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Sing Sing film review

Sing Sing

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Theatrical Release: July 12, 2024

A mix of feel-bad and feel-good moments complement one another and add up to something stirring, life-affirming, and not soon forgotten.

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MaXXXine film review

MaXXXine

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Theatrical Release: July 5, 2024

A clear increase in budget does nothing to dilute the passion that writer-director Ti West and leading lady-producer Mia Goth hold for this A24 horror universe.

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Kinds of Kindness film review

Kinds of Kindness

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Theatrical Release: June 21, 2024

Yorgos Lanthimos’ new anthology is a master of cinema at the top of his game sharing some of his weirdest work yet.

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Tuesday film review

Tuesday

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Theatrical Release: June 14, 2024

A wildly uneven tragicomic fantasy whose hold on your appreciation is weak and fleeting.

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I Saw the TV Glow film review

I Saw the TV Glow

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Theatrical Release: May 3, 2024

Jane Schoenbrun’s second narrative feature is an unnerving mystery, a psychological character study, and an art film with both style and substance.

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Challengers film review

Challengers

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Theatrical Release: April 26, 2024

Tennis has never before been as cinematic as it is in the capable hands of director Luca Guadagnino.

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Abigail film review

Abigail

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Theatrical Release: April 19, 2024

“Abigail” is high-concept, low-intelligence horror where your mind has nowhere to turn but predicting the order and manner in which characters are killed off.

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Civil War film review

Civil War

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Theatrical Release: April 12, 2024

Distributed by A24 and in IMAX, “Civil War” is a union of arthouse and popcorn, one that won’t fully satisfy the distinct needs of either audience but comes pretty darn close most of the time.

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Monkey Man film review

Monkey Man

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Theatrical Release: April 5, 2024

Seasoned young actor Dev Patel undergoes a baptism by fire here, making his writing, producing, and directing debuts with a well-stretched $10 million budget and seemingly infinite amounts of ambition.

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Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire film review

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire

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Theatrical Release: March 22, 2024

In quality, tone, and composition, Frozen Empire is extremely similar to its immediate predecessor, Afterlife. Without the emotion and nostalgia of a direct legacy sequel, though, it doesn’t hit as hard.

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Dune: Part Two film review

Dune: Part Two

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Theatrical Release: March 1, 2024

This is legit, rewarding, high-octane mainstream cinema, the kind that Steven Spielberg used to make and that only Christopher Nolan now seems capable of delivering on a regular basis.

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Drive-Away Dolls film review

Drive-Away Dolls

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Theatrical Release: February 23, 2024

Despite an intermittently witty original screenplay, Ethan Coen’s latest solo comedy lacks the narrative cohesion, aesthetic allure, and cinematic formalism of the offbeat triumphs he’s made with his brother.

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Lisa Frankenstein film review

Lisa Frankenstein

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Theatrical Release: February 9, 2024

In this messy but entertaining horror romance comedy, first-time director Zelda Williams and Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody take great pains to make something that looks and feels like it truly hails from 1989.

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Argylle film review

Argylle

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Theatrical Release: February 2, 2024

What begins like a better version of Sandra Bullock’s hit 2022 adventure comedy “The Lost City” continues to get worse at every turn.

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Mean Girls (2024) film review

Mean Girls (2024)

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Theatrical Release: January 12, 2024

Though it may be superfluous, 2024’s “Mean Girls” remains plenty entertaining as a new take for a new generation, specifically musical theatre nerds.

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Foe film review

Foe

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Theatrical Release: January 4, 2024

Redirected straight to streaming, “Foe” is a strange hybrid of artsy character study and high-concept sci-fi.

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The Boys in the Boat film review

The Boys in the Boat

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Theatrical Release: December 25, 2023

This old-fashioned dramatization of an Olympic rowing team is not just George Clooney’s least edgy directorial effort; The Boys in the Boat might just be the least edgy live-action movie of 2023.

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Wonka film review

Wonka

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Theatrical Release: December 15, 2023

“Wonka” may not quite reach the lofty heights of the director’s “Paddington” movies, but it nonetheless delivers an winning abundance of wit and whimsy.

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Candy Cane Lane film review

Candy Cane Lane

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Theatrical Release: December 1, 2023

Chock-full of familiar family film tropes, “Candy Cane Lane” runs at least a half-hour longer than you’ll want it to.

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Wish film review

Wish

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Theatrical Release: November 22, 2023

“Wish” leans heavily on Disney’s time-tested traditions with ample artistry and a moderate amount of success. Keep reading DVDizzy’s Disney Wish movie review.

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Napoleon film review

Napoleon

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Theatrical Release: November 22, 2023

A mix of history and human interest material, Ridley Scott’s “Napoleon” holds your attention more with the latter.

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Saltburn film review

Saltburn

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Theatrical Release: November 17, 2023

Meticulously well-crafted and creatively challenging, “Saltburn” is a thought-provoking, genre-defying character study strictly for adults who are not easily offended.

