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Film Review: ‘Thoroughbreds’ Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Olivia Cooke, Anton Yelchin

by Jason Wiese / Published: March 9, 2018 at 8:50 am   /   Movie Reviews

Really, really, really ‘Mean Girls’ Back in your high school days, did you ever have a friend who was the polar opposite of you? Perhaps you had differences in social class, style, ambition, enter your category here. What was the spark that began the friendship? Were you thrown together as partners on a class project? […]

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Film Review: ‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’

by Jason Wiese / Published: January 26, 2018 at 7:59 am   /   Movie Reviews

Not quite the ‘Cure’ for the YA Novel genre. The dystopian young adult novel genre seems to be on its last breath. It really started to show signs of suffering in 2016. The Hunger Games had already wrapped up with Mockingjay – Part 2, so we were left with the third installment of the Divergent […]

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Film Review: ‘Suburbicon’ Starring Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac

by Jason Wiese / Published: October 27, 2017 at 8:25 am   /   Movie Reviews

It’s time to move out Last week, I gave the Michael Fassbender-led “thriller” The Snowman a ZERO STAR rating (see my review here), citing that I could not tell if it was failing in its attempt to be a serious crime drama or successful in its attempt to be a hilarious, intentionally cheesy detective film […]

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Film Review: ‘The Snowman’ Starring Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg

by Jason Wiese / Published: October 20, 2017 at 8:24 am   /   Movie Reviews

Tommy Wiseau and Stieg Larsson walk into a bar…

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Review: ‘Evil Dead The Musical’ is Off-Broadway, Off-Kiltered, and Awfully Good

by Jason Wiese / Published: October 13, 2017 at 4:20 pm   /   Live Theater Reviews

In my early years of teenhood, I was beginning to develop an appreciation for the horror genre. Considering myself a late bloomer, my interests looked past any of the modern Blumhouse productions and more toward the gritty, gory, unadulterated classics that not even my own parents could stomach. Thus, the film that really changed it […]

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Film Review: ‘The Foreigner’ Starring Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan

by Jason Wiese / Published: October 13, 2017 at 2:59 pm   /   Movie Reviews

Chan and Brosnan fight… to be the star of the show   I believe there are many of us who, for years, have been asking the same question: where the hell has Jackie Chan been? Apparently, America’s favorite martial arts action star has been brushing up on his acting skills. The 63-year-old actor makes an […]

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Review: Christopher Nolan’s DUNKIRK

by Jason Wiese / Published: July 21, 2017 at 8:27 am   /   Movie Reviews

There is plenty to admire about the film, particularly on its technical level. Shot on 70mm film, the gorgeous cinematography captures highly realistic battle sequences by sea, air and land. The special effects department takes a cue from Mad Max: Fury Road, using practical effects as often as possible, which opens the imagination to how some […]

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Review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Michael Rooker, Kurt Russell

by Jason Wiese / Published: May 5, 2017 at 9:30 am   /   Movie Reviews

Do you know the feeling you get when you see a movie you love for the first time? From the first frame following the opening credits to the exciting conclusion, along the way you are exposed to images of beauty, moments of emotional gravity and characters who feel like family. Before you even leave the […]

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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. Free Fire, directed by Ben Wheatley (sharing a screenwriting credit with Amy Jump), is not your classic western-style gunfight. If that were the case, there would be a distinguishable “hero” and antagonist in this war. With the exception of Larson’s Justine, who usually has her head on straight […]

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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)

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