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Rocketman is a Great Ride to the Top!

  I’ll be honest. I wasn’t that big on last year’s Bohemian Rhapsody. Before you get angry, know that I think Queen is amazing. The...

Mary Queen of Scots – A Feminist Knot

At first blush, the new "Mary Queen of Scots" seems to be about the difficult balance of peace between England and Scotland in the...

Second Act is Second Rate

The saying "The road to hell is paved with good intentions," defines many scenarios in our lives.  But while we can think of many...
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Netflix’ “Battle” Portrays the Internal Battle for Identity

This isn't your Vikings shield wall or WWII bombing raid, the battle being fought in the appropriately named film "Battle" pits the dancing ambitions...
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Act.land Recommends “The Drop”, A Redemption Song.

"There are some sins you can't come back from."  At least that's what Bob Sagonowski believes in "The Drop".  He doesn't know it in...
A picture of actors Henry Golding and Constance Wu with their arms around each other, smiling at each other. Colorful Chinese pictures are in the background.

“Crazy Rich Asians” is Missing Something…

  Have you ever had a wonderful dinner where everything is cooked well, presented well, the lighting was romantic, the music perfect?  Have you ever...
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Ocean’s 8 – Too Much Command, Not Enough Charm

“Make me guess, then I’m interested.” Cate Blanchet co-stars in “Ocean’s Eight” as Lou, the sidekick to Sandra Bullock’s leading character, Debbie Ocean.  She utters...
Vintage looking movie poster for "Hotel Artemis" with a man and woman looking out of a large store front window with the words 'Hotel Artemis' written on it.

“Hotel Artemis” is no “John Wick”

“Hotel Artemis,” written and directed by Drew Pearce, marks the directorial debut for this Iron Man 3 co-writer.  It stars Jodie Foster as The...
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Lonita Cook Reviews “Avengers: Infinity War”

“Hulk smash!” That is one of the most famous catchphrases of the multi-character Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Incredible Hulk is a massive green giant filled...
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“I Feel Pretty” – Pop Comedy With Acceptance as the Real...

  Mmm, mmm, mmm, look at him. He is so hot. He’s all muscle, charisma and pearly white teeth. He moves with ease and sensuality....
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Goin’ Way Back: “Touch”, True Love in All Its Forms

I first saw the movie "Touch" when it came out in 1997.  I was living in Burbank, CA with my boyfriend, and working in...
A picture of a large robot running towards the screen in shades of blue and grey. From the movie Ready Player One.

Ready Player One, Part Magic, Part Warning

Do you know who you are? Who do you long to be? When you imagine the life you have-- the career, the abilities, the...