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Ryan Grow

Freelance Writer for SD Entertainer Magazine

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My name is Ryan Grow. I am 28 years old and have recently graduated from Grossmont College with an Associate’s Degree in Cross-Media Journalism and eager to start my career. I have taken a few media communications and just completed my role as Deputy Editor of Grossmont College’s newspaper, The Summit. Movies, television and reviewing them are my passions and my dream is write for Entertainment Weekly, but baby step and for right now I am a freelance writer.

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07/02/2019
Movie Review: Annabelle Comes Home

Annabelle Comes Home is a Goosebumps story within The Conjuring Universe that will make you want to sleep with the lights on. Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, paranormal investigators Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga) lock the possessed doll in the artifacts room in their house.

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02/11/2019
Movie Review: What Men Want

Passed up for a well-deserved promotion, sports agent Ali Davis (Taraji P. Henson) wonders what else she needs to do to succeed in a man's world. Hoping to find answers from a psychic, Ali drinks a weird concoction that suddenly allows her to hear what men are thinking. Taraji P.

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01/25/2019
Movie Review: Second Act | SD Entertainer Magazine

Jennifer Lopez is as charming as ever in her new comedy Second Act, now playing in theaters. Value Shop assistant manager Maya Vargas (Jennifer Lopez) wants only one thing for her 43rd birthday - a promotion. While her résumé may not scream upper management, her track record certainly does.

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01/30/2019
Netflix's You Is As Insane As It Is Entertaining | SD Entertainer Magazine

The thing that one needs to know about You is that it's divisive, and that is by design. The show is about a clever bookstore manager who uses his Internet skills to make the woman of his dreams fall in love with him, but something dangerous seems could be brewing as his obsession grows.

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02/09/2019
Gina Rodriguez Brings The Sizzle in Miss Bala | SD Entertainer Magazine

Based on the Mexican thriller of the same name, Miss Bala tells the story of Gloria (Gina Rodriguez) as she discovers a power she never knew she had when she is drawn into a dangerous world of cross-border crime. Surviving will require all of her cunning, inventiveness, and strength.

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07/18/2019
Netflix Review: Mr. Iglesias

Comic Gabriel " Fluffy" Iglesias brings Netflix a new multi-camera sitcom that is delightful and might fill the void left by One Day at a Time. In Mr. Iglesias, Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias is Gabriel "Gabe" Iglesias, a fun history teacher at Woodrow Wilson High School, whose specialty is bringing history to life for the misfit students other teachers have given up on.

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07/15/2019
Jessica Jones Final Season Review

Netflix may have canceled Jessica Jones before it even started streaming its third season, but the show goes out with a powerful punch. Jessica Jones takes one final stance in a powerful and interesting third season.

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01/21/2019
Movie Review: Glass

M. Night Shyamalan finally brings his superhero saga to an interesting conclusion with the ambitious Glass, now playing in theaters. Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds David Dunn (Bruce Wilis) pursuing Kevin Wendell Crumb's (James McAvoy) superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Elijah Price (Samuel L.

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06/28/2019
Movie Review: Child's Play

Chucky has made his big return to the big screen in a surprisingly fun and interesting way with the help of the legendary Mark Hamill. After moving to a new city, young Andy Barclay (Gabriel Bateman) receives a special present from his mother (Aubrey Plaza) - a seemingly innocent Buddi doll that becomes his best friend.

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07/08/2019
Stranger Things Season 3 Review

There are lots of reasons to get excited about this third installment, mainly with the season 2 finale revealing that the Mind Flyer is still around and ready to wreak havoc. As the show continues to grow, so does its young cast.

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04/19/2019
Little Is An Enjoyable New Comedy

Little puts a hilarious new spin on an age-swapping comedy with a believable message of staying true to yourself when getting older. Jordan (Regina Hall) is a take-no-prisoners tech mogul who torments her long-suffering assistant, April (Issa Rae), and the rest of her employees on a daily basis.

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06/03/2019
Octavia Spencer Delivers A Killer Performance in Ma

Spencer's performance is enough though to keep the whole film from sinking. Finally in a well-deserved leading role - opposed from being part of the supporting cast - she lets loose, committing fully to Ma's crazy energy without losing the more vulnerable emotions that Ma eventually reveals.

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06/24/2019
Toy Story 4 Takes Audiences On An Emotional Journey

Woody and Buzz are back in a brand new adventure that will have you laughing and crying all over again. Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) and the rest of the gang embark on a road trip with Bonnie and a new toy named Forky (Tony Hale).

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01/02/2019
Movie Review: Mary Poppins Returns | SD Entertainer Magazine

Everyone's favorite, magical nanny makes a triumphant return to cinemas in Mary Poppins Returns and is still practically perfect in every way. Now an adult with three children, bank teller Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw) learns that his house will be repossessed in five days unless he can pay back a loan.

