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Vanellope von Schweetz (foreground center), voiced by Sarah Silverman, poses for s selfie with Disney princesses in Ralph Breaks the Internet.

REVIEW: ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ takes viewers on a cyber ride full of joy, laughter — and Disney princesses

Alex Novak December 1, 2018

“Ralph Breaks the Internet” is an entertaining, animated thrill ride that remains action-packed and delivers a heartfelt message that will resonate with moviegoers of any age.Arriving around Thanksgiving...

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REVIEW: ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald’ rekindles a sense of wonder, even with a complicated plot

Alex Novak November 25, 2018

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is a spellbinding installment of the Harry Potter franchise. It is captivating despite the whole not being greater than the sum of the parts.Each scene...

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REVIEW: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ captures Freddie Mercury’s bold character, but held back by hard-to-follow plot

Alex Novak November 7, 2018

“Bohemian Rhapsody” is a fearless and forceful depiction of one of the greatest singers and bands in music history, but it fails to captivate the audience consistently.A biopic chronicling the formation...

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REVIEW: ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ builds twisty plot that engages from start to finish

Alex Novak October 28, 2018

“Bad Times at the El Royale” packs in gripping, edge-of-your-seat intensity to deliver one of the best neo-noir thriller films of the year.The film, set in 1970, presents a unique, nonlinear story...

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REVIEW: Twenty One Pilots’ electrifies sellout crowd at Quicken Loans Arena

Alex Novak October 24, 2018

 Twenty One Pilots has embarked on its worldwide Bandito tour with as much energy and enthusiasm as ever, and the band brought its music to Cleveland on Tuesday night for a memorable performance.Darkness...

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REVIEW: ‘Venom’ fails to tell consistent, fulfilling story

Alex Novak October 13, 2018

“Venom” falls short of its strong hype and loses grasp of a poorly written story early, causing it to easily slip into a unorganized and, at times, pointless film.Problems in the movie arise often...

REVIEW: ‘The Predator’ strings together a disappointing story

Alex Novak September 19, 2018

“The Predator” is yet another poor entry in what has become a continually unsatisfying franchise because it fails to build mystery and suspenseful action. The film creates a storyline full of thin...

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REVIEW: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ doesn’t quite capture the magic of its predecessors

Alex Novak May 25, 2018

The always energized "Star Wars" franchise is back with its attempt at a summer blockbuster with the next entry to its new anthology series.“Solo: A Star Wars Story” is likely to captivate audiences...

Infinity War

REVIEW: Marvel’s epic ‘Infinity War’ doesn’t disappoint

Cameron Hoover April 28, 2018

“Avengers: Infinity War” is an epic achievement for film and comic book fans alike, even if the clustering of writers, actors and directors can’t quite achieve a coherent flow to the plot.“Avengers:...

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REVIEW: ‘Rampage’ packs in action but leaves little with plot

Alex Novak April 14, 2018

Spring is upon us, and the first action movie of the warmer months is Dwayne Johnson’s latest leading film "Rampage."Along with starring roles by Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and even appearances...

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Cardi B’s ‘Invasion of Privacy’ is an explosive ballad of love, success

Alex Novak April 11, 2018

Cardi B is arguably one of the hottest new acts in the rap and game. She has come a long way since releasing her debut single “Bodak Yellow.”Now the young music sensation is bringing fans her highly-anticipated...

Ready Player One

REVIEW: ‘Ready Player One’ masterfully brings out the teenager in all of us

Alex Novak April 1, 2018

The magic of going to the movies can undoubtedly be one of the best experiences a person can ever have during their life. Nothing quite matches the feeling of being exhilarated by a memorable film.“Ready...

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