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Movie Review: There’s More than 2 Secret Lives of Pets

Illumination’s The Secret Life of Pets 2 offers a simple, pleasant kind of movie. Sure, it’s another animated sequel. But the good-natured simplicity and earnestness it offers makes it hard to dislike. And it’s also, ...

Review: A Dog’s Journey is a Canine Catastrophe

Just as truly excellent movies are rare, so are complete misfires. It’s not often a film is made that is unapologetically lazy and pandering. A Dog’s Journey is certainly heartfelt. But its perspective is too ...

Us

Movie Review: Us is Unusually Unsettling

Us is the kind of movie that does something for the reputation of horror films. Horror isn’t usually a genre known for its creativity and cleverness. It used to be before it was inundated with ...

Green Book

Movie Review: What a great Green Book!

Surprise is one of the toughest things to inspire in audiences watching a movie. Green Book is one among those stories that takes something clear ordinary and surprises viewers in the nicest way. The relentless ...

Movie Review: The Grinch is a Mean, Green, Adorable Machine

With the holiday season unofficially starting, the annual sludge of holiday movies is also upon us. Thankfully, Universal’s The Grinch has something charming to offer.

Movie Review: Johnny English Strikes Out Again

Here’s another unpredictable hit from agent Johnny English. His latest adventure Johnny English Strikes Again is as shallow as they come. Though strangely, it’s still entertaining to watch him strike out.

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Movie Review: Halloween is a Horrific Success

Forty years after the classic Halloween first terrorized audiences, a new sequel has breathed devilish life into the story.

First Man

Movie Review: First Man is almost worth the wonder

Despite its clean and catchy title, First Man is empty of any true firsts. Most of it follows the same order and types of scenes that distinguish dramas aspiring to win bucket-loads of Oscars.

Night School

Movie Review: Night School squeaks by with a pass

It’s hard to say nice things about a movie that’s “not so bad.” But Universal’s new comedy Night School is equally forgettable and surprisingly fun. The film feels like a student who only studied hard ...

Movie Review: The House with a Clock tick-tocks just fine

The House with a Clock in its Walls is even stranger than its title suggests. Its confusing name is fitting for a confusing movie trying to be and feel like several kinds of entertainment. But ...

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