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  • Sherlock Gnomes

    Sherlock Gnomes

    I'm not sure what I expected with this film. I've seen the trailer countless times over the past six months or so taking my daughter to countless kids' films and hearing the entire audience erupt in laughter at a lot of jokes that aren't even in the final product. I am a fan of the Sherlock Holmes brand so to speak, and thought at the very least maybe this would have a charming mystery at its center or a fun…

  • Bright

    Bright

    ½

    As bad as I heard this movie was, somehow it ended up being worse. It’s a patchwork of ten or twelve better films including Alien Nation, The Fifth Element, and the Harry Potter series.  Being bland and unoriginal would be bad enough but it’s also edited in such a way you will miss the more subtle choppiness in any Marvel movie. It’s also odd that it’s called Bright since the movie is so damn dark it’s impossible to make out…

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  • Before I Wake

    Before I Wake

    ★★½

    The long gestating Before I Wake (shot in 2013 - sitting in studio bankruptcy hell since 2015) finally makes its official appearance on U.S. soil. This is a movie that has been sitting on the shelf, not because it was thought to be a disaster by the studio, but because the studio had financial issues that prevented the film from being released. So, no reason to go into this expecting the worst.

    However, Before I Wake, is an interesting animal.…

  • Death Note

    Death Note

    ★★★★

    Interesting premise pulled off in such a fun way. This might be my favorite Wingard film with after The Guest.