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Nic’s Flicks

  KEY 4 = Great; 3 = Good; 2 = Fair; 1 = Poor; 0 = Ooh, let’s not go there Avengers: Infinity War may be one of Marvel’s best and possibly one of the most delightful superhero movies of…

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Nic’s Flicks

  KEY 4 = Great; 3 = Good; 2 = Fair; 1 = Poor; 0 = Ooh, let’s not go there Star Rating: 3.5/4         “Ready Player One” is a love letter to pop culture. Instances like this are not…

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Nic’s Flicks

KEY 4 = Great; 3 = Good; 2 = Fair; 1 = Poor; 0 = Ooh, let’s not go there “Pacific Rim Uprising” is an unnecessary sequel. A sequel is supposed to take the characters established in the first installment…

Nic’s Flicks: “Isle of Dogs”

KEY 4 = Great; 3 = Good; 2 = Fair; 1 = Poor; 0 = Ooh, let’s not go there “Isle of Dogs” is a tale – no intended dog pun there – of acceptance. It also works in another…

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Nic’s Flicks

  KEY 4 = Great; 3 = Good; 2 = Fair; 1 = Poor; 0 = Ooh, let’s not go there A Fantastic Woman: A nominee for Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Oscars, this Chilean film offers a…

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Nic’s Flicks

BEST PICTURE NOMINEES By Nicolas Macotto, Staff Writer w/ Guest Critic Alexander Shedd KEY 4 = Great; 3 = Good; 2 = Fair; 1 = Poor; 0 = Ooh, let’s not go there Call Me By Your Name [AS] – “Call…

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Nic’s Flicks

TIPS TO WIN AN OSCAR BET By Nicolas Macotto, Staff Writer The Academy Awards are coming and so are the parties. Some years ago, a friend of mine described to me what an Academy Award party was like and she…

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Nic’s Flicks

KEY 4 = Great; 3 = Good; 2 = Fair; 1 = Poor; 0 = Ooh, let’s not go there By Nic Macotto, Staff Writer Star Wars: The Last Jedi does what the second chapter of any film trilogy should…

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Nic’s Flicks

By Nicolas Macotto, Staff Writer Key 4 = Great; 3 = Good; 2 = Fair; 1 = Poor; 0 = Ooh, let’s not go there Coco had me worried at one point. Originally, it seemed troublesome as another film, The…

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Nic’s Flicks

By Nic Macotto, Staff Writer KEY 4 = Great; 3 = Good; 2 = Fair; 1 = Poor; 0 = Ooh, let’s not go there Thor: Ragnarok Star Rating: 3/4 In terms of a feature length film, “Thor: Ragnarok” is…