Atomic Blonde

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I’m not sure who or what was most beautiful in this film – Charlize Theron, Sofia Boutella, Berlin, the rocking fight scenes, or the well played soundtrack.  Everything was wonderful, and I recommend that you get to the theater for this one.

“When you tell the truth, you look different. Your eyes change.”

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

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I have a suggestion if you really want to see this movie.  Bring along some of your favorite music and a good pair of noise cancelling headphones.  When the movie starts, crank up your personal jam session.  That way you can enjoy the visuals on screen without having to suffer through the mind numbing plot and associated dialogue.

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Spider-Man: Homecoming

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For me, this has been the summer of taking it easy – evenings at the gym, days at the water park, and summertime movies at the theater.  Spider-Man fits perfectly into this schedule.  Marvel has become the king of popcorn adventures, and this flick adds to the most excellent list.  We get to enjoy (and freak out) over high school with Peter Parker.  At times it seems like high school is far more terrifying than fighting criminals and super villains.  Go see this one if you get the chance.

“What are you hiding Peter?  I’m just kidding.  I don’t care. Bye.”

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Wonder Woman

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Super Hero origin movies usually come in three parts.  Part One – our Hero is in a world of their own and just beginning to learn that they have some unusual powers.  Part Two – an urgent mission arrives and our Hero must go and save the world while still learning and growing in their powers.  Part Three – an overdrawn battle scene must take place between our Hero and some bulked up nemesis.  Unfortunately, Wonder Woman follows this three part storyline.  Parts one and two are wonderful with great acting from Gal Gadot and Chris Pine.  However, part three makes your face hurt and you start to realize that the theater seats are not as comfy as you thought they were.  Oh well, 2/3rds of a movie being great are better than nothing.

“I will fight, for those who cannot fight for themselves.”

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Alien: Covenant

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For me, this Alien movie was best when it was at its most basic – humans making poor decisions and aliens using their awesome powers to wreak havoc.  These scenes brought me back to the greatness of the original film by Ridley Scott.  If you are a fan of the series, then this installment shouldn’t be missed in a theater.

“We don’t leave Earth to be safe.”

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