Late Night

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{4.5/5} “I hope I earned the privilege of your time.” Late Night, released in 2019 Katherine has been the host of a late night talk show for many years, but ratings have been declining — and her boss just told her that this is her last year. Her husband Walter suggests that if she wants […]

Yesterday

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{4.5/5} “What I’m offering you is the great and glorious poisoned chalice of money and fame.” Yesterday, released in 2019 Jack’s music career isn’t going anywhere so he decides to quit. When the lights go out all around the world for 12 seconds, he gets hit by a bus. Afterwards he realizes that he’s the […]

Inside Out

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{5/5} “Congratulations, San Francisco. You’ve ruined pizza. First the Hawaiians and now you.” Inside Out, released in 2015 Riley is an 11-year-old girl whose parents decide to move to San Francisco. She initially tries to make the best of it, but then decides to run away. Meanwhile, inside Riley’s mind are emotions that come to […]

Ad Astra

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{3/5} “I am ready to go, ready to do my job to the best of my ability. I am focused only on the essentials, to the exclusion of all else. I will make only pragmatic decisions. I will not allow myself to be distracted. I will not allow my mind to linger on that which […]

Spy

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{5/5} “I’m immune to 179 different types of poison. I know because I ingested them all at once when I was deep undercover in an underground poison-ingesting crime ring.” Spy, released in 2015 Susan Cooper works for the FBI — while Bradley Fine goes into the field on missions, she’s the voice in his ear […]

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

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{5/5} “Maybe you could write a haiku to express your feelings.” Hunt for the Wilderpeople, released in 2016 Ricky is a kid who’s been in some trouble, and the police bring him to a couple who live in the middle of the country, Bella and Hec. Bella is enthusiastic about taking care of Ricky, but […]

Night Moves

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{4/5} “Cutthroat trout… They like to fight, they like to jump. Sometimes they break free. I respect that in a fish.” Night Moves, released in 2013 Dena, Josh, and Harmon are radical environmentalists who are planning on blowing up a dam. They buy a boat, and they buy a lot of ammonium nitrate fertilizer. They […]

Catch Me If You Can

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{5/5} “Why didn’t I concur?” Catch Me If You Can, released in 2002 When Frank Abagnale, Jr. shows up to his new school wearing the uniform from his old school he’s mistaken for a substitute teacher. He decides to play along and ends up doing it for a week. When his parents get a divorce, […]

Rango

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{4.5/5} “What our story needs is an unexpected event that will propel our hero into conflict.” Rango, released in 2011 Rango is a lizard who lives with humans until the car he’s riding in swerves and his terrarium shatters on the road. He walks through the desert to a town called Dirt, which is in […]

Tolkien

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{4.5/5} “Lock all this all in your heart. Lock it tight, and it will be there forever.” Tolkien, released in 2019 John Ronald Reuel Tolkien is orphaned along with his brother at a young age.  He finds friendship at school, and he finds romance with a fellow orphan. His friends vow to change the world […]