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Did you ever just see a movie that looks great in the previews, and then when you go see it, it just falls flat? Or, you’re like me, and you get pumped for a theatrical trailer, and when you go see the film, you express your disappointment sometimes days later. I guess it depends on who you are,...
My mother and I couldn’t believe what we were hearing from the pharmacy clerk, who had spent the last few consecutive minutes looking up medication prices on her database. In a shockwave of information, she’d informed us that the antibiotics we’d been prescribed had almost tripled in price, even...
SPOILER ALERT! Proceed at your own discretion.  That out of the way, the time to review the highly-anticipated sequel to “Avengers: Infinity War” has come upon my column this week. After abstaining from the theatre to see this film for a few weeks, I finally got around to seeing the movie last...
I was really excited when I saw the trailer for “Breakthrough” early on in the year. I remember seeing it in the theatre during the previews, and having chills; arms speckled with goosebumps, to boot. I had quickly whipped out my phone and sought out the film’s presence on Instagram; determined to...
It seems like no matter how many days we tick off on the calendar, the majority of them are riddled with bad news. That was precisely my feeling when I got downwind of the news of Notre Dame.  I sat back, entirely awe-struck, at the devastation. While undergoing millions-of-dollars-worth of...
“Dumbo” has long been one of my favorite Disney films; it’s one that my family has watched many times. I’ve shed a lot of tears over Dumbo’s “Baby Mine” scene, where he cries big sad tears as he sways gently in the crook of his imprisoned mother’s trunk, and I’ve laughed a lot of laughs as the...
As I slowed to stop at the intersection one day while driving home, I noticed a farmer had his tractor out and about. The sight wasn’t encouraging at all – his rig was stuck, and he was looking depressed; mud up to the wheel-wells in his farmyard. I had the simple thought that this was a typical...
I looked around the theatre, teary-eyed and sniffling. The realization struck me like a locomotive, and my heart sank in sorrow. I was the youngest person in the theatre, which needed to be flooded with others as reproductively-capable as myself. Getting straight to the point, the film I found...
Who gets to decide when life begins? Really, sit back and ask yourself that question – what constitutes the title of “being alive?” What ramifications and qualifications do you have to meet to be alive? Who gets to choose those classifications? Who gets to say when something is alive? I ask...
After two weeks of not having a movie review, I wish I could say I come bearing great news from the box-office. But, alas, I do not – sorry.  That said, let’s talk about the elephant in the room: “Cold Pursuit.” Starring a long-time favorite of mine, Liam Neeson, I honestly didn’t expect this film...

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