Category Archives: Movie Reviews

“Just as Bad as Ever: movie review of ‘Bad Boys For Life” (by Ed Selender, 02/09/20)

According to Wikipedia, “Bad Boys for Life” “has grossed $336 million worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing installment of the series and also the biggest January release ever.” Having seen the movie now four times, I am not surprised by those impressive … Continue reading

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“Need for Speed, A Movie Review of Ford v. Ferrari,” by Ed Selender, 12/7/19

I have to admit, the first time I saw Ford v. Ferrari, I thought it was a bit disjointed, partly because it seemed to jump around a bit. The bigger problem, I think, however, was that I didn’t know anything … Continue reading

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“Mister Rogers Imparts Lessons to Adults, As Well As Children,” Movie Review of It’s A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (by Ed Selender, 11/28/19)

“It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” was definitely not what I expected, but is certainly an intelligent and insightful movie, with some important lessons for children of all ages, that is to say BOTH children and adults, particularly for … Continue reading

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“Action and Suspense Aplenty, With a Splash of Humor. Movie Review of ‘Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw,'” by Ed Selender 10/5/2019 (slightly revised 10/7)

I actually first saw this move awhile ago. Am not sure why I did not review it earlier. I think one reason is that, although it is definitely a fun one, I’m not sure it’s the best movie I’ve seen … Continue reading

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The Challenges of Dealing With the Uncertainties of Life: Movie Review of The Art of Racing in the Rain” (by Ed Selender, 9/15/19)”

A few weeks ago, I saw the movie “The Art of Racing in the Rain” for the first time. I actually saw it a second time, but truthfully avoided writing about it because it is a sad movie. It actually … Continue reading

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“New Aladdin Movie Provides Magical Experience”: Review of the New Aladdin Movie (by Ed Selender, 7/28/19)

Having seen the movie twice now, I strongly encourage everyone, or almost everyone (that is, if you are not one of the hundreds of millions of people who have already seen this film), to see this movie. It is definitely … Continue reading

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Genius Meets Courage, an Unlikely Marriage of Music and Muscle: Movie Review of Green Book (by Ed Selender, 2/12/19)

For those of you who have not yet heard about Green Book, this film has been nominated for four Academy Awards (Oscars), this year, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Viggo Mortensen), Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali), and Best Original Screenplay. … Continue reading

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“Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds: Movie Review of Bohemian Rhapsody” (by Ed Selender, 12/29/18, revised 12/30/18)

Near the beginning of Bohemian Rhapsody, as a young (pre-Queen) Freddie Balsara (soon to be Freddie Mercury) is headed out the door, to a local club, his father, who has just entered the house, sees Freddie leaving and admonishes him … Continue reading

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“We Could All Use a Little More Kindness and Love, Movie Review of the Grinch, by Ed Selender, 12/5/18″

OK, so this was a movie I admittedly had some reservations about. Having grown upon the original Grinch cartoon, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” a 26minute short cartoon movie, from 1966, featuring the great Boris Karloff bothvoicing the Grinch, and … Continue reading

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“Crazy Rich Asians is An Inspiring and Heartfelt Movie that Can be Appreciated by All”, movie review by Ed Selender, 9/16/18

OK, so this very manly, but sensitive, reviewer saw Crazy Rich Asians, over Labor Day weekend, on a lark I might add (there really wasn’t much playing at the time and I’ve seen Mission: Impossible – Fallout about half a … Continue reading

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