The Farewell (2019)

It’s never goodbye. Out in New York City, Billi (Awkwafina) has resided for quite some time with her mother Jian (Diana Lin) and father Haiyan (Tzi Ma). She loves China, but they left when she was very young for better financial opportunity in the states, as well as better future prospects for Billi. Never saying […]

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The Art of Self-Defense

Masculinity. It’s what’s for dinner. 35-year old Casey (Jesse Eisenberg) is the cookie-cutter, mild-mannered accountant working in Corporate America that gets no respect and is a walking place mat that many step over. He lives by himself, with only a dog keeping him company. When his dog needs food, Casey walks to the store to […]

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Crawl (2019)

Florida man, inspired by Ant-Man, tries to control alligators with grisly results. The state of Florida is known for a few things; citrus and cyclones are certainly in the top 5. Out in Gainesville, Florida, collegiate swimmer Haley Keller (Kaya Scodelario) has just finished a disappointing practice at the University of Florida. She’s concerned that […]

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Stuber

Only because “Stulyft” doesn’t roll off the tongue. LAPD Officer Vic (Dave Bautista) is one of the good cops in a sea of bad blue. He’s grizzled, gutsy, and simply knows how to get the job done. His successful law enforcement career has come at the expense of a sound personal life; he and budding […]

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Midsommar (2019)

Everything is fishy in Sweden. Graduate student Dani (Florence Pugh) finds herself reeling into an abyss after a devastating one-two combination of real-life happens. First, she discovers the aftermath that hits home rather deep. Second…well, the second hasn’t happened yet. Her four-year relationship with boyfriend, Christian (Jack Reynor) is on the ropes. She feels it […]

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Avengers: Endgame

Reader’s note (as if you care at this point): No explicit spoilers, though an aspect or two may be implied. But really, over two billion box office worldwide as of this writing indicates you’ve probably already seen.  It’s that time of the game, where the sacrifice play might have to be made; lay down on […]

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Child’s Play (2019)

If you don’t let him play, they all go away. Thirteen-year-old Andy (Gabriel Bateman) and his single-mother Karen (Aubrey Plaza) relocate to inner-city Chicago in search of a “fresh start” (Why inner-city Chicago compared to other less demanding and cheaper inner cities? Unanswered question). Andy is a total introvert, requiring the use of a hearing […]

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Dark Phoenix

Traveling back in time can’t prevent this threat from existing. In this new present for the X-Men, they are not only accepted by humans, but loved for their mutant abilities. Professor Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) is in charge of putting his team in increasingly more difficult scenarios. One puts them in space, seeing Mystique (Jennifer […]

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Shaft (2019)

The Holy Shaftity. Private detective John Shaft II (Samuel L. Jackson) has always been a sex machine to all the chicks, balancing his need for exacting the law with lust. Destined to forever be a childless bachelor? No. In 1989, he and Maya (Regina Hall) were not only married, they had a son, of course […]

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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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