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‘The House with a Clock in Its Walls’ surprises in a good way

‘The House with a Clock in Its Walls’ surprises in a good way

Ulises Duenas

October 1, 2018


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Director Eli Roth puts his horror background to good use by venturing into whatever dark pit Jack Black's career has been in and temporarily digs him out for "The House with a Clock in Its Walls".It's surprising to see the guy that directed "The Green Inferno" direct a family movie. Eli Roth has done a great job of making so...

‘The Predator’ gets it all wrong

‘The Predator’ gets it all wrong

Ulises Duenas

September 18, 2018


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Making a good "Predator" movie shouldn't be difficult. Just have an alien monster chase a bunch of military dudes around until the coolest one is left alive. "The Predator" feels like three different movie ideas jammed into one and it doesn't pull any of them off well. If you're going to make a "Predator" movie in this d...

‘Next Gen’: The newest animated movie you’ve already seen

‘Next Gen’: The newest animated movie you’ve already seen

Ulises Duenas

September 13, 2018


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Netflix continues its trend of putting out movies that make people say "oh it's like (insert movie) but not as good" with "Next Gen."You've got a girl and you've got a robot, and they're going on an adventure where they will learn about each other and themselves while fighting evil. Have you fallen as...

‘The Happytime Murders’ assumes everything is funnier with puppets

‘The Happytime Murders’ assumes everything is funnier with puppets

Ulises Duenas

September 4, 2018


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Some movies treat comedy like the art that it is, placing jokes in the right spots with precise timing so that each punchline is as effective as possible. Others like "The Happytime Murders" treat comedy like going to a batting cage thinking that if you keep swinging for the fences every few seconds...

‘A Quiet Place’ is a decent thriller, but still falls short from being ‘great’

‘A Quiet Place’ is a decent thriller, but still falls short from being ‘great’

Angel Ortega

April 22, 2018


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“A Quiet Place” had the potential to become a great horror film, but its flaws and shortcomings leave something to be desired. Though “A Quiet Place” is far from perfect, John Krasinski has established himself in mainstream cinema by displaying his talents as a writer, director,...

‘The Leisure Seeker’ is a heartfelt romantic-comedy

‘The Leisure Seeker’ is a heartfelt romantic-comedy

Angel Ortega

April 14, 2018


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Though the film 'The Leisure Seeker' is an emotionally driven film, it does have flaws that almost lead it to its demise.The film “The Leisure Seeker,” John (Donald Sutherland) and Ella Spencer (Helen Mirren) are a retired couple who are cared for by their children, Jane (Janel Moloney) ...

‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’ delivers a flawed, but poignant romance

‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’ delivers a flawed, but poignant romance

Angel Ortega

March 15, 2018


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Though the film does not deliver anything noteworthy in terms of cinematic value, “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” brings a heartfelt and emotional romance to the big screen. Recently featured at The Pageant in Chico, “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” follows t...

‘The Shape of Water’ delivers unique love story between janitor, creature

‘The Shape of Water’ delivers unique love story between janitor, creature

Angel Ortega

March 7, 2018


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Guillermo del Toro reinvents how monsters in movies are depicted with his signature filmmaking style and methods in his film, “The Shape of Water." There are many good qualities throughout the film with Sally Hawkins’ performance and the romantic narrative between the two main characters. However, ...

Timothée Chalamet delivers outstanding performance in ‘Call Me by Your Name’

Timothée Chalamet delivers outstanding performance in ‘Call Me by Your Name’

Angel Ortega

February 23, 2018


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“Call Me by Your Name” is one of the best romances in recent years, earning it a Best Picture nomination at this year’s Academy Awards. Adapted from the novel of the same name by André Aciman, “Call Me by Your Name” tells the story of 17-year-old Elio (Timothée Ch...

‘Winchester’ fails to deliver a fright

‘Winchester’ fails to deliver a fright

Angel Ortega

February 19, 2018


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"Winchester" had the potential to be a decent horror film, but its overuse of clichés makes it one of the most disappointing horror films of the year. In terms of commercial success at the box office, horror movies are the current zeitgeist of the film industry. Many of 2017’s most successful movies...

‘Black Panther’ is Marvel’s next big thing

‘Black Panther’ is Marvel’s next big thing

Ulises Duenas

February 18, 2018


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"Black Panther" feels more like a spy movie than a superhero one, but it makes for one of the best movies in Marvel's cinematic universe. The fictional country of Wakanda is filled with political intrigue, ancient traditions and technology that is on the razor's edge. It's a setting that adds a new dimension...

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is one of best films of the year

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is one of best films of the year

Angel Ortega

February 5, 2018


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A favorite for this year’s Best Picture award at the Academy Awards, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" is playing at The Pageant Theatre this week until Thursday, Feb. 8. "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" has been regarded as one of the best films of 2017, with a hi...

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