen rom-com that follows a girl who must deal with a messy romantic entanglement. Lara Jean Song Covey is a hopeless romantic. She wistfully dreams of experiencing romantic moments often found in classic literature, or something out of a movie. She harbors grand ambitions for her love life but she is hopeless […]

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‘Upgrade’ Is One of the Best Genre Films of the Summer (Spoiler-Free Review)

This sci-fi/action film showcases what it would be like if The Six Million Dollar Man met John Wick. The result: an intense and shockingly violent film, with amazing fight choreography, a dash of body horror, and a grim twist. The story takes place in the near future with our lives relying on technology. Imagine if Amazon’s Alexa or Apple’s Siri […]

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‘Hereditary’ is a Cautionary Tale of the Horrors That Grief Can Unleash – Review

Hereditary is an unsettling supernatural drama that weaves the tale of one family’s dark history after the untimely death of the family matriarch. How well do you know your family? After you watch Ari Aster’s feature debut you too will be wondering what signs of a dark history are in your family. You will also have a newfound appreciation for EpiPens. Full disclosure: Hereditary is a slow-burn. It perfectly aligns with the classic psychological horrors of the 1960s. This is where some horror fans might feel a bit […]

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‘Breaking In’ Is A Pretty Darn Good Thriller About A Very Impressive Mother (Spoiler-Free Review)

This Mother’s Day weekend, take your mom to see Gabrielle Union transform into a badass mother to save her kids. With this film, Universal is offering something different for its audiences: a thriller about a mom who must break into her home and break some rules in an effort to rescue her children who are trapped inside alongside some shady […]

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‘Ready Player One’: An Amazing Nostalgia-Filled Movie With Action, Fun & Great Visuals. Spoiler-Free Review

Y’all, let me be the first to tell you, Ready Player One exceeded expectations and delivered on ALL fronts. Here we have a solid story with some heart, great portrayal of characters you love to root for, an exceptionally menacing antagonist, and more nostalgia and easter eggs than any geek could ask for. I stand by this statement in saying this is […]

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‘Love, Simon’ Is A Charming Teen Romance About Finding The Strength To Come Out

Love, Simon is the very first mainstream gay teen romance and it is about damn time. Director Greg Berlanti and screenwriters Elizabeth Berger and Isaac Aptaker give us a charming teen romance with a gay character front and center.  Hopefully Love, Simon will bring forth a new era of films about the LGBTQ+ community that is not defined by struggle and pain, but rather […]

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“Maze Runner: The Death Cure” is the Bright Light at The End of The Tunnel: The (Mostly) Spoiler-Free Review

Maze Runner: The Death Cure is the third and final installment of the popular Maze Runner trilogy. The film is adapted from James Dashner’s hit YA dystopian series about Thomas, a boy who inexplicably wakes up in a maze filled with sci-fi monsters and clashing personalities and ends up uncovering a plot much greater than he imagined.  This film centers around […]

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‘Bright’: Weak Social Commentary With an Even Weaker Plot. Spoiler-Free Review

Netflix’s latest released film Bright was supposed to be their first blockbuster, but instead, we get a dull story with a weak social commentary. Even with an interesting premise, the film never fully capitalizes on its potential and we’re left with nothing but a boring film. The film is set in modern times LA, but with a fantastical spin to […]

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‘The Shape of Water’: Only a Master Filmmaker Can Create a Masterful Told Tale of Love. Spoiler-Free Review

There are so many things that can be said about The Shape of Water, most of which have already been said, but to simply put it, the film is an enchanting love story unlike anything else. Much like Del Toro’s other film Pan’s Labyrinth, Shape of Water contains fantastical elements in a realistic setting, this time in Cold War America. […]

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‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’ Movie Review

The Man Who Invented Christmas follows the story of how renowned British author, Charles Dickens, wrote the most famous and influential work of fiction, A Christmas Carol. The film is directed by Bharat Nalluri, written by Susan Coyne, and is based on the novel of the same name by Les Standiford. Charles Dickens is played by Dan Stevens (Legion, Downtown […]

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‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Is the Perfect Ending to the Latest Apes Trilogy: Spoiler-Free Review

Back in 2011 Rise of the Planet of the Apes was released, showcasing the origins on how Apes became intelligent, introducing our protagonist Caesar, and offering a commentary on animal experimentation and cruelty. With Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, we were given an even better film, with its thrilling action and a fleshed out set of antagonists. Commentating […]

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Spoiler-Free Review: ‘The Fate of the Furious’ is a Fun Ride

The Fate of the Furious is the eighth instalment in the Fast & Furious franchise. Yes, a movie that started off as a feature-length commercial for cars and racing has eight films. These films are exciting thrills, with great characters, fun adventures, simple life lessons, and are well-produced and directed. The stories are not incredibly intelligent, and when one puts thought into […]