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Top 8 Movies To Watch During Halloween

So, here we are on Halloween. Ghouls, goblins, monsters, and mayhem are on the horizon! But you ask yourself “What should I do?”, “Where should I go?”, “What should I watch?”. These are all excellent questions! Which is why I’m here to help. Here are some of my personal favorite Scary movies to watch during this time. Read More »

Annabelle: Creation Not Nearly As Bad As It Could Be

She’s back! In Annabelle: Creation,” Former toy maker Sam Mullins and his wife, Esther, are happy to welcome a nun and six orphaned girls into their California farmhouse. Years earlier, the couple’s seven-year-old daughter Annabelle died in a tragic car accident. Terror soon strikes when one child sneaks into a forbidden room and finds a seemingly innocent doll that appears ... Read More »

Dead Men May Tell No Tales But This Film Tells a Great One!

Release date:May 26, 2017 (3D/2D theaters and IMAX) Studio:Walt Disney Pictures Directors:Espen Sandberg, Joachim Rønning MPAA Rating:PG-13 (for sequences of adventure violence, and some suggestive content) Screenwriter:Jeff Nathanson Starring:Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, Kevin R. McNally, Stephen Graham, Golshifteh Farahani, Kaya Scodelario, Brenton Thwaites, Orlando Bloom, Paul McCartney, David Wenham, Stephen Graham, Keira Knightley Genre:Comedy, Action, Adventure Official website:Disney.com/Pirates| ... Read More »

Alien: Covenant the Retelling

So to start out, this is unfortunately another film in a long list of films that substitute graphics for storyline. From the very beginning we are jumped right into the action with hardly any set up at all. I mean, we have a brief intro to how David came to be, but beyond that there is nothing. As the film ... Read More »

Acting, painting, drawing, ART!

We are an unusual breed, we artists. We thrive in the tumult of life. We use the experiences of our lives to elevate those around us, to help them seek beauty in their own lives. We struggle so that others may know joy, laughter, sorrow, depth…love. Read More »

Where is the Story? A Critique of Modern Cinema

Modern movies: modern movies seem to be lacking something these days. Something that had kept the industry moving for decades. That thing is story. That thing is substance. Read More »

The Bye Bye Man: Well, at least, the title is accurate.

  Studio:STX Entertainment Director:Stacy Title MPAA Rating:R (for bloody horror violence, language and some sexuality) Screenwriter:Jonathan Penner Starring:Carrie-Anne Moss, Faye Dunaway, Douglas Smith, Cressida Bonas, Lucien Laviscount, Douglas Jones Genre:Thriller, Horror   Let me start off by saying, that I apologize to the filmmakers who put this together. I know that you worked very hard and put your heart and ... Read More »

Their Finest: The title does not deceive

Their Finest, a beautifully shot film set against the dark and dismal landscape of 1940’s England. First off to say that the cinematography in this film was outstanding. Everything from Landscapes to the interior shots were magnificent! The story starts out what are young lady played by Gemma Arterton who’s applying for, what she believes is, a secretarial position. She ... Read More »

Split: Wow! M. Night strikes gold on this one!

Studio:Universal Pictures, Blumhouse Productions Director:M. Night Shyamalan MPAA Rating:PG-13 (for disturbing thematic content and behavior, violence and some language) Screenwriter:M. Night Shyamalan Starring:James McAvoy, Anya Taylor Joy, Betty Buckley, Jessica Sula, Haley Lu Richardson Genre:Thriller Let me just say that after a couple of debacles M. Night is back on top with this one! What a major performance from the ... Read More »

The Fate of the Furious: An Unexpected Thrill Ride.

So, to start this off, I really did NOT want this film to be good, however I must concede. This film was, in fact, rather good! Read More »

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