Chick Fight: Can We Talk About Fight Club?

One woman learns a lot about herself when she joins an all-female fight club in Chick Fight as a way of putting her life back in order. Move over, David Fincher–there’s a new fight club in town. Wait!  Are we even allowed to talk about Fight Club or any fight club?!?  In all honesty, I couldn’t resist the joke about fight club.  That is assuming we can talk about a fight club.  I don’t make…

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Friendsgiving Arrives on Blu-ray, DVD

Friendsgiving, featuring a talented group of comedy stars, is now available to watch from your couch on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital. This is one of those films that generally looks good on paper.  But in terms of the film’s execution?  Not so much.  A few of the cast members here do the best with the material at hand.  However, it simply isn’t enough to elevate the film to, well, being watchable.  It would be one…

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The Sleepover Fits Well On Netflix

The Sleepover is the type of family adventure-comedy that fits perfectly well on the Netflix platform and should be able to find an audience. It’s hard to truly describe the type of film that The Sleepover is without giving it away.  It’s a fun film that honestly blends genres.  There’s something for everyone, really, unless comedies aren’t your thing.  I mean, who doesn’t love a solid family adventure-comedy?!? The gist of the film is that…

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To The Stars Is Now Available

To The Stars, which first premiered during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, is now available for audiences to watch from the comfort of their homes. I had the opportunity to speak with director Martha Stephens and co-leads Kara Hayward and Liana Liberato. My five-star review as it ran last year during Sundance: To The Stars is a beautifully crafted coming-of-age story set in 1960s rural Oklahoma and continues the trend of deeply affecting films shot…

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Sundance 2019: To The Stars

To The Stars is a beautifully crafted coming-of-age story set in 1960s rural Oklahoma and continues the trend of deeply affecting films shot in black and white. Iris Deerborne (Kara Hayward) doesn’t have the best home life or school life.  It’s no wonder that she chooses to spend so much time by herself at the nearby pond.  Between her mother being an alcoholic and everyone teasing her at school, it’s not the best life.  Hell,…

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Rampage: Please Stop Destroying Chicago

Rampage is the latest in a series of blockbusters that threaten to destroy Chicago–this time with genetically modified animals. Here’s the basic background: CRISPR made the waves in 1993 by giving scientists a way to treat previously incurable diseases through a process known as genetic editing.  By 2016, U.S. Intelligence Community had determined that genetic editing was considered to be a “Weapon of Mass Destruction and Proliferation.” Davis Okoye (Dwayne Johnson) is a primatologist working for…

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