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“Battle of the Sexes”: A Fun, Fresh and Feminist Sports Movie

A small promotional poster, Sugar Daddy candy, and a Sugar Daddy tracksuit sit in a display case.

By Michael Donelan

“Battle of the Sexes” is an amazing and different sports movie full of female empowerment, smart comedy and incredible performances.

In 1973, a tennis match between Billie Jean King (played by Emma Stone) and Bobby Riggs (played Read the rest

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“Happy Death Day” Review: A Unique Murder Mystery

The "Happy Death Day" logo is the title frosted on a white and red birthday cake.

By Josie Clark

Minor spoilers follow.

The "Happy Death Day" logo is the title frosted on a white and red birthday cake.

(Source: Vimeo)

“Happy Death Day” is a new horror-comedy with a “Groundhog Day” twist. Doomed to relive her “death day” until she finds her killer, Tree (played by Jessica Rothe, and yes, her name Read the rest

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Never Time For Retirement: “Blade Runner 2049” Review

"Cinema Reel" logo. Cinema Reel is the title for Jonathon Potochnic's review column.

By Jonathon Potochnic

A cold, desolate night in the confines of an abandoned building awaits a studied detective. A created body struggles with the futility of understanding what being human means, how it differentiates one from another and what a Read the rest

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“Gaga: Five Foot Two” Review: An Intimate Look at Stefani Germanotta’s Life

A tight shot of Lady Gaga playing piano.

By Michael Donelan

Lady Gaga’s new Netflix documentary, “Gaga: Five Foot Two”, is an incredibly intimate and emotional peek into the life of someone, who after all these years, we thought we knew so well.

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“American Made” Review: Historical Fiction with Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise adorns the "American Made" poster.

By John Messer

Tom Cruise adorns the "American Made" poster.

Even the poster illustrates Cruise’s manic character, complete with a messy shirt, loose bills and a fast plane in the background. (Source: FanFest)

 

I have a bad habit of getting excited over movie trailers, and this Read the rest

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“Fate of the Furious” lacks wow moments

By Davis McCondichie, E23 Technical Producer

The Fast and Furious franchise seems to have finally run out of runway with this lackadaisical eighth installment, “Fate of the Furious” (2017).

The plot of the movie is relatively simple. That would not … Read the rest

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