Category Archives: 7 Pieces Of

“Underwater” – a mix of genre favorites blended into a story we’ve seen before

“I love Moon Pies!” [ed: who doesn’t?] Story: A deep sea underwater research and drilling facility gets hit with a series of earthquakes that leave only six people alive after the devastation. But wait just a minute…what’s that in the … Continue reading

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“Jumanji: The Next Level” levels up the franchise nicely

“So, what part of New Hampshire is this?” Story: High school is done, welcome to college, Jumanji survivors! While Martha, Bethany, and Fridge level up on education, Spencer feels like he’s floundering at NYU. But hey, it’s winter break; time … Continue reading

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“Knives Out” – messy, snarky, and wonderfully kooky, like any family gathering

“My House. My Rules. My Coffee.” Story: It’s murder mystery writer Harlan Thrombey’s 85th birthday – mazel! But things go from celebratory to somber as Harlan is found dead the next morning, his throat slit. Who did it? Well, who … Continue reading

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“Frozen II” – Anna and Elsa go Broadway and it’s glorious

“Can we face what the river knows?” Story: Okay y’all know the first movie’s story, and the main crew. So Elsa is Queening her guts out, Anna is re-creating the beginning of The Sound of Music in the woods, and … Continue reading

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“Doctor Sleep” – from great book to good(ish) film

“…and THEY’RE STARVING.” Story: Danny Torrence survived a hell of a lot when he was a kid. And yet here Dan is all grown up, falling into the same patterns his father did. But as he finally starts to pull … Continue reading

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“Jojo Rabbit”

“Be the rabbit!” Story: Jojo Beltzler is ten years old, loves his mom, and has an imaginary best friend. Awwww, right? Well, his imaginary best friend is Adolph Hitler, and Jojo is a member of the Hitlerjugend. So…kinda not so … Continue reading

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“Motherless Brooklyn” – normcore noir pulled off nicely

“D, you’re the tits!” Story: Lionel Essrog has one hell of a brain. His ability to remember things is practically photographic. But his Tourette syndrome makes connecting with others rough in 1950s NYC. So when his mentor and father-figure Frank … Continue reading

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