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    ‘Vox Lux’ Review: An Uneven Look At The Making Of A Pop Star

    Michael McKinney
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    As the film opens, a narrator tells us ‘Celeste was born in 1986.’ As the narrator tells us about Celeste’s childhood, we see home movies where Celeste with her sister in matching cowgirl outfits are entertaining their parents with a song and dance. The narrator tells us ‘In the beginning she was kind and full […]

    Sherlock Holmes Review: Fast-Paced Fun With A Touch Of Stephen Fry

    ‘Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle’ Review: The Magical Journey of the Man-Cub

    Michael McKinney
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    When the movie opens up Kaa (voiced by Cate Blanchett), the all-knowing boa constrictor tells us that she has seen man bring darkness and chaos to the jungle. We see people running for their lives in the jungle as a mother carries her baby and stumbles to the ground. Suddenly Shere Khan (voiced by Benedict […]

    ‘Sierra Burgess Is a Loser’ Review: A Witty, Fun to Watch Film

    ‘I Am Paul Walker’ Review: A Moving Tribute To The ‘Fast And Furious’ Star

    Michael McKinney
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    On November 30th, we had the fifth anniversary of the tragic and untimely death of Paul Walker, best known for his role of former undercover cop Brian O’Conner in the Fast and the Furious franchise. A new documentary titled ‘I Am Paul Walker’ from filmmaker Adrain Buitenhuis has just come out on VOD and DVD. […]

    ‘Gravity’ Blu-ray Review: Things Are Intense In Space

    ‘The Princess Switch’ Review: Vanessa Hudgens Is Adorable in a Duel Role

    Michael McKinney
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    We open up on the streets of Chicago during the holidays. We go inside a bakery called’ Stacy’s Sweets and Treats,’ and we find Stacy (Vanessa Hudgens) giving a package to a very pleased customer. Her sous-chef Keven (Nick Sagar) is putting the finishing touches on a Christmas themed cake. Olivia (Alexa Adeosun), Kevin’s daughter, […]

    ‘Hot Pursuit’ Review: Not Worth the Chase

    ‘The Holiday Calendar’ Review: Kat Graham Can’t Overcome the Cliched Holiday Script

    Michael McKinney
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    We open up on a small town during the holiday season, we see people happily shopping and walking the well-decorated streets. When we first meet Abby (Kat Graham), she is hard at work taking holiday portraits of families in front of a Christmas backdrop. Abby begins to take down her equipment when a young man […]

    To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Review: An Excellent Teenage Rom-Com

    ‘Chef Flynn’ Review: A Remarkable Story of a Ten-Year Old Kid Who Opens a Supper Club

    Michael McKinney
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    ‘Chef Flynn’ tells the remarkable story of Flynn McGarry, who begins cooking at an incredibly early age. In this documentary from filmmaker Cameron Yates, we see very early on that Flynn had an affinity for cooking, as we see from home movies that Flynn was play cooking before he could even talk. HIs mother, Meg […]

    ‘Jupiter Ascending’ Review: Bees Know Royalty

    ‘The Christmas Chronicles’ Review: Just In Time For The Holidays, Netflix Brings Us A Christmas Tale With Kurt Russell As Santa

    Michael McKinney
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    The film opens up with Doug (Oliver Hudson) future father of two, trying out a new video camera on Christmas day. We see his wife, Claire (Kimberly Willams Paisley), take overshooting the video as she pans the camera over to Doug on the floor with their three-year-old son Teddy, who is playing with his new […]

    Blu-Ray Review: ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ (1989)

    ‘Wildlife’ Review: A Young Teen Must Deal with His Family Collapsing Around Him

    Michael McKinney
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    When the film first opens up, a teenager named Joe (Ed Oxenbound) is throwing a football around with his dad, Jerry (Jake Gyllenhaal) in the front yard. They head inside their house for dinner where Joe’s mom, Jeanette (Carey Mulligan) asks Joe about his day at school. The family around the dinner table discusses whether […]

    Blu-Ray Review: ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ (1989)

    ‘Outlaw King’ Review: Spectacular Looking Film That Is Let Down By Its Script

    Michael McKinney
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    It’s 1304 in Scotland and Edward I, the King of England, has defeated the Scotish uprising and Sir William Wallace, who has gone into hiding. The last of the Scotish lords are being forced to renew their vows to support Edward I or suffer the consequences of being a traitor to the King. As the […]

    To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Review: An Excellent Teenage Rom-Com