Baby Driver (2017)

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Baby Driver (2017)

For a young fellow like Baby, music is the milk of life.  Mixed and remixed, culled from the ambient noise of human motion and refitted into a soundtrack that guides his every step and every action, life has a rhythm and a composition that he will not deny himself.  When he walks down the street, […]

| June 28, 2017
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Wonder Woman (2017)

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Wonder Woman (2017)

Think of this as Wonder Woman: The First Avenger. Once you’ve seen this movie and soaked in its pleasures, I don’t think you’ll disagree.  Wonder Woman, for much of its running time ebbs so close to the form and spirit of the first Captain America movie that you’ll wonder if the events of that movie […]

| June 1, 2017
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

The Pirates of the Caribbean movies put a lot of stock in curses.  It should, really, when there are haunted men walking around with scales for brains and barnacles for skin.  But the biggest curse that the new installment of the series must overcome is The Curse of the Fourth Sequel. This is a lamentable […]

| May 29, 2017
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Hokey Religions, Ancient Weapons: Star Wars turns 40

Hokey Religions, Ancient Weapons: Star Wars turns 40

If my passion for movies were a galaxy then Star Wars would most certainly be its brightest star.  George Lucas’ seminal masterwork landed on America forty years ago today and its impact has never left us.  It has certainly never left the panoply of my life.  It’s still there in much the same way that […]

| May 25, 2017
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

Let’s talk about Baby Groot.  He’s precious.  You could watch his antics all day.  He’s like a cute puppy, he could be the star of a series of YouTube videos where you watch him do anything.  Clearly the people behind Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 know what they have in Baby Groot.  They understood it the […]

| May 5, 2017
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Arrival (2016)

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Arrival (2016)

We have probably all thought about it at one time or another.   What would it be like if (or should I invoke the glass half-full and say when) we are finally visited by an intelligent species from another world?  What would be gained once we stopped rattling the sabers and let the brain trust have […]

| April 24, 2017
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Beauty and the Beast (2017)

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Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Any remake of Beauty and the Beast is going to be a tough sell for someone like me.  That 1991 classic so touch my heart and so shook my notions of what an animated feature could accomplish that any attempts to recapture its magic could only come off as an imitation.  That, in essence, is […]

| April 6, 2017
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Cave of Wonders Podcast, Episode 6: Raiders of the Lost Ark

Cave of Wonders Podcast, Episode 6: Raiders of the Lost Ark

Episode Six of our Disney podcast is our first “cheat episode.”  We’re looking into Steven Spielberg’s classic “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” (Jerry was so excited that he dressed up for this one!) Doug: Website: http://talkmovietome.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/basementnoise Jerry: Website: www.armchaircinema.com Oscar Site: www.armchairoscars.com Blog: www.armchaircinema/wordpress/com Twitter: https://twitter.com/armchaircma

| April 5, 2017
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