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Review: ‘Everything, Everything’ Starring Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson

by Brad Heyen / Published: May 18, 2017 at 6:45 pm   /   Movie Reviews

Everything, Everything is based on a young adult book of the same name and is a story about a teenage girl named Maddy Whittier (Amandla Stenberg) who is confined to her home due to a rare illness and has longed for but never stepped a foot outdoors. A short while after a few expository scenes, […]

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Review: ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul’ Starring Jason Ian Drucker, Tom Everett Scott, Alicia Silverstone

by Brad Heyen / Published: May 18, 2017 at 6:44 pm   /   Movie Reviews

If this movie did anything for me, it was that it reignited my childhood crush on Alicia Silverstone. Before you say anything, yes – I’m well aware I wasn’t within the target demographic of this film. However, I do still expect children’s movies to be at least somewhat intelligent and enjoyable for the adults who […]

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Review: Another Take on ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’

by Brad Heyen / Published: May 11, 2017 at 1:57 pm   /   Movie Reviews

Let me start by saying that 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy instantly became my favorite film in the MCU upon my initial viewing. Out of all of the FIFTEEN MCU feature-length films, the original Guardians is easily the one I’ve seen and love the most. There’s something about the obscurity and goofiness of the movie […]

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Summer Movies Preview 2017 – Top Ten Most Anticipated Films

by Brad Heyen / Published: May 1, 2017 at 12:19 pm   /   Film

It’s summertime and you know what that means! No, I’m not talking about baseball being in full swing or advising on the proper amount of sunscreen to use as you spend time outdoors. I’m talking about the onslaught of summer blockbusters about to hit theaters and race to the top of the box office. I’ve […]

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Review: ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’ Starring Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl

by Brad Heyen / Published: March 31, 2017 at 7:00 am   /   Movie Reviews

The Zookeeper’s Wife is based on the bestselling book of the same name, telling the true story of Antonina and Jan Zabinski. They were a married couple from Poland who owned and operated the Warsaw Zoo, using it as a safe harbor for hundreds of Polish Jews – trafficing them to safety over the course of World […]

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Review: Saban’s ‘Power Rangers’ (2017) Starring Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Banks

by Brad Heyen / Published: March 23, 2017 at 5:00 pm   /   Movie Reviews

The Power Rangers were once a big part of my life growing up. In a house of three boys in the ’90s, it was pretty much a given. While I have since fallen out of the world, it’s impossible to ignore that the Power Rangers franchise has maintained a massive fan base through several seasons […]

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Review: ‘Table 19’ Starring Anna Kendrick, Craig Robinson, June Squibb, Stephen Merchant

by Brad Heyen / Published: March 2, 2017 at 5:44 pm   /   Film, Movie Reviews

Anna Kendrick returns from animated form in last year’s massively successful Trolls to star in the forgettable Table 19 as Eloise, the former Maid of Honor at her oldest friend’s wedding. Coping from a text-induced break-up with Best Man and brother to the bride, Teddy (Wyatt Russell), Eloise opens the film struggling to decide whether […]

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Review: ‘Before I Fall’ Starring Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, Cynthy Wu

by Brad Heyen / Published: March 2, 2017 at 6:59 am   /   Movie Reviews

Have you ever thought of two of your favorite movies and wondered what it would be like to combine them into one? Before I Fall would be the result of the equation if you combined the 1993 Bill Murray classic Groundhog Day and Tina Fey’s 2004 gem Mean Girls. Unfortunately this film doesn’t deserve to […]

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Review: ‘Logan’ Starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen

by Brad Heyen / Published: February 18, 2017 at 4:19 am   /   Movie Reviews

Finally. as they portray much older and broken versions of the characters the audience is accustomed to seeing. Jackman is at his very best, giving a gripping performance throughout the film. New to the franchise, and a breakout star in this film, is Dafne Keen who plays Laura – a young girl in dire need […]

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