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SULLY review

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sully-movies-238330-1The Untold Story Behind the Miracle on the Hudson

On a cold winter morning in 2009 on January 15th, a passenger plane lost both engines at a lower altitude than any other aircraft in history after hitting a flock of geese just after takeoff.  Captain Sullenberger and First Officer Skiles had to make a quick decision, either divert the plane back to a nearby runway and risk not making it or try the unimaginable.  With time running out, they decided to Continue reading

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THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS review

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“The Light between Oceans” takes-place in a post-World War I Australia, and a job has opened for a lighthouse keeper just off of the coast.  Tom Sherbourne, a war veteran, is stuck in life and still-struggling from the war’s effects as he accepts the position; living a day’s boat journey from the nearest civilized area.  Upon arriving at the lighthouse, he meets a beautiful young woman named Isabel.  Tom performs his duty, while often writing Continue reading

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OUR LITTLE SISTER review

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our-little-sister-new-posterFamily Knows No Bounds

From acclaimed Japanese director Hirokazu Koreeda, “Our Little Sister” focuses on three young sisters, Sachi, Yoshino, and Chika, living in Kamakura, Japan; based on the manga series “Umimachi Diary”bu Akimi Yoshida.  As they are living on their own, they learn of their father’s, who they haven’t seen in over 15 years, passing.  Looking for some closure, the sisters attend his funeral; where they Continue reading

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WAR DOGS review

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War Dogs posterHustling Their Way to the American Dream

The following is based on a true story.  “War Dogs”, the latest effort from Todd Phillips, follows the lives of David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli in Miami during the mid-2000s.  David is working as a licensed massage therapist, massaging rich old people for seventy-five dollars an hour.  At a funeral for one of their friends, David sees Efraim (his old best friend) for the first time in a while and he is faced with an incredible opportunity.  Efraim is Continue reading

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KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS review

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kubo-and-the-two-strings-poster-600x889Defend Your Destiny

Laika’s latest animated-offering, “Kubo and the Two Strings”, opens with a voiceover telling us all to pay very close attention.  A young woman and her child in ancient Japan are traveling through a vicious storm, until a wave crashes sending them both ashore.  Some years later, Kubo (the child on the boat) spends his days taking care of his catatonic mother and playing a magical three-string guitar, which causes Continue reading