December 17, 2017

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi – It’s just magnificent from the starry, starry skies to the remotest rocky-top by the sea. The music, the supersonic saber fighting. It’s funny, it’s emotional, it’s an adrenaline rush. There’s a lot going on. So many characters doing a great job – Oscar Isaac as Poe,Laura Dern as Vice […]

The Shape of Water

December 15, 2017

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The Shape of Water – A creature (Doug Jones) from the Amazon is brought to a space station research lab. Cleaning ladies Elisa (Sally Hawkins “Maudie”) and Zelda (Octavia Spencer) are good friends minding their own business until Elisa starts spending her lunch time with the amphibian dude. Richard Strickland (Michael Shannon) is in charge […]

Lady Bird

December 13, 2017

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Lady Bird – When I first saw this title, I just assumed it was about the former first lady. Instead it’s about Christine (Saiorse Ronan) , a high school senior, who’s trying to find out who she wants to be. Why she decided to call herself Lady Bird is anyone’s guess. Somewhat embarrassed by her […]

Just Getting Started

December 8, 2017

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Just Getting Started – Duke (Morgan Freeman) is resident manager and king of the roost at a luxury resort. He thinks he’s safe in witness protection while enjoying one night stands, nooners and golfing at the Villa Capri. Then Leo (Tommy Lee Jones) swaggers in, begins beating Duke at every game, and saves the day […]

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Last Flag Flying

December 3, 2017

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Last Flag Flying – Larry “Doc” Shepard (Steve Carell) recruits two Vietnam-era Marine buddies Sal (Bryan Cranston) and Richard (Laurence Fishburne) to help him collect his son’s body from Dover Air Force Base. Doc was told his son died a hero in Iraq. A young Marine (J. Quinton Johnson) admits Larry, Jr. was just buying […]

Coco

November 24, 2017

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    Coco – Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez) was born to make music but his family banned music from their lives after his musician great-great-grandfather abandoned his wife and small daughter, now Miguel’s Mama Coco (Ana Ofelia Murguia), to pursue his dream. Following the advice of his long-deceased idol Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt) to […]

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

November 23, 2017

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) is an angry, grieving, slightly crazed mother who wants her daughter’s murderer found. She’s tough to the bone and taunts Chief of Police Willoughby (Woody Harrelson) with three billboards. The Chief and Mildred have a hate-respect relationship. Her son (Lucas Hodges) is embarrassed by her […]