Molly’s Game (2017)

AARON SORKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  China/USA, 2017.  STX Entertainment, Huayi Brothers Pictures, The Mark Gordon Company, Pascal Pictures, Entertainment One.  Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin, based on the book by Molly Bloom.  Cinematography by Charlotte Bruus Christensen.  Produced by Mark Gordon, Matt Jackson, Amy Pascal.  Music by Daniel Pemberton.  Production Design by David Wasco.  Costume Design by Susan Lyall.  Film Editing by Alan Baumgarten, Elliot Graham, Josh … More Molly’s Game (2017)

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Get Over It

BBB (out of 5) Musical numbers are the best thing about this witty little teenage romance. Ben Foster is a high-schooler who has just been dumped by his longtime girlfriend and, in his misery, avoids Kirsten Dunst and her obvious attraction to him…oh that I were in high school again. Martin Short gives a funny performance as the … More Get Over It

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Jason X

0 (out of 5) Why shouldn’t we send a popular franchise into outer space? After all, look what it did for James Bond. In this embarrassing addition to the endless Friday The 13th films, Jason Voorhees is still alive after having been murdered about a million times, is frozen in a cryogenic chamber (along with … More Jason X

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Harriet The Spy

B.5 (out of 5) Dreadful adaptation of one of the greatest children’s novels of all time. Louise Fitzhugh’s book was originally published in 1964 and here has been awkwardly adapted to the modern age where certain things really don’t fit (like Harriet having socialite parents and a live-in nanny). The charming tone of her curiosity … More Harriet The Spy

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The Mighty

BBB.5 (out of 5) Touching, heartfelt drama based on the novel Freak The Mighty by Rodman Philbrick, about an overgrown, delayed pre-teen named Max (Elden Henson) suffering under the weight of his adolescent angst. His life changes when he meets the brilliant and quirky Kevin (Kieran Culkin), a boy of the same age who suffers from Morkio syndrome … More The Mighty

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