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The Breakdown of 'The House with a Clock in Its Walls', 'Life Itself', 'The Land of Steady Hands', 'Next Gen' and 'City of Joy'


It is another huge show this week with reviews for five new 2018 releases. Before we even dig into the movie reviews, I do a brief explanation of the Ontario (though I keep accidentally calling it Canadian) rating system and as well announce that I'll be reviewing all theatrical movies that come to Brantford going forward. But you come for the movie reviews, and the big one is the Eli Roth directed dark fantasy family adventure called The House with a Clock in Its Walls. The other theatrical release is a romantic drama that explores how three families are connected in a film directed by the creator of the hit TV show This is Us in Life Itself. A few years back we heaped praise on the romantic comedy Enough Said and now the director Nicole Holofcener is back with her latest dramedy, The Land of Steady Habits. We then have as animated sci-fi adventure in Next Gen and a documentary about a centre for Congolese women who are victims of rape in City of Joy. As always we had a great time recording and we really hope you love the show as well, if you do, then please spread the word to other movie fans.

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Movie Ratings:

The House with a Clock in Its Walls *** (CS)
The Land of Steady Habits *** (CS & SM)
Life Itself ** (CS)
Next Gen *** (CS) & ***½ (SM)
City of Joy *** (CS & SM)

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