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Rambo: Last Blood Review by Tim Nasson

It has been thirty-seven years since Sylvester Stallone’s first Rambo film, First Blood, exploded onto the big screen. Since then, not only has Rambo (and Stallone) aged, he has gotten more creative when it comes to killing his enemies. When the series began in 1982, Stallone was 36. He is 73 today. Rambo: Last Blood, […]

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Ad Astra Review by Tim Nasson

There has been a lot of talk during the past two weeks about how amazing 50 year old Jennifer Lopez looks in the movie Hustlers. There is no denying the fact that she is one of the most beautiful famous 50 year old women in the world. However, equal consideration needs to be given to […]

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Hustlers Review by Tim Nasson

The STX Films publicity machine is in full force, getting (at least trying to get) trade publications and some critics to buy into the idea that Jennifer Lopez is Oscar worthy for her role in Hustlers, the true story of a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on […]

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47 Meters Down: Uncaged Review

By: Dylan Tracy I don’t think I’m the first to admit that the world has had way too many shark related thrillers. So many, that most people don’t pay attention to new fare involving killer sharks due to the notion that it’ll be a “been there, done that” type film experience. I went into the world premiere […]

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Scary Stories to Tell In The Dark Review by Tim Nasson

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark originated as a series of three collections of short horror stories for children, written by Alvin Schwartz and originally illustrated by Stephen Gammell. The titles of the books are Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (1981), More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (1984), and Scary Stories […]

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The Kitchen Review by Tim Nasson

If you walked into the movie The Kitchen not knowing anything about it you might think it is based on a true story. Starring Melissa McCarthy (Kathy), Tiffany Haddish (Ruby) and Elizabeth Moss (Claire) as newly minted mob wives, The Kitchen is an R-Rated descent into madness in 1978 and 1979 Hell’s Kitchen. For any […]

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The Art of Racing in the Rain Review by Tim Nasson

The movie The Art of Racing in the Rain is based on the 2008 novel of the same name by Garth Stein and is the most schmaltzy movie of the summer, maybe the year. But don’t let that deter you. Sometimes, and in this case, schmaltz is good. Here we have a story, that barely deals […]

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Once Upon A Time in Hollywood Review by Tim Nasson

Once Upon A Time in Hollywood is Quentin Tarantino’s 9th film and his best. It’s that good. And stay through the credits for a pleasant surprise. Pre-credits begin with a fictitious 1950s TV personality, Allen Kincaid (Spencer Garrett), doing an on camera interview with Leonardo DiCaprio’s Rick Dalton and his stuntman Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt), with Dalton […]

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The Lion King (2019) Review By Tim Nasson

In 1993, before the internet, you had to watch movie trailers in theaters. There was no way for most people to watch them over and over again. I attended at least 5 press screenings per week at the time and walked into whichever auditorium was showing trailer for the 1994 The Lion King at least 50 times […]

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Toy Story 4 Review by Tim Nasson

Simply put, Toy Story 4 is a solid follow up to the best in the Toy Story franchise, Toy Story 3, which was released in 2010 and which went on to become the highest grossing film in the series, ($415 million U.S). Toy Story 3  was the only film in the franchise to earn the coveted […]

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Men In Black International Review by Tim Nasson

Men In Black International is the fourth film in the big screen franchise that all began in 1997 with Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones in the lead roles.  For the uninitiated, the Men In Black are in charge of monitoring all aliens who visit or move to Earth, using lethal force when necessary to keep the peace. […]

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Secret Life of Pets 2 Review by Tim Nasson

The Secret Life of Pets was released in the summer of 2016 and has the distinction of being the highest grossing original film (opening weekend) of all time, with $104,352,905. Many stars of the original return to the 86 minute The Secret Life of Pets 2 to lend their voices to the pets, including Kevin Hart […]

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Late Night Review by Tim Nasson

By Tim Nasson In the movie Late Night, from the failing movie studio Amazon Studios, Oscar winner Emma Thompson plays, to put it mildly, a late night talk show host who just may be network TV’s nastiest bitch. She is such a bitch that she has never learned her writer’s names, and refers to them […]

