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Last movie of the Christmas Break – Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

[I’m still catching up on my Dec 2018 posts. 2nd to last one here.] We went to see Mary Poppins Returns, the 2018 sequel to the original 1960s Disney film starring Julie Andrews. Emily Blunt portrays the fictional Mary Poppins (who … Continue reading

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I think Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) has got to be one of the all-time great Spider-Man films

Who doesn’t love a good Spider-Man film? Peter Parker is your every day man who dons a suit to fight crime and protect his neighborhood and the city of New York. People love the story so much, Hollywood featured Peter … Continue reading

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We saw Ralph Breaks the Internet and I found it worked on two different levels

It took us a week after opening weekend, but we went to Freehold to watch Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018). The film is a sequel to the original Wreck-It Ralph that came out six years early. That’s kind of unheard … Continue reading

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I thought A Star is Born (2018) was an interesting film

I don’t usually get excited for film musicals. I can easily enjoy a live musical playing out on stage, but the on-screen versions often bore me. Notable exceptions to that rule include Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, and a … Continue reading

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I could feel my brain have convulsions while watching Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018)

The last film I watched on the plane ride home from London was Pacific Rim: Uprising. Back in 2013, I enjoyed the original film a bunch. The science didn’t entirely make sense, but it was brought up minimally and I did my … Continue reading

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I, Tonya

The 2nd film I watched on the flight home was I, Tonya. This is a 2017 film starring Margot Robbie as the titular Tonya Harding. Based on the life of former competitive figure skater Tonya Harding,the film gives viewers a … Continue reading

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I watched A Quiet Place (2018) and it’s an excellent and suspenseful film

On the plane ride coming home from London, I had an opportunity for quality downtime and I watched three recent films – A Quiet Place, I, Tonya, and Pacific Rim: Uprising. Two of these films were good. The Pacific Rim … Continue reading

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I watched Tomb Raider (2018) and Alicia Vikander is the best part of the film

During our flight to London, I watched Tomb Raider (2018), the latest attempt at bringing Lara Croft to life on the big screen. The film stars Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft from the new video game series beginning with 2013’s Tomb … Continue reading

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The Get Smart (2008) film reminded me of the old Naked Gun series

When I was growing up, I was a huge fan of the old reruns of the 1960s Get Smart television show. Starring Don Adams and Barbara Feldon, and created by Buck Henry and Mel Brooks (never heard of this Mel Brooks … Continue reading

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I wasn’t sure about watching Christopher Robin (2018) but it was alright

I had some reservations about seeing Christopher Robbin — the 2018 Disney film about the adult version of Christopher Robbin. It wasn’t the casting as I’m a big fan of Ewan McGregor and Hayley Atwell. I heard some early reviews weren’t so … Continue reading

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