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Star Wars: The Last Jedi, A Christmas Story Live!, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, A Christmas Story Live!,  by Reel Roy Reviews

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, A Christmas Story Live!, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, A Christmas Story Live!, by Reel Roy Reviews

| December 31, 2017

  “Page-turners they were not.” Star Wars: The Last Jedi, A Christmas Story Live!, and the failure of marketing by Roy Sexton (Reel Roy Reviews) [Image Source: Wikipedia] There are few pieces of holiday entertainment about which I am more excited than the arrival of a new Star Wars flick or a live television musical […]

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Moms don’t ENjoy … they GIVE joy.” A Bad Moms Christmas

Moms don’t ENjoy … they GIVE joy.” A Bad Moms Christmas

| December 6, 2017

“Moms don’t ENjoy … they GIVE joy.” A Bad Moms Christmas by Roy Sexton (Reel Roy Reviews) [Image Source: Wikipedia] A Bad Moms Christmas is the antithesis of Daddy’s Home 2. That doesn’t mean it’s much better, but at least it didn’t make me doubt my (already shaky) faith in humanity. In full transparency, I […]

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Reel Roy Reviews: Murder On the Orient Express & Daddy’s Home 2

Reel Roy Reviews: Murder On the Orient Express & Daddy’s Home 2

| November 27, 2017

“I can only see the world as it should be.” Murder On The Orient Express (2017) AND Daddy’s Home 2 by Roy Sexton (Reel Roy Reviews) Hollywood gets a lot of flak, much of it deserved, but the crime perpetrated by Tinseltown that may bother me the most is when a talented cast is completely […]

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Reel Roy Reviews – Justice League

Reel Roy Reviews – Justice League

| November 20, 2017

“I don’t recognize this world.” “I don’t have to recognize it. Just save it.” Justice League by Roy Sexton (Reel Roy Reviews) [Image Source: Wikipedia] Justice League isn’t getting a fair shake. At all. Was there far too much hype, including an insane amount of expectation put on this film to be DC’s answer to […]

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Reel Roy Reviews The LEGO Batman Movie

Reel Roy Reviews The LEGO Batman Movie

| February 13, 2017

“Life doesn’t give you seat belts.” The LEGO Batman Movie [Image Source: Wikipedia] “Everything is (almost) awesome” in The LEGO Batman Movie, a spinoff from the 2014 surprise critical and box office hit The LEGO Movie. While LEGO Batman never quite achieves the warmhearted, dizzyingly progressive whimsy of its predecessor, it compensates with a bonkers absurdity […]

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Reel Roy Reviews – Split, Sing, Lion

Reel Roy Reviews – Split, Sing, Lion

| February 6, 2017

Why are we here? What makes life worth living? Where is our place in this (increasingly strange) world? “We look at those that are shattered and different as less than. What if they are MORE than?” Split, Sing, and Lion (yeah, you read that correctly) Maybe I’m just going through some kind of existential mid-life crisis. […]

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Reel Roy Reviews -Jackie

Reel Roy Reviews -Jackie

| January 30, 2017

“I never wanted fame. I just became a Kennedy.” Jackie (2016) What is a real flesh-and-blood human being actually feeling in the midst of historical crisis? Forget how a history book packages the moment or how a watercolor painting inspires or what a media soundbite mythologizes or what the gossip-mongers would have us believe. What does […]

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Reel Roy Reviews – 20th Century Women

Reel Roy Reviews – 20th Century Women

| January 23, 2017

“You get to see him out in the world as a person. I never will.” 20th Century Women [Image Source: Wikpedia] “Having your heart broken is a tremendous way to learn about the world.” – Dorothea (Annette Bening) Given the historic events of this weekend, notably the (International) Women’s March, seeing the acclaimed new semi-autobiographical film […]

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Reel Roy Reviews – Hidden Figures

Reel Roy Reviews – Hidden Figures

| January 8, 2017

“What’s there tells a story, if you read between the lines.” Hidden Figures [Image Source: Wikipedia] The human mind. Regardless the gender, race, age, creed, ethnicity of the physical form carrying that brain around, intellect can be the great unifier, driving humanity’s greatest contributions to this planet. Sadly and too often, our simplistic yet unrelenting cultural […]

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Reel Roy Reviews – Rogue One

Reel Roy Reviews – Rogue One

| December 18, 2016

“There’s a problem on the horizon. … There is no horizon.” Rogue One: A Star Wars Story [Image Source: Wikipedia] “You’re confusing peace with terror.” – reluctant Death Star engineer Galen Erso (Mads Mikkelsen) “Well, you’ve got to start somewhere.” – power-hungry Imperial overlord Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn) It’s December again. And in the new merchandise-mad, […]

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