Film Review: Ingrid Goes West (YOUR NERD SIDE liked it)

The ubiquity and vapid nature of social media culture has garnered no shortage of scaremongering attention in recent years, from think pieces decrying millennial love affairs with smartphones to pretty much every episode of Black Mirror. To be fair, there’s plenty to say about our newly expanded ability to share our entire lives with the world – the tendency to curate idealized versions of our lives on social media, the blurring of boundaries between follower and friend, the performative nature ...
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NUT JOB 2 REVIEW

Parents need to know that The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature is the sequel to 2014's The Nut Job. It continues the story of a squad of park animals who must find a new food source when their beloved nut shop burns down. As in the original, there are a few scatological (i.e. burp and fart) jokes, as well as physical comedy gags in which a character is electrocuted, bonked on the head, or otherwise injured in a way that's played for laughs. But some of the human characters use weapons, particularly th...
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Review: In ‘Annabelle: Creation,’ Orphans Are Child’s Play for a Doll

Annabelle: Creation Director: David F. Sandberg Runtime: 109 minutes Rating: R Cast: Talitha Bateman, Lulu Wilson, Stephanie Sigman, Anthony LaPaglia, Miranda Otto Availability: Theaters everywhere August 11 Once upon a time, a monster hit like The Conjuring, James Wan’s dubiously fact-based but highly effective spin on the haunted-house movie, would have inspired a series of lesser sequels and nothing more. But we’re living now i...
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Your Nerd Side has all the movies coming out this year!

The Dark Tower - Friday, August 4 Detroit - Friday, August 4 Kidnap - Friday, August 4 Wind River - Friday, August 4 Annabelle: Creation - Friday, August 11 The Glass Castle - Friday, August 11 Good Time - Friday, August 11 Ingrid Goes West - Friday, August 11 The Nut Job 2 - Friday, August 11 The Only Living Boy In New York - Friday, August 11 The Trip to Spain - Friday, August 11 The Hitman's Bodyguard - Friday, August 18 Logan Lucky - Friday, August 1...
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THE DARK TOWER MOVIE REVIEW (SO SO)

Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey in "The Dark Tower."Ilze Kitshoff/Sony Pictures There's a creed The Gunslinger lives by in "The Dark Tower," and it ends with: "You do not kill with your gun. He who kills with his gun has forgotten the face of his father. You kill with your heart."Director Nikolaj Arcel and everyone at Sony should have thought about that meaning more when adapting Stephen King's eight-book series, because unlike The Gunslinger, they had no heart in their attempt to bring th...
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Movie Review: Atomic Blonde

Like Wonder Woman, Atomic Blonde feels like a solid beginning. The movie's spectacular violence begins to wear a bit toward the end, and its lead character—British Cold War spy Lorraine Broughton, played by Charlize Theron—is a little too enigmatic even for a straight pulp exercise such as this. (Broughton's permafrost reserve makes James Bond—another MI6 operative—seem chatty by comparison.) But you can imagine a number of interesting ways in which this spy-vs.-spy world might open up, and you ...
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