FlixChatter Review – TOP GUN: Maverick (2022)

After more than three decades, Maverick's got to fly once again. You'd think that when a movie grosses more than $350 Mil at the box office (on a mere $15 Mil budget no less), we'd have a franchise by now. There are far less profitable movies that have spun numerous sequels by Hollywood's franchise machine. …

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New Trailer Spotlight – TOP GUN: Maverick

I feel the need...the need for speed! Woo wee!! I needed something to get my mind off the fiasco that was Oscars 2022! This proved to be the kind of distraction I needed! Boy, can you believe it's been 36 years since the first Top Gun came out? I was still a pre-teen at the …

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FlixChatter Review: The Lost Daughter (2021)

The Lost Daughter marks another directorial debut from a terrific actress. Earlier this year I saw Passing from Rebecca Hall, and this time it’s Maggie Gyllenhaal behind the camera and also wrote the script based on Elena Ferrante’s novel. Olivia Colman plays Leda, a middle-aged professor of comparative literature vacationing in a Greek island. It’s …

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FlixChatter Review: KODACHROME (2017)

When this title flashed on Netflix, my hubby was instantly intrigued because he's an amateur photographer who's been dabbling in music scoring. The movie blends the subject of photography and music but essentially is a family drama featuring a struggling music executive Matt and his dying estranged father Ben. They end up taking a road …

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Christmas Weekend Recap: Scrooged + binging on Westworld

Happy last Tuesday of the year folks! Hope you had a lovely Christmas break. Mine is relatively mellow on Christmas day, though we did go up North to Duluth Friday and spent the night there to see the Bentleyville Tour of Lights (I've shared the pics here). We came back in time for Christmas Eve …

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Everybody’s Chattin + TV News Update: HBO’s Westworld & George RR Martin’s Wild Cards

Happy Wednesday everyone! Are y'all watching the Olympics? I missed the opening ceremony so I only caught up w/ some clips on Flipboard. I did watch the Men's 100m backstroke as Minnesotan David Plummer, a swim coach who's perhaps one of the oldest at 30, won Bronze.  Woo hoo! Well I'm super excited to see Anthropoid tomorrow. …

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TCFF 2015: Review of ‘The Adderall Diaries’ + interview with writer/director Pamela Romanowsky

It's safe to assume that James Franco loves literary adaptations. The Adderall Diaries is based on a memoir of the same name by Stephen Elliot. Franco played Stephen, a writer who seems to be at the height of his career. His agent constantly calls him about various book deals and options. There's even a new romance in the air, as …

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