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Get the skinny on “The Rise of Skywalker”!

I think and therefore I have an opinion. I think that the worst thing to come from the Disney trilogy or the DT as those who love to make acronyms for everything say is not flying frozen Leia. It is not a “Mary Sue” ( God I hate that term and any other so called tropes.) Rey, It is not Reylo, it is not Galaxy’s Edge as a shopping center/thrill ride.It is division.There is a long standing rift in the community of Star Wars fans. All based on opinion, nostalgia,…

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Get The Skinny On ‘THE JOKER’!

I think that the reason that Joker has been deemed so controversial is because it holds up a mirror and forces you to look at yourself. I think it also taps into the question of what is reality? How fragile is society? How much of what we believe to be true is just our own vision our own experiences? The truth here is what we see in the movie the Joker is what we want to see. If we want to see a movie that could spur catastrophic events that…

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Get The Skinny on ‘ROCKETMAN’ (Spoiler Warning)!

Elton John, I was too young to remember him or too young for him to impact me. I do remember his music videos from the eighties and of course The Lion King Soundtrack. He is still standing. I went expecting (whoops) a documentary still autobiography or something like that. What you actually get is a Broadway play. It opens with Elton in his orange horned devil outfit. Elton is walking down a hallway and joins an addiction meeting. From there we start to see his past. Reginald, at a very…

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Get the skinny on ” The HappyTime Murders”!

In 2015 ABC ran a Muppet series that lasted just one season. It was more adult in nature and had darker themes than any of the films and especially the television series.Three years later, not learning their lesson, a new muppet production arises. Trying to delve into 10th grade humor hoping that the novelty of puppets acting like humans would sustain an entire feature. It does not.The HappyTime Murders revolves around a plot of someone killing off puppets who were the stars of a television series that is going into…

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Get the Skinny on “Ready Player One”!

Ready Player One is by far one of the best movies I have seen in a great while. Spielberg is a master storyteller and Zak Penn is right up there with him. Of course all they did was adapt a book, but, they created a great movie.  Full disclosure I have not read the book. Wade Watts, this is the first of many great Easter eggs. The entire movie is an Easter Egg. If you were born in the seventies and were a kid or teen in the eighties this…

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Get the Skinny on Star Wars The Last Jedi!

Living in a smaller world than most people, going to the movies, for me, is an event. The theater manager knows me by name and the staff know me on sight I chose to go to the special AMC opening night fan event showing. I arrived at about 5:15 for the 6:00 show and did not get out until about 9:30. Way too many previews. We are here for Star Wars, we paid extra to see a special advance day showing, in 2D no less, and you subject us to ads,…

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Get the Skinny on Kingsman 2: Golden Circle *SPOILERS*!

I liked the Kingsman 2 Golden Circle. No seriously I did. You won’t think so after this review though. There are spoilers ahead aplenty. The Kingsman are destroyed. Even the dog ain’t safe. All that remains are Eggsy and Merlin. They follow the “doomsday” protocol. This leads them to the United States version of the Kingsman the Statesmen. The Statesmen are all named after booze. Ha Ha. Tequila, Whiskey, Champagne (call him Champ) Ginger Ale Those cheeky Americans! If you don’t like Channing Tatum don’t worry, he has little screen…

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Get the skinny on ‘DUNKIRK’!

I am a lover of history and so Dunkirk was going to be my kind of movie. The evacuation of Dunkirk was not a shining moment for the British forces militarily but it was an amazing feat in what seemed to be a hopeless situation. 125 Civilians were killed and 81 wounded in the rescue of British troops across the channel. Ten times as many troops were rescued than expected with initial estimates at 30,000, 330,000 were actually rescued. The movie itself did its best to represent and tell the…

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Get the skinny on War of the Planet of the Apes *SPOILERS*!

Story by Skinny I really can’t discuss this without a ton of spoilers so be warned. What is humanity? What are the things we hold to our vest and claim as our own? Our actions define us. This is the question that is asked in War of the Planet of the Apes. Apes Together. Strong. This is a concept that the United States was founded on. We are more powerful together than as fifty (two) separate entities. When we begin to see the ending of our race as the dominant race will…

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Get the Skinny on Transformers: The Last Knight!

I should sit on this and let it marinate for a while, but I realized there is nothing here to marinate. Transformers the Last Knight is boring. There were no tense moments, no drama and worst of all no story.  It made zero sense. The characters were not likable or lovable even though they tried really hard to make us like them.  I like new characters, They are my favorite part of another beloved eighties franchise. I will get to that franchise in a bit. Here is what I gathered…

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Get the skinny on “The Mummy” 2017!

Universal has been sitting on a goldmine for decades. The Mummy, a blatant attempt to copy the success of the Marvel Universe movies, just broke a drill bit. I saw the first trailer and was really excited for this movie, I had totally forgotten that Universal planned to relaunch what is arguably their crown jewel. The Universal Monsters. They should have just given us Tom Cruise battling a Mummy and her army. Which is about the first half of the movie. Then we met Henry, a name that should have…

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Get the Skinny On ‘Resident Evil The Final Chapter’!

I was lost for 90 percent of the movie. Alice is called by the Red Queen to go back to the hive to get an antivirus that will destroy anything infected with a T cell. Anything. Isaacs and Wesker want to stop her. Isaacs captures Alice and…takes her to the hive. Kinda counterproductive? Alice escapes from him and hooks up with a group of survivors in Raccoon City. Strange because there are only 4200 surviving humans left on Earth and more than a dozen of them are right at the…

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Get the skinny on ‘Star Trek: Beyond’!

I would say that Star Trek is one of my favorite fandoms. I was never a huge fan of Kirk but the show was in syndication and you could bet that we watched it when I was a kid. I am not sure which parent it was that liked the show. Action, Sci Fi, and what a colorful palette. There was a Mustang in the movie theater lot with STR TRK plates, red shirts in the lobby promoting the local fan club, and a packed house for the 12:40 matinee.…

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Get the Skinny on ‘Money Monster’!

One thing that we were focusing on in the eighties was that “greed is good” Jodie Foster, George Clooney and Julia Roberts band together to present a social commentary on why greed can have consequences. There is quite a bit of social commentary to be sure. Living wages, greed, the police, television, social media and to be sure, human reactions to situations and becoming desensitized. The movie has a lot of unbelievable scenes. The one I think that most bothered me was the last act. We will get to that. Money Monster is…

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