‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ proves bigger isn’t always better

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom begins three years after the destruction of the revamped Jurassic World on Isla Nublar. The island is deserted except for a small team sent to retrieve a bone from the Indominus Rex. We were first introduced to that hybrid of dinosaur species in Jurassic World. Fifty feet long, it is stronger and more dangerous than the famed Tyrannosaurus Rex.

‘Josie’ is certainly no pussycat

“No man knows the virtue of innocence and integrity but he who has lost them” – William Godwin In a small town in the South, the arrival of “Josie” (Sophie Turner – X-Men: Apocalypse) raises eyebrows.  She’s a high school … Read more

‘I, Tonya’ is a different look at a famous moment in figure skating

Allison Janney in ‘I, Tonya’

“Half of figure skating is opinion, convincing judges” – Scott Hamilton who won a gold medal in figure skating at the 1984 Winter Olympic Games

“Look, I’m sorry but when the CIA wants to learn new dirty tricks they observe figure skaters and their moms” – Kim Cattrall as “Tina Harwood” in the film Ice Princess

On January 6, 1994, figure skater Nancy Kerrigan (Caitlin Carver – Rules Don’t Apply) was attacked after a practice session prior to the 1994 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit.  Hopefully that isn’t a spoiler for anyone.  The film I, Tonya from director Craig Gillespie (The Finest Hours) tells the story of Tonya Harding (Margot Robbie – The Wolf of Wall Street), her husband Jeff Gillooly (Sebastian Stan – Logan Lucky) and Jeff’s friend Shawn Eckhard (Paul Walter Hauser), before and after the attack on Nancy Kerrigan.

We see the origins of Tonya’s career as a skater, with her mother LaVona Golden (Allison Janney – Liberal Arts) pushing her along.  Young Tonya (Mckenna Grace – Gifted) has amazing physical gifts but because she comes from the “wrong side of the tracks” her future in the sport is questionable.  Then she comes under the influence of figure skating coach Diane Rawlinson (Julianne Nicholson – August: Osage County).

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