2017 was an admittedly strong year for movies, both in theaters and on streaming services like Netflix. It was a year that brought us movies called "Logan," "Lucky" and "Logan Lucky," as well as "Wonder Woman," "Wonder Wheel" and just plain old "Wonder."
hen a character in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" utters the sentence, "This is not going to go the way you think," they might as well have been speaking directly to the audience. The highly-anticipated "Episode VIII" is an emotional, powerful and exciting follow-up to 2015's "The Force Awakens," but for as much momentum as that film created, this newest chapter isn't looking to merely move the saga forward...it's aiming to re-invent it completely for the next generation. Don't worry, this review only contains mild plot spoilers and will not go near the several major twists and surprises that you're in store for...but if you don't want to know anything at all about the movie, please bookmark this review or come back later. Here's your last warning!
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Awards season is in full swing, as several major critic groups have already announced their winners and/or nominations for this year (like the Critics' Choice Awards, the LA and NY Film Critics and the Detroit Film Critics Society). Two new movies being released this week have earned all sorts of buzz and recognition, especially in the Best Actor category. In fact, it's pretty safe to say that this year's Best Actor Oscar will either go to the lead in "Darkest Hour" or the lead in "The Disaster Artist."
It's a good thing these film are getting attention now, because when "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" opens next week, the movie-going public will most likely place all of their focus in a galaxy far, far, away.
Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, here are our reviews of the films hitting theaters this weekend, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017:
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