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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary

The Visual Dictionary for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker brings impressive details and lore to the latest film in the galaxy far, far away but is it worth picking up? Check out my review to find out!

Dolittle

Robert Downey Jr. stars as one of literature’s most enduring characters in a vivid reimagining of the classic tale of the man who could talk to animals: Dolittle. After losing his wife (Kasia Smutniak) seven years earlier, the eccentric Dr. John Dolittle (Downey), famed doctor and veterinarian of Queen Victoria’s England, hermits himself away behind the high walls of Dolittle Manor with only his menagerie of exotic animals for company.  But when the young queen (Jessie Buckley) falls gravely ill, a reluctant Dolittle is forced to set sail on an epic adventure to a mythical island in search of a cure, regaining his wit and courage as he crosses old adversaries and discovers wondrous creatures. The doctor is joined on his quest by a young, self-appointed apprentice, Tommy Stubbins (Harry Collett) and a band of his animal friends, including a fearful gorilla, Chee-Chee (Rami Malek), an enthusiastic but bird-brained duck,Dab-Dab (Octavia Spencer), a bickering duo of a cynical ostrich, Plimpton (Kumail Nanjiani) and an upbeat polar bear, Yoshi (John Cena) and a headstrong parrot, Poly (Emma Thompson), who also serves as Dolittle’s most trusted advisor and confidante.  The film also stars Antonio Banderas as King Rassouli, Michael Sheen as Dr. Blair Müdfly, and voice performances from Tom Holland, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez, Marion Cotillard, Frances de la Tour, Jason Mantzoukas and Craig Robinson.

Gemini Man (4K UHD)

Ang Lee’s latest film Gemini Man, which stars not one, but TWO Will Smith’s arrives on 4K Ultra HD this week, but is it worth bringing home? Check out my full review to see what I thought!

1917

A triumph of technical execution and frightening imagery, 1917 may just be the best movie ever made depicting the first World War. But in comparison to some of the greatest war movies ever made, it is lacking in one regard.
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January 10, 2020 (Updated: January 10, 2020)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
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4.5
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3.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.0
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5.0
Production 
 
5.0
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Impressive technical achievement brings you into a war like never before.

What's Good: The pace, the action, the excitement, and the horror. Both beautiful and grotesque at the same time. Leading actors carry the film well. Very impressive use of technology...

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November 25, 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Entertainment Value 
 
4.0
Story/Writing 
 
3.5
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.0
Direction 
 
4.0
Production 
 
4.5
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Witty whodunnit is a crowd-pleaser.

What's Good: Quirky performances from an all-star cast, Rian Johnson brings wit and enjoyability to the tired-and-true format of the murder mystery, dramatic direction gives the film its tone, straddles...

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November 16, 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Entertainment Value 
 
4.5
Story/Writing 
 
3.5
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.0
Direction 
 
4.0
Production 
 
5.0
An exciting history lesson on fast cars and the people who made them.

What's Good: Production does a tremendous job recreating a storied time in motor sport history, the focus on cars will keep gear heads happy, the exhilarating race sequences will keep...

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November 10, 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.9
Entertainment Value 
 
5.0
Story/Writing 
 
4.5
Performance (Acting) 
 
5.0
Direction 
 
5.0
Production 
 
5.0
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Captivating and haunting, funny and dire. This film is many (great) things at one.

What's Good: Interesting blend of genres, fascinating characters are well-acted, expert direction, cutting-edge cinematography, beautiful but also startling picture, great twist comes out of nowhere (but makes perfect sense in...

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November 05, 2019
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Entertainment Value 
 
4.0
Story/Writing 
 
3.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.0
Direction 
 
4.0
Production 
 
4.0
The Terminator sequel we should have gotten 20 years ago.

The Terminator is back. Again. Like the abominable Terminator itself, Terminator movies keep coming, no matter if we want them or not. While this newest one may not be as...

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October 29, 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Entertainment Value 
 
4.0
Story/Writing 
 
3.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
5.0
Direction 
 
4.5
Production 
 
5.0
Unrelenting study of man vs. man vs. nature.

What's Good: Incredible black and white photography, haunting cinematography, intense direction, expertly crafted to assault all senses, bold score, passionately acted, haunting tone. What's Bad: Lacks...

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October 27, 2019 (Updated: October 27, 2019)
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Entertainment Value 
 
4.0
Story/Writing 
 
3.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.0
Direction 
 
4.0
Production 
 
4.5
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Taika Waititi manages to find charm in an unlikely place.

What's Good: Witty and funny script, overall hilarious film with great sight gags, capable cast brings lots of charm to their roles, story delivers meaningful messages, surprisingly bright and cheery,...

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September 22, 2019
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Entertainment Value 
 
3.0
Story/Writing 
 
2.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
3.0
Direction 
 
3.0
Production 
 
4.0
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Amounts to little more than fan service.

What's Good: Seeing your favorite characters back in action again, playing those characters off of some snooty new arrivals, more glitz and glamour, series favorites get more screen time, plays...

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September 21, 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Entertainment Value 
 
3.5
Story/Writing 
 
3.5
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.5
Direction 
 
4.0
Production 
 
4.5
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Fascinating exploration of deep space and head space.

What's Good: Takes you on an awe-inspiring, yet sentimental journey. Brad Pitt's performance makes it work. Interesting production is equal parts new and familiar. Excellent sound and picture. Disciplined direction....

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September 15, 2019
Overall rating 
 
2.5
Entertainment Value 
 
2.5
Story/Writing 
 
2.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
2.5
Direction 
 
2.0
Production 
 
3.5
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Another novel-to-film adaptation bites the dust.

What's Good: High production values yield an impressive picture, big name stars play their roles well enough, emotional story. What's Bad: Plot does not translate well...

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