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WIDOWS Review — A Female Driven Heist Pic With Deadly Bite

Widows Review — An intriguing director, a favorite author and sublime actors combine to make a phenomenal film Who would have thought that celebrated director Steve McQueen, the same one who brought you the Academy Award winning 12 Years a Slave and the subtly chilling Shame, could pull off such a riveting heist flick? Team him…

INSTANT FAMILY Review — So Much More Than Your Basic Family Comedy

INSTANT FAMILY Review — So Much More Than Your Basic Family Comedy

Instant Family Review — One of those rare movies that actually entertains and inspires. Few things are more difficult to pull off than a movie with a message. Sure, documentaries do it all the time. That’s why many filmmakers make them. But a feel good comedy that can actually move audiences to make a real…

Fantastic Beass: The Crimes of Grindelwald Review


Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald review — Unless you’re a die-hard Harry Potter fan, you will not be charmed Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is the perfect film to see with your favorite Harry Potter fanatic. Without him or her by your side, and without having seen Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find…

The Girl in the Spider's Web Review

THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER’S WEB Review — A Sticky and Suspenseful Situation

The Girl in the Spider’s Web review — The Queen’s Claire Foy as morose, cyber punk investigator Lisbeth Salender?  Yes please! It seems the dragon tattooed world of the fictional Lisbeth Salander is constantly depicted as a gray, grim and grimy place where words are few and smiles are fewer. Salander’s latest outing, The Girl in…

The Grinch Review

THE GRINCH Review — 10-Year-Old Winston Says it’s a Humbug

The Grinch Review — Our kid critic doesn’t think it’s very merry The Grinch is a really bad animated movie version of the Dr. Seuss children’s book, from Illumination, the same company that does the Minions movies. It’s kind of a surprise that it’s just not as good as I hoped it would be. The…

Bohemian Rhapsody review

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Review—Rami Malek is Somebody to Love

Bohemian Rhapsody Review — The film raucously reminds you of the high concept and high spirit of the mercurial Queen. Rami Malek, here-to-fore known as the Emmy Award winning star of the TV series Mr. Robot, literally convinces you in the blink of an eye that he IS Freddie Mercury. The film opens with an…


THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS Review — Not Exactly an Instant Classic

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms review —  a rare Disney miss. Nobody bats 1,000, not even Disney. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is an overstuffed, under plotted confection that will likely end up like that one lonely, leftover chocolate chocolate in the box that looked enticing, but once everyone took a small nibble…

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Zombies + Burlesque = FETISH FACTORY From Our Very Own Staci Layne Wilson

Staci Layne Wilson fills you in on how she cooked up the fabulous Fetish Factory right here at home in Hollywood.   Recipe for one sexy, scary movie: Ingredients:  Zombie Makeup Killer Cast Spooky House  Add the writer, director, producers and financiers, then blend until smooth. Pour into Amazon Prime and enjoy. Cabaret of the…

Can you ever forgive me review

CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME Review — The Tender and Terrific Tale of a Misanthrope

Can You Ever Forgive Me review — Melissa McCarthy gives the performance of her life as prickly protagonist you hate to love. Who would have believed a film about an acerbic, alcoholic misanthrope, played by an actress known for her raucous, broad comedies, could be so moving, intimate and ultimately sublime? Can You Ever Forgive Me became…


HALLOWEEN Review – Boos and Blades Abound!

Halloween Review – Staci suggests you answer the doorbell for more Michael Myers mayhem. The original “scream queen” Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, which she originated in director John Carpenter’s 1978 killer-classic Halloween. In this 2018 sequel, the traumatized survivor comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the…

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