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Review: Does ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ improve on the original? ABBA-solutely!

You read that right. Donna (Streep), the first movie’s boa-brandishing, overalls-rocking heroine, is as dead as a drachma when the story opens. Her daughter, Sophie (Amanda Seyfried), happily if somewhat stressfully married to businessman Sky (Dominic Cooper), has spent months restoring her mom’s old hotel with a lot of help from Sam (Pierce Brosnan), the most present of her three ...

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Review: Valley Queen Hit Scrappy, Dreamy Southern California Gold on ‘Supergiant’

On their debut LP, this fantastic L.A. band envelops singer Natalie Carol’s bracingly afflicted, mountain-vaulting dream-country yodel in scrappy, sprawling guitar poetry. Carol can evoke anyone from Grace Slick to to Neko Case to Florence Welch to Dolores O’Riordan of the Cranberries, giving the band’s California roots sound a kind of storm clouds-over-Laurel Canyon feel. “Chasing the Muse” is the ...

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The Equalizer 2 Review

Cool as it may be to see Robert McCall do his thing, the main plot of the film is one we’ve seen in a thousand and one other action movies, and as soon as you start seeing what’s unfolding it’s very easy to start … CinemaBlend Latest Content

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Review: Dave Alvin and Jimmy Dale Gilmore Explore Shared Roots on ‘Downey to Lubbock’

Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore don’t immediately make for the most obvious of pairings. Alvin is the mellow singer-songwriter and founding guitarist for the 80’s SoCal roots rockers the Blasters. Gilmore, over a decade his senior, is the hard-scrabble Texas songwriter best known as a member for the short-lived West Texas hippie-country pioneers the Flatlanders. But the two longtime ...

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