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G Money’s Movie Review: John Wick: Chapter 2

In the fall of 2014, Keanu Reeves starred in an action film and played a character that would further define his acting career. “John Wick” was and still is a unique and utterly entertaining action extravaganza that built an underworld of hitmen that was enthralling and mesmerizing to watch. The character of John Wick is ranked right alongside Neo and …

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Barry’s Movie Review: Fifty Shades Darker

Where to begin? Following the sordid events of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” Anastasia Steele (played by Dakota Johnson) is now single and working at a Seattle publishing house. Her ex, the self-proclaimed “sadist” Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) is still at large, sending her unwanted bouquets and expressing his interest. Rather than move to another city, change her name and file …

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Barry’s Movie Review: Split

The introductory scenes of “Split,” the latest creeper feature from M. Night Shyamalan, are straight out of a nightmare. Imagine you, your best friend and the weird girl (played by Anya Taylor-Joy) from your class have been abducted in broad daylight. You’re being kept prisoner for reasons that aren’t initially made clear and your captor, Kevin (played by a game …

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Barry’s Movie Review: 20th Century Women

In Mike Mills’ comedy “20th Century Women,” Lucas Jade Zumann stars as Jamie, the son of an empowered, free spirited single woman (played by Annette Bening). Jamie and his mother live in a house with a few other misfits, some of whom are young women who act as his surrogate sisters. They create a unique family dynamic, though Jamie struggles …

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G Money’s Movie Review: Patriots Day

The Boston Marathon bombing back in 2013 was yet another terror event in the U.S. that attempted to pull its people apart, but only pulled them closer together as a city and as American citizens proudly proclaiming, “Boston Strong”. Almost four years later, director Peter Berg is telling the story of the brave men and women of Boston and their …

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Barry’s Movie Review: A Monster Calls

J.A. Bayona’s “A Monster Calls” is based on a YA Novel and depicts a young boy’s relationship with a massive, lumbering monster. Yet, the movie doesn’t play like it sounds and surpasses expectations on multiple levels. Although the novel is familiar to young adults, the story is awfully tough, even wrenching at times and may be too much for young …

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G Money’s Movie Review: Hidden Figures

The space race of the 1960’s defined a generation and leading America to be the first to put a man on the moon is one of John F. Kennedy’s crowning achievements as President. We know the men who risked their lives in service of our country to reach the moon and “touch the face of God”: John Glenn, Alan Shepard, …

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G Money’s Movie Review: Assassin’s Creed

The success of the video game market with the public has spurned Hollywood to capitalize on that success and bring those stories to the big screen. “The Wizard” starring Fred Savage is the earliest video game movie I can recall that revolved around Fred Savage’s character getting his emotionally distressed, but gifted gamer brother to a Super Mario Bros. tournament. …

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G Money’s Movie Review: Allied

World War II has always been an era full of stories of amazing heroism, battlefield derring do, and even romance. “Allied”, the latest from director Robert Zemeckis, is attempting a classic WWII romance in modern day in the vain of Casablanca. Can Zemeckis make audiences swoon with nostalgia as he directs Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard as agents destined for …

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Barry’s Movie Review: La La Land

Once upon a time, filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola made a musical. Coppola, who became famous worldwide for making “The Godfather” and “Apocalypse Now,” wrote, directed and financed “One From the Heart,” a lavish musical intended as an ode to classical Hollywood musicals. It had a slight story, splashy musical numbers and dazzling sets. The movie was a gigantic flop that …

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