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A-Ron’s New Movie Reviews: “Fatman” (2020)

Normally around every December we get some new rendition of a Christmas movie, whether it’s a romantic comedy, a drama with a dysfunctional family, an action movie or a whole hearted suitable for all ages tale to be added to our rotated holiday movie marathon. Or we might be offered a new take on the legend of the big man …

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A-Ron’s New Movie Reviews: “Soul” (2020)

Premiering on Disney+ Christmas Day. Pixar’s 23rd film, “Soul” marks a return to the studio’s signature emotional and inventive outings. Featuring the voice work of Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey, “Soul” is an important mark for the animation studio. It’s the first film with a Black lead character and Academy Award winner Pete Docter directs this heavily packed existential exploration …

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A-Ron’s New Movie Reviews: “Uncle Frank” (2020)

Premiering exclusively on Amazon Prime, “Uncle Frank” is the new drama written and directed by Alan Ball (the Academy Award winning screenwriter of “American Beauty”). Paul Bettany puts in an Oscar worthy nominated and career best performance as the title character. Bettany is Frank who has been estranged from his family because he’s reluctant to come out to them as …

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A-Ron’s New Movie Reviews: “Zappa” (2020)

Actor Alex Winter of “Bill & Ted” fame, directs his second documentary feature film of 2020 with “Zappa”. The film about the oddball musician Frank Zappa is well…an odd and occasionally jarring documentary, but it really can’t be anything but those things, especially once you meet the man himself. “Zappa” is the ideal documentary for any fan of the rock …

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A-Ron’s New Movie Reviews: “Happiest Season” (2020)

“Happiest Season” is the newest addition to the Christmas holiday comedies, coming from actress turned writer and director Clea DuVall. Originally set to get a theatrical release through Sony’s TriStar Pictures but because of the pandemic, it’s now premiering on Hulu. “Happiest Season”, has everything you’d expect and is predictable as they come; but the main difference here is that …

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A-Ron’s New Movie Reviews: “Hillbilly Elegy” (2020)

Ron Howard is back and has joined an elite group of Hollywood filmmakers to become a part of the Netflix family with his new film “Hillbilly Elegy”. Based on J.D. Vance’s best-selling memoir of the same name from 2016, Ron Howard’s film feels right at home on the streaming platform. In his 51 year career as a filmmaker, Ron Howard …

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A-Ron’s New Movie Reviews: “The Broken Hearts Gallery” (2020)

Executive producer Selena Gomez and first time writer/director Natalie Krinsky deliver a throwback to the romantic comedies of the 1980’s. Krinsky travels down a well-worn romantic comedy path, but still retains a freshness to her film including her witty dialogue and unique plot, that asks the question…What if you saved a souvenir from every relationship you’ve ever been in? Geraldine …

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A-Ron’s New Movie Reviews: “The New Mutants” (2020)

After it’s three year delay, Marvel’s “The New Mutants” has finally arrived. Those going in expecting a complete disaster such as the Josh Trank “Fantastic Four” fiasco, thankfully won’t get that but what they are getting isn’t great either. So don’t get too excited. With a more seasoned filmmaker on hand and a better thought out script, it might’ve led …

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A-Ron’s New Movie Reviews: “The Life Ahead” (2020)

Sophia Loren, the legendary Italian actress who once defined international glamour in Hollywood returns to the silver screen in her first movie in a decade. “The Life Ahead” co-written and directed by Loren’s younger of her two sons Edoardo Ponti, is premiering exclusively on Netflix. Loren’s comeback performance is no doubt worthy of award attention at the Oscars and while …

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A-Ron’s New Movies Presents: “Pieces Of A Woman” (2020)

I was given the privilege by the American Film Institute, Netflix and The Hawaii Film Critics Society to be one of the first to see “Pieces Of A Woman”. The new Netflix original film from executive producer Martin Scorsese and Hungarian filmmaker Kornél Mundruczó, in his first English language film that has already received best feature and best actress for …

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