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Aladdin (2019) Review by Tim Nasson

When a movie studio knows that the live action remake they are spending hundreds of millions of dollars on can’t improve on the original, the logical question is why would they waste their time making it? Disney has fumbled more times than not when it comes to the quality of their live action remakes, compared […]

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Blinded by the Light Review by Tim Nasson

Blinded by the Light, a film that does more than just incorporate the songs of Bruce Springsteen into its docudrama screenplay, has more in common with last year’s musical smash Bohemian Rhapsody, based on the life of Freddie Mercury, than it does with this year’s fantasy docudrama Rocketman, which is based on the life of […]

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Dumbo (2019) Review by Tim Nasson

Walt Disney’s 1941 animated classic, Dumbo, has the distinction of being the shortest feature length Disney film of all time, clocking in at a mere 64 minutes. Yes, audiences paid full price for admission to the one hour film up until its final theatrical rerelease in 1976, which I remember vividly, even though I was […]

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The Prodigy Review by Dylan Tracy

Let’s face it; in this day and age it takes a lot to create a good scary movie. We have been so spoiled by the genius of Stephen King (think The Shining, Misery and It), Stanley Kubrick, and Alfred Hitchcock that a scary movie in today’s world really has to go above and beyond. Many […]

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Glass Review by Dylan Tracy

Believe it or not, Glass is a film that has taken nineteen years to complete. It is the film that connects the worlds of Unbreakable and Split in a two-hour epic finale (or beginning?), and brings the characters David Dunn (Bruce Willis), Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson), and “The Hoard” (James McAvoy’s many characters he […]

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The Upside Review by Tim Nasson

Academy Award nominee Bryan Cranston (Trumbo), Kevin Hart, and Academy Award Winner Nicole Kidman (The Hours) come together in the long delayed The Updside, a remake of the international blockbuster 2011 French film The Intouchables. Directed by Neil Burger (The Illusionist, Limitless), The Upside chronicles the unexpected friendship between Phillip Lacasse (Cranston), a Park Avenue […]

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Ralph Breaks the Internet Review by Dylan Tracy

Ralph Breaks the Internet Mixes Family Fun With Social Satire In a world filled with wonder and knowledge at our fingertips, it’s arguably one of the greatest inventions ever known to man. It’s a vast wonderland of fun, shopping, personality and image enhancement, and even money making that we can’t seem to get enough of. […]

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Green Book Review by Tim Nasson

Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali Achieve Onscreen Magic in Green Book The movie Green Book, which takes its title from the book of the same name, “a travel guide to safe lodging, dining and business options for the Negro,” during the era of segregation and Jim Crow laws, is set against the backdrop of a country […]

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A Private War Review by Dylan Tracy

Rosamund Pike Brings Attention to the Frontlines in A Private War According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, 45 journalists have been killed delivering the news to the world. Before hearing about the film A Private War, I had never once heard the name Marie Colvin before. Now I’m an avid news follower, and a woman […]

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Review by Dylan Tracy

J.K. Rowling’s Magical World Prevails in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald On November 16, 2001, J.K. Rowling’s written masterpiece Harry Potter graced the big screen for the first time, opening the floodgate for a roughly $6.5 billion dollar on-screen franchise. Now, exactly seventeen years later, her magical world is still at large with the release of Fantastic […]

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Halloween 2018 Review by Tim Nasson

Halloween 2018 Review: Michael Meyers Is Back For More Blood It’s hard to believe that the movie H20, the 20th anniversary sequel to the seminal 1978 horror movie Halloween, is 20 years old. I interviewed its stars, Jamie Lee Curtis and Josh Hartnett (who played her son) and thought to myself, why did the studio […]

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First Man Review by Tim Nasson

First Man is Dramatically Dull But Viscerally Stunning Let me make one thing clear, OK, two. First, Ryan Gosling is a great actor. I have found him to be one of the greatest living actors working since the movie The Notebook was released in 2004. Of course, he started out acting as a kid on […]