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  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    ★★

    Added nothing new to the story that I didn't know in the first place but that's ok if I care about the people. But I didn't. So ... much ado about nothing.

  • You Only Live Twice

    You Only Live Twice

    ★★★½

    In our "in order" Bond viewing came another one I'd never seen. This seems to be the first of the over-the-top Bond films, complete with gigantic cavern full of hundreds of machine-gun bearing henchmen, bikini-clad beauties, and fantastic weapons hidden in such ordinary items as cigarettes. Not to mention ferocious piranhas and the exotic Orient of Shanghai and Japan.

    It gave us the chance to explain former U.S. / U.S.S.R. feelings during the Cold War to our twenty-something daughter. What…

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  • Howl's Moving Castle

    Howl's Moving Castle

    ★★★★

    19-year-old Sophie has resigned herself to a drab life in her family's hat shop ... until she is cursed by an evil witch to have an 90-year-old body. She leaves home and goes searching for a way to break the spell. In the countryside she comes upon Howl's strange moving castle which walks about on large chicken legs.

    Howl is the young wizard who owns the castle and Sophie soon becomes part of the household as the housekeeper. As she…

  • Meet the Patels

    Meet the Patels

    ★★★★

    Ravi Patel is a first generation Indian-American. After a failed relationship he realizes that his ideal bride would be an Indian raised in the U.S. since he was too. But he has trouble finding such women. His mother is overjoyed to help since she's a famous matchmaker who has been frustrated because her own children won't accept her help. Filmed by his sister, Geeta, Ravi spends a year trying to find love in traditional Indian style.

    A lot of reviewers…