Life Itself: A Tonally Uneven Mess

Despite the best efforts from a star-studded cast, Life Itself is a tonally uneven mess in spite of all the hype going into the film. Given the positive reception of the This is Us on NBC, it’s surprising to believe that Dan Fogelman could follow it up with such a dud.  This film is all over the place.  Seriously. The first hour of the film is New York-centered because if you don’t live in New…

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Ready Player One: Visually Pleasing With Flaws

Ready Player One falls a bit short of being a visual masterpiece that’s on par with many of director Steven Spielberg’s best films.  There’s a lot to enjoy at first glance but reality soon sets in after the nostalgia wears off. The film is chock full of Easter Eggs to movies, television, books, video games and beyond.  This isn’t a surprise when one considers the source material is essentially a love letter to so many of…

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Thoroughbreds: Goodbye, Anton Yelchin

While late actor Anton Yelchin serves as the third lead of Thoroughbreds, his performance is a reminder of how much was lost when his life came to a tragic ending. Lily (Anya Taylor-Joy) and Amanda (Olivia Cooke) used to be close friends when they were growing up but their friendship faded away in recent years.  Lily’s parents had sent away to boarding school and she was able to land an internship.  Meanwhile, Amanda, who has…

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Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One unveils trailer at Comic Con

The teaser trailer was unveiled during the Comic Con panel for Ready Player One. Directed by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay written by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline and based on Cline’s novel of the same name, Ready Player One stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Mark Rylance, Simon Pegg, and T. J. Miller.  This marks the third consecutive film for Spielberg and Rylance, having teamed up together for Bridge of Spies (2015) and…

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