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YESTERDAY review

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Yesterday, Everyone Knew the Beatles

Struggling musician Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) is on the verge of giving up; he plays for small crowds and realizes his dream may just never come true.  After an unfortunate side stage appearance at a festival, he is finished.  As he bikes home, a mysterious, worldwide blackout occurs and he finds himself being hit by a bus.  Waking-up in the hospital, his guitar is smashed and he’s missing two of his front teeth.  After receiving a gift from his friends in the form of a new guitar, he painfully learns that the World no longer remembers who The Beatles are or any of their music.  With his Continue reading

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LATE NIGHT review

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They’re Giving Comedy a Rewrite

“Late Night”, written by Mindy Kaling, follows an aging late night television host that has captivated the World and won countless Emmy’s, SAG’s, and Golden Globes’ over the course of her career.  Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson) is nothing like her television persona however.  She doesn’t know her writers, she has no desire or care for her audience, and she’s quite stubborn in her ways.  As a new staff writer with diversity is needed, a young girl named Molly (Mindy Kaling) with no experience in the industry finds-herself in Continue reading

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THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 review

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The Pets are Back

Since we last left Max (Patton Oswalt) and Duke (Eric Stonestreet), a lot has changed in their lives.  Their owner, Katie (Ellie Kemper), has met a guy, fallen in-love, and had a baby.  As “The Secret Life of Pets 2” opens, the adorable and lovable dog/baby interactions are plentiful.  As he ages, Max becomes anxious with every step Liam takes.  One day, the family takes Max and Duke on a trip to the countryside; and Max leaves his favorite toy with Gidget (Jenny Slate) for safekeeping.  In the country, Max and Duke are Continue reading

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GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS review

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Long Live the King

After Godzilla’s destruction of San Francisco back in 2014, millions of lives were forever changed.  The World learned of the Titans’ presence on Earth and began forming their own opinions about their intentions.  Five years later, Monarch is using Government resources to study and protects more than a dozen other creatures across the globe.  Dr. Emma Russel (Vera Farmiga) is with her daughter Madison (Millie Bobby Brown) in the jungles of China at a Monarch Outpost, testing her invention; the Orca.  A sound-wave device that Continue reading

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AVENGERS: ENDGAME review

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We’re in the Endgame Now

In May of 2008, I was a young kid finishing-up my sophomore year in high school.  This is the same time the Marvel Cinematic Universe kicked-things-off with its groundbreaking superhero film, “Iron Man”.  Over the next eleven years, Marvel would give us endless new characters to know and love, tons of enemies, and nothing but fun.  Sure, some of the Infinity War Saga had higher and lower points than others, but they all served a purpose.  Over the course of a 22-film catalog, Marvel constructed a never-before-seen orchestration Continue reading