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Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Ghostbusters: Afterlife is a love letter to the franchise

Director Jason Reitman breathes new life into an eighties franchise with Columbia Pictures, Ghostbusters: Afterlife. After being evicted from their home, Callie (Carrie Coon), a single mother, and her two children Phoebe (Mckenna Grace) and Trevor (Finn Wolfhard) are forced to move to a decayed farmhouse in Summerville, Oklahoma, left to them by the children’s late grandfather, Egon Spengler.

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King Richard

Will Smith delivers a royal Award worthy performance as King Richard

Will Smith makes a stunning return to the world of biopics in Warner Bros. Pictures, King Richard. Reinaldo Marcus Green directs the film from a script by Zach Baylin. Armed with a clear vision and a brazen 78-page plan, Richard Williams (Will Smith) is determined to write his daughters, Venus (Saniyya Sidney) and Serena (Demi Singleton), into history as world-renowned tennis players.

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Dangerous

Dangerous doesn’t make the day as an action flick

Scott Eastwood attempts to become the leading man and action hero with Lionsgate Dangerous, from director David Hackl. Ex-con and reformed sociopath Dylan Forrester (Scott Eastwood) is trying to quietly serve out his parole — with the help of a steady supply of antidepressants and his eccentric psychiatrist (Mel Gibson).

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Eternal

An Eternal let down of a movie

Fresh off her Oscar win for Nomadland, director Chloé Zhao takes a journey into the world of superheroes with Marvel Studios Eternals. Following the events of “Avengers: Endgame,” an unexpected tragedy forces them out of the shadows to reunite against humanity’s most ancient enemy, The Deviants.

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Dune

Dune is one of 2021’s best

Author Frank Herbert’s legendary 1965 science fiction novel receives a second big-screen adaption in Warner Bros. Pictures Dune. Visionary director Denis Villeneuve helms the film and collaborates on the screenplay with Jon Spaihts and Eric Roth.

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Needle In A Timestack

Leslie Odom Jr.’s charisma can’t save Needle in a Timestack

Academy Award-winning writer John Ridley taps into the Sci-Fi genre for his sophomore directorial feature in Lionsgate, Needle in a Timestack. Ridley adapts the short story of the same name by author Robert Silverberg. Oscar Nominees Leslie Odom Jr. and Cynthia Ervo topline the film, asking if love is in the form of a circle, what lines would you cross to be with your soulmate.

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The Last Duel - Matt Damon

Matt Damon and Adam Drive face off in The Last Duel

Academy Award-nominated director Ridley Scott guides Matt Damon and Adam Driver to a battle for the ages in 20TH Century Studios, The Last Duel. Nicole Holofcener, Ben Affleck, and Matt Damon pen the script, adapting author Eric Jager’s same-titled novel.

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Venom: Let There Be Carnage

Venom: Let There Be Carnage is a fun sequel

Andy Serkis makes a return to the world of Marvel, this time as director for Columbia Pictures Venom: Let There Be Carnage. Tom Hardy returns as investigative journalist Eddie Brock, the host of an alien symbiote named Venom that imbues him with super-human abilities.

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Dear Evan Hansen

Dear Evan Hansen is a winning adaptation

Ben Platt reprises his Tony-Winning Award in Universal Pictures Dear Evan Hansen. Stephen Chbosky directs the movie from a screenplay by Steven Levenson. The film is an adaptation of the 2015 stage musical of the same name by Levenson, Benji Pasek, and Justin Paul.

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Cry Macho

Cry Macho is strictly by the motions

There is a saying that you cannot keep a good man down, and this rings true for Clint Eastwood as he stars in and directs Cry Macho from Warner Bros. An adaption of N. Richard Nash’s same-titled 1975 novel, the film tells the story of Mike Milo (Clint Eastwood), a one-time rodeo star and washed-up horse breeder who is now retired due to a severe back injury.

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