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‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ Review: An Underwhelming Book-to-Film Adaptation? Now I’ve Seen it All

Several years ago, OJ Simpson wrote a book about the murder of his ex-wife Nicole titled “If I Did It.” On an unrelated note, the author of “Where the Crawdads Sing,” a book about an author who is accused of murder, is herself wanted in connection to an unsolved murder. Anyways. “Where the Crawdads Sing”… Continue reading ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ Review: An Underwhelming Book-to-Film Adaptation? Now I’ve Seen it All

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It’s a Little Unfocused, but There is No Denying the Passion of ‘The Hate U Give’

The biggest thing I left this movie with while walking to my car is just how true of a gift Issa Rae is to us all. “The Hate U Give” is the adaptation of the 2017 novel of the same name, and follows a young high school girl (Amandla Stenberg) who must deal with the… Continue reading It’s a Little Unfocused, but There is No Denying the Passion of ‘The Hate U Give’

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Awkwafina is Great, ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is Just OK

I thought Awkwafina was wasted in “Ocean’s 8” but after seeing her steal the show in this I *really* think Awkwafina was wasted in “Ocean’s 8.” “Crazy Rich Asians” is the adaptation of the novel of the same name, and follows an American-born Asian woman (Constance Wu) who travels to Singapore with her boyfriend (Henry… Continue reading Awkwafina is Great, ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is Just OK

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‘Ready Player One’ is a Flawed Spectacle

Steven Spielberg has to be the busiest AARP member this side of Clint Eastwood… “Ready Player One” is the adaption of the popular 2011 book by Ernest Cline (who co-wrote the screenplay here with Zak Penn). Set in the year 2045 where humanity has become obsessed with a virtual reality game called the OASIS, a… Continue reading ‘Ready Player One’ is a Flawed Spectacle

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‘Love, Simon’ a Charming and Innocent Teen Rom-Com

If there is any genre of film that you think of when you hear the word “cliché” it’s probably romantic comedy, but dammit if this film doesn’t do its best to stand out. “Love, Simon” stars Nick Robinson as a closeted gay high school senior who falls in love with an anonymous classmate online. Josh… Continue reading ‘Love, Simon’ a Charming and Innocent Teen Rom-Com

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‘Fifty Shades Freed’ an Unsatisfying Climax

We recently got the third entry of a staple Hollywood franchise in both “Thor” and “Pitch Perfect” so it only seems right that one of the most-mocked trilogies of all-time gets its swan song, too. “Fifty Shades Freed” is the third and (thank God) final film of the “Fifty Shades” franchise, and follows newlyweds Christian… Continue reading ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ an Unsatisfying Climax

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‘The Snowman’ is About as Enjoyable as Walking Barefoot in a Blizzard

It’s very rare you’ll be alone in a movie theater but that was how I found myself today when I sat down to watch “The Snowman;” and I’m thankful no one else was there to endure what I had to. “The Snowman” stars Michael Fassbender as an alcoholic detective named Harry Hole (I am absolutely… Continue reading ‘The Snowman’ is About as Enjoyable as Walking Barefoot in a Blizzard

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Despite Having the Words ‘American’ and ‘Assassin’ in its Title, ‘American Assassin’ is Pretty Bland

I love Michael Keaton as much as the next guy, but he deserves way better than this… “American Assassin” is based on the novel of the same name by Vince Flynn and stars Dylan O’Brien as a young CIA recruit who has to work with a Cold War veteran (Keaton) in order to stop the… Continue reading Despite Having the Words ‘American’ and ‘Assassin’ in its Title, ‘American Assassin’ is Pretty Bland

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‘It’ is Inconsistent, but You Should See it Anyways

No matter how this thing turned out, the bar to be the best Stephen King adaptation of 2017 was set very low by “The Dark Tower” last month. “It” is based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Stephen King, and is the second reincarnation of the book after the 1990 miniseries. The… Continue reading ‘It’ is Inconsistent, but You Should See it Anyways

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‘The Dark Tower’ is Boring and Overall Misconceived

Last summer the first weekend in August gave us two dumpster fires, “Suicide Squad” and “Nine Lives.” I guess history does repeat itself. “The Dark Tower” is the highly-anticipated adaption of the Stephen King book series. The film stars Idris Elba as a gun-slinging man on a quest to protect the titular tower from “The… Continue reading ‘The Dark Tower’ is Boring and Overall Misconceived