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THE HOLDOVERS = Director Alexander Payne brings this 1970’s flick to us with every nuance and detail of the decade.  This is the story of teacher Paul Hunham … masterfully portrayed by Paul Giamatti.  Nobody likes him, no students or faculty and he finds himself supervising students unable to journey home.  One of the holdovers is a trouble-making 15-year old.  This is where the story really begins.  The pair forms a bond of understanding, caring and nurturing. This is a quiet film with excellent performances.  More of a performance piece from the heart.

THE MARVELS = Carol Danvers AKA Captain Marvel has reclaimed her identity from a tyrant who has taken revenge on the Supreme Intelligence.  But, Captain Marvel finds herself shouldering the burden of a destabilized universe.  Brie Larson is back in the lead role, Samuel L. Jackson is Nick Fury.   If you’re keeping score, this is the 33rd film in the MCU-Marvel Cinematic Universe and marks Jackson’s 15th turn in the MCU.    I’m little bit “over” the superhero movies.  I want fewer and better releases from these worlds.  THE MARVELS is definitely a good one for the ‘tween crowd.  Of course, if you’re a Marvel fan, you’ll love it more than likely.