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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

Movie Review: The Last Five Years

In music and in life, synching up is half the battle. For the two lovers orbiting and intersecting with each other through Richard LaGravenese’s adaptation of the Jason Robert Brown musical The Last Five Years (A), the language of tough

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Posted in 2015, Rent It Tonight

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