Category Archives: 7 Pieces Of

With “The Fabelmans”, Spielberg turns his life into art

“Life isn’t a movie, Fableman.” Story: Little Sammy Fabelman DOES NOT want to go to the movies with his parents. But afterwards, his mom’s help with re-creating a moment in that film to help Sammy deal with his fears? Begins … Continue reading

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“The Menu” – Dark. Hilarious. Delectable.

“Just go with the flow. It’s gonna be magical.” Story: Margot is the plus-one to gustatorial fanboy Nick’s super-chic, super-exclusive, dinner on the beautiful island of Don’t Go There Girl. She’s not impressed with foamy this and freeze-dried that, but … Continue reading

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“Ticket to Paradise” – frothy, formulaic fun

“Why save the good stuff for later?” Story: Lily just graduated from law school! Mazel! Now she and her BFF are hitting Bali for a graduation vacation. Cut to a few weeks in, and Lily has fallen hard for local … Continue reading

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In Horror – They/Them!

“And please, just remember; this is for your own good.” Story: Whistler Camp. Where folks can come “Respect, Renew, Rejoice”. And Head counselor Owen Whistler seems super chill, really laid back, and more into the campers finding out who they … Continue reading

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“Vengeance” – Novak’s first directorial effort is damn good, y’all

“This just keeps getting bigger and bigger!” Story: Ben Manalowitz is a jerk. The kind of guy that sleeps around and calls it living his truth, while not exactly talking to his partners about how he’s not monogamous. The kind … Continue reading

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“Thor: Love and Thunder” – goats, dolphins, GOATSIES, and a whole lot of crazy fun

“What a classic Thor adventure! Hurrah!” Story: When we last left Thor, he had joined up with the Guardians of the Galaxy. And there he is, part of the team…but separate. Seems he’s still coming to terms with what’s happened … Continue reading

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“Fire Island” – everything you want & need from a modern-day rom-com

“I gave you unrestricted access to our room for TWENTY SEVEN MINUTES. What the fuck were you doing?” Story: BFFs Noah and Howie (Joel Kim Booster and Bowen Yang, playing fictionalized versions of their true selves) head to their yearly … Continue reading

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“Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story” – a beautiful tribute to a legendary festival

“There’s nothing like playing the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Nothing like it in the world.” Story: An up close and extremely personal look at the 50th anniversary of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, aka Jazz Fest, … Continue reading

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“Downton Abbey: A New Era” – gorgeous, but lacking that je ne sais quoi

“Oh dear. There’s only one reason old ladies summon their lawyers.” Story: Returning to our favorite bunch of aristocrats and their family of choice, the Earl of Grantham’s former son-in-law Tom is marrying again, to sweet (and in the last … Continue reading

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“Firestarter” (2022) – barely a spark

“Daddy, something feels wrong in my body…. The bad thing.” Story: 11 year old Charlie McGee’s parents really love her. And they’re also suffering from the after-effects of signing up for a weird Government test that enhanced their psychic abilities. … Continue reading

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