Archive for December, 2015:

Concussion Review: How Dangerous is Football?

Watch out football fans, Concussion is about to show you the seriousness of sustaining years of head trauma on the brain.  Will it affect the way you watch football in the future? Well, that's hard to say, but chances are it will at least make you think.  Regardless of whether or not you are a fan of the sport, this is a smart, well-acted, and incredibly interesting film that is well worth watching. There's a good chance Will Smith earns […]
December 27, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review: Lives Up to the Hype

After all of this hype and endless anticipation, I had the pleasure of seeing the new Star Wars movie. I left the theater certain of three things: First, is that I loved the movie, the second is that I want to be Rey and I am in love with Finn and the third is that I'm pretty confident that I am, in fact, a Jedi.  When the lights dimmed and the music started, I felt that surge of excitement that […]
December 22, 2015

Sisters Review: Tina and Amy Keep Us Laughing

As far as I'm concerned, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler can do no wrong.  Any time these two get together, chances are the product will be gold, and Sisters is no exception.  As always, these two are excellent as two sisters who head back home to Florida before their parents sell their childhood house.  Poehler plays Maura Ellis, the responsible one who always puts everyone else's needs before her own. Fey is Kate Ellis, the more free-spirited sister who has […]
December 21, 2015

Brooklyn Review: Period Drama is Simply Sensational

Brooklyn is a simple story that doesn't have to work too hard to achieve its goals, and it's that simplicity that makes it a stunning film. With the talent on board, the achievement seems to come naturally. Writer Nick Hornby, Director John Crowley, and actors Saoirse Ronan as Eilis,  Emory Cohen as Tony and 1950s Brooklyn are the five main pieces that make this picture magical. As a period piece, the film is beautifully shot and visually delectable to watch. The […]
December 21, 2015

Ghostbusters Movie Photo and Character Posters!

Who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters! The new cast of the 2016 reboot is ready to go, as can be seen in the first official photo and character posters featuring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon. The film, from Paul Feig, also stars Chris Hemsworth as the gals secretary, as well as faces from the original series including Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, Dan Ackroyd and Signourney Weaver. 1. Ghostbusters 2016 This is the a new photo from the […]
December 19, 2015

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Announcement Trailer!!

Thanks to JK Rowling, the world of Harry Potter will be continuing.  Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, […]
December 16, 2015

Independence Day: Resurgence Trailer – They’re Baaaack!

It is not even Christmas yet, but the gifts of Summer 2016 continue to pour in. Today comes our first look at Independence Day: Resurgence. Yep, that's right the movie is not only coming, there's already a trailer out for it. Who expected that? No one, that's who. It looks like a decent sci fi flick, although not necessarily in the spirit of the original.  By that I mean the original had a lot of humor to it. Will Smith will not […]
December 14, 2015

X-Men: Apocalypse – MUST Watch First Trailer!

I know NOTHING about the X-Men franchise, and I'm all alone at the helm today.  Here's what I see. Sansa Stark is in bed and Katniss is running around with a lot of other people from other movies. Ahhh ha! That's not what you've come to see, is it? No? Well, here's the cast list: James McAvoy as Xavier, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Olivia Munn as Psylocke, Rose Byrne as Moira, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, […]
December 12, 2015

2016 Golden Globe Nominations!

The Hollywood Foreign Press has announced their full list of nominees for the 2016 Golden Globes. I can't say I expected The Martian to be competing against Spy, but at least they were both nominated. Take a look at the full list of nominations in the movie categories below! BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA CAROL Number 9 Films; The Weinstein Company MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Warner Bros. Pictures / Village Roadshow Pictures / Kennedy Miller Mitchell; Warner Bros. Pictures var […]
December 11, 2015

The Legend of Tarzan Teaser Trailer: Less is More

King of the Apes. Super hot.  Let's be honest, we've been waiting for Alexander Skarsgard to grow his hair back since he lobbed it all off into his run on True Blood! Oh yes, yes we did. While that's neither here nor there, his looks are not going to hurt the prospects of this movie drawing patrons into the theater. I've already seen posts (I need look no further than my sister and one of her old high school friends, […]
December 11, 2015