• Best Belle
  • Best Belle

    This love-action Beauty and the Beast is Hermione on auto-tune, but it’s all good
      Wonderful animated musical from 1991, becomes part of the Disney Live Redo of a Beloved Animated Movie assembly line with a big budget effort starring Emma Watson as the iconic Belle and Ewan McGregor as a CGI candelabra.
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  • Kong Smash
  • Kong Smash

    Kong: Skull Island returns that big gorilla to the big screen with more action than hairy beast and starlett love
      As for Hiddleston and Larson, one gets the sense their parts were supposed to be bigger, but director Jordan Vogt-Roberts looked at a first cut and realized they sucked, so he replaced a lot of their screen time with Kong action.
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  • Rage Logan, Rage
  • Rage Logan, Rage

    It’s doubtful anything forthcoming from X-Men franchise will top Logan
      And now for something completely different.
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  • Scary Laughs
  • Scary Laughs

    Peele bedazzles the hell out of us with this twisted horror turn on race relations
      Writer-director Jordan Peele, the comedic performer from TV’s Key & Peele and the adorable/funny cat movie Keanu, delivers a huge cinematic surprise with Get Out, a twisted, darkly satiric, nasty little horror film that pulls no punches when it comes to race relations and dating.
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  • Dickweed Mess
  • Dickweed Mess

    There are wigs and beards on Matt Damon, but none of it can save The Great Wall
      Something in the neighborhood of 17 bazillion zillion dollars got thrown
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  • Dig Deep
  • Dig Deep

    The LEGO Batman Movie is a funny turn at the super hero with some depth in the craziness
      Let's face it; the Dark Knight has been really living up to his name since Tim Burton's Batman came out 28 years ago.
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  • Third Generation Degeneration
  • Third Generation Degeneration

    Rings feels like a copy, of a copy, of a copy, of a ...
      After seeing Ouija: Origin of Evil last year, and being blown away by the horror sequel, I had newborn faith in the ability for horror sequels to entertain me.
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  • Gold Starish
  • Gold Starish

    This latest Matthew McConaughey venture is a big old storytelling mess despite the star’s transformation
      You have to give Matthew McConaughey an "A" for effort in his latest film excursion, the "loosely based on a true story"
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  • Monster Territory
  • Monster Territory

    M. Night Shyamalan’s Split is proof the director can do a good movie since this one doesn’t suck
      The key to M. Night Shyamalan's recent success seems to be putting a severe limit on the amount of money he's allowed to throw around.
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  • Tortured Sounds of Silence
  • Tortured Sounds of Silence

    Martin Scorsese obviously put his heart into a film that is way too long
      Martin Scorsese's Silence, or, How to Torture a Jesuit Priest Until He Says "Ah, Screw It!" and Looks for Another Gig, is the auteur's most inconsistent offering since his misguided and sloppy Casino.
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  • You Can Be Heroes
  • You Can Be Heroes

    Patriots Day takes a meaningful look at Boston Marathon bombings with solid ensemble cast
      The latest collaboration between director Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg, Patriots Day, stands as not only a valuable tribute to the victims and heroes of the Boston Marathon bombings, but a solid, meaningful, gritty look at what it took to take down the Tsarnaev brothers.
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  • Keeping It Reel
  • Keeping It Reel

    Our critic sizes up the best and worst of 2016
      So, this wasn't the worst movie year ever, but it wasn't a particularly great one, either.
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  • Slightly Off Base
  • Slightly Off Base

    Denzel Washington and Viola Davis hit it out of the park in Fences, but the stage doesn’t always translate to the screen
      Fences is very much a well renowned and well-rewarded play. As a movie, well, it still feels like a play.
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  • Rogue Won
  • Rogue Won

    Latest Star Wars movie will make fans, newcomer geeks happy and satisfied
      There was a time when we had to wait many years for our Star Wars fixes. In this, the New Age of Total Impatience, we get Star Wars every year. The New Age of Total Impatience most certainly has its perks.
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  • No-Hate Musical
  • No-Hate Musical

    La La Land is an original musical masterpiece heading for Oscar glory
  • Dark-Hearted Heart
  • Dark-Hearted Heart

    Nocturnal Animals wonderfully plays on the fears of husbands and wives with no happy endings in sight
      A jilted husband uses the power of the pen to mess with his ex-wife's mind in Nocturnal Animals, the engaging and dark-hearted latest from director Tom Ford.
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  • Loving Loving
  • Loving Loving

    The movie Loving might be the best cinematic representation of marriage and what it ultimately stands for
      As for the movie, Loving will stand as not only one of 2016's best, but undoubtedly as one of its most important.
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  • Beast of Burden
  • Beast of Burden

    It’s fun to see the Potter-verse return, but its too bad it’s a bit dull
      See Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them knowing that 1) Things will probably get more exciting in future chapters and 2) Nifflers aren't half as interesting as Hippogriffs.
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  • Zen Invasion
  • Zen Invasion

    Arrival is a good alien contact movie, but keep in mind it’s a bit laid back and happens to really be about universal love
      Arrival is a movie that gives itself time to breathe, and while it does have a few action scenes, it's, for the most part, intellectual fare.
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