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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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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 exception is John C. Reilly as Hank […]

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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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