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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 21, 2018

Chimichangas! X-Men! Cable! Peter...and of course, Deadpool. Check out this review of Deadpool 2 written by the Merc with a Mouth.

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Even with Melissa McCarthy and the cast trying, Life of the Party feels like a blander and more boring version of Back to School. 

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May 14, 2018

Overboard is...Overboard all right. Despite good performances from Anna Paris and Eugenio Derbez, it's too predictable to recommend.

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May 7, 2018

Tully isn't afraid to show the uglier and scary side of motherhood. It examines how one's dreams are perceived

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May 3, 2018

Super Troopers 2 is more of the same cop and weed jokes...and Broken Lizard fans should be fine with that.

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April 27, 2018

With the Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy ready to play, Avengers: Infinity War is an exciting crossover that'll satisfy most Marvel fans.

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April 17, 2018

Like the video game, Rampage is mindless popcorn fun. I just wished it was more self aware.

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April 10, 2018

A Quiet Place shouldn't be silenced. Its an effective thriller that understands that what you don't see is scarier.

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April 9, 2018

Blockers is funny, raunchy...smart and progressive about the double standard of prom se and how we see it.

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April 3, 2018

Isle of Dogs is basically if Wes Anderson directed a Studio Ghibli movie. It's amazing.

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April 2, 2018

Ready Player One is a high score. It's a fun adventure with references that gamers, film fanatics, and anyone with nostalgia should get.

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March 26, 2018

Pacific Rim: Uprising feels like a sequel made by committee. It has satisfying robot battles, but predictable plot and character. 

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March 23, 2018

I've got reviews for Pacific Rim: Uprising and Tomb Raider coming.

You know your in for a fun ride when Soderbergh is experimental. Unsane is that simple fun.

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March 16, 2018

Love, Simon tackles the hard issue of a popular kid hiding he's gay and does it with honesty and sweetness.

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March 13, 2018

A Wrinkle in Time barley follows the book, the changes made make little sense, and it feels too safe for a cosmic journey.

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March 6, 2018

Death Wish. It sucks. Let's talk about it. 

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March 5, 2018

With an uneven tone and uninteresting characters, Red Sparrow is an uninspired thriller with an autopilot performance from Jennifer Lawrence. 

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March 4, 2018

It's Oscars time again! Last year, I was correct with a lot of choices. Let's see how I do this time. I'm betting all my money on The Shape of Water.

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March 1, 2018

Sorry that my review of I, Tonya took a while, but I just found the time to finally watch it.

Is Tonya Harding a tragic figure skater or an airhead who went too far? I, Tonya is great at never drawing a clear line.

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February 20, 2018

While it may not be "grand and revolutionary", Black Panther is a very entertaining movie.

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February 14, 2018

The heroes in The 15:17 to Paris deserve better then this dull, laughably bad adaptation.

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Leave it to Sony to take Peter Rabbit and try to make him, "HIP, COOL, and WITH IT"

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January 29, 2018

Hostiles has some pretty cinematography and story elements. It's too bad that it's dry and slow pace drag down this tale of Native American prejudice. 

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January 26, 2018

Though average moviegoers will not like the lack of focus or slow pacing, Phantom Thread is a beautiful looking movie. A lot like the dresses made here.

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January 19, 2018

It's Liam Neeson on a train!...and that's pretty much The Commuter; it's your typical January action thriller.

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A rare sequel that's better then the original, Paddington 2 is a sweet reminder of why we need more people who see the good in everyone. 

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January 18, 2018

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is an amazing character study and of why crime is rarely black and white. 

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January 11, 2018

All the Money in the World is an actors palette, with an intriguing mystery. It's clunky tone prevents it from being a 2017 favorite. 

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January 10, 2018

For a story about a teenager discovering that perspective is different from dreams, Lady Bird hits the right notes.

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January 3, 2017

The Greatest Showman works better as a musical then telling the story of P.T. Barnum.

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January 2, 2018

Beating it's drum, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle rolls it's way into a new decade with a video game story thats entertaining. 

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December 29, 2017

Part Cold War and part Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Shape of Water is a beautiful adult fairy tale.

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December 28, 2017

What can I say? It's another Pitch Perfect movie. Fans of the series will like it, but Pitch Perfect 3 is only passable in my book.

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December 22, 2017

It's ironic that a movie called Downsizing doesn't have something bigger to say. it's just dull.

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Under a darker shadow of Disney World, sits The Florida Project, about a poor child in a colorful motel.

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December 19, 2017

Ferdinand delivers on it's pacifist morals, but is only a passable animated movie.

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December 18, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi's Force is strong as great stories, great character arcs and great action make this movie a true jedi.

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December 12, 2017

Ha, ha, ha, what a story James Franco. The Disaster Artist is a funny tribute to The Room and following your dreams.

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December 6, 2017

"A Very Carpenter Christmas" 2: Despite having some great moments (cast, music, and a scary monster), Halloween as a movie is overrated. 

