Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

The Guardians are back! This time they are focused on saving one of their own, Rocket. In fact, I think Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) says “let’s go save our friend” about five times. So there’s no missing the storyline here. But first, director James Gunn takes us back to Rocket’s origin as a scientific labContinue reading “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3”

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret

I remember reading the Judy Blume book, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret when I was in the fourth grade. As I was making my way through the agonizing and embarrassing stages of adolescence, this book reached my friends and I like a giant hug, assuring us that we were not alone. It allowedContinue reading “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret”

Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves

I wasn’t planning on a movie this week, but had a genuine movie theater popcorn craving. The trailer for Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves was entertaining, with a lot of familiar actors, and it fit my obscenely early time slot. I didn’t have high expectations – but it was sooo fun! If you haven’tContinue reading “Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves”


AIR brings Ben Affleck and Matt Damon back together to tell the story of how Michael Jordan and Nike became synonymous and changed sports marketing forever. Affleck plays Nike’s passionate CEO Phil Knight, and he directs this character-driven story brilliantly. Damon is Sonny Vaccaro, a sort of basketball savant who scouts athletes for partnerships withContinue reading “AIR”

A Good Person

A Good Person. Three simple words that spark a fundamental thought. That no matter the bad choices, there’s still a person in there. Three words that come to mind after just walking out of the theater: regret, reflection, and grief. Starring Florence Pugh and Morgan Freeman, A Good Person dissects two very different characters andContinue reading “A Good Person”

John Wick: Chapter 4

John Wick’s kill count is stacking up while his dialogue holds steady at just under 400 words in the latest John Wick movie. It’s almost three hours long, and while some scenes require patience, it’s built in such a way that I wasn’t looking at my watch at all. As expected, there is so muchContinue reading “John Wick: Chapter 4”

Cocaine Bear

I mean a movie called Cocaine Bear, yeah we’re going to talk about it. Get Elizabeth Banks in the director/producer chair and I’m headed to the theater. Put me in a vocal audience that talks back to the screen and screams at all of the jump scares? Yes, please! So the inspiration for this comedyContinue reading “Cocaine Bear”

2023 Best Picture Oscar Nominees

“Hello, yeah…it’s been awhile. Not much. How ’bout you?” I fell out of habit with my weekly movie therapy visits. This happened mostly because my theater changed its hours and made it difficult for me to stick to the routine I liked. I was also putting a little too much pressure on myself to makeContinue reading “2023 Best Picture Oscar Nominees”


Amsterdam is packed full of amazing actors with good performances all trying to swim above a drowning storyline. It’s like they have no idea what movie they were making and the editors do nothing to help them out. The first few scenes hold promise, especially with Christian Bale as Dr. Burt Berendsen. He’s a veteranContinue reading “Amsterdam”