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Mastermind Film Productions

Welcome to the Mastermind Film Productions website. Here you can look up the latest film reviews by Robert Nickerson, read about the latest film news, and discover some of the upcoming media that we have in store for you

 

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May 16, 2019

A wild movie appears! Pokémon: Detective Pikachu strikes with laughs and Pokémon, but is ineffective with a standard story. 

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If The Hustle was trying to be a swindle, it did something right. It got a couple of laughs, but nothing more. 

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May 8, 2019

Booksmart seems like a girl version of Superbad...and thats about it. It's serviceable, but nothing new.

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May 3, 2019

UglyDolls is a retread of Inside Out and Trolls that's meant for kids under 5.

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April 26, 2019

Call it Marvel's last stand. Avengers: Endgame is an awesome finale that closes the Infinity Saga. SPOILER WARNING

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April 18, 2019

Lighter and more laidback then most Laika material, Missing Link is an enjoyable bigfoot story.

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April 17, 2019

It smells like fire and brimstone...oh wait. It's Hellboy and its numerous bad ideas.

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April 11, 2019

Dead may be better sometimes, but Pet Sematary comes close. It's a somber, but spooky good story. 

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April 8, 2019

Leap into the sky and shout SHAZAM! Shazam! is a fun, hilarious story from D.C.

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March 29, 2019

This Technicolor pachyderm tries to soar, but Dumbo has a script that's empty and jumbled that can't be juggled.

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March 27, 2019

I'm back! I took a little break from the website and I'll be posting more reviews soon.

Whether you with others or just your shadow, Us is a fun ride through darker shadows. 

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March 8 2019

Captain Marvel is no marvel herself. Dull and boring would be a better description.

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March 1, 2019

It's a slam! Fighting with My Family is an interesting look at this young woman and her crazy family. 

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February 27, 2019

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World gives us a great reason to fly with the dragons one lat time.

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February 22, 2019

While the story can get lost in it's giant world, Alita: Battle Angel does showcase impressive effects and action scenes.

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Isn't it Romantic could have pulled off darker jokes, but Rebel Wilson makes it good enough.

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February 15, 2019

If you liked The Wolf Children and Your Name, then you'll love the bittersweet I Want to Eat Your Pancreas.

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February 13, 2019

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part builds and clicks a funny and sweet sequel, even if it isn't as good as the first.

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Cold Pursuit is the Liam Neeson parody that combines Coen brother-style storytelling with Tarantino-style pacing

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February 1, 2019

Stan & Ollie works as a lighter, more relaxed look into the Laurel & Hardy duo.

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January 31, 2019

The Kid Who Would Be King almost recreates the tone of an 80's family film, had it not gone on too long. 

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January 28, 2019

Glass makes for an enjoyable sequel to Unbreakable and Split...until the ending retcons the tone from the previous movies.

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January 18, 2019

A miscast Kevin Hart and inconsistent tone make The Upside a boring remake of The Intouchables.

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January 9, 2019

You've got the touch! Bumblebee is probably the best Transformers movie around.

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January 7, 2019

Escape Room is so uncaring about it's characters, that I found it dull and uninspired.

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January 6, 2019

The Favourite is something you'll either love or hate. The characters and relationships make this good. 

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January 4, 2019

I've got a massive update coming with reviews of Bumblebee, Welcome to Marwin, and Vice.

Mary Poppins Returns is a spoonful of sugar that goes down in small doses. Great cast and songs, but a story that feels too safe and similar to the first.

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December 29, 2018

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays!

Aquaman does not blow the man down. It's a visual spectacle and an entertaining superhero story. 

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The Mule is like a truck ride: slow and smooth, but entertaining with Clint Eastwood.

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December 17, 2018

There are more reviews coming including Aqua Man, The Favorite, The Mule, and Mortal Engines.

Even with a large story and five spider people, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is an entertaining movie with a look that's all it's own.

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December 5, 2018

Robin Hood is so dull and forgettable that I'd rather shoot arrows at it then watch it again.

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December 3, 2018

The Girl in the Spider's Web takes a badass hacker...and makes her a dull superhero.

