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A Regal Double Feature

A Regal Double Feature

"Old" and "Snake Eyes," back to back
It's been so long since I've seen a double feature in the theater that I just had to go for it. I couldn't believe how much I missed running from one auditorium to the next with only a few minutes to spare for the bathroom and a refill of root beer.

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The Florida Projects

Zola deconstructs social media and the modern moment
Every once in a while a movie comes out that makes a billion dollars and that critics and audiences both fall in love with, yet I end up hating it with the fiery passion of a thousand suns. A few years ago, that movie was the J.Lo flick "Hustlers," which I found to be a condescending and inauthentic look at sex work that didn't know whether it was a female friendship parable or a cautionary tale about greed.

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Spy Game

Marvel's "Black Widow" is too little, too late
As an unapologetic Marvel fanboy, it has been too long since 2019's "Spider-Man: Far From Home" hit theaters. I think I got so used to the Pavlovian response of there being a new Marvel movie in the theater every few months, that when COVID hit and movies stopped coming out for a while, I missed the MCU more than I thought I would.

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May the Source Be With You

Your July Edition of what to watch and listen to includes a thought-provoking indigenous podcast, along with "Loki" and "Shadow and Bone"
I'm sitting in a profoundly air-conditioned hotel room overlooking Pilot Butte, a few hours before the fireworks begin on the Fourth of July. Living next door to the starting location of the Freedom Ride means that every Independence Day my home becomes a breeding ground for drunken half-naked revelers looking for somewhere to pee, puke or toss their trash.

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Family Ties

Fast and Furious franchise could use an oil change
When I was a kid and the original "The Fast and the Furious" came out, I'm pretty sure I loved it because car chases and explosions were basically what I was after back then. "2 Fast 2 Furious" was so terrible and "Tokyo Drift" was so ridiculous that the franchise became a bit of a laughingstock.

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Art House Cinema Survives in Bend

How one of Oregon's smallest theaters weathered the pandemic and came out the other side
COVID-19 affected everyone, human and business alike, completely differently. Bend institutions like Sargent's Cafe and Pilot Butte Drive-In didn't survive the virus, while newer spots like San Simon managed to pivot and thrive.

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Personal Journals

Bo Burnham is alone inside
"I don't know about you guys, but, um, you know, I've been thinking recently that...that you know, maybe, um, allowing giant digital media corporations to exploit the neurochemical drama of our children for profit ...you know, maybe that was, uh...a bad call by us. Maybe...maybe the...the flattening of the entire subjective human experience into a...lifeless exchange of value that benefits nobody, except for, um, you know, a handful of bug-eyed salamanders in Silicon Valley...maybe that as a...as a way of life forever...maybe that's, um, not good.

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