‘Magic Mike XXL’ Review: Starring Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello & Matt Bomer

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Jul 01, 2015

In 2012 when Magic Mike was released, director Steven Soderbergh and Channing Tatum knew they had created an interesting, hilarious and sexy film loosely based on Tatum’s real-life as a male stripper. Unfortunately Soderbergh did not return to direct the sequel, but did the cinematography instead so Magic Mike XXL still has that Soderbergh look, but not the Soderbergh storytelling. With the exception of a few scenes throughout the film, Magic Mike XXL is a far less and unnecessary sequel to its predecessor. And then there is that Joe Manganiello mini-mart scene that is pretty much everything.

It’s been three years …

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‘Terminator Genisys’ Review: Starring Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney & Arnold Schwarzenegger

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Jun 30, 2015

It’s been over 30 years since James Cameron’s The Terminator debuted and now comes the fifth installment in the Terminator franchise: Terminator Genisys. When The Terminator hit theatres in 1984, it changed the way audiences viewed science fiction films, cyborgs and most importantly how powerful a line of dialogue can be (i.e. “I’ll be back.”) Even more so when the superior sequel Terminator 2: Judgment Day came out in 1991, which still remains one of the most powerful films to date. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines welcomed back Arnold Schwarzenegger and some new actors to refresh the franchise and …

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‘Ted 2′ Review: Starring Seth MacFarlane, Mark Wahlberg & Amanda Seyfried

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Jun 25, 2015
‘Ted 2′ Review: Starring Seth MacFarlane, Mark Wahlberg & Amanda Seyfried

As talented as Seth MacFarlane (2014’s A Million Way to Die in the West) is on Family Guy and as fun and joyful as he is on Graham Norton’s interviews (if you haven’t watched those you really should), it’s a shame his storyline in Ted 2, the sequel to the hilarious 2012 comedy Ted, is not as well done. Trust me, I love a talking Teddy Bear as much as the next 8-year-old, but if you thought these characters acted stupid in the first film, it’s way over the top here.

About a year and a half has past since we last …

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‘Inside Out’ Review: Starring Amy Poehler, Bill Hader & Mindy Kaling

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Jun 18, 2015

The world of Disney Pixar has brought us glorious short and feature length films including the classic Toy Story trilogy, the sweet and touching Finding Nemo, my personal favorite WALL-E, the memorable UP and the adorable prequel Monsters University. Very much like Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar has a wonderful quality of making films that appeal to both children and adults. There’s always dialogue that adults are going to pick up on more than kids and always jokes that kids are going to laugh at more than adults. Pixar’s newest feat Inside Out may not quite be as impressive as it …

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‘Jurassic World’ Review: Starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard & Vincent D’Onofrio

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Jun 10, 2015

The time is finally here. One of the most anticipated films of the summer has come to theatres. Twenty-two years after the classic Jurassic Park was released, and 14 years since the totally unnecessary Jurassic Park III was released, the fourth film and hopefully the first of a franchise reboot of the Jurassic Park films is here. Steven Spielberg is back to produce, while Colin Trevorrow (2012’s Safety Not Guaranteed) steps in to direct. Jurassic World shows us what John Hammond dreamt about: a fully working dinosaur park where families could vacation and witness life from 65 million years ago. …

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‘Spy’ Review: Starring Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne & Jason Statham

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Jun 04, 2015

Melissa McCarthy and director/writer Paul Feig have a relationship that is on par to Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese or Johnny Depp and Tim Burton. Feig clearly knows how to write for her and McCarthy has all the goods to lead a comedy and now an action film! McCarthy has already proven herself as a comedic star and now she proves to be an action star in Spy.

Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is a CIA desk agent who assists field agent Bradley Fine (Jude Law) while he is out on duty. Cooper loves her job and her work, but also has …

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‘Entourage’ Review: Starring Adrian Grenier, Jeremy Piven & Kevin Connolly

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Jun 03, 2015

When one of HBO’s most beloved TV shows came to an end in September 2011, the fans longed for a film to extend the story of the four guys from Queens. Especially after that end credits scene in the finale, where major Hollywood agent Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven) takes a call from Hollywood studio head John Ellis (Alan Dale) while vacationing with his wife in Florence. Now four years later we get that story. The film picks up only 9 days after the finale, but after the opening credits, time jumps to 8 months later.

When big-time Hollywood movie star Vincent …

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