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Green Book is more then a guy version of Driving Miss Daisy. It's an engaging and warm car ride of class difference and friendship. 

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November 27, 2018

Creed II has the same Burning Heart from Rocky IV. This is a worthy sequel.

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November 21, 2018

I've got reviews coming for The Girl in the Spider's Web, Widows, Robin Hood, and Creed 2 all coming up soon!

Ralph Breaks the Internet is more then web jokes. It's a funny and emotional story about friendship and being a good friend. 

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November 19, 2018

It may not be for everyone, but Instant Family is a nice, safe movie about a new family coming together, even with the complexities of foster care. 

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November 16, 2018

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is the first major disappointment of the Harry potter series.

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November 11, 2018

Overlord is a fun, exciting WWII horror film that delivers what it promises. 

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November 9, 2018

The Grinch didn't steel my heart, but its animation and Christmas themes should give it a family upstart. (Yes, my entire review is in rhyme).

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November 7, 2018

Another one bites the dust? Nah, Bohemian Rhapsody does fine enough to proclaim "We Are the Champions".

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November 5, 2018

A beautiful Look cannot save the boring, lazy, sloppily put together, holiday mess that is The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.

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October 30, 2018

If theres a trick to landing growing up, then Mid90s did it great. 

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October 26, 2018

Though it's stylistic choices are questionable, Robert Redford delivers a good leading performance in The Old Man & the Gun

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October 25, 2018

The Sisters Brothers finds some gold (acting and tone), but it's anarchic story will stress those looking for something more straightforward. 

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October 21, 2018

Take the key and enjoy the stay. Bad Times at the El Royale is a fun, Tarantino-style thriller that kept me engaged though the long running time.

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October 19, 2018

The boogyman is back along with Jamie Lee Curtis in the new Halloween, a genuine continuation of the Michael Myers story.

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Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween is a shameless, rushed, cheap cash-in, that plays like a bad cable movie of the week.

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October 17, 2018

Sorry about the lack of updates, but I've got reviews of Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween and Bad Times at the El Royale coming soon.

First Man puts you into the pilots seat for a small step, but a giant leap for a great movie.

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October 8, 2018

This is a story about stars unready to accept or lose fame. A Star is Born will shine forever.

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October 5, 2018

Venom lives up to it's title: it's cinematic poison that one part standard superhero origin story and part bad editing that hurts it's darker intent

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October 1, 2018

Hell Fest may be a typical slasher, but it's haunt and park imagery is really cool and atmospheric.

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September 28, 2018

Smallfoot's snow bound story of acceptance will seem familiar to adults, but fun for kids

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September 24, 2018

An amazing house and atmosphere doesn't offer parents more, but kids should like The House with a Clock in it's Walls fine. 

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Paul Feig has baked and posted an intriguing mystery A Simple Favor, with both Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively perfectly casted.

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September 20, 2018

White Boy Rick is an intriguing rags-to-slighty better rags crime story that could have been great had they gotten a better lead. 

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September 17, 2018

The Predator is fun as an action movie, but the story it aims for is either too complicated or doesn't work at all.

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September 12, 2018

The Nun has a lot of classic horror imagery (gothic church, foggy graveyard), but nothing more then a standard haunted house story. 

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September 6, 2018

Given how much we reveal ourselves online, Searching is a tense thriller that takes advantage of it's computer setting.

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August 27, 2018

The Happytime Murders is a forgettable comedy with a recycled Roger Rabbit plot and boring characters. 

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August 21, 2018

Alpha goes to the dogs with it's strong story and characters, but is stuck with out of place actors and okay cinematography.

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August 20, 2018

Though a story about meeting the parents is nothing new, Crazy Rich Asians is likable and charming enough that this fish out of water story should be fun for most. 

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August 15, 2018

A bizarre story based on a real life, BlacKkKlansman is a well made movie of how a black man infiltrated the klan. 

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August 13, 2018

The Meg is an example of a big budgeted B-Movie. It has plenty of shark action even if the first half is a slow burn.

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August 12, 2018

It's as faceless as it's monster. The Slender Man is a giant bore with no character, no plot, no narrative, and one of the worst horror scripts.

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