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The Lion King – 2019 (Blu-Ray)

Jon Favreau’s reimagining of The Lion King arrives on blu-ray/4K this week, bringing a slew of special features with it. Is the new version worth adding to your home entertainment shelves, or should you pass it up? Check out our full review to see our thoughts!

Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – Spark of the Resistance

Star Wars: Spark of the Resistance is one of the first books released as part of the “Journey to The Rise of Skywalker” and details a brief adventure with our heroes between the films...But is it worth reading? Check out my thoughts.

Zombieland 2 – Doubletap

Well 10 years have gone by Columbus and Wichita are a couple, Tallahassee’s still an a-hole and Little Rock is not so little anymore. Welcome back, to the United States of Zombieland! Z0mbieland one was of my favorites when it released in Oct. 2009. I love almost anything Zombie so a movie with some of my favorite actors was a definite must-see when it came out. Now 10 years later we're getting the sequel to it, but how will it compare to the original? Well, let’s check it out, shall we?

Crawl (Blu-Ray)

Between natural disasters, fearsome alligators, incredible tension, and a surprisingly decent body count, Crawl manages to deliver on a fun monster movie you should check out on blu-ray. Come inside for our full review!
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November 25, 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Entertainment Value 
 
3.5
Story/Writing 
 
4.5
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.5
Direction 
 
4.5
Production 
 
4.0
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The more sophisticated heist movie.

What's Good: Impeccable direction by Steve McQueen, twisty Hitchcock-like plot leaves lots to analyze, powerful performances from three leading ladies, great supporting cast, emotionally mature subject matter makes an impact,...

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November 04, 2018
Overall rating 
 
2.6
Entertainment Value 
 
3.0
Story/Writing 
 
2.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
3.5
Direction 
 
2.0
Production 
 
2.5
An excessively underwhelming remake

What's Good: During the dance scenes everything is alright - it's artistic, haunting, and creative, well-rounded cast provide excellent performances, more than a few nods to the original film, interesting...

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October 12, 2018
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Entertainment Value 
 
3.5
Story/Writing 
 
3.5
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.0
Direction 
 
3.5
Production 
 
4.5
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Focus on the human side of one of the greatest scientific achievements of all time.

What’s Good: Inspirational and interesting story, exciting retelling of history in a more personal manner than most, great cast, strong direction, powerful score and sound, detailed production. ...

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September 21, 2018
Overall rating 
 
2.9
Entertainment Value 
 
3.0
Story/Writing 
 
2.5
Performance (Acting) 
 
3.0
Direction 
 
2.5
Production 
 
3.5
Well rounded, but not polished, spastic fantasy for the whole family

What's Good: Jack Black is Jack Black, the script can be funny at times, inspired production, interesting and meaningful story, Eli Roth knows horror, fun for all ages. ...

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July 28, 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Entertainment Value 
 
5.0
Story/Writing 
 
5.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.5
Direction 
 
4.5
Production 
 
4.5
Mission accomplished

What's Good: Chocked full of adrenaline-pumping high-octane stunt-filled action sequences, Tom Cruise continues to impress as an action star, the rest of the cast is also up to task, more...

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July 02, 2018
Overall rating 
 
3.1
Entertainment Value 
 
3.5
Story/Writing 
 
2.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
3.5
Direction 
 
3.0
Production 
 
3.5
Despite some struggles, this unnecessary sequel does find its footing.

What's Good: Gritty and violent action, solid production values, great acting, story eventually becomes intriguing, competent direction, fitting score, great ending. What's Bad: Insensitive writing,...

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June 04, 2018
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Entertainment Value 
 
4.5
Story/Writing 
 
4.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
3.5
Direction 
 
4.0
Production 
 
3.5
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A Science Fiction Thriller More Vicious Than Most

What’s Good: Creative filmmaking brings tons of thrills and plenty of attitude, director is able to bridge the gap between horror and science fiction, constantly evolving plot full of...

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March 31, 2018
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Entertainment Value 
 
4.5
Story/Writing 
 
3.5
Performance (Acting) 
 
3.0
Direction 
 
3.0
Production 
 
3.5
The Nostalgia blockbuster, for every connotation of both words.

What's Good: Fast paced, interesting premise, quality production, entertaining story, Spielberg is solid as director, immense re-watchability due to the shear number of pop cultural references depicted. ...

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March 02, 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Entertainment Value 
 
4.0
Story/Writing 
 
4.5
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.0
Direction 
 
4.0
Production 
 
3.5
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Further proof that science fiction and horror are a good blend.

What's Good: Garland shows competence as director and innovation as storyteller, solid female-driven cast, contains some of the most frightening moments you'll see in cinema today, special effects are both...

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February 09, 2018 (Updated: February 09, 2018)
Overall rating 
 
4.6
Entertainment Value 
 
4.0
Story/Writing 
 
4.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
5.0
Direction 
 
5.0
Production 
 
5.0
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A Spielberg movie first, a newspaper movie second

The Good: Spielberg's experience as director makes for a film that is fun to watch, nostalgic, emotional, and impact. Another brilliant performance from Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and the rest...

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