Tag: Rated PG-13

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Time for a Reel THE COMMUTER review

The Commuter review

Liam Neeson’s career, what can you say? One thing that you can say is that he often finds himself in danger. Thankfully he always has a particular set of skills to solve the problem at hand. Even though his life or death challenges are becoming increasingly unfathomable, Neeson seems beat the odds both on the …

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Time for a Reel INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY review

Insidious: The Last Key review

We kick off the new year with a familiar story. The Insidious franchise has managed to stay relevant enough to garner continuous deeper plot explorations. Labeling the additional movies as sequels or even prequels would be incorrect. Blumhouse has taken a very interesting approach with the supernatural horror franchise. Rather than a linear continuation that …

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Time for a Reel STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI review

Star Wars: The Last Jedi review

“Don’t let anyone spoil this…” That’s the latest message the folks over at Walt Disney Pictures is broadcasting. Is this a genuine plea of benevolence or just a manipulative marketing tool? I’ll let readers answer that question for themselves after seeing Star Wars: The Last Jedi. As I am one of the fortunate individuals to …

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Time for a Reel JUSTICE LEAGUE review

Justice League review

Disney changed the cinematic landscape with their commitment to creating a connected franchise with no foreseeable end in sight. We can all agree that the Marvel Cinematic Universe IS the gold standard. More recently, Universal Pictures attempted to resurrect their once-famed horror collection, but in a directly connected way, with The Mummy (2017). The reboot …

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Time for a Reel MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS review

Murder on the Orient Express review

Renowned author Agatha Christie has been celebrated as the world’s best-selling author of all time. Most of her works were of the detective novel variety with fictional detective Hercule Poirot at the center of many of these intriguing stories. Of all of her novels (66 to be exact), Murder on the Orient Express which was …

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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 HAPPY DEATH DAY review

Happy Death Day

Live. Die. Repeat. Do you happen to remember Tom Cruise’s 2014 sci-fi action adventure, Edge of Tomorrow? It was a damn good movie that suffered from an unfortunate marketing identity crisis. The title did not fit with what the film was trying to portray, worse yet, the studio couldn’t quite settle on a title. As …

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Time for a Reel THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US review

THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US review

Based on a Charles Martin novel by the same name, The Mountain Between Us brings forth a drama where peril lurks around every turn. Idris Elba stars opposite Kate Winslet in a drama about survival against the steepest of odds. Dr. Ben Bass (Idris Elba) and Alex Martin (Kate Winslet) are two strangers with absolutely …

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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 …