Downton Abbey: A New Era Is A New Era, Indeed

Downton Abbey: A New Era takes audiences to a new era as the adventure continues following six seasons and a movie. It would not be a Downton Abbey film without adding some twists and turns along the way. However, I will not be spoiling the particulars in question. Longtime fans will be at an advantage but if you’ve only seen the previous film, I think you’ll do just fine. It helps if you watch the…

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A Perfect Pairing Goes Down Under

A Perfect Pairing sees a hard-working LA wine company exec travel to Australia and do whatever she can in hopes of landing a client. This film is the latest film to be the Netflix movie of the week. How long it stays in the conversation or makes it at all depends. There’s quite a bit of competition this weekend but the film has a head start by launching on Thursday. It’s a genius move on…

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The Valet Has Potential But Too Long

The Valet is another English-language film adapted from a hit French film but this film suffers by having too long of a run time. If the film had run about an hour and a half, no problem. However, it could certainly stand to be tighter and lose a few scenes. I mean, you have a few scenes here and there that really add nothing to the overall film. If the film wants us to focus…

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Cat Ballou: One of the Funniest Westerns Ever

Over 55 years after its theatrical release, the Jane Fonda-starring Cat Ballou remains one of the funniest Westerns of all time. No list of the great Western films is complete without Cat Ballou. The most surprising thing about the film is just how hysterical it is. Mind you, this film came out in theaters before Mel Brooks unveiled Blazing Saddles. What surprises me the most about the film is that Roy Chanslor’s novel takes a…

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Final Cut (Coupez!) – Cannes 2022

Final Cut might remake a hit Japanese film but it is another love letter to filmmaking for Oscar-winning filmmaker Michel Hazanavicius. When you look at his filmography over the years, The Artist continues to stand out. We know the filmmaker more so for his spy parodies over the years. But especially, the Oscar-winning film. What we have here is a remake of One Cut of the Dead. If you haven’t seen that film, there will…

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Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers: A Nostalgic Adventure

Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers isn’t a reboot but a comeback of the world famous chipmunk detectives in an all-new adventure. If you’ve watched the trailer already, you should probably know that it gives too much of the film away. We already know from the trailer that Disney is taking advantage of their library of characters. It works in the film’s best interest much like a similar occurrence in Ralph Breaks The Internet. There are…

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance on 4K Ultra HD

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is the 31st title to join the Paramount Presents line and does so on a beautiful 4K Ultra HD disc. John Ford is one of the greatest filmmakers of all time when it comes to the moments between “action” and “cut.” This is one of his later period films and it teams up two of the biggest stars of the era. However, it would come to be the best…

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Senior Year: Rebel Wilson Comedy Has Heart

A cheerleading captain wakes up after two decades in a coma and decides to go back to high school in order to finish her Senior Year. If you have not watched Deep Impact, I suggest turning on HBO Max and watching the disaster thriller. If you don’t have HBO Max, please feel free to rent the movie. Otherwise, there will be Deep Impact spoilers during this film. It’s not a major part of the film…

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On the Count of Three: A Dark Comedy

Over a year after the film premiered during Sundance 2021, On the Count of Three is finally getting a theatrical release. This is not a light film by any means. In fact, this is a film that touches on mental illness and suicide. It’s a dark comedy even though there is nothing about suicide that is funny. This is exactly why we see the usual suicide hotline message before the film comes to an end.…

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Private Property: A Bland Remake of a Thriller

Private Property, a thriller starring a very minimal cast, is a bland remake of the controversial1960 film of the same name. A lost print of the 1960 Leslie Stevens was recently discovered a few years ago. While it was originally released to major controversy, the film was critically praised upon its 2016 re-release. I’m not about to do a compare and contrast between the two movies. All in all, Private Property is such a bland…

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