Category Archives: Rated R

Gamer (2009) Rated R

In the future, inmates fight in a mind-control game where if they win, they will be set free. Starring Gerard Butler, Amber Valletta, and Michael C. Hall. This film is chaotic. It’s action-packed from start to finish, but there isn’t … Continue reading

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They Came Together (2014) Rated R

A small business owner is about to lose her business to a big corporation. Starring Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, and Bill Hader. A take of A Shop Around the Corner with romantic comedy spoofs does not sync together at all. … Continue reading

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Pet Sematary (2019) Rated R

A doctor and his wife move to rural Maine with their family, where they discovered a hidden burial ground. Starring Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, and John Lithgow. This is not a scary remake. There was no meaning to the Pascow … Continue reading

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The Immigrant (2013) Rated R

In 1921, an immigrant woman is tricked into a life of burlesque in order to rescue her sister from Ellis Island. Starring Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, and Jeremy Renner. This film is stunning and brilliantly written. Cotillard plays the immigrant … Continue reading

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Jersey Boys (2014) Rated R

The story of four boys from the wrong side of the tracks who join to form the group, The Four Seasons. Starring Vincent Piazza, John Lloyd Young, and Steve Schirripa. I saw the Broadway show of this film a year … Continue reading

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The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) Rated R

The adventures of a concierge of a legendary hotel in the fictional country of the Republic of Zubrowka. Starring Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, and Mathieu Amalric. I have to say that I wasn’t expecting to see what I saw … Continue reading

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In Secret (2013) Rated R

A woman in Paris in the 1860s embarks on an affair that has its consequences. Starring Elizabeth Olsen, Oscar Isaac, and Tom Felton. This film should have been better than it was. The storyline is intriguing, and the first part … Continue reading

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Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Rated R

Writer Lee Israel is down on her luck with her writing when she discovers a way to make money by forging other writers’ letters. Based on the book, Can You Ever Forgive Me?: Memoirs of a Literary Forger by Lee … Continue reading

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Widows (2018) Rated R

A group of widows left by their criminal significant others with a debt that needs repaid band together to do one last job. Starring Viola Davis, Liam Neeson, and Jon Bernthal. The film starts as a traditional crime drama. It … Continue reading

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A Star is Born (2018) Rated R

A musician helps a young star rise as his career is derailed by age and alcoholism. Starring Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, and Sam Elliott. This film is enjoyable to watch as the two fall in love; the chemistry between Gaga … Continue reading

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