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  • Touch of Evil
  • Blade Runner
  • Pickup on South Street
  • Psycho

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  • Christmas Comes to Willow Creek

    ★★★

  • Joe Torre: Curveballs Along The Way

    ★★

  • Runner Runner

    ★★★

  • Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    ★★★

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  • Christmas Comes to Willow Creek

    Christmas Comes to Willow Creek

    ★★★

    It’s tough for me to hate on this made-for-TV movie reuniting Dukes of Hazzard stars John Schneider and Tom Wopat.  It never tries too hard to be something it’s not, but instead settles into its budget limitations and delivers a heartwarming, easygoing Christmas film.  I could’ve seen my younger self watching this with my family around holiday time on a Sunday night.  Schneider & Wopat of course have chemistry left in the tank from their D of H days, and play…

  • Joe Torre: Curveballs Along The Way

    Joe Torre: Curveballs Along The Way

    ★★

    Featuring what has to be one of the worst titles of all time, this made-for-cable Showtime movie does have its charm, despite mediocre writing and direction.  The story mainly focuses on baseball manager Joe Torre becoming the manager of the New York Yankees, after being fired from countless other teams, as he withstands scrutiny from the fans and media during their up-and-down season leading to an epic playoff run, all while making sure his brother’s health problems aren’t getting ignored.…

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  • Ready Player One

    Ready Player One

    ★★★★

    Second time around, I still had a blast, the opening 45 minutes to an hour are pure dynamite for the senses.  It’s hard not to be in awe of Spielberg’s craftsmanship, especially during that first race scene.  It’s so phenomenally filmed and edited, it makes you wonder what our future will hold in the entertainment department. 
            It was fun re-watching, knowing what was coming, because it freed up the viewer to find the Easter Eggs we’d…

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★★★

    Epic spectacle on the grandest scale imaginable.  Effortlessly interweaves from location to location, and from hero to hero, slowing down a bit here and there with overlong expositional scenes, but filled with eye-popping art direction (there were 15 art directors who worked on this film) and staggering special effects.  
           This was the most effective of the three Avengers movies at incorporating humor into the narrative, never seeming superfluous, but more naturally occurring in the moment due…