Category: Movies

Movie Review: Daddy's Home 2

Movie Review: Daddy's Home 2
DADDY’S HOME 2 Genre: Comedy Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 99 mins. Premise: Stepdads Brad (Will Ferrell) and Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) are getting along great and plan to spend the holidays with each other’s families, but when their own dads come to visit, the perfect harmony is disrupted. Behind-the-Scenes: The first Daddy’s Home was a stealth... Read more »

Movie Review: A Bad Moms Christmas

Movie Review: A Bad Moms Christmas
A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS Genre: Comedy Rating: R Running Time: 104 mins. Premise: The Bad Moms trio (Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn) try to stay sane and keep merry when their overbearing mothers come to visit, just in time for Christmas. Behind-the-Scenes: The first Bad Moms was a word-of-mouth hit in Summer 2016, earning over $113M, and... Read more »

Movie Review - Thor: Ragnarok

Movie Review - Thor: Ragnarok
THOR: RAGNAROK Genre: Superhero action comedy Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 130 mins. Premise: When his long lost sister Hela (Cate Blanchett) returns to Asgard to reclaim the throne, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston) are cast off to another planet called Sakkar, led by the deliciously Goldblum-y Grandmaster. There, Thor faces off against Hulk... Read more »
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15 Awesome Halloween Costume Ideas From This Year's Movies (2017)

15 Awesome Halloween Costume Ideas From This Year's Movies (2017)
Halloween is only 10 days away now. If you’ve put off deciding on your costume until the last minute, Hammervision is here to help. Here are 15 awesome Halloween costume ideas from this year’s movies that will surely please the movie and pop culture-literate folks at your party, trick ‘r treat outing, or workplace function. Some are more... Read more »

Movie Review: Blade Runner 2049

Movie Review: Blade Runner 2049
BLADE RUNNER 2049 Genre: Sci-Fi Rating: R Running Time: 163 mins. Premise: 30 years after the events in the first film, a new Blade Runner named Agent K (Ryan Gosling) is assigned a dangerous new investigation involving Replicants that eventually leads him face-to-face with Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford). Hard to go into too much more detail without... Read more »

Dead Draw Comes Home to Chicago on October 5

Dead Draw Comes Home to Chicago on October 5
Movies take a long time to make. I should know. I laid witness to the whole process having co-produced and served as legal counsel on the movie, Dead Draw. The good news is we actually have something to show for it after 4 years. And, you’ll be able to see it. Soon! Back in Fall 2013,... Read more »
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Movie Review: Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Movie Review: Kingsman: The Golden Circle
KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE Genre: Action Rating: R Running Time: 141 mins. Premise: After the Kingsman headquarters and nearly every agent are wiped out in a series of bomb attacks, Eggsy (Taron Egerton) and Merlin (Mark Strong) must join bonds with their American brethren, the Statesman, to stop the ruthless mastermind behind the bombings. Along the way,... Read more »

Movie Review: mother!

Movie Review: mother!
mother! Genre: Horror? Thiller? Relationship parable? Biblical allegory? Rating: R Running Time: 120 mins. Premise: A couple known only as mother (Jennifer Lawrence) and Him (Javier Bardem) find their idyllic, isolated existence threatened by the arrival of strange houseguests. Behind-the-Scenes: Writer-director Darren Aronofsky apparently wrote the script very quickly, in a matter of days. He and... Read more »

Movie Review: It (2017)

Movie Review: It (2017)
It Genre: Horror Rating: R Running Time: 135 mins. Premise: Set in the summer of 1989, a group of self-identified “Losers” tackle bullies, terrible parents, and – even worse – a malevolent force of evil that takes the shape of their worst fears, most typically in the form of Pennywise the Dancing Clown (Bill Skarsgard).... Read more »
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Summer Movie Scorecard 2017

Summer Movie Scorecard 2017
With Labor Day right around the corner, and nothing save for a 40th anniversary re-issue of Close Encounters of the Third Kind worth seeing in theaters, I think it’s safe to say that the summer movie season is officially over. What to make of this summer? Well, it was one dominated by one good-to-great superhero... Read more »