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Shocking Swedes: 'Midsommar' Proves Director Ari Aster Is a Master of Horror—and That Florence Pugh Is a Star on the Rise

Shocking Swedes: 'Midsommar' Proves Director Ari Aster Is a Master of Horror—and That Florence Pugh Is a Star on the Rise

Jul 11, 2019 09:30  |  Bob Grimm

After two feature-directing credits, it’s safe to declare writer-director Ari Aster a master of horror. Midsommar , the sophomore effort after his masterpiece Hereditary , is 2 1/2 hours of nerve-fraying ...

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Breezy Spidey: 'Far From Home' Is a Goofy, Fun Return to the Marvel Universe After 'Endgame'

Breezy Spidey: 'Far From Home' Is a Goofy, Fun Return to the Marvel Universe After 'Endgame'

Jul 11, 2019 08:15  |  Bob Grimm

Tom Holland cements his status as the best-ever Spider-Man in Spider-Man: Far From Home , the goofiest—but still quite fun—Spider-Man movie yet.

Jon Watts once again directs as Peter Parker tries to vaca...

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Home Video Review: After a So-So Second Season, 'Stranger Things' Reaches New Heights in Season 3

Home Video Review: After a So-So Second Season, 'Stranger Things' Reaches New Heights in Season 3

Jul 08, 2019 11:00  |  Bob Grimm

The third season is the best yet for Netflix’s Stranger Things , the Duffer Brothers’ 1980s throwback series.

Much of the action, including a showdown with the Mind Flayer monster from the Upside Down, t...

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They Should've Let It Be: 'Yesterday' Fails to Address Plagiarism—and Therefore Fails as a Film

They Should've Let It Be: 'Yesterday' Fails to Address Plagiarism—and Therefore Fails as a Film

Jul 04, 2019 09:30  |  Bob Grimm

If movies had faces, I would have wanted to punch Yesterday in its stupid, stupid face for nearly its entire running time. It takes an interesting premise—a world in which the music of the Beatles doesn...

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Content Shifter: The Seven Best Streaming Series of 2019 (So Far)

Content Shifter: The Seven Best Streaming Series of 2019 (So Far)

Jul 02, 2019 10:15  |  Bill Frost

Surprise: 2019 is halfway over. Another six months of your life have slipped by, and you were doing … what? Spending time with loved ones? Participating in humanitarian efforts? Pursuing higher educat...

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Home Video Review: Netflix's 'Rolling Thunder Revue' Tells the Story of an Amazing Chapter in Bob Dylan's Musical Career

Home Video Review: Netflix's 'Rolling Thunder Revue' Tells the Story of an Amazing Chapter in Bob Dylan's Musical Career

Jul 01, 2019 11:15  |  Bob Grimm

Bob Dylan peaked, in my opinion, during that strange time in the mid-1970s when he hit the road with a traveling circus of his music/poetry friends, covered his face with white makeup and delivered so...

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No Playing Around: ‘'Toy Story 4' Is a Worthy, Fun Addition to the Beloved Pixar Franchise

No Playing Around: ‘'Toy Story 4' Is a Worthy, Fun Addition to the Beloved Pixar Franchise

Jun 27, 2019 09:30  |  Bob Grimm

Toy Story 3 seemed like a definitive end to the story of Woody (the voice of Tom Hanks), Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) and company. That movie was, in a word, perfect in the way it tied up the story of An...

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Home Video Review: Other Than Giving Mickey Rourke a Job, Horror Anthology 'Nightmare Cinema' Accomplishes Nothing

Home Video Review: Other Than Giving Mickey Rourke a Job, Horror Anthology 'Nightmare Cinema' Accomplishes Nothing

Jun 26, 2019 11:30  |  Bob Grimm

I’m a big fan of anthology horror movies and TV shows. Creepshow stands as one of my all-time-favorite horror movies, so when I see another anthology horror film getting good buzz, I get excited.

Word ha...

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