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Moviepie Musings

This Halloween marks a return to the cult favorite world of Hocus Pocus, reuniting everyone's favorite trio of witches, played by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy. It’s been 29 yea…
America's sweetheart Julia Roberts is returning to the rom-com genre with America's most handsome silver-haired movie star, George Clooney! The pair plays a long-divorced couple banding together to tr…
March 28, 2022--First of all, let's congratulate the winners. CODA, a feel good movie about a (hearing) teen in a deaf family swept all three awards it was nominated for, including Best Picture. When …
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, wa…
April 25, 2021--What a weird year, and even stranger that we are well into 2021 still awarding a gaggle of movies that showed up sporadically on our devices during our year long streaming binge. A yea…
Where to begin with 2020? Way back in February when I saw Harrison Ford’s CGI-rific version of The Call of the Wild, there is no way I would have known that it was the last new movie I’d see in a thea…
Hollywood continues to be stuck in a rut of throwing money at the tried and true. More sequels! More reboots! We are getting painstaking "live action" remakes that are technically dazzling, but lackin…
February 25, 2019--Well, everyone can breathe a sigh of relief that the Oscars survived intact this year. With no host, and trying to scramble up from last year's all-time low ratings, the Academy Awa…
As we come to the end of a year that was particularly vicious in the world and in the media, it makes sense that we've been rushing to the movies for escapism. Apparently speaking to a need, superhero…
March 5, 2018--Well everyone, it's a wrap! Thank goodness for everyone (except maybe the ratings) that there wasn't another Oscar-level flub with an envelope mix-up like last year. The rather uneventf…
Wow, 2017 was exhausting, wasn't it? With a news cycle on hyperspeed and worldwide tensions amped up to nerve-wracking levels, it is unsurprising that we wanted to escape to the movies. Movies looking…
The Hollywood film industry seems to be fighting a losing battle against home entertainment. Not only are the big studios running of ideas, movie-wise (the 2017 summer movie season was down almost 15%…