Tom Santilli is a professional film critic, TV personality, host and
the Executive Producer of Movie Show Plus.
He also is the film critic for WXYZ Channel 7 Action News in Detroit,
and appeared weekly on FOX-2 in Detroit from 2016-2020.
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Movie reviews: 'Maze Runner,' blues doc 'Two Trains Runnin'' and "Stupid and Futile Gesture' coming Jan 26
On the heels of the Oscar Nominations this past week, it's time to settle in to see what the movies of 2018 have to offer. If "Maze Runner: The Death Cure" is any indication, the new year will bring us more of the same, as Hollywood looks to existing big-budget franchises to pave its way forward, even if movie-going audiences are clamoring for new ideas to see their way to the big-screen. But this week also offers a powerful dose of hope that 2018 might be a strong year at the movies: A new documentary about blues legends Skip James and Son House is seeing limited release this weekend, and it may just be one of the very best docs of the year when all is said and done.
Trying to capitalize on the traditionally slower time of year at the box office, Netflix has a new original film seeing release as well, but is it just a stupid and futile gesture?
Here are reviews of the new movies seeing release this weekend, January 26th, 2018:
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