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“Rocketman” Joins Masterful Musicals in the Best of Ways [Review]

Rocketman made me unbearably angry at Bohemian Rhapsody all over again. Dexter Fletcher directed both, picking up the reigns on the Queen biopic after continual problem child Bryan Singer was fired by Fox, steering the ego-driven ship to an incredible audience and critical response, nabbing a multitude of awards (like Emmys, BAFTAs, and the Oscar for Best […]

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REVIEW “Papa Hemingway In Cuba”

There are a certain set of historically bent films I can’t live without.  Midnight In Paris is one, with the masterful portrayal of Ernest Hemingway by Corey Stoll reigniting the filmgoing public’s love affair with Papa.  We got the Hemingway and Gellhorn film with Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman, a great idea on paper but […]

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“Green Room” Punktastic Horror Review

Seeing a new film with a fresh audience is usually either a really terrible experience, or a really awesome one.  I was lucky enough to attend a screening of Green Room at the SF Alamo, where texting and talking are STRICTLY forbidden. This helped the overall feel of writer/director Jeremy Saulnier’s film. Sometimes touring can be hard, […]

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“Demolition”: Best Loss Therapy, Review

Not many people will see this film, and it’s a crying shame.  Director Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club, Young Victoria) has created a beautiful ode to the weird and sometimes damaging way people deal with the loss of a loved one.  This film should be nominated (and win) so many awards, the directing and editing alone […]

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“The Jungle Book”: Favreau’s Retelling Is Gorgeous, Review

I love classic Disney cartoons.  Do they tell the stories accurately?  Not even remotely.  Do they stay with you in song and visuals for most of your life?  YEP! When director/actor Jon Favreau announced his intention to do a new version of the Rudyard Kipling story The Jungle Book, I was surprised.  We’d had a live […]

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“10 Cloverfield Lane”: Tense, Loud, Review

Is the evil within greater than the evil outside?  Billed as “a distant blood relative” of 2008’s Cloverfield, 10 Cloverfield Lane isn’t what you’re expecting, no matter WHAT you’re expecting.  Even though yes, it *is* a Bad Robot picture, this film is it’s own little bombshelter universe. This is director Dan Trachtenberg’s FIRST FEATURE, and boyhowdy does […]

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“The Sheik”: Review From Mr. Sparta

(Editor’s Note: This review comes to us from Aggressor Jason Sparta, the man behind our Creature Feature reviews.) Hello, folks, Mister Sparta here.  I may be the man behind the Creature Feature reviews, taking great joy in watching horror movies and breaking them down for you, the reader. But, this time, in lieu of my […]

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“The VVitch”: Review Of New Horror Film

Just in time for the Easter season, a new cinematic tale of family, faith, and witches.  What, you thought I was going to be talking about Risen?  The film in which Voldemort’s brother Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) and Draco Malfoy (Tom Felton) go hunting for another Chosen One?  Because there are lots of theaters apparently promoting Risen and The VVitch […]

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“The Forest”: Review, Semi-Spoilers

I need to start by complaining, and I’m sorry in advance.  It seems to be an ongoing complaint that when I go to a screening (or even a regular showing), but the amount of entitled assholes (both sexes) who go to movies to talk at full volume and laugh during the ‘high tension’ moments is […]

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“The Shannara Chronicles”: MTV’s Next Big Y/A Fantasy Series

I will start with saying I’ve not read the book series “The Original Shannara Trilogy” that this new series on MTV is based on.  Most of the time, I have at least some passing understanding of the source material before I dive into watching a tv adaptation.  But this time, I’m going off of my […]

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