What to Watch: Shaft (2000)

THE STORY: It’s 1998, and NYPD Detective John Shaft II (Samuel L. Jackson) has been called on to do what he does best: Investigate crime. A young African American has been murdered outside of a popular restaurant, and the perpetrator is clear as day in white Walter Wade, Jr (Christian Bale), the son of a […]

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Ma (2019)

Ain’t no party like a Ma party ’cause a Ma party don’t stop. After a divorce, Maggie (Diana Silvers), along with her mother, Erica (Juliete Lewis) have moved from sunny San Diego to Erica’s old hometown, middle-of-nowhere Ohio (woo-hoo!). Maggie does her best to integrate into her new high school, eventually forging new friends who may […]

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John Wick: Chapter 3-Parabellum

The path to paradise is through hell. Executing Italian mafioso Riccardo Scamarcio on the off-limits Continental Hotel grounds has rendered Mr. John Wick (Keanu Reeves) excommunicado from any of her supporting services. Baba Yaga is on the run, from not only other hitmen, but The High Table society itself, looking to avenge Scamarcio’s death, led […]

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Pet Sematary (2019)

The barrier isn’t meant to be broken. Sometimes the big, bad city is draining to a family’s well-being, and that’s where the Creeds stand. Doctor Louis Creed (Jason Clarke) and matriarch Rachel (Amy Seimetz) have decided to move their children, Ellie, (Jeté Laurence) and Gage (Lucas Lavoie) from Boston, Mass to substantially smaller Ludlow, Maine. […]

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Captive State

The resistance will not be televised. 10 years ago, aliens came to Terra Firma with the idea in mind of improving our planet, and in turn, we’d give them many of our resources. And to an extent, they did, lowering crime rates, instituting a stable world structure, and one-party politics. However, not all is well, […]

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Us (2019)

Be afraid of what peers back in that mirror. Over thirty years ago in Santa Cruz, Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong’o) experienced a traumatic event that she’s never quite been able to shake completely. It took place in a funhouse at the beach, which explains why Adelaide is less than enthused in returning to close some […]

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Greta

Everything has an end, even companionship. Frances McCullen (Chloë Grace Moretz) is still reeling after the recent loss of her mother. She’s attempting to start anew in Manhattan, leaving Boston and her father behind, and getting by on waitressing and getting some assistance from her best friend/roommate, Erica (Maika Monroe). As many New Yorkers do, […]

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Happy Death Day 2U

And we don’t give a f*** it’s not your death day! After breaking free of the unexplained Groundhog Day-esque events in living and dying over and over repeatedly at the hands of the same killer on her birthday, it’s finally a happy day for college student Tree Gelbman (Jessica Rothe). She’s emerged from the fiasco […]

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Velvet Buzzsaw

Art lives. The rich and pompous spend their time ogling over exquisite pieces of art on the beaches of Miami and the posh spots of Los Angeles. For some, like art critic Morf Vandewalt (Jake Gyllenhaal), his job has turned way too personal, using his words to further some careers and kill others. For others, such […]

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Escape Room (2019)

Rules aren’t just meant to be broken. Sometimes, they’re in need of being broken. In the Windy City, college student Zoey (Taylor Russell), successful broker Jason (Jay Ellis), retired military veteran Amanda (Deborah Ann Woll), coal miner Mike (Tyler Labine), minimum wage store worker Ben (Logan Miller), and Escape Room superfan Danny (Nik Dodani) are […]

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