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Like Father

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{4.5/5} “Who here likes potato chips?” Like Father, released in 2018 Rachel was left at the altar when her fiance realized that she’d been on the phone with work immediately before coming down the aisle. She’s surprised to see her father at her non-wedding since she hasn’t seen him since she was 5 years old. […]

Deadpool 2

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{4.5/5} “I love the decor, though. I had no idea hopeless was a colour.” Deadpool 2, released in 2018 Deadpool goes around the world killing bad guys. When he gets back home, some of the bad guys have followed him — and they kill Vanessa. In despair, Colossus comes to rescue him and take him […]

Jane

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{5/5} “I had no training, no degree. But Louis [Leakey] didn’t care about academic credentials. What he was looking for was someone with an open mind, with a passion for knowledge, with a love of animals, and with monumental patience.” Jane, released in 2017 Jane Goodall’s dream of going to Africa to live among animals […]

Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium

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{4/5} “We’ve got a nervous slinky.” Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, released in 2007 Mr. Magorium has lived for over 200 years and it’s time for him to go. He’s leaving his magic toy store to his store manager, Mahoney. But Mahoney wants to be a musician. To get things in order for the transfer, Mr. […]

Stranger Than Fiction

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{5/5} “Little did he know that this simple, seemingly innocuous, act would result in his imminent death.” Stranger Than Fiction, released in 2006 Harold Crick, an IRS agent, starts hearing a voice narrating his life, which is fairly annoying. He’s auditing a baker who he’s attracted to. When the voice mentions that Harold is going […]

A Quiet Place

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{5/5} “Who are we, if we can’t protect them?” A Quiet Place, released in 2018 After an apocalypse, a family lives on a farm with no one else around. They forage for useful items, they play games. But they can’t make any sounds at all because monsters kill anything that makes a sound. Tragically, that’s […]

The Big Sick

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{5/5} “Hey, can we have an awkward hug before we part forever?” The Big Sick, released in 2017 Kumail is a stand-up comic and he meets Emily at one of his gigs. They hit it off right away and start dating. Things are going really well but Kumail is worried because his family insists that […]

Isle of Dogs

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{4.5/5} “A tidal wave of anti-dog hysteria has crippled our moral judgement.” Isle of Dogs, released in 2018 In the future an outbreak of dog flu causes the mayor of Megasaki to exile all dogs to Trash Island. Atari, the mayor’s ward, arrives on the island looking for his dog Spots. A group of dogs […]

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

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{4.5/5} “Do you remember the first time you saw a dinosaur? First time you see them, it’s like… a miracle. You read about them in books, you see the bones in museums but you don’t really… believe it. They’re like myths. And then you see… the first one alive.” Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, released in […]

Ready Player One

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{3.5/5} “Yeah, try… try not to accidentally erase the whole of the Oasis on your first day.” Ready Player One, released in 2018 In 2045 everybody hangs out in the Oasis, a virtual reality where anything is possible. The creator of the Oasis left a game behind when he died — whoever wins the game […]