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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 »

Hammering Out... Creed

Hammering Out... Creed
Hammering Out… is a series of movie reviews featuring a lively he said/she said discussion between John and Julie. Next up: CREED. JOHN: If you thought we’d seen the last of Rocky after Sylvester Stallone redeemed the series and ended it on a high note with 2006′s Rocky Balboa, you wouldn’t be crazy for thinking... Read more »

The Martian Is So Good, It May Just Win Best Picture

The Martian Is So Good, It May Just Win Best Picture
THE MARTIAN Genre: Sci-Fi Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 142 mins. Premise: When a freak storm separates him from his crew, Astronaut and botanist Mark Watney (Matt Damon) finds himself stranded on Mars.  While NASA and his crew work to rescue him, Watney must “science the shit” out of his situation in order to survive until... Read more »
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Movie Review: Straight Outta Compton

Movie Review: Straight Outta Compton
STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON Genre: Musical Biopic Rating: R Running Time: 147 mins. Premise: In the late ’80s, the hugely influential rap group N.W.A., whose members include such icons as Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E, escaped the streets of Compton and rose to national prominence with topical, loaded lyrics that chronicled their way of life. ... Read more »

Movie Review: Fantastic Four

Movie Review: Fantastic Four
FANTASTIC FOUR Genre: Comic Book Sci-Fi Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 100 mins. Premise: Young science prodigy Reed Richards (Miles Teller) invents an inter-dimensional teleportation device and after traveling to an alternate universe with childhood bud Ben Grimm, and colleagues Johnny Storm, Victor Von Doom, and Sue Storm (who actually doesn’t even get to go), the... Read more »

Movie Review: Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

Movie Review: Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION Genre: Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 132 mins. Premise: When the IMF program is shuttered, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) goes rogue and on the lam again in an attempt to bring down The Syndicate, an anti-IMF that is recruiting former spies from around the world and wrecking international havoc. Behind-the-Scenes:... Read more »
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Movie Revue: Ant-Man, Trainwreck, Amy, Southpaw, Mr. Holmes

Movie Revue: Ant-Man, Trainwreck, Amy, Southpaw, Mr. Holmes
Movie Revue is a collection of capsule reviews of some of the latest releases in theaters, On Demand, and everywhere in between. ANT-MAN.  Despite its troubled production history and the absence of original director Edgar Wright, Ant-Man succeeds by going small.  Literally so.  The Marvel machine is in full swing by now – Kevin Feige... Read more »