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Denise Dutton





Professional nerd. Lover of licorice.

Denise has been covering books, movies and music since 2003. She’s hoping she’ll get the hang of it any day now.

“I am woman, hear me roar! Except in a movie theater. That’s just rude.”

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My Posts

Alien: Covenant Prologue

Review-in-a-Flash: “Alien: Covenant”

Sometimes I’m too lazy for a full-out piece. Sometimes everything I’ve got to say about a film can be summarized ...
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The Wedding Plan movie review

“The Wedding Plan” – an open-hearted story about finding Orthodox love in a non-Orthodox way

Nutshell: With hints of Pride and Prejudice and Muriel’s Wedding, The Wedding Plan is a sweet, quirky, and heartfelt look ...
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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Trailer

Guy Ritchie’s “King Arthur” is a walk on the wild side of Camelot

Nutshell: Arthurian Legend as heist caper.  Ritchie’s take on the legends of Arthur and the gang is more gang and ...
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Superbowl Trailer

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” gives more awesome and MOAR GROOT

Nutshell: Hey, remember how Guardians of the Galaxy was an amazeballs kickass good time?  Well, get ready for more of ...
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tommy's honour movie review

“Tommy’s Honour” – a golf film that swings for your heart

Nutshell: A bit too light of a touch with Tommy’s backstory starts the film off with a slight handicap, and a ...
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their finest still

“Their Finest” – a touching historical piece that’s a damn fine movie about making movies

Nutshell: With hints of the charming, hopeful UK propaganda films of WWII, Their Finest can be labeled a comedy, but ...
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Awesome Con 2017

Con News: All the Awesome Con guest info, all in one place!

Hey – did you know Scott Snyder is coming to this year’s Awesome Con in Washington, DC?  I didn’t know either! ...
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The Overlook Film Festival

Fest News: The #OverlookFilmFest announces their 2017 lineup!

Worldwide horror in li’l ol’ Oregon? Well, you know the venue, horror-hounds; The Overlook Film Festival is at THE Overlook Hotel ...
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gifted movie review

“Gifted”: Evans is a superhero of an uncle in this engaging story

” 3+3?  REALLY?  What kind of school is this?” Nutshell: A sweet, simple tale of a little girl who is ...
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Life movie review

“Life” – be prepared to have it scared out of you with this suspenseful space story

"This isn’t your buddy." Nutshell: Alien meets Gravity in a well thought out, well acted genre film that hits all ...
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Beauty and the Beast movie review

“Beauty and the Beast” – a beastly good live-action adaptation

“A life sentence for a rose?” Nutshell: Like Jungle Book before it, Beauty and the Beast is a live adaptation ...
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Logan Trailer 2

“Logan”: a fitting swan song for Jackman’s Wolverine

Nutshell: A fitting goodbye to Jackman’s Wolverine, as well as an amazing introduction to Laura “X-23” Kinney. Logan gives you ...
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A Cure For Wellness movie review

“The Cure for Wellness” is a whole lot of bad crazy. With eels.

Nutshell: Bojan Bazelli’s beautiful cinematography and Eve Stewart’s picture-perfect production design are wasted in this derivative horror mishmosh.  Speaking of ...
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lego batman 2

“The LEGO Batman Movie” – everything’s still awesome

“I’m Richard Grayson, but everybody at the orphanage calls me Dick.” ‘Well, kids can be cruel.’ Nutshell: A crazy, over-the-top ...
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Silence Trailer

7 Pieces Of: “Silence”

Nutshell: At close to 3 hours, Silence may be as much of a test of endurance and faith as those ...
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