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About the Critics:

Doug Solem has been in love with movies ever since he first snuck into the Anoka Theater to see Steve McQueen in Bullitt. He goes to at least one new movie every Friday.  He has also been a voice talent for TV and Radio commercials for the past 20 years and is currently represented through the Moore Talent Agency. Click Here For Doug's Voice Demo  He had his first starring role in the local independently produced movie "SEVER" Click Here for information and pictures for "Sever" - a horror film shot throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin.  He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Communications.  His favorite directors include the Cohen Brothers and Steven Spielberg.  Favorite actors include Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Brad Pitt, Daniel Day-Lewis and Christian Bale. 

Doug Jr. takes after his dad. He has been obsessed with movies since he was a child. "JR" graduated from St. Cloud State University with a major in Graphic Design.  He has worked for Professional organizations including the Minnesota Gophers, Lynx and Timberwolves, creating video features and in game entertainment. His love for movies started when he was first introduced to the Back to the Future Franchise. From that point on he knew he want to be a creative and tell stories through video. His favorite directors include Quentin Tarantino, Robert Zemeckis, and Wes Anderson.






(As provided from Google) Bitten by a radioactive spider in the subway, Brooklyn teenager Miles Morales suddenly develops mysterious powers that transform him into the one and only Spider-Man. When he meets Peter Parker, he soon realizes that there are many others who share his special, high-flying talents. Miles must now use his newfound skills to battle the evil Kingpin, a hulking madman who can open portals to other universes and pull different versions of Spider-Man into our world.   


I absolutely loved this movie, one of my favorites of the year so far.  It was incredibly enjoyable and a refreshing storyline from what we’ve seen in prior versions of the super Hero.  This is no longer another repetitive origin story that we are all too familiar with.  This has depth and is complex, introducing a multi-verse of different versions of the hero. The character development was solid and the change from Peter Parker to Miles Morales is somewhat ground breaking.  With a back ground in graphic design and video, I was blown away by the animation and the sequences in the movie.  It’s the closest thing that we have seen to portraying an actual comic book on the big screen, and it was executed perfectly. Truly an original piece, and a great foundation for future installments.  For what this movie is, you will not be disappointed…..They nailed it, a home run for sure!



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