Movie Reviews

A-Ron’s New Movie Reviews: Stargirl

Grace VanderWaal, winner of Season 11 of “America’s Got Talent”, has already released two albums and has become a musical phenomenon. Now she tries her hand in acting as the title character, in her first leading actress performance, in the Disney+ original film “Stargirl”. Director of the extraordinary “Fast Color”, Julia Hart takes a indie approach to a coming of …

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A-Ron’s New Movie Reviews: Bloodshot

The first big screen adaptation of the Valiant comics was made on a relatively small $45 million budget, which isn’t even enough to pay for the catering on any “Fast and Furious” films. Given the films rather small budget, the film itself and especially the visual effects are truly impressive. The film is at it’s best, within the first hour …

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A-Ron’s New Movie Reviews: Spenser Confidential

Director Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg collaborate for the fifth time in their first Netflix movie “Spenser Confidential”. Peter Berg’s film is a guilty pleasure update of the belligerent private investigator seen in the 80s tv series “Spenser For Hire”. None of their projects have felt as cheap (doesn’t feel like a Peter Berg film), energetic, violent (in a action …

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A-Ron’s New Movie Reviews: The Way Back

“The Way Back” proves that Affleck the actor gives one of the finest performances of his career. The strength of Affleck’s work is uncanny as he is the reason to see the movie and this is the reminder of how great an actor he is. It looks like it may be based on a true story, but in fact it …

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A-Ron’s New Movie Reviews: Onward

Disney and their animation department Pixar is one studio you can always count on to be on top of their game. “Onward” is more of a step backward for the house of mouse. It’s a major disappointment and would have been more fitting to release it on their streaming service Disney+ or straight to dvd. “Onward” is essentially a mystical …

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A-Ron’s New Movie Reviews: The Invisible Man (2020)

“The Invisible Man” is at it’s best when it’s turning the wrench on a very old formula. While this classic story has been done multiple times, writer and director Leigh Whannell presents a contemporary adaption and a reboot, that’s very different from all iterations of the iconic character. He blends cliched horror movie tropes, suspense, new ideas and a new …

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A-Ron’s New Film Reviews: The Photograph

“The Photograph” is an intelligent and mature love story, with one of the most magnetic and lovely on-screen couples. LaKeith Stanfield is a revelation and Issa Rae is stunningly beautiful as she radiates the screen in every scene. Both stars have pure chemistry that absolutely ignites the screen. Powered by a soundtrack of classic R&B hits and a soothing jazz …

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A-Ron’s New Movie Reviews: Sonic The Hedgehog

The beloved 90’s Sega Genisis video game “Sonic The Hedgehog” gets the big screen treatment from the producers of “The Fast & Furious” saga. Led by fantastic voice work for Sonic by Ben Schwartz and leading the cast is James Marsden and a back to comedic form for Jim Carrey. Fans of the video game franchise will be satisfied with …

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A-Ron’s New Movie Reviews: Last Christmas

“Last Christmas”, based on the 1984 Wham! song of the same name, is a sweeter than a sugar cookie romance. It is like that great gift from under the tree. It’s adorable, funny, light-hearted and more than pleasantly surprising. I absolutely adored every minute of it. Written by actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson, with an effortlessly charming, adorably camera-friendly Emilia …

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