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Ready Player One is Entertaining, But Not Eternal

Just months after the theatrical release of The Post, Steven Spielberg has another film opening in theaters—Ready Player One.

Tye Sheridan and Olivia Cooke in Ready Player One

Tye Sheridan and Olivia Cooke in Ready Player One

The film is an adaptation of the 2011 science-fiction novel by Ernest Cline. However, movie studios were well aware of this novel’s appeal. So much so, that Warner Bros. acquired the rights to the novel a year before it was published.

Ready Player One takes place in 2045, where the world is so desolate most of humanity uses a virtual-reality software known as OASIS, to escape it. This includes Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan), a teenager who lives in the slums of Ohio, who one day hopes to capture a legendary Easter egg.

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Ricki and the Flash Relatively Rocks

Ricki and the Flash was a pleasant picture. It didn’t offer ground-breaking emotion or an unpredictable story, but it was enjoyable. I sat and smiled during the near hour and forty-minute picture. However, that is my usual reaction when I see the one and only Meryl Streep on screen. I also laughed and at times almost cried, which is unusual because I’m a sap. It did have its share of issues, but overall I was happy when I left the theater that night.

Mamie Gummer & Meryl Streep in Ricki and the Flash

Mamie Gummer & Meryl Streep in Ricki and the Flash

The first act of the film does struggle. It seemed that award-winner director Jonathan Demme and award-winning writer Diablo Cody struggled to find the correct tone. Sometimes it strives for comedy, but some of the jokes don’t land or possibly weren’t meant to be funny in the first place. This makes Ricki and the Flash feel awkward and it never really shakes that feeling until the movie’s resolution.

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Pixels Movie Review & Film Summary

You want to know how I feel about Pixels? Meh. I don’t feel anything at all. Do I think it is the worst crime against humanity, like some critics? No. Do I think it is a great movie? Absolutely not. I feel whatever about it. It was a movie that I’m not going to get riled up about it because it wasn’t important. I don’t mean I went into the movie thinking this, but after watching it, I came to this realization. I’m so indifferent, I’ve already forgotten most of it. Pixels is just simply there, some will notice it, but most won’t.

Donkey Kong in Pixels

Donkey Kong in Pixels

Like most movie-goers, I, too, have given up on Mr. Adam Sandler. The actor who used to make silly but solid comedies hasn’t given audiences anything satisfying since I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry—and I’m even in the minority for that one. I don’t know what exactly happened. He went from stupid comedies to better comedies, to dramatic roles, all the way back to the stupid comedies he started with. He managed to fall back to square one. But still, I don’t find myself at his door with a torch and pitchfork in hand. Sandler wants to make the kind of movies he wants, and as long as they make money, that will never stop. If that’s what he wants, that’s fine, just don’t ask me to like them.

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Terminator Genisys Terminates the Past

It was 1984 when the first Terminator was sent back to kill Sarah Connor, who would eventually birth the leader of the war against the machines in 2029—John Connor. Well, I should say it was 1984 when director James Cameron told us this story in his iconic picture, The Terminator. Seven years later, Cameron would tell a story of a more deadly cyborg sent to kill John Connor in Terminator 2: Judgment Day. That sequel remains to this day, one of the greatest action, sci-fi films ever made. Since then, the Terminator franchise created two more sequels, games, and television shows. Well, that is until now since director Alan Taylor is bringing the world the fifth installment in the franchise called Terminator Genisys.

Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator Genisys

Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator Genisys

Terminator Genisys follows Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney), who is sent back in time by John Connor (Jason Clarke) to protect Sarah Connor, only to find out that nothing is as he expected it to be.

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Vacation Official Trailer #2 Review

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Dwayne The Rock Johnson to Star in BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA Remake

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Sofia Coppola Departs as Director of THE LITTLE MERMAID

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Kevin Smith Comments on CLERKS 3 & DC Movie Idea

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Disney Pulls Plug on TRON 3

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MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Blu-Ray to Have Black & White, Silent Version

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