Good Night Oppy Review – a heartfelt and uplifting doc about a robotic explorer

If Oppy were a human being, one would likely say 'what an overachiever!' So Oppy is an affectionate nickname for Opportunity, the Mars Exploration Rover built by NASA scientists. Oppy was originally expected to live for only 90 days but she ended up exploring Mars for nearly 15 years. When I first saw the poster, …

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Rental Pick: Don’t Make Me Go (2022)

I’m always intrigued by father/daughter relationship stories as I grew up without a dad. This one is especially interesting as it stars John Cho in a rare but welcomed leading role as a single dad named Max who learns he has a fatal brain tumor. Despite the downbeat premise though, this road-trip drama written by …

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SHE SAID (2022) Review – a riveting journalism drama that’s handled with care and sensitivity

It’s quite uncanny watching this journalism biopic as the man at the center of the story is still very much in the news – Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial is currently taking place in LA and will go on for weeks. She Said is one of the buzziest and likely the most-attended studio films at Twin …

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The Banshees of Inisherin (2022) Review – an amusingly bleak tale of a harrowing break-up

Everything was fine yesterday… such simple words, but yet it packs a punch when it's uttered from one friend to another. It sounds funny when I first heard it, but when I think more about it, it's quite poignant, distressing even. And that's how Martin McDonagh's The Banshees of Inisherin operates from start to finish. Set …

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The Queen’s Ball: A Bridgerton Experience arrives in Minneapolis – Flawless, My Dear!

Greetings esteemed members of Twin Cities 'Ton'… the social season is upon us! After the highly-rated openings in Los Angeles, Washington DC, Chicago, Atlanta, and Montreal, The Queen's Ball: A Bridgerton Experience is making its Minneapolis debut this November! The ball takes place at Lighthouse ArtSpace in Northeast Minneapolis Arts District. It officially opened to …

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Review

I’ve been suffering from superhero fatigue for some time now. MCU Phase 4 has not been consistently satisfying and I still have no desire to see DC's Black Adam (totally fine skipping it altogether). That said, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is immune to that sentiment and I was still anticipating it greatly. Right from its …

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Double Mini Reviews: Rosaline + A Chance Encounter – two romances set in Italy (Amore!)

It's time for another double-review post. I figure I combine them together as both are romantic stories set in Italy… wonderful escapist entertainment to chase the early Winter blues! Rosaline* (2022) O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? Honestly, who cares where Romeo is when there's a spunky and fun Rosaline! This is the first …

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