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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 – Star Trek Beyond

Reel Roy Reviews – Star Trek Beyond

| July 25, 2016 | Reply

“It’s hard to feel grounded when even the gravity is artificial.” Captain Kirk, sweetie, darling: Star Trek Beyond and Absolutely Fabulous the Movie [Image Source: Wikipedia] Turning a beloved television series into a motion picture event and expanding the small screen confines to cinematic vistas can yield remarkable results (The Untouchables, Addams Family Values, 21 […]

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Reel Roy Reviews X-Men

Reel Roy Reviews X-Men

| June 6, 2016 | Reply

[Image Source: Wikipedia] “Just because there’s no war, it doesn’t mean we have peace.” X-Men: Apocalypse In the past decade and a half (plus), there have been a lot of X-Men movies – some kick-out-the-jams great (X2, Days of Future Past, The Wolvervine), some as tired as a day-old doughnut (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Last Stand), and […]

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Eye in the Sky by Reel Roy Reviews

Eye in the Sky by Reel Roy Reviews

| April 25, 2016 | Reply

[Image Source: Wikipedia] [Image Source: Wikipedia] “I had a mountain of student loan debt, and this job guarantees me four years of income.” Eye in the Sky Eye in the Sky, starring Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Barkhad Abdi and Alan Rickman (in one of his final performances) is about as perfect a film as I’ve seen […]

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“How many lives is one man-cub worth?” Disney’s The Jungle Book (2016) by Reel Roy Reviews

“How many lives is one man-cub worth?” Disney’s The Jungle Book (2016) by Reel Roy Reviews

| April 18, 2016 | Reply

Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book has been adapted by Hollywood a lot. In the next two years alone, we have two live action adaptations on the way, including Disney’s just-released remake of its own 1960s animated offering. There were versions made in the 1940s, 1980s, 1990s, on television, live-action, animated, on and on. Even characters […]

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Reel Roy Reviews – Batman v. Superman – Dawn of Justice

Reel Roy Reviews – Batman v. Superman – Dawn of Justice

| March 28, 2016 | Reply

At the mid-point of Zack Snyder’s action figure fever dream Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (holy bejeezus do I still hate that title!), Diana Prince (a.k.a. Wonder Woman) sizes up a surly, grizzled, poster-child-of-arrested-development Bruce Wayne and posits, “True what they say of little boys … born without the inclination to share.” That cutting […]

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Disney’s Zootopia by Reel Roy Reviews

Disney’s Zootopia by Reel Roy Reviews

| March 13, 2016 | Reply

“We may be evolved, but down deep we’re still animals.” Disney’s Zootopia This political season is arguably the most distressingly fascinating one I can ever recall. Whether #ImWithHer or #FeelingTheBern or #MakingAmericaGreatAgain or #DumpingTrump, the vitriol and shenanigans, the dramatic tension and circus-world comedy, and the reality-television-fueled debasement of what it even means to be “presidential” […]

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“The Revenant” by Reel Roy Reviews

“The Revenant” by Reel Roy Reviews

| January 30, 2016 | Reply

Like The Hateful Eight, The Revenant is a retro trip into frontier vengeance with a heaping helping of postmodern enlightenment. Whereas Eight wears its aspirational abhorrence on its bloody sleeve, The Revenant, directed by Birdman’s Alejandro Inarritu and starring Leonard DiCaprio as fur-trapper Hugh Glass, plays its politics a little closer to the buckskin vest. […]

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“The hateful Eight” by Reel Roy Reviews

“The hateful Eight” by Reel Roy Reviews

| January 24, 2016 | Reply

“Justice delivered without dispassion is always in danger of not being justice.” The Hateful Eight [Image Source: Wikipedia] A bleaker afternoon at the movies I don’t think I’ve ever spent. Get this for a double feature: The Hateful Eight AND The Revenant. Back-to-back. Six hours straight. Gruesome violence, rampant misogyny, flippant sociopathy, and snow … […]

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“I barely even know what to order for lunch.” Carol (2015) by Reel Roy Reviews

“I barely even know what to order for lunch.” Carol (2015) by Reel Roy Reviews

| January 17, 2016 | Reply

[Image Source: Wikipedia] Director Todd Haynes (he of artisanally crafted, spotlessly curated, hermetically sealed art-house fare like Far from Heaven, I’m Not There, Velvet Goldmine, and Safe) and Cate Blanchett (she of Oscar-winning, delicately-nuanced, steely, and cat-like turns in Blue Jasmine, Notes on a Scandal, Oscar and Lucinda, and Elizabeth) would seem to be a […]

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