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The School for Good and Evil Creates a Fantastical Atmosphere but Contains a Rushed, Oversaturated Story

Review of Netflix’s The School for Good and Evil  Netflix’s latest fantasy thriller, The School for Good and Evil had a lot of expectations to live up to. Fans of the original book series by Soman Chainani were skeptical as most who have a previous attachment to a franchise are, hoping that the film version would …

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Luckiest Girl Alive: The Book Changed my Life, The Film is an Insulting , Shallow Mess

Luckiest Girl Alive Review  *Spoilers Below* *This review discusses sensitive topics that may be triggering to some readers.  Over the summer, I decided I wanted to start reading again. Not that I hadn’t been reading for school and work, but the leisurely reading I engaged in as a kid slowly drifted into a forgotten activity …

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Blonde is Not Nearly as Cinematically Artistic as it May Claim-It’s Actually Quite Repulsive

Netflix’s Blonde Review  Since her rise to fame in the early 50s, Marilyn Monroe has remained America’s most prominent sex symbol. From her luminous blonde hair to her memorable white dress that graced the screens in The Seven Year Itch, audiences, most notably men have not been able to get her out of their heads. Since her …

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Is Don’t Worry Darling’s Stellar Cast and Beautiful Cinematography Enough to Save it?

Don’t Worry Darling Movie Review After creating a modern teen classic with Booksmart, actress, and director, Olivia Wilde shifted her skillset to crafting a subversive, chilling, deconstructive psychological thriller…in theory. With the announcement of pop sensation Harry Styles as the male lead and the initial drop of the trailer last year, moviegoers were instantly entranced …

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Do Revenge Sets the Stage for Future Gen-Z Teen Movies to Come

Netflix’s Do Revenge Review The latest teen dark comedy to hit Netflix Do Revenge is a sunny, pastled conglomerate of cringeworthy writing, cliched tropes, and a rushed, contrived ending-that doesn’t mean it’s any less fun to watch. Combining the gen-z icon forces of Camila Mendes (Riverdale) and Maya Hawke (Stranger Things) along with a killer …

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Jurassic World: Dominion Proves to be Another Typical, Forgettable Summer Blockbuster

Jurassic World: Dominion Is  Another Typical, Forgettable Summer Blockbuster Despite grossing almost 1 billion dollars at the box office, Jurassic World: Dominion proves to be just as generic as any other CGI-clustered summertime blockbuster. The latest installment in the Jurassic World trilogy will most likely (and hopefully) be the last Jurassic World film. It follows …

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September 2022 Movie Releases

September 2022 Film Releases September 2, 2022 Releases Gigi & Nate Drama Family Starring: Charlie Rowe, Marcia Gay Harden, Jim Belushi, Zoe Margaret Colletti Roadside Attractions (Limited Release) Waiting for Bojangles Drama Starring: Romain Duris, Virginie Efira, Grégory Gadebois, Solan Machado Graner Blue Fox Entertainment (Limited Release) Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul. Comedy Starring: …

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August 2022 Movie Releases

August 2022 Film Releases August 5, 2022 Movie Releases Bullet Train Action Thriller Starring: Joey King, Karen Fukuhara, Brad Pitt, Zazie Beetz Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) (Wide Release) Easter Sunday Comedy Starring: Jo Koy, Lydia Gaston, Brandon Wardell, Eva Noblezada Universal Pictures (Wide Release) Collide Thriller Starring: Drea de Matteo, Ryan Phillippe, Kat Graham, David …

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October 2022 Movie Releases

October 2022 Film Releases October 7, 2022 Releases TÁR Drama Music Starring: Cate Blanchett, Mark Strong, Julian Glover, Nina Hoss Focus Features (Limited Release) Till Drama Starring: Haley Bennett, Whoopi Goldberg, Frankie Faison, Sean Patrick Thomas United Artists Releasing (Limited Release) Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile Adventure Animation Comedy Family Fantasy Musical Starring: Constance Wu, Brett Gelman, …

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November 2022 Movie Releases

November 2022 Film Releases November 4, 2022 Releases Amsterdam Drama History Starring: Christian Bale, Anya Taylor-Joy, Margot Robbie, Robert De Niro Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (Wide Release) November 11, 2022 Releases Armageddon Time Drama Starring: Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, Anthony Hopkins, Jeremy Strong Focus Features (Wide Release) Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Action Adventure Drama …

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December 2022 Movie Releases

December 2022 Film Releases December 2, 2022 Releases Women Talking Drama Starring: Jessie Buckley, Rooney Mara, Ben Whishaw, Claire Foy United Artists Releasing (Limited Release) Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies Drama Starring: Sally Field, Jim Parsons, Bill Irwin, Tara Summers Focus Features (Limited Release, wide release December 16) Violent Night Action Comedy Crime Horror Thriller …

