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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

Review by CJ

Director:
David Yates

Starring:
Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Jude Law, Johnny Depp, Zoë Kravitz, Ezra Miller, Claudia Kim

Running time:
134 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
The Harry Potter series, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

 

As the dark wizard Grindelwald (Depp) rallies his followers, it falls to Newt Scamander (Redmayne) and his comrades to protect the wizard and muggle worlds.

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Amityville: The Awakening (2017)

Review by CJ

Director:
Franck Khalfoun

Starring:
Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bella Thorne, Mckenna Grace, Cameron Monaghan

Other notable appearances:
Jennifer Morrison, Kurtwood Smith

Running time:
85 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Rings, The Woman in Black, House at the End of the Street

 

Belle’s (Thorne) mother moves her to a new home to be closer to family and medical care for Belle’s twin brother James (Monaghan). When Belle finds out that the house was so cheap because of the infamous murders that took place, she must take up arms against the darkness that threatens everyone she holds dear.

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Halloween (2018)

Review by CJ

Director:
David Gordon Green

Starring:
Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton 

Other notable appearances:
Haluk Bilginer, Nick Castle, James Jude Courtney, Jibrail Nantambu

Running time:
106 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Halloween, You’re Next, Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, Friday the 13th

 

Laurie Strode (Curtis) has a complex relationship with her family that reaches boiling point when Michael Myers (Castle, Courtney), the man who killed her friends and tormented her as a teenager, escapes incarceration.

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Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)

Review by CJ

Director:
Drew Goddard

Starring:
Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Cailee Spaeny, Chris Hemsworth, Lewis Pullman

Other notable appearances:
Nick Offerman

Running time:
141 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Pulp Fiction, Inglorious Basterds, Cabin in the Woods

 

The lives of seven strangers become inextricably tangled by the secrets they are trying to escape at Lake Tahoe’s El Royale hotel. 

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Christopher Robin (2018)

Review by CJ

Director:
Marc Forster

Starring:
Ewan McGregor, Jim Cummings, Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael

Other notable appearances:
Mark Gatniss, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Brad Garrett, Nick Mohammed, Peter Capaldi, Sophie Okonedo, Toby Jones, Simon Farnaby, 

Running time:
104 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Winnie the Pooh, Paddington, Hook

 

Christopher Robin (McGregor) has grown up, married, had a daughter and completely forgotten the ways of his friends in the Hundred Acre Woods. Now a workaholic, Christopher is at risk of losing his family and his sanity when a visit from a silly old bear in need sends his world into a spin.

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The Nun (2018)

Review by CJ

Director:
Corin Hardy

Starring:
Taissa Farmiga, Demián Bichir, Jonas Bloquet, Bonnie Aarons

Other notable appearances:
Ingrid Bisu, Charlotte Hope, Sandra Teles, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson

Running time:
96 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Annabelle, The Evil Dead 2, Lights Out

 

Father Burke (Bichir) and initiate nun, Sister Irene (Farmiga), head to a remote Romanian convent to investigate the suicide of a nun.

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The Happytime Murders (2018)

Review by CJ

Director:
Brian Henson

Starring:
Melissa McCarthy, Bill Barretta, Elizabeth Banks, Maya Rudolph

Other notable appearances:
Joel McHale, Leslie David Baker, Brian Henson, Ben Falcone

Running time:
91 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Sausage Party, Team America: World Police 

 

After the murder of his brother, a star on the nostalgic hit TV show The Happytime Gang, former puppet cop Phil Philips (Barretta) must rejoin forces with the human partner who betrayed him (McCarthy) to save the rest of the Gang before they have the stuffing knocked out of them.

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