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Troll (2022) Netflix Movie Review – A big, popcorn-munching thriller that’s crying out for a cinema release

A big, popcorn-munching thriller that’s crying out for a cinema release Troll is a great film released at the worst time of year. This is a sizzling summer blockbuster through and through, and plays out, in its simplest form, as…

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The Greatest Beer Run Ever movie review (2022)

Peter Farrelly’s glib and superficial “The Greatest Beer Run Ever” has the nerve to give several of its characters speeches about how war is nothing like what we see on television or in movies, embedded in a movie that’s about…

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Hocus Pocus 2 review: A Bette-middling Disney sequel

The reviews (both good and bad) of the spooky Salem-set sequel now streaming on Disney+. Almost 30 years after the release of 1993’s Salem-set spookfest “Hocus Pocus,” Disney has released its sequel, “Hocus Pocus 2,” on Disney+, reuniting the Sanderson sisters just…

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Lou (2022) movie review & film summary

When I told my wife that I had to watch “An Allison Janney Action Movie” for a review this week, she was a little startled (although interested in the concept, to be fair). I’m all for unexpected casting, and the…

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Don’t Worry Darling Review: Olivia Wilde Delivers The Sexy, Pulpy Goods

In a sane world, before Hollywood got swallowed up by IP fever and every piece of mainstream entertainment became part of the ongoing (primarily online) cultural war, Don’t Worry Darling would be ‘just a movie.’ I don’t know or care if Florence…

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Samaritan ‘Sylvester Stallone’: movie review & film summary (2022)

“25 years ago the world’s greatest superhero vanished,” according to the poster for Prime Video’s “Samaritan.” The narration by Sam (Javon ‘Wanna’ Walton) that opens the film gives us the Cliffs Notes version of how he did. Samaritan had a…

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Me Time (2022): movie review & film summary

You have to hand it to Kevin Hart for his prolificacy at the very least, keeping the middle-brow, upper-middle-budget studio comedy going on his own terms. After the tortured (but admittedly, quite watchable) “The Man From Toronto,” Hart—alongside Mark Wahlberg—headlines another Netflix bromance…

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Echoes (2022) Netflix Miniseries: Recap & Ending Explained

Echoes (2022) is the new limited series streaming on Netflix. Created by Vanessa Gazy, the show stars Michelle Monahan, Matt Boomer, Daniel Sunjata, Ali Stroker, and Karen Robinson. The story revolves around two identical twin sisters, Gina and Leni ((played…

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Orphan: First Kill movie review (2022)

While we live in an era when practically any successful property can get a remake, sequel, or reboot, the number of people who would have guessed that such an honor would be bestowed on 2009’s “Orphan” was probably not very…

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Beast movie review & film summary (2022)

Director Baltasar Kormákur’s “Beast” is better than most mid-August releases. It executes its wild-animal-gone-rogue premise in just under 90 minutes. Veteran cinematographer Philippe Rousselot shoots some gorgeous views of the South African wilderness. There’s a formidable foe that seems omniscient and indestructible, not…

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