'Downsizing' Review
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'Downsizing' Review

When I first learned about “Downsizing”, I was surprised that Alexander Payne was attached to direct. His two previous films, “The Descendants” and “Nebraska”, were so grounded in real life events. A sci-fi fantasy about a guy who becomes really, really small seemed like a major departure for Payne.

Justice League review
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Justice League review

Justice League tries so hard to distance itself narratively and tonally from the earlier films in the DC cinematic universe, save for Wonder Woman. You could say it largely succeeds, but to who’s benefit? I will argue no one. There are no winners when you serve the campiest Bruce Wayne/Batman since George Clooney and his nipples. I took it personal. I found this version of Batman a pure anathema. Ben Affleck didn’t seem engaged and I don’t blame him. You sign up to play the cold, cynical, calculating and tortured Dark Knight but instead, you end up playing a damaged bumbling man playing dress up because he is rich.

'Wonder' Review
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'Wonder' Review

There’s at least one movie a year that comes out of nowhere and just speaks to me. Last year it was “Sing Street” – a joyous, deep look at growing-up and finding yourself. This year that honor belongs to “Wonder” – a family dramedy whose subtle power is nothing short of remarkable.

'The Star' Review
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'The Star' Review

The Nativity Story has been told so many times and in so many different ways, in both live-action and animated forms – but never from the point of view of the animals involved… until now. Timothy Reckart, the director of “The Star” (he previously created the Oscar-nominated animated short film “Head Over Heels”) shared with me in an interview that this concept was originally developed in the 90s and intended for live-action, similar to “Babe”.

'Justice League' Review
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'Justice League' Review

DC finally delivered a post – “Dark Knight” winner earlier this year with “Wonder Woman”. But not even the presence of Gal Gadot’s Diana, along with the Caped Crusader and a few new and old friends, make “Justice League” worth getting excited about. This is a superhero film where nothing is super – and no one is exceptionally heroic.

'Deadpool 2' Teaser is a portrait of goodness

'Deadpool 2' Teaser is a portrait of goodness

From our family to yours, keep your pants dry, your dreams wet and remember, hugs not drugs. — The teaser for 20th Century Fox Deadpool 2 is finally here! After gracing the cover of Good Housekeeping, our favorite Marvel antihero exchanges Thanksgiving tips and recipes for acrylics and canvas paintings in this latest teaser!

'Wonder Woman 2' - New Release Date and Gadot’s Alleged Ultimatum

'Wonder Woman 2' - New Release Date and Gadot’s Alleged Ultimatum

Excellent news if you are eager to see Princess Diana back in theaters sooner than later! — On Monday, Warner Bros. announced the sequel to Patty Jenkins $821 million dollar international phenomenon will move its release date from December 13, 2019 up six weeks to November 1. The move comes after Disney and Lucasfilm slated Star Wars: Episode IX for Dec. 20, 2019, giving “Wonder Woman 2” just one week to ‘rule’ the box office. Although the new date also gives Princess Diana one week until MGM’s “Bond 25” hits theaters, it’s hard to imagine “25” exceeding Skyfall’s record-breaking $88 million franchise opening and “Woman Woman 2” not projecting around $50-$60 million (40% drop) in its second weekend of release. And it’s entirely conceivable “Woman Woman 2” will have a five week path to rake in the dough until Disney’s ‘Frozen 2’ debuts on November 27.

The Second Trailer for 'The Greatest Showman' Promises a Musical Spectacle

The Second Trailer for 'The Greatest Showman' Promises a Musical Spectacle

The P.T. Barnum-inspired musical looks and feels like a dazzling performer set for a grand Christmas Day release. — Twentieth Century Fox dropped the second awe-inspiring trailer for Hugh Jackman's holiday bonanza - The Greatest Showman- which follows the legendary singing and dancing ringmaster P.T. Barnum who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became the famous traveling Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

'Murder on the Orient Express' Review
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'Murder on the Orient Express' Review

“Murder on the Orient Express” is based on the iconic Agatha Christie novel, which was turned into a film in 1974 that earned 6 Oscar nominations and a Best Supporting Supporting Actress win for Ingrid Bergman. The best chance this new adaptation has for an Oscar nom may be for Makeup and Hairstyling – simply for the incredible mustache worn by Kenneth Branagh’s Detective Poirot.

Z Nation is better than The Walking Dead

Z Nation is better than The Walking Dead

Both The Walking Dead and Z Nation are part way through their respective seasons. With viewing figures for the ambling TWD dropping week by week, and Z Nation continuing to offer more stable viewing figures, are there any lessons for The Walking Dead to learn from that ‘other zombie show’?

'Daddy's Home 2' Review
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'Daddy's Home 2' Review

2015’s “Daddy’s Home” was a pleasant surprise: some great one-liners, hilarious gags (Will Ferrell’s half court shot is a classic), and he and Mark Wahlberg were terrific together. Since sequels often underwhelm or completely fail in comparison to the original. I went into “Daddy’s Home 2” with rather low expectations. I’d already sat through four or five different trailers over the past six months, showing (what I thought would be) practically the entire movie and the material wasn’t strong.

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