I go to the movies nearly every week. I know people who watch several movies a week if you count rentals and theatre attendance. That’s not me but I do see my share of ’em and I usually go to the movies. I rarely rent one.

I’m especially movie prolific in the summer. For me,  the movie theatre is an easy way to get out of the heat for a few hours if I don’t feel like going to the pool.

(What am I saying? I never feel like going to the pool.)

OK, so Megan Leavey is the best movie I’ve seen this summer so far. That says a lot because I really liked Wonder Woman. Don’t snicker. I’ll admit it. I’m a sucker for DC and Marvel movies. I was a comic book guy in grade school and super hero flicks are a way to relive my childhood.

“To the Bat Poles, Robin!”

Back to Megan Leavey.

It’s a movie about a lady marine and a war dog named Rex. Don’t want to spoil it for you. Just go see it or be sure you rent it when it comes out.  A brief disclaimer. It’s got one fairly intense war scene, some language and a brief sexually charged moment but if you can wade through that, you’ll find a well-written story line and a pretty good performance by Kate Mara who plays the lead role. The magic though is all about that special bond between dog and master.

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Check it out if you’re looking to change up the way you beat the heat. After all, how many times can you do a cannonball off the high dive?

Megan Leavey. Number 1 for now, but beware. Spiderman Homecoming opens July 7th.

“With great power, comes great responsibility!”

Something to think about.

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