Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Posted June 08, 2016in Film Review

From the lonely island to the big screen

  School is out, and the sun is shining, which means that summer is here once again. In theaters, summer is traditionally the time when most everyone turns their brains off, and studios churn out a succession of crowd-pleasing, big-budget action blockbusters and worry-free (read: dumb) comedies. “Popstar: Never Stop

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Posted June 01, 2016in Film Review

Bad neighbors

    “Neighbors 2” is the completely unnecessary sequel to a film I had no idea existed in the first place. It features Zac Ephron — who apparently has a clause that calls for a mandatory shirtless scene in every contract he has signed in the last two years —

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Posted May 25, 2016in Film Review

Fairly nice

  As of this writing, if you were to look up “The Nice Guys” on MetaCritic, you would see a rating of 68 percent positive, which is a good descriptor of the movie itself. While it is not a complete waste of money, a lot of its potential was left

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Posted May 18, 2016in Film Review

A song in our hearts

      “Sing Street” PG-13 106 minutes Starring: Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Jack Reynor, Lucy  Boynton   In 2007, Irish writer/director John Carney teamed with Irish singer/songwriter Glen Hansard to create a movie called “Once.” A love story that revealed most of its bittersweet, heart-aching tale through Hansard’s original music, “Once”

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Posted May 11, 2016in Film Review

Keep it civil

      “Captain America: Civil War” PG-13 147 minutes Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Sebastian Stan Your answer to which Marvel film is the best will likely depend on a number of things, including your favorite superhero, actor or director. However, a less subjective observation is to say

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Posted May 04, 2016in Film Review

Gettin’ the kitten

    I have never been the world’s biggest Key and Peele fan. The comedy duo of Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key are wildly popular on Comedy Central and in their YouTube clips, but, outside of a few specific gems, I have personally found their humor to be middling at

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Posted April 27, 2016in Film Review

America the beautiful

  “Elvis & Nixon” Rated R 86 minutes Starring: Kevin Spacey, Michael Shannon, Colin Hanks In 1971, President Richard Nixon made the decision that would ultimately be his undoing and began recording every conversation that took place inside the Oval Office. It is a shame that he did not start

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Posted April 20, 2016in Film Review

Bear necessities

  “The Jungle Book” Rated PG 105 minutes Starring: Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley   There are so many remakes and reboots of previously successful films and franchises coming out of Hollywood today that it is impossible to make them all good. Just one look at Fox’s troubles with

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Posted April 13, 2016in Film Review

What the hell just happened?

  “Hardcore Henry” is being touted as the first film shot entirely from the first-person point of view. Writer and director Ilya Naishuller has repeatedly said in interviews that it was neither his inspiration nor his goal to create an experience similar to a first-person style video game, but everything

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Posted April 06, 2016in Film Review

Oh, Lord

  It’s not a historical revelation to say that Christians have had a good run. Sure, things were hairy for Christ’s followers back when the date was still in triple digits, but it’s not a huge stretch to say that the past millennium has solidly been God Country. So it

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