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Movie Review: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Alas sometimes these super sequel troopers leave you feeling like a number two. Ol Parker’s Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (C+) has a lot working against it: soundtrack of ABBA B-sides as opposed to the first film’s greatest hits,

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Posted in 2018

Movie Review: Saturday Church

Saturday Church

The coming of age musical fantasy Saturday Church (B), written and directed by Damon Cardasis, is a balm for modern times as well as a bit of a love offering, with tender and affecting performances set to soaring music punctuating

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Posted in 2018, Rent It Tonight

Movie Review: Pitch Perfect 3

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After the original film showcased the fresh sounds and culture of collegiate a capella and the sequel amped up girl power in glorious fashion, Trish Sie’s Pitch Perfect 3 (C-) squanders the goodwill the musical comedy franchise has engendered with

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Posted in 2017

Movie Review: The Greatest Showman (2017)

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If you’re the kind of person who would love to run off to join the circus with a singing and dancing Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron, you’re in luck with the arrival of Michael Gracey’s The Greatest Showman (B+). This

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Posted in 2017, Rent It Tonight

Trailer: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

This July 2018 release of the Mamma Mia! follow-up looks like the ultimate guilty pleasure, and an additional diva makes an appearance at the end. Godfather II, it’s not, but this sorta sequel, sorta prequel will be a must-see on

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Movie Review: Hello Again (2017)

The search for elusive love is literally operatic in Tom Gustafson’s sexy, dreamlike musical adaptation Hello Again (B+), a film that traces ten romantic vignettes across the ten decades of the twentieth century. A percussive longing possesses all the movie’s

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Posted in 2017

Movie Review: La La Land

Damien Chazelle’s kaleidoscopic modern musical La La Land (B+) explores the eternal question of whether you should put your art or your love life first. Or maybe you can have both. OK, it’s not exactly a universal question – and

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Posted in 2016, Rent It Tonight

Movie Review: Moana

Co-directors John Clements and Ron Musker have animated quests with more Herculean tasks, drawn crooning crabs making a bigger undersea splash and created caves with greater wonders than the adventure afoot in Moana (C+), their mostly adrift Disney Polynesian epic

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Posted in 2016

Movie Review: London Road

Rufus Norris’ adaptation of the West End musical London Road (B) is a curious case of hybrid musical documentary. This syncopation of vérité verse attends the tale of the plainspoken citizens of Ipswich, England, changed forever in 2006 by a

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Posted in 2016, Rent It Tonight

Movie Review: Pitch Perfect 2

Furious 7 delivered a winning formula earlier this spring: a diverse, likable ensemble with over-the-top automotive stunts and even a bit of nostalgia. Replace racecars with riffs, and you have the imminently pleasing aca-comedy sequel Pitch Perfect 2 (B+), sure

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Posted in 2015, Rent It Tonight

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