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Review: Brittany Runs A Marathon

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“Brittany Runs A Marathon” is not just a runner’s tale. Of course, most of us runners will also be super eager to tell you running isn’t really about running either. This story about Brittany does a wonderful job of conveying exactly that. I watched this because I’m a runner. Even so, I was hesitant because I can’t stomach the by the numbers beats these movies typically hit. It ruins any hope of sincerity, but “Brittany Runs A Marathon” did not.…

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Review: Christmas With The Kranks

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It’s been nearly a decade since I’ve seen “Christmas with the Kranks” and my initial impression was not a positive one. It spawned from the heartfelt novel “Skipping Christmas” about rediscovering the Christmas spirit after your children are grown. John Grisham’s novel addresses what a lot of us struggle with around the holidays. From the financial burden to the stress of shopping, decorating, and the expectation of being bloody merry all the time is tangible. After ten years I have…

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Review: Ready or Not

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“Ready or Not” was a movie with a lot of excitement, positive hype, and cheering among the general population. Naturally, I avoided it until it was available to stream/rent. On a personal level, I have been in nearly 20 weddings myself and a guest closing in on 50. I’ve watched people get married for all of the reasons you can imagine. Because they were in love or because they were afraid to be alone.  Some because they thought it seemed…

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Krampus (2015)

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Krampus was on the top of my holiday “to-see” list. Part of my goal this month is to revisit holiday-themed movies I haven’t seen in a long time, give second chances to those I loathe, and try some new ones. I didn’t have high expectations for a holiday horror film, but Krampus was pretty eerie and a ton of fun.  Michael Doughtery knows how to make holiday themed movies.…

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My 50 Favorite Movies Of The Decade

2019 is almost over and so comes to an end of what’s been a very strange decade for me. A lot has happened and changed in my life, and some of my favorite passions and past times were shelved while I was busy taking care of real-life business. This wasn’t my most ambitious decade of movie watching, but it was a pretty good decade in retrospect. So today I bring you my favorite movies of the decade.…

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The Christmas and Holiday Edition

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Christmas and the holiday season is officially on and what does this mean? Usually, last-minute shopping, rushing to decorate and all of the other activities that are suddenly in your face without much time to prepare. In the last 5 years, it’s been a pretty intense struggle to get much holiday movie viewing in. I have a stack of favorites that I want to watch each year and it seems the list of “watched” dwindles as each year becomes more…

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Terminator: Dark Fate

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Listen up mother truckers that were rightfully traumatized by the obscenity that was Terminator: Genysis, Terminator: Dark Fate is Oscar-worthy in comparison. If anything, it benefits from the low expectations left from the previous three movies. Out of the franchise, it easily cruises into 3rd best film, pays homage to the original mythology, gives righteous fan service, and has some wicked sexy action sequences. It is a FUN movie, but it only is enjoyable on a superficial level. For us…

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