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Rotten Bananas: Frozen II

“Frozen II” is a blast for the whole family; a trek through the Disney-animated winter wonderland of Arrendale.  The film, directed by “Frozen” directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, stars once again Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel as sisters Anna and Elsa, respectively. The film takes place very soon after the first “Frozen” …

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Rotten Bananas Throwback: ‘Carrie’

“Carrie” is a story that perfectly encapsulates Stephen King’s storytelling style: it’s cautionary, it’s gruesome, and it’s supremely suspenseful.  The film, directed by Brian De Palma, is based on the Stephen King book of the same name and stars Sissy Spacek as the titular Carrie White, a high school student who gets …

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Halloween Rotten Bananas: Top 5 Halloween Movies

Everyone has their favorite spooky scary movie to take in when the weather gets frightful and the temperature is not so delightful. Here’s your resident film critic’s top 5 favorite movies to watch around Halloween time. Note: not all of these will be horror, but they all do relate to …

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‘Joker’ goes crazy at the box office

“Joker” is a film that deals with society’s most sinister issue: the erasure of people with mental illnesses.  The film, directed by Todd Phillips, stars Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime himself known initially by his birth name of Arthur Fleck. Fleck is a party clown and an …

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Halloween Throwback: ‘Cujo’

For the month of October, otherwise known as “spooky season,” Rotten Bananas will be taking a turn for the scary and reexamining the great terrifying visual treatises of the past, beginning with the Stephen King classic, “Cujo.”  The film, directed by Lewis Teague and released in 1983, two years after …

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‘Joker:’ a prerelease first glance

The release date of “Joker” is upon us but let’s take a look at what got us to this point: the point where a supervillain solo film can win the Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival.  The film, directed by Todd Phillips, is to be released on Friday, Oct. 4 and is the origin …

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‘Castle Rock’ sends chills for King fans on Hulu

“Castle Rock” is a foray into the demented universe of Stephen King’s numerous books and it sells quite well.  The series, created by Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason, stars Andre Holland as Henry Matthew Deaver, a criminal attorney and native of the town of Castle Rock, who returns to the …

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