Crazy Rich Asians: Romantic Dramedy Promotes Positive Representation, Despite Flaws

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3.5 out of 5 stars (Above Average) Crazy Rich Asians is a pretty big deal.  Not only is it a mainstream film promoting positive representation of Asian culture, but it is also a funny, sweet, and sometimes thought-provoking look at the bonds of family.  Anyone expecting this to be a turn-your-brain-off yuk fest will surely be disappointed, but for people who go in with an open mind, Crazy Rich Asians should Continue Reading

Millennials: Skip this Book Club

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2 out of 5 stars (has some good moments, but is overall bad) I know I am not the target audience for Book Club.  In fact, the only reason I saw it was because I got the times wrong for another movie, and Book Club was the only other option at that time.  However, I was fully ready to embrace the film, be surprised, or have a laugh.  I wanted to enjoy this movie, but the longer it dragged on, the less inertia Continue Reading

Legally Blonde: Watch, Laugh, Repeat

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3 out of 5 stars (Average) It’s funny how we look at movies differently depending on our ages.  Most Disney classics remain that because they have loads of adult humor that fly over our heads as children, but make us laugh hysterically as adults.  Thank you Disney animators for all the in-jokes, adult puns, and raunchy humor that would leave us in tears of joy later. That can be said for almost any movie, Continue Reading

Unexpectedly. Nuanced. Caper. Leads to. Entertainment

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3 out of 5 stars (average) The Man From U.N.C.L.E had a lot going against it for me. It was an August action-comedy with two actors with mixed resumes and a trailer that looked like it could be either a funny romp or a generic bore that a studio released because they could.  However, my biggest worry was that the film was based on a TV show from the 60’s that I hadn’t heard of until I discovered the movie’s Continue Reading