This Is a Movie Review: Leap!

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I give Leap! 2.25 out of 5 Depressed Elephants: http://newscult.com/movie-review-leap-can-only-inspire-aspiring-ballerinas-if-theyre-unfamiliar-with-the-uncanny-valley/

This Is a Movie Review: Annabelle: Creation

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Annabelle: Creation really takes a while to ramp up the intensity. Like, at least an hour, maybe even an hour-fifteen, into its running time, at which point it finally starts ripping limbs and tearing faces apart enough to (barely) justify its R rating. That is kind of crazy given the relentless standard set by the previous Conjuring/Annabelle films. In the prelude, there are a lot of lingering close-ups and light/dark interplay in which you have plenty of time to uncover the agents of evil lurking in the fuzzy shadows. Ultimately, Creation is most valuable for how it expands the mythology, favoring a harmonically mind-bending approach that calls to mind the latter-day Paranormal Activity sequels.

I give Annabelle: Creation 5 Broken Fingers Around a Cross in Every Frame.

This Is a Movie Review: Logan Lucky

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I give Logan Lucky 4 out of 5 Painted Cockroaches: http://newscult.com/movie-review-steven-soderbergh-logan-lucky-crew-pull-off-heist-biggest-race-year/

This Is a Movie Review: Patti Cake$

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I give Patti Cake$ 3 out of 5 Acronym Band Names: http://newscult.com/movie-review-patti-cake-makes-tasty-north-jersey-hip-hop-cake-fast-can/

This Is a Movie Review: Whose Streets?

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I give Whose Streets? 3.5 out of 5 Riots: http://newscult.com/movie-review-whose-streets-asks-urgent-questions-ferguson-st-louis-america/

This Is a Movie Review: Good Time

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I give Good Time 3.5 out of 5 Dye Packs: http://newscult.com/movie-review-robert-pattinson-low-level-bank-robber-devoted-brother-grainy-queens-set-good-time/

This Is a Movie Review: Ingrid Goes West

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I give Ingrid Goes West 3.5 out of 5 Avocado Toasts: http://newscult.com/movie-review-aubrey-plaza-stops-you-cold-in-the-instagram-tragicomedy-ingrid-goes-west/

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