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“Life” – be prepared to have it scared out of you with this suspenseful space story

“This isn’t your buddy.“ Nutshell: Alien meets Gravity in a well thought out, well acted genre film that hits all the right buttons. While I hated the all-but-boilerplate-in-this-genre ending, there’s no denying it’s not necessarily a bad way to send … Continue reading

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“Kong: Skull Island” – Kong gets monstrous in this excellent reboot

Nutshell: Outstanding FX, fantastic (if a bit too done-before) soundtrack, and a cast that makes you feel all the fear and wonder of being stranded on an island full of kaiju. A popcorn flick par excellence, even with a few … Continue reading

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“Logan”: a fitting swan song for Jackman’s Wolverine

Nutshell: A fitting goodbye to Jackman’s Wolverine, as well as an amazing introduction to Laura “X-23” Kinney. Logan gives you everything you want in a big-screen re-imagining of the “Old Man Logan” story…and while everything means the film goes on … Continue reading

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“The LEGO Batman Movie” – everything’s still awesome

“I’m Richard Grayson, but everybody at the orphanage calls me Dick.” ‘Well, kids can be cruel.’ Nutshell: A crazy, over-the-top extravaganza of villainous excess and Batman badassery. Lots of adults-get-it-humor that isn’t too much for the wee ones. A bit … Continue reading

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7 Pieces of “Hidden Figures”

Nutshell: An excellent look at heretofore unsung women behind the Astronauts.  Director Theodore Melfi manages to combine the stories of three women, the cultural revolution of the era, and the history of the space program together in an affecting, enjoyable … Continue reading

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7 Pieces of: Loving

Nutshell: A well crafted film about an important moment in history. Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton deliver quiet, powerful performances. Writer/Director Jeff Nichols focuses on the people that made the case, rather than the case itself.  The result is a powerful, … Continue reading

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7 Pieces of: The Edge of Seventeen

Nutshell: Forget what you’ve heard about this film, and how it’s sooooo close to teen comedies of the 80s and 90s.  It’s not.  There are laughs, sure.  But Seventeen is darker, and way more real.  Which is a good thing. … Continue reading

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