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Review: ‘Free Fire’ Starring Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer, Sam Riley

by Jason Wiese / Published: April 21, 2017 at 8:42 am   /   Movie Reviews

Someone forgot to turn the safety on. In a time when the topic of gun violence has never been more controversial, it sounds psychotic take a risk on a film that is essentially 90 minutes of angry people shooting at each other. But when you throw in a ’70s-style aesthetic, an amusing ensemble of trigger-happy […]

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Ten Movies ’90s Kids Love… But Do They Hold Up?

by Jason Wiese / Published: March 16, 2017 at 9:00 am   /   Movie Reviews, Opinion

The Land Before Time (1988) Years before he used prehistoric creatures to frighten us, Steven Spielberg, along with his co-executive producer George Lucas and director Don Bluth, used them to warm our hearts. This animated family adventure tells the story of a group of young, lost dinosaurs of varying species that must evade “earth shakes,” […]

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Review: ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Starring Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John C. Reilly

by Jason Wiese / Published: March 10, 2017 at 9:00 am   /   Movie Reviews

Why do we need another King Kong movie? Including two same-title remakes (one in 1976 and Peter Jackson’s acclaimed 2005 update) the larger-than-life primate has officially bared the screen in seven films since first making his epic maiden voyage in 1933. So, why go for an eighth try? The answer coming from Warner Bros’ mouths […]

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Matt Reeves to Direct ‘The Batman.’ Looking to the Future of the DCEU

by Jason Wiese / Published: February 23, 2017 at 3:35 pm   /   Film

Well fanboys and fangirls – it finally happened. Matt Reeves has pulled a Jim Gordon and saved The Batman from the most stressful and publicly over-scrutinized development hell in recent memory. The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes director has officially signed on as Ben Affleck’s replacement. Now, I hope this comes as not only […]

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Ten Tremendous Oscar Bait Failures

by Jason Wiese / Published: February 20, 2017 at 7:34 pm   /   Film, Opinion

Just in time for the 89th annual Oscars ceremony Sunday, Feb. 26, let us look back on ten films that failed to get the attention from the Academy they believed they deserved. Three of our top picks just came out last year, and two of them star Will Smith. Here they are, in no particular […]

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Review: ‘A Cure for Wellness’ Starring Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth

by Jason Wiese / Published: February 17, 2017 at 12:01 pm   /   Movie Reviews

In previous reviews of mine, I have pondered my feelings over a few comedies based on the question, “If I laughed, is that enough to call it good?” In the case of A Cure for Wellness, which, by genre, is not a comedy, the question I pondered for the first half its run time was […]

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