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Uncharted

Uncharted

If real-life treasure hunting were only as easy as grabbing an ancient “X marks the spot” map from a museum! Well, it can be when you have a movie based on a video game that does just that to get the party started. In Uncharted, we follow the adventures of a ragtag group of good …

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I Want You Back

I Want You Back

Romcoms are a special sort of comfort food, like a big bowl of caramel popcorn, a fuzzy blanket, and soft pants. The setup is totally formulaic: You know that as soon as you meet the leads, that they will be destined to get together by the end of the film. So it usually depends on …

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Halloween Kills

Halloween Kills

Halloween 2021 (the real-life holiday) was in sore need of good, spooky jolt of fantasy entertainment (to make us forget the real life horrors of the year). Turns out that following the Facebook posts of a local guy wandering my suburb dressed as Michael Myers turned out to be way more fun than this tired, …

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Midnight Mass

Linda’s Best of 2021… aka My Most Memorable Pandemic Viewing (Again?)

Here we are again. Who would have thought we’d still be here, two years into a pandemic, with 800,000+ Americans dead, with apparently no end in sight (and that is with vaccines)? We are all weary, wanting things to go back to some semblance of normal, but then another variant comes along (super-contagious, just in …

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Being the Ricardos

Being the Ricardos

Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz are cemented in pop culture lore as the married duo that produced and starred in the huge (we’re talking tens of millions of weekly viewers) 1950s television comedy “I Love Lucy”. Playing a married couple on screen, Lucille Ball’s Lucy was a goofy, gifted comedian who had a handsome Cuban …

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National Champions

National Champions

It’s a few days before the college football national championship. All players, coaches, and high roller supporters are firmly ensconced in a hotel overlooking the stadium. It’s 72 hours away from the game, and I’d like to say that the anticipation is exaggerated for the sake of the movie, but it is all true… The …

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