FlixChatter Review – Jurassic World: Dominion (2022)

About halfway through the movie, a character utters the line ‘Jurassic World? Ugh, not a fan.’ Now, that character is referring to the theme park Jurassic World, which was as ill-advised an idea as there ever was, but it made me think of Jurassic World the movie. I remember rolling my eyes when I first …

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Musings on Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

The fifth installment of the Jurassic franchise already made nearly half a billion bucks before it even opened here in North America (it now stands at over $700mil). So yeah, its financial prowess still prove to be monstrous, even as the power of its monsters continue to reach diminishing returns. If you haven't seen the …

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FlixChatter Review: Pete’s Dragon (2016)

I always try to keep a neutral expectation going into a film, and it's a lot easier when I didn't know much about that particular movie. I had no idea that Pete's Dragon was a remake of the 1977 movie until days before I saw it, and I didn't see the original (which is apparently …

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FlixChatter Review: Jurassic World (2015)

It's been twenty two years since the release of Jurassic Park, the phenomenal sci-fi thriller that's still as timeless as ever when I saw it recently. So even though Steven Spielberg is no longer in the directing chair (but still served as executive producer), I was still anticipating my return to Isla Nublar. This time …

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Weekend Roundup: Leap Year, The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond & a whole lot of Toby Stephens

If someone were to ask me, "What did you do this weekend?" Well, the short answer would be "Toby Stephens." Ahah, well ok so it came out wrong, didn't it? I meant, my weekend pretty much consisted of watching/listening/tumblr-ing about him, my long-lifeless tumblr has been set ablaze now by Toby's fiery charisma. I did manage to …

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Guest Review: The Help is a faithful adaptation

Special thanks to my friend & colleague Susan Martin. While I read Kathryn Stockett's best-selling novel, The Help, almost three years ago, seeing the movie adaptation a few weeks ago truly reminded me how much I loved the book. I appreciated the fact that the movie stayed true to the novel in every sense. The …

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