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By the time many of you sit to read this column for the week, I’ll be well on my way to a much-needed vacation. I take off for Missouri this Thursday night, as my family and I having been invited to a family reunion on my mother’s side. A nerve-wracking thought, really, because I haven’t met many...
Whether or not you’re an action-adventure movie fan, you may remember the 2013 hit film “Olympus Has Fallen.” It starred Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Aaron Eckhardt, and Angela Bennet. A hit across the country, the release of this film marked the first of the trilogy, which includes “London Has...
I feel, that years from now, we’re going to look back on this month and say, “Where were you when the Amazon was burning?” It seems this month, the world’s largest rainforest has sprung up across news outlets, channeling the attention of the globe in a literal blaze of glory. If you haven’t heard...
Never let it be said that I am not a loyal film reviewer (though unrecognized), because I went to see a movie despite a dizzying migraine, nausea, and chills. I’ve been waiting for “The Art of Racing in the Rain” to arrive in theatres for months. I knew it was a film I’d have to see, and...
On a fluke decision, my family decided to take a day trip up to Duluth on Sunday. Now, we are not the kind of family that just makes three-and-a-half hour drives to the Northshore (or anywhere, really). We’re not necessarily a “last minute” folk. However, we had quite a fantastic reason this time...
If your thing is fast cars, humor, and adrenaline, then this week’s column is right up your metaphorical alley. Buckle up, because we’re about to drift into a movie I’m rather surprised about: Fast and Furious’ “Hobbs and Shaw.” I’ve never been too keen on the Fast and Furious film franchise,...
One of my favorite times of year is summer, and with summer comes the inevitable promise of fair time. A long-time lover of carnival rides, cheese curds, and livestock presentations, the fair is my time of year. Growing up, my family attended the Kanabec County Fair, up north in Mora, Minnesota....
Regarded as perhaps one of the top-grossing films of all time, Disney’s “The Lion King” captured the hearts of kids in 1994 and has continued to do so since its inception. I was barely functional in 1994, but I do remember this film, which went on to win countless awards for animation and sound in...
Disclaimer: If you’re a politically sensitive, easily-offended folk, this column and personal opinion may not be for you. Over dinner one evening, the family conversation pointed in a direction I wasn’t expecting, but was quite disgruntled with. My brother mentioned, off-the-cuff, that an academic...
The character of Spider-Man on the silver screen has been a topic of deliberation for many years, since the first live-action film in the early 2000s, featuring Tobey Maguire as your friendly, neighborhood Spider-Man. Then, add in the catastrophes which are the usage agreements between Sony and...

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