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Jumanji: The Next Level
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Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)

While Jumanji: The Next Level hits a lot of the same high notes as its surprisingly tolerable predecessor, it also feels overlong, mechanical, and contrived.

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Saving Christmas (2014)

 I’ve seen it twice now, and the second swirl and sniff really opens the bouquet of just how pungent this monsterpiece really is.  

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Frozen II
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Frozen II (2019)

hen it comes to ratings, sequels like Frozen II, present a unique conundrum:  This movie treads…

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The Mandalorian, Chapter Five
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Cinemavino — The Mandalorian, Chapter Five

For this week’s episode of Cinemavino, Sean Jordan joins us as we drink some delicious red…

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Brittany Runs a Marathon
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Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019)

rittany Runs a Marathon wasn’t made by Judd Apatow, but it has a lot of…

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Dark Waters
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Dark Waters (2019)

relentless gloom hangs over Dark Waters:  Dishwatery clouds fill the sky, ready to pelt the ground…

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The Mandalorian
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Cinemavino – The Mandalorian Chapter 4

New Cinemavino is live!  This week, The Mandalorian delivered what many are calling a “filler episode.”  As the…

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Cinemavino, Volume 1

My latest ebook is live!  For this first volume of Cinemavino, I’ll review classic movies, and pair a great…

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The Irishman
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The Irishman (2019)

Unlike many of Martin Scorsese’s protagonists, Frank Sheeran lives long enough to look back on his life with an uneasy blend of wry nostalgia and armor-piercing regret.

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Knives Out
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Knives Out (2019)

If you’re looking for solid, cinematic escapism, you could do a lot worse than this undemanding whodunit.

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