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  • The Call of the Wild

    The Call of the Wild


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Let me start off this review by saying that I have not read Jack Lownden's book, Call of the Wild, on which this movie is supposedly based -- this means that I may not have the same issues with the adaptation as fans of the book might. In fact, I had very few issues with this new adaptation, which features a fully-CGI dog (and other animals). Granted, I am a vegan and all-around animal lover who is a sucker for…

  • Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)


    Birds of Prey (or whatever its title is now) is infinitely better [in a number of ways] than the abysmal Suicide Squad -- and, thankfully, that's larger due to part to Birds of Prey focusing on the best thing about that Avengers wannabe: Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn. Harley is a far cry from the perfect goodness of Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman, star of the DCEU's other female-fronted flick. Robbie's Harley is foul-mouthed, impulsive, wild, and has somehow managed to obtain…

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  • Toy Story 4

    Toy Story 4


    I’m not sure if this movie was needed, seeing as Toy Story 3 ended so terrifically that it seemed like the end of the toys’ stories (see what I did there?), yet it’s hard not to love seeing Woody, Buzz, and the others yet again — and supposedly for the last time.  I grew up with these movies, having been only seven when the first one was released in 1995.  And, like the franchise’s characters, I’ve grown considerably.  The fourth…

  • Parasite



    It only took months and months, but I finally saw Parasite, the movie that everyone has been talking about -- and now I see why it has started so many conversations, garnered numerous accolades, and ended up on a plethora of Best-of-2019 lists. It is hard to describe to those who have not seen it, and I am glad that people have kept the twists secretive. The less you know about it, the better. Boon Joon-Ho, who directed the fascinating…