Movie Reviews

4-20-2019 MOVIE REVIEW: REPLICAS (2018)

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4-17-2019 MOVIE REVIEW: FRACTURE (2007)

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3-31-2019 MOVIE REVIEW: THE HIGHWAYMEN (2019)

Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson star in this real-life biopic about the two men who hunt down famed criminals Bonnie and Clyde and brought them to justice.  The Highwaymen is n...

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3-23-2019 MOVIE REVIEW: FAR FROM HEAVEN (2002)

Set in 1950's Connecticut, a married housewife deals with life after discovering her husband has been having a series of affairs with other men.  She too is stereotyped and labeled after frien...

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11-27-2019 MOVIE REVIEW: BEAUTIFUL BOY (2018)

Steve Carell and Timothee Chalamet star in this dark, coming of age film which follows a young man's spiraling downward path of drug addiction and life changes.  Both actors give a whale of a ...

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2-7-2019 MOVIE REVIEW: COLD PURSUIT (2019)

Set in a snowy Colorado winter, after a snowplow operator loses his son to a group of drug dealers, he seeks violent retribution against them. Liam Neeson reprises his role as the vengeful family m...

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1-25-2019 MOVIE REVIEW: SPLIT (2017) -NEWSANDMOVIESRADIO.COM

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1-5-2018 MOVIE REVIEW: PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES (1987)

An advertising executive's flight home to Chicago from New York two days before Thanksgiving is delayed after a winter snowstorm. To make matters even worse, he gets caught up with an annoying show...

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1-4-2018 MOVIE REVIEW: IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK (2018)

A woman learns she is pregnant shortly after her boyfriend is incarcerated for a heinous crime he did not commit.  Her family travels to Puerto Rico to talk with the accuser about what she saw...

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1-2-1018 MOVIE REVIEW: BEAST (2017)

After a young woman runs away with an outdoorsman, she learns of his violent history and is forced to confront him after a series of chilling murders occur in a small coastal town.  Beast<...

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12-30-2018 MOVIE REVIEW: SMALLFOOT (2018)

A yeti discovers a human in an outside world and must convince his community of what he's seen, even if it violates the truths they hold sacred. A wonderful animated musical all families are sure t...

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12-30-2018 MOVIE REVIEW: THE DEAD ZONE (1983)

After surviving a near-fatal car accident, a school teacher develops psychic powers that he uses to help police solve a string of murders.  Then after learning that a corrupt politician plans ...

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12-22-2018 MOVIE REVIEW: THE FAVOURITE (2018)

Set in the early 18th-century Britain under the rule of Queen Anne (Oliva Colman), The Favourite follows two cousins (Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone) equally vying for her attention and favour. ...

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10-18-2018 MOVIE REVIEW: HALLOWEEN (2018)

Michael Meyers is officially back.  Halloween 2018 marks the forty year anniversary of the original release of the picture that sent audiences screaming out of theaters, padding their locks an...

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7-22-2018 MOVIE REVIEW: DEATH WISH (2018)

A well-crafted remake of the 1974 original feature film starring Bruce Willis as trauma surgeon Dr. Paul Kersey who learns how to handle a gun and take down bad guys after a group of cons break int...

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7-14-2018 MOVIE REVIEW: WHITNEY (2018)

Six years after her tragic death audiences finally get an epic documentary on the life of music sensation Whitney Houston.  The one-hundred and twenty-minute documentary which chronicles her e...

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7-9-2018 MOVIE REVIEW: MOONWALKERS (2015)

It's 1969 and Central Intelligence Agency is concerned about American sentiment should Apollo 11 not reach the moon. The CIA decides to send one of its top agents to London to hire Stanley Kubrick,...

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6-26-2018 MOVIE REVIEW: LADY BIRD (2018)

High stakes drama unfolds in the life of high school senior Christine McPherson known collectively by her friends as Lady Bird.  Gretta Gerwig in her directorial debut manages to craft a film ...

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6-24-2018 AMERICAN ANIMALS (2018)

When four college students decide to steal rare books worth millions from a local library things go incredibly wrong.  The picture cuts between interviews with the real-life cons and Bart Layt...

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6-24-2018 SHOT CALLER (2017)

After a tragic car accident, a man is incarcerated on manslaughter charges where he joins a gang to survive.  His membership costs him as he gets more time for crimes carried out while serving...

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6-9-2018 MOVIE REVIEW: FIRST REFORMED (2018)

Paul Schrader, who wrote screenplays for classics such as "Taxi Driver" and "Raging Bull," returns to write and direct Ethan Hawke ("Gattaca") in a story that follows a series of climatic events th...

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6-9-2018 MOVIE REVIEW: HEREDITARY (2018)

Much more of a slow burn horror picture than I had hoped for or anticipated.  After the matriarch of a family with a history of mental issues and violence passes away, strange happenings begin...

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6-5-2018 MOVIE REVIEW: UPGRADE (2018)

One of the better science fiction films I've had the pleasure of viewing in years.  After a group of hitmen kill a man's wife and leave him paralyzed left to die, he resorts to a new programma...

