Gavin Grades the Movies

Review: Hotel Artemis

Every once in a while a movie will come out with a huge cast, interesting premise, and awesome trailer that you never heard of. Movie nerds like me are usually tuned into almost every movie that’s currently in production. Hotel Artemis is one that completely came out of nowhere. The trailer came...
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Review: Hereditary

Personally, I think it seems silly to say that you love a certain movie studio. There are so many movie studios now that finding one that has a stellar success rate (outside of Pixar) is pretty rare. However, A24 is new on the scene and they’ve already given us insanely great films like Ex Machina...
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Review: American Animals

There are two things that I really love to watch and find myself enjoying quite often — documentaries and heist films. When I saw the trailer for American Animals I thought it was only a heist film. I knew it was a true story and I knew that it was from director Bart Layton, who’s only other...
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Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story

I never thought I’d say this but I think I’m getting Star Wars fatigue. The day that I’m writing a review about how luke (no pun intended) warm I felt about Solo , it was announced that James Mangold ( Logan, Walk the Line ) was just hired to write and direct a Boba Fett spinoff movie. This was...
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Review: Deadpool 2

It’s easy to forget that Deadpool is a superhero based on a real comic book character and not a parody of superhero films. I remember watching the first Deadpool and being blown away at how funny the whole thing was; however, because it was so low budget (relatively speaking with only $58 million)...
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Review: Life of the Party

Remember when Melissa McCarthy burst onto the scene? It’s hard to believe it was only seven years ago that America gave her a standing slow clap for her performance in Bridesmaids . I know she was on Mike & Molly before that but Bridesmaids was a genius comedic performance from an...
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Review: Avengers: Infinity War

On May 2, 2008, Iron Man premiered and not a single person on this planet was prepared for the road that it would lead us down. Sure, executive producer and genius Kevin Feige had hopes but not one person was actually prepared for a path that, even then, was starting us down a journey that would...
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Review: Super Troopers 2

Remember how you felt the first time you saw Super Troopers ? Wasn’t it great? I still remember seeing it in the only theater in Central Pennsylvania that ran indie films and laughing my balls off. The opening scene is still one of the funniest scenes ever made and holds up all these years later...
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Review: Rampage

When I was a kid, a friend of mine lived down the block who had arcade games in his garage. None of us were wealthy so I have no idea where they came from but it was dope AF. One of the games he had was Rampage . While everyone else was obsessed with Contra , I was fixated on Rampage . This was...
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Review: Ready Player One

Anyone who’s worth their weight in celluloid knows that Steven Speilberg is one of the greatest directors of all time. His skill is not the only thing that makes him one of the greats; it’s his versatility too. If it seems like Speilberg always has a lot of movies coming out, it’s because he does...
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