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James Quillinan, known primarily for his expertise in the areas of Estate Planning, Probate, Trusts, Conservatorships and related Litigation is also an avid movie-goer.  His reviews started in the Law Office around 1998 when associates and clients began asking him about the movies he had seen.  He began sending his reviews by email to a list of friends and movie fans which now has grown to include world-wide distribution.

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Monday Morning Movie Reviews - May 2, 2016

Captain America – Civil War. The Marvel Super Heroes are back and they bombard us with non-stop action. This time a dispute over government control escalates into all-out war between Team Iron Man with Iron Man, Black Panther, Vision, Black Widow, War Machine, and Spiderman in support of Super Hero registration and Team Captain America with Captain America, Bucky Barnes, Falcon, Sharon Carter, Scarlett Witch, Hawkeye, and Ant Man in favor of Super Hero self-governance. With this trumped up excuse for loads of fights and explosions among friends, a real bad guy, Zemo, almost wins the day. Plenty of action sequences, corny lines, an onslaught of characters moving in and out of the Marvel Universe, and spectacular special effects make for a visceral thrill ride. Fans will be awed; others will be amused by the insanity. Rated PG-13 for action violence. Note, stay until all of the credits have rolled.

The Family Fang
. A peculiar movie about an even more peculiar family, The Fangs. Jason Bateman directs and stars as Baxter Fang. Nicole Kidman is his sister Annie Fang; Christopher Walken and Maryann Plunkett are their parents, Caleb Fang and Camille Fang. The senior Fangs are performance artists who hoax and stage events to embarrass and outrage their audience while capturing it all on video. Their young children are their main stars and participate in the outrageous stunts. Years later, the adult kids lead new lives away from their parents’ artsy lifestyle. The parents reach out to Baxter and Annie and they reunite to reminisce and confront their demons. The parents storm out and drive away. Then the police call saying their parents are dead. Is it one last hoax or is it for real? The film attempts to look behind celebrity and what makes a family tick. The film falls flat as it resolves its big dilemma in a disingenuous manner. The film’s main attraction is watching Walken enjoy the twisted games he plays. Rated R for some language.


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