The Greatest Hits

Eerily similar to 2022’s ‘Press Play’ (which no one saw, so… no harm, no foul?), this time-travely rom-com centers on young Harriet (Lucy Boynton), who is mourning the death of her boyfriend and gets sent back through a wormhole to their time together whenever she hears particular songs. The standard […]

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Road House

This remake of the iconic 1989 Patrick Swayze flick is fine enough for what it is (testosterone-fueled mayhem) but unfortunately takes itself way too seriously to succeed as the cheesy bit of mindlessness it could (and should) have been. Much of the appeal of the original was the almost-goofy, tongue-in-cheek […]

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Argylle

Bryce Dallas Howard stars as a cat-lady spy novelist in this all-over-the-place, wildly convoluted action comedy from director Matthew Vaughn (the ‘Kingsmen’ franchise). When the plot from her latest book hits a little too close to home, she finds herself chased by bad guys who think she might know the […]

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Role Play

Hot on the heels of last month’s perfectly fine ‘The Family Plan’ (and countless others that have come before it), this so-so film about an assassin (Kaley Cuoco) who hides her secret from loved ones does benefit from a decent sense of danger and a nice smattering of comedy, but […]

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Poor Things

He’s certainly not everyone’s cup of tea, and director Yorgos Lanthimos (‘The Lobster’, ‘The Favourite’) may not earn new fans with this blatantly sexual, wildly grotesque, and unabashedly off-the-wall effort, but his fans will surely feel right at home. Emma Stone turns in the performance of the year, throwing her […]

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Family Switch

It’s ‘Freaky Friday’ with the whole family! Ed Helms and Jennifer Garner star as mom and dad, who switch places with daughter and son (baby and dog also switch) in this goofy and oh-so-predictable comedy from director McG (‘The Babysitter’). Most of the jokes are telegraphed from miles away, and […]

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Wish

In recent years, Disney has won some (‘Frozen’, ‘Encanto’) and lost some (‘Strange World’, ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’). Put ‘Wish’ somewhere in the middle—a fantastically-animated but ultimately forgettable offering that borrows from every fairy tale you’ve ever heard without giving us much new to be awed by. Instead, we get […]

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Quiz Lady

This sporadically funny film about estranged sisters who need to repay their deadbeat mother’s gambling debt finds Awkwafina starring as trivia expert Anne and Sandra Oh as her equally deadbeat sister who realizes getting Anne on a game show could be their ticket. The film definitely has issues picking a […]

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Office Race

The latest effort from Comedy Central seems a lot like a movie where someone came up with a snappy title and then tried (and only halfway succeeded) to make a film around it. ‘SNL’ vet Beck Bennett stars as the office schlub who, to impress his aggressively testosterone-laden boss (Joel […]

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The Beanie Bubble

If you were alive in the 90s, you knew. Beanie Babies were beyond all the rage—an absolute juggernaut of retail mania, before it evaporated just as quickly as it came. It stands to reason, then, that a movie about the uber-fad would be a fascinating tale of capitalism and greed […]

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