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From The Five Dollar Bin: Iron Man 3

Release Date: May 3,2013 MPAA Rating:PG-13 Director: Shane Black Studio: New Line Cinema Genre: Action Stars: Robert Downey Jr. Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce This movie makes me really sad. Not because it’s a bad film, but because it could signal the end of an era. Tony Stark has been Robert Downey Jr. since day one and he portrayed ... Read More »

Family movie of the Week: Big Hero 6

Marvel and Disney have not missed since they got together. The many Avengers based movies to recent mega hit Guardians of the Galaxy have made boat loads of money and gained critical success with the only people that count, comic fans. Now after taking a little known comic property and turning it in to a world wide box office hit ... Read More »

A Look Back At Guardians of the Galaxy

MPAA Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 121 Mins. Director: James Gunn Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure Stars: Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 coming out May 5th, 2107 we take a look back at the first Guardians of the Galaxy . The threat of universal destruction is on the horizon from Ronan, a ... Read More »

Go Go Power Rangers!

The Power Rangers were a very large part of my early years. I remember watching every episode on Fox network, owning all the toys, and practicing my Hip-Hopkido (shout out to the original Black Ranger). I was all about the Power Rangers. I won’t lie, I was one of the old school fans that crapped all over the new armor ... Read More »

Beauty and the Beast is Visually Stunning But Nothing New

Beauty and the Beast, a childhood Disney favorite of mine and many others worldwide is next up to release a live-action remake. These remakes, as of yet, have been rather mundane in their attempts to recapture the magic of the original animated classics. But Beauty and the Beast could be the one that breaks this chain of mediocrity and deliver ... Read More »

They finally Let Wolverine Out of His Cage and It Is Near Perfection

Release date:March 3, 2017 (3D/2D theaters and IMAX 3D) Studio:20th Century Fox Director:James Mangold MPAA Rating:R (for strong brutal violence and language throughout, and for brief nudity) Screenwriters:David James Kelly, Michael Green Starring:Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant, Stephen Merchant, Eriq La Salle, Elise Neal, Elizabeth Rodriguez Genre:Action, Adventure Official website:TheWolverinemovie.com| Facebook| Twitter Read More »

Movie Review (Live By Night)

Release date:December 25, 2016 (limited; wide: Jan. 13) Studio:Warner Bros. Pictures Director:Ben Affleck MPAA Rating:R (for strong violence, language throughout, and some sexuality/nudity) Screenwriter:Ben Affleck Starring:Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning, Brendan Gleeson, Chris Messina, Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana, Chris Cooper Genre:Drama, Thriller, Crime   The gangster film has been done three times over and now Mr. Affleck has added another entry ... Read More »

Movie Review (The Birth of A Nation)

Release date:January 10, 2017 Studio:Fox Searchlight Pictures Director:Nate Parker MPAA Rating:R (for disturbing violent content, and some brief nudity) Screenwriter:Nate Parker Starring:Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Mark Boone Jr., Colman Domingo, Aunjanue Ellis, Dwight Henry, Aja Naomi King, Esther Scott, Roger Guenveur Smith, Gabrielle Union, Penelope Ann Miller, Jackie Earle Haley Genre:Drama, Biography   The Birth of a Nation is gives ... Read More »

(Movie Review) Suicide Squad

RELEASE DATE: December 13,2016 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 What happens when you take essentially criminally insane baddies ... Read More »

(Movie Review) Jason Bourne

RELEASE DATE:July 29, 2016 STUDIO:Universal Pictures DIRECTOR:Paul Greengrass MPAA RATING:PG-13 (for intense sequences of violence and action, and brief strong language) SCREENWRITERS:Anthony Peckham, Christopher Rouse STARRING:Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel, Tommy Lee Jones GENRE:Action Ok, so Jeremy Renner didn’t work out as the new Bourne stand-in with the last iteration of the popular spy series. But hey, ... Read More »

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