Movie Review - Escape Room

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The start of a new year is always promising, but when it comes to new movie releases, the year rarely gets off to a promising start. The January box office notoriously sustains itself on holiday leftovers and awards-season darlings expanding into wider release. I suppose it's understandable that nothing wants to open at a time when the kids are going back to school, adults are getting back to work, and people don't want to leave their houses because it's so darn cold.

Movie Review - Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

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The "Fantastic Beasts" series exists as a way for J.K. Rowling to build on the extremely lucrative Wizarding World franchise without continuing to shove Harry Potter down our throats. Taking place in the 1920's, the prequel series follows magical animal expert Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) as he tries to go about caring for the wondrous creatures without getting sucked into a major conflict in the wizarding community. But no matter how hard he tries, trouble always seems to find him.