Author: Mike Cuthbert

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Photo | Submitted Yeti Migo discovers that the Small Foot really does exist. (Mike at the Movies)

Smallfoot (PG) This film is a surprisingly effective allegory on religion and politics. Couldn’t see that coming? Migo, voiced by Channing Tatum, stumbles upon what he calls “Smallfoot,” (Percy voiced by James Corden) who has been dropped into the Yeti…

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Photo | Submitted Taissa Farmiga plays Sister Irene in “The Nun.”

The Nun (R) I am an atheist and that may color some of my reaction to this film, but my main question following it was: What do Catholics think of the exploitation of some aspects of their faith that is…

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Happytime Murders (R) Mercy, is this one hard to describe! Put it this way: The featured actors are all Muppets but this is NOT a kids’ movie! Melissa McCarthy as Detective Connie Edwards teams up with Phil Phillips, ex-cop (Bill…

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The Spy Who Dumped Me (R) This is without a doubt the most continuously funny film of the summer. Mila Kunis as Audrey and Kate McKinnon as Morgan have great chemistry and romp their way through this violent spy movie…

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Eighth Grade (R) This film could not have been made without iPhones and iPads. The cast—adults and kids are always on their devices, cracked screens or not. The cast of largely unknowns is remarkably consistent, though the performance by Elsie…

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (PG-13) This gentle, yet probing documentary will be most popular with parents in their later years since the show ran mostly in the ‘60s and ‘70s. The film shows us Fred Rogers’ life in TV,…

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (PG-13) You do not come to Jurassic movies for plot and character development, so don’t expect any. You come for the spectacular dinosaur chases; if that is your reason for buying a ticket for this film,…

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Adrift (PG-13) Shailene Woodley (Tami Oldham) has been a personal favorite of mine since I saw her in “The Descendant” as a teenager. In this film, which she also produced, she is riveting as the rootless adventurer Tami. She meets…

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Deadpool 2 (R) This movie is the funniest movie of the year so far as well as one of the most, sort of, violent. The violence is sheer overkill and sheer comic-like fantasy. Every gun has infinite ammunition, and anything…

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Rider (R) ***** Let me start by saying this is a remarkable film for many reasons, most of all the story. It is the story of a young man, Brady Blackburn (Brady Jandreau) who was a rodeo rider until suffering…