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Truth be told, it’s absolutely unnecessary to review “A Dog’s Way Home” (2019). It’s PG, CG and PC, a celebration of dogs, diversity and (melo)drama. If you like these kinds of wholesome movies, you’ll like this one no matter how exploitatively mediocre it is (hint, hint). If you’re film tastes are more artistic and/or cynical, you don’t need a review to tell you to pass on it. But anyway, a pit bull mutt puppy gets adopted, arrested, rescued, lost, re-adopted, etc., etc., with an avalanche and hapless animal control officer hijinks thrown in. It gives you exactly what you’d expect.

Matthew McConaughey’s character isn’t particularly attractive – visually or otherwise – in “Gold” (2016). Given the fact that much of McConaughey’s popularity rests in aesthetics, it’s not surprising this movie was quickly shuffled into the discount bin at Blockbuster (theoretically, I mean, after all, the movie is set in the 1980s). That’s too bad, because if you can see through the haze of Seagram’s and Marlboro, there’s a complex and interesting story (and Bryce Dallas Howard) there. Maybe too complex (the story, not Bryce). But it’s not like you’re tired of 1980s-based films about commodities dealing (“Trading Places” was a long time ago).