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Yesterday (2019)

Yesterday tiptoes around the fact that it creates an unappealing world by keeping its tone breezy and fun.

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The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019)

The Secret Life of Pets 2 has just enough enthusiasm to keep kids from destroying the theater around them.

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The Dead Don’t Die (2019)

Yeah, it has moments of dry cleverness and some downright wacky performances, but this Dead ultimately dies with a dull thud.

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Cinemavino — Who Takes It?

Take two of your favorite characters, real or not, and imagine them locked in combat.  Who wins?  That’s the premise of this week’s Cinemavino. Also, Travis “borrows” a scheme from Orange is the New Black, and we drink some delicious rosé.

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Toy Story 4 (2019)

This third reunion of Pixar’s flagship characters finds everyone in great form, with some brilliant additions who prove that the famed digital studio still has plenty of tricks stored in its magic Mary Poppins-style bag.

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Child’s Play (2019)

Child’s Play has its share of genuine scares, but its best moments flaunt a cheerfully wicked sense of humor.  This is cinematic junk food at its absolute finest.  

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The Peanut Butter Solution (1985)

Judged on its own merit, The Peanut Butter Solution is a strange, cheerfully clunky little movie that feels too spooky for kids and too dumb for adults.

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Cinemavino — Whatever It Is, It Ain’t Local

This week, we talk about our favor one-liners, whether they’re cornball, obscure, or all the above.  We also drink some delicious Charbono from the Robert Foley Winery.

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Late Night (2019)

After suffering through several courses of limp, brainless summer blockbusters, Late Night is a welcome sorbet.  

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Men in Black: International (2019)
Two and Half Stars

It has much of the same flavor, just with different actors and accents.  What’s missing is the freshness and invention that made the very first installment so irresistibly fun.

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