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Milk Money QuickViews


Melanie Griffith and Ed Harris star in this unusual romantic comedy.   When 3 young boys want to learn about women, they go to the one place no kid should ever go alone to: the city.   What they find there is a hooker who ends up falling in love with a boy’s father.   While it’s a sweet and romantic film, Milk Money only proves that there are better romantic films out there than this.   Office Rating: 1/10...

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Frozen II QuickViews


The animated smash that brought us songs like “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” and “Let It Go” is back.   In Frozen II, Anna (Kristen Bell), Elsa (Idina Menzel), Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and Olaf (Josh Gad) set off on an all-new adventure. When Elsa discovers a strange voice only she can hear, she strikes back with her powers forcing the entire nation of Arendelle to take cover. It is then that Elsa and her gang go off to discover the true origin of where her powers came from. &nb...

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Midway QuickViews


From Roland Emmerich, the director of Independence Day and White House Down comes a World War II film that has become the most expensively made independent movie ever (costing $100 million): Midway.   Also the name of a 1976 film starring Charlton Heston that was about the same thing, this version of Midway features an all-star cast including Dennis Quaid, Woody Harrelson, Patrick Wilson, Mandy Moore and Nick Jonas who play soldiers and housewives dealing with the aftermath of the bombing o...

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A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood QuickViews


The film that Pete Hammond of Deadline called “the movie we need right now” and also a great companion to Won’t You Be My Neighbor? has arrived: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.   Based on the article “Can You Say…Hero?” by Esquire and taking place in 1998, Lloyd Vogel (a fictional version of Tom Junod played by Matthew Rhys) is tasked with interviewing Fred Rogers (Tom Hanks) for a special issue on American Heroes. Trying to find dark secrets about Rogers, Vogel rediscovers...

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Dolemite Is My Name QuickViews


From the writers of Ed Wood, Man on the Moon and Big Eyes and the director of Hustle and Flow comes a movie you will definitely hear about during award season and a name you will never forget.   In Dolemite Is My Name, Rudy Ray Moore (Eddie Murphy) tries to find his niche in 1973. He finds it through stand-up comedy. When he sees the power of what movies can do after catching a screening of The Front Page, Moore decides to do the impossible: make a movie. Through tried and tribulation Moore...

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