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Proud Mary

dir. Babak Najafi reviewed by Dakota Drobnicki There’s a minor editing mishap in this movie that is symbolic of how sloppily crafted it is. To kick the third act into high gear, Mary (Taraji P. Henson, who also serves as the film’s executive producer) drives off to reclaim Danny (Jahi Di’Allo Winston) from her ex-boyfriend […]

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Seven Movies to Fend Off Cabin Fever

by Dakota Drobnicki Want some awesome movies to kill time with that you may have missed? Try some of these on for size. I haven’t picked them off of any particular criteria or service to find them on, but we can all use the Internet here. The only thing I tried to keep in mind […]

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All The Money In The World

dir. Ridley Scott reviewed by Dakota Drobnicki Consider it a Christmas miracle that this film is even out there and available to see right now. If you haven’t been caught up with the behind-the-scenes drama regarding Ridley Scott’s newest thriller, maybe you remember its first trailer featuring Kevin Spacey as the oil tycoon Jean Paul […]

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dir. Carlos Saldanha reviewed by Dakota Drobnicki When The Force Awakens came out two years ago, 20th Century Fox dropped Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Road Chip as its only direct competition. It was just as vapid and terrible as the first three, but it made a decent chunk of change from overly protective families […]

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Father Figures

dir. Lawrence Sher reviewed by Dakota Drobnicki Long story short: this movie is terrible, don’t go see it. For those of you who decided to continue reading, let’s get the plot summary out of the way first. Comedy superstars Ed Helms and Owen Wilson are twin brothers that don’t know who their dad is. Ed […]

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Pitch Perfect 3

dir. Trish Sie reviewed by Dakota Drobnicki May I begin with how glad I am that Mike Myers seems to have given up on comedies? The soul-crushing anguish brought on by The Cat In The Hat and The Love Guru thankfully led to poor box office performance and Myers’ retreat into the shadows. He pops […]

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The Greatest Showman

dir. Michael Gracey reviewed by Dakota Drobnicki La La Land was last year’s Christmas musical triumph for the city dwellers who were actually able to see it in December. It didn’t come here in Bemidji until February or something, since it was one of those “limited” (i.e. major cities) Christmas releases for Oscar consideration that […]

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Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle

dir. Jake Kasdan reviewed by Dakota Drobnicki The original Jumanji from 1995 is a nostalgic touchstone of my generation, snuggled right in the time period of Nicktoons and the Windows 95 startup sound. It’s often cited as one of the best Robin Williams movies… at least, by younger folks who likely haven’t seen Good Morning […]

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi

dir. Rian Johnson reviewed by Dakota Drobnicki There is yet another disturbance in the Force. The notoriously fickle Star Wars fanbase (which, yes, includes yours truly) is up in arms yet again over the saga’s newest chapter. For a particularly telling example, the Rotten Tomatoes audience rating for The Last Jedi currently sits at a […]

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dir. Lee Unkrich & Adrian Molina reviewed by Dakota Drobnicki Before I begin talking about Pixar’s newest film, let me express my displeasure with Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, the 21-minute TV movie that Disney jammed in front of the main attraction. Although decent enough on its own, for me it served as a cruel reminder of […]

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