About Fate

Hot on the heels of 2020’s better-than-expected ‘Holidate’, star Emma Roberts and screenwriter Tiffany Paulsen reunite for this similarly-themed flick about a young woman who recruits a stranger to be her plus-one at her sister’s wedding. With a plot as entirely unoriginal as that, it falls on the script and […]

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Look Both Ways

If you know Lili Reinhart at all, it’s from her turn as Betty on the hit teen show ‘Riverdale’, but based on her sparkling work in this largely silly and ultimately forgettable Netflix rom-com, she may have a bright and lasting career in front of her. Playing like a modern-day […]

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I Love My Dad

This black comedy stars Patton Oswalt as Chuck, a father who catfishes his son Franklin (James Morosini) after being cut off and feeling like he has no other way to stay in touch. Based incredibly on Morosini’s real life, it’s often cringe-inducing (obviously), especially as Franklin starts falling for the […]

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The Princess

Mostly silly and occasionally downright preposterous, this Medieval actioner about a young princess fighting off the hordes of her evil, blood-thirsty betrothed still manages to work, if only at a base level. Joey King leads the way as the titular kick-ass in this largely real-time swashbuckler that relies more on […]

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Elvis

It’s not often, if ever, that you can say that a film is good despite Tom Hanks’ presence, but such is the case with this splashy, kaleidoscopic Elvis biopic from writer-director Baz Luhrmann. Austin Butler absolutely blows the roof of the joint as The King, but Hanks’ cartoonish turn as […]

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Lightyear

We’re told at the outset that this is the film that ‘Toy Story’ kid Andy watched all those years ago, making him want to buy a shiny new Buzz Lightyear action figure. And though Pixar’s 26th film is fine enough for what it is—a Star Wars/Star Trek-type adventure film—it underwhelms […]

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We are the Thousand

Following up on that viral video from a few years back, this Italian doc shows us the origin, logistics, and aftermath of one man’s quest to bring 1,000 musicians together to play Foo Fighters’ “Learn to Fly” in a field. It’s fascinating to see it all come together, and even […]

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Senior Year

After being in a coma for 20 years, Samantha (Rebel Wilson) wakes up ready to resume her former life… as a high school student. All of the typical ‘Never Been Kissed’ hijinks ensue, as the 37-year-old attempts to navigate everything from popularity to academics to learning what an iPhone is. […]

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The Northman

It seems to me that the term “visionary director” more often than not is code for a self-important director who creates bizarre and esoteric movies for the sole purpose of being different. Such is the case with this raw and unflinching Viking epic from writer-director Robert Eggers. Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole […]

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Moonshot

Lana Condor and Cole Sprouse star in this cute, amiable sci-fi rom-com from newbie writer Max Taxe. Set 30 years in the future, it finds Sprouse as Walt, a lowly college barista who dreams of joining the new Mars settlement but can’t make the intellectual cut. Condor, meanwhile, is the […]

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