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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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“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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“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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Live By Night trailer

7 Pieces Of: “Live By Night”

Nutshell: Gorgeous visuals.  Great cast.  Intriguing but ultimately unsatisfying story.  Affleck tries his best to write, direct, and star in ...
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7 Pieces Of “Sing”

Nutshell: A cliche’d but entertaining story is given a boost by game voice actors and a sweetly humorous plot.  A ...
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Jackie Trailer

7 Pieces of “Jackie”

Nutshell: A moving portrait of a woman in the spotlight, going through an indescribably painful time, Jackie paints a moving ...
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7 (Spoiler-free) Pieces of “Rogue One”

Nutshell: Rogue One is definitely a rock ’em, sock ’em story worthy of the Star Wars ‘verse. But it doesn’t ...
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7 Pieces of: The Edge of Seventeen

Nutshell: Forget what you’ve heard about this film, and how it’s sooooo close to teen comedies of the 80s and ...
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