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Borat Subsequent Moviefilm Review

For a character and a comedian whose brands were both built on smashing expectations of not just the permissible but the expected, it’s strange that the second Borat film is exactly what you’d think it would be. Again, taking easy potshots at the conservative America it skewered 15 years ago, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm attempts some …

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Lily James, Armie Hammer and Ben Wheatley Talk About Rebecca

Vital Thrills recently attended the virtual AFI Q&A for the Netflix adaptation of Rebecca. The thriller stars Lily James, Armie Hammer, and Kristin Scott Thomas and is based on the 1938 novel by Daphne du Maurier. (Check out our review here.) Attending the event were director Ben Wheatley, along with stars Lily James and Armie …

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Honest Thief Review: The New Liam Neeson Action Thriller

Honest Thief is not honest at all. It sells itself as the latest in the modern line of post-Taken Liam Neeson action vehicles. The ones that trade on his gravitas and high octane set pieces in lieu of coherent plots or strong dialogue. Honest Thief only has half of that, with a budget and production …

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The Mandalorian Season 3, LEGO Special and More Star Wars News!

The purpose of Star Wars Thrills is to put all the Star Wars news from the week of October 16, 2020 in one location. This week, we’ve got updates on The Mandalorian Season 3, the new LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special, and much more! If you read this each week, you should be able to converse fluently …

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Rebecca Review: The Thriller Starring Lily James and Armie Hammer

Adapting a classic, with a classic reputation, is always tricky. Almost as tricky as a director with a settled style stretching himself into new directions. Both are treacherous, filled with pitfalls and observers eager to point out how the earlier stuff was better. And there’s a lot of risk, too, because there’s a lot of …

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The Trial of the Chicago 7 Review

Aaron Sorkin is a writer’s writer. That doesn’t mean he routinely writes excellent dialogue (though he often does) or complexly crafted characters (though he sometimes does) or even that his work is accoladed or influential to other writers (though some of it is). It means he does what all writer’s do, only more so. Sorkin …

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Cassian Andor News, Mando Mondays, Hasbro Toys and More!

The purpose of Star Wars Thrills is to put all the Star Wars news from the week of September 25, 2020 in one location. This week, we’ve got updates on the Cassian Andor series, The Mandalorian Emmy wins, the re-release of The Empire Strikes Back, Mando Mondays, new Hasbro toys, and much more! If you read this …

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Mandalorian Season 2 Photos, Kenobi Series, Rey’s Lineage and More!

The purpose of Star Wars Thrills is to put all the Star Wars news from the week of September 4, 2020 in one location. This week, we’ve got the first The Mandalorian Season 2 photos, an update on the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, news on Rey’s original lineage, a new LEGO Cantina set, and much more! If you …

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Star Wars Thrills: Mandalorian Season 2 Premiere, The High Republic and More!

The purpose of Star Wars Thrills is to put all the Star Wars news from the week of September 4, 2020 in one location. This week, we’ve got updates on LEGO Baby Yoda, a start date for The Mandalorian Season 2, a new look at The High Republic, and much more! If you read this each week, …

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Bill and Ted Face the Music Review

It is perhaps fitting that, like the rest of us right now living through (gesticulating wildly) All This, Bill S. Preston, Esquire (Alex Winter) and Ted “Theodore” Logan (Keanu Reeves) in Bill and Ted Face the Music are pining for simpler, happier times. After all, their greatest moments were 25 years ago, when they saw …

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Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves on Bill & Ted Face the Music

More than 19 years since the second installment debuted in theaters, Bill Preston (Alex Winter) and Ted Logan (Keanu Reeves) are finally back! Bill & Ted Face the Music will be available On Demand (pre-order at Amazon) and in select theaters on August 28. The movie also stars Samara Weaving, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Kid Cudi, Kristen …

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The Cast of The New Mutants on the Anticipated Film

Tickets for The New Mutants recently went on sale and Vital Thrills got a chance to chat with the cast during a virtual press conference for the anticipated movie. Participating were Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Alice Braga, Charlie Heaton, Blu Hunt, Henry Zaga and writer/director Josh Boone. The cast talked about the film finally getting …

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Unhinged Review: Russell Crowe Can Happen to Anyone

Unhinged is unapologetic trash. That’s not a bad thing. Good trash can be great. But there’s not much worse than bad trash. Unhinged is not good trash. Its story is rote, and its characters are one-dimensional given the briefest of lip service to their inner motivations in order to get them in place for its …

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The One and Only Ivan Cast on the Disney Adaptation

With the movie launching on Disney+ on August 14, Vital Thrills got a chance to talk to The One and Only Ivan cast. The Walt Disney Studios film is based on the award-winning book by Katherine Applegate (buy at Amazon).  The One and Only Ivan tells the story of Ivan, a silverback gorilla who learns that …

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A New Star Wars Holiday Special, The Mandalorian Season 2 News & More!

The purpose of Star Wars Thrills is to put all the Star Wars news from the week of August 16, 2020 in one location. This week, we’ve got updates on the new LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special, updates on The Mandalorian Season 2, new merchandise, and much more! If you read this each week, you should be …

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The Secret Garden Review: The Adaptation Is a Delight

Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1911 novel The Secret Garden (check price at Amazon) has been adapted before. It’s been on the big screen a number of times, on television and on the stage, including a Tony Award-winning musical. There has always been something lovely about it, but sort of standoffish. In the story, the main character …

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