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La La Land Delights

Studio:Summit Entertainment (Lionsgate) Director:Damien Chazelle MPAA Rating:PG-13 (for some language) Screenwriter:Damien Chazelle Starring:Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt, Finn Wittrock, Callie Hernandez, Sonoya Mizuno, Jessica Rothe, Tom Everett Scott, Josh Pence Genre:Drama, Romance, Musical   This weekend theaters are going to be packed as moviegoers flock to see the latest spectacle of ‘Star Wars’ as ‘Rogue One’ is ... Read More »

The Founder Serves Up A Cautionary Tale

Studio:The Weinstein Company Director:John Lee Hancock MPAA Rating:PG-13 (for brief strong language) Screenwriter:Robert Siegel Starring:Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Linda Cardellini, Patrick Wilson, B.J. Novak, Laura Dern Genre:Drama The Founder is the film America needs to see right now. Featuring an Oscar worthy performance from Michael Keaton as the titular Ray Kroc the film tells a cautionary tale ... Read More »

Hidden Figures leaves us dreaming of big things for the future of the human race.

Release date:January 6, 2017 Studio:20th Century Fox Director:Theodore Melfi MPAA Rating: PG (for thematic elements and some language) Screenwriters:Alison Schroeder, Theodore Melfi Starring:Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge, Glen Powell Genre:Drama Official website:HiddenFiguresMovie.com| Facebook| Twitter| Instagram   Opening in wide release this weekend is Hidden Figures. The film is ... Read More »

Why Him? Because Vulgar and Jolly go together, that’s why.

Release date:December 23, 2016 Studio: 20th Century Fox Director:John Hamburg MPAA Rating:R (for strong language and sexual material throughout) Screenwriters:John Hamburg, Ian Helfer Starring:James Franco, Bryan Cranston, Zoey Deutch Genre:Comedy James Franco has to this point built a career out of playing losers and stoners with varying degrees of likability. In ‘Why Him?’ Franco takes this fine tuned personality to ... Read More »

Sausage Party is a mixed grocery bag

Release date:August 12, 2016 Studio:Sony Pictures Directors:Conrad Vernon, Greg Tiernan MPAA Rating:R (for strong crude sexual content, pervasive language, and drug use) Screenwriters:Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Kyle Hunter, Ariel Shaffir Starring:Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Salma Hayek, Edward Norton, David Krumholtz, Nick Kroll, Michael Cera, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, Bill Hader, Anders Holm, Paul Rudd, Danny McBride Genre:Comedy, Animation ... Read More »

DC and Warner Brothers continue to struggle with “catching up” to Marvel in their latest outing, Suicide Squad.

RELEASE DATE:August 5, 2016 (3D/2D theaters and IMAX) STUDIO:Warner Bros. Pictures DIRECTOR:David Ayer MPAA RATING:PG-13 (for sequences of violence and action throughout, disturbing behavior, suggestive content and language) SCREENWRITER: STARRING:Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez,Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood,Cara Delevingne, Adam Beach, Karen Fukuhara GENRE:Action, Adventure Written and Directed by David ... Read More »

We ain’t afraid of no Ghostbusters

RELEASE DATE:July 15, 2016 STUDIO:Columbia Pictures (Sony) DIRECTOR:Paul Feig MPAA RATING:PG-13 (for supernatural action and some crude humor) STARRING:Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Charles Dance, Michael Kenneth Williams, Chris Hemsworth GENRE:Comedy, Sci-Fi, Horror The long awaited third Ghostbusters film is finally here! But it’s not what the fans have been demanding for twenty years. It’s a (cue ... Read More »

The Angry Birds Movie

Release date:May 20, 2016 Studio:Columbia Pictures (Sony) Directors:Fergal Reilly, Clay Kaytis MPAA Rating:PG (for rude humor and action) Screenwriter:Jon Vitti Starring:Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Kate McKinnon, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Ike Barinholtz, Tituss Burgess, Bill Hader, Peter Dinklage Genre:Comedy, Animation Cinemas across the country will come to know why an island full of colorful birds has ... Read More »

Eye In The Sky

Release date: March 11, 2016 (limited) Studio: Bleecker Street Director: Gavin Hood MPAA Rating: R (for some violence images and language) Screenwriter: Guy Hibbert Starring: Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi, Jeremy Northam, Iain Glen, Phoebe Fox Genre: Drama, Thriller Eye In The Sky is a complicated film. It’s a war movie, yes. It’s a psychological thriller, yes. ... Read More »

Hail Caesar! Is Another Comedic Gem For the Coen Brothers

Release date: February 5, 2016 Studio: Universal Pictures Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen MPAA Rating: PG-13 Screenwriters: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen Starring: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum Genre: Comedy Review By: David S Dawson Hail Caesar! delivers on the unique blend of zany comedy, outrageous performances from big ... Read More »

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