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Following the world-altering events of “Fallen Kingdom,” dinosaurs are now living in the outside world. Owen (Chris Pratt), Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard), and Maisie (Isabella Sermon) have become a pseudo-family hiding out in the woods. Although sympathetic to the dinosaur survival cause, their hands are tied from venturing out too far due to a high demand to study the human


Top Gun: Maverick - 3 1/2 stars out of 4



As much as I enjoyed “Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent,” and with all due respect to Mr. Nicholas Cage, I think “Top Gun: Maverick” just took over my top spot for Favorite Movie of 2022 (So Far). It is a perfect blend of cheeky nostalgia, thrilling action, and throwback adventure. And


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The Bad Guys are a gang of animal thieves led by Wolf (Sam Rockwell) who have embraced their reputation for being bad. They appeal to Governor Diane Foxington (Zazie Beetz) to give them the chance to reform as a guise for a bigger heist. However, through these newly presented opportunities, will they find they prefer the good life, or will


Morbius – 2 stars out of 4



Whenever I dig back into my review archives to refresh my memory on some film or franchise, or to come up with options for a new “favorites” discussion on the podcast, I’m always fascinated to see titles I barely remember covering. It’s not because they’re bad—the bad ones I remember—it’s just that they were


"The Batman:" 3 stars out of 4



“The Batman” is much better than I feared, but it’s not essential enough to justify its timing.



When I caught a trailer for Matt Reeves’s “The Batman” a few months back, my heart sunk. Not because I was invested in the film—I’m a Batman fan, but not a devotee—but rather because the new movie appeared


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Nathan Drake (Tom Holland) is a scrappy young thief who uses his extensive knowledge and charisma to float through life. That is until Victor Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg) reveals that he worked with Nate’s brother to search for Magellan’s lost treasure, introducing Nate to a world of adventure, distrust, and danger.



What a Ride!



I came into this film with extremely high


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Right as she is going on stage to say “I do” to her superstar fiancé (Maluma) during a massive concert, Kat (Jennifer Lopez) spontaneously decides to try something new by marrying a random man in the crowd. Charlie (Owen Wilson) goes along for the ride to win points with his angsty pre-teen daughter (Chloe Coleman). Although they are living in


I didn’t expect 2021 to be a “great” year for movies, and it wasn’t. I fully expected it to be better than 2020—and it was—but we’re definitely still in low tide pandemic mode. Even so, as I started thinking about my favorite movies of the year, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I had enough candidates to make narrowing


Synopsis



A new adaptation of the hit musical about star-crossed lovers trying to find their way in the 50’s New York slums as they are in the middle of a massive gang war between the Jets and the Sharks. Tension escalates between the gangs, threatening the relationship. 



My Thoughts



Spielberg has done it again, but are any of us really surprised? Granted,