Dumplin’

I’ll admit it, this genre is my guilty pleasure.  Fortunately, Dumplin’ got a best song Golden Globe nomination so it shouldn’t fall through the cracks.  An adorable movie about being different, different from the “norm” and different from your parents.  In her quest to maintain her individuality, she has built up quite a defense system […]

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Welcome to Marwen

Welcome to Marwen is a highly anticipated, star-studded, feel good film.  The combination of live action and Augmented Reality enhances the film, but it may be too much of a good thing.  It is a very interesting way to address PTSD and drug addiction from the suffers point of view.  We would have liked to […]

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Mary Poppins Returns

When I was little, my mother and I stood in line for two hours in the rain to watch the classic Mary Poppins.  Now, *** years later, we watched Mary Poppins Returns at the Cinemark Roanoke, complete with recliners and wine!  As highly anticipated as this movie was, it did leave us wanting.  The plot […]

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Vice

Initially, we were surprised that Vice was in the Musical/Comedy section of the Golden Globes.   Last night went to a screening with USA Film Festival at the Alamo Draft House in Lake Highlands.  Now we are shocked!  It is a prime example of the liberal media machine pushing their agenda.  This movie is not funny […]

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The Favourite

We were so excited about The Favourite.  We have been waiting for it since it’s premiere in Venice, where Olivia Colman won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress.  We sat down at the Alamo Drafthouse Cedars and they even had a mini menu with items inspired by the film – we were thrilled.  Then it started.  […]

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Instant Family

I will admit that we went to see Instant Family ready to totally pan it.  The trailer made it look more stupid than heartfelt.  We felt that it may be just a product of the media machine. We were pleasantly surprised.  It did have a couple of scenes that went a bit too far, but […]

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Green Book

Finally, it’s here!  We have been telling anyone who would listen, and even some people who wouldn’t, this is the movie of the year!  Our favorite movie and winner of the 2018 People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival.  We liked it so much we sent our husbands and they agreed.  We were […]

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The Sisters Brothers

It is amazing what you can glean from a movie, even if you don’t particularly enjoy it.  The Sisters Brothers, Eli (John C. Reilly) and Charlie (Joaquin Phoenix, Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far on Foot) are a pair of hired killers in 1850.  Charlie seems to really enjoy his work and Eli justifies his […]

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The Old Man & The Gun

As much as I enjoyed this movie I really hope it’s not Robert Redford’s last movie.  “The Old Man & The Gun” is just a bit of fluff.  Redford’s portrayal of Forrest Tucker, an actual bank robber that escaped from 18 different facilities, is done with his usual charming demeanor that we have come to […]

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A Simple Favor

A Simple Favor was a surprise.  It’s a clever, funny thriller that keeps you guessing until the end.  Blake Lively is superb as the sophisticated and mysterious Emily while Anna Kendrick is adorable as the over achieving under confident Stephanie.  These two actresses play off each other wonderfully.  It is charming to watch them get […]

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