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Movie Review: “Baby Driver”

From the moment the first guitar chords strike you know “Baby Driver” is going to take you on a unique ride.  Edgar Wright has not crafted just another movie, not just another heist film, but created what has as much in common with a full blown dance musical as it does with a standard action [...]

By |June 27th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “The Beguiled” (2017)

Two idioms repeatedly pop into mind when watching Sofia Coppola’s 2017 remake of “The Beguiled.”  “A fox in the henhouse” and “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned” neatly encapsulate the atmosphere within this tense drama set near the end of the Civil War.   Colin Farrell plays John McBurney, an injured Yankee soldier [...]

By |June 22nd, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “Transformers: The Last Knight”

I don’t even know where to start.   If you are looking forward to this movie, then you’ll be happy to know that it is a notable improvement over the previous Transformers movie.  “Age of Extinction” was almost universally disliked by both critics AND audience members but somehow still managed to gross over a billion [...]

By |June 21st, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “The Hero”

“The Hero” - “Lone Star Barbeque Sauce, the perfect partner for your chicken.”- Lee Hayden “You seem sad.” – Charlotte, speaking to Lee Sam Elliott is enjoying a busy and celebrated television and film career, spanning 48 years and counting.  He has starred in very memorable supporting roles over the years, including “Mask” (1985), “Road [...]

By |June 16th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “The Mummy” (2017)

Having a cinematic universe is the latest fad in Hollywood.  Apparently, a studio isn’t relevant unless they have a full “universe” of films slated for the upcoming decade(s).  It’s incredibly pretentious to lay claim to a full universe with the first film that exists within it, and yet, that’s exactly what Universal does in the [...]

By |June 7th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|1 Comment

Book Review: American Gods

Summer, like books, offers the opportunity to escape from the increasingly horrifying reality of what we witness in our daily news dose. Getting lost in a good book (or movie, depending on which part of this site you like to visit the most) is a small favor that we can grant ourselves during the summer [...]

By |June 7th, 2017|Book Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Churchill”

“Churchill” – Steven Spielberg’s “Saving Private Ryan” (1998) reverberates in the halls of cinematic history as one of the greatest war films ever made.   It effectively pays homage to soldiers - any soldiers – who risk their lives on the battlefield through the personal story of Capt. John Miller (Tom Hanks).  Capt. Miller’s journey to [...]

By |June 2nd, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Kid Review: “Captain Underpants the First Epic Movie”

I'm not gonna lie. I didn't care for Captain Underpants: the First Epic Movie. It had some very clever things, but the movie is pure potty humor from start to finish, which is not my proverbial cup of tea. But like many movies, I am not the target audience. So, I decided to take some people [...]

By |June 1st, 2017|Movie Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Wonder Woman” (2017)

Warner Bros and DC have wedged themselves into a tight spot following the over-hype and subsequent backlash of the first few films in their DCEU.  “Man of Steel” was criticized for being too angsty.  “Batman V Superman” was lambasted for being exactly what fans said they always wanted, a movie with so many inside references [...]

By |May 31st, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Wakefield”

“Wakefield” – “I’m totally bewildered by the situation that I created for myself.” – Howard Wakefield “A short story is the shortest distance between two points.  A novel is the scenic route.” – Robert J. Sawyer Howard Wakefield (Bryan Cranston) is a married man who lives in a big, beautiful house nestled in an affluent [...]

By |May 26th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments