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Summer Movie Forecast 2016

Summer Movie Forecast 2016
With Batman already fighting Superman in March and The Jungle Book absolutely crushing the box office last weekend, nobody could blame you for thinking the summer movie season was already under way.  You’d be wrong though.  Summer officially starts (for movie geeks anyway) on May 6, when Captain America: Civil War is unleashed. As regular... Read more »

Movie Review: The Jungle Book

Movie Review: The Jungle Book
THE JUNGLE BOOK Genre: Family Fantasy Rating: PG Running Time: 105 mins. Premise: Young “man-cub” Mowgli (played by newcomer Neel Sethi) lives in the jungle and is raised by wolves, but when tiger Shere Khan (voiced by Idris Elba) threatens to kill him, he must set off for safety to the man village.  On the way,... Read more »

Movie Revue: Demolition, The Boss, Hardcore Henry, Midnight Special, and more

Movie Revue: Demolition, The Boss, Hardcore Henry, Midnight Special, and more
Movie Revue is a collection of capsule reviews of some of the latest releases I’ve caught in theaters… DEMOLITION. Jake Gyllenhaal continues his hot streak of impressive performances in director Jean-Marc Vallee’s follow-up to Wild.  This film employs similar editing tricks to play with time and memory, and while the story contains too many disparate... Read more »
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Movie Review: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Movie Review: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE Genre: Superhero Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 151 mins. Premise: In this quasi-sequel to Man of Steel, Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) pits Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) against each other in “the greatest gladiator match in the history of the world.” Behind-the-Scenes: Warner Bros. has a lot riding... Read more »

Movie Review: 10 Cloverfield Lane

Movie Review: 10 Cloverfield Lane
10 CLOVERFIELD LANE Genre: Thriller Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 105 mins. Premise: After getting in a car crash, a woman (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) wakes up in an underground shelter.  Her captor/savior (John Goodman) claims that the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.  Is he right?  Can he be trusted? And, just what the... Read more »

Movie Review: Zootopia Is Definitely Worth the Visit

Movie Review: Zootopia Is Definitely Worth the Visit
ZOOTOPIA Genre: Animated Comedy Rating: PG Running Time: 108 mins. Premise: A bunny cop (voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin) teams up with a sly fox (Jason Bateman) to solve the mystery of a missing otter, and uncover a mass conspiracy involving predators and prey in the process. Behind-the-Scenes: The story for Zootopia started out as a James Bond... Read more »
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Movie Review: Eddie the Eagle Soars Above Most Other Sports Flicks

Movie Review: Eddie the Eagle Soars Above Most Other Sports Flicks
EDDIE THE EAGLE Genre: Sports Dramedy Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 102 mins. Premise: Eddie Edwards (Taron Egerton) has always wanted to be an Olympian, much to his parents’ eternal bemusement (Mom) and chagrin (Dad).  After trying on several ill-fitting sports, Eddie stumbles onto ski jumping after learning that Britain has not fielded an Olympic team... Read more »

Does Mad Max: Fury Road Really Have No Plot?

Does Mad Max: Fury Road Really Have No Plot?
Now that the Oscars are over, I feel like I can finally publicly admit that I really wanted Mad Max: Fury Road to win Best Picture.  Ha.  This probably comes as no surprise.  Ever since I saw it back in May of last year, I’ve been singing its praises.  Most people ignored me.  My brother... Read more »

Movie Review: Deadpool Gon' Give It To Ya

Movie Review: Deadpool Gon' Give It To Ya
DEADPOOL Genre: Superhero Action Comedy Rating: R Running Time: 108 mins. Premise: The “Merc with a Mouth” finally gets his own big screen adaptation.  Perpetual smart-ass Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) falls in love, but gets cancer.  In an attempt to rid himself of the disease via a rogue experiment, he develops accelerated healing powers but... Read more »
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9 Quick Takeaways from This Morning's Oscar Nominations

9 Quick Takeaways from This Morning's Oscar Nominations
In one of the most unpredictable Oscar years in recent memory, this morning’s nominations were surprisingly…predictable.  Oh sure, there were the usual snubs (happens every year), but no real out-of-left-field shockers.  What can we takeaway from the nominations now, as we inch toward the actual awards ceremony on Feb. 28?  Let’s discuss: 1. Will Ridley... Read more »