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03/09/2019
Greta Is An 'Edge Of Your Seat' Thriller

Greta is a rare psycho stalker flick that will keep you on the edge of your seat till the very end. A sweet, naïve young woman trying to make it on her own in New York City, Frances (Chloë Grace Moretz) doesn't think twice about returning the handbag she finds on the subway to its rightful owner.

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04/09/2019
Shazam Gives Much Needed Humor To The DCEU

Shazam is different than any DC movie that has been released in years, with a humorous origin story, giving the film a much lighter tone than other DC films. It has its dark and dramatic moments, but it's perfectly balanced with its more humorous side.

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04/06/2019
Tim Burton's Dumbo Is High Flying Fun

Tim Burton can now add Dumbo to his long list of amazing characters and his re-telling of the animated classic is a bundle of cuteness. Struggling circus owner Max Medici (Danny Devito) enlists a former star (Colin Farrell) and his two children to care for Dumbo, a baby elephant born with oversized ears.

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05/14/2019
Movie Review: The Hustle

Rebel Wilson and Anne Hathaway hit their marks in their new comedy The Hustle, now playing in theaters. Anne Hathaway clearly seems to be enjoying herself as a master honey-trap manipulator who struts her unfriendly stuff, and she is very good at it.

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12/27/2018
Bumblebee Review

Travis Knight takes over the Transformers franchise and travels back to the beginning in Bumblebee, now playing in theaters. On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee seeks refuge in a junkyard in a small California beach town.

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03/25/2019
Jordan Peele Returns With Another Terrifying Tale

Jordan Peele's latest horror masterpiece turns the "fun" of a funhouse mirror on us. Us is an insane and enjoyable horror movie. It has some laughs to balance out the scary parts. This film once again proves that Jordan Peele has a serious knack for this genre.

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08/12/2019
Movie Review: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a surprisingly smart film about the stories we tell ourselves and why they scare and fascinate us. The shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large in the small town of Mill Valley for generations.

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08/07/2019
Movie Review: Hobbs & Shaw

Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham finally get their much-awaited spin-off in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, now playing in theaters. Ever since hulking lawman Hobbs (Johnson), a loyal agent of America's Diplomatic Security Service, and lawless outcast Shaw (Statham), a former British military elite operative, first faced off in 2015's Furious 7, the duo have swapped smack talk and body blows as they've tried to take each other down.

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03/19/2019
Five Feet Apart Is The First Tearjerker Of 2019

Haley Lu Richardson and Cole Sprouse deliver powerful performances in Five Feet Apart, now playing in theaters. Seventeen-year-old Stella (Haley Lu Richardson) spends most of her time in the hospital as a cystic fibrosis patient.

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04/22/2019
The Curse of La Llorona Brings The Folklore To Life

The Curse of La Llorona brings to the life the Mexican folklore of The Weeping Woman to life in a fun and terrifying way and is the latest in the Conjuring movie universe. In 1970s Los Angeles, the legendary ghost La Llorona is stalking the night - and the children.

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04/21/2019
Hellboy May Not Be Great, But Is Still Enjoyable

As it turns out, the new Hellboy is a complete waste of time as in actually a decent film. Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy (David Harbour), caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge.

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05/22/2019
Netflix Review: Lucifer Season 4

He has risen! Season 4 of Lucifer has finally dropped on Netflix, and the series hasn't lost any momentum in its move to the streaming giant. In fact, the move has made the show better. Fans of the show were probably thinking that the move to Netflix would lead to major changes for the former FOX series led by Tom Ellis.

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04/02/2019
WonderCon 2019 Brings Excitement to Anaheim

WonderCon 2019 has come and gone, but that doesn't mean we are done raving about what went down this weekend. I had the pleasure of attending this year for the first time ever and here are some of the best panels from this year's convention.

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05/25/2019
Zac Efron Delivers His Best and Most Sinister Performances Yet

Zac Efron delivers one of his most eerie performance yet as Ted Bundy in a drama that showcases why this serial killer still haunts us today. A chronicle of the crimes of Ted Bundy (Zac Efron), from the perspective of his longtime girlfriend (Lily Collins), who refused to believe the truth about him for years.

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05/29/2019
Superhero Horror Becomes Reality in Brightburn

What if the Man of Steel didn't become the hero he is, but instead became some dark and sinister? With Brightburn, the visionary filmmaker of Guardians of the Galaxy and Slither presents a startling, subversive take on a radical new genre: superhero horror.

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07/26/2019
Movie Review: The Lion King (2019)

Jon Favreau brings The Lion King to life and is just as magical and beautiful as the animated classic. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny on the plains of Africa. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival.

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02/19/2019
Movie Review: Isn't It Romantic

Isn't It Romantic is a fun and hilarious look inside a romantic comedy, poking fun at the genre's cliches while also embracing its message of love. Natalie (Rebel Wilson) is a New York architect who works hard to get noticed at her job but is more likely to deliver coffee and bagels than design the city's next skyscraper.

