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Soul (Movie Review)

Movie ReviewSoul2020Starring: Jamie Foxx, Tina FeyDirected by: Pete Doctor Disney animated movies generally have a set of criteria that they’re supposed to check-off. State-of-the art animation, beautiful messages, and wonderful music are what makes Disney’s and Pixar’s animated movies unique and special. Pete Docter’s Soul checks off all those boxes, but somehow misses its mark. […]

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Broadway Danny Rose (Movie Review)

As a piece of cinematic history, it’s good, but Allen has done better; both before and after this movie. If you’re an Allen fan and you’ve yet to see this movie, you probably will enjoy it. Despite my star rating, I don’t feel comfortable recommending it.

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Pandemic Grocery Shopping Guide

I know we’re almost a year into the pandemic, so a grocery shopping guide in January seems like closing the barn doors after the horses have escaped. However, I really wanted to write this, and I do think I have a few suggestions for those that are still trying to figure out how to handle all of this.

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The Lonely Guy (Movie Review)

A comedy is supposed to be funny. Despite a decent effort by director Arthur Miller, The Lonely Guy’s poor story and dialogue make for a poor movie. The story of a born loser could be clever and amusing, but this movie often goes the cheap route, like making too many unfunny jokes about suicide. Mix that with unlikable characters and you’ve got the recipe for a dud of a movie.

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Precious (Movie Review)

Sometimes a movie has performances so good that you need to watch it for the acting alone. Lee Daniels’s Precious is an example of this. If the storytelling and cinematic techniques employed had been as strong as the performances, it would have been one of the best films on its decade.

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Blood Diamond (Movie Review)

Edward Zwick’s Blood Diamond is a film that breaks from the mold because it deals with African conflict in a way that could emotionally impact the Western Hemisphere. It is a great story dealing with the diamond trade and how it has wrecked much of the African continent.

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The Power (1984) (Movie Review)

It’s goofy yet interesting; the acting is sometimes questionable but doesn’t get away of the movie; and while the scary parts aren’t that unique, the allure of something shocking coming of nowhere gives The Power a surprising amount of suspense.

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1981 (Movie Review)

It really makes you think back to being a kid growing up and seeing the dynamics of your various relationships change and having to react to new surroundings. It’s a film that will make you sad but also make you smile.

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