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  • Dark Phoenix

    Sorry fans, but this “X-Men” sequel bored and irritated me. As far as I’m concerned, I’ve been told that “Dark Phoenix” would be the last of the “X-Men” prequels. If I’m wrong, please let me know, because I don’t know… Read More ›

  • The Midway Point: Best & Worst of 2019 So Far

    We’re half-way to the Oscars and Razzies Everybody knows the annual routine before the annual routine. In the month of June, I commemorate the best and worst films of the year, so far. These are the films that are coming… Read More ›

  • Late Night

    Backstage, you’ll find some laughs, honesty, and strength in women and diversity Does anyone think Johnny Carson would have admired “Late Night?” Does anyone think Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert, Oprah Winfrey or Jay Leno would enjoy this movie about a… Read More ›

  • The Souvenir, Godzilla, and Ma video reviews

    This week’s video reviews consist of Tilda Swinton and her daughter Honor Swinton-Byrne in “The Souvenir,” the latest monster showdown in “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” and Octavia Spencer terrorizing teens in “Ma.” The Final Verdict “The Souvenir” ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 “Godzilla:… Read More ›

  • Ma

    Octavia Spencer is fine on almost every level, but the third act loses The Help. “Ma” is a horror movie that only works in its first two acts and then loses its way towards the end. It doesn’t follow the… Read More ›

  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    Too many special effects, cheesy one-liners, and pointless narrative Call me a monster, call me cynical, and call me a jerk all you want. I still thought “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” is one of the most bombastic Sci-Fi sequels… Read More ›

  • The Tomorrow Man

    John Lithgow plans to survive the Apocalypse, but he can’t survive the typical script 2 years ago, as I was scrolling down the Facebook homepage, I accidentally stumbled upon an article saying the world would end on Monday. I was… Read More ›

  • The Secret Life of Pets 2

    Cute animals are fun, but they’re given less to do in formulaic sequel. Box Office Mojo has described the original “Secret Life of Pets” as one of the best openings for an original film. “Original,” my tail, because if you… Read More ›

  • The Biggest Little Farm

    Nature can be kind and cruel, and this doc shows how it can be balanced. I apologize for not presenting my review of “The Biggest Little Farm” sooner; I was just on a tight schedule, and struggled to find a… Read More ›

  • Rocketman, Booksmart, and Aladdin video reviews

    This week’s video reviews include Taron Egerton performing as Elton John in “Rocketman,” Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut of “Booksmart,” and the new Disney live action remake of “Aladdin.” The Final Verdict “Rocketman” (Opens Next Week) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Booksmart” ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 “Aladdin” ⭐️⭐️⭐️… Read More ›

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