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“The Sleepover” Review

The Sleepover: Directed by Trish Sie. With Sadie Stanley, Maxwell Simkins, Cree, Lucas Jaye. When two siblings discover their seemingly normal mom is a former thief in witness protection who has been forced to pull one last job, they team up to rescue her over the course of an action-packed night. A family friendly caper film that wears it’s heart on it’s sleeve, it was a fun and enjoyable romp with a family coming to terms with the lies that their mother told them in order to protect them from the bad guys. Also, Maxwell Simkins is going to go...

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“Fear the Night” Review

Fear the Night: Directed by Neil LaBute. With Maggie Q, Ito Aghayere, Philip Burke, James Carpinello. Follows Iraqi war veteran Tess, as she prepares to strike back after a group of home invaders attack during her sister’s bachelorette party, and she discovers that they are hellbent on not leaving any witnesses behind. It’s a familiar story, friends go off on a camping / vacation trip, locals decide to mess with them, and it turns out that one of the friends has the willpower and knowhow to fight back and maybe even survive. Just because this is a familiar story though...

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“The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare” Review

The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: Directed by Guy Ritchie. With Henry Cavill, Alan Ritchson, Alex Pettyfer, Eiza González. The British military recruits a small group of highly skilled soldiers to strike against German forces behind enemy lines during World War II. I generally find Guy Ritchie’s films to be entertaining but slightly underwhelming, and while there’s moments that this movie edges up to being a parody of itself, it never goes over the line and ended up being a pretty good story with captivating action and acting. It’s good to see Alan Richardson joining stars like Henry Cavill, Eiza Gonzalez,...

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“Warrior Nun” Season 2 Review

Warrior Nun: Created by Simon Barry. With Alba Baptista, Kristina Tonteri-Young, Lorena Andrea, Tristán Ulloa. After waking up in a morgue, an orphaned teen discovers she now possesses superpowers as the chosen Halo Bearer for a secret sect of demon-hunting nuns. Sadly I believe this is the end for the warrior nuns, as I do not believe Netflix is going to continue it past this season. The story (mostly) wraps up all the dangling threads from the first season and all the characters given their moment to shine. I’m a fan of the world they’ve built here and I adore...

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“G.I. Joe: The Movie” Review

G.I. Joe: The Movie: Directed by Don Jurwich. With Charlie Adler, Shuko Akune, Jack Angel, Michael Bell. The heroic G.I. Joe action force must oppose the ruthless Cobra organization that has secretly allied with a subterranean reptilian people who were their founders. Found this whole movie on youtube and I could only vaguely remember the broad strokes of the story but I remember the theme song being great and the action being superb. Turns out that my 20 year old memory wasn’t exactly right, while the song is pretty great, the rest of the movie is standard US animated quality...

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“The Crow” Review

The Crow: Directed by Alex Proyas. With Brandon Lee, Rochelle Davis, Ernie Hudson, Michael Wincott. A man brutally murdered comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée’s murder. With an upcoming remake / reboot / sequel / prequel about to be released in just a few short weeks, I realized that i never really gave this franchise a proper watch, so here we are with 1994’s adaption of the comic series by the same name. I’ve not read any of the comics, but judging from just the movie, it seems to be a typical indie...

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“Rebel Moon – Part Two: The Scargiver” Review

Rebel Moon – Part Two: The Scargiver: Directed by Zack Snyder. With Sofia Boutella, Anthony Hopkins, Ed Skrein, Jena Malone. Kora and surviving warriors prepare to defend Veldt, their new home, alongside its people against the Realm. The warriors face their pasts, revealing their motivations before the Realm’s forces arrive to crush the growing rebellion. More Zack Snyder goodness, with sexy people shooting and killing each other in slow motion nonsense set to an absolute banger of a soundtrack. I’ve read that there’s supposed to be R rated versions of these movies that are going to come out sooner or...

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“Cherry” Review

Cherry: Directed by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo. With Tom Holland, Ciara Bravo, Jack Reynor, Michael Rispoli. Cherry drifts from college dropout to army medic in Iraq – anchored only by his true love, Emily. But after returning from the war with PTSD, his life spirals into drugs and crime as he struggles to find his place in the world. IIRC, the reviews for this one weren’t all that forgiving, but I found “Cherry” to be a enthralling look into how someone goes from a normal city boy to something much worse, all because of one decision made in heat of...

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Dealing with neighbors that want to park in my yard

Had it out with my neighbors a couple weeks ago about them feeling entitled to use my yard as their parking lot.  You can see that they’re like 3 feet into my yard AND parked right next to the 24 hour towing sign:     My solution: I’ve had to do a bit of research on what kind of grass will grow there and I settled on “Mondo” grass, which it turns out isn’t even a type of grass at all, but more related to lily and will spread to fill that entire section within the next 2-3 years, then...

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“Candy Land” Review

Candy Land: Directed by John Swab. With Olivia Luccardi, Sam Quartin, Eden Brolin, Owen Campbell. A seemingly naive and devout young woman navigates her way into the underground world of truck stop sex workers a.k.a. “lot lizards.” There’s a couple different versions of the movie synopsis and all of them are pretty good at giving you the basic idea of what’s going to go on, but never lets on what the full experience is going to give you. I honestly had no idea how the movie was going to end when I got to the point where there was only...

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