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07/24/2019
Comic-Con 2019 Recap

Well, another San Diego Comic-Con has come and gone but not without some purely amazing moments, and some sad goodbyes to three fan-favorite shows. Plus Marvel Studios' finally revealed their phase 4 slate. I was fortunate enough to experience some of these amazing moments (sadly didn't get to see the Marvel panel), so here is a break-down of Comic-Con 2019.

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02/25/2019
Movie Review: How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Dreamworks Animation brings its epic dragon-riding trilogy to an emotional close with How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, now playing in theaters. The animated film is an emotional rollercoaster that stays true to its core principles and delivers a powerful ending that wraps up the story in a very satisfying way.

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12/29/2018
Movie Review: Aquaman

Just like Wonder Woman , Aquaman is a step in the right direction for the Justice League/DC Extended Universe and is now playing in theaters. Once home to the most advanced civilization on Earth, the city of Atlantis is now an underwater kingdom ruled by the power-hungry King Orm (Patrick Wilson).

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10/31/2018
Katie Holmes to Star in the sequel to 2016's The Boy

Katie Holmes has just signed on to star in STX Entertainment and Lakeshore Entertainment's , a follow-up to 2016's hit film. The sequel to , which starred The Walking Dead 's Lauren Cohan as an American nanny who is hired to care for a strange charge: a life-sized doll that is treated as an actual child, grossed about $68 million globally, will have Holmes play a new character named Liza.

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11/02/2018
Marvel's Daredevil Season 3 Review | SD Entertainer Magazine

Season 3 of Marvel's has finally hit Netflix and Matt Murdock seems a bit tired but ready for a fight. Season 3 is a return to basics which hopefully will put Netflix's MCU back on track. Netflix's Marvel Universe has been a hit-or-miss since the beginning.

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11/03/2018
'Pirates' franchise could be getting reboot from Deadpool writers | SD Entertainer Magazine

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl released in theaters almost 15 years ago and has since launched a huge film franchise based on the popular Disneyland ride. Five films later, the franchise is now the 12th highest grossing film saga of all time, and after last year's release of Dead Men Tell No Tales , a sixth film seemed ever more likely.

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11/08/2018
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Review | SD Entertainer Magazine

Disney has created another visually stunning movie with The Nutcracker and the Four Realms , based on Tchaikovsky's ballet, with a twist that strips down and reshapes the original story to fit the format of the Disney princess narrative. Clara (Mackenzie Foy) needs a magical, one-of-a-kind key to unlock a box that contains a priceless gift.

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12/14/2018
The Holiday Calendar Is Netflix's Next Holiday Hit | SD Entertainer Magazine

Its that time of the year again, and Netflix once again offers a fun, yet predictable, and enjoyable original holiday film with The Holiday Calendar . The Holiday Calendar follows struggling but talented photographer Abby (Kat Graham, The Vampire Diaries ) who inherits an antique holiday advent calendar from her grandfather )Ron Cephas Jones, , the contents of which seem to predict the future.

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10/05/2018
Season 2 is The Comeback Marvel's Iron Fist Needed | SD Entertainer Magazine

Season 2 of Iron Fist has finally arrived on Netflix and they have redeemed themselves after a boring first season. Now that the new season is officially out, I can say that Iron Fist season 2 is so much better and actually watchable. There are some moments where it falls short, but it excels in more areas.

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09/17/2018
Movie Review: A Simple Favor

A Simple Favor, now playing in theaters, is a sexy, fun and exciting mystery thriller that will keep you guessing till the very end. The story centers around Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy vlogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily's (Blake Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town.

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11/30/2018
Fantastic Beast: The Crimes of Grindelwald Review

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter gets a bit larger and more fleshed out with Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald , now playing in theaters. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald's (Johnny Depp) plans of raising pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead.

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12/01/2018
Movie Review: Ralph Breaks The Internet | SD Entertainer Magazine

Ralph and his friends are back in the Walt Disney Animation Studios' highly anticipated sequel to 2012's Wreck-It Ralph with Ralph Breaks The Internet , now playing in theaters. Six years after the events in Wreck-It Ralph , the video game bad guy Ralph (John C.

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12/10/2018
New Godzilla: King of Monsters trailer brings more giant creature terror

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is getting closer and closer being released, and the incredible team behind the iconic giant lizard just got fans even more excited for his big return to the screen. A brand-new trailer for the sequel has just been released, and fans are going to be excited with what they see.

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12/04/2018
Watch Brie Larson get interstellar in the new Captain Marvel Trailer

Brie Larson is ready to soar high in the newest trailer for Captain Marvel. The brand trailer for the highly anticipated new film from Marvel Studios' debuted tonight during Monday Night Football on ESPN, introducing Larson's interstellar new hero Carol Danvers.

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10/29/2018
Lady Gaga Wanted For Live-Action Little Mermaid

Lady Gaga is rumored to be wanted by Disney to join their planned live-action Little Mermaid movie. The House of Mouse has had great success with the live-action remakes of their most popular animated films, with The Lion King, Aladdin and Mulan head to the screens in the next two years.

