Elsie Fisher in 'Eighth Grade'

‘Eighth Grade’ is the rated R film you should let your teens watch

Elsie Fisher in 'Eighth Grade'
Elsie Fisher in ‘Eighth Grade’

My son came over to me a few weeks ago and noted we had to go see Eighth Grade. I was a little surprised by this declaration, as it didn’t quite seem like the kind of film my 15-year-old would want to see.

But he did. And so did my 11-year-old daughter.

I’d seen a few mentions of it on Facebook. A few comments that it was rated R, but they seemed to dispute this decision by the MPAA.

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'Three Identical Strangers'

‘Three Identical Strangers’ is one of a kind

'Three Identical Strangers'
‘Three Identical Strangers’

“In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate.” – Isaac Asimov

Whenever one learns of an inspirational news story, that initial presentation is as far as they’ll ever hear about it. But for the people involved, life goes on. Sometimes for better, and sometimes for worse. Such is the case with Three Identical Strangers, a fascinating look at a set of triplets who never knew about each other until they were older and the effects that revelation had on them.

When Bobby Shafran reached college, he was greeted by people who seemed to know him. He, however, was completely unfamiliar with them, wondering how he could’ve met them and why they addressed him by a different name. One of these people had a suspicion as to the situation after Bobby revealed he was adopted and put him in touch with Eddy Gallant, an identical brother who was separated at birth and adopted into a different family. When the story was reported on, David Kellman (also an adoptee) noted his own similarities to them and promptly made contact. Turns out, these three are in fact triplets.

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'Teen Titans GO! To The Movies'

‘Teen Titans Go! To the Movies’ is kid-friendly superhero skewering

'Teen Titans GO! To The Movies'
‘Teen Titans GO! To The Movies’

“The superhero movie wave doesn’t really seem to be ending. In fact, it’s more like a superhero movie rising tide that has now formed a permanent lake on top of the film industry.” – Bob Chipman

How the superhero movie trend began can be debatable (put me down on the side of Blade being the starter), but at this point it can’t be denied that it’s going strong with no end in sight. It was only a matter of time then that the lighthearted entries would make them a focal point of the plot.

While not on the level of The Lego Batman MovieTeen Titans Go! To the Movies provides a fun enough time for kids and has a few things in store for adults.

The Teen Titans team – consisting of Robin (Scott Menville), Starfire (Hynden Walch), Cyborg (Khary Payton), Raven (Tara Strong), and Beast Boy (Greg Cipes) – operates in the shadow of more prestigious groups like the Justice League and doesn’t feel like they get the credit and recognition they deserve. This becomes more clear to Robin when not only are they not invited to the premiere of the latest Batman film when all other superheroes are, the trailers for upcoming movie spinoffs are about everything but him.

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Meet the women of the new TERMINATOR movie: (from left to right) Natalia Reyes as “Dani Ramos,” Mackenzie Davis as “Grace,” Linda Hamilton as “Sarah Connor”

Meet the women of new ‘Terminator’ movie

Paramount just released this photo from what’s known for now only as Terminator 6, or “Untitled Terminator Project”. The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, Gabriel Luna and Diego Boneta. It’s being directed by Tim Miller.