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Double-Oh Snap! Kingsman: The Golden Circle, reviewed.

KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE

Would you believe that John Denver’s 1971 encomium to backwoods livin’ “Take Me Home, Country Roads” is been featured in two 2017 films starring Katherine Waterston and two starring Channing Tatum, and not the same two?

That’s the kind of piercing observation I had no room for in my review of the new sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle, which reprises “Country Roads” from Alien: Covenant and Logan Lucky. I had the privilege of discussing both of those on Pop Culture Happy Hour in addition to writing about them. Anyway, I like British superspies. And I liked The Golden Circle. With reservations.

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Gonna Fly Again: Creed, reviewed.

In my NPR review of writer-director Ryan Coogler’s stirring new Rocky sequel Creed, I avoid mentioning that I sorta-cried four times during this movie but only once during Inside Out. Read it here, and Happy Thanksgiving.

I Came Here to Chew Bubblegum and Review 1988’s They Live for The Village Voice

In "They Live," special Wayfarers reveal the subtext of the industrialized world.

In “They Live,” special Wayfarers reveal the subtext of the industrialized world.

It’s just a capsule review, but any excuse to revisit this terrific low-budget, high-concept sci-fi flick is a good one. I prefer this over more beloved John Carpenter flicks like The Thing and Escape from New York.