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Mortal Engines Review

MORTAL ENGINES Review — Winston Says It’s Crazy But Fun

Mortal Engines Review — 10-year-old Winston says, “There are cities eating each other, and it doesn’t make sense, but it’s kind of fun. Based on the young-adult novel series of the same name, Mortal Engines is set in a dystopian future in which Earth was ravaged by war 1,000 years in the past, and now…

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Critics Choice TV and Movie Awards Noms Feature Family Fare Like MARY POPPINS RETURNS

Mary Poppins Returns, The Americans and The Favorite Score Big in the Critics Choice Awards Nominations Here’s the official scoop on this year’s Critics Choice Awards nominations, from a press release sent out by my beloved organizations: The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced today the nominees for…

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INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE Review — Spider-Men, Spider-Girls, Spider-Verse!

10-year-old Winston’s Into the Spider-Verse review says comics fans will be glad Miles Morales is on the big screen at last, and movie fans will learn to love him.  Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is the awesome new animated Sony Spider-Man movie. It has better directing and a more compelling storyline than you might expect from…

Green Book Review

GREEN BOOK Review — A Road Trip Like No Other

Green Book Review — Based on a true story, you’ll learn, you’ll laugh, you’ll love. For those of you unfamiliar with the Southern United States prior to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, “The Negro Motorist Green Book” often shortened to simply the “Green Book,” was originally published by New York City mailman Victor Hugo…

Ralph Breaks the Internet review

RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET Review — A Sugar Rush With a Healthy Message

Ralph Breaks the Internet Review — Worth a click in spite of itself. I will confess that Wreck-it Ralph has never been my favorite animated Disney character. He’s sweet but not compelling, and I was never into retro video games. In fact, I’m not into current video games either (one of the many repercussions of…

Widows review

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 — Casting a Confusing Spell

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…

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