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Dolittle (2020) Review

I’M NOT A PRISONER OF FEAR, BUT THIS MOVIE IS!   The tales of Doctor Dolittle have certainly been wonderous and promotes good heartedly family adventures by taking an individual who can speak / communicate with varying types of animals on journeys that have captured the imagination. Created by author Hugh Lofting, the character of Doctor John Dolittle was first

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Bad Boys for Life (2020) Review

THE BOYS ARE BACK!   Back in 1995, director Michael Bay and producer Jerry Bruckheimer release the film Bad Boys; releasing the motion picture during heyday of 90s era action-oriented endeavors. The film, which starred actors Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, followed the characters of Mike Lowery and Marcus Burnett, two Miami narcotics police detectives that go undercover in the

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Like a Boss (2020) Review

A THINLY WRITTEN AND FORMULAIC COMEDY   Over the years, comedy motion pictures have had a different of varieties of platforms in undertaking a comedic (laugh-out-loud) storytelling within the guise of theatrical presentation. While this form of genre storytelling has often followed the antics and tomfoolery of male centric protagonist characters (more often that not), the female oriented endeavors have

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The Grudge (2020) Review

A CURSE THAT HAS RUN OUT OF CINEMATIC GAS   In 2004, American audiences were introduced to the supernatural horrors in the movie The Grudge, which was a remake of the 2002 film Japanese horror feature Ju-On: The Grudge. Directed by Takashi Shimizu, the film, which is presented in a nonlinear narrative, tells of “The Grudge”, a curse that is

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1917 (2019) Review (500th Review)

AN IMMERSIVE WWI CINEMATIC EXPEREINCE   The war-torn theater of WWII has definitely taken one point of interest for me cinematic tales throughout the years; utilizing the various battles, ruthless dictatorships, and hardships of civilians that make for dramatic and compelling filmmaking presentations. However, the sufferable trials of the first World War have also garnished cinematic interest; demonstrating the hellish

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The Irishman (2019) Review

AND THEN I STARTED PAINTING HOUSES… MYSELF   Legendary and famed director Martin Scorsese as always had a special “affinity” towards crime dramas; making his mark in Hollywood by the ways and means of directing narratives mobsters and gangsters. Tales of intrigue, powerful men, violence, turf wars, and family dynamics within organized crime organizations has been a poignant fascination to

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Spies in Disguise (2019) Review

BIRD UP!   In amongst the larger animated film studios (i.e Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks, and Illumination Entertainment) that have dominated the recent years of animated feature films endeavors; bringing cartoon tales with laughter, heart, and whimsical drama, Blue Sky Studios have been one of the more secondary outlets of animated filmmaking. Much like Pixar’s origins, Blue Sky started by creating

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Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Review

TIME TO NUT UP OR SHUT UP!   Back in 2009, director Ruben Fleischer released the movie Zombieland, a post-apocalyptic zombie comedy movie, with the release being his theatrical directorial debut in film. The movie, which starred the talents of Jessie Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, and Abagail Breslin, followed the story a geeky college kid making his way through

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Judy (2019) Review

NOT QUITE OVER THE RAINBOW   The fame, the talent, and the voice of Judy Garland has become known throughout the years; a relatively iconic name that has become a household name of great actresses of old Hollywood. Of course, many knew of Garland at as a young star when she portrayed Dorothy Gale in the famous 1939 film The

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The Farewell (2019) Review

BASED ON AN ACTUAL LIE   Hollywood has certainly taking a “tentpole stigma” with many of its releases; finding a great majority of prominent studios of Tinseltown sticking to their guns of what’s “hip” and “popular” with current trend of moviegoers. There are the usual summer blockbusters that create plenty of fanfare (dominated recently by superhero genre or large scale

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