DRIVE-AWAY DOLLS – Review by T. J. Callahan

Free spirit Jamie and buttoned up Marian set out on a spur of the moment trek to Tallahassee to break free from former relationships and start anew. Things quickly go wrong when they discover their rental car is carrying even more baggage than they thought…a highly sought after silver attaché. A pair of bumbling wannabe tough guys are soon assigned to the case of retrieving the case which puts the Dolls in danger. Audiences should make sure they buckle up for this barnstorming journey as Drive-Away Dolls takes us on a wild ride of not just criminal capers, but sexual exploration and the tools that can go with it. This film is a phallic farce full of dings and dongs that may make even the uninhibited squirm.

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DRIVE-AWAY DOLLS – Review by Diane Carson

Ethan Coen revives a trashy, B-movie world in Drive-Away Dolls. Fans of Ethan Coen can reliably predict his nonconformist approach in subject and style to his unique, memorable creations. That knowledge certainly informs his latest, Drive-Away Dolls, co-written with Tricia Cooke, Ethan’s wife. According to this month’s American Cinematographer, Coen says he fully intended to make a low-budget “trashy movie.” He succeeds stylistically and thematically in this disjointed road adventure.

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THE UNBEARABLE WEIGHT OF MASSIVE TALENT – Review by Rachel West

Since making his acting debut 40 years ago, Nicolas Cage has amazed, shocked, surprised, and confounded audiences. With over 100 acting credits to his name, The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent finally delivers the role Cage was born to play – himself. The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent stars the Oscar-winning actor as Nick Cage, a cash-strapped actor who is ready to give up on Hollywood when he’s offered a paid appearance at a Spanish billionaire and Cage superfan’s birthday party. Reluctantly agreeing, Cage gets tapped to become a CIA informant when it is revealed that the birthday boy is actually a drug kingpin involved in a high-profile kidnapping.

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WONDER WOMAN 1984 – Review by Susan Granger

When Wonder Woman (2017) debuted, the origin story of the Amazonian Princess was sensational! It detailed her background, childhood and how she fell in love with a dashing-but-doomed W.W.I pilot. Director Patty Jenkins proved female super-heroes were just as mighty as men. Its sequel, beginning on the island of Themyscira, recalls how fearless, young demi-goddess Diana learned tough lessons about truth and honesty That’s the best part of the entire movie.

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WONDER WOMAN 1984 – Review by Carol Cling

Anyone who thinks 2020 has been a fiasco should be grateful to escape to Wonder Woman 1984’s Orwellian year. Despite its “Me Decade” setting, the long-delayed sequel to the character’s 2017 introduction proves strikingly timely. WW84 may take place in the greed-is-good Reagan era, but its central villain — a con-artist TV personality turned megalomaniac — may remind you of a certain contemporary figure. (Any similarities are, we’re sure, hardly coincidental.)

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THE MANDALORIAN – Review by Susan Granger

The second season of Jon Favreau’s blockbuster live-action Disney+ series, a sci-fi spin-off from George Lucas’ Star Wars, is set five years after Return of the Jedi – meaning the Empire has fallen and the New Republic is in its ascendancy – this intergalactic adventure revolves around the mysterious, perpetually helmeted bounty hunter Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal), an orphan who was rescued and raised by Mandalorian warriors.

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PROSPECT – Review by MaryAnn Johanson

Smart, gritty-stylish indie sci-fi that is actually about ideas, and about building a future world that is authentic and lived-in. It has a really memorable teen-girl protagonist, too, who is badass but still a real kid. Upstart distributor Gunpowder & Sky is debuting its science-fiction label, Dust, with Prospect, and this is how you do it.

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