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LAST CHRISTMAS review…BROUGHT TO YOU BY KATHY KAISER!

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This review is brought to you by Kathy Kaiser 

LAST CHRISTMAS – Rated PG-13 – 1 hr. 42 mins.

DIRECTOR:  Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, The Heat, Spy, A Simple Favor, Ghostbusters)

WRITERS:  Emma Thompson, Greg Wise and Byrony Kimmings 

STARRING:  Henry Golding, Emilia Clarke, Emma Thompson, Michelle Yeoh and Lydia Leonard

Kleenex in your pocket?  Check.  Ready to catch the first Christmas film of the year?  Check.  Now get ready to settle into that comfy reclining seat as we meet Kate (Emilia Clarke), basking in a life of making all the wrong choices, especially for a 20-something that not long ago, was very, very ill.  But, as they say, when you’re young, you think you have all the time in the world Continue reading

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MIDWAY review

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The Turning Point

Roland Emmerich returns with a bang, as he gives us a glimpse at the Pacific Theatre and the events that transpired to bring us into World War II.  “Midway” follows a cocky, arrogant Lieutenant Dick Best (Ed Skrein) as he serves as a pilot on the USS Enterprise.  On the morning of December 7th, the attack on Pearl Harbor is carried-out, bringing the Navy back to the shore.  After learning of his friend’s heroic death, his focus is on only one thing: revenge.  Edwin Layton (Patrick Wilson), Intelligence Officer, tried to Continue reading

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JOJO RABBIT review

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An Anti-Hate Satire

The incomparable Taika Waititi delivers his fiercest, ferociously-funny offering yet in the charming “Jojo Rabbit”.  Following the life of young ten year old Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis), the film takes place in Nazi Germany towards the end of the Second World War; and his imaginary friend just happens to be Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi).  In-love with the Nazis and the Third Reich, young Jojo more than anything wants to be a part of Hitler’s Youth.  After an unfortunate accident involving a grenade, Jojo finds himself Continue reading

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HARRIET review

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Be Free or Die

Following the journey of real-life hero Harriet Tubman (Cynthia Erivo), “Harriet” begins with her still a slave on a plantation in Maryland.  Her husband (Zachary Momoh) and father (Clarke Peters) live down the road as a free man, while her mother and siblings live on the plantation.  Fed-up with her situation, Harriet takes the trail to freedom, as she evades capture from her owner’s son (Joe Alwyn) and slave catchers.  Encountering rugged terrain, dangerous conditions, and hostiles all around, Harriet’s journey is grueling and uplifting.  As she finally reaches Philadelphia Continue reading

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MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN review

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Keep Pullin’ on that Thread

Taking place in the dreary 1950’s New York City, “Motherless Brooklyn” follows Lionel Essrog (Edward Norton), a young man suffering from Tourette syndrome.  Working for Frank Minna (Bruce Willis) as a private investigator, his World is turned upside-down when the man who’s been looking after him for so many years is murdered.  Caught-up in the case Frank was on, Lionel is determined to get to the bottom of why he was killed and what exactly he found.  His investigation leads him right to the Continue reading