Author: Daniel Prinn

About Daniel Prinn

Daniel is a lover cinema, and looks at the cast, characters, and how well a movie executes the genre. Dan also looks at the plot, and his level of enjoyment. Daniel tries to be fair to a movie’s audience, even if a particular film isn’t his cup of tea. In addition to writing for "The Movie Buff," Daniel has been writing theatrical reviews for his own blog at “Daniel’s Film Reviews” for more than a year.

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Road House (R)

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“Road House” should not be watched as a good movie. Sometimes it’s so bad it’s good, that it might be better watching it with someone as just a fun bad movie. After my first viewing, however, this is more often just bad. Some films are style over substance but this is a mindless actioner that’s […]

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Logan (R)

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In 2016, “Deadpool“ really started to push the limits of the superhero subgenre, but with “Logan,” director James Mangold takes the envelope, slashes it apart and creates something that reinvents the idea of what a superhero film can be. 

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Phoenix Forgotten (PG-13)

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“Phoenix Forgotten” is like one of those films that come out of nowhere, but this is because of a quiet marketing campaign. It tries to replicate the success of 1999’s “The Blair Witch Project,” and it’s disappointingly mediocre (especially with the involvement of Ridley Scott’s production company Scott Free Productions).

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Gifted (PG-13)

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Marc Webb’s first return to indie after directing the two “Amazing Spider-Man” films is remarkable, and it’s also refreshing that Chris Evans does intimate indies like this in between his “Captain America” outings. 

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The Zookeeper’s Wife (PG-13)

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The WWII era makes for some fascinating films. I sometimes like them more when they have different perspectives or depict main conflicts other than with the German Reich. “The Zookeeper’s Wife“ is the former, offering a woman’s perspective on the war from a heroic woman, which makes this unique. It tells a behind-the-action tale set during […]

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The Purge: Election Year (R)

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“The Purge” franchise keeps getting better with each film. Perhaps writer-director James DeMonaco designed it that way – debuting the franchise with a disappointing original that executed its concept poorly, with a huge focus on the politics. The one-house setting with a focus on one family was restricting and damning. 

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Now You See Me 2 (PG-13)

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After a year in hiding from the FBI, the bank-robbing-magical-vigilante Four Horsemen return to the spotlight in “Now You See Me 2,” to publicly expose a technology company called Octa for unethical operations. Their enemies are a step ahead of them for once, as they’re forcibly whisked away to China to perform another impossible heist […]

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The Jungle Book (PG)

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Director Jon Favreau brings his vision of Rudyard Kipling’s classic story of “The Jungle Book” to the big screen – telling the story with fantastic visuals and a stellar cast. It’s a coming-of-age tale about Mowgli (Neel Sethi), a man-cub finding his place in his world with animals in the Indian jungle. In fact, Mowgli […]

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Because of Winn-Dixie (PG)

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One of my childhood favourites, “Because of Winn-Dixie” depicts the positive effect a dog can have on one’s life. In particular, it’s about India Opal (AnnaSophia Robb), a 10-year-old girl who meets a smiling, stray Picardy Shepherd in her local supermarket – the Winn-Dixie. She names the dog Winn-Dixie in the heat of the moment […]

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