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TENET Review — a Time Travel Thriller with a Spy Flick Twist

In her Tenet review, Staci Layne Wilson says director Christopher Nolan shows why he’s the master of sci-fi. Definitely worth seeing on the big screen if you dare. Writer-director Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk) used to be known for his mind-bending, time-twisting brain-busters (think: Memento and The Prestige) – then he scored the Superman and Batman franchises…

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MULAN Review — Fine But Not Fantastic

Critic Lisa Johnson Mandell’s Mulan review says the long awaited live action Disney film is good but not great. Still, it’s definitely worth the $30. With all Disney’s resources of Disney, including all the bells and whistles an estimated $200 million can buy, I was expecting something a little more on the Crouching Tiger, Hidden…

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UNHINGED Review — Keep Your Eyes on the Road… and on This Movie!

In her Unhinged review, Staci Layne Wilson says Russell Crowe is a scary, smart villain in this road rage thriller. Tom Hunter (Russell Crowe) is disturbed. Within the first few minutes of Unhinged, he kills his ex-wife and her lover, pops pills, sweats bullets, and sets a house on fire. As he’s fleeing the scene…

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The LAST MOVIE STAR Review — Burt Reynolds’ Swan Song is a Real Treat

The Last Movie Star review— Lisa Johnson Mandell says Adam Rifkin’s film, Burt Reynolds swan song, is a poignant and entertaining treasure.  Feeling like you’ve just about finished Netflix and Amazon and are looking for something new/old to watch? May I suggest a film that you might have missed if it ever came to a…

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THE BURNT ORANGE HERESY Review — It’s a Good, Slow Burn

In her The Burnt Orange Heresy review, Lisa Johnson Mandell says the slow simmer to reach the ultimate boiling point is worth the wait. In the beginning of The Burnt Orange Heresy, we see annoyingly smug art critic James Figueras (Claes Bang) in Italy, lecturing a group of eager tourists about an ersatz masterpiece supposedly done…

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What Would Work Be Like in Offices Designed by Famous Movie Directors?

Would it be worth returning to work in offices designed by famous movie directors? Check out what the folks at Brother UK have imagined. Being away from an actual office for so long leaves us with plenty of time to imagine what the ideal workspace would look like once we finally return (if ever). The…

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Summerland Review — Take an Armchair Vacation to the Brisk British Countryside

Lisa Johnson Mandell’s Summerland review says it’s breath of fresh air for those who revel in picturesque British village TV series — and for those who don’t. With most of our vacation plans put on hold or being severely edited, it’s a welcome getaway substitute to watch a sentimental story that takes place in one…

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THE RENTAL Review – Killer Views

In her The Rental review, film critic Staci Layne Wilson says Dave Franco’s latest is an ably-directed thriller with a thick and moody atmosphere. At the beginning of The Rental, we meet 20-somethings Mina (Sheila Vand, Snowpiercer) and Charlie (Dan Stevens, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga) just as they are oohing and ahhing online…

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The Best Movie Snack Ever — Guilt-Free Chocolate!

Guilt-free chocolate that’s lower in lower in calories, sugar and fat? Who needs popcorn? Now that it’s not so easy to walk up to a concessions stand and order hot buttered popcorn, we have to get creative with the snacks we eat while watching our favorite movies and shows. Color me delighted to find a…

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Netflix Top 10 List of Original Movies — Have You Seen Them All?

The world’s super streamer has had incredible success this summer, for obvious reasons. Check out Netflix Top 10 List of Original Movies. Netflix is not big on releasing viewer numbers, but every once in awhile they throw us a bone, as they did last week when it revealed to Bloomberg it’s 10 most watched original…

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TENET Review — a Time Travel Thriller with a Spy Flick Twist

MULAN Review — Fine But Not Fantastic

UNHINGED Review — Keep Your Eyes on the Road… and on This Movie!

The LAST MOVIE STAR Review — Burt Reynolds’ Swan Song is a Real Treat

THE BURNT ORANGE HERESY Review — It’s a Good, Slow Burn

What Would Work Be Like in Offices Designed by Famous Movie Directors?

Summerland Review — Take an Armchair Vacation to the Brisk British Countryside

THE RENTAL Review – Killer Views

The Best Movie Snack Ever — Guilt-Free Chocolate!

Netflix Top 10 List of Original Movies — Have You Seen Them All?