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A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

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Janet's TAKE: #ABeautifulDayMovie was not the biopic I was expecting but more of a study on how Mr. Rogers helped a troubled journalist find his peace. Grade/A

Tom Hanks nailed his performance

HONEY BOY

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Janet's TAKE: #HoneyBoyMovie is a well-crafted but grim emotional journey that captures your complete attention and remains with you long after the credits roll. Grade/A

Noah Jupe as the young Otis (Shia) gives

HARRIET 2019 movie

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Janet's TAKE: #Harriet is an interesting slice of history that benefits from Cynthia Erivo's powerful lead performance. Grade/B

Overall, the movie is

ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP

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Janet's TAKE: #ZombielandDoubleTap is not as fresh as their first adventure but  many laugh-filled moments compensate for the familiar zombie battles. Grade/C+

The entire cast makes this

GEMINI MAN

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Janet's TAKE: #GeminiMan has an interesting technical concept with a predictable plot. Grade/C

While Will Smith's acting and Ang Lee's direction were

JUDY movie review

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Janet's TAKE: In #JudyTheFilm, Renée Zellweger gives a spot-on performance with outstanding vocal renditions of Judy Garland's more popular songs. Grade/B

The story leaves

HUSTLERS

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Janet's TAKE: #HustlersMovie tells the messed-up story about a messed-up female collaboration (I can't really call it a friendship.) of exotic dancers trying to survive the financial crisis of 2008. Grade/C

Constance Wu and Jennifer Lopez do their best with

BRITTANY RUNS A MARATHON

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Janet's TAKE: Based on a true story, #BrittanyRunsAMarathon succeeds thanks to a knockout performance by Jillian Bell. Grade/A-

While the plot

STUBER

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Janet's TAKE: In #STUBER, a familiar plot gets freshened up by the outstanding lead performances. Grade/B+

More than I expected from

5B

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Janet's TAKE: Interesting and eye-opening, this well-paced documentary has an

The Fall of the American Empire

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Janet's TAKE: #TheFalloftheAmericanEmpire is a slightly different approach to the standard heist film. A good lead performance by Alexandre Landry helps

DESTROYER

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Janet's TAKE: #DestroyerMovie is a slow-paced, but effective crime thriller that's bolstered by Nicole Kidman's award-worthy performance. Grade/B+

Director Kusama wisely focuses