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Trolls Band Together film review

Trolls Band Together

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Theatrical Release: November 17, 2023

DreamWorks’ threequel subjects us to an endless string of boy band puns and no shortage of medleys comprised of new covers of familiar pop songs.

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Next Goal Wins film review

Next Goal Wins

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Theatrical Release: November 17, 2023

This mediocre standard team sports comedy marks a big step back for its Oscar-winning writer-director Taika Waititi.

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The Holdovers film review

The Holdovers

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Theatrical Release: October 27, 2023

“The Holdovers” is the kind of movie that sweeps you up in its world, holds you captive, and remains in your thoughts for weeks to come.

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Five Nights at Freddy’s film review

Five Nights at Freddy’s

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Theatrical Release: October 27, 2023

There isn’t much issue to take with this okay kid-friendly thriller, whose reactions will be shaped as much by the video games as what’s onscreen.

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Killers of the Flower Moon film review

Killers of the Flower Moon

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Theatrical Release: October 20, 2023

Martin Scorsese’s latest requires patience, a formidable bladder, a substantial attention span, an eye for detail, and the ability to think critically. If you can supply those, you will greatly appreciate the best film to have been released this nearly half-done decade.

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The Burial film review

The Burial

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Theatrical Release: October 6, 2023

“The Burial” is a crowd-pleaser in which you’re proud to be part of the crowd.

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Totally Killer film review

Totally Killer

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Theatrical Release: October 6, 2023

Time travel is one of fiction’s great devices and has inspired so many creative and entertaining movies. This isn’t one of them.

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The Exorcist: Believer film review

The Exorcist: Believer

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Theatrical Release: October 6, 2023

With a handful of jump scares and an assortment of body horror, The Exorcist: Believer doesn’t unearth anything wholly new or revolutionary, but it should still manage to satisfy if not impress all but the most jaded of horror junkies.

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Flora and Son film review

Flora and Son

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Theatrical Release: September 22, 2023

The latest music-filled tale from Ireland’s John Carney (“Once”, “Sing Street”) might very well be his best film yet.

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Dumb Money film review

Dumb Money

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Theatrical Release: September 15, 2023

Dumb Money has enough substance and style to make it impossible to ignore, but also difficult to love.

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 film review

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3

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Theatrical Release: September 8, 2023

Despite clunky expositions and a cast shaking off rust, this threequel maintains a refreshing and unexpected amount of charm in lieu of palpable demand.

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Strays film review

Strays

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Theatrical Release: August 18, 2023

It remains to be seen how much the audiences for gross-out comedy and talking dogs overlap, but “Strays” provides a decent amount of laughs with the right expectations.

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Theater Camp film review

Theater Camp

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Theatrical Release: July 14, 2023

Instead of aiming for mass appeal, “Theater Camp” digs deep into its subject matter, ending up with a film that its target audience will absolutely love but is unlikely to impress anyone without some kind of stage or backstage experience.

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Haunted Mansion (2023) film review

Haunted Mansion (2023)

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Theatrical Release: July 28, 2023

The laughs outnumber the thrills, but that’s in line with the Disney ride and in 2023 it’s simply nice to encounter characters and a story you don’t already know from a better animated movie made decades ago.

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Oppenheimer film review

Oppenheimer

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Theatrical Release: July 21, 2023

With this ambitious, gripping epic, Christopher Nolan finds plenty of ways to breathe vitality into what could easily be a stage play.

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Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny film review

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

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Theatrical Release: June 30, 2023

The “Attack of the Clones” to “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”‘s “Phantom Menace”, Indiana Jones’ underwhelming send-off’s greatest effect may be in making the public reassess the hero’s widely-loathed prior outing.

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No Hard Feelings film review

No Hard Feelings

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Theatrical Release: June 23, 2023

It’s hard to believe that Jennifer Lawrence, a leading lady upgrade from Cameron Diaz in every way imaginable, could somehow end up in a far less entertaining version of “Bad Teacher“, but that’s what happens here.

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Asteroid City film review

Asteroid City

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Theatrical Release: June 16, 2023

Although it looks like Wes Anderson at his most Wes Andersoniest, “Asteroid City” is an improvement over the director’s last two efforts, which by default makes it his best live-action film in over a decade.

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The Flash film review

The Flash

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Theatrical Release: June 16, 2023

Fun, imaginative, and only somewhat derivative, “The Flash” is the most enjoyable movie from DC since Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” trilogy wrapped up.

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Elemental film review

Elemental

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Theatrical Release: June 16, 2023

Pixar’s history of excellence urges us to judge them harshly, but “Elemental” gives us much of the weakest writing to ever bear the animation studio’s name.

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The Boogeyman film review

The Boogeyman

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Theatrical Release: June 2, 2023

To the pile of Stephen King adaptations that have fallen flat in translation, we can add “The Boogeyman“, a limp curiosity that no one will be talking about within a couple of weeks.

