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“Twisters”: Exciting and Emotional

In a summer full of action movies, I wondered if “Twisters” would have what it took to stand out. A sequel to the 1996 Twister, I also was curious how it compared with the original film. But I was pleasantly surprised with a film that is exciting and emotional, with a cast of colorful characters, […]

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Despicable Me 4: Hilarious Family Fun

I have loved the Despicable Me films from the very beginning. I love animation and comedy; with Steve Carrell voicing Gru, they’ve been wonderful fun, so I was excited that we were getting a new film after seven years. Despicable Me 4 is hilarious family fun with a cast of crazy characters that will keep

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“Daddio”: Powerful Performances

When I read about this film, I was intrigued by the concept and more interested because of Sean Penn and Dakota Johnson. Both are very talented so I was hopeful for a successful film. What I watched, however, blew me away. Both gave powerful performances in “Daddio, honest, authentic, and nuanced. While the film is

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“The Bikeriders”: Dramatic and Powerful

When I saw the trailers for the film The Bikeriders, I knew immediately that I wanted to see it. The powerful images and the impressive cast enticed me as well. What I hadn’t anticipated was just how dramatic and powerful the film would be, with the cast giving outstanding performances one and all.  “The Bikeriders”

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Thelma: Delightfully Funny

I like different, especially in movies. I’m always looking for something that’s going to be entertaining but add a different point of view. When I heard about Thelma, I was excited because in this film, the main hero is an elderly woman. When I got the chance to watch the film, I found it as

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“Back to Black”: Emotional Gut Punch

I love music and there is no one who isn’t at least somewhat familiar with Amy Winehouse and what happened to her so I was incredibly curious about this movie. There was a lot I was unfamiliar with but after watching the film, I felt like I was hit with an emotional gut punch as

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“The Fall Guy” Thumbs up Action and Fun

Ever since I saw the first trailers, I knew I wanted to see “The Fall Guy”. Not only did I watch the original tv series with Lee Majors but from the trailers, it looked like Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt were going to be comedy gold together. When I finally got the chance to see

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“We Grown Now”: Beautiful and Poignant

I always look for films that will give me a different or better perspective on other’s, to open my world a bit and allow me to experience through film what others might encounter. This film really unveils the housing of Chicago, how the war on drugs impacted the families living in that housing, especially the

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The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: Flawlessly Executed

I love Guy Ritchie’s films. I had a friend who loved heist films and got me into his movies. Suffice to say, I’m always entertained when I watch one of Guy Ritchie’s films. So I expected The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, especially with the cast involved, to be entertaining. But it goes far beyond that,

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