Review: “Ant-Man and the Wasp”

3.5 out of 5 stars. “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” the sequel to what is likely the most low-key of all the Marvel films, comes to theaters less than three months after the release of the huge and highly-anticipated “Avengers: Infinity War.”  The latter film was high-stakes and emotionally draining, which is part of the reason […]

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Review: “Game Night”

3 out of 5 stars. We all know at least one of those people: the people who are freakishly good at trivia, who take even the silliest of board games way too seriously, and who are way too competitive at Monopoly. They are the people who love game night, but what if those people were […]

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Review: “The Incredibles 2”

4 out of 5 stars. Pixar’s “The Incredibles” was released 14 years ago.  Think about that.  Fourteen years.  The long-awaited sequel to the animated film that follows a family of superheroes is finally in theaters, and it picks up at the exact moment that its predecessor left off, the familiar characters springing into action as […]

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Review: “On Chesil Beach”

3 out of 5 stars. “On Chesil Beach” is a 2007 novel (novella, really, as it comes in at under 200 pages) by celebrated author Ian McEwan that intimately examines the relationship between a young couple up to and including their wedding night.  It does this so intimately, in fact, that it’s hard to imagine […]

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Review: “Ocean’s 8”

3.5 out of 5 stars. There’s one moment in “Ocean’s 8” that calls out the necessity of an all-female reboot of the franchise, when Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) and her partner Lou (Cate Blanchett) are going over potential hires for their big heist.  When Lou brings up a male candidate and Debbie immediately says no […]

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Review: “Deadpool 2”

3.5 out of 5 stars. “Deadpool 2” was at risk of being too much of a good thing.  Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love “Deadpool,” the hilarious and gory R-rated adaptation of a fan favorite Marvel hero. It’s about as meta as it gets, and lampoons superhero movies- even it’s own movie- with hysterical […]

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