The Nutcracker and The Four Realms

The obligatory Thanos snap joke about five realms being wiped out aside, The Nutcracker and The Four Realms is the weakest film to come from the Disney umbrella this year. Fourteen-year-old science nerd Clara Stahlbaum (Mackenzie Foy) gets a gift from her late mother as the holidays approach.  It’s not just any gift as this gift is supposed to contain everything inside that she needs.  There’s just one problem.  This is a gift that requires a…

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Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Melissa McCarthy is virtually unrecognizable while portraying New York writer-turned-forger Lee Israel in Can You Ever Forgive Me? Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy) is a biographer.  When we first meet her, she’s just beginning to write about comedian Fanny Brice.  She doesn’t know it yet but her life is about to change when she stole two notes written by Brice.  While it’s initially for the better with the amount of money she makes, things soon take…

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The Hitman’s Bodyguard: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson display comedic chemistry

Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson clearly have chemistry in The Hitman’s Bodyguard but that’s just about the only positive thing to like about the action comedy. Directed by Patrick Hughes from a screenplay written by Tom O’Connor, the action comedy stars Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, and Salma Hayek, Elodie Yung, Joaquim De Almeida, Kirsty Mitchell, with Richard E. Grant. Following a client being murdered in front of his eyes, Michael Bryce…

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Their Finest: Mixing Comedy and War In Crowd-Pleaser

Their Finest mixes both comedy and drama in this behind the scenes making of a propaganda war film and does so in a way that makes the film feel authentic to the time period. Directed by An Education‘s Lone Scherfig from a screenplay written by Gaby Chiappe, the film stars Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Jack Huston, Helen McCrory, Eddie Marsan, Jake Lacy, Rachael Stirling, with Richard E. Grant and Bill Nighy.  Chiappe’s script was based…

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