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  • Florence Foster Jenkins – The Delight of Delusion – Review

    Florence Foster Jenkins proves you can overcome any obstacle if you are a rich, delusional white woman. Set in the 1940s, Jenkins (Meryl Streep) is a patron of the arts in New York City’s High Society crowd as the war wages on across the globe. While she has a deep, burning love for singing, she is horrible at it. Absolutely dreadful. Historically awful. Even Auto Tune could not save her. Yet, she puts on small parlor concerts with her loving […]

  • Suicide Squad – A Summer Dud – Review

    This is how you end the summer blockbuster season with a yawn. Viola Davis stars as Amanda Waller – a leader in America’s battle with terrorism.  With all of the experts concerned with what would happen if another Superman showed up and wanted to destroy the planet, Waller has come up with a unique idea. She wants to coerce a collection of criminals with special abilities and powers to fight for the government whether or not they choose to comply […]

  • Jason Bourne – Damon Brings The Franchise Back To Life – Review

    Think of this film as a big fat apology for the lame Jeremy Renner Bourne movie we were stuck with a few years ago. Matt Damon is back as Jason Bourne, and he has many many issues to sort out (it’s hard to find a good therapist who will travel from Greece to Italy to London with you as you go toe-to-toe with the Military Industrial Complex).  His old comrade, Nicky Parsons (Julia Stiles), has been working for a big […]

  • Nerve – From Shocking To Silly – Review

    Get ready for an adrenaline-fueled ride to absurdity. Emma Roberts stars as Vee – a quiet, shy high school senior looking for some way to escape her boring, depressing life.  Meanwhile, her more extroverted pal, Sydney (Emily Meade), has been attempting to become an internet star while playing a game called Nerve. In Nerve, you either become a watcher or you become a player who must complete a series of dares to win enormous amounts of money and viewers. After […]

  • Ghostbusters – Don’t Be Afraid of This Ghost – Review

    Let the Gender Wars begin!  OK, they began a long time ago, but Ghostbusters is one of the very few movies I have ever seen with this much division along gender lines. Men hate it! Women love it! Men think it is humorless! Women love the grrrl power theme! Why so much discussion and consternation over such an average movie? Kristen Wiig stars as Erin Gilbert – a professor on the cusp of tenure at Columbia University until her past […]

  • Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates – And Funny Lines, Too – Review

    They also need a more imaginative script. Zac Efron and Adam Devine star as Dave and Mike – two brothers who think they are the life of the party, but who usually end up destroying it in one way or another. Sick and tired of the boys’ antics, Mom (Stephanie Faracy), Dad (Stephen Root), their little sister Jeanie (Sugar Lyn Beard) and her fiancée Eric (Sam Richardson) have decided to stage an intervention.  Jeanie and Eric have planned an elaborate […]

  • The Secret Life Of Pets – Talking Animals Are Funny – Review

    Louie C.K. provides the voice of Max – the luckiest, happiest and most pampered pooch in New York City.  He shares an unbreakable bond with his owner, Katie (Ellie Kemper), however, all of that is about to be challenged when she brings home another stray dog, Duke (Eric Stonestreet). Duke and Max quickly find themselves trying to establish dominance over the other through a series of tricks, power plays and more, but they take it too far, become separated from […]

  • The BFG – Not What You Think It Stands For – Review

    Rubie Barnhill stars as Sophie – a young orphan girl with insomnia who wanders the halls of her orphanage believing the witching hour is 3 AM.  One night, she sees the Big Friendly Giant (voice by Mark Rylance) wandering the streets and delivering dreams, but he decides he must kidnap the girl and take her to Giant Country, so she doesn’t reveal the existence of his kind. Of course, Giant Country is full of other giants who are much bigger […]

  • The Legend Of Tarzan – There’s No Oscar for Best Abs – Review

    It’s not nearly as bad as I thought it would be, but not nearly as good as it needs to be. Alexander Skarsgard stars as Lord John Clayton – the most famous member of the British House of Lords because he was adopted by gorillas in the Congo and raised to be one of them after his parents died.  Word spread of this fantastic tale as he became known as Tarzan. However, after returning to London and assimilating himself back […]