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Review: ‘Lion’ Worth the Journey

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In the glut of Oscar season, the film Lion is getting somewhat overlooked, but it is definitely worth taking the journey along with the film’s central character.

The movie stars Dev Patel as the grown up Saroo, a man who has thrived thanks to an adoptive family in Australia though he just can’t shake the [...]


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Review: Feelings, Flaws + ‘Fences’

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After receiving raves for delivering the August Wilson play Fences on Broadway, Denzel Washington helps bring it to the big screen, both directing the film and reprising the lead role of Troy Maxson for the movie crowd.

The film is set in the ’50s, and touches on the struggles that Troy has not only in [...]


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There is no denying the star power and craftsmanship behind Jackie Chan. The energy and passion to entertain is still evident with his work in Railroad Tigers, and if you’re a Chan aficionado then this movie is must see viewing. Casual fans, however, may have a different take on the matter.

Ma Yuan (Chan) is [...]


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On this week’s CinemAddicts, we review Martin Scorsese’s long in development epic Silence and director Theodore Melfi’s (St. Vincent) latest outing Hidden Figures. Along with those two reviews, we also offer up our thoughts on the impending release of Blade Runner 2049, director Ridley Scott’s highly anticipated sequel to Blade Runner. The [...]


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It’s the final show of the year on CinemAddicts, and at least one of the films reviewed is a near masterpiece.

Directed by Jim Jarmusch, the subtly evocative Paterson stars Adam Driver as a bus driver who lives and works in Paterson, New Jersey. He’s also named Paterson, and a huge portion of [...]


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Review: Passengers Takes Audience on a Bumpy Ride

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Is it a romance? Is it an action / disaster film? Is it both? These are questions you may ask yourself as Passengers spools out on the big screen, and ultimately your enjoyment of the film will depend on how you feel about some of the movie’s moral conundrums.

The film stars Chris Pratt as [...]


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Review: Good Grief With ‘Manchester By the Sea’

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There’s nothing like family ties. It can bring you some of the greatest love you’ll ever know and break your heart like none other. And those family ties loom large over the Kenneth Lonergan-directed and written film Manchester By the Sea.

The movie centers on Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck), a man beaten down by life [...]


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With Christmas just around the corner, one worthy stocking stuffer is the recent Blu-ray release of Pete’s Dragon. The picture is a marked improvement of the 1977 family film, as writer/director David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) and co-scribe Toby Halbrooks bring a beautifully rendered sensitivity to the proceedings.

Pete [...]


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Christmas is the holiday season, but sadly in today’s business world it’s a time when layoffs and cut backs on the bottom line also tend to occur, and that’s the setting for where we find the crew of Zenotech, a struggling tech company, in the new comedy Office Christmas Party.

The office is headed up [...]


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Although most movie fans are waiting on bated breath for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, some are also excited to see Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt in outer space with Passengers. On this week’s CinemAddicts, we offer up our take on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story but also spotlight one of this [...]


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