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Movie Review: Jurassic World

Movie Review: Jurassic World
JURASSIC WORLD Genre: Sci-Fi Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 124 mins. Premise: 22 years after the events in Jurassic Park, the dinosaur theme park experience is in full operation, luring 22,000 visitors a day.  But, in order to satiate audience demand, the park’s geneticists have tampered with the DNA coding and created a new hybrid... Read more »

Movie Review: San Andreas

Movie Review: San Andreas
SAN ANDREAS Genre: Disaster Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 114 mins. Premise: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is a rescue-chopper pilot who ditches work in the middle of a record-breaking earthquake in California and risks life and limb to save his family. And only his family. Behind-the-Scenes: Johnson and director Brad Peyton previously worked together on... Read more »

Hammering Out... Avengers: Age of Ultron

Hammering Out... Avengers: Age of Ultron
Hammering Out… is a series of movie reviews featuring a lively he said/she said discussion between John and Julie. Next up: AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON. JOHN: As I write this, the sequel to the third-highest grossing movie of all time (2012′s The Avengers) will have made about $187 million in its opening weekend with millions... Read more »
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Movie Review: Insurgent

Movie Review: Insurgent
THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT Genre: YA Sci-fi Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 118 mins. Premise: Picking up right where last year’s Divergent left off, Tris (Shailene Woodley), Four (Theo James), Peter (Miles Teller), and Caleb (Ansel Elgort) are on the run from a militarized sect of the Erudite faction.  When a mysterious box turns up... Read more »

Movie Review: American Sniper

Movie Review: American Sniper
AMERICAN SNIPER Genre: War Drama Rating: R Running Time: 132 mins. Premise: Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper), the most lethal sniper in U.S. history with over 160 kills, serves four tours of duty in Iraq where he’s considered a legend on the battlefield, but struggles at home where his time in battle takes a... Read more »

Movie Review: Selma

Movie Review: Selma
SELMA Genre: Biographical Drama Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 128 mins. Premise: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. attempts to secure equal voting rights by holding a march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. Behind-the-Scenes: Hard to believe it, but this is the first narrative film about MLK.  It’s about time.  Director Ava DuVernay worked with... Read more »
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Movie Review: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Movie Review: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES Genre: Fantasy action adventure Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 144 mins. Premise: Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) concludes his “unexpected journey” with a battle royale.  As dwarf Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) wrestles with dragon sickness, the Orc army led by Azog closes in on the Lonely Mountain, and armies of... Read more »

Moovie Revew: Dumb and Dumber To

Moovie Revew: Dumb and Dumber To
DUMB AND DUMBER TO Genre: Comedy Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 109 mins. Premise: Picking up 20 years later, Harry (Jeff Daniels) is in need of a kidney transplant and conveniently finds out he’s the biological father of a teenage daughter, so he and Lloyd (Jim Carrey) hit the road to track down the daughter. Behind-the-Scenes: Writer-Directors Bobby... Read more »

Hammering Out... Big Hero 6

Hammering Out... Big Hero 6
Hammering Out… is a series of movie reviews featuring a lively he said/she said discussion between John and Julie.  Next up: BIG HERO 6. JOHN: With Marvel dominating the multiplexes, DC releasing a schedule of movies for the next 10 years (hopefully not all directed by Zack Snyder), and TV clogged with episodes of S.H.I.E.L.D.,... Read more »
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Hammering Out... Interstellar

Hammering Out... Interstellar
Hammering Out… is a series of movie reviews featuring a lively he said/she said discussion between John and Julie.  Next up: INTERSTELLAR. JOHN: Movies don’t come much bigger or more ambitious than Christopher Nolan’s latest epic blockbuster, Interstellar.  It is a Movie with a capital “M.”  And, whether you love it, like it, admire it,... Read more »