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The House With a Clock in its Walls

September 21, 2018

Eli Roth’s next feature “The House With a Clock in its Walls” works wonders with its production design, sets, and some magic; but fails to provide anything special. As a kids movie (and I think very small children will be afraid), it splices thrills with goofiness (in a manner of “Beetlejuice”), but nothing tickled me…. Read More ›

Christopher Robin

For my two honey pots, I actually enjoyed “Christopher Robin” more than “Goodbye Christopher Robin” from last year. Mainly because we see the grown-up Christopher Robin and his reunion with his stuffed animal friends from Winnie the Pooh to Tigger to Piglet, and because of how whimsical the movie looks. Like I said in my “Goodbye… Read More ›

Ant-Man and the Wasp

The thing that makes “Ant-Man” so fun is the way it toys with its CGI effects by making big things look like toys, and toys looking like big things. That’s why you get giant salt shakers and Hello Kitty Pez dispensers, and why you get hot cars looking like Hot Wheels toys. That and the… Read More ›

Sorry to Bother You

As far as I know, unusual Indie films like “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” or “First Reformed” get strong critical praises, but poor audience reactions. Even Cinemascore gave the emotionally scary “Hereditary” a “D,” and the people I’ve talked to enjoyed it. Maybe audiences and critics are wired differently, I don’t know, but I… Read More ›

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

The original Steven Spielberg movie from 1993, “Jurassic Park,” will always be a classic with its breathtaking visuals of the dinosaurs being brought back from the dead. Then it sparked two sequels, which weren’t as good as the original. And then in 2015, the name was changed to “Jurassic World,” and Chris Pratt played the… Read More ›

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