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Highly Suspect Reviews – Solo: A Star Wars Story

0 Submitted by on Wed, 23 May 2018, 11:49
This has got to be one of the most simultaneously dreaded and eagerly awaited films of the decade. An origin story for Han Solo? With a different actor playing Han? (Alden Ehrenreich) And Lando? (Donald Glover) And even Chewbacca? (Joonas Suotamo) Yes, there was trepidation in the fan base that day, I can tell you. But we’re here to tell Continue Reading...
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Highly Suspect Reviews: Book Club

0 Submitted by on Thu, 17 May 2018, 14:46
What happens when you take four of the funniest, most talented actresses from the 20th century and put them in a movie together? Probably something different than what happens when you do it in the 21st century. Diane Keaton, Candace Bergen, Jane Fonda, and Mary Steenburgen are old friends who meet up regularly to drink wine, talk about books, drink Continue Reading...
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Highly Suspect Reviews: Deadpool 2

0 Submitted by on Thu, 17 May 2018, 12:42
If you don’t like meta-superhero movie jokes, extreme carnage, and lots of filthy jokes, then Deadpool probably wasn’t your thing. In which case, Deadpool 2 won’t be your thing x2. But, if it IS your thing, man you’re in luck, as Ryan Reynolds puts back on the spandex (the trick appears to be to try to get him OUT of Continue Reading...
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Highly Suspect Reviews: Life of the Party

0 Submitted by on Thu, 10 May 2018, 11:44
“Hey, come on, Spy was funny”. This was the refrain oft-heard before the screening of Melissa McCarthy and her director/writer husband Ben Falcone’s latest film, Life of the Party. The desperate refrain of critics trying to shed themselves of expectations. But oh, how those instinctual expectations were justified. McCarthy plays a housewife and mom who when her husband unexpectedly dumps Continue Reading...
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Highly Suspect Reviews: Cobra Kai Season 1

0 Submitted by on Mon, 07 May 2018, 10:27
A television series set thirty years after the original The Karate Kid? Produced by and distributed through YouTube Red? Written and directed by the teams behind Harold and Kumar and Hot Tub Time Machine? None of this sounds like a recipe for success. So how in the world did Cobra Kai end up being so nuanced and emotionally involving? Well, Continue Reading...
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Highly Suspect Reviews: Overboard

0 Submitted by on Thu, 03 May 2018, 17:35
In a gender-swapped remake of the 1987 Kurt Russell/Goldie Hawn film, now we see Anna Faris as a working-class mom who convinces snobby prick Eugenio Derbez, after he falls OVERBOARD his yacht and becomes an amnesiac, that they are actually married. Which normally wouldn’t work (or, you know, ever) but Derbez’s wife is more than happy to let that particular Continue Reading...
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Highly Suspect Reviews: Tully

0 Submitted by on Thu, 03 May 2018, 17:22
Director Jason Reitman, writer Diablo Cody, and actress Charlize Theron are together again on Tully, the story of a beleaguered mother who when she has a third child, is reluctantly talked into hiring a night nanny (basically a babysitter who only comes over for overnights so you can sleep). Much to her surprise, the nanny (Mackenzie Davis) is indeed the Continue Reading...
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Highly Suspect Reviews – Avengers: Infinity War

0 Submitted by on Wed, 25 April 2018, 11:16
The culmination of ten years and 18 films before it, it would just be plain silly to try to deny what Marvel has accomplished here. This track record of success (whether YOU like them or not) and giant merging of story-lines is a real first. Finally, we have the long-teased Thanos (Josh Brolin) throwing down with more or less ALL the Continue Reading...
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Highly Suspect Reviews: Super Troopers 2

0 Submitted by on Sat, 21 April 2018, 10:25
Who makes a sequel to a comedy almost 20 years after the fact? The Broken Lizard guys, that’s who. Chris and Michael review the fan-kickstarted movie that sets the off-beat officers in Canada (or what was Canada and now has been redistricted as America) as they track down smugglers and deal with some cantankerous Mounties and a former hockey all-star Continue Reading...
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Highly Suspect Reviews: Marrowbone

0 Submitted by on Fri, 20 April 2018, 11:39
This film being the feature directorial debut from Sergio G Sánchez, the writer of The Orphanage and The Impossible, was enough to sway our heads towards its extremely limited theatrical release. Also, you got the extremely in-demand right now Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch), and a talented young cast who all seem on the verge of breaking much bigger. So, this Continue Reading...
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