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With the kids away, the adults went out to play… and watch The Farewell (2019)

Last Sunday with both of the kids away for a week at their respective summer camps, we had some free time to ourselves. We wanted to watch The Farewell (2019), starring Awkwafina. Oddly enough, the film isn’t playing anywhere near … Continue reading

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Spider-Man: Far From Home

While we were out and about during our extended July 4th weekend in New York, we made plans to watch the new Marvel-Sony Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) film after hanging out in Greenwich Village. Since we knew it was … Continue reading

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Josh and I watched Danny Boyle’s new film Yesterday (2019) and we’re still confused on what was the point of the film

Josh and I were looking to do something while the girls were out doing their own thing, and we decided to go see Yesterday. This is director Danny Boyle’s latest film and stars Himesh Patel and Lily James. The film … Continue reading

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I loves me some Asian representation, but I wish Always Be My Maybe didn’t feel so…. bland

Let’s get the bad / “It could have been better” out of the way – this felt a little bland. It’s a romantic comedy featuring two talented Asian-American actors, Ali Wong and Randall Park. The film is about their characters … Continue reading

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I took the kids to see the Pokémon Detective Pikachu movie, and I wouldn’t say the movie made a lot of sense

Not my first choice but the kids both wanted to see the Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) movie that came out in May. They both do love Pokémon and I haven’t spent as much time as I’ve wanted to recently, as … Continue reading

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We went to see the live-action Aladdin film, and I didn’t think it was all that necessary

Nums, Lily, and I went to see the new Disney live-action Aladdin (2019) film. I have to admit that the folks at Disney are smart — they can make a live-action film version of every animated film in their vault … Continue reading

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Avengers: Endgame was an epic movie, but I liked Infinity War better

**Warning – This will be a spoiler-heavy discussion about Avengers: Endgame (2019). If you haven’t seen it yet for some reason, step away from the website.** This is it. The big finale. The end of the line for many characters … Continue reading

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Catching up popular films – we watched Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

The Ipes recently stayed in on a less-than-wild Saturday night and watched Crazy Rich Asians (2018). The film came out last year, but now it’s available on HBO Go. Is it a romantic comedy? If so, it’s the first rom-com … Continue reading

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I watched cheesy comedy Blockers (2018) but I’ll admit that it brings up an important topic: women have their own agency

Blockers is a raunchy 2018 comedy that I didn’t find terribly funny or realistic. Despite all that, I thought the film brought up an important topic. Blockers (2018) The film stars Leslie Mann, John Cena, Ike Barinholtz as three parents, … Continue reading

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I thought Captain Marvel (2019) was a solid film

For our son Josh’s 14th birthday, we invited a bunch of his friends to go see Captain Marvel on the Friday of the film’s opening weekend. We had to purchase and reserve the tickets a month in advance as the … Continue reading

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