Spirit Untamed Continues The Adventure

Spirit Untamed is the next installment in the Spirit franchise, which also includes the Spirit Riding Free animated series on Netflix. The first Spirit: Stallion of Cimarron film, all the back in 2002, was a major shift in what we’re used to seeing in animated features. Instead of people voicing animals, Matt Damon provided Spirit’s internal thoughts. Not that there’s anything wrong with this but for a film focusing mostly on animals, it was such…

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Words on Bathroom Walls: Charlie Plummer Is A Star

Words on Bathroom Walls explores a high school student’s schizophrenia diagnosis in a way that does not make it a stigma to discuss. If you were to go into the film without knowing anything, I wouldn’t blame you if you thought it was supernatural.  We quickly learn that we’re seeing things through Adam’s (Charlie Plummer) eyes.  And just as quick, we learn that Adam also suffers from a mental illness.  Adam wants to be a…

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Ant-Man and The Wasp – The Road to Endgame

After the darker Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man and The Wasp brings some much-needed comedy to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Scott Lang was nowhere to be seen during Avengers: Infinity War because he was on house arrest.  This came as a result of traveling to Germany during Captain America: Civil War.  Both Hawkeye and Lang had taken deals with the government.  Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) have a stronger father-daughter relationship…

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Sundance 2019: Them That Follow

From the outside looking in, the religious community that is depicted in Them That Follow could otherwise be understood to be a cult. Mara (Alice Englert) and Dilly (Kaitlyn Dever) are friends.  They live in a snake-handling Pentecostal community run by Mara’s dad, the fiery Pastor Lemuel (Walter Goggins).  Every now and then, they go to the local convenient store where Hope (Olivia Colman) works.  Much against her dad’s dismay, Mara has an interest in…

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Ant-Man and The Wasp Hits Home Video

Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and The Wasp arrived on home video after this summer’s palette-cleansing theatrical release. There’s a wealth of bonus content available with this fall’s home release.  I prefer holding the physical media in my hands but that’s just me. BONUS MATERIAL (may vary by retailer): Blu-ray & Digital: Director’s Intro by Peyton Reed – The talented creator behind some of Marvel Studios’ funniest and most charming films will invite home audiences deeper into the…

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Ant-Man and The Wasp Goes Quantum

After the darker Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man and The Wasp brings some much-needed comedy to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Scott Lang was nowhere to be seen during Avengers: Infinity War because he was on house arrest.  This came as a result of traveling to Germany during Captain America: Civil War.  Both Hawkeye and Lang had taken deals with the government.  Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) have a stronger father-daughter relationship…

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Tomb Raider: Alicia Vikander Is An Action Hero

Oscar winner Alicia Vikander gets the opportunity to kick ass in Tomb Raider in what is no doubt the best film based on a video game in quite some time. Films based on video games usually go one of two ways–they are good or they are downright awful.  What Tomb Raider does is allow for Lara Croft do get a new origin story on screen in a way that reboots the franchise.  Vikander takes the…

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