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Mortal Kombat (2021)
Two and Half Stars

I got bored with this one, just like I used to with the upright version, back at O.J.’s Hamburgers & Arcade.  Real Kombat fans may love it, but skeptics should steer clear.  

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Vanquish (2021)

Vanquish looks like it was funded with somebody’s allowance money. And if that were the case, if a bunch of plucky ragamuffins actually cobbled their lunch money to make this movie, I’d slap two more stars on this review. Alas, nope.

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Wheels (2020)

You probably think this type of story sounds familiar, and you’d be right. But even though Wheels tramps a well-trodden path, it does so with grace and confidence in each stride.

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Nobody (2021)

This is probably a good time to say it again: The gaudy goriness of Nobody ain’t for everybody. Lots of heads get blown off; bones are snapped like kindling.

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Moffie (2019)

The first two-thirds of Moffie feels like a bucket of cold ice water, and most of the world could use a good dousing. That greatness dissipates into mere goodness, but this is still a film of haunting poetic beauty, and I heartily recommend it.

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Another Round (2020)

Another Round nails how tricky it is to be a social drunk: Think of Butch and Sundance on the edge of a cliff, staring at the jagged rocks below.

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Tina (2021)

Tina will please the singer’s diehard fans. It assembles the milestones of her life into one tidy, two-hour package.

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Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)

Godzilla vs. Kong won’t reshape cinema as we know it, but it also won’t make you want to chuck your TV into the Gulf of Mexico, either. If you’re in the mood for junk food, then this should more than satisfy that craving.

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Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)

As you might guess, these actors all have extensive backgrounds in comedy, and they do a great job keeping Raya light-hearted and fun. Go into this film expecting exactly that, and I promise you won’t be disappointed.

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The Father (2021)

For Anthony (Anthony Hopkins), dementia is like a prison that’s constantly undergoing renovations: His room…

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