ELVIS – Review by Susan Kamyab

You know his songs, but how well do you the man behind the music? Elvis Presley changed the world of rock and roll, and in Baz Luhrman’s new film, Elvis we get a deeper look at what inspired his sound and moves. Visually, Elvis is breathtaking and with bedazzling effects, but story wise, the film drags. the film is way too long, there were many unnecessary scenes that could have easily been cut to pick up the pace.

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80 FOR BRADY – Review by Susan Kamyab

80 For Brady plays out about as well as Tom Brady did in his last game against the Cowboys. It’s a major fumble in almost every aspect. 80 for Brady is loosely based on the true story of a group of best friends who are Tom Brady superfans. In the film, they take a life-changing trip to the Superbowl to see their hero play. The journey to get to the game has a few of bumps along the way, including lost tickets, health scares, and an accidental drugging. And through all that, you might chuckle a few times, but a lot of the comedy is forced and rushed.

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M3GAN – Review by Susan Kamyab

Chucky, you’ve met your match. It’s the model 3 generative android, aka M3GAN for short. She is a child’s greatest companion and a parent’s greatest ally. She’s a life-like doll that listens, teaches, and looks after the child she has bonded with. However, when it comes to protecting her owner, M3GAN may go off program and leave a bloody mess behind.

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TICKET TO PARADISE – Review by Susan Kamyab

It’s kind of hard to say no to anything with George Clooney or Julia Roberts. But when they team up for a rom-com, I’m sold! Like most romantic comedies, I’m sure you see where this story is going. When it comes to rom-coms, it’s not the predictability that is the issue, it’s whether or not we are served a fresh perspective and/or a handful of laughs. Ticket to Paradise offers nothing new story wise and, sadly, not a whole lot of laughs.

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HALLOWEEN ENDS – Review by Susan Kamyab

Sadly, Halloween Ends is easily the worst film of all the movies that have been made since 1978. It’s been four years since the second installment of the newest Halloween trilogy. Michael Myers was last seen murdering Laurie Strode’s daughter and has now gone into hiding. And instead of truly continuing Michael and Laurie’s story, audiences are forced to endure an hour and 40 minutes of some random young man named Corey with a haunting past.

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FIRESTARTER – Review by Susan Kamyab

This 2022 of version Firestarter is just another flop to add to the list of Stephen King adaptations. For those who haven’t seen the original 1984 film, the story follows a young couple and their 11-year-old daughter. Charlie. Due to past lab experiments, the three of them have telekinetic powers. Charlie’s parents have learned to control theirs, but she is unable to contain her sudden burst of flames triggered by anger. But that’s the least of this family’s problems, as a mysterious federal agent is on the hunt to take Charlie away from her parents. From begin to end the film never ignites a big enough flame.

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