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10/18/2018
Aubrey Plaza to Star in Child's Play Remake

The upcoming reboot of the of the horror classic Child's Play is starting to come together as its three leads have just been cast. Aubrey Plaza, Brian Tyree Henry, and Gabriel Bateman will headline the film about a serial killer who traps his soul inside of a doll.

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10/20/2018
5 Reason You Should Be Watching Lucifer

He's the fallen angel, the Lord of Hell, the genuine Prince of Darkness, and soon he will be heading to Netflix to whip out more punishment and eluding dear old dad.

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10/23/2018
Lilo & Stitch Live-Action Movie In The Works At Disney

Lilo and Stitch are about to receive the live-action treatment. Disney is planning on bringing everyone's favorite surfing extraterrestrial genetic experiment to life with a live-action version.

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10/21/2018
'Happy Death Day' Sequel Gets Official Title

Happy Death Day was the surprise horror hit last year, and now Blumhouse and Universal Pictures are gearing up for another round. Jessica Rothe will reprise her role in the newly titled Happy Death Day 2U, which is scheduled for a Valentine' Day 2019 release.

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10/07/2018
First Captain Marvel Trailer Shows Brie Larson In Action

It's finally time to meet Carol Danvers. Captain Marvel debuted its first trailer finally showing Brie Larson as the newest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The character was first teased during the post-credits of Avengers: Infinity War when Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury paged her before he turned to dust.

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12/10/2018
Lucifer seasons 1-3 are coming soon to Netflix before the show's 4th season!

Fox canceled Lucifer earlier this year to the dismay of its passionate fan base, but Netflix came in and saved the show from TV purgatory, much to the delight of the series' devoted and vocal fans. Now, the streaming service is giving fans a chance to get caught up, or simply get reacquainted with the Devil himself ahead of the new season.

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12/07/2018
Avengers 4 trailer is here and its called: Endgame!

They said it was coming soon, we just didn't know when. Some probably thought it would never come at all. Now the Avengers 4 trailer has officially dropped, and it finally reveals the film's title. Drop everything and brace yourself... The new film will be Avengers: Endgame.

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12/12/2018
Netflix's The Princess Switch Review | SD Entertainer Magazine

The Princess Switch , the latest movie in Netflix's original holiday movie programming, is the kind of fun and cha rming Christmas movie that is sure to entertain viewers this holiday season. Stacy (Vanessa Hudgens), a type-a planner with a penchant for schedules, takes a spontaneous trip to the charming land of Belgravia at the encouragement of her sous chef and best friend, Kevin.

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09/05/2018
Emmy Rossum Is Saying Goodbye To Shameless

fans just got some pretty sad news. Emmy Rossum announced on Thursday that she will be leaving the show after the upcoming 9th season. Rossum, 31, played Fiona Gallagher, the scrappy Chicago native who tries to keep her family together despite her absentee father Frank's (William H. Macy) hijinks.

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08/14/2018
5 Reasons You Should Be Watching Timeless On NBC | SD Entertainer Magazine

Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, and Malcolm Barrett are all on board for one final chapter. Eric Kripke and Shawn Ryan, executive producers of the show, have assured fans "they can expect the Timeless they know and love. A focus on the unsung and underrepresented people of history, and most importantly, one final emotional story for the Time Team."

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08/05/2018
Disney's Christopher Robin Review

Disney's Christopher Robin , now playing in theaters, is the feel good film you didn't know you needed. It's a great film for kids, but even better for adults could use something a little calming.

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REVIEW: THE FIRST PURGE - Movie Reviews

Think of all the good the purge does. The fourth installment of The Purge franchise takes us back its origins in The First Purge, now playing in theaters.

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08/20/2018
Movie Review: Slender Man

The myth becomes real in the teen-centric horror movie that goes for mood over scares in Slender Man, now playing in theaters. Small-town best friends Hallie, Chloe, Wren and Katie go online to try and conjure up the Slender Man - a tall, thin, horrifying figure whose face has no discernible features.

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08/23/2018
Movie Review: Dog Days

A group of adorable canines provides an interesting look into the lives of a dozen or so humans in this heartwarming romantic comedy that has the spirit of a Gary Marshall holiday-themed romcom in Dog Days, now playing in theaters.

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07/28/2018
The Season 2 Trailer for The Gifted Prepares For War

We finally have our first look at seas 2 of The Gifted. Fox brought the TV series that is set within the X-Men universe, but without any real connection to the movies, to San Diego Comic-Con this year and we have the very first trailer for the show's upcoming second season.

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07/24/2018
Andrew Lincoln Confirms The Walking Dead Exit at Comic-Con

Andrew Lincoln, the man who has played lead character Rick Grimes since the pilot episode, officially confirmed his exit from The Walking Dead after the upcoming 9th season. Robert Kirkman, who created the comic book series and is an executive producer on the show, recently confirmed this new.

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07/28/2018
Supergirl Season 4 Trailer Arrives at San Diego Comic-Con

The third season of Supergirl ended with a huge twist and now we have our first looks at what's ahead in the upcoming fourth season. The CW released the trailer for the fourth season during Supergirl 's panel at San Diego Comic-Con.

