A Perfect Pairing Goes Down Under

A Perfect Pairing sees a hard-working LA wine company exec travel to Australia and do whatever she can in hopes of landing a client. This film is the latest film to be the Netflix movie of the week. How long it stays in the conversation or makes it at all depends. There’s quite a bit of competition this weekend but the film has a head start by launching on Thursday. It’s a genius move on…

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Senior Year: Rebel Wilson Comedy Has Heart

A cheerleading captain wakes up after two decades in a coma and decides to go back to high school in order to finish her Senior Year. If you have not watched Deep Impact, I suggest turning on HBO Max and watching the disaster thriller. If you don’t have HBO Max, please feel free to rent the movie. Otherwise, there will be Deep Impact spoilers during this film. It’s not a major part of the film…

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Operation Mincemeat Is Stranger-Than-Fiction

Operation Mincemeat has the pedigree to draw viewer interest in this stranger-than-fiction true story of World War II events in 1943. I should warn you first and foremost that if subtitles are not your thing, this film will not be for you. While much of it is in English, there are a number of scenes that have subtitles on screen. The gist of the film is that the Allies are trying to put a stop…

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Along for the Ride Adaptation Arrives on Netflix

Sarah Dessen’s novel, Along for the Ride, arrives on Netflix in a film adaptation starring Emma Pasarow and Belmont Cameli. Writer-director Sofia Alvarez is the screenwriter of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and the book was a New York Times bestseller. If you’re a fan of either, you’ll probably be watching regardless of my thoughts. But if you’ve never read Dessen’s books or watched the To All The Boys movies, chances are likely…

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Netflix: 2022 Summer Movie Slate Announced

Netflix announced release dates for their 2022 summer movie slate as the season is coming up right around the corner. Whether it’s action, romance, or just a family movie night, Netflix has plenty of films to offer this summer. MAY May 6 Along for the Ride The summer before college Auden meets the mysterious Eli, a fellow insomniac. While the seaside town of Colby sleeps, the two embark on a nightly quest to help Auden…

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Netflix: Coming and Leaving in May 2022

Netflix announced the list of movies, television series, and specials that are coming and leaving the streaming service in May 2022. All titles and dates are subject to change. NEW COLLECTION  “Our Roots, Our Stories” – Launches May 2 Join us as we honor Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders with this collection of stories that weaves their voices and experiences into a celebration. View the collection beginning May 2 at netflix.com/celebrateAAPI.   Coming Soon Like a…

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There Is Too Much Streaming Content Being Made

Between film, television, and streaming services, there is simply way too much streaming content getting released for public consumption. It’s all too much as The Beatles guitarist George Harrison once sang. According to a piece in Variety, a Nielsen report states that there are 817,000 unique titles across both TV and the various streaming services as of February 2022. The number is up 26% from 646,000 titles in December 2019. It’s enough to feel overwhelmed–I…

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Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood

Richard Linklater is back with an animated film, Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood, that is sure to be an awards contender. Animation is cinema and it is not only for children if you go by the film’s PG-13 rating. I’m not sure whether unique is the right word to use but there’s something about the visuals here that stand apart from watching other animated movies. Maybe it is the fact that they utilize…

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The Bubble: The Be-All, End-All Pandemic Comedy

Judd Apatow’s new pandemic comedy, The Bubble, is the pandemic comedy that we’ve been waiting for and it is perfection. The Bubble follows the making of Cliff Beasts 6: Battle for Everest: Memories of a Requim. It’s the 6th film in one of the largest dinosaur franchises in cinematic history. Think a C-franchise version of Jurassic Park. Everyone is staying at the same hotel where there is no interaction with anyone else while quarantining. What…

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Rescued by Ruby: A Netflix Hallmark Movie

Rescued by Ruby is one of the newest original films now streaming on Netflix but it has every bit the feel of a Hallmark movie. Before I go on, I think it is important for you to know that the dog doesn’t die. In fact, Ruby–half border collie–goes on to be one of the top search and rescue dogs of the year! Her story is so inspiring that it should appeal to more than just…

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