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Time for a Reel LAST FLAG FLYING review

Last Flag Flying review

Everybody Wants Some!! (2016), Boyhood (2014), School of Rock (2003) and Dazed and Confused (1993 – all critically acclaimed movies by director Richard Linklater. With the exception of Boyhood, Linklater relies heavily on comedy to help tell his stories and that strategy has been very successful thus far. Now he’s working with arguably his most …

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Time for a Reel THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS review

The Man Who Invented Christmas

Did you know that the famed novella, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, is actually a shortened version of its original title? A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost-Story of Christmas was the original title published in December of 1843. That’s more of a synopsis than a title. And in a similar fashion, at …

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Time for a Reel THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI review

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Let’s start with this. Have you watched the trailer for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri yet? You’ll see a familiar dry sarcastic humor that director, writer Martin McDonagh included in his first two movies. In Bruges (2008) and Seven Psychopaths (2012) were both pleasant surprises filled with comedy, violence and overall solid plots. Intriguing characters …

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Time for a Reel DADDY’S HOME 2 review

Daddy's Home 2 review

It seems like the push for holiday movies, particular ones that revolve around Christmas, come earlier and earlier each year. While most families haven’t even finalized their Thanksgiving menu selections yet, we’re already seeing movies that are focused on and around December 25th. Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg went toe-to-toe before eventually seeing eye-to-eye in …

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Time for a Reel THOR: RAGNAROK review

Thor: Ragnarok review

Walt Disney Pictures, still in their embarrassment of riches phase, has pretty much figured out that whatever the studio churns out will make money. Thankfully, Kevin Feige and company have no desire to coast to the finish line. The clear winner here, at least so far, has been the countless fans of the franchise. Being …

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Time for a Reel A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS review

A Bad Moms Christmas review

Even though Halloween feels like it just happened…wait, it did just happen, focus has already shifted to the most wonderful time of the year. Poor Thanksgiving. There are probably more Christmas movies than all other holiday themed movies combined. Bad Moms (2016) was a major box office success when it was released last summer. A …

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Time for a Reel AMERICAN MADE review

American Made review

It would seem that drugs jumped to the front of every mainstream publication and outlet throughout the 1980s. Illicit drugs have been around, well since always but they reached new highs (forgive the pun) during this timespan. Television shows, movies, novels; they were all sensationalizing the addictive trend. Art was truly imitating life and there …

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Time for a Reel BATTLE OF THE SEXES review

Battle of the Sexes review

In terms of sports, one of the biggest headlines of the last half century occurred within the confines of the Houston Astrodome. On September 20, 1973, two tennis champions squared off against one another. Bobby Riggs took on Billie Jean King in a “friendly” tennis match that had eyes and ears all over the world …

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Time for a Reel KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE review

Kingsman: The Golden Circle review

In February of 2014, Matthew Vaughn floored audiences with amazing graphics, compelling storylines and over the top action for all to enjoy. It was then that we were caught off guard by Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014). A symphony of glorious praise is the best way to describe that experience. All off the independent parts …

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Time for a Reel LOGAN LUCKY review

Logan Lucky review

Steven Soderbergh had one cheek firmly planted on the seat of retirement when the temptation of a “no frills” Ocean’s Eleven-esque type script made its way into his hands. Rather than riding off into a comfortable and successful end to his directing career, Soderbergh had that familiar urge to take a lap around the action …