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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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Barry’s Movie Review: Fences

Seeing your favorite movie stars grow up, become old and still remain at the top of their craft is a privilege. My Dad got to see Sean Connery, Jack Lemmon, Paul Newman, Robert Redford and James Garner age gracefully and deliver some of their best work in their golden years. Watching “Fences,” I had the realization that this was happening …

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G Money’s Movie Review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

No matter how you feel about Disney purchasing the Star Wars license, Disney is currently fulfilling every Star Wars fan’s dream. Every year for the foreseeable future Disney will be releasing a Star Wars movie, from the “episode” films to the stand alone stories, we will be immersed in a galaxy far, far away. 2016 marks a historical moment in …

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Barry’s Movie Review: Trolls

The plot of the “Trolls” movie is a blend of puns and old hat storytelling, with a rotten message at its center. In a land where giant, revolting creatures named Bergens lurk nearby, there’s a tree full of small, adorable trolls. Whereas the Bergens are glum and hungry, the trolls are constantly singing, happy and full of inner sparkle. With …

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G Money’s Movie Review: Hacksaw Ridge

Every passing year the memories of the men who fought and died for the freedoms we so often take for granted slowly disappear in our rear view. I grew up in a home where history was front and center. Their was a reverence for those that made the ultimate sacrifice in wartime. Too often we forget that the men of …

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G Money’s Movie Review: Moana

Disney, as of late, has had quite a bit on their plate. Their handling of both the Marvel and Star Wars movie franchises would be enough for multiple studios to deal with. This does come at a cost of other Disney franchises, namely the Disney princess movies. The last traditional hand drawn Disney princess film from 2009, “The Princess and …

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