TOMORROW MAN – Review by Susan Granger

For his first feature film, writer/director/cinematographer Noble Jones, whose background is music videos, concocts a quirky romance between two eccentric senior citizens, somewhere in rural America. Retired Ed Hemsler believes every conspiracy theory and/or doomsday prophecy he hears or reads. Determined to be prepared for the inevitable apocalypse, he buys enough food and emergency supplies to survive a disaster for an indeterminate length of time.

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ROCKETMAN – Review by Susan Granger

Make no mistake: this jukebox musical/quasi-biopic offers little insight into the cryptic character of flamboyant Elton John. But as a campy musical – one that’s probably destined for Broadway – it’s ambitious – with 20 familiar songs, cleverly interwoven to cleverly depict significant sequences in the life of Reginald Kenneth Dwight, a pudgy musical protégé from suburban Middlesex, England.

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BRIGHTBURN – Review by Susan Granger

Since superhero origin stories and subversive horror movies dominate the box-office, it’s not surprising that someone came up with a clever premise that combines both genres. About a dozen years ago in the rural town of Brightburn, Kansas, a childless couple – Tori (Elizabeth Banks) and Kyle (David Denman) Breyer – realize a meteor has crashed on their farm. Aboard is a healthy baby boy – a heaven-sent answer to their prayers.

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