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I, Daniel Blake

Daniel Blake is an older trapped by a repressive system; his benefits have been cut off, even though he has been told by doctors that he cannot go back to work. He befriends Katie and her two children; she fails to show up to an appointment at the precise time it is scheduled and loses out on benefits she and her children need to live. Daniel and Katie help each other to make it through the days. I think this an excellent film about people caught up in systems having all the appearances of doing good but that have enough …

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Captain Underpants

Animated movie based on the book series of the same name. Two kids are best friends – one loves to tell stories and the other to draw cartoons. Between the two of them, they create the Captain Underpants series. One day, their principal has finally had it with the two pranksters and separates them, placing them in different classrooms. Shortly thereafter, they hypnotize him and turn him into Captain Underpants at will. The movie overall is rather silly fun. The animation is very good with intense color and lots of action. The underlying message about friendship really makes the movie …

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Wonder Woman

I always wondered why it took so long after the DC and Marvel comics movies started taking off for Hollywood to make a movie to follow up on the successful Wonder Woman TV series of the 70’s. And now we have the movie that certainly will launch some sequels. Gal Gadot places Diana / Wonder Woman. After she rescues a British spy Steve Trevor (played by Chris Pine) who wrecks off the beach of the Amazonian’s island, she and Trevor set off so that Diana can kill Aries, the god of war, and Trevor can stop Dr. Poison from killing …

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