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09/12/2018
Movie Review: Peppermint

Peppermint , now playing in theaters, marks Jennifer Garner's return to the action genre in an exciting and unforgettable movie that will leave viewers wanting more. Riley North (Jennifer Garner) awakens from a coma after surviving a brutal attack that killed her husband and daughter.

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MARVEL'S ANT-MAN AND THE WASP - Movie Reviews

Ant-Man and the Wasp, now playing in theaters, is a hilariously delightful return to the shrinking heroes, with a heartfelt story and sizeable action making it an exciting sequel.

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07/22/2018
Halloween Comic-Con Footage Delivers a Terrifying New Michael Myers

Comic-Con attendees were in for a terrifying treat on Friday, July 20th as fans got an extended look at Michael Myers killing anyone in his path. The footage takes place on Halloween night, obviously. We see kids out trick or treating with their voices echoing around the streets.

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07/27/2018
Venom Comic-Con Footage Is A Hit With Hardcore Fans

Venom debuted a bunch of new footage at San Diego Comic-Con last week and Movies on Trend was in attendance. Sony brought a couple of the Spider-Man projects they had in their belts to the convention this year, including the upcoming animated Spider-Man: Enter the Spider-Verse and the solo Venom movie.

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Best Cocktails San Diego Has To Offer

San Diego Cocktails San Diego is taking the world by storm with its craft cocktails, and not just your typical rum and cokes. Nowadays, a lot of places are mixing and crafting uniqued well-balanced drinks and we have found some of the coolest bars and restaurants with some stellar cocktails.

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Top 5 Cake Bakeries

San Diego Cakes You know how it is when that sweet tooth kicks in. Sometimes you just start craving something sweet, and you could care less how many calories you eat. When that craving kicks in and you need that sweet, delicious treat, check out these top bakeries that are perfect to curve such cravings.

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"King Arthur: Legend of the Sword" Review

"King Arthur: Legend of the Sword," starring Charlie Hunnam Guy Ritchie brings a new and fresh reimagining of a classic tale with King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, in theaters now. This film joins the director's impressive collection of films with Warner Bros.

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"Transformers: The Last Knight" Review

Transformers: The Last Knight The Transformers series has always been both good and bad, depending on how you view the last four films. The fifth installment in the franchise, now playing in theaters, raises the bar and makes it better than ever.

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Tuesday Night Comics

North Coast Rep Thursday Night Comics (page 1 of 2) North Coast Repertory Theater is proud to have back the local favorite variety show, Tuesday Night Comics on April 18th at 7:30pm.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review - Movie Reviews

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the middle chapter of the latest Star Wars trilogy, takes up back to a galaxy far, far away with a more expansive, high stakes adventure filled with plenty of fresh and classic elements.

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Happy Death Day Review - Movie Reviews

From Blumhouse Pictures and the minds behind the Paranormal Activity franchise, comes a new slasher movie with a Groundhog Day twist with Happy Death Day now playing in theaters.

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Finding Dory Review - Movie Reviews

Dory, Nemo, and the gang are back with new friends and a brand new adventure in the highly anticipated sequel, "Finding Dory"

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Mother! Film Review - Movie Reviews

Director Darren Aronofsky's new film starring Jennifer Lawrence will have you slipping down a rabbit hole of paranoia with Mother!.

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New Fifty Shades Freed trailer gives Ana quite the surprise

It's never easy to be married to a handsome billionaire with a particular set of skills in the bedroom, not to mention a crazy ex-boss and an architect making moves toward your man. But in this newly released trailer for Fifty Shades Freed, Dakota Johnson's Ana now faces another major curveball in her life.

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Fifty Shades Freed Review - Movie Reviews

Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan return one last time in the final chapter of the Fifty Shades series based off the popular book trilog by E.L. James, Fifty Shades Freed, now playing in theaters.

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Incarnate Review - Movie Reviews

Faith has failed us is the theme in the new horror film Incarnate, from the producers of The Purge and Insidious,

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Power Rangers Review - Movie Reviews

It's been nearly twenty years since we last saw the Power Rangers in theaters, but now the sci-fi series returns with Lionsgate's Power Rangers.

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Don't Breathe Review - Movie Reviews

Not every horror film that is set in a house needs a ghost to be scary which director Fede Alvarez proves very well with "Don't Breathe".

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Bad Moms Review - Movie Reviews

The latest big-screen evidence that women are hot (kind of), and not simply in a frat-boy way, is "Bad Moms".

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The Conjuring 2 Review - Movie Reviews

From the director of "Insidious" and "The Conjuring" comes the next chilling and spine-tingling chapter based off of the case files of Ed and Lorraine Warren, "The Conjuring 2".

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Review of "Despicable Me 3"

Despicable Me 3 After what feels like forever since we last saw Gru and company--although the Minions did get their own movie a couple of years ago--the gang is back in action with Despicable Me 3, now playing in theaters.

