Table 19

Released 03/03/2017                              Rated: PG-13

This was a cute movie, but it got just a little bit klunky toward the later half. I enjoyed the characters and the way they all came together, though I suppose I expected some more antics. Nevertheless, it’s refreshing to have a wedding movie that doesn’t focus on the couple getting married. In fact, we don’t even see the wedding, this is all aftermath. Continue reading

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Released 12/14/2018                              Rated: PG

This movie was a lot of fun and then some! The animation style is reminiscent a comic/graphic novel and it really felt like I was watching one play out in front of me, which given the material it covers, couldn’t have been a more perfect choice. I haven’t read many of either, especially ones centered around superheroes, so I had no idea where this one was going to go. All I can say is that I can’t wait for more! Continue reading

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The Mule

Released 12/14/2018                              Rated: R

I can almost count the number of movies both starring and directed by Clint Eastwood I’ve seen on one hand. It’s mostly his more recent stuff. There’s no special reason for that, his films were just never on in my house. The trailer for The Mule didn’t look bad, but it didn’t particularly entice me either. If I had to pick a genre that I’m generally indifferent toward it’d be dramas. However, I happened to enjoy this one. Continue reading

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The Circle

Released 04/28/2017                              Rated: PG-13

I wanted to see this movie when it came out, but when we heard the bad reviews we didn’t try so hard. I don’t even think it was out in theaters for very long, which is a testament to a lack of attendance, not necessarily how bad it is. Well I finally saw it. And yeah, it wasn’t great. I even watched it again after reading the book. Better now that I understand what’s going on, but still not great. Continue reading

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The Santa Clause 2 & 3

The Santa Clause 2
Released 11/01/2002                              Rated: G

As it should have been subtitled: The Mrs. Clause

So there’s two halves to this movie: Scott needing to find a wife by Christmas Eve in order to continue being Santa, and Toy Santa taking over the North Pole. In my opinion they could have cut this movie in half and focus on a single plot line, and it would have been great. Guess which plot point I chose. Continue reading

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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Released 11/02/2018                              Rated: PG

I have no idea how many times I’ve seen some rendition or other of the Nutcracker ballet/story because it’s never really held much interest for me, but it’s not a high number. After seeing this movie I had to look up the plot for the ballet. So, obviously, I’m not super familiar with the source material. I mean, I associate the iconic score more with Fantasia than The Nutcracker for crying out loud. Continue reading

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Waitress

Released 05/25/2007                              Rated: PG-13

I remember when this trailer came out. The pies stand out to me the most. “‘I can’t have no affair because it’s wrong and I don’t want Earl to kill me pie’ Hold the banana.” Love it! That and that Jenna is pregnant and is kissing on her doctor. I don’t recall a strong desire to see it at the time, but it seems to keep cropping up lately. I finally had a chance to check it out. Continue reading

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