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Movie Review - King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Movie Review - King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD Genre: Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 126 mins. Premise: Orphaned as a child when his parents are cruelly murdered right in front of his eyes, young Arthur (Charlie Hunnam) must reclaim his destiny and become King by taming his powerful sword and using it to defeat his evil uncle Vortigern (Jude Law). Behind-the-Scenes: Originally set... Read more »

"Fate" sputters to the middle of the Furious pack

"Fate" sputters to the middle of the Furious pack
THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS Genre: Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 136 mins. Premise: Dom (Vin Diesel) is forced to turn against his crew by a malevolent hacker named Cipher (Charlize Theron). Can Dom’s crew stop Cipher’s plans for world domination before Dom turns his back on family for good? Behind-the-Scenes: After James Wan declined to return, F. Gary Gray took over directing duties,... Read more »

The best thing to come out of Gifted is Chris Evans and Jenny Slate's brief relationship

The best thing to come out of Gifted is Chris Evans and Jenny Slate's brief relationship
GIFTED Genre: Dramedy Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 101 mins. Premise: Mary, a gifted 7 year-old who excels at math, finds herself in the middle of a bitter custody dispute between her uncle/caretaker (Chris Evans) and her absentee grandmother (Lindsay Duncan) over her upbringing and education. Behind-the-Scenes: Taking a break from the big-budget demands of his two Amazing Spider-Man films, director... Read more »
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No No, Power Rangers

No No, Power Rangers
POWER RANGERS Genre: Sci-Fi Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 124 mins. Premise: Five renegade, detention-bound teenagers discover magic stones that give them superpowers. Working together, they unlock their mighty morphin’ skills to take on the evil Rita Repulsa (Elizabeth Banks), who threatens to destroy the world. Behind-the-Scenes: Saban’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers was all the craze in the early to mid-90s but... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »