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A Kink Catastrophe: The Final 'Fifty Shades' Movie Is Here, and It's Just Terrible

A Kink Catastrophe: The Final 'Fifty Shades' Movie Is Here, and It's Just Terrible

Feb 15, 2018 10:30  |  Bob Grimm

I went to see Fifty Shades Freed —the third, supposedly final and treacherously terrible entry in the Fifty Shades franchise—on a Sunday morning, hoping to keep a low profile. I was the only single guy ...

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Home Video Review: Netflix's 'When We First Met' Isn't Original—but It Sure Is Enjoyable

Home Video Review: Netflix's 'When We First Met' Isn't Original—but It Sure Is Enjoyable

Feb 12, 2018 17:15  |  Bob Grimm

Netflix’s When We First Met doesn’t have an original bone in its body.

Wait … movies don’t have bones in them. They are made from celluloid. Actually, movies are mostly digital now, so they don’t even ha...

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Cool Premise, Terrible Execution: Helen Mirren Is Wasted in the Surprisingly Awful Ghost Film 'Winchester'

Cool Premise, Terrible Execution: Helen Mirren Is Wasted in the Surprisingly Awful Ghost Film 'Winchester'

Feb 08, 2018 10:30  |  Bob Grimm

Toward the end of Winchester —the new haunted house movie starring Helen Mirren and Jason Clarke—a character has a moment when she says the words, “I am not afraid,” repeatedly.

My sentiments exactly.

Mir...

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Home Video Review: Netflix's Surprise 'The Cloverfield Paradox' Isn't Really a Cloverfield Movie—and It Stinks

Home Video Review: Netflix's Surprise 'The Cloverfield Paradox' Isn't Really a Cloverfield Movie—and It Stinks

Feb 05, 2018 12:00  |  Bob Grimm

Originally planned for an April theatrical release, the third Cloverfield movie got a surprise release on Netflix immediately following the Super Bowl. While I’m a big fan of the first two installment...

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A Daunting Journey: Christian Bale Deserved an Oscar Nom for Dark Western 'Hostiles'

A Daunting Journey: Christian Bale Deserved an Oscar Nom for Dark Western 'Hostiles'

Feb 01, 2018 10:30  |  Bob Grimm

Director Scott Cooper’s Hostiles is an uncompromising, brutal Western. It makes Clint Eastwood’s classic, somber Unforgiven look like Mary Poppins .

Christian Bale turns in another spellbinding performance a...

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Content Shifter: Get a Heart-On With These Eight Romantic Comedies

Content Shifter: Get a Heart-On With These Eight Romantic Comedies

Jan 31, 2018 10:00  |  Bill Frost

Love is in the air—unless that’s something else slowly choking the life out of you.

February is the month of Valentine’s Day, so what else is there to recommend but romantic(ish) comedies? There aren’t...

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Home Video Review: The Short Life of the Writer of 'Animal House' and 'Caddyshack' Gets a Credible Netflix-Film Treatment

Home Video Review: The Short Life of the Writer of 'Animal House' and 'Caddyshack' Gets a Credible Netflix-Film Treatment

Jan 30, 2018 16:30  |  Bob Grimm

When Doug Kenney died in 1980, he took a legendary comedic pedigree with him. It’s safe to say there was nothing like Animal House and Caddyshack before or after their releases. Kenney, one of the foundin...

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The End of a Great Career? Daniel Day-Lewis Goes Out With Power in Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Phantom Thread'

The End of a Great Career? Daniel Day-Lewis Goes Out With Power in Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Phantom Thread'

Jan 25, 2018 10:30  |  Bob Grimm

The latest film from Paul Thomas Anderson finally did in actor Daniel Day-Lewis: He announced his retirement from acting before Phantom Thread made it to movie screens late last year—just in time for aw...

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