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Minions: The Rise of Gru (2022) Review

THE RISE OF IMPROVEMENT FOR THIS ANIMATED PREQUEL ENDEAVOR   In 2015, Illumination Entertainment released Minions, an animated spin-off tale to the Despicable Me series, and offered plenty of cartoon mischief for fans of the franchise. Directed by co-director Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, the movie, which starred Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, and Allison Janney, followed the journey

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Elvis (2022) Review

THIS AIN’T NO NOSTALGIA SHOW. WE’RE GONNA DO SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT!   Over the years, the dramatic efforts of biopic endeavors have been something of a cinematic fascination with Hollywood, finding filmmaking talents both in front and behind the camera flocking to be a part of these theatrical motion pictures. While the idea of creating a biographical feature film

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Thor: Love and Thunder (2022) Review

A CLASSIC THOR ADVENTURE THAT IS LESS LOVE AND MORE THUNDER   Thor, the Mighty Norse God of Thunder. A powerful godly being that has learned of the hardships of humility, independence, perseverance, and rising above it all to become a better form of his former self. Yes, the MCU’s Thor has indeed been through the ringer through his standalone

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Downton Abbey: A New Era (2022) Review

TO A NEW ERA, TO NEW BEGINNINGS, AND TO OLD FAMILIARS!   You’ve been cordially invited for a royal visit” was the film tagline for 2019’s Downton Abbey, a theatrical motion picture continuation of the popular British drama Downton Abbey. Directed by Michael Engler, the film, which is set in 1927, depicts a royal visit to the Crawley’s family stately

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Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (2022) Review

OF SECRETS, MAGIC, POLITICS, AND AN IMPERFECT ADVENTURE   In 2016, five years after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 concluded the “boy who lived” cinematic adventure saga of witches and wizards, J.K. Rowling returned to her magical “Wizarding World” for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a prequel / spin-off endeavor to the eight-part Potter films. The feature, which

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