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    'Money Monster' Review (Clooney, Roberts)

    In Money Monster, George Clooney and Julia Roberts star as Lee Gates and Patty Fenn, a financial television show host and his producer, who are caught up in a bizarre, on-air hostage situation when a man named Kyle Budwell (Jack O'Connell) storms the set of Lee's show, Money Monster. An investor...
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    'The Meddler' Review (Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne)

    A comedy-drama that examines the nuances of the mother-child relationship, writer/director Lorene Scafaria's The Meddler features a brilliant cast that includes Rose Byrne and J.K. Simmons. However, it all boils down to Susan Sarandon's funny yet heartfelt performance as the titular character...
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    'Green Room' (Anton Yelchin, Patrick Stewart) Review

    Green Room stars not one, but two actors known for their roles in Star Trek: Anton Yelchin, who plays Pavel Chekov in the JJ Abrams reboots, and Patrick Stewart, the former captain of the Enterprise D. This horror-thriller, however, is about as far removed from the Star Trek universe as you can...
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    'The Huntsman: Winter's War' Review

    Disney's Frozen was a mega-hit, so why not mine the idea for a live-action adaptation? Honestly, the House of Mouse will probably do exactly that in a few years. In the meantime, however, we'll just have to settle for The Huntsman: Winter's War, a movie that shamelessly borrows from its fantasy...
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    '10 Cloverfield Lane' Review

    Figured I would create a separate "Review" thread for this, so as to keep it separate from the other thread (in case anyone is worried about spoilers). If mods disagree, please merge with the existing "10 Cloverfield Lane" thread. Anyway, I have tried to keep my review as spoiler-free as...
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    'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot' Review

    It's a pretty busy March weekend at the box office, with London Has Fallen and Zootopia both hitting the screen alongside Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. Still, this Tina Fey comedy-drama should prove to be a moderate success, especially for fans of 30 Rock and Margot Robbie. Here's my quick take on the...
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    'Zootopia' Review

    Disney Animation Studios' follow-up to Big Hero 6 has some big shoes to fill, but the good news is that Zootopia, a movie that seems to fall back on Disney's tradition of talking animal movies, hits every one of its marks, even giving the Pixar mega-hit Inside Out a run for its money. Here's my...
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    'London Has Fallen' Review

    If you're in the mood for a big, dumb action movie, London Has Fallen is for you. Otherwise, you might want to rethink your decision before buying a ticket. Here's my quick take on the film (Click here for the full review): When your movie's big action set-piece — an explosive decimation of...
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    'Gods of Egypt' Review (Directed by Alex Proyas)

    Honestly, I thought the trailer for Gods of Egypt looked absolutely terrible. But surprisingly, the film is more or less watchable. Granted, it's pretty campy, but Gods of Egypt delivers a lighthearted fantasy-adventure that's more entertaining than you might think. Here's my quick opinion of...
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    'Triple 9' Review (directed by John Hillcoat)

    Seems like people either love it or hate it, but I personally loved Triple 9, director John Hillcoat's contribution to the heist genre, and a film that benefits immensely from its all-star cast. Here's my quick opinion of the film (Click here for the full review): With films like Lawless, The...
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    'Zoolander 2' Review

    One of three major films opening this week, Zoolander 2 is a star-studded affair that attempts to recapture the magic of Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson's most memorable team-up. Unfortunately, it mostly fails... Here's my quick review: Zoolander 2 sees the pair reprising their roles as dim-witted...
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    'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' Review

    After several years in development, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is finally here. Based on the book by the author who subsequently penned Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, PPZ is, in short, exactly the kind of movie you might imagine based on its title. Here's my capsule review of the movie...
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    'The Finest Hours' Review (Pine, Affleck)

    Disney's The Finest Hours (directed by Million Dollar Arm helmer Craig Gillespie and starring Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Eric Bana and Holiday Grainger) is based on the book of the same name, which tells the true story of a daring 1952 Coast Guard rescue mission off the coast of Cape Cod...
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    'The 5th Wave' Review (YA adaptation starring Chloe Grace Moretz)

    Another month, another YA book-to-film adaptation. This time, it's author Rick Yancey's "The 5th Wave." And long story short, it's a stinker. Here's my quick take: Read on for my full review. Film Rating: 2 out of 5.
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    '13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi' Review (Michael Bay)

