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Pet Sematary review

PET SEMATARY Review – It’s the Cat’s Meow

Pet Sematary review — This resurrection of the 1980’s novel and film adaptation is frightfully good. Based on the bone-chilling horror novel by Stephen King, Pet Sematary follows Dr. Louis Creed (Jason Clarke), his haunted wife Rachel (Amy Seimetz) and their two children, 9-year-old Ellie (Jete Laurence) and toddler Gage (twins Hugo and Lucas Lavoie),…

Dumbo review

DUMBO Review — A Circus of Wonder and Charm

Dumbo Review — It’s all about the elephants, and director Tim Burton’s darkly charming vision. There’s a lot to love about Disney’s new live action film Dumbo, based on the beloved 1941 animated feature and directed by distinctive director Tim Burton. Just keep your eye on the elephants, and all will be well. The elephants,…

Us review

US Review — Don’t Get it? It Isn’t You, It’s the Film

Us review — It defies most people’s abilities to explain what exactly happened. That’s both a blessing and a curse. I’m not drinking the Kool-aid on this one. Unlike most of my critic colleagues, I don’t think Us is an immediate classic, or writer/director Jordan Peele’s genius follow up to Get Out, a film that quite enamored…

Five feet apart review

FIVE FEET APART Review — There’s No Fault in This Film’s Engaging Star

Five Feet Apart review — Lead Haley Lu Richardson elevates it above other terminal teen angst films. Apparently we DO need another teens with a life threatening illness falling in love movie, because The Fault in Our Stars and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl just weren’t enough. Seriously. Five Feet Apart tells the tragic tale…

Captain Marvel Review

CAPTAIN MARVEL Review — Just Shy of Marvelous, It Still Packs a Punch

Captain Marvel review — Everything you want in a female superhero origin story—and a little less. Captain Marvel almost has it all: excitement, wit, plot twists, multi-faceted villains and stunning visual effects. What it doesn’t have is the gravitas of a Wonder Woman, but many genre fans are okay with that. They’re there mostly to see…

Greta Review

GRETA Review — The Whole Doesn’t Equal the Sum of Its Parts

Greta Review — Excellent acting and lush cinematography can’t overcome a wholly holey script The Crying Game is one of the most compelling films I’ve ever seen. Although its writer/director Neil Jordan won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay clear back in 1993, I still vividly remember many details. And who could forget that scene?…

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One of the Best Parts of Awards Season — The DPA Pre-Oscars Style Lounge

Check out the fabulous goodies from the DPA Pre-Oscars Style Lounge and gifting suite. If you’ve followed me for any length of time, you know that around the time of the Oscars and other major awards ceremonies, journalists, nominees and other fun celebrities are invited to get to know new products, fabulous vacation destinations and…

How to Train Your Dragon — The Hidden World review

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON — THE HIDDEN WORLD Review – Spectacular!

How to Train Your Dragon — The Hidden World review — Adults and children will be awed the wonder and spectacle of the glorious animation. It’s the perfect ending.  I’m going to go out on a ledge here and say that if How to Train Your Dragon — The Hidden World had been released in 2018,…

Fighting With My Family Reviewi

FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY Review — It’ll Get a Hold On You and Won’t Let Go

Fighting With My Family review — Don’t you dare dismiss it because it’s about professional wrestling. It’s an understated treasure. You heard it here first: Fighting With My Family is going to be a sleeper hit of Bend It Like Beckham proportions. It’s right up there with The Damned United. Add it to your list…

Isn't it Romantic review

ISN’T IT ROMANTIC Review — The Movie That Makes Fun of Itself

Isn’t It Romantic review — For everyone who has a love/hate relationship with romantic comedies How could you not be at least mildly amused by a film starring Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth and Adam Divine doing delicious self-parodies in a send-up of an entire genre? Great cast, premise and potential, right Isn’t It Romantic does not disappoint.…

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