BRIAN AND CHARLES – Review by T. J. Callahan

Think of it as The Office with the Monty Python cast of characters inhabiting the cubicles. It’s a super silly Young Frankenstein. Brian, a lonely inventor living in the Welsh countryside, decides to build himself a robot out of the trash he found in the neighborhood rubbish cans. Calling him Charles, he’s no Abby Normal, but an artificially intelligent hunk of scrap metal with a mannequin head and a washing machine body.

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JURASSIC WORLD DOMINION – Review by T.J. Callahan

Dinosaurs are chasing Bryce Dallas Howard again and this time she’s wearing flats. The good: double the dinosaurs, plenty of action, nostalgia, more snarky Jeff Goldblum, and strong and smart female characters that are the equal of men. The not so good: multiple meh storylines, cheesy acting, and not enough people get eaten. You know that’s what the public really wants.

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HUSTLE – Review by T.J. Callahan

Adam Sandler is trying to pull one over on us in Hustle. The 5’9” out of shape funny man is playing a former basketball player at Temple — #22, the Double Deuce, who’s career ended after an unfortunate accident stopped him from hooping and left him to forge a rather lengthy career as a scout for the Philadelphia 76ers, Hustle is fast paced, predictable and crowd pleasing. The Waterboy finally grew up to be the coach. He turns up the witty charm despite having no chemistry with Latifah, who plays his wife.

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TOP GUN MAVERICK- Review by T.J. Callahan

You’d think Hollywood would be entering the danger zone by bringing us a sequel so many years later, but goodness gracious great balls of fire, fans will NOT be losing that loving feeling. “Top Gun: Maverick” gives groupies everything they want and more, even though Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer are the only returning stars. With Kilmer suffering from throat cancer in real life, it’s amazing he was able to make the film and he looks great. Even our hero, Tom, finally showing he’s not totally ageless, proves no mission is impossible doing his own flying and, as a producer, making sure the action was real and didn’t rely on CGI. If you have a need for speed, Top Gun: Maverick is your thrill ride of the summer.

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DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA – Review by T. J. Callahan

In Downton Abbey: The New Era. the Crawleys of Grantham have invited us back into their stately manor to catch us up on what the Earl, his family, and all of the spunky servants have been up to of late. This is the sequel to the 2019 movie spinoff of the globally popular six-season TV series that lasted from 2010 to 2015. Fans of the Downton Abbey franchise will find The New Era scathingly delicious and sentimentally sweet. But, if you’ve never visited the Granthams before, you’ll probably have more fun watching your favorite DVD.

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ESCAPE THE FIELD – Review by T. J. Callahan

The whole time you are watching this movie you have the feeling you’ve seen it before. Escape the Field is light on scares and thin on character development while being heavy on mediocre dialogue and choppy editing, but the mostly unknown cast is somewhat likable and at only 88 minutes, it’s an interesting enough brain teaser,

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DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS -Review by T.J. Callahan

Benedict Cumberbatch left his Montana ranch, tossing away his Power of the Dog, to rekindle his super powers as Stephen Strange in part of Phase 4 and the 28th film in the Marvel Comic Universe. It’s the sequel to 2016’s Doctor Strange and picks up a few months after the events of last year’s Spider-Man No Way Home.

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MEMORY – Review by T.J. Callahan

It has been two and a half months since we last saw Liam Neeson kill someone. Well, in the Hollywood timeframe context, that’s just too long. The filmmakers who produce Liam Neeson movies must have a short memory because all Liam Neeson’s films are the same: I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you. In Memory, Neeson plays the bad guy with a heart — an assassin who won’t kill children.

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THE NORTHMAN – Review by T.J. Callahan

This film is barbaric, black and white and bloody. It’s vicious Viking vengeance that very well could make you vomit. The Northman is brutal on many levels with one being it’s 2 hour and 16 minute run time. There’s pillaging, conjuring, screaming, grunting and howling like wolves. The Northman is a turn of the 10th century soap opera that was expertly and artfully filmed for the big screen and will have fans of the medieval genre on the edge of their seats cheering. As for me, when the heads rolled, so did my eyes.

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FATHER STU – Review by T. J. Callahan

Mark Wahlberg isn’t proselytizing, but he’s trying to reach a higher level through a Higher Power in Father Stu, a foul-mouthed, faith-based feature starring Wahlberg as a pugilistic priest from the wrong side of the tracks, who redeems himself as he delivers others from sin. Father Stu is based on the true story of Stuart Long, who grew up in a dysfunctional family in Montana. When he was passed his prime as a boxer, Stu moved to Los Angeles to be an actor, but after he had a near fatal motorcycle accident, he found the Lord and his calling as a priest.

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