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Baby Driver (2017) – 4 stars

As someone who audits movies and trailers every week, I’ve seen this trailer several hundred times, claiming 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, which has since fallen to 97%, but still an excellent rating. The main problem is that most of the movie is given away in the trailer, and the ridiculouslessness of a the main male […]

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The House (2017) – 3.5 stars

As far as comedies go, this has most of the elements you want. The premise is 2 parents in over their heads, trying to send their girl to her dream Ivy league college (to further her liberal indoctrination without achieving any real life skills) without a scholarship. So their down and out friend hatches a […]

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Rough Night (2017) – 1/2 star

Nonsensical glorification of former sorority sisters grown up and acting like drunken sluts 10 years later on a bachelorette party full of debauchery that ends in a male stripper’s death. I gave it a try since I had to stick around to audit another movie an hour after it started, but likely would have walked […]

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It Comes At Night (2017) – 2 stars

The picture starts well and seems to have a valid plot, with a proper distribution of tension, drama, mystery, and good character development. However, at the end, the viewers are left with no real conclusion or revelation, and shake their collective, walking out saying WTF just happened, and why did I pay for it not […]

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The Mummy (2017) – 3 stars

An interesting take on the old mummy tale, with the resurrected Egyptian infecting the Cruise character with her curse, including her powers. It starts out fun and exciting and playful, but quickly turns serious as the witch starts killing people and turning them into zombies. It was mostly action, but somewhat horrific too because of […]

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Wonder Woman (2017)- 4 stars

Princess Diana kicks a lot of ass and looks smoking hot in this reboot which covers the accidental landing of Captain Steve Trevor, who you would recognize as Captain Kirk, on her mysterious island. Chris Pine injects the right amount of playfulness with action for his character, and Gail Gadot responds in kind by destroying […]

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) – 3 stars

The latest in the Pirates series is much like the prior movies, with various crews on a treasure hunt for some magical gem which controls the seas. One of the ships is of course piloted by a dead man who is hunting only for Captain Jack Sparrow. A requisite young couple that falls in love […]

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Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 (2017) – 4.5 stars

In keeping with tradition, this is inspired primarily by fun action and humor, a forte of Chris Pratt and an inevitable result when you have a talking fox/raccoon hybrid or whatever is the genetically engineered creature known as Rocket. The baby Groot creature is both hilarious and adorable. Of course, the underlying plot of having […]

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