This Is a Movie Review: Unforgettable

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I give Unforgettable 3 out of 5 Knives to the Heart: http://newscult.com/movie-review-katherine-heigl-is-surprisingly-unforgettable-as-a-straight-up-psychopath/

This Is a Movie Review: The Promise

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I give The Promise 3 out of 5 Sacrifices: http://newscult.com/movie-review-the-promise-ensures-that-love-and-family-survive-the-armenian-genocide/

This Is a Movie Review: Free Fire

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I give Free Fire 2.5 out of 5 V Necks: http://newscult.com/movie-review-free-fire-thinks-its-pretty-clever-doesnt-it/

This Is a Movie Review: Born in China

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I give Born in China 2 out of 5 Lost Boys: http://newscult.com/movie-review-if-youre-an-animal-born-in-china-then-you-just-might-be-the-subject-of-the-latest-disneynature-documentary/

 

This Is a Movie Review: The Fate of the Furious

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The last three entries in the Fast & Furious series brought me fully on board the “quarter mile at a time” lifestyle, thanks to their brazenly unrealistic stunts leaving me totally breathless. (The cornball repartee and preternaturally earnest family ethos were nice bonuses.) The Fate of the Furious certainly does not hold back on the go-for-broke extremes, but nothing really reaches any gobsmacking heights. There are too many explosions – fire gets in the way of the awe of flying through the air. At least Ludacris and Tyrese are still on point with whatever they’re nattering on about. They’re practically speaking a new dialect at this point.

I give The Fate of the Furious 6.5 Approvals From the Baby out of 10 Redirected Explosions.

This Is a Movie Review Review: Beauty and the Beast (2017)

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What up with Disney ransacking its vault to remake its own animated hits into (mostly[-ish]) live-action versions? This is not an inherently bad idea. These are stories that have been told over and over (often in fairy tale form) and will continue to be told over and over, so why not spruce them up with some 21st Century Pizzazz?

What does new-flavor Beauty and the Beast offer over the 1991 toon? Belle’s an inventor, but that does not factor in too much. There is an “exclusively gay moment” for Le Fou, but it is so inconsequential that you might need a study guide to locate it (I certainly did). So ultimately, this is about some legends of acting and singing giving it a whirl. Nothing earth-shattering, but we’re in good hands.

I give Beauty and the Beast 3 Rose Petals out of 5 Snowy Days in June.

This Is a Movie Review: The Lost City of Z

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I give The Lost City of Z 3.5 out of 5 Men Overboard: http://newscult.com/movie-review-charlie-hunnam-absolutely-compelled-find-lost-city-z/

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