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Stephen King's "It" Movie Review

Stephen King's "It," Now in Theaters Pennywise the dancing clown makes a triumphant return; this time, his debut is on the big screen with Stephen King's It, now playing in theaters. Based off Stephen Kings's novel, this coming-of-age story follows a group of outcasts as they battle an ancient evil in their Maine hometown, first as kids and again as adults.

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Best Mouthwatering Pizza in San Diego

San Diego's Best Pizzerias 2017 While New York and Chicago childishly fight over who makes the best pizza, we over here in sunny San Diego enjoy some of the best cheese and crust creations in the country. And most likely will go to the beach after, just because we can.

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TRUTH OR DARE REVIEW - Movie Reviews

Everyone loves a good party game but in Blumhouses' new horror movie Truth or Dare, now playing in theaters, the game is taken way to far.

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Not Vodka Water Bottles

Since launching in 2016 with their goal to "inspire individuality, give generously and help hydrate humanity," Not Vodka Water Bottles has become the must-have item for those who do a lot of traveling or who just love having water with them wherever they go, like to the gym or the mall.

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Marvel's "Inhumans" Television Show Review

Marvel's Inhumans at ABC Inhumans is the latest addition to Marvel's ever-growing cinematic universe, and this new TV series lives up to Marvel standards. The show doesn't air until this fall on ABC, but fans can currently see the first chapter in the saga in IMAX theaters now.

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Review for the Recent "Wonder Woman" Film

"Wonder Woman" Starring Gal Gadot Finally, after what feels like forever since DC and Warner Bros have released a decent film, Wonder Woman brings DC back to where it was during the Dark Knight era.

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"13 Reasons Why" on Netflix Review

13 Reasons Why on Netflix Warning: The below review features dramatic spoilers from the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. Please continue at your own discretion. Since 13 Reasons Why made its Netflix debut on March 31st, the show has shocked audiences and sparked quite the online debate.

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"Wish Upon" Film Review

"Wish Upon" Movie In the horror genre films, more than likely you will see the same narrative over and over until the movie becomes so predictable you can figure out the ending before the movie even starts. Sometimes, you get that rare film that throws a curveball.

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"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" Movie Review

The Guardians of the Galaxy are back and the sequel is just as fun and adventurous as the first. This ragtag bunch of fighters are led by Peter Quill, played by the brilliant Chris Pratt, who is cheery as he is roguish who calls himself Star Lord.

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"The Fate of the Furious"

Fate of the Furious Just when you thought the Fast and Furious series couldn't get any better, it does. The series' spectacular 8th film, The Fate of the Furious is now playing in theaters. It's a heart-pounding car chase movie.

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"The Mummy" Movie Reboot Review

The Mummy 2017 Reboot I will admit, when I heard Universal was planning a reboot of The Mummy with Tom Cruise as the lead actor, I was less than thrilled. I'm a die hard fan of the original Mummy trilogy with Brendan Fraser, and Tom Cruise isn't my favorite actor.

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Allegro Classical Music and Arts Festival

Bring classy Bach with Allegro Classical Music and Arts Festival on April 23rd, 2017. This one-day only festival is the only festival in Southern California that is dedicated to the world of classical music and showcases the melodies of western and eastern classical music.

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"The Dark Tower" Film Review

Idris Elba in Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" Sony Pictures and director Nikolaj Arcel brings audiences the latest adaption of one of Stephen King's popular book series, The Dark Tower, now in theaters. I've never read any of the books that create The Dark Towerseries.

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ArcLight Cinemas Presents ArcLight On Tap

ArcLight Cinemas Summer is always the best time of year to to go to the movies bybringing the major blockbuster films to theaters and fun events. This year, ArcLight Cinemas introduced its ArcLight on Tap Summer Series. This exciting event began on June 24th and and ran until August 26th at the ArcLight Cinemas located in the Westfield UTC shopping mall.

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The Complete Guide To Oceanside, California

Beautiful Oceanside in North County Feel like taking a trip to Oceanside? There you'll find something for everyone, no matter what your tastes may be. With it's sandy beaches, amazing restaurants and unique museum, Oceanside has plenty to offer. Be sure to check out all of the interesting things this place has to offer.

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Guide: Top Golf Gifts of 2017

TGA Golf Clubs Golf has been a favored pastimes in San Diego for years. San Diego offers some of the best golf courses, pro-shops, and teams throughout the state. In order to play though, players must have the best golf products and accessories.

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Top 5 Honeymoon Locations

Hawaiian Islands It's hard narrowing down that perfect honeymoon spot with luxurious resorts, romantic islands, and beautiful cities spread out across the globe. We have chosen the top five honeymoon destinations to help get that inspirational mind going.

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Baywatch Reboot Movie Review

Baywatch 2017 Film Reboot Review Director Seth Gordon's reboot of the iconic 1990s television show Baywatch--now playing in theaters--fully embraces what was entertaining about the original show. Baywatch is a decent and entertaining movie to take viewers back to the beach with laugh-out-loud humor and tons of actions.