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December 5, 2017

"A Very Carpenter Christmas" 1: Assault on Precinct 13 works as it's basically a thriller made like a horror: tense & unpredictable, but exciting.

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December 1, 2017

It's the beginning of December, which is the start of the Christmas season. Before, I did an entire marathon of Steven Spielberg movies. This year, I'd thought I'd look at the films of John Carpenter. So throughout the month (probably going past Christmas), I'll look and review his entire line of movies. Tune in later to see what's in store.

I'm calling this "A Very Carptenter Christmas"

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November 30, 2017

I'd recommend Coco for it's creativity alone, but it's music and story make it one of my new favorite Pixar movies. See what a beautiful song this is.

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November 17, 2017

Justice League may be a tonal mess, but it has good moments from making it a total loss.

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November 13, 2017

Murder on the Orient Express is a satisfying mystery thats visually beautiful and should please Agatha Christie fans.

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November 8, 2017

I'm doing some catch up and will be seeing A Bad Moms Christmas, Murder on the Orient Express and Daddy's Home 2 when I can.

Cosmic, funny, and fun, Thor: Ragnarok is a formed God of thunder, crafting the best of the Thor series. 

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October 24, 2017

Though it's not perfect, Only the Brave does manage to tell an interesting story about these wildfire firefighters. 

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October 23, 2017

Geostorm is nothing but 90's disaster film clichés and bad science that makes Sharknado look credible. Why does a satellite need a death ray?!

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October 17, 2017

The Foreigner delivers some Jackie Chan action, but understand that this is a political thriller first. 

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October 16, 2017

Happy Death Day feels like a great movie that was edited by cowards. Wish for a director's cut for your birthday.

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October 11, 2017

This won't be lost like tears in the rain. Blade Runner 2049 is the rare movie that's better then the original.

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October 10, 2017

Battle of the Sexes may have scored some points, but hogs it's own ball by focusing too much on Billie Jean King.

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September 30, 2017

American Made has a nostalgic tone, along with a comedic sense, makes for a fun drug smuggling story.

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September 26, 2017

Some might say that Kingsmen: The Golden Circle is too over-the-top and insane, but that's what I expect out of this series. 

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The Lego Ninjago Movie tries to satirize martial arts movies and Saturday morning cartoons, but lacks the creativity the brand is known for.

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September 18, 2017

Given how underwhelming mother! was, at least we know what Darren Aronofsky's remake of Project X was like.

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September 12, 2017

Pennywise is back after a 27 year slumber. As a coming of age story with horror elements, It is very entertaining.

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August 21, 2017

One juke says that the caper is "Oceans 7-11"; that is the best way to describe Logan Lucky.

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August 17, 2017

Though it uses the Midnight Run storyline, The Hitman's Bodyguard has enough laughs and action for me to say that I had fun.

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August 8, 2017

Darkness and tragedy are told in the incredible account of Detroit.

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After years in development, The Dark Tower is incredibly...okay. It'll piss off Stephen King fans, but should be serviceable to everyone else.

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August 2, 2017

The Emoji Movie is a shameless, ninety minute commercial and SONY SHOULD BE ASHAMED.

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July 25, 2017

For all the large and amazing design, why couldn't Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets have gotten better leads?

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July 24, 2017

One part suspenseful and two parts engaging, Dunkirk is the loudest silent film I've seen (it's also incredible)

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July 18, 2017

Just look at the poster with Joey King crouching in anguish. This should be a sign that Wish Upon sucks.

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The Big Sick is a cute story about the sacrifices between family values and significant others.

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July 17, 2017

After the rise and dawn, War for the Planet of the Apes is a deep and emotional conclusion to Caesar's story.

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July 7, 2017

Homecoming is right as Spider-Man: Homecoming is an awesome return for the web-slinger into the MCU.

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June 28, 2017

Baby Driver is one of the best movies of 2017. It's musically-sync to car chases are perfection.

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June 23, 2017

I doubt you'll be able to "Keep Ya Head Up" for All Eyez on Me. You'll get the events, but learn nothing of the complex personality of Tupac.

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June 22, 2017

For fans of the first, Cars 3 is a nice U-turn to form as it addresses staying in the race.

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June 21, 2017

Don't worry, I've got reviews of Cars 3, All Eyez on Me, and Rough Night coming. 

Autobots, I'm done. Transformers: The Last Knight is more of the same explosion-filled cinematic junk food. This is the last one I'm sitting through. 

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June 15, 2017

The Mummy has no idea what kind of movie it wants to be. The only thing unraveled was that it was a Tom Cruise vehicle first.

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June 7, 2017

You get what you'd expect with Captain Underpants, but by embracing it's own insanity, you also get a very funny movie.

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June 6, 2017

Like the real Wonder Woman that was sculpted out of clay, this movie feels god-like in it's fantastic quality.

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