Murder Mystery

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Like my ancestors used to say, “with Adam Sandler, you can’t expect a good movie, but you can expect a good time”. Ok, they didn’t say that exactly, but it perfectly describes “Murder Mystery”, a film that could maybe make your otherwise uneventful Tuesday night somewhat entertaining.


Always Be My Maybe

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Last month, Netflix released its much anticipated film, “Always Be My Maybe”, and adds yet another notch to its growing list of original romantic comedies. While I always appreciate when a modern film is led by an Asian cast, I can’t help but wish the film was more creative and cohesive.


Avengers: Endgame

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Over 10 years of movies have led up to the “Avengers: Endgame”, and the Russo’s deliver a satisfying and enjoyable conclusion for their most loyal fans.


Captain Marvel

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Here comes another “Poops & Praises”, a style of review where I just list what I liked (praises) and what I didn’t like (poops). Warning, there are mild spoilers ahead.


Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

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“The Crimes of Grindelwald” is the second installment of five planned movies (yes, you read it correctly) in the “Fantastic Beasts” Harry Potter spin-off/prequel series. While the first film showed some promise, the second film isn’t able to reproduce those results.


Green Book

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“Green Book” advertises itself as a racially-themed, crowd-pleasing, feel-good film, and it succeeds on all fronts, as long as you don’t think too hard about it.


The Commuter

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The experience of watching “The Commuter” ends up being like most commutes: we know where we’re headed, and the train gets us there somewhat reliably, but the ride isn’t all that memorable.


Tomb Raider

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As far as video-game based movies go, the 2018 “Tomb Raider” reboot isn’t terrible, but it fails to stand out in the action-saturated movie market we have today and largely feels like a wasted opportunity to revive the failed franchise from 15 years ago.


Wonder Woman

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Let me just say that while many genres have my sympathy, the superhero genre is usually not one of them. With the exception of Nolan’s Batman films, I find many superhero movies to be rather lukewarm with their predictable outcomes and action scenes for the sake of action. However, Wonder Woman blew away all of my expectations and more.


Joy

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As the film celebrates strong matriarchal characters and the power of determination, I can’t help but wish “Joy” was better.