Category Archives: Movie Reviews

Review-in-a-Flash: “Alien: Covenant”

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 sentence or two. Sometimes it’s both. So herewith, a quick-n-dirty on Alien: Covenant! Nutshell: While Covenant abuses the Stupid … Continue reading

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“The Wedding Plan” – an open-hearted story about finding Orthodox love in a non-Orthodox way

Nutshell: With hints of Pride and Prejudice and Muriel’s Wedding, The Wedding Plan is a sweet, quirky, and heartfelt look at women, men, marriage, and faith. Faith in yourself, faith in your family and friends, and faith that everything will … Continue reading

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Guy Ritchie’s “King Arthur” is a walk on the wild side of Camelot

Nutshell: Arthurian Legend as heist caper.  Ritchie’s take on the legends of Arthur and the gang is more gang and less legend as he fashions his tale for the 21st Century. Strap in for the usual Ritchie dizzying jump cut … Continue reading

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Elsewhere Review: Melissa Sweet’s Some Writer! The Story of E.B. White

Read the original piece RIGHT HERE at The Green Man Review! I have to admit, I worried I didn’t know enough about E.B. White to do justice to this book.  I’m a huge fan of Charlotte’s Web; but who isn’t?  … Continue reading

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“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” gives more awesome and MOAR GROOT

Nutshell: Hey, remember how Guardians of the Galaxy was an amazeballs kickass good time?  Well, get ready for more of the same.  The gang is a more cohesive unit this go-round, and the set design and FX are a trippy … Continue reading

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“Tommy’s Honour” – a golf film that swings for your heart

Nutshell: A bit too light of a touch with Tommy’s backstory starts the film off with a slight handicap, and a lack of character development (as well as golf basics for non-players) often lands the plot in the weeds.  But with … Continue reading

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“Their Finest” – a touching historical piece that’s a damn fine movie about making movies

Nutshell: With hints of the charming, hopeful UK propaganda films of WWII, Their Finest can be labeled a comedy, but doesn’t shy away from showing the agonies of wartime Britain.  A powerful, sweet, and sometimes heartbreaking comedy. In this instance, yes … Continue reading

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