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“Dolittle” – fabulously frenetic family fun

“I bought a one way ticket to crazy town!” Story: John Dolittle is a doctor and veterinarian of some renown, helping folks from farmers to the Queen herself. But when his beloved wife dies, he shuts down. Shuts down his … Continue reading

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“A Hidden Life”

“What’s happened to our country? To the land we love?” Story: Austrian Franz Jägerstätter is happy in his village. He farms, he loves his family, and he gathers with his fellows at the local beer garden. But this is WWII, … 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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Wayback Review: “The Haunted Mansion”

A little something for All Saints Day… Originally published in 2003 at The Green Man Review! Ghosts. You can’t live with ’em, you can’t just throw ’em out on the street. Jim and Sara Evers are husband and wife. They … Continue reading

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