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Birds of Prey begins with a lively and snarky animated backstory told by Harley herself featuring some of Harley Quinn’s most famous moments and costumes. After the quick recap of what she’s been up too, Harley lets the audience know that she and the Joker broke up. For the first time in a long time, Harley Quinn is now out on her own and struggling with her new found identity. The comic relief continues to...

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Award season is my favorite time of the year. We start in early September with the Emmys, then work our way through dapper suits and sparkling dresses to the big show, The Oscars! Personally I have always been partial to the Golden Globes, loving the effervescence and comedy of that award show. At the Globes we get to see TV and Movie actors mingle together in their not so natural habitat. That being said there...

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Last year was a good year for film. Not only did we get a satisfying closing chapter to a more than decade long saga with Avengers Endgame but we got some excellent standalone films as well. While I haven’t agreed with some people’s favorites (don’t expect Joker or The Irishman on here) this year has brought me great cinematic joy. As someone that dreams of making his own movies, 2019 has been one of the...

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I’m not going to lie; I’m scared to talk about this movie. I’ve been back and forth on whether or not I’m a Star Wars fan. I remember watching the movies over and over again in my mother’s best friend’s basement when I was a child. I also remember seeing many of the prequel films in theaters when I was a smaller. Of course, they haven’t aged well for me. I do stand by the visual excitement...

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I don’t like to drive- Wait, let me rephrase that. I don’t like driving my car. It needs the coolant changed, a new alternator, and it makes funny sounds every now and then (really, these sounds get me laughing every time). Nevertheless, on the Sunday of December fifteenth I got into my 1999 Beetle and drove to LA, hoping that it wouldn’t explode. Why? Because Adam Sandler and the Safdie Brothers were doing a Q&A...

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With The Rise of Skywalker about to hit theaters I think it is a good time to remind ourselves of the The Last Jedi and to be cautious of our expectations going into the saga’s latest installment. Star Wars is more than just a movie to me. The first time I saw A New Hope in theatres with my Dad I was completely mystified. It was all I ever wanted to talk about growing up...

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Just a quick note. I’m not going to talk about Rain Johnson’s ​Star Wars: The Last Jedi movie beyond this point. Just know that rather or not you liked his film in that universe doesn’t matter. While fans of ​Star Wars​ can like ​Knives Out​, it still isn’t made with that audience in mind. My point is if you are not a fan of ​Star Wars: The Last Jedi ​you shouldn’t let it affect your...

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Quick thing about Martin Scorsese before this review. Look, we all know that he said Marvel movies aren’t cinema. I just want to address this now so that I don’t have to talk about again in this review. Scorsese can think whatever he wants, it doesn’t change viewer perception. Despite all of Scorsese’s experience he isn’t the leading voice in cinema.  He doesn’t get the final say, the audience does. Also about his argument of...

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The newest steaming app to hit the internet is the long awaited Disney+, when this was first announced many people (including myself) thought this translated to the full Disney catalogue being released to the public. As many of us found out this was not the case. When I was growing up Disney would “open the vault” and release old footage of theme parks, imagineers, and shorts that had not been available to the public every...

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I love The Shining, both the movie and the book. When Stephen King announced that he was writing a sequel titled Doctor Sleep I was pretty skeptical. I did end up reading the book and did end up enjoying it, but I didn’t think a movie could be made out of it. When the film adaptation was announced I was even more skeptical. It’s a sequel that was being made so long after the original,...