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Movie Review: ‘The Predator’ (Second Opinion)

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You can read Gfunk’s review here! Plot:  When a Predator ship crash lands in Mexico, it inadvertently interrupts a hostage retrieval mission led by Army Ranger sniper Quinn McKenna (Boyd Holbrook).  Although his… Continue reading

Let’s Talk About The ‘First Man’ Controversy

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“May you live in interesting times.” –Ancient Chinese Curse Being an American over the last few years has often been an exercise in the surreal. School shootings, social justice protests in sports, a… Continue reading

In Memorium: Burt Reynolds (1936-2018)

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One of the all-time great Hollywood movie stars is gone. Legendary actor Burt Reynolds, known for such films as Deliverance, Smokey and the Bandit, and Boogie Nights passed away from cardiac arrest on… Continue reading

Is The Oscar Category For Popular Film Really That Bad Of An Idea?

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Let’s get one thing straight.  Henceforth, I’m referring to this award as Best Popular Film because “Academy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Film” is just too damn cumbersome.  Sound good? OK then,… Continue reading

A Decade Later Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight’ Remains A Peerless Piece of Cinema Gold

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At the risk of sounding like Abe Simpson shaking his fist at a cloud, I sometimes rail against how easy our society’s movie consumption options have become. VOD, Netflix, HULU, Amazon, iTunes…all of… Continue reading

My Incredibly Late 2017 Movie Year In Review!!!!

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  2017 was a fantastic year for movies.  Unlike 2016, audiences experienced an eclectic blend of tent-pole fare (The Last Jedi, Wonder Woman), excellent horror (Get Out, IT), solid sequels (Logan, Trainspotting 2),… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Bright’

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Plot:  Set in an alternate Los Angeles where orcs, fairies, elves, and other creatures exist, Bright follows police officers Daryl Ward (Will Smith) and Nick Jakoby (Joel Edgerton), L.A.P.D’s first orc police officer. … Continue reading

Oscar Snubs and Surprises

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  We are in full swing when it comes to movie award season and the most coveted prize of all is, of course, Mr. Oscar.  On Tuesday the nominees were announced in Los… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Call Me By Your Name’

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Plot:  Based on the novel of the same name by Andre Aciman, Call Me By Your Name explores the pain and heartache of young love.  Set during the summer of 1983, seventeen year… Continue reading

Ten Things I Want to See in Star Wars Episode IX

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  As the very divisive The Last Jedi continues to gather enough cash to make Scrooge McDuck’s money bank look like one of the plastic coin slots your grandparents had, thoughts have begun… Continue reading