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Monday, July 24, 2017

"The Big Sick" Video Movie Review


by Jessica Ham

This week we have another video review from Jessica Ham, this one for Big Sick.


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Image source: Apatow




Jessica Ham is 24 years old and an ongoing contributor. With a love of all things nerdy, she's right at home covering entertainment. You can watch more of her videos on her YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/JessTheGoodWitch.


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

"Despicable Me 3" Movie Review

by Sheryl Wall

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Despicable Me 3 begins with Gru and his wife Lucy chasing the villain Baltar Bratt who turned evil after his show as a child star in the 80s was canceled. He stole the World's largest diamond, and even though the diamond was recovered, Bratt escaped.


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The new boss of the Anti-Villain league fired Gru and Lucy because they failed to catch him. The Minions were hopeful that perhaps after being fired, Gru would go back to a life of crime, and though Gru didn't know what to do, he knew that wasn't an option. But when Gru found out he had a twin brother, Dru, he and his family went to meet him. They found him living in a huge mansion and working with pigs so they thought. The twins’ dad was a criminal who recently passed, and Dru wanted to be like their father and wanted Gru's help. They decide to do one heist together which is to steal the largest diamond back from Bratt who recently managed to steal it again. Dru didn't have the skill as a villain but was determined to follow in their dad's footsteps. Gru however had other ideas in mind for their mission.



Image source: Universal

Despicable Me 3 doesn't quite live up to the first movie, but it is still a fun movie to see with the whole family. We already have gotten to know and love the characters so its great seeing them back on stage. And, of course, the Minions are up to their mischief again though they weren't in this movie as much as the first two. Bratt was a very unique bad guy as he was obsessed with everything 80s and used scenes from his childhood show and tried to make them reality. The giant robot of Bratt was a bit overdone though. They did however portray life in the 80s very well through Bratt's character. The side story of Agnes searching for a unicorn was cute. “Despicable Me 3” was a fun story, and I hope to see another movie in their future.

Despicable Me 3 is currently playing at Dinuba Platinum Theatres 6. Showtimes can be found on their website. Platinum Theaters Dinuba 6 now proudly presents digital quality films in 2-D and 3-D with 5.1 Dolby digital surround sound to maximize your movie experience.

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Sheryl Wall is an ongoing contributor to our
Pet Perspective section, providing pet care advice from years of personal experience.




Monday, July 3, 2017

"Cars 3" Movie Review

by Sheryl Wall

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In Cars 3, Lightning McQueen finds himself being pushed out of the racing life because the new generation of cars can go faster then he ever could. After losing one too many times to the new racer, Storm, he crashes while trying to push himself too hard.


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To be able to get back into racing, he has to learn to train like the new cars do: with technology and simulators he has never used before and all the training is done indoors. His trainer, Cruz, tries to help him learn the ropes of the next generation. But Lightning McQueen, after a while, gets tired of this type of training, and having a hard time with it, he sets out to train on the beach and the great outdoors. He ends up seeking help from Dusty, Doc Hudson's trainer. Lightning McQueen finds that Cruz has always dreamed of being a racer, so he helps her learn about racing along the way. Once again on the race track unexpected changes takes place, but #95 lives on.



Image source: Disney Pixar

Cars 3 lives up to the Cars name. It’s so very well done that sometimes you forget you are watching cars talk not people. Even though, Mater has a smaller role, he still finds his way into the movie. I am glad because he is my favorite character.

The storyline is deeper for a cartoon about cars then you would expect, but it’s also full of fun and humor. I really liked the new character Cruz, who was introduced in this movie; she reminds me of Dory from Finding Nemo, but she isn't forgetful like Dory. “Cars 3” definitely is not one a Cars’ fan would want to miss. It’s fun for the whole family, and a perfect way to get out of the heat and do something fun together.

Cars 3 is currently playing at Dinuba Platinum Theatres 6. Showtimes can be found on their website. Platinum Theaters Dinuba 6 now proudly presents digital quality films in 2-D and 3-D with 5.1 Dolby digital surround sound to maximize your movie experience.

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Sheryl Wall is an ongoing contributor to our
Pet Perspective section, providing pet care advice from years of personal experience.