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  • Paddington 2
  • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
  • The Waterdance
  • Grave of the Fireflies

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  • Hocus Pocus 2

  • Blue Summer

    ★★★

  • Kicking & Screaming

    ★★★★

  • We Want the Airwaves

    ★★★★

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  • Hocus Pocus 2

    Hocus Pocus 2

    Embargoes seem weird in a world where we're still trying to get people back to the movies. But, whatever. Review coming soon.

  • Blue Summer

    Blue Summer

    ★★★

    Two recent high school grads take off in their van, The Meat Wagon, for a summer of sex in this 1973 Chuck Vincent film that dances close to the softcore edge with lingering sex shots that aren't particularly graphic but are far and away more than the momentary T&A shots that would largely define the teen sex comedies of the 80's.

    There isn't much more to this film, though it slightly leans into melodrama and has a definite homoerotic flavor…

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  • Thor: Love and Thunder

    Thor: Love and Thunder

    ★★

    There were so many kids with weapons in "Thor: Love and Thunder" that I couldn't decide if I was watching a Young Republicans convention or a junior high production of "Lord of the Flies."

  • Prey

    Prey

    ★★★★

    To be completely honest, I've grown so weary of the Predator films that by the time I sat down with Prey, essentially an origin story serving as Predator 5, my expectations were low and my hopes were modest at best.

    So, hey, color me pleasantly surprised. While it's a relatively low bar, Prey is easily the best Predator film since the 1987 original with a return to roots approach that is refreshing and a surprising soulfulness that hooked me early…