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Movie Review: “Born in China”

In honor of Earth Day, Disneynature produced a film of the wildlife in China.  Too often, we think only of China in terms of its population or economy, but there is a whole section of the country that is open, uninhabited, and wild. The film followed several groups of animals–cranes, Golden snub-nosed monkeys, snow leopards, […]

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Movie Review: “Fate of the Furious”

The Fast and Furious series of movies continues.  This one is probably the more complicated and interesting version of them all.  Of course, Vin Diesel stars with his family and adds Dwayne Johnson and Jason Stathan.  In addition, Charlize Theron plays the psychopath, Cipher and does a fine job of it. You may have seen […]

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Movie Review: “Beauty and the Beast”

One of my favorite fairy tales of all time.  It’d been made into a movie before, but I think this is one of the best ones.  Emma Watson stars as Belle with Luke Evans as her suitor, Gaston.  Dan Stevens is the Beast and must have suffered through hours of make up to get into […]

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Movie Review: “Ghost in the Shell”

This movie takes place sometime in the future in Japan when there is the technology to attach a human’s brain to a robotic body.  Scarlett Johansen stars as Major, the latest and thus far, most successful attempt to make this technology work.  She’s assigned to a crime fighting unit and intervenes to save the life of a […]

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Movie review: “Life (2017)”

What would we do if we discovered life in space?  This movie attempts to answer that question as six astronauts onboard the space station find life on a Martian probe.  It starts as a single-cell animal and grows rapidly until it threatens the crew.  Jake Gullenhaal stars as Dr. Jordan, a space veteran who has been on the […]

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Movie Review: “Kong: Skull Island”

It’s 1973 and the U.S. is pulling its soldiers out of Vietnam. At the same time, two men lobby a senator in Washington, D.C. to fund an expedition to Skull Island, a heretofore unknown island in the South Pacific. The expedition is approved but needs soldiers in addition to the scientists exploring the island.  Samuel L. Jackson stars […]

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Movie Review: “Logan”

Stars Hugh Jackman as a weary Logan and Patrick Stewart as the crippled nonagenarian, Professor X or Charles Xavier.  However, stealing the show was Daphne Keen as Laura, Logan’s daughter via test tube. In this story, Logan is beat up and tired.  He makes money by being a limousine chauffeur and gets drugs to keep Charles alive, but locked up.  […]

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Movie Review: “Collide”

This movie does have a lot of collisions in it.  It even starts with a collision on the German Autobahn as sort of a flashback.  I’m not sure why it was put at the front since it happens towards the end of the film but there it was.  It was just another crash scene in […]

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FathomEvent: “George Takei’s Allegiance”

“Allegiance” was a Broadway musical that ran for about four months.  It was about the internment of 120,000 Japanese-Americans during World War II.  Of note, it is the 75th anniversary of the order from FDR sending them to camp.  In addition, I have a personal interest in this story because my parents and grandparents were […]

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Movie Review: “The Great Wall (2017)”

This movie stars Matt Damon as William Garin, one of the last two survivors of group of 26 who set out for China from Europe, only to come under constant attack.  The other survivor is Tovar, played by Pedro Pascal who has to remind William of their goal, which was to find the black powder (gunpowder).  The men escape from […]

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