Posts in category "Reviews"

There's still "Something There" with the new Beauty and the Beast

There's still "Something There" with the new Beauty and the Beast
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Genre: Fantasy Musical Rating: PG Running Time: 129 mins. Premise: When her father is held prisoner in the Beast’s castle, Belle (Emma Watson) volunteers to take his place and finds the castle and everyone living inside has been cursed by a witch. The handsome prince is now a hideous Beast (Dan Stevens), and the support... Read more »

X marks the spot: Logan is the best X-Men movie yet

X marks the spot: Logan is the best X-Men movie yet
LOGAN Genre: Action Rating: R Running Time: 135 mins. Premise: The year is 2029, and mutants are nearly extinct. Logan a/k/a Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is hiding out near the Texas border with Charles Xavier a/k/a Professor X (Patrick Stewart) but the two find themselves on the run when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by deadly mercenaries. Behind-the-Scenes: This is Jackman’s ninth... Read more »

GET OUT Makes American Horror Movies Great Again

GET OUT Makes American Horror Movies Great Again
Get Out Genre: Horror Rating: R Running Time: 104 mins. Premise: When Ruth (Girls’ Allison Williams) brings her black boyfriend, Chris (Sicario’s Daniel Kaluuya) home to meet her parents, Chris discovers that seemingly innocent racial tensions have a more sinister undertone. Behind-the-Scenes: Jordan Peele (of Comedy Central’s Key & Peele) makes his directorial debut. He also wrote the script. Produced... Read more »
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Everything Is... Just Kinda Pretty Good in The LEGO Batman Movie

Everything Is... Just Kinda Pretty Good in The LEGO Batman Movie
The LEGO Batman Movie Genre: Animated Rating: PG Running Time: 106 mins. Premise: When the Joker unleashes a new threat to Gotham’s citizens, Batman (Will Arnett) must save the day while embracing his extended family, including adopted son, Dick Grayson a/k/a Robin (Michael Cera). Behind-the-Scenes: Director Chris McKay hails from TV’s Robot Chicken. In one of many nods to 1989’s... Read more »

John Wick Chapter 2 kicks all of the ass

John Wick Chapter 2 kicks all of the ass
JOHN WICK CHAPTER 2 Genre: Action Rating: R Running Time: 122 mins. Premise: Just when he thought he was out, and had put his violent past behind, John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is pulled back into the criminal underworld to repay a debt. In the process, a giant bounty is placed on his life and Wick... Read more »

A Dog's Purpose is . . . MURDER. DEATH. CARNAGE.

A Dog's Purpose is . . . MURDER. DEATH. CARNAGE.
A DOG’S PURPOSE Genre: Fantasy/Drama Rating: PG Running Time: 120 mins. Premise: A dog learns his true purpose in life after being reincarnated several times over and living multiple lives with different owners. Behind-the-Scenes: Based on the book by W. Bruce Cameron. The film got into some hot water with PETA close to its release date after... Read more »
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M. Night's Back, Baby! And You Need to See SPLIT Immediately

M. Night's Back, Baby! And You Need to See SPLIT Immediately
SPLIT Genre: Thriller Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 117 mins. Premise: Three high school girls are kidnapped by a mysterious man with multiple personalities (James McAvoy). He has 23 different personalities, but the 24th is about to be unleashed. Behind-the-Scenes: After a string of hits (Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Signs), M. Night released one bad movie after another resulting... Read more »

Movie Review - xXx: Return of Xander Cage

Movie Review - xXx: Return of Xander Cage
xXx: RETURN OF XANDER CAGE Genre: Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 107 mins. Premise: When his handler is killed, the extreme sports, fur-jacket wearing Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) is brought back into the xXx program to recover a stolen device called “Pandora’s Box” and, you know, save the world and shit. Behind-the-Scenes: Hot off the... Read more »

Movie Review: Rogue One

Movie Review: Rogue One
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Genre: Sci-Fi Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 133 mins. Premise: A ragtag group of rebels stage a daring mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. Behind-the-Scenes: This is a prequel taking place between Episodes III and IV. The story idea came from John Knoll, who worked on the visual effects... Read more »
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Movie Review: Office Christmas Party

Movie Review: Office Christmas Party
OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY Genre: Comedy Rating: R Running Time: 105 mins. Premise: When his uptight CEO sister threatens to shut down the company branch he heads, Clay Vanstone (T.J. Miller) decides to throw the ultimate Christmas party to woo a bigwig client and make a last-ditch effort to save everyone’s jobs. Behind-the-Scenes: Shot in and around Chicago, with the Daley... Read more »