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.

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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Deadpool (R)

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The wait for the man in the red suit is finally over. It’s not Santa Claus – but the merc with a mouth himself,’Deadpool.’ And it’s everything I’ve dreamed a “Deadpool” movie would be. It’s fun and consistently entertaining. The strong pacing and the film’s fourth-wall breaking enables smooth transitions in the well-written screenplay. As a […]

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Hail, Caesar! (PG-13)

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I love the work of Joel and Ethan Coen because of their sense of humour and great tales. The pair of directors follow up “Inside Llewyn Davis” with a period piece set in the 1950s, “Hail, Caesar! The film follows a day in the life of Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin), a fixer at Hollywood production lot […]

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The Choice (PG-13)

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Life will give you many choices. It will give you the choice to see this film. Don’t. “The Choice” opens with Benjamin Walker’s Travis talking about how life is full of choices – and he “has to make a big one,” while he’s on his speed boat on the lake in his North Carolina coastal town. […]

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