What We Do In The Shadows

Released 02/13/2015                              Rated: R

I was told I’d like this if I liked Flight of the Concords. Unfortunately what little of them I’ve seen I’ve found too dry for my liking. However, I absolutely loved this movie! I’ve recently found out they’ve turned it into a current TV show which I may have to look into. This really was a fun time. Continue reading

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The Man Who Invented Christmas

Released 11/22/2017                              Rated: PG

A Christmas Carol has become a staple for my family during the Christmas season. It just isn’t Christmas without this treasured tale in some form or other. So watching a film about how it came to be really was a wonderful addition to the holiday. Continue reading

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Noelle

Released 11/12/2019                              Rated: G

This movie was super cute. I’m considering it becoming a new Christmas staple in my holiday line-up. It made me laugh, it’s got heart and a good message, it made me tear up, it’s got some crazy star power behind it, and if the only thing wrong with it is some CGI moments, then I’d call it a win. Continue reading

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Then vs Now: Lady and the Tramp

Released 06/22/1955                              Rated: G

Now that I’m old enough to appreciate these movies, I can’t help but be amazed. The animation is incredible. The backgrounds are beautiful and the animals impressive! Not just the way they move, but how they react to things. For instance, when Lady is a puppy she doesn’t want to be alone at night she cries and constantly gets out of bed and eventually figures out a way upstairs. When Aunt Sarah takes her to the pet shop and the clerk puts a muzzle on her, Lady freaks out and runs away. The look of worry on her face as she’s being chased by bigger dogs. She even runs faster at one point. You can really tell that a ton of preparation went into this movie. Continue reading

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Doctor Sleep

Released 11/08/2019                              Rated: R

This movie was amazing. I haven’t seen a film this well rounded in a while. I haven’t read the book, and it’s been a while since I’ve seen The Shining, but this movie hit everything I needed it to. Most of the references to The Shining don’t come around until the third act, which I felt was a great way to cap the film. Some scenes were recreated and others were added, and the actors they got to portray both Duvall and Nicholson were spot on. Continue reading

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Joker

Released 10/04/2019                              Rated: R

All I wanted out of this movie was a dark and gritty drama about a man with a hard life. And boy howdy did Joker deliver! If you expected anything superhero-related to come out of this, you’re in the wrong ballpark entirely. This movie is brilliant, and if you don’t think so then you weren’t paying attention. Continue reading

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Zombieland: Double Tap

Released 10/18/2019                              Rated: R

I didn’t want to overdue the zombies this month, but oh well. As far as sequels go it one of the few that doesn’t fall into the typical “not as good as the original” category. I’m not going to go so far as to say it’s better than the first installment, but my husband thinks so even though he agrees with me on some of these points. He really liked the first one. I know my review said I didn’t like that one, but it has grown on me over time. Continue reading

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