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  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

    ★★½

    Even for people who still enjoy the past Pirates films, this is a franchise that seems determined to prove you can have too much of a good thing. Ebert’s opening line in his review of the first film reads,

    “There's a nice little 90-minute B movie trapped inside the 143 minutes of "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," a movie that charms the audience and then outstays its welcome.”

    That sums up every film in the…

  • A Knight's Tale

    A Knight's Tale

    ★★★★

    I randomly caught Brian Helgeland's silly, but endlessly charming and immensely enjoyable A Knight's Tale on TV again for the first time in ages. Sometimes you can look through you're entire movie collection and not find something you want to watch, but if it's on TV you can't look away. That was the case again as this film began to play - the late night movie on one of the local stations.

    It's hard to believe the film was released…

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  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★★★½

    This movie couldn't have come out at a better time. We need this movie, maybe now more than ever. I couldn't help but get caught up in the emotional themes, and there's some remarkable film craft on display as well. It's easily one of the best films of the year.

    Full Review: www.pagesoncinema.com/2016/11/arrival-2016.html

  • The Lego Batman Movie

    The Lego Batman Movie

    ★★★★½

    I had such a fun time with this movie! I might need to see it again just to see if there were jokes I missed while laughing. It's endlessly clever and witty and hilarious. Easily the best batman movie since The Dark Knight, arguably the most entertaining ever, and certainly the funniest. I mean that as a compliment to this film as well as a slight to DC's more recent efforts.