QuickView - Micro Reviews by David Deverett

Gnomeo and Juliet QuickViews


A story that has been done to death thousands of times through different iterations now gets told in a new way: Animation. Here is the throwback review for Gnomeo & Juliet.   You all know the story, 2 families fight against each other all the time while a pair of star-crossed lovers find each other and want to be together. The twist: they are garden gnomes.   Even though the plot is the same, there are new characters you’ll fall in love with. And yes, this version has a happy end...

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My Dog Skip QuickViews


A boy whose dog teaches him about life and becoming a man can only mean one thing: My Dog Skip.   Based on the true story book by Willie Morris, the film features a great cast headed by Frankie Muniz, Kevin Bacon, Diane Lane and Luke Wilson with narration provided by Harry Connick, Jr.   While some people might not be animal lovers, My Dog Skip is a fun and beautiful movie about life in the 1940’s, told through the eyes of a kid.   Office Rating: 7/10...

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2020 Oscars QuickViews


The mother of all award shows wonderfully arrived early: the Oscars.   Thanks to Janelle Monae, the Oscars opened with a wonderful musical number although Monae could’ve done better. Steve Martin and Chris Rock had some great jokes to start the event, thanks to both of them hosting the Oscars more than once.   The only bit that wasn’t as bad were Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus presenting Best Cinematography and Film Editing, but not as terrible as Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolp...

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1917 QuickViews


Winner of 3 Oscars and 2 Golden Globes is the movie that was unfortunately overshadowed by Parasite: 1917.   Taking place for 8 hours on April 6, 1917 tells the story of 2 soldiers who must deliver a message to the other side of terrain before all hell and a massacre break loose.   Many perfect elements come together in this film: George McKay and Dean Charles-Chapman’s performances as the 2 soldiers keep the movie going along with appearances by Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Benedict Cu...

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Howard the Duck QuickViews


The film that critics said “laid an egg” and was a “foul brewl” is one for fans who love bad movies and will laugh at the most: Howard the Duck.   Based on the Marvel comic book series it tells the story of Howard, a duck who’s zapped from his home planet only to be plunged into Cleveland, Ohio navigating his way through the city which leads to some zany antics.   Notoriously produced by George Lucas and brought to life by the writers of American Graffiti and Indiana Jones an...

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