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Transformers: Rise of the Beasts film review

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts

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Theatrical Release: June 9, 2023

No amount of nostalgia for the 20th century’s fondly recalled final decade can fully pull attention from the glaring creative shortcomings of “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts.”

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Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse film review

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

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Theatrical Release: June 2, 2023

“Across the Spider-Verse” has its sights set on the kind of acclaim reserved for the rarest of sequels. You know the type. “The Godfather Part II.” “Toy Story 2” and “3“. Sequels that expand and enrich the mythology established in the original film, without simply repeating beats.

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About My Father film review

About My Father

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Theatrical Release: May 26, 2023

The father-son dynamic provides enough humor and heart to make the movie go down smoothly with an appealing old school vibe somewhere in between the “Fockers” trilogy and Steve Martin’s two ’90s “Father of the Bride” movies.

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Fast X film review

Fast X

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Theatrical Release: May 19, 2023

While this tenth entry in the Fast saga has no shortage of busy set pieces, international filming locations, and, for some reason, Academy Award-winning actresses, the thrills are minimal this time out.

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Air film review

Air

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Theatrical Release: April 5, 2023

Movies are rarely this great at any time of year. Ben Affleck’s clever, diverting “Air” is a crowd-pleaser that will stand the test of time.

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Renfield film review

Renfield

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Theatrical Release: April 14, 2023

While there will no doubt be far worse mainstream studio movies put out this year, Renfield disappoints more than most because of the promise it holds.

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The Super Mario Bros. Movie film review

The Super Mario Bros. Movie

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Theatrical Release: April 5, 2023

Super Mario Bros. is certain to extend Illumination’s streak of lucrative returns on minimal pleasures. It’s just too bad that there is virtually nothing in this movie to justify those financial delights.

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Murder Mystery 2 film review

Murder Mystery 2

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Theatrical Release: March 31, 2023

There’s no doubt that Adam Sandler can dazzle at will when teaming with higher caliber auteurs, as the still very vocal fanbase of Uncut Gems will attest to. But sometimes the Sandman just wants to goof around in Paris and get paid.

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Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves film review

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves

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Theatrical Release: March 31, 2023

The admirable instincts of writing-directing duo John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein turn an aspiring spring tentpole that from all appearances looks like another misguided IP franchise nonstarter into a genuinely enjoyable crowd-pleaser.

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A Thousand and One film review

A Thousand and One

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Theatrical Release: March 31, 2023

By centering on a quiet, underprivileged black youth at three stages of his upbringing, A Thousand and One invites inevitable comparisons to Moonlight, 2016’s Academy Award winner for Best Picture, that it cannot favorably withstand. Still, there is enough substance to qualify this as a compelling debut for a promising new voice.

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John Wick: Chapter 4 film review

John Wick: Chapter 4

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Theatrical Release: March 24, 2023

If you do not already see the entertainment value in this saga of a retired hitman drawn back into the deadly criminal world, “John Wick: Chapter 4” is not going to change your mind.

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Inside film review

Inside

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Theatrical Release: March 17, 2023

If you can accept “Inside” as a movie that is about the journey, not the destination, you should enjoy the ride and another engaging Willem Dafoe descent into madness. 

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Creed III film review

Creed III

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Theatrical Release: March 3, 2023

With Michael B. Jordan excelling on both sides of the camera, “Creed III” gives you much more to chew on and think about than your typical third installment.

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Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania film review

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

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Theatrical Release: February 17, 2023

Calculated, competent, and the weakest film to date in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” invites you to find meaning anywhere but up on the screen.

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Knock at the Cabin film review

Knock at the Cabin

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Theatrical Release: February 3, 2023

Is it a home invasion thriller? Is it a parable about tolerance? M. Night Shyamalan’s “Knock at the Cabin” keeps you on its toes as it raises questions.

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Puss in Boots: The Last Wish film review

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

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Theatrical Release: December 21, 2022

It’s been a long time since DreamWorks felt like the edgy alternative to Disney fare, but “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” comes close to rekindling those sentiments with its bleeped profanity and light blue comedy.

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Emancipation film review

Emancipation

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Theatrical Release: December 2, 2022

If there’s anything that Will Smith regrets as much as slapping Chris Rock at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony shortly before winning Best Actor, it’s turning down the chance to star in “Django Unchained.”

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Avatar: The Way of Water film review

Avatar: The Way of Water

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Theatrical Release: December 16, 2022

Although “Avatar: The Way of Water” is clumsy when it tries to be profound, it pushes the medium on a technical level and is sure to add another Visual Effects Oscar to the distinguished mantle of New Zealand’s Weta Workshop. Continue reading Avatar: The Way of Water movie review and rating by DVDizzy.

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Smile film review

Smile

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Theatrical Release: September 30, 2022

Can a smile be scary? Absolutely, in the right context. Read our review of Smile, a new horror film from first-time writer-director Parker Finn lacks the right context.

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