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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┬áThor: 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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Joel’s review of Marshall (2017)

As one of our Youth Group events, we took some of the kids to see Marshall, the 2017 film about an early case by Thurgood Marshall. I didn’t think we would make it in time to see it by showtime, … Continue reading

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I watched Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium (2013), and I wished it made more sense

It took me 4 years to get around to watching Neill Blomkamp’s film Elysium (2013) starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Alica Braga, and Sharlto Copley. In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the … Continue reading

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After all these years, I finally watched The Godfather: Part II (1974)

All these years, here’s what I’ve heard about Francis Ford Coppola’s Godfather films (Anthology? Trilogy? Trilogy.) 1. The first film is fantastic (and highly quotable.) 2. The sequel The Godfather Part II is supposed to be even better. 3. The … Continue reading

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Joel’s review of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)

It’s been two months but I finally finished watching Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. The 2016 film was adapted from the book The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan, a memoir by U.S. journalist Kim Barker about her experiences reporting in Pakistan … Continue reading

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