Big Screen Double Feature: Ocean’s 8 & Deadpool 2

As I was about to step out the door to go catch my first double feature since child #2 came along, my wife scoffed at my film choices since she has heard me mock both of the titles repeatedly for various reasons. She asked, "Are you so desperate to get your solo-movie fix that you're going …

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Black Panther (Big Screen Review)

The emergence of superhero movies as a boon for Hollywood has long been frustratingly monolithic in the demographics of its said superheroes. So for that reason alone, a superhero story as profoundly and unabashedly African featuring a cast of almost exclusively non-white actors like Black Panther is an achievement worth celebrating and championing in and of …

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The Shape of Water (Big Screen Review)

In a lot of classic Hollywood monster movies, from King Kong to Dracula to The Mummy to The Creature From the Black Lagoon, there is always the implied threat that these monsters, as horrific as they are may have the power to seduce and steal our weak-willed women and that it is the role of our straight-laced men to …

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Coco (Big Screen Review)

First things first: One should not take one's daughter to this movie on a daddy-daughter date without mentally preparing oneself for Pixar's penchant to deliver devastating emotional gut punches. Otherwise that same hypothetical person should also be prepared to give an explanation for why her daddy is a blubbering mess. Speaking entirely hypothetically and not …

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