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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

Movie Review: ‘Brawl in Cell Block 99’

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  Plot:  After losing his job as a mechanic, recovering alcoholic Bradley Thomas (Vince Vaughn) returns to his life as a drug courier in order to make more money and repair his broken… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘The Shape of Water’

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Review:  In 1962 Cold War America, mute janitor Elisa Esposito (Sally Hawkins) leads a quiet but lonely life working at Occam Aerospace Research Center in Baltimore, Maryland.  Only her daily interactions with gay… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’

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  Plot:  Divorced and grieving mother Mildred Pierce (Frances McDormand) remains despondent seven months after the rape and murder of her only daughter.  In response to the Ebbing police department’s ineptitude, Mildred decides… Continue reading