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Godzilla: King of the Monsters – Film Review

When a film leaves no impact, then a few years later a sequel follows, playing catch up while you watch can be difficult; you’re never quite sure what the characters are talking about. In the new early summer release, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, a sequel to the 2014 adventure called simply Godzilla, things are […]

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Aladdin – Film Review

Just weeks after the release of Dumbo, the trend of raiding the Disney vaults, not for home video but for the reworking of classic animated features into a series of new live-action adventures, continues ever onward. After what seemed an interminable length of hearing complaints, rumors, cultural casting conflicts, and required lyric changes from the […]

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The Souvenir – Film Review

The more you’re aware of the technique, the more you can appreciate writer/director Joanna Hogg’s new English drama, The Souvenir. The film’s title is based on Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s 18th-century painting of the same name. It depicts a young woman carving the initials of her love onto the bark of a tree. The woman is thought to […]

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Booksmart – Film Review

Every new generation has its coming-of-age big screen favorite. The last few years alone have produced a slew of quality features: The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015), and the excellent Lady Bird (2017) to name but three. But once time has passed and home viewing is in […]

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A Dog’s Journey – Film Review

Not to be confused with the recent A Dog’s Way Home, which isn’t difficult considering it comes from a book written by the same author, A Dog’s Journey is the sequel to A Dog’s Purpose. The titles are interchangeable. In 2017’s Purpose, the dog named Bailey journeyed through four lives due to reincarnation until he […]

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John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum – Film Review

From the close of credits in Chapter 2 to the opening credits of Chapter 3, a little under an hour has passed. “He knew the rules,” states Winston (Ian McShane) the owner and manager of the Continental Hotel where the offense took place. “He broke them.” “Excommunicado in effect, 6 pm, eastern standard time,” announces the […]

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