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Widows (2018) Rated R

A group of widows left by their criminal significant others with a debt that needs repaid band together to do one last job. Starring Viola Davis, Liam Neeson, and Jon Bernthal. The film starts as a traditional crime drama. It … Continue reading

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A Star is Born (2018) Rated R

A musician helps a young star rise as his career is derailed by age and alcoholism. Starring Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, and Sam Elliott. This film is enjoyable to watch as the two fall in love; the chemistry between Gaga … Continue reading

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I, Frankenstein (2014) Rated PG-13

Frankenstein’s creature is caught between two immoral clans. Starring Aaron Eckhart, Yvonne Strahovski, and Miranda Otto. This film isn’t as bad as it could have been. Sure, it follows the book in the beginning, but it’s not Mary Shelley’s story. … Continue reading

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Robin Hood (2018) Rated PG-13

A crusader and his Moorish commander revolt against a corrupt monarchy. Starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, and Ben Mendelsohn. This isn’t the Robin Hood that you remember. The filmmakers take leeway with the story of Robin Hood. I get that … Continue reading

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Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Rated PG

Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a Wi-Fi router in their arcade, and now, they are on a new adventure. This film is all about friendship and how stifling it can be. What a great film for kids, right? The … Continue reading

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Indivisible (2018) Rated PG-13

Army Chaplain, Turner, returns from war with unseen scars to fight for his marriage. Based on a true story.  Starring Sarah Drew, Justin Bruening, and Jason George. This film’s story is not the best written. It rushes through and doesn’t … Continue reading

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Inside Balmoral (PBS) Rated NR

The inside story of Balmoral, the castle estate in the Scottish highlands where the Queen and her family go to be themselves. Starring Grant Harrold, Dominic Mafham, and Mike O’Dyllan. The series doesn’t go into detail about the history of  … Continue reading

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Pompeii (2014) Rated PG-13

A slave turned gladiator must save his love, who is betrothed to a Roman Senator, as Mount Vesuvius erupts. Starring Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Emily Browning. This is one of those films with a “great” love story surrounded by … Continue reading

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First Man (2018) Rated PG-13

 A film that looks at the life of astronaut, Neil Armstrong, as he prepares for the mission to the moon, on July 20, 1969. Based on the book, First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong, by  James R. Hansen. … Continue reading

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The Night Shift (NBC) Rated TV-14

A group of Army vets return home and work in a Texas hospital. Starring Eoin Macken, Jill Flint, and Brendan Fehr. I felt that this show is a “been there and done that” show. It’s not anything new. We’ve seen … Continue reading

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