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Should I Watch..? 'Viva Las Vegas'

Widely considered one of the better films of his career, Elvis struck gold with the natural pairing of The King and Sin City. But there is also genuine chemistry with his leading lady, as Benjamin Cox discovers.

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Movie Review: “What to Expect When You’re Expecting”

This is a non-spoiler review of “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” starring Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, and more!

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Movie Review: “Fargo”

This is a non-spoiler review of “Fargo” starring William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buschemi, and more!

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Should I Watch..? 'Knives Out'

Forget your dusty Agatha Christie adaptations because Rian Johnson brings the old-fashioned murder mystery back up to date - by harking back to dusty Agatha Christie adaptations. Benjamin Cox explains.

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"The Big Lebowski" Film Review - The Dividends of Being a Tumbleweed

Let's have a look at The Big Lebowski, a modern classic. Somewhere out there the Dude takes it easy for all of us sinners.

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Should I Watch..? 'The Blues Brothers'

Forget the sequel because this seminal Eighties hit is still well worth a watch. Benjamin Cox grabs his Ray-Bans, plugs his amp in and settles back for possibly the craziest musical ever filmed.

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"Scooby-Doo" (2002): Scooby's First and Frail Live-Action Flick

"Scooby-Doo" is a 2002 live-action/CGI movie based on the long-running Scooby-Doo franchise. While satirically ambitious with a decent cast, the movie is flawed with a confusing tone, uncanny visual effects, and jokes that range from lazy to uncomfortable for family movie standards.

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"Joe Versus the Volcano" - A Quirky Fable About Presentism

Joe Versus the Volcano is an interesting, but far from perfect movie about acquiescence. Surrender to what is. Only water in disguise.

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2020 Netflix Halloween Countdown: “Hubie Halloween”

This is a non-spoiler review of “Hubie Halloween” starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Julie Bowen, and more!

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'Hubie Halloween' (2020) A Sandler-rific Movie Review

Sandler supposedly vowed to make the worst movie of all time if he was snubbed at the Oscars for his performance in 'Uncut Gems'... This definitely isn't the worst movie of all time, or even the worst of his filmography, but he seems to be trying to do terribly again.

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"Unpregnant" Movie Review

It’s quite conceivable that Veronica (Haley Lu Richardson), the shoo-in valedictorian at her Missouri high school, has never failed a test in her life. When we meet her, however, in the opening frames of the HBO Max original Unpregnant, she’s not getting the result she wanted on a very different...

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"Love, Guaranteed" Movie Review

For a movie that seems like something stolen directly from The Hallmark Channel’s production room (right down to the casting of Hallmark mainstay Rachel Leigh Cook), Netflix’s new cheeseball rom-com Love, Guaranteed actually has a few things going for it (not the least of which is, in fact, Cook)...

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Movie Review: “The Sleepover”

This is a non-spoiler review of “The Sleepover” starring Sadie Stanley, Malin Akerman, Joe Manganiello, and more!

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Movie Review: “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga”

This is a non-spoiler review of “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga” starring Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, Dan Stevens, and more!

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Movie Review: “Desperados”

This is a non-spoiler review of “Desperados” starring Nasim Pedrad, Anna Camp, Lamorne Morris, and more!

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Movie Review: "Palm Springs"

This is a non-spoiler review of "Palm Springs" starring Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti, J.K. Simmons, and more!

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Remembering "A Series of Unfortunate Events" (2004)

My retrospective review of a sixteen-year-old film.

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Remembering "Teen Wolf" (1985)

A retrospective look at 1985's classic, "Teen Wolf."

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Incompatible Movie Couples: "You’ve Got Mail"

Would Kathleen and Joe's relationship have lasted? Warning: contains spoilers.

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Should I Watch..? 'The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell Of Fear'

Hollywood's greatest detective is back for another case. We're truly sorry about that. Benjamin Cox calls his partner for back-up.

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"Desperados" Movie Review

The worst thing about the new Netflix original Desperados isn’t the fact that it completely squanders all the goodwill that the streaming service has recently built up with fun originals like Always Be My Maybe, The Half of It, and the recent Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga...

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Movie Review: "Office Chrismtas Party"

This is a non-spoiler review of "Office Christmas Party" starring Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn, T.J. Miller, and more!

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'Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway' (2020) Review: Madness in Its Purest Form

Now available on the Arrow Video Channel, YouTube, and Google Play. Miguel Llansó's second feature film wears its influences on its sleeve and offers a uniquely bizarre and gloriously imaginative vision that shatters genre expectations.

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Movie Review: "Keeping Up with the Joneses"

This is a non-spoiler review of "Keeping Up with the Joneses" starring Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher, Jon Hamm, and more!

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'Blindspotting' (2018) - Film Review

'Blindspotting' is a comedy-drama movie that tackles some really serious and harrowing racial issues that have never been more relevant than right now. It does this in such an original and imaginative way, which makes for a fantastic movie!

