Recent Reviews

Life Itself (2018)

Drama, Romance Premise:      We follow the lives of a collegiate couple (Olivia Wilde and Oscar Isaac), a troubled young woman (Olivia Cooke), a poor Spanish family (Laia Costa and Sergio Peris-Mencheta), and a wealthy vigneron (Antonio Banderas) as their paths cross.  Why you should watch it:      This was the first movie I watched in 2020,Continue reading “Life Itself (2018)”

The Little Prince (2015)

Family, Fantasy Premise: During her last summer before starting at a fancy preparatory school, a young girl (Mackenzie Foy) makes friends with her next door neighbor, the Aviator (Jeff Bridges). While this conflicts with the intricate plan her mom (Rachel McAdams) created for her, she can’t help being absorbed into a magical world that aidsContinue reading “The Little Prince (2015)”

Non-Essential (2020)

Documentary Premise: Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic and widespread preventative measures, the government deeming what is and isn’t “essential” can have permanent implications for the state of Utah and the rest of the country. This documentary follows Eric Moutsos, founder of the Utah Business Revival, as he fights the odds to put together events that supportContinue reading “Non-Essential (2020)”

Penelope (2006)

Family, Romance, Fantasy Premise:      As a modern spin on the classic Beauty and the Beast story, Penelope (Christina Ricci) is born with a pig-like face, seeking a high-society man who will break the curse.  Why you should watch it:      The story will not unravel as expected while still being satisfyingly cliche. The story twists andContinue reading “Penelope (2006)”

Planet of the Apes (1968)

Sci-Fi, Adventure Premise:      Astronauts from Earth wake up from a 2,000 year sleep to their ship crashing on a planet where highly intelligent apes have cultivated an advanced society and have enslaved humans. Captain George Taylor (Charlton Heston) is captured, but tries to prove his own intelligence in order to escape. Why you should watchContinue reading “Planet of the Apes (1968)”

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