Category Archives: 2017

The Shape of Water (2017) Rated R

At a research facility in the 1960s, a janitor befriends an amphibious creature. Starring Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, and Richard Jenkins. This is the story of a lonely woman who falls in love with an amphibious creature. The film has full frontal … Continue reading

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Darkest Hour (2017) Rated PG-13

It’s the year 1940, and Winston Churchill becomes the British Prime Minister. During his first few weeks in office, he must decide whether or not he will negotiate with Adolf Hitler. Starring Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Ben Mendelsohn. Unlike … Continue reading

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Justice League (2017) Rated PG-13

Bruce Wayne enlists a group of superheroes to fight a new evil. Starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, and Amy Adams. I really wish they would go back to what makes these characters great. The film is at its best by showing … Continue reading

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Jigsaw (2017) Rated R

Bodies are turning up resembling the torture of  John Kramer, the man known as Jigsaw, who has been dead for over 10 years. Starring Matt Passmore, Tobin Bell, Callum Keith Rennie. This is a film that you’ll either love or hate. … Continue reading

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Back (Sundance) Rated TV-14

 Two estranged foster brothers join up to take on the family business when their father dies. Starring David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Louise Brealey. This black comedy  is brilliant. As with most  British comedy, it starts out slow but gains momentum. The … Continue reading

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Wonder Wheel (2017) Rated PG-13

On Coney Island in the 1950s, a couple has a visitor who turns their lives upside down. Starring Justin Timberlake, Juno Temple, Robert C. Kirk, Kate Winslet, Jim Belushi. This film begins in the middle of the story and unfolds to show how … Continue reading

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Wonder (2017) Rated PG

 A boy with a genetic deformity starts attending junior high where he tries to make friends. Based on the book by R.J. Palacio. Starring Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson, Izabela Vidovic This film will bring you to tears. Junior high is tough for … Continue reading

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Showtime at the Apollo (FOX) Rated NR

 A reality show where acts compete in front of an audience and the audience chooses who will go on to win. Starring Steve Harvey. This show is a revival of the 1987 version of Showtime at the Apollo. It is a … Continue reading

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Suburbicon (2017) Rated R

 In 1950s Suburban community a new family moves in, while an invasion on another has consequences. Starring Steve Monroe, Gavin Wilde, Landon Gordon, Julianne Moore, Matt Damon What did I just watch? This is a weird film. I don’t think they knew what … Continue reading

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Coco (2017) Rated PG

A boy, who aspires to be a musician enters the Land of the Dead to find his legendary grandfather. Starring  Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt. I have to say, this film was better than The Book of Life. … Continue reading

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