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Ad Astra
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Review: Ad Astra

On the surface Ad Astra presents itself as a fairly straight forward science fiction tale about the relationships between father and son. But in reality, it has a lot more to say about modern society, the role of masculinity,…

Aladdin
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Review: Aladdin 2019

I had to prepare myself to watch this new adaptation of Aladdin. That preparation included changing my preconceived ideas about these “live-action adaptations”. For all of us that are reluctant to watch our childhood masterpieces brought to life again…

Hellboy
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Review: Hellboy

It was not an easy concept to embrace a new Hellboy.  It seemed insane to make another movie without Guillermo de Toro and Ron Perlman.  Del Toro was not offered the opportunity to write and direct the film, and…

Alita Battle Angel
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Review – Alita: Battle Angel

Alita: Battle Angel is something I’ve heard whispers about for nearly a decade.  It was on James Cameron’s “I’m making this movie when I make it” list with Avatar and whatever else he’s immersed himself in.  Thankfully he took…

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
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Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

“Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” was my most anticipated (perhaps tied with John Wick 3) movie of the year.  When Quentin Tarantino makes a movie, it’s not just a movie, it’s an event.  Having to wait a week…

destination wedding
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Review: Destination Wedding

“Destination Wedding” was turned on for one reason.  I watch all of Keanu Reeves movies.  This means I’ve sat through some pretty terrible goings.  Not as consistently bad as Nic Cage, but there have been some pretty massive blunders…