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Netflix Review: THE LIBERATOR

Posted: November 17, 2020 at 1:34 pm   /   Television Reviews

“Until youRemember, suprisingly, that common men have done good deeds.” -Robert Penn Warren If we want to be optimistic, the history of America is laden with ordinary men and women stepping up when it was needed, to deliver in the clutch when others couldn’t. Be it the farmers who fought for independence in the American […]

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Movie Review: BLOW THE MAN DOWN Starring David Coffin, David Pridemore, Adam Wolf Mayerson

Posted: March 20, 2020 at 9:52 am   /   Movie Reviews

As one of my favorite television shows likes to point out: bad gas travels fast in a small town. And so it is in Easter Cove, the setting for Blow the Man Down. It’s a tiny fishing community in New England that, if you’re old enough to remember, may remind you a bit of the […]

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Movie Review: THE CALL OF THE WILD Starring Harrison Ford, Karen Gillan, Cara Gee

Posted: February 21, 2020 at 10:29 am   /   Movie Reviews

I’m not sure what it is, but there’s something inherently romantic with the Yukon wilderness. It’s hard to nail down exactly what it is: perhaps it’s the idea of exploring the pristine, undisturbed world of the Yukon. Or perhaps the romanticized notion of striking it incredibly rich on your own. When I was growing up, […]

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Movie Review: BAD BOYS FOR LIFE Starring Will Smith, Martin Lawrence

Posted: January 17, 2020 at 8:25 am   /   Movie Reviews

If you’ve ever seen the movie Major League II, there’s a scene towards the beginning of the film where two of the main characters are watching the trailer for the action movie one of them is starring in. As the action gets increasingly outlandish and impossible, the star of the film can’t contain his excitement, […]

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Movie Review: 1917 Starring Dean-Charles Chapman, George MacKay, Daniel Mays

Posted: January 10, 2020 at 7:44 am   /   Movie Reviews

When I had the chance to screen They Shall Not Grow Old last year, I jumped at the chance. World War I is a fascinating study that’s often overlooked by many (myself included) for the war that came two decades later. But Grow Old was a terrific look into the actual trenches of the war, […]

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Movie Review: STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

Posted: December 19, 2019 at 3:47 pm   /   Movie Reviews

I can still remember my first exposure to Star Wars. I was pretty young, probably eight or nine, looking for a movie to watch. Back then, we had to rely on the old VCR and whatever movies had either been purchased or recorded off broadcast TV. I feel old just typing that. Anyway, one of […]

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Movie Review: ‘Knives Out’ Starring Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis

Posted: November 27, 2019 at 10:13 am   /   Movie Reviews

Sometimes, you think you have a movie figured out from the beginning. Sometimes, the movie tells you what happens halfway through. And sometimes, even when it tells you, it still pulls the rug out from underneath your feet. With murder mysteries, usually it ends up being a combination of all three. They’re fun for a […]

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Movie Review: ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,’ Starring; Tom Hanks

Posted: November 22, 2019 at 10:36 am   /   Local

Growing up, I didn’t have cable. While other kids got to watch Nickelodeon and Disney Channel, I made do with broadcast channels. Sure, I got my fill of Saturday morning cartoons: Animaniacs, X-Men, and the like. But during the week, especially when I was very young, I ended up watching a lot of PBS. I […]

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Movie Review: ‘21 Bridges,’ Starring; Chadwick Boseman

Posted: November 22, 2019 at 10:31 am   /   Local

I usually try to open my movie reviews with a fun intro or clever anecdote, but I’m coming up with a complete blank for 21 Bridges. I was pretty excited for this movie. Chadwick Boseman, the Russo brothers producing, and the trailer for the movie made it seem like it’d be a fantastic manhunt thriller. […]

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Movie Review: ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Starring Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mackenzie Davis

Posted: November 1, 2019 at 9:22 am   /   Movie Reviews

Note: this review is going to contain some minor spoilers. I will try and cordon off the spoilers if you choose to avoid them. Dark skies above a world of despair. People crying out in agony, wanting for rescue as their hopes are slaughtered. This is a vision of:  The Terminator universe A date with […]

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