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CAPTAIN FANTASTIC review

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Captain Fantastic posterFamily Values.  Power to the People.  Stick it to the Man.

What exactly does it mean to be a parent?  While I certainly cannot answer that question, it is a topic of great discussion in “Captain Fantastic”.  The film follows a family in the Pacific Northwest that lives in the wilderness, free of social norms, media, and cultural distraction.  Ben and Leslie moved out to their home in the forest some years ago and have raised their kids by themselves.  While other kids Continue reading

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MIKE AND DAVE NEED WEDDING DATES review

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Mike and Dave poster They Needed Hot Dates.  They Got Hot Messes.

Meet Mike and Dave.  The two brothers run a tequila business and love to have a good time.  With their little sister’s wedding around the corner, Mike and Dave’s parents sit them down to discuss their antics at family gatherings.  They point out how often Mike and Dave ruin the events by destroying things and hitting on all of the single friends.  To make sure this doesn’t happen Continue reading

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THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS review

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The Secret Life of Pets posterWhat Do Your Pets Do When You’re Not Home?

Ever wonder what your pets do while you’re gone?  Do you think they just wait by the door or sleep all day?  Well guess again!  “The Secret Life of Pets” follows a Terrier, named Max, and his owner, but with a twist; the story is told from Max’s point-of-view.  Max and Katie are so happy together, when all of a sudden one day Katie brings-home another dog, named Duke Continue reading

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SWISS ARMY MAN review

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swiss-army-man_key-art_600We All Need Some Body to Lean On

“Swiss Army Man” focuses on Hank, a young man lost on a deserted island, ready to end it all.  Through an opening montage, we learn he had a boat that was destroyed and marooned him on the island.  As he has the noose around his neck, he spots a dead body that’s washed ashore.  As he struggles out of the noose Continue reading

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THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR review

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The Purge Election Year posterPurge and Purify for a Better America

“The Purge: Election Year” opens as a family is being brutally tortured and murdered on Purge night.  Flash-forward 17 years, the lone surviving family member, Sen. Charlie Roan, has done everything she can to end the Purge; as she is running for President and her first order of business would be to abolish the abomination they call “Purge Night”.  It’s been two years since Continue reading