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"Girls Trip" Film Review

Girls Trip Film Following in the footsteps of films like Bridesmaids and Rough Night comes another raunchy comedy featuring a stellar cast of girls gone wild. Girls Trip is about four girls who reunite for a trip to New Orleans, where the party never stop and the laughs keep coming.

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"The Geeze & Me" in San Diego

The Geeze and Me Rag Lady Productions has announced the complete cast and creative team of the world premiere The Geeze & Me, which was developed from the book written by Hedges Capers and Nancy Locke Capers. Nancy Lock Capers is set to produce and direct the production.

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Top Travel Tips for Your Next Vacation

San Diego Travel Tips Traveling is filled with all sorts of choices, like where to go, how much to spend, and when to finalize travel plans. It's the littlest decisions that can make your trip easier and less stressful. We have created easy travel tips to make your next vacation much more relaxing.

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San Diego Bayside Summer Nights 2017

Bayside Summer Nights with the San Diego Symphony Photos by the San Diego Symphony (page 1 of 2) The San Diego Symphony announced their massive lineup of incredible artist for their 2017 Bayside Summer Nights, which will include the legendary Tony Bennett, Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr., acclaimed international artist Sergio Mendes, country singer Wynonna Judd, and Beninese Grammy Award winner Angélique Kidjo.

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"Margin of Error" with the Roustabouts Theatre Company

The Roustabouts Theatre Company, located in San Diego, will launch the world premiere of Margin of Error by Will Cooper. Rosina Reynolds will direct the production playing at the Lyceum Theatre near Horton Plaza from April 15th to May 7th, 2017.

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Emma Watson and Tom Hanks in "The Circle" Review

Emma Watson in "The Circle" In a world that is conflictingly concerned about personal privacy and connectivity, films and television series love to explore the tug-of-war game. With shows like Person of Interest and Mr. Robot that show the danger that technology can lead too, especially in the wrong hands.

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Adopting A Pet Has Its Perks

Adopt a Pet from a Shelter in San Diego Now that you have decided to adopt a pet, there is a lot to consider. Should you look at a breeder or at your local animal shelter? Breeders are great for a pet with good genes, but adopting one from a shelter can be more beneficial in the long run.

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Dog-Friendly Parks and Beaches

San Diego's Dog-Friendly Beaches Photos of Leila Baxter Photos by Christopher Baxter There are so many dog-friendly beaches along San Diego County's sunny coastline. There are about four fantastic off-leash dog beaches that you can choose from and they are quite nicely spaced apart.

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The Best Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants

Enjoy Some Delicious Vegan Cuisine in San Diego Pleasure should be at the heart of eating, and that goes for vegetarians too. It can be hard going to a restaurant and finding their menu has only a couple of bland and unappetizing vegan options; it would be better to just stay home and cook a vegan meal yourself.

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How To Quit Smoking

Quit Smoking Today It's a brand new year, and you're ready to quit smoking. That's awesome! While it's not going to be easy, making the commitment is half the battle. Even though there are many ways to quit smoking, not all of them are right for everyone.

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Season 4 "The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show" Review

Mr Peabody and Sherman Show When the Mr. Peabody and Sherman movie hit theaters in 2014, it looked like it was going to be a big hit for Dreamworks and I was really hoping that a sequel would happen.

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"Unforgettable" Katharine Heigl Movie Review

"Unforgettable" with Katherine Heigl Following in the footsteps of films like Fatal Attraction, Sleeping With The Enemy and Obsessed comes another fun, suspenseful thriller, Unforgettable, now playing in theaters. This film has a lot going for it, especially when it comes to its icy villain played by Katherine Heigl.

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Rancho Coastal Humane Society

Photo of Leila Baxter Photo by Jess Yacovelle (page 1 of 2) Looking for a great charity to get involved in? Check out the Rancho Coastal Humane Society. The Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS) is dedicated to rescuing and sheltering abandoned companion animals and encouraging adoptions into loving homes.

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06/06/2018
Shadowhunters Canceled After Three Seasons, Will End With Two-Hour Finale

Shadowhunters will be coming to an end at Freeform. The series based on the best-selling book series, The Mortal Instruments, has been canceled after three seasons. Shadowhunters will conclude in the spring with the second half of season three and will add a two-hour series finale.

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05/30/2018
ABC Cancels Roseanne Revival

Roseanne will not be going forward with a second season at ABC. The decision to pull the plug on the Roseanne revival comes just hours after star Roseanne Barr posted a racist tweet Tuesday morning attacking Valerie Jarrett, former senior advisor to President Obama.

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Rampage Review - Movie Reviews

Global icon Dwayne Johnson stars in the new monster-action movie Rampage, now playing in theaters and it is a work of genius.

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TOMB RAIDER REVIEW - Movie Reviews

Alicia Vikander brings a refreshing, new take on the pop culture icon that is Lara Croft in Tomb Raider, now playing in theaters.

