June 2022 Recap + Movie of the Month

Hello everyone! Happy Fourth of July weekend. I'm not traveling anywhere so going to enjoy the extra day. off. After a hectic Spring, I'm actually thrilled to be staying put this Summer. Work is actually ramping up for my hubby and I so we probably won't be traveling again until Fall.  I didn't end up …

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FlixChatter Review: Cha Cha Real Smooth (2022)

The buzz of Cha Cha Real Smooth out of Sundance was off the charts. It was purchased by Apple TV for $15 million, fresh out of the Oscar win for CODA which they bought for a record $25 mil. When the trailer came out, it didn't exactly scream 'must-see' for me the way CODA was, …

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Spotlight on Steven Spielberg’s E.T. on its 40th Anniversary

You know you're definitely getting older when all your favorite movies growing up are turning 20, 30, 40 years old. Well, one of those movies turned 40 years old this month and I thought I'd do a post on it before the end of June. I was around Henry Thomas's age in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial …

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FlixChatter Review: The Black Phone (2022)

Judging a movie based on a work of literature is hard. Judging a movie based on a work of literature by the son of an already iconic horror author is even harder. The Black Phone is an adaptation of a short story by Joe Hill, son of the monumentally famous Stephen King. And while there …

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FlixChatter Review: ELVIS (2022)

I grew up listening to old crooners–Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Andy Williams, etc.–as those were my late mother's favorites. But one singer that she was a huge fan of was Elvis Presley, who left those crooners sidelined when he shook up the world of pop music in the early 50s. I'm not sure how many …

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FlixChatter Review: Good Luck To You, Leo Grande (2022)

Let me preface this review by saying that I normally don't gravitate toward films with explicit sex scenes. I'm no prude, but a lot of films depicting graphic sex scenes are often gratuitous and exploitative, mostly designed for shock value. But when I first heard about  Good Luck To You, Leo Grande coming out of …

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FlixChatter Review: Pixar’s LIGHTYEAR (2022)

The first Toy Story movie left such a mark when it was released 27 years ago. Woody and Buzz were rivals-turned-friends who lead fellow Andy’s toys to some crazy adventures. Woody’s story is often explored in the Toy Story franchise, but Buzz’s story is only mentioned for the fact that it’s spawned from Andy’s favorite …

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