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Movie Review: “Kingsman: The Golden Circle”

Matthew Vaughn has only directed 6 features, 4 of which he also wrote the screenplay for.  Prior to “The Golden Circle”, each of these had their own freshness to them, something unique that he brought to the screen.  “The Golden Circle” marks the first time he’s written and directed a sequel to his own work, [...]

By |September 22nd, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

7 Things I Loved About “The Lego Ninjago Movie” (and 2 I didn’t)

We have yet again found ourselves in the fortunate situation of having another Lego movie being released in theaters this weekend. I've said this before and I'm certain I'll say it again, but every time I hear about one of these movies I assume they are going to basically be 2 hour long commercials.  And [...]

By |September 20th, 2017|Movie Reviews|1 Comment

Experimental films find a home in Jerome

The 5th annual Jerome Indie Film and Music Festival wrapped up another successful weekend of independent film, indie music, art and trains. Returning to the hills of Jerome Arizona, the festival recaptured the magic of its very first incarnation from years ago. Returning for my fifth straight year at the festival, I took a different [...]

By |September 17th, 2017|Independent Film, Movie Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “mother!”

“mother!” is a cinematic paradox.  After days of reflection, I’ve conceded that it resides equally on two planes of existence.  It is clever, complex, and a biting satire, yet also simple minded, heavy handed and unnecessary.  Its paradox extends into our critiquing as we were repeatedly asked not to spoil any plot points.  While we [...]

By |September 15th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “IT” (2017)

Movies inspired by Stephen King’s fiction are more apt to be called “adaptations” than most other based-on-a-bestseller works.  Love ‘em or hate ‘em it’s generally agreed that King’s books contain elements that can’t be accurately conveyed on film or shouldn’t be attempted.  2017 has brought us two such extremes in King-Flicks.  “The Dark Tower” approached [...]

By |September 8th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Vince Flynn’s American Assassin

During some cursory research for this book, I learned that it’s not the first book in the series that I initially thought, but rather the eleventh. As such, fans of Vince Flynn have already been introduced to Mitch Rapp who has quite the following in the spy/thriller genre. Being introduced to this character with this [...]

By |September 7th, 2017|Book Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Stephen King’s IT

What I have come to think of as the hardest book to Google, “It” has kept more people awake and made a fear of clowns something not to snicker at but as a generation of readers, our own type of Losers Club that only we understood. What better way to kick off the fall season [...]

By |September 7th, 2017|Book Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “The Hitman’s Bodyguard”

Buddy-Cop movies have a long history in Cinema, one that is easily divided between painful duds and memorable favorites.  But “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” doesn’t neatly fall into either of these categories. Instead, it’s a smorgasbord of various story threads that never quite weaves together a cohesive film.  It has the aura of one of those [...]

By |August 18th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature”

It’s been a few years since we last caught up with Surly, Andie and the rest of the gang.  In that time, they have made a life for themselves....in the condemned peanut shop from the first film.  Living high off the hog, they have stayed under the radar, Surly has become the respected leader and [...]

By |August 14th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “Kidnap”

Halle Berry demonstrates time and again how magnetic her presence is on the silver screen.  She made her feature film debut in Tony Scott's The Last Boy Scout in 1991.  She has won an Academy Award for her lead performance in Monster’s Ball and has been a Bond Girl, the epitome of actresses the world [...]

By |August 5th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments