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Joel’s review of Girls Trip (2017)

Sooooooo Girls Trip. We rented this 2017 film from our local library. The film stars four fun actresses — Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Regina Hall, and Tiffany Haddish. They’re old college buddies who have slowly grown apart in the … Continue reading

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Joel’s review of Rashomon (1950)

Namita recently rented Rashomon, a famous 1950 Japanese period film by acclaimed Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa. I’ve never seen a Kurosawa film, but I’ve often read trivia stating this or that modern film scene was inspired by a specific Kurosawa … Continue reading

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Joel’s review of Logan (2017)

I caught Logan (2017) on HBO this week. I had intended to watch it in theaters back in the Spring, but my plans never worked out. I was happy to watch it now, even on the small screen. This is … Continue reading

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Joel’s review of Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

It’s finally here – Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017). The wait is over. We saw the film opening weekend, and I’m still digesting the film. The film takes place immediately after the events of The Force Awakens.  Immediately after. Rey … Continue reading

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Joel’s review of Wonder (2017)

On Friday night, I found myself rushing home, an hour late, to meet up with family and other local friends. I had planned to get home around 6:45 pm, change my clothes, and meet up at town movie theater to … Continue reading

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Joel’s review of Kong: Skull Island (2017)

This was not a bad monster movie. On a recent flight down to Houston Texas, I watched Kong: Skull Island (2017). Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (a guy I’ve never heard of), I was struck by it was somewhat an homage … Continue reading

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Joel’s review of Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

On an unexpectedly quiet Friday night, we decided to go see Murder on the Orient Express, a remake of the 1974 film, which are all based on the original Agatha Christie novel. Kenneth Branagh directed this film with an all-star … Continue reading

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Joel’s review of X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

I had meant to see X-Men: Apocalypse in the theaters, but some of the mediocre reviews threw me off. The film is the 3rd in the series that started with X-Men: First Class in 2011. The film brings back most … Continue reading

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Joel’s review of Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

The Ipes went to see Thor: Ragnarok on opening night. I’m still not sure how that happened exactly — I mean it’s opening night. I went through Fandango, found some reserved seats at an AMC theater on Rt 1, and booked … Continue reading

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Joel’s review of It (2017)

Last Saturday evening, Namita and I dropped off the kids to go watch The LEGO Ninjago Movie, and we went to go watch the new It film. It’s the first film adaptation of Stephen King’s It novel, although there was … Continue reading

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