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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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The Good and the Bad of Summer Movies

Summer Romances and the Movies

by Sandra Olmsted

In the summer, amidst the hopefully blockbuster and the tried-and-true kid flicks, a few romantic films always make an appearance; however, relationships of some kind provide the basis for most films. This summer, some romantic relationship films will be love at first sight; some will slowly heat up; some will cause heartache and tears, and some will fizzle. Sometimes these will refer to the characters and their stories, and sometimes just the films.

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The Nice Guys: Epic Fun – Fingers Crossed for a Sequel!

By Sandra Olmsted

Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe partner up in The Nice Guys

Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe partner up in The Nice Guys

While writer/director Shane Black’s parody of 1970s film noir and buddy cop films has its problems, all of them can be overlooked because The Nice Guys is just fun. Also, the stars, Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, have just as much fun playing their roles as the right audience can watching the film.

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