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New Western Hell or High Water in Theatres

Hell or High Water: The

Return of the Western

By Sandra Olmsted

Hell or High Water is a tongue-in-cheek, thrillingly fun, darkly comic, and heart-felt gallop through the Western genre. Set in the familiar territory of sun-baked Texas, director David Mackenzie’s Neo-Western has the look and feel of a John Ford Western, pays homage to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), and owes a bit to Bonnie and Clyde (1967).

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End of Summer Movie Reviews

Dog Days of Summer Movie Recap

by Sandra Olmsted

Although, according to the calendar and the path of the sun, summer continues until Sept. 21, the return of the students to classrooms and the days getting shorter mean that another summer is waning. Happily there are lots of movies in theaters now, and here is a recap of recent films.

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Up and Coming Movies

Mid-Summer’s Movie Recap;

Some Entertaining Films in Theaters Now!

By Sandra Olmsted

Ghostbusters (2016)

Years ago, Dr. Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig), now an untenured Columbia University professor, and her former best friend, Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy), wrote a book proving ghosts exist. When Abby begins selling the book online to fund her continuing the research into the paranormal, Erin could lose her bid for tenure and goes to find Abby.

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Moview Reviews

The Dog Days of Summer: 3

Films to Relief the Doldrums

Secret Life of Pets

By Sandra Olmsted

In the case of Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (Fox release), Mike (Adam Devine) and Dave (Zac Efron) are the high-fiving, chaos-causing dawgs of the Stangle family. At every family gathering, especially weddings, the brothers wreck the celebration, destroy things, and cause injuries. Now, they must bring nice girls as dates to their only sister’s Hawaiian wedding or stay home.

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New or Upcoming Summer Movies

Films for 4th of July Weekend

by Sandra Olmsted

In addition to The BFG opening in time for the summer holiday, several other films opened recently or will open this weekend. Along with adventure and excitement, a few also offer more esoteric topics and revisit or rewrite history.

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The BFG Falls Short

The BFG is Not Such A

Friendly Adaptation

   by Sandra Olmsted

 

In Disney's fantasy-adventure THE BFG, directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Roald Dahl's beloved classic, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London named Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) befriends the BFG (Oscar (R) winner Mark Rylance), a Big Friendly Giant from Giant Country.  The film opens in theaters nationwide on July 1.

In Disney’s fantasy-adventure THE BFG, directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Roald Dahl’s beloved classic, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London named Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) befriends the BFG (Oscar (R) winner Mark Rylance), a Big Friendly Giant from Giant Country. The film opens in theaters nationwide on July 1.

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