FlixChatter Review: PET SEMATARY (2019)

Directed by: Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer Starring: Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, Jeté Laurence and John Lithgow A year prior to graduating high school I had seen Mary Lambert’s 1989 adaptation of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary in the theaters. Yeah – remember those? (I’m looking at you streaming fans). I was on a date and …

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FlixChatter Review: GLASS (2018)

Written & Directed by M. Night Shyamalan Starring: James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson I collected comic books as a kid during the late 70s through the 80s. As an introverted 8 year old, comics (from DC to Marvel, to Batman, X-Men, and eventually to graphic novels) provided a sense of wonder and mystery. Even …

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FlixChatter Review: Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

Directed by Rob Marshall | Screenplay by David Magee Starring: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters There are few things I hold dear to my inner child’s heart, one of them being Disney’s Mary Poppins (1964) starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. Regarded as a classic, the 1964 film succeeded on so many …

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Guest Post: The Red Shoes (1948) Review

Special thanks to my buddy Vince Caro for his excellent contribution! With the anticipated release of Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan, the somewhat unmarketable genre (at least in recent years) of the ‘ballet movie’ has been reinvigorated with high expectations. The last such movie I’d seen was The Turning Point (1977), an uneven melodrama which stayed …

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