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TRIPLE 9 Movie Review – Another Generic Urban Actioner

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My Rating:   There’s more than enough sound and fury in John Hillcoat’s (Lawless, The Road, The Proposition) fourth film, Triple 9, an Atlanta-set bad cop urban actioner,…

REAL GEEK MOMS: Artist Leslie Doyle

  The goal of my “Real Geek Moms” series is to show the world that moms can be geeky too. When you think of a mom, you don’t…

BLU-RAY INVASION – Weeks of 2/16

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Spectre A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the…

THE WITCH Movie Review – A New England Horror Tale

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My Rating:   Writer-director Robert Eggers‘ profoundly gripping, remarkably assured feature-length debut, The Witch: A New England Folktale, opens with the expulsion of a family of seven from…

DEADPOOL Movie Review – R-Rated Superhero Novelty Wears Out Fast

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My Rating:   Let’s give credit where where credit is due: The anonymous team behind the genius-level marketing campaign for Deadpool, the latest C- or D-level Marvel Comics…

ZOOLANDER 2 Movie Review – Desperately, Aggressively Unfunny WOT (Waste of Time)

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My Rating:   When Ben Stiller decided – and the Powers-That-Be, against their collective best interest, agreed – to make a totally unnecessary, completely redundant sequel to the…

BLU-RAY INVASION – Weeks of 2/2-2/9

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Crimson Peak – Guillermo del Toro When her heart is stolen by a seductive stranger, a young woman is swept away to a house atop a mountain of…

PRIDE & PREJUDICE & ZOMBIES Movie Review – Too Late, Too Late

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My Rating:   If the phrase “Too soon, too soon,” has a corollary, it’s, of course, the opposite: “Too late, too late,” four words that aptly, succinctly describe…

Hail, Caesar! Review: Hollywood Chaos Never Looked So Beautiful – Movie Review

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My Rating:   Let me try to write this review without using worn-out sentences like “Heartfelt Homage”, “Love Letter to Cinema” and “Old Hollywood Glamour” (good luck to…

THE FINEST HOURS Is A Solid Rescue Drama – Movie Review

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My Rating: Late January and February are traditionally the dumping ground for awful films.  Imagine a giant metaphoric city dump filled not with actual garbage, but instead with…

BLU-RAY/DVD INVASION – Weeks of 1/19-1/26

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Straight Outta Compton – F. Gary Gray Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how five young cultural rebels – armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado…

REAL GEEK GIRLS: Illustrator and Comic Artist Jenn St-Onge

The goal of this series is to show the world that real geek girls exist. Say it loud, say it proud ladies! This week, meet illustrator and comic artist Jenn St-Onge!

13 HOURS Gives Benghazi the Michael Bay Treatment – Movie Review

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My Rating:   At this point, everybody knows what they’re getting with a Michael Bay film. Pretty action and the subtlety of a tank rolling down the road….

12 Best Movies With Drug-Induced Road Trips

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  Drugs can play a key role in any film. They can add stake, bond characters together, or be used for comedic effect. According to Wikipedia, there are…

BLU-RAY INVASION – Week of 1/12/16

The Martian – Ridley Scott During a manned mission to Mars, American astronaut Mark Watney (Damon) is presumed dead and left behind by his crew. But Watney is…

BLU-RAY/DVD INVASION – Week of 1/5/16

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The Visit – M. Night Shyamalan When Becca and Tyler are sent to their grandparents’ secluded Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong stay, they quickly discover something is not right…