Dumb Money

Dumb Money is based on the true story of the GameStop surge in January 2021 and how an online community rallied together to help make it happen. It’s an ensemble cast of well-known names that bring to life the real billionaire fund managers as well as underdog amateur investors. The movie opens during the heightContinue reading “Dumb Money”

Gran Turismo

I know about Gran Turismo – the video game. I think we had one of the first editions when it came out, even with the plastic steering wheel for the Playstation. However, we certainly didn’t take it to the simulation levels that the game’s creator Kazunori Yamauchi intended. And, I had no idea that thisContinue reading “Gran Turismo”


I think I liked Oppenheimer in the weeks leading up to the release date more than that day. It was the idea of it. Oppenheimer offered the promise of this epic historical film – so big and profound it had to be seen on IMAX. A story full of guilt and science and how theyContinue reading “Oppenheimer”


Lucky to see Barbie with my #1 sparkle (my daughter). -Come to think of it, after seeing this I believe Barbie and Sparkle are synonymous. Campy, pink, fun with girl power as the headline and ultimately a way of life. Lots of memories of playing Barbie with my two neighbors, dressing them up, giving themContinue reading “Barbie”

Past Lives

When I picked Past Lives out of the many unseen movies now playing, it was mostly because I read a note from the director Celine Song in an A24 email blast. She wrote of her love for this film: “…everything that it is, flaws and rookie mistakes and limitations and all.” It was like aContinue reading “Past Lives”

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”