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The Sun might actually be a Star

The Sun Is Also A Star is a sweet and interesting love story which requires a bit of a romantic heart. Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton have a chemistry that makes this endearing, funny and hopeful. Despite some obvious plot potholes, there is enough love to fill them all plus a doubting heart.

Tick, Tock, John Wick Chapter 3 is WICKED

If you want action the wick has been lit on both ends and it is getting hot! This is a non-stop action thriller that has so many kills that will surprise or just make you cheer. Thrills, Kills and Chills!

Stalking The Black Panther: Reggie Ponder Talks To The 21st Show About The New Marvel Movie

Everyone is stalking the Black Panther, well rather seeking to talk about it and Reggie Ponder, The Reel Critic, was on The 21st Show talking about the new Marvel film. With so much to talk about, there wasn’t enough time to unpack it all.

 

Black Panther: A Few Thoughts & A Brief Review

 

Boycott? You Gotta be Kidding me!

Movie Moment – My Review

 

Reggie Ponder, The Reel Critic on Central Time: The Best Movies of 2017

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It’s Been An Odd Summer Movie Season: Reggie Ponder talks summer with Central Time WPR on NPR

It’s been an odd summer movie season. Typically summer movies are big blockbusters, like superhero movies or sequels of Pirates of the Caribbean. While we did have some superhero movies and one Pirates sequel, we’ve also had more serious movies, like the World War II movie Dunkirk. And there have been several movies with a social message, like An Inconvenient Sequel. We talk to a Reggie Ponder, The Reel Critic about these movies and why it’s been such a different summer.

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DETROIT may be AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL but an important STEP in moving forward.

Reggie Ponder, The Reel Critic, talks box office numbers and new releases Detroit, An Inconvenient Sequel and Step on Vocalo. He is joined by his daughter, Carri Ponder, The Reel Critic’s Critic.

Okay, my headline might be a bit corny but here’s my thinking:  The story we find in Detroit is not new.  In fact it is more than a sequel given that we have seen this narrative over and over again.  While sad, it is important to understand this part of history to provide a foundation for the similar situations we face today.  The story may hurt and be “inconvenient” to watch but important nonetheless.  And speaking of Inconvenient, the sequel is just what we need to better understand what is happening to our planet and what we can do about it.  An Inconvenient Sequel my not be in lock-step with the current presidential administration but it should keep the conversation and the innovation alive.  Finally, Step follows a few high school girls and their step team.  We get to see their problems, their possibilities and their performances.  So now, do you get it? Detroit may be An Inconvenient Sequel but an important Step in moving forward.  How clever, right?

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