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6-7-2018 MOVIE REVIEW: RBG (2018)

A sharp, fascinating documentary on the life of the second female United States Supreme Court Justice.  Nominated by President Bill Clinton in 1993, Ruth Bader Ginsburg defied all odds as one ...

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6-4-2018 MOVIE REVIEW: THE GREEN MILE (1999)

Frank Darabont, whose other directorial work includes "The Shawshank Redemption" returns with a brilliant screenplay adapted from Stephen King's famous serial novel.  "The Green Mile" is set i...

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6-6-2018 MOVIE REVIEW: ADRIFT (2018)

Set in the early 1980's on the Tahitian Islands, "Adrift" tells the story of a couple who become lost at sea in their quest to travel the world by sailboat.  The film opens with Tammy on a boa...

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5-17-2018 MOVIE REVIEW: BOOK CLUB (2018)

A group of high school friends for over fifty years decide for their monthly book club to read E.L. James' 50 Shades of Grey.  Some widowed, some divorced and one on the verge of, wha...

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4-30-2018 MOVIE REVIEW: A QUIET PLACE (2018)

A single family is all that's left of New York's population after three gigantic monsters ransack a town and its inhabitants.  To stay alive, they mustn't make a single sound! Emily Blunt star...

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5-9-2018 MOVIE REVIEW: PADDINGTON 2 (2017)

When Paddington learns of Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday he must find her the perfect gift, after all, she rescued him as a baby cub. Paddington locates a rare one of a kind pop-out map of London at on...

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4-19-2018 MOVIE REVIEW: THE POST (2017)

Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep star in Steven Spielberg's newsroom political-thriller based on a true story where the Washington Post weighs whether to publish the highly classified Pentagon Papers lea...

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4-16-2018 MOVIE REVIEW: MIMIC (1997)

One of Guillermo Del Toro's (The Shape of Water) early horror science-fiction films; Mimic follows a group of doctors who after genetically modifying a crossbred praying mantis an...

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4-14-2018 MOVIE REVIEW: MOLLY'S GAME (2017)

Famed screenwriter Aaron Sorkin makes his directorial debut telling the true story of former United States Olympic skier Molly Bloom who after a career-ending injury becomes one of the most prolifi...

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4-14-2017 MOVIE REVIEW: PHANTOM THREAD (2017)

Paul Thomas Anderson (Magnolia) directs Daniel Day-Lewis in what he’s mentioned publicly will be his final film role highlighting a career spanning over four decades and three Academ...

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11-23-2016 MOVIE REVIEW: ALLIED (2016)

Underappreciated and certainly one of the best filmmakers of our time; few directors out there can match the level of realism and creativity Robert Zemeckis brings to each and every one of his film...

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11-29-2016 MOVIE REVIEW: ARRIVAL (2016)

It’s about time I got around to reviewing one of the best, and by “best” I mean thought provoking science fiction films I’ve seen in years; Arrival.  Set to di...

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11-12-2016 MOVIE REVIEW: MOONLIGHT (2016)

If you can only make time to view one film this year make sure you see Barry Jenkins’ 2016 coming of age picture “Moonlight” which follows a young African American boy named Chiro...

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9-9-2016 MOVIE REVIEW: SULLY (2016)

Tom Hanks transforms from Cold War negotiator Jim Donovan in last years “Bridge of Spies” to sporting a grey beard and mustache as pilot Chesley Sullenbe...

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8-12-2016 MOVIE REVIEW: BLOODFATHER (2016)

You don't hear too much from Mel Gibson these days but he's got a good one out right now with his latest action, thriller "Blood Father".  The premise surrounds a young girl (Erin Moriarty) wh...

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5-11-2016 MOVIE REVIEW: MONEY MONSTER (2016)

What excitement I had anticipating an early screening of Jodie Foster’s fourth full length directed feature “Money Monster” starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts was completel...

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4-29-2016 MOVIE REVIEW: GREEN ROOM (2016)

Another film that practically came out of nowhere was Spring 2016’s horror/thriller/slasher “Green Room” from A24 Studios (gosh they’ve released some good films these last f...

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4-26-2016 MOVIE REVIEW: SAFE (1995)

Going back and re-reviewing Todd Haynes’ 1995 film “Safe” left me puzzled with some lingering questions after the pictures near two hour runtime with little to no resolve at the e...

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4-20-2016 MOVIE REVIEW: CRIMINAL (2016)

Reading a brief 3 to 4 sentence synopsis will tell you everything you need to know about 2016’s “Criminal” which is nothing more than a glorified combo of Michael Bay’s 1996...

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2-19-2016 MOVIE REVIEW: FOCUS (2015)

In directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa’s 2015 crime-romance film “Focus” starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie we are given an inside look into the life of a professional klept...

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2-18-2016 MOVIE REVIEW: UNBROKEN (2014)

Louis Zamperini’s story is arguably the greatest tale of heroism ever accounted for in American Literature.  His courage and valor exemplify what according to the modern generation would...

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