Bad Times at the El Royale

Staying at Hotel Rwanda might be safer. It is 1969, and right on the edge of Nevada and California is a hotel known as the El Royale. A decade ago, this was the place to be where everyone near and far would come to enjoy life. That was before a deadly incident occurred on the […]

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A Simple Favor

Would you kindly do…A Simple Favor? Widow Stephanie Smothers (Anna Kendrick) gets by with her deceased husband’s life insurance and manning a popular—if oft-ridiculed, vlog on YouTube. The bubbly mother immerses herself in the life of her son, Miles (Joshua Satine) and his class. Miles is best friends with another boy in the class, whose […]

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Searching

So very glad I didn’t grow up in this media-centric age. In the early years, David Kim (John Cho) was extremely close to his daughter, Margot (Michelle La). They did everything together, and their adventures were documented over time on the family PC. As things go as it pertains to kids becoming teens, the love […]

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The House With a Clock In Its Walls

Time waits for no man, or house. Upon the death of his parents, young Lewis Barnavelt (Owen Vacarro) is taken in by his uncle, Jonathan (Jack Black). Jonathan lives in a sprawling mansion with his old friend in Florence (Cate Blanchett). There’s something about this house. Inanimate objects move, and, there’s a frequent ticking sound […]

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Hereditary

Riches to the conqueror. As things stand currently for the Graham family, they’re going through a lot with the recent passing of the eldest matriarch. However, to say all of them are filled with immense grief would be incorrect. For Annie (Toni Collette), specifically, the relationship she shared with her mother was lukewarm at best […]

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Red Sparrow

The proud are the first to fall. In present-day Moscow, Russia, the Cold War still rages on in the shadows, and being proud isn’t going to win it. To win it, Russia has developed a “Sparrow” program, a program that teaches recruits how to draw information out of targets using the means of seduction. Dominika […]

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Game Night

You think it’s a game?! Game Night isn’t just a night for Max (Jason Bateman) and Annie (Rachel McAdams), it is a religion; a way of life if you will. The two met during trivia in college and have been inseparable ever since. They make a great team, hosting game night once a week with neighborhood […]

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Murder on the Orient Express

Everyone is a suspect…and connected by six degrees of separation. After a demanding case solved in Jerusalem, Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh)—the world’s greatest detective—is allowing himself some R&R in Istanbul. The best laid plans never go according to plan, as durign his time away from work, Poirot is called to London to investigate a case. […]

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Happy Death Day

Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. It is birthday time for “Tree” (Jessica Rothe), a college student and sorority girl who pretty much epitomizes the worst of those stereotypes. She’s awaken from a drunken night in the bed of Carter (Israel Broussard), an old classmate. So college. Her birthday […]

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