REVIEW: GET OUT (2017) by Ashley Davis

Anticipation:   3/5    I haven’t seen any trailers for GET OUT. The most I’ve seen is an image of one of the characters crying in a close-up. Everyone is buzzing about it, and I honestly haven’t heard a bad thing. I want to see what the hype is all about. Plus, I’m a huge fan…

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REVIEW: FIST FIGHT by Ashley Davis

Anticipation:  2/5   I feel more compelled to see FIST FIGHT because it’s a movie about teachers rather than because I have a genuine interest in the movie itself. I’m always curious to see how comedies portray the profession versus the dramas and biopics. The trailer did look rather humorous, if a bit dumb, so I’m interested…

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REVIEW: A Monster Calls (2016) by Ashley Davis

Anticipation:   5/5    When I first saw the trailer for A Monster Calls, I thought, “Oh, look, it’s a Groot who can talk.” That thought quickly faded and I was immersed in the visuals, music, and narrative. I’ve been anticipating this one ever since I saw that trailer, and every time since. I know…

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REVIEW: The Edge of Seventeen (2016) by Ashley Davis

Anticipation:   3/5   Twitter’s algorithm really wanted me to be aware of this movie. Every eighth tweet in my feed was the same ad for it, the one comparing it to the greatest teen comedies of the last three decades. And since I liked their selection of comparison films, I was compelled to see this…

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REVIEW: The Accountant (2016) by Ashley Davis

Anticipation:    3/5    I saw The Accountant more because of a snafu rather than outright desire to see. The original plan was to see Keeping Up with the Joneses, but the theater’s download was corrupted. It’s Ben Affleck doing what he’s great at. Couldn’t be too bad, right? Final Verdict:   4.5/5   Based on…

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Film Grains: Masterminds (2016) by Ashley Davis

Anticipation:   5/5  Masterminds has some of my favorite comedians from SNL: Kristin Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Jason Sudeikis. The trailer looked really funny. It didn’t look too smart by any means, but I enjoy other work from these people, so surely this could be a winner too. Right? Final Verdict:   1/5…

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Film Grains: The Running Man (1987) by Ashley Davis

Anticipation:   3/5   The Running Man is a film I’m familiar with in name only. I’ve missed many seminal sci-fi classics over the years, so I was slightly intrigued because The Running Man is one of them and it stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, who had become a household name at that point. I was also compelled…

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