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Extreme Measures QuickViews


If you want a story that is a little messed up, Extreme Measures is for you. Here is the throwback review for the film.   Based on the book the movie tells the story of a doctor (Hugh Grant) who hears about a special hospital from a patient who dies, only to be caught up in a twisted world where another doctor (Gene Hackman) tries to play God and be better than him.   With great performances by Grant, Hackman and Sarah Jessica Parker, good directing by Michael Apted, a fascinating scor...

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Little QuickViews


A new version of Big gets a new twist: Little.   Being mean to everyone around her, Jordan Sanders (Regina Hall) gets cursed by a little girl who wishes her to be a kid. Changed back into her 14-year-old self, Jordan (Marsai Martin) will have to figure out how to be herself again before problems start to arise.   While the idea of a gender-swap and an amazing cast headed by Hall, Issa Rae (Insecure), Martin (Black-ish) and an underused Justin Hartley (Kevin Pierson on This Is Us) are g...

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Nuts QuickViews


Nominated for 3 Golden Globes, here is the throwback review for Nuts.   When a woman (Barbra Streisand) is declared “insane and nuts”, a lawyer (Richard Dreyfus) must prove to a private court that the woman they put away might not be as crazy as they think.   With a sad story, powerful and amazing performances by Streisand, Dreyfus, Eli Wallach, Maureen Stapleton and Leslie Nielsen and a little slow but fine pace and flow, Nuts will make you think twice about how sane some people c...

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Shazam QuickViews


DCEU (DC Comics Extended Universe)’s 7thmovie is here and is a total blast: Shazam.   Orphaned since he was 3, Billy Batson gets taken in by a couple who were also orphans as children and also have 5 kids of their own as well in their family. When a subway stops in an unknown lair, the wizard Shazam (Dmonju Hounseu) gives Billy the power to turn into an older adult (Zachary Levi) to stop an evil man from getting what he is able to do with his powers.   With an exciting story, an amaz...

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8 Mile QuickViews


Palms are sweating, mom’s spaghetti and calm and ready. This is the throwback review for 8 Mile.   In case you forgot what it’s all about here’s the story: Loosely based on Eminem’s life, 8 Mile tells the story of B. Rabbit (Eminem, in his first and only movie as an actor), a man who struggles to make a living for himself and his sister while they live with B.’s mother (Kim Basinger). When B. has the gift for doing rap battles, he must rise to the occasion before his life crumbles...

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