Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Buy, Rent, and Watch Movies & TV on Flixster

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them draws on Harry Potter’s rich mythology to deliver a spinoff that dazzles with franchise-building magic all its own.

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Review: OK, so, I’ve had my doubts about this movie. Although it’s set in the Harry Potter world, this movie beats the pants off the Harry Potter movies by a long shot. And I’m not saying that because I’m a former Harry Potter fan; it’s kind of the truth. It’s also one of the better movies I’ve seen this year… sure to please viewers with the most discerning taste.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Buy, Rent, and Watch Movies & TV on Flixster

Rogue One draws deep on Star Wars mythology while breaking new narrative and aesthetic ground — and suggesting a bright blockbuster future for the franchise.

my rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

my review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a furiously paced, deftly plotted joy, bursting at the seams with disquieting imagery and carrying a disturbingly dark undercurrent.

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Doctor Strange – Buy, Rent, and Watch Movies & TV on Flixster

A disgraced former surgeon named Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) becomes a powerful sorcerer under the tutelage of a mystic known as the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton). Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelsen, and Chiwetel Ejiofor co-star in this entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Directed by Scott Derrickson (Sinister).

Review: Fast-moving and filled with impeccably drawn characters, Doctor Strange is immensely satisfying.

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Suicide Squad – Buy, Rent, and Watch Movies & TV on Flixster

Suicide Squad boasts a talented cast and a little more humor than previous DCEU efforts, but they aren’t enough to save the disappointing end result from a muddled plot, thinly written characters, and choppy directing.

my review: Crazy, insane, and downright atrocious. And I liked it.

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The Jungle Book – Buy, Rent, and Watch Movies & TV on Flixster

As lovely to behold as it is engrossing to watch, The Jungle Book is the rare remake that actually improves upon its predecessors — all while setting a new standard for CGI.

My review: This movie has every indication of becoming a classic… a chillingly dark look into the original story.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Screen capture from The Avengers: Earth's Migh...

Screen capture from The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes episode, “Breakout”. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When Tony Stark jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as they battle to save the planet from destruction at the hands of the villainous Ultron.

Directed By: Joss Whedon
Rated: PG-13
Running Time: 2 hr. 21 min.
Release Date: May 1, 2015

My review: Beautifully crafted and full of genuine suspense

My rating: 4.5/5

Insurgent (2015)

THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT raises the stakes for Tris as she searches for allies and answers in the ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Tris (Woodley) and Four (James) are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Winslet), the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must find out what Tris’s family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them. Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris, with Four at her side, faces one impossible challenge after another as they unlock the truth about the past and ultimately the future of their world. (C) Lionsgate

Directed By: Robert Schwentke
Rated: PG-13
Running Time: 1 hr. 59 min.
Release Date: March 20, 2015
My review: Fast-moving and filled with impeccably drawn characters, The Divergent Series: Insurgent is immensely satisfying.
My rating: 4/5