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The wait is over: Avengers: Endgame has finally arrived! Thanos demands our silence when it comes to spoilers, so we're going to keep this discussion to general thoughts (with one quick note), and then maybe revisit it in a few weeks once the film is done dominating the world. It's been a year (in the real world) since have the population of the universe disappeared with one snap of the fingers, and our heroes are still trying to recover from their devastating loss. They've been joined by Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel since the last film. The only thing we'll say here... Read more →

Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson have been busy working together to save the universe, first in Captain Marvel, and then possibly in Avengers: Endgame. (That's not a spoiler - we're just guessing.) However, the two also teamed up in a 2017 movie called Unicorn Store, which recently came out on Netflix. It was directed by Larson, and she stars as "Kit," a creative and quirky woman trying to find her place in the adult world. Jackson stars as, "The Salesman" who works at the Unicorn Store. We'll give you three guesses what they sell there. We're first introduced via... Read more →

Motley Crue burst on to the music scene in the early 1980's and made an immediate impact with their loud, rude, and catchy music. Of course, the skintight pants, huge hair, and makeup also grabbed the public's attention. These guys were all about partying, performing, and shocking as many people as possible, which made them a perfect fit for the decade. Some people at the time might have been surprised to hear that the group lasted roughly 35 years, because it seemed like at least one or two of them might die long before then. (Technically, one did die, but... Read more →

Captain Marvel is the story of a Kree warrior who is part of a war against the Skrulls, a race who can impersonate, down to the DNA level, anyone they see. She is also a woman who can't remember her past, except for various images that come to her in her sleep. The fight against the Skrulls eventually brings her to Earth, circa 1995, where she meets one Nick Fury. From there, while trying to accomplish her mission, she also seeks to figure out who she really is. This is the Marvel Universe's first movie with a woman in a... Read more →

Having successfully avoided even the slightest spoiler, today was the day to head to the movie theater to check out The Avengers: Infinity War, the blockbuster which is dominating the box office. Before we go any further, let me be clear that I am not a hardcore Marvel fan, but I have at least a basic grasp of all of the characters and their backstories. Coming from that perspective, I'll just say this: Oh my god. This movie is insane, it's the fastest 2 hours and 40 minutes you'll spend this year, and it lives up to the hype. A... Read more →

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri is a chaotic, violent, funny, angry, heart-wrenching movie. It's also slightly insane, which makes it an apt film for today's world. Frances McDormand stars as Mildred Hayes, a mother still mourning the brutal rape and murder of her teenage daughter Angela. Seven months have passed, and no arrests have been made. Hayes acts on her frustration by putting up messages on, you guessed it, three billboards, calling out Sheriff Bill Willoughby, played by Woody Harrelson. Sheriff Willoughby is a well-meaning man who is battling his own challenges. One of his professional responsibilities is managing racist... Read more →

The Boston Red Sox had Thursday night off, so it seemed like a good time to see what's been sitting on the DVR. Top of the list? The Accountant, starring Ben Affleck. Ben plays Chris Wolff, a man with a high-functioning form of autism who is, (you guessed it) an accountant for some major bad guys. Somehow his autism makes him both a genius at numbers as well as an elite assassin, so yeah, we've got problems right off the bat. My expectations were low, but I thought there was some potential for an interesting story, and I had a... Read more →

Baby is the best getaway driver in town. Give him his classic iPod so he can listen to music while he's at work, and no one can touch him. He does what he thinks is his last job for a local mob boss named Doc, and then he meets a beautiful woman named Debora. Everything is finally coming together for Baby, until it's not. Fasten your seat belts, Baby Driver is the summer's best ride. Buckle up. (pic via Written and directed by Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), Baby Driver is... Read more →

Logan is several things. It's, in theory, a comic book movie. However, you don't need to know much, if anything, about the X-Men to appreciate the story. It's a movie with a strong message about tolerance. We should be respecting each other's differences, not seeing them as "mistakes." We are all people, not "things." It's an exceptionally gory action movie. This time, there's no sugar-coating the fact that anyone who loses a fight against the Wolverine is also probably going to lose a limb or their head. The violence is brutal, and the language is coarse right out of the... Read more →

I find January to be a challenging month. It's hard to deal with the fact that my mom's birthday was January 1. Sort of gets the new year off to a bumpy note. Then there's the anniversary of her death on the 25th. Frankly, I'm a little relieved when February 1 arrives. However, the challenge has become more manageable as the years go by, and I think I'm certainly in a better head-space now than I have been in the last few years. Of course, there's no better way to put that theory to the test than go with my... Read more →