    The fact that 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is an action movie directed by Michael Bay will either instantly attract moviegoers or repel them. But how does Bay's second attempt at making a (mostly) serious war drama really fare? Here's my quick take... For my full review, read on...
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    'The Forest' (starring Natalie Dormer) Review

    Set in the real-life locale that is Japan's Aokigahara Forest (otherwise known as "The Suicide Forest"), The Forest is a film that has great potential. However, its execution will leave most horror fans wanting: Click here to read my full review. Film Rating: 2.5 out of 5
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    'The Revenant' Review

    After enjoying a limited release in December, The Revenant is finally in wide release. And it was worth the wait: Click here to read my full review. Film Rating: 4.5 out of 5
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    Title: The Hateful Eight (2015) Tagline: No one comes up here without a damn good reason. Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Western Director: Quentin Tarantino Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce...
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    'Sisters' (Tina Fey, Amy Poehler) Review

    It's hard to believe that there are actually other movies opening opposite The Force Awakens, but Sisters is one of two major releases going head-to-head with the epic space saga this weekend. Click here for my full review of the film, which has been encapsulated below: Film rating: 3.5 out...
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    'The Night Before' Review (Rogen, Gordon-Levitt, Mackie)

    It's that time of year again, which of course can mean only one thing: Christmas movies. Enter The Night Before, a new holiday-themed comedy from the minds of 50/50 director Jonathan Levine, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Here's my quick take on the film, followed by a link to my full review...
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    'Spotlight' Review (Keaton, McAdams, Ruffalo)

    A big hit for co-writer/director Tom McCarthy at this year's Toronto International Film Festival, Spotlight is now in wide release. Here's my quick take on the film, followed by a link to my full review at the bottom: My full review (4 out of 5).
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    'The Peanuts Movie' Review

    With both Spectre and The Peanuts Movie new to theatres this weekend, I figured it would be a no-brainer as to which film I would like better. Surprisingly, though, The Peanuts Movie ended up edging out 007, especially for those who are nostalgic for the comic strip. Here's my quick take on the...
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    'Suffragette' Review

    A lot of the reviews for Suffragette mention that Meryl Streep (while featured prominently in the marketing campaign for the film) only has a couple minutes of screen time. But though that is indeed true, the rest of the cast more than makes up for her absence. Let there be no mistake, however...
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    'The Last Witch Hunter' Review

    Vin Diesel has talked about his love of Dungeons & Dragons before, and now he's made a movie about it... well, basically. The Last Witch Hunter is the Fast & Furious star's attempt at kick-starting a new big screen franchise for himself, and while the film is getting savaged by most critics...
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    'Backtrack' Review (Toronto After Dark Film Festival)

    Last year, horror fans were treated to a great little Australian film called The Babadook. This year, another horror pic from Down Under, titled Backtrack, has been making the festival rounds. And though it isn't quite as impressive as The Babadook, it's still worth seeking out. Here's my...
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    'The Diabolical' Review (Toronto After Dark Film Festival)

    The Diabolical is a new sci-fi/horror/thriller starring Ali Larter that had its Canadian premiere last night at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival. Here's a quick summary of my take on the film, followed by a link to my capsule review at the bottom: My capsule review from Toronto After...
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    'Synchronicity' Review (from the Toronto After Dark Film Festival)

    The time travel thriller Synchronicity just played at Toronto After Dark, and while I have to admit I was looking forward to seeing this, the film itself was ultimately a disappointment. Here's a quick summary of my review, followed by a link to my capsule review at the bottom: My capsule...
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    Tales of Halloween Review (from the Toronto After Dark Film Festival)

    Tales of Halloween is a new horror anthology that is now available on-demand. It has also played at several film festivals, and premiered last night at the 2015 edition of the Toronto After Dark film festival. I'm covering several films at the festival, and here's my quick take on the film...
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    'The Witch' Toronto International Film Festival Review

    Set in the late seventeenth century, The Witch tells the story of a devoutly religious family who fall out of favor with the leaders of their plantation and are banished to the outlying woods. There, patriarch William (Ralph Ineson) hopes to start anew. But when their youngest, baby Samuel, is...
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    'The Lobster' (Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz) Toronto International Film Festival Review

    Throughout his movie career, Colin Farrell has played many things. But in The Lobster, the actor takes on what may very well be his most offbeat role, playing a man who has 45 days to find a mate, otherwise he'll be turned into a lobster. Set in a bizarre kind of alternate reality where human...
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