‘American Ultra’ Review: Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart & Bill Pullman

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Aug 20, 2015

In 2009, Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart were both starting to break out as actors. He starred in Zombieland and Adventureland, which also starred Stewart, and she had two Twilight films under her belt with three more to go. Their best performances were yet to come in 2010’s The Social Network and 2013’s The Double for Eisenberg and with 2014’s Camp X-Ray and Clouds of Sils Maria for Stewart. Seeing these two actors share the screen again in this stoner action thriller comedy is the perfect way to reunite them. Taking a break from more dramatic roles, Eisenberg and Stewart …

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‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ Review: Starring Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer & Alicia Vikander

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Aug 13, 2015

Henry Cavil, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki and Hugh Grant starring in the same film set in the 1960s and directed by Guy Ritchie sounds like a fun time to me – and it is, it really really is.

Based off of the TV show of the same name from the 1960s created by Sam Rolfe, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. focuses on two completely different special agents that must work together in order to take down a mysterious criminal organization that is developing nuclear weapons. CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) is devishly handsome, charismatic and a little more laid …

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‘Fantastic Four’ Review: Starring Miles Teller, Kate Mara & Michael B. Jordan

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Aug 06, 2015

Never have I ever seen a movie where there was so much talent involved, in front of and behind the camera, all for it to be a huge let down and a total mess. Not only that, but the studio involved offers so much promise when it comes to superhero franchises and boosting both actor and directors’ careers. Which begs the question, what happened with director/writer Josh Trank’s (2012’s surprise hit Chronicle) vision of Fantastic Four and how did it turn in to this?

Fantastic Four opens with promise as we are introduced to young Reed and young Ben who become …

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‘Ricki and the Flash’ Review: Starring Meryl Streep, Mamie Gummer & Rick Springfield

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Aug 06, 2015

Director Jonathan Demme and writer Diablo Cody teamed up to create a film that is lively, witty, fun, a little crazy and musically delicious. It may not be either of the two’s best film ever, but for what its worth, Ricki and the Flash will please its targeted audience and is led by the immensely talented Meryl Streep.

Ricki Rendazzo (Meryl Streep), her given name is Linda Brummel, is the lead singer of her own rock band Ricki and the Flash based in California. Ricki performs nightly at the local dive bar singing classics by Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger …

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‘Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation’ Review: Starring Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson & Simon Pegg

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Jul 30, 2015

Almost 20 years since the first Mission: Impossible film debuted in 1996, Tom Cruise is back in this fifth installment of the franchise and has re-teamed up with director/writer Christopher McQuarrie (2013’s Jack Reacher). A total throwback to Brian De Palma’s original film, bigger stunts and action scenes than ever before and a female supporting character that is equally as badass and tough as Cruise himself, Rogue Nation may be the best film of the franchise yet.

After much skepticism about the IMF (Impossible Mission Force), the secret group of agents was shut down and is now being controlled by the CIA …

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‘Southpaw’ Review: Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker & Rachel McAdams

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Jul 23, 2015
‘Southpaw’ Review: Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker & Rachel McAdams

Jake Gyllenhaal is easily one of the best actors working today. His last few roles as a committed detective in Prisoners, an intoxicating and underrated performance in one of last year’s best Enemy and a slimy night crime scene cameraman in the incredible Nightcrawler were some of the best performances by any actor of the last five years. It’s a shame none of these performances were recognized by the Academy. Now in director Antoine Fuqua’s Southpaw, Gyllenhaal has amazed again as champion boxer Billy Hope. The story of a boxer overcoming challenges may have been done before, but its Gyllenhaal’s …

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‘Ant-Man’ Review: Starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly & Michael Douglas

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Jul 17, 2015

Paul Rudd in a superhero suit? Evangeline Lilly kicking some major but?? Heck yes! What’s not to like about Marvel’s Ant-Man? Maybe the name of the superhero? Well, Ant-Man definitely has its problems, but the cast isn’t one of them. And one thing is for sure; by the end of this movie you’ll care about ants more than you ever have.

Ex conman Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) has recently gotten out of prison and is looking to get back into the real world by getting his own place and finding a job. He adores his young daughter Cassie (Abby Ryder Fortson) …

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