‘Freeheld’ tells an important story but doesn’t do that story justice

Julianne Moore as Laurel Hastert and Ellen Page as Stacie Andree in 'Freeheld'

Starring:  Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Steve Carrell, Michael Shannon, Josh Charles, Skip Sudduth, Luke Grimes, Mary Birdsong, Mina Sundwall, Kelly Deadmon and Gabriel Luna Writer(s):  Ron Nyswaner Director(s):  Peter Sollett In the United States, only New Jersey labels its county legislators as “freeholders” and this is a film about what the freeholders who ran Ocean […] … Read More

Benecio del Toro is brilliant in the outstanding 'Sicario'

‘Sicario’ hits it out of the ballpark

Starring:  Emily Blunt, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Victor Garber, Jon Bernthal, Daniel Kaluuya, Jeffrey Donovan, Raoul Trujillo, Julio Cedillo, Hank Rogerson, Bernardo Saracino and Maximilliano Hernandez Writer(s):  Taylor Sheridan Director(s):  Denis Villeneuve Bleak.  Gritty.  Raw.  Realistic.  Gripping.  There are at least two dozen adjectives that can be properly applied to describe Sicario, the latest […] … Read More

Wes Craven holding up the head of "Ghostface"

Director Wes Craven has passed away

  Writer/director Wes Craven died over the weekend at his home in Los Angeles.  A spokesperson for the renowed director reports that his death followed a battle with brain cancer.  He was 76 years of age. Wes Craven was born in Cleveland, OH in 1939 and raised by a strict Baptist family.  Since his parents […] … Read More

Matthew Goode and Ben Affleck face off in 'Self/less'

Director Tarsem Singh’s ‘Self/less’ is sadly, soulless

Starring:  Ryan Reynolds, Matthew Goode, Natalie Martinez, Victor Garber, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Dockery,  Derek Luke, Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen and Melora Hardin Writer(s):  David Pastor and Alex Pastor Director(s):  Tarsem Singh Human beings have been in search of immortality since we first learned about death.  Self/less is the latest in a long line of films exploring the […] … Read More

Ronnie Amell and Max in 'Max'

‘Max’ may be the dog of a movie some think it is

Starring:  Josh Wiggins, Thomas Haden Church, Lauren Graham, Dejon LaQuake, Robbie Amell, Luke Kleintank, Jay Hernandez, Mia Xitali, Joseph Julian Soria and Owen Harn Writer(s):  Sheldon Lettich and Boaz Yakin Director(s):  Boaz Yakin Prior to the Second Gulf War we heard all about WMDs (Weapons of Mass Destruction).  Max is a movie about MWDs (Military […] … Read More

Arnold Schwarzenegger in 'Terminator Genisys'

‘Terminator Genisys’ Disappoints

Starring:  Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, J. K. Simmons, Lee Byung-hun, Wayne Bastrup, Matt Smith and Courtney B. Vance Writer(s):  Laeta Kalogradis and Patrick Lussier (screenplay and story), James Cameron and Gale Ann Hurd (characters) Director(s):  Alan Taylor Terminator:  Salvation failed to successfully reboot the franchise in 2009, earning back just over […] … Read More

Mark Wahlberg, Amanda Seyfried and Ted in 'Ted 2'

‘Ted 2′ is funny, but not as funny as the original

Starring:  Mark Wahlberg, Amanda Seyfried, Seth MacFarlane, Jessica Barth, Morgan Freeman, Giovanni Ribisi, Sam J. Jones, Michael Dorn, Patrick Warburton, Ron Canada and Richard Schiff Writer(s):  Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin, Wellesley Wild Director(s):  Seth MacFarlane If you’re planning to see Ted 2 and you didn’t see the original, don’t worry.  It’s self-contained.  The original was […] … Read More

Chris Pratt in 'Jurassic World'

‘Jurassic World’ went giant rather than just standing pat

Although it doesn’t really compare to the original, ‘Jurassic World’ is one fun ride. … Read More

Director Justin Lin may have revealed title for newest 'Star Trek' film with hashtag, #StarTrekBeyond.

Get ready for ‘Star Trek Beyond’, says Justin Lin

Director Justin Lin tweets photo from set of new ‘Star Trek’ film, possibly reveal title with hashtag #StarTrekBeyond. … Read More

James Horner – An Appreciation


It’s sad to know that we’ll never hear another original James Horner composition again. … Read More

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