Fionda Williams Brock

Miner Movie Reviewer

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Attempting to revamp a franchise

Safe women seldom make history. Silver screen suffragettes, Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling, Helena Bonham Carter, Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Awkwafina and Sarah Paulson, are women who make history off-screen but play it too safely in this fourth revising of the Ocean’s franchise to be memorable among the ranks of intricate, gender-bending heist films. The plot of “Ocean’s 8” is simple. Safely simple.

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Kellyman’s Enfys Nest steals the ‘Solo’ show

In a galaxy far, far away before the Empire struck back or the Jedi returned, a guy loved a gal

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‘Life of the Party’ lives up to the return-to-college theme

In a joint venture with husband, writer and director, Ed Falcone, Oscar-nominee and Emmy-winner, Melissa McCarthy takes on a theme perfected by comedy pros such as Will Ferrell, Rodney Dangerfield, Bing Crosby and the Marx Brothers as a 40-something who is returning to college.

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‘I Can Only Imagine’ strays from source material, still OK

“God can forgive you. I can’t” is the theme of “I Can Only Imagine,” a film based on the life of lead singer, Bart Millard, of the contemporary Christian band, MercyMe.

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A fitting installment in the Marvel Universe

“Avengers: Infinity War” is riddled with loss. Loss of hope. Loss of everything you expected from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Loss so incredible that you are wide-eyed and slack-jawed through a movie that refuses to play it safe with your emotions.

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It might be best to skip this “Rampage”

While Jane Goodall would be horrified, fans of “Pacific Rim,” “Kong” and any collaborative mash-up of monsters and building-bashing-hell will be thrilled by the latest video-game-that-didn’t-need-to-become-film, “Rampage.”

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Perhaps not Oscar worthy, ‘Ready Player One’ still delivers

At a time when cryptocurrency is more popular than gold and video games attract more players than team sports, “Ready Player One” exploits our sensibilities and forces us to look at the nefarious future of monetized virtual gaming.

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‘Tomb Raider’ might disappoint action fans, gamers

Based on the best-selling 2013 video game, “Tomb Raider” (2018) is the origin story of heroine, Lara Croft. Lara is implored to take over her missing father’s global corporation but remains indifferent to assuming the role of CEO.

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‘Death Wish’ carnarge doesn’t measure up

Director Eli Roth and writer Joe Carnahan play it safe in the unremarkable and unnecessary remake, “Death Wish.”

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Even if it isn't for everyone, ‘Game Night’ is chuckle-worthy

Personalities collide in the chuckle-worthy flick, “Game Night.”

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