Mary Poppins Returns is Fun & Faithful to The Original but Falls Short of a Classic (Review)

Mary Poppins Returns is Fun & Faithful to The Original but Falls Short of a Classic (Review)

I have to admit, the hype got to me with Mary Poppins Returns.  Hearing Emily Blunt talk about how she couldn’t try to be Julie Andrews but instead had to just do her own version of Mary Poppins piqued my interest.  It’s not like there were really any competing movies out this week. Another Transformers movie and another superhero movie? Pass.  Truth be told, the original 1964 Mary Poppins filled my little gay heart with joy.  How could I resist having a look? Could they make a successful sequel? Maybe, but I had my doubts before the film even began when some of the actors came out and thanked us for coming to their film. That never bodes well. Read more

Paddington 2: Rotten Tomatoes is Right, it Really is That Good (Review)

Paddington 2: Rotten Tomatoes is Right, it Really is That Good (Review)

I never really got Paddington. When I was young, I read the books and tried marmalade, hated it, gave the books up because they were misleading.  I was that kind of child.  So Paddington 2 wasn’t my first choice but I was dying to see how it could  get 100% on Rotten Tomatoes and kept it for more than a day.  Could this sequel of a movie I had no interest in seeing really be that good?  Actually yes.  But I don’t actually want to get too much into why because I wouldn’t want to spoil a thing for this movie. Read more

In the Heart of the Sea: An Engaging & Expertly Made Retelling of Moby Dick [Review]

In the Heart of the Sea: An Engaging & Expertly Made Retelling of Moby Dick [Review]

Christmas is coming and so is Star Wars, so the timing for In the Heart of the Sea could have been better – it was the only thing that came out this week (at least in Lethbridge).    This isn’t normally the type of movie I’d spend time and money on, but I’m glad I went anyway.  Fair warning, this review might be a bit more spoilery than usual, but if you don’t at least have a passing knowledge of what Moby Dick is about, you kind-of deserve what you get, spoiler-wise.

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