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“The First Purge” – fourth time’s the flop sweat

Sometimes I’m too lazy for a full-out piece. Sometimes everything I’ve got to say about a film can be summarized in a few sentences, or stream of consciousness. So herewith, a quick-n-dirty on… Nutshell: The poster on the left tells … Continue reading

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Documentary “Mountain” climbs high

“Their lure is a kind of madness.” What is it: Mountain is a documentary narrated by Willem Dafoe. It’s about…mountains. Obviously. And how we react to – and interact with – them. Should you see it: If you’re into sweeping … Continue reading

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“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” – fun but boilerplate dino spectacle

Nutshell: Big-ass dinosaurs!  If that’s all it takes to float your boat, you’ll have a good time. Need more?  Tough. Kingdom ain’t bad, but it’s not particularly good either.  It is a whole lot of groovy dino-mayhem/CGI spectacle though. If … Continue reading

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“Solo”: Perhaps not the origin story we were looking for, but it works

Nutshell: A fast paced rock ’em, sock ’em actioner that introduces a young Han Solo to the Star Wars universe. While folks who are looking for lots of links to cannon may be disappointed, moviegoers who don’t mind a cursory … Continue reading

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“Book Club” – boilerplate made beautiful by a great cast

Nutshell: Enjoyable lightweight romantic comedy for Boomers and anyone else interested in seeing characters face romantic challenges rather than simply hopping into the sack. Keaton, Fonda, Bergen and Steenburgen need to be in more movies together; they make a great … Continue reading

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#SpoilerFreeReview: “Deadpool 2” – not just dialed to 11, but dialed to DEADPOOL 11

Nutshell: Dopinder and the gang are back for more fourth-wall breaking hijinks, and I couldn’t be happier. Not because the story is good (it is) or that the actors are more than down to clown (they are), but because 2 … Continue reading

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“Breaking In” is heavy on action fun, light on substance

Nutshell: Looking for a movie that has action, but doesn’t tax the ol’ brainpan? Well look no further. Union is fantastic as the mom who has to save her kids, but other than the usual action tidbits there’s little else here. … Continue reading

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