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  • Cars 3

    Not many would call “Cars” a Pixar classic, but I found it to be delightful. The sequel wasn’t as fresh as the original, but it had its moments. And now, we have “Cars 3,” which is the best since the… Read More ›

  • Rough Night

    I’ve only seen parts of “Very Bad Things,” a bomb from 1998, and trust me: it was not pretty. It involved guys accidentally killing a hooker and murdering a security guard (know the difference between killing and murdering) at a… Read More ›

  • Maudie

    Opens Friday in New York and Los Angeles “Maudie” is the true story of Maud Dowley (1903-1970), an arthritic woman with a limping body, but a passion for painting. Sally Hawkins was amazing in “Blue Jasmine,” but in “Maudie,” she… Read More ›

  • The Hero

    Sam Elliott has given many memorable performances, including his in “The Big Lebowski” and “I’ll See You in My Dreams,” and “The Hero” continues his legacy. This is one of his absolute best performances. He plays Lee Hayden, “a sad,… Read More ›

  • Some Like it Hot (1959)

    “White Chicks” was an awful comedy, which, to me, takes place in a parallel world, where every character is so stupid that not even dead giveaways can prove Shawn and Marlon Wayans were really guys, not white girls. “Some Like… Read More ›

  • Megan Leavey

    “Megan Leavey” is an entertaining war drama about a young woman named Megan Leavey, who joins the Marines in order to escape her miserable life, and ends up befriending Rex, the dog in combat. They both end up injured from… Read More ›

  • The Mummy (2017)

    I haven’t seen the Brendan Fraser movies in a long time, but some moments stuck with me; I’ve just watched the 1932 “Mummy,” and Boris Karloff was both creepy and riveting; and I used to ride on the “Revenge of… Read More ›

  • It Comes at Night

    “It Comes at Night” is a horror movie that doesn’t rely on jumpscares to tell a story. Its timing and vulnerability is equal to “Get Out” or “Split,” both made as mass market films. The one issue, and I’m sure… Read More ›

  • My Cousin Rachel 

    This second take on Daphne Du Maurier’s novel isn’t as promising as the trailers promised, but “My Cousin Rachel” does offer a lot of brave acting, beautiful locations, and nice dialogue for me to enjoy. The set-up involves a young… Read More ›

  • Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

    I’ve never once been involved with the world of “Captain Underpants,” which is a series of comic books, but I have caught on to its general set-up: two boys hypnotize their angry principal into the heroic but dimwitted superhero Captain… Read More ›

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