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Movie Review: “The Lovebirds”

This is a non-spoiler review of “The Lovebirds” starring Kumail Nanjiani, Issa Rae, Paul Sparks, and more!

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"Military Wives" Movie Review

Twenty-two years after The Full Monty (and eleven since his last film, the ill-fated The Rocker), director Peter Cattaneo is back with Military Wives. Getting its wide debut on Hulu after premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival last September, the film dramatizes the creation of ...

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'The Nice Guys' (2016) - Film Review

This is an in-depth review of 'The Nice Guys', directed by Shane Black.

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Movie Review: "The Wrong Missy"

This is a non-spoiler review of "The Wrong Missy" starring David Spade, Lauren Lapkus, Nick Swardson, and more!

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"James vs. His Future Self" Movie Review

Ask anyone who’s ever time-traveled, and they’ll all tell you the same thing—never, under any circumstance, ever do anything that could mess up the space-time continuum. And that goes double when it comes to interacting with yourself from the future. Or the past. Or… whenever. All that goes ...

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"Harvey" Ending: Is the Rabbit Real?

Explore whether Harvey the rabbit is imaginary or real in classic 1950 film "Harvey"!

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"Transylvania 6-5000" Movie Review

A look at the 1985 horror comedy movie "Transylvania 6-5000." Starring Jeff Goldblum and Ed Bagley Jr.

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"Stuber": How to Make an O.K. Movie

This article reviews the exceptionally average film, "Stuber."

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Movie Review: “Jojo Rabbit”

This is a non-spoiler review of “Jojo Rabbit” starring Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Scarlett Johansson, and more!

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"Love Wedding Repeat" Movie Review

If you long for the 90s—when Euro-set rom-coms were all the rage (Only You, Love Actually, Forget Paris, etc.)—but wished they were infinitely more crass and included a Sliding Doors-esque alternate universe, well… I’m still not sure the Netflix original Love Wedding Repeat would be worth your ...

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Movie Review: “Coffee & Kareem”

This is a non-spoiler review of “Coffee & Kareem” starring Ed Helms, Terrence Little Gardenhigh, Taraji P. Henson, and more!

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Should I Watch..? 'Big'

Was it coincidence that the film that brought Tom Hanks into mainstream attention was called 'Big'? Yes. However, the film itself is not to be overlooked as a distinctly adult Benjamin Cox now explains...

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Movie Review: "Emma."

This is a non-spoiler review of "Emma." starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Johnny Flynn, Bill Nighy, and more!

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'Memoirs of an Invisible Man' (1992) A Never Before Seen Movie Review

There's a new 'Invisible Man' movie out! I wonder if it'll be as good as when John Carpenter and Chevy Chase had a go at the material. Let's find out!

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Movie Review: "Always Be My Maybe"

This is a non-spoiler review of "Always Be My Maybe" starring Ali Wong, Randall Park, James Saito, and more!

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Movie Review: "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"

This is a non-spoiler review of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" starring Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Jeffrey Tambor, and more!

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"Always Be My Maybe": A Netflix Rom-Com Perfect for Date Night

Ali Wong and Randall Park bring great chemistry to make a cliched romantic comedy fresh.

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Movie Review: “Half Magic”

This is a non-spoiler review of “Half Magic” starring Heather Graham, Angela Kinsey, Stephanie Beatriz, and more!

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Movie Review: "Fist Fight"

This is a non-spoiler review of "Fist Fight" starring Charlie Day, Ice Cube, Tracy Morgan, and more!

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Movie Review: “Jumanji: The Next Level”

This is a non-spoiler review of “Jumanji: The Next Level” starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and more!

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Movie Review: “Sister Act”

This is a non-spoiler review of “Sister Act” starring Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Kathy Najimy, and more!

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"Last Christmas" Movie Review

After eight years of destroying civilizations, executing armies, and scowling down on creation from high atop a fiery dragon, it’s nice to see Emilia Clarke smile. The Game of Thrones star has re-entered the rom-com world—following up 2016’s Me Before You—with Paul Feig’s laughy-weepie Last ...

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Movie Review: "Sleeping with Other People"

This is a non-spoiler review of "Sleeping with Other People" starring Alison Brie, Jason Sudeikis, Jason Mantzoukas, and more!

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"Jojo Rabbit" Movie Review

Not that it would be advisable at first glance, but if you could somehow cobble together a mash-up of Wes Anderson, Monthy Python, and The Diary of Anne Frank, you might find yourself in the neighborhood of Taika Waititi’s simultaneously whack-a-doo and gut-wrenching Jojo Rabbit. It may indeed ...

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'Zombieland: Double Tap' (2019) An Undeadly Movie Review

'Zombieland' is a beloved cult classic. Ten years later we got ourselves a sequel. A good sequel? A bad sequel? A sequel sequel that sequelizes a sequel that sequels more than any other sequel? I don't know, why don't you click yourselves on in here to find out?