Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Written and Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch, Margaret Qualley, Timothy Olyphant, Austin Butler, Dakota Fanning, Bruce Dern, Al Pacino

Runtime: 159 min

Quentin Tarantino's ninth feature film is a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood. The two lead characters are Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt).

Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don't recognize anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbor ... Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie).

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Ready or Not (2019) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Ready or Not (2019) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Directed by: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett

Written by: Guy Busick, R. Christopher Murphy

Starring: Samara Weaving, Mark O'Brien, Adam Brody, Henry Czerny, Andie MacDowell

Runtime: 95 min

Ready Or Not follows a young bride (Samara Weaving) as she joins her new husband's (Mark O'Brien) rich, eccentric family (Adam Brody, Henry Czerny, Andie MacDowell) in a time-honored tradition that turns into a lethal game with everyone fighting for their survival.

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Brightburn (2019) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Brightburn (2019) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Directed by: David Yarovesky

Written by: Brian Gunn, Mark Gunn

Starring: Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn, Matt Jones, Meredith Hagner

Runtime: 91 min

What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister? This is the premise of Brightburn, which offers a different perspective on the superhero genre, in this case, of Superman’s origin story.

Produced by James Gunn, written by his cousin(Mark) and brother (Brian), and directed by David Yarovesky, Guardians of the Galaxy’s Goth Ravager.

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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Directed by: André Øvredal

Written by: Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Guillermo del Toro, Patrick Melton, Marcus Dunstan

Starring: Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Austin Abrams, Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, Lorraine Toussaint

Runtime: 120 min

It's 1968 in America. Change is blowing in the wind... but seemingly far removed from the unrest in the cities is the small town of Mill Valley where for generations, the shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large.

It is in their mansion on the edge of town that Sarah (Kathleen Pollard), a young girl with horrible secrets, turned her tortured life into a series of scary stories, written in a book that has transcended time. Stories that have a way of becoming all too real for a group of teenagers who discover Sarah's terrifying tome.

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Hobbs & Shaw (2019) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Hobbs & Shaw (2019) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Directed by: David Leitch

Written by: Chris Morgan

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby, Helen Mirren

Runtime: 136 min

Ever since hulking lawman Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson), a loyal agent of America's Diplomatic Security Service, and lawless outcast Shaw (Jason Statham), a former British military elite operative, first faced off in 2015's Furious 7, the duo have swapped smack talk and body blows as they've tried to take each other down.

But when cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton (Idris Elba) gains control of an insidious bio-threat that could alter humanity forever - and bests a brilliant and fearless rogue MI6 agent (Vanessa Kirby) - these two sworn enemies will have to partner up to bring down the only guy who might be badder than themselves.

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The Lion King (2019) - SPOILER-FREE Review

The Lion King (2019) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Directed by: Jon Favreau

Written by: Jeff Nathanson

Starring: Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Billy Eichner, John Kani, John Oliver, James Earl Jones, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

Runtime: 110 min

From Disney, director Jon Favreau's all-new The Lion King journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba (JD McCrary / Donald Glover) idolizes his father, king Mufasa (James Earl Jones), and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Mufasa's brother (and former heir to the throne) has plans of his own.

The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba's exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

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The Lion King (1994) - Review

The Lion King (1994) - Review

Directed by: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff

Written by: Linda Woolverton, Jonathan Roberts, Irene Mecchi

Starring: Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Moira Kelly, Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Rowan Atkinson, Robert Guillaume, Madge Sinclair, Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin, Jim Cummings

Runtime: 87 min

One of the most popular Disney animated musicals, The Lion King presents the story of a lion cub's journey to adulthood and acceptance of his royal destiny. Simba (voiced first by Jonathan Taylor Thomas, then by Matthew Broderick) begins life as an honored prince, the son of the powerful King Mufasa (voiced by James Earl Jones). The cub's happy childhood turns tragic when his evil uncle, Scar (voiced by Jeremy Irons), usurps the throne and drives Simba away from the kingdom.

In exile, the young lion befriends the comically bumbling pair of Pumbaa (voiced by Ernie Sabella) and Timon (voiced by Nathan Lane), living a carefree jungle life. As he approaches adulthood, however, he is influenced to go back and reclaim his rightful throne.

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Crawl (2019) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Crawl (2019) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Directed by: Alexandre Aja

Written by: Alexandre Aja, Michael Rasmussen, Shawn Rasmussen

Starring: Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Ross Anderson, Anson Boon, George Somner

Runtime: 87 min

When a massive hurricane hits her Florida hometown, Haley (Kaya Scodelario) ignores evacuation orders to search for her missing father, Dave (Barry Pepper). Finding him gravely injured in the crawl space of their family home, the two become trapped by quickly encroaching floodwaters.

As time runs out to escape the strengthening storm, Haley and her father discover that the rising water level is the least of their fears.

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Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Directed by: Jon Watts

Written by: Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers

Starring: Tom Holland,

Runtime: 129 min

Our friendly neighborhood superhero decides to join his best friends Ned (Jacob Batalon), MJ (Zendaya), and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter's (Tom Holland) plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent!

This is the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming, and the last movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Infinity Saga, after the climactic events of Avengers: Endgame.

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Annabelle Comes Home (2019) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Annabelle Comes Home (2019) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Written and Directed by: Gary Dauberman

Starring: McKenna Grace, Madison Iseman, Katie Sarife, Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga

Runtime: 100 min

Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, demonologists Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga) bring the possessed doll to the locked artifacts room in their home, placing her "safely" behind sacred glass and enlisting a priest's holy blessing. But an unholy night of horror awaits as Annabelle awakens the evil spirits in the room, who all set their sights on a new target: the Warrens' ten-year-old daughter, Judy (McKenna Grace), and her friends.

This is the sequel to 2014’s Annabelle and 2017’s Annabelle: Creation, and it’s also the seventh installment in the The Conjuring Universe.

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