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“Rocketman” Joins Masterful Musicals in the Best of Ways [Review]

Rocketman made me unbearably angry at Bohemian Rhapsody all over again. Dexter Fletcher directed both, picking up the reigns on the Queen biopic after continual problem child Bryan Singer was fired by Fox, steering the ego-driven ship to an incredible audience and critical response, nabbing a multitude of awards (like Emmys, BAFTAs, and the Oscar for Best […]

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REVIEW “Papa Hemingway In Cuba”

There are a certain set of historically bent films I can’t live without.  Midnight In Paris is one, with the masterful portrayal of Ernest Hemingway by Corey Stoll reigniting the filmgoing public’s love affair with Papa.  We got the Hemingway and Gellhorn film with Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman, a great idea on paper but […]

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“Green Room” Punktastic Horror Review

Seeing a new film with a fresh audience is usually either a really terrible experience, or a really awesome one.  I was lucky enough to attend a screening of Green Room at the SF Alamo, where texting and talking are STRICTLY forbidden. This helped the overall feel of writer/director Jeremy Saulnier’s film. Sometimes touring can be hard, […]

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“The Huntsman Winter’s War” Review

I have been calling this “Elsa vs Furiosa”, with pretty good reason. Lets remember what a HUGE disappointment the first entry in this series was, KStew attempting to be anything other than boring fell flatter than her range. Snow White And The Huntsman did have all the makings of an anthem for young ladies of the […]

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“Demolition”: Best Loss Therapy, Review

Not many people will see this film, and it’s a crying shame.  Director Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club, Young Victoria) has created a beautiful ode to the weird and sometimes damaging way people deal with the loss of a loved one.  This film should be nominated (and win) so many awards, the directing and editing alone […]

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“Outlander”: ‘Not In Scotland Anymore’ s2e2 Review

This week on “Murtagh (Duncan Lacroix) Hates France”, I mean Outlander….Sorry, that’s what I’m calling the first two episodes of STARZ’s second season of Outlander.  I mean really, aside from the lush sets, costumes, and language, the cast really brings this sophomore season to life. S2E2 ‘Not In Scotland Anymore’ opens  Jamie, Claire, and Murtagh […]

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“The Jungle Book”: Favreau’s Retelling Is Gorgeous, Review

I love classic Disney cartoons.  Do they tell the stories accurately?  Not even remotely.  Do they stay with you in song and visuals for most of your life?  YEP! When director/actor Jon Favreau announced his intention to do a new version of the Rudyard Kipling story The Jungle Book, I was surprised.  We’d had a live […]

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“Outlander”: S2e1 Is EVERYTHING Fans Could Want

The world of book-to-television shows can be a scary place.  We’ve been pretty spoiled in the grand scheme of things, and a good show runner can make all the difference in a good adaptation.  Luckily for fans of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series, we got Battlestar Galactica‘s Ronald D. Moore and STARZ. Season one of Outlander went […]

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“Vikings”: s4 Better Than “Game Of Thrones” s5

What can I say about HISTORY’s Vikings that I haven’t already stated 10,000 times?  The series’ double length 4th season has just about everything I look for in my television dramas, with the added bonus of being better episode-for-episode than it’s big budget cousin, Game of Thrones. The most recent episode of Vikings “The Profit and The Loss“, […]

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“Midnight Special”: “Starman” For New Generation, Review

Much as reviewers and show runners are claiming to be in the beginnings of a television Renaissance age, it’s about time for films to circle back to being wonderful pieces of storytelling on the big screen. After the surprise success (and awesomeness) of 10 Cloverfield Lane, we may be returning into the realm of strong science fiction […]

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