Author Archives: Denise

About Denise

Professional nerd. Lover of licorice.

TrailerWatch – “Dune” drops a second trailer!

I’m not even gonna try to be even handed here. I’m a huge fan of the Dune series of books, and I can’t wait to see this film. Synopsis! A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, “Dune” tells the story … Continue reading

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Columbia Screening Pass-palooza – “Old”!

When Jaws hit, people stopped going into the water. Ready to get scared off the beach? Because I’ve got passes for the Columbia, MD screening of Old! Synopsis! This summer, visionary filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan unveils a chilling, mysterious new … Continue reading

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Nutshell Review: “Black Widow”

“Never let them take your heart.” Widow backtracks the MCU to immediately after The Snap, with Natasha trying to avoid arrest after violating the Sokovia Accords. But when she learns that the training camp that molded her is still active, … Continue reading

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Nutshell Review – “Fear Street: 1994”

Come for the cool premise; in 1666 a witch cursed the small town of Shadyside, so mass murder happens on the regular. Stay for the killer – heh – soundtrack and the ample slathering of blood. The Fear Street book … Continue reading

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“Summer of Soul” – essential viewing

“It the ultimate black barbecue. And then you start to hear music…” Story: 1969 was more than Woodstock and Altamont. In Harlem, there was a summer music series. It was filmed, but the footage was packed away. Musician Questlove took … Continue reading

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The Boss Baby: Family Business

“… if there’s one thing I’ve learned, you’re only a kid once.” Story: The wheel of time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend…. Oh wait. Wrong series. But time has indeed passed for Boss Baby … Continue reading

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The Forever Purge – too real to enjoy?

“Does this translate, pendejo?” Story: Well’p after the possibility of a happy ending in Election Year, the usual gang of haters and ignoramuses decide that Those People Crossing The Borders require the Founding Fathers of America – and their yearly … Continue reading

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Elsewhere Review – Terrapin Beer Co. Dancing Gummy Beer Hemp Cherry Berliner Weisse

Originally published at Green Man Review! I remember falling in love with German Weißbier years ago when I first visited Germany. I tried to re-create that experience at home, but could only find its much inferior cousin, the Belgian Wheat. … Continue reading

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Elsewhere Review – BrewDog Elvis AF Non-alcoholic Near Beer

Originally published at Green Man Review! Elvis is everywhereElvis is everythingElvis is everybodyElvis is still the king Mojo Nixon had it right y’all. Elvis is everything. Even beer! This non-alcoholic beer is the crazy (or rather, the sober) twin of … Continue reading

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TrailerWatch – “Halloween Kills” drops its first full trailer…and it’s full of blood

Ready for the followup to 2018’s Halloween? Because it looks like it’s gonna be an epic throw down. Maybe bring your hip waders, because the body count is absolutely crazypants. Synopsis! Minutes after Laurie Strode (Curtis), her daughter Karen (Judy … Continue reading

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