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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

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PETE’S DRAGON review

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Pete's Dragon posterSome Secrets are Too Big to Keep

In a small mill town in the Pacific Northwest, there are forests as far as the eye can see.  “Pete’s Dragon” opens with tragedy, as a young child becomes an orphan and is lost in the woods, only to be saved by a green big dragon.  Fast-forward six years.  Pete has been living out in the forest with Elliot, his big green dragon.  One day, Pete is spotted Continue reading

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FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS review

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florence_foster_jenkins_xlgThe Inspiring True Story of the World’s Worst Singer

In the 1940’s, one lady dominated the music scene in New York City.  Florence Foster Jenkins and her husband, St. Clair Bayfield owned a major entertainment venue named the Verdi Club.  Filled with a passion for music, their lives consisted of concerts, lunches, dinners, and special engagements that all support their mutual love.  In-search of a new piano player, Florence decides Continue reading

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ANTHROPOID review

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Antropoid_filmResistance Has a Code Name

“Anthropoid” uncovers the incredible true story of the WWII “Operation Anthropoid”.  The operation consisted of exiled soldiers from Czechoslovakia banding-together to neutralize Hitler’s third-in-command, SS General Reinhard Heydrich (who is known for the Third Reich’s Final Solution).  The film follows these valiant soldiers as they Continue reading

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SAUSAGE PARTY review

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Sausage Party posterCome Get Your Fill

DISCLAIMER: THIS IS NOT FOR CHILDREN!  The geniuses behind such laugh-riots as “This Is the End”, “Superbad”, and “Pineapple Express” are back with another tale you won’t soon forget!  “Sausage Party” follows a group of foods inside of a local supermarket, as they are getting-ready for their hopeful ascension to the “Gods”.  Frank, a hot dog sausage, and his lady Brenda, a hot dog bun, are all-set to enter the Great Beyond Continue reading