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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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“Truth or Dare” delivers low-key chills this Friday the 13th

Nutshell: Cliches and tropes we’ve all seen too many times before. Characters we’ve all come to expect in horror films. And yet, Blumhouse’s tribute to Stranger Danger can be surprisingly effective at times.  Not chilling, but effective. That’s worth a … Continue reading

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“Rampage” – monstrous fun

Nutshell: Big mutant animals! On a rampage! With lots of good looking guys all over the place! People who are looking for Fine Cinema in this film are idiots. For those of you who just want big monster fun, this … Continue reading

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“Ready Player One” – 80s nostalgia at its best

Nutshell: Forget the haters that say RP1 is just a hodgepodge of 80s nostalgia packed in glitter.  Because RP1 is a hodgepodge of 80s nostalgia packed in glitter, and that makes it awesome. Spielberg takes a gloriously messy thrill ride … Continue reading

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“The Post” – a historical drama that’s all too relevant today

Nutshell: Dynamic performances, and a story about a moment in the Nixon White House where the POTUS tried to break the First Amendment. Echoes of the current administration can’t be denied. Definitely one of my Top 10 films of 2017.  … Continue reading

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7 Pieces Of: “Battle of the Sexes”

Nutshell: Seriou, funny, riveting and real, Battle of the Sexes digs into the lives of two tennis superstars and paints a picture of the era…and problems in our world we still seem to be grappling with. Grade: A- “Time to … Continue reading

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“It” floats just as well as the original

Nutshell: This reboot/remake of the 1990 TV miniseries has a different feel to it, but dammit if it doesn’t pack a punch.  A young cast full of poised-to-break-out stars, a director who knows how to handle the spooky, and a … Continue reading

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