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Where'd You Go, Bernadette   Where'd You Go, Bernadette Blu-ray Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  11/27/2019 12:09 PM EST
In 2012 Little, Brown and Company published a novel by Maria Semple called Where'd You Go, Bernadette. The book, which sat on the New York Times Bestseller list for a year, is told mostly through correspondence with some narration by Bernadette's teenage daughter Bee thrown in.  Annapurna Pictures bought the film's rights to adapt the stor... Read More

Queen & Slim   Queen & Slim Theatrical Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  11/26/2019 8:12 PM EST
Once again it is Oscar bait season and the plethora of well made, terrifically acted feature films is ramping up into high gear.  The (mostly) dramas are aesthetically pleasing, generally, thought-provoking and not only require the audience to think but to have them leave the theater feeling a range of emotions.  In her feature film direc... Read More

Angel Has Fallen   Angel Has Fallen 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  11/26/2019 9:04 AM EST
In 2013 audiences were first introduced to Secret Service Agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler; The Phantom of the Opera) when he protected the White House and the President of the United States in Olympus Has Fallen.  Three years later he returned to the character once again in the sequel, London Has Fallen.  This year the third installment... Read More

Knives Out   Knives Out Theatrical Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  11/20/2019 9:07 AM EST
Who doesn't love a good whodunnit?  Agatha Christie and her mystery novels were popular for years.  Angela Lansbury got a second wind in her career when she played Jessica Fletcher on the popular television series Murder She Wrote, which lasted 12 seasons.  Murder on the Orient Express is a classic and even Saturday Morning carto... Read More

Blinded by the Light   Blinded by the Light Blu-ray Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  11/19/2019 8:57 AM EST
I read a quote somewhere…"Music is heard with the ears, understood with the heart" and I thought how true that statement was.  There are so many styles of music worldwide but we don't always need to understand the language the song is sung in to sense that the lyrics are speaking to us personally. From Country to Rap to Heavy ... Read More

Robocop   Robocop Blu-ray Review
(Leonard Buccellato)  11/18/2019 5:07 PM EST
In 1987 I was not ready for RoboCop. By then I had already experienced more than my share of Horror, Sci-Fi and Action films. Sitting in that darkened theater with my friends, watching the hyper-violent, and frenetically paced movie, I was struck by how it had so much more to say than just 'look at how bloody I am!'  RoboCop was making... Read More

Frozen II   Frozen II Theatrical Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  11/14/2019 5:20 PM EST
Like it or not, Disney is the undisputed king of feature-length animated movies.  From the classics – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Cinderella- and the 1990's revitalization– The Little Mermaid and Aladdin - to today's modern movies – Moana and Ralph Breaks the Internet- Disney knows how to make a wonderful chil... Read More

Ford v Ferrari   Ford v Ferrari Theatrical Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  11/13/2019 1:27 PM EST
The French seem to have a knack for creating long-standing endurance races.  Since 1903 the 21 day Tour de France has brought cycling teams from all over the world to compete and since 1923 the 24 hours of Le Mans has had car manufacturers and drivers vying for a win. In 1964 Ford motor company threw its hat into the ring trying to increase it... Read More

Good Boys   Good Boys Blu-ray Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  11/12/2019 7:49 PM EST
Middle school…the hormones, the bullying, the embarrassing situations that lurk behind every corner.  Walking that fine line between childhood and young adult can be difficult to navigate, which is why there have been numerous films highlighting the trials and tribulations of that tumultuous time in one's life.  Of course, none... Read More

The Peanut Butter Falcon   The Peanut Butter Falcon Blu-ray Review
(Judith Raymer)  11/11/2019 9:07 PM EST
Is awards season here yet?  I know. I know. It's not enough that we welcome Thanksgiving and Christmas along with Halloween.  Now, I'm rushing us to nominations. The Peanut Butter Falcon, however, has some strong award contending performances.  Where to even begin…Touted as "a modern Mark Twain style adventure tale...a tw... Read More

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