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A WRINKLE IN TIME REVIEW - Movie Reviews

Ava DuVernay's live-action adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time, now playing in theaters, does a great job at keeping the childlike wonder of the beloved novel by Madeleine L'Engle.

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RED SPARROW REVIEW - Movie Reviews

Jennifer Lawrence shines her star power as a Russian spy driven by survival in a game of espionage in her new thrilling movie Red Sparrow, now playing in theaters.

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PACIFIC RIM UPRISING REVIEW - Movie Reviews

Sci-fi movies can at times lose their footing with a second film but Pacific Rim Uprising, now playing in theaters, is an enjoyable ride with giant robots and monsters

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THE STRANGERS: PREY AT NIGHT REVIEW - Movie Reviews

It's been nearly 10 years since The Strangers come onto the scene and sent chills down the bones of audiences, and now the trio of masked, motiveless killers are back in The Strangers: Prey at Night.

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06/22/2018
Timeless Has Been Cancelled By NBC (Again)

The clock has officially run out for Timeless: NBC has passed on a third season of the show, Entertainment Weekly first reported this. The cult-favorite-time-travel drama has been canceled after a long, and frustrating, discussion process in which NBC and Sony Pictures Television tried to compromise financially on renewing the show for weeks.

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06/07/2018
Netflix Renews 13 Reasons Why for season 3

13 Reasons Why will return for a third season, this time without Hannah Baker. The streaming service announced on Wednesday that series had been picked up for season 3. The 13 episode third season is set to premiere in 2019.

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OCEAN'S 8 REVIEW - Movie Reviews

Sandra Bullock headlines a heist caper that's clever enough to be sly and entertaining in Ocean's 8, now playing in theaters.

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A QUIET PLACE REVIEW - Movie Reviews

A Quiet Place, now playing in theaters, lives up to the challenge that most horror movies face: taking the audience on a compelling journey filled with suspense.

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DEADPOOL 2 REVIEW - Movie Reviews

Funnier, filthier and damn entertaining, Deadpool 2 - now playing in theaters - leaves no stone unconstructed: the naughty, foul-mouthed man-child of the X-Men universe manages to beat them at their own game.

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Boo! 2 A Madea Halloween Review - Movie Reviews

Tyler Perry and Madea return in the sequel to last year's Boo! A Madea Halloween and gives us an edgier fright-night comedy spin on slasher movies with Boo!2 A Madea Halloween, now playing in theaters.

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FINE Magazine Goes to Comic Con

2017 Comic Con San Diego Comic Con 2017 has come and gone, but that doesn't mean we're done talking about. Here are some of the best panels and cosplay moments from this year's Comic Con.

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Thor: Ragnarok Review - Movie Reviews

As with Marvel properties, third time's the charm. The God of Thunder is back and mightier than ever in Thor: Ragnarok, now playing in theaters.

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Marvel's "Iron Fist" Review

Marvel's Iron Fist While Marvel's Iron Fist premiered on Netflix in March, it's never too late to enjoy the bingeable series... though it can be quite slow at times.

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Marvel and Netflix's Avengers-Like Mash Up is a Match Made in Heaven

Marvel's "The Defenders" Review It's time to defend with Marvel and Netflix's new, Avengers-like series The Defenders, now streaming on Netflix. The Defenders brings the characters from Marvel and Netflix's previous shows as they come together to defeat the organization known as the Hand as they seek to destroy the city of New York.

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"Once Upon a Time's" Musical Episode Review

Once Upon a Time After six seasons, fans were finally given what they have been asking for: the Once Upon a Time musical episode event has finally aired on Sunday, May 7th. The fantasy aspect of the series helped make the musical plot much more believable than most shows who have attempted one.

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"Annabelle: Creation" Film Review

"Annabelle: Creation" Film Witness the next, horrifying chapter in the ever-expanding world of The Conjuring universe with Annabelle: Creation, now playing theaters. This new, terrifying tale goes like this: 12 years after the tragic death of their daughter, Samuel (Anthony LaPagila) and his wife Esther Mullins (Miranda Otto) open up their home to Sister Charlotte (Stephanie Sigman) and girls from an orphanage as they wait to be adopted.

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Review

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales I have a bold confession: Pirates of the Caribbean is one of the best current franchises, and the fifth installment-- Dead Men Tell No Tales-- continues to bring tons of action, humor, and swashbuckling fun to the screen... savvy?

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"Spider-Man: Homecoming" Film Review

Spiderman Homecoming After making his big screen debut in last year's Captain America: Civil War, Tom Holland makes his first solo outing as a webslinger in Spider-Man: Homecoming, now playing in theaters. The film marks Spider-Man's place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but does well to stand out on its own.

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09/25/2017
IT Movie: Chapter 2 Gets Release Date!

Stephen King's IT was the surprise hit of the summer and has become the highest grossing horror film of all time, Warner Bros. has finally given fans what they have been screaming for since the film was released. IT: Chapter 2 will be moving forward with a September 6, 2019 release date.

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