Movie Reviews

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Warner Brothers, 2016) Long before Harry Potter was born, there lived a wizard named Newt Scamander who was a sort of Charles Darwin naturalist type. He wrote a book called Fantastic Beasts and ...

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Finding Dory (Disney, 2016)

Dory is a Royal Blue Tang (that’s a fish, not a breakfast drink) suffering with short-term memory loss (like most fish. Proof: fish hooks). A year before, in Finding Nemo, Dory helped a clown fish named Marlin find his young ...

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Warcraft

by Adam Sibille I took the family out to see the new movie, Warcraft, on opening night. I expected to enjoy the movie since I am a Warcraft fan, but what I didn’t expect was that my wife and daughter ...

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X-Men: Apocalypse (Marvel, 2016)

This action movie needs some background: There are a LOT of people with super powers in this movie. OK. Let’s go. Like every movie about modern times, Apocalypse begins centuries ago. In ancient Egypt, our future villain is worshiped as ...

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

(Universal, 2016) As a rule, I don’t like ethnic comedy (Is Greek an ethnicity? I’m such a hopeless WASP) and I don’t like ensemble family comedy (where every star can be a star, just for showing up), and I don’t ...

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Eddie the Eagle

(20th Century Fox, 2016) Michael “Eddie” Edwards is five or six years old. He’s going to the Olympics. No, really, he’s got his clothes on, his duffel bag packed, and he’s headed for the stairs. Mum stops him and says, ...

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The Finest Hours

(Disney, 2015) In 195, an amazing rescue was made off the coast of Cape Cod during a huge Nor’easter. An oil tanker split in half and what was left of the crew managed to keep their half of the ship ...

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens

(Disney, 2015) Let’s see, Darth Vader got killed 1983, the year my oldest son was born. Long, long ago. And now, 32 years later, what’s his son, Luke Skywalker up to? We don’t know. No one knows! But everyone wants ...

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The Good Dinosaur

(Pixar, 2015) Imagine that the dinosaurs never became extinct. The meteor or whatever that wiped them out never happened. Wait. Before you start imagining dinosaurs talking on mobile phones and driving cars, back up. We’re not going that far in ...

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Bridge of Spies

Bridge of Spies (Amblin, DreamWorks, 2015) In 1957, America was coming to grips with the fact that a nuclear war (the Atom Bomb) could destroy the Earth. Spying between Russia (the USSR) and America (the US) was the order of ...

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