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Beauty And The Beast

Beauty and the Beast

A cinematic cynosure! Directed by: Bill Condon Written by: Stephen Chbosky, Evan Spiliotopoulos Cast: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline Swift shot: I’ve never seen the animated Disney classic, but of course I am intimately familiar with the story, based on the 18th century French fairy tale “La Belle et la Bête,” by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve. This […]

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the girl on the train

The Girl on the Train

Directed by: Tate Taylor Written by: Erin Cressida Wilson (screenplay) – based on the novel by Paula Hawkins Cast: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans The Josh chop: I’ve always wanted to like Emily Blunt, but in most of the roles I’ve seen her in I felt like she was over […]

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The Boss

Rude, crude, and socially unacceptable.  Directed by: Ben Falcone Written by: Ben Falcone, Melissa McCarthy, Steve Mallory Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell, Ella Anderson, Peter Dinklage Swift shot: Look, I am not gonna lie. I have been excited about this film since I saw the Girl Scout rumble in the previews. That, alone, was worth the price of admission. […]

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Sunlight Jr.

The characters were not compelling, the drama was less than intense, even when something dramatic was happening, it felt . . . silly. I kept waiting for something interesting to happen. Granted, there is one murder in the film, and then as a reward, the murderer gorges on donuts.

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