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Bridge of Spies– A solid ‘based on true events ‘ Steven Speilberg movie. Tom Hanks plays insurance company lawyer James Donovan in the late 50’s during the Cold War. He’s recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court. The … Continue reading

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The Revenant

The Revenant is a hell of a survival movie. Hugh Glass is leading a fur trapping expedition in 1820. It’s the dead of winter and their expedition get’s attacked by Indians (Pawnee I think). Another group of white men (French) attacked … Continue reading

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It Follows

It Follows rode a hype wave when it first hit the film fest scene in 2014. Check out that poster. How ominous looking is that? The movie maintains that tension through almost it’s entire run time. It Follows is about a … Continue reading

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Movie Mangerie 3

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl– This one will hit you right in the tender parts. Greg (Me in the title) is a high school senior who’s spent his time floating around every click. He struggles to socialize, has … Continue reading

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Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is my favorite Marvel movie and Civil War looked to be the one to unseat it. While I think it’ll take some more time and a few more viewings to make that definitive decision, it’s … Continue reading

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Menagerie of Movies 2

Deadpool– In development and then shelved for years by Fox, Deadpool is vindication for Ryan Reynolds. He’s been in a string of underperforming movies and Deadpool was the pet project he couldn’t get made. So the tide turns and this … Continue reading

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Creed

Creed turned out better than I think everyone on the outside of production thought it would. It’s got the three staples of a great film present and accounted for. A great script. Brilliant concept and writing to further the best Rocky … Continue reading

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The Lennon Report

Screened at the Beverly Hills Film Festival on April 9th, 2016 Full disclosure: I’m friends with director/co-writer Jeremy Profe Personally, I’ve never looked into John Lennon’s death in any detail. I knew the basics that he was shot in NYC … Continue reading

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

This is a tough one. I’m a mark for Batman and was anxious to see this from the moment it was announced. I don’t agree with the brutal reviews, but it’s undeniable that a lot of weird choices were made … Continue reading

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The Hateful Eight

The poster above is perfect for this movie. It makes complete sense after you’ve watched it. I consider myself a casual fan of Quentin Tarantino, I can live without most of his material and completely dig a few of his … Continue reading

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Based On Actual Events

Johnny Depp really struts his stuff in this one. As notorious mobster. James “Whitey” Bulger, Depp runs with the devil (and a few hours worth of top notch prosthetic make up). Whitey came up as a small-town criminal in South … Continue reading

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Crimson Peak

Full disclosure: I’m a big Guillermo del Toro fan, he’s one of my favorite directors. I’m biased towards whatever he has a hand in, I like his quirks and indulgences. Crimson Peak is a place that should be swallowed by … Continue reading

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