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Where The Crawdads Sing is a Film for Women- and Critics are Forgetting That

Where The Crawdads Sing Where The Crawdads Sing is nothing special. It’s a film revolving around abandonment, judgment, and resilience. Something only certain audiences will relate to.  Much like the North Carolina Marsh where the film takes place, Where The Crawdads Sing is much more than what some may categorize the film to be at …

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The Black Phone: A New Horror Classic; Or Another Blumhouse Failure

The Black Phone Is Another Blumhouse Failure The latest from horror staple Blumhouse Productions and Sinister director Scott Derrickson proves you can harness all the typical horror elements and still end up with a pretty underwhelming film. The film stars child actors Mason Thames and Madeleine McGraw as Finney and Gwen Blake who are both …

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Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis is so Much More Than a Dedication to The Legendary Rock Singer

Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Review Baz Luhrmann has given us plenty of stories derived from glitz and glamour but cemented in tragedy and loss from Romeo + Juliet to Moulin Rouge. Now he’s compartmentalizing the story of the king of rock and roll with his signature style in Elvis. Starring breakout newcomer Austin Butler as the …

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July 2022 Movie Releases

July 2022 Movie Releases July 1, 2022 Minions: The Rise of Gru Starring: Steve Carell, Pierre Coffin, Taraji P. Henson, Jean-Claude Van Damme The minions return in fifth film in the Despicable Me franchise bringing fans the origin story of Illumination Entertainment’s most notorious villain. After the minions joined 10-year-old Gru in the last film, they’re ready …

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What’s Coming to HBOMax in July 2022

Streaming Lists and News for HBOMax July 2022 July 1 A Kind of Murder, 2016 (HBO) A Simple Plan, 1998 (HBO) Act of Valor, 2012 (HBO) Angels in the Outfield, 1951 Arbitrage, 2012 (HBO) Backstabbing for Beginners, 2018 (HBO) Baggage Claim, 2013 (HBO) Blanes Esquina Muller (AKA Blanes St and Muller), 2020 (HBO) Bringing Out …

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What’s Coming to Disney+ in July 2022

Disney Plus News and Releases for July 2022 July 1 50 Shades Of Sharks The Birth Of Big Air The Good, The Bad, The Hungry Hawaiian: The Legend Of Eddie Aikau Raging Bull Shark Slaying The Badger World’s Biggest Tiger Shark? World’s Biggest Great White? Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making Of Doctor Strange In The …

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What’s Coming to Amazon Prime Video in July 2022

Streaming Lists and News for Amazon Prime Video July 2022 July 1 16-Love 1UP 52 Pick-Up A Feral World A Hologram for the King A Very Brady Sequel Adventure Boyz Aeon Flux Ali All Roads to Pearla Alternatino With Arturo Castro As Long as We Both Shall Live Attack of the Unknown Awaken The Shadowman …

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Lightyear Imagines a Bland, Oversaturated Origin Story for One of Pixar’s Most Iconic Heroes.

Lightyear Review TLDR: Bland For its last three films, Pixar has focused on original concepts much to the delight of fans. Soul, Luca, and Turning Red all explored raw, human emotions through realistic and compelling characters that told stories about the growing pains we all face.  Now, Pixar is diving back into nostalgic territory with …

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Tish Monaghan Talks Schmigadoon! and Her Love of Musical Theater

CAFTCAD award-winning costume designer Tish Monaghan has lent her creative talents to a number of films. From Twilight: New Moon to The Terror for which she won her CAFTCAD award, she’s expanded her horizons just beyond the fantasy and horror realm. After a long and eventful career, Tish was set to retire after the exhaustion …

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June 2022 Movie Releases

June 2022 Movie Releases June 3, 2022 Frank and Penelope Starring: Sean Patrick Flanery, Johnathon Schaech, Lin Shaye, Kevin Dillon June 10, 2022 Jurassic World Dominion Starring: Bryce Dallas Howard, Mamoudou Athie, Chris Pratt, Daniella Pineda The third installment of the rebooted Jurassic Park franchise will conclude the new set of films. Following Chris Pratt’s Owen Grady …

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Men Sends Important Messages- in the Most Disturbing Way Possible

Men Isn’t for Feminists, nor the Faint of Heart The latest A24 horror film proves to be a standout but not in the way its creators most likely wanted it to be.  The film is directed by Alex Garland known for experimental horror and psychological thriller films Annihilation and Ex Machina. Men is his latest attempt to convey ideas of grief, …

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