• Glass Official Trailer

    Get ready to step into M. Night Shyamlan’s superhero universe as Universal Pictures releases the official trailer for his upcoming crossover film Glass. View trailer below.

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  • Bohemian Rhapsody Official Trailer

    The story of the iconic musical group gets told as 20th Century Fox releases the official trailer for their upcoming bio-pic feature Bohemian Rhapsody. View trailer below.

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  • Robin Hood Official Theatrical Trailer

    The fabled outlaw returns to the big screen as Lionsgate / Summit Entertainment releases the official theatrical trailer for their upcoming film Robin Hood. View trailer below.

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  • Skyscraper (2018) Review

    A SEMI-DECENT (IF NOT GENERIC) ACTION ENDEAVOR   Over the past several years, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has proven himself to a very “bankable” star in Hollywood. With a failed

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  • Midnight Sun (2018) Review

    A SOLID AND SINCERE “PAINT-BY-NUMBERS” TEEN DRAMA   Teen movies have become a dime a dozen in the Hollywood industry of filmmaking. While it’s most a subgenre of sorts (could

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Hearts Beat Loud (MovieMan Dan’s Guest Review)

SWEET, CHARMING, AND

SURE PUTS SMILE ON YOUR FACE


 

“Hearts Beat Loud” is the latest feature film from indie writer-director: Brett Haley of “I’ll See You in My Dreams” and “The Hero” fame. Ahead of a well-received Sundance debut back in January – this film was picked up by the folks at Gunpowder & Sky who after touring the film at various film festivals all Spring have now begun the film’s theatrical release… It was a busy weekend where I had three other films to see but I managed to find the time to check out this film for myself along the way but before I dive in with my thoughts on the flick, here’s a brief plot synopsis for those who are wondering what the film is actually about. Read more

Ocean’s 8 (2018) Review

A FUN SPIRITUAL SUCESSOR


 

Back in 2001, director Steven Soderbergh released Ocean’s 11, a remake of the classic heist film of the same name from the 1960. Much like that original film, Soderbergh’s Ocean’s 11 is the title character of Danny Ocean assemble a team (each with their own unique abilities) to pull off a heist from a Las Vegas casino. While the original movie had the cast of famed celebrities of its time (i.e. Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., etc.) this remake of Ocean’s 11 enlisted the acting talents of several prominent and famous actors of current Hollywood, including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Julia Roberts, Andy Garcia, and several others. The film was met with positive reviews from both fans and critics alike and did make its money back (and then some) at the box office, scoring roughly $450 million against its $85 million production budget. Given the success of Ocean’s 11, Hollywood (being Hollywood) decided to green light two sequels to the franchise, creating Ocean’s 12 in 2004 and Ocean’s 13 in 2007, with Steven Soderbergh returning to direct both films. However, despite with the main cast returning (even adding actress Catherine Zeta-Jones in the 2004 sequel), Ocean’s 12 was okay; considered to the weakest entry in the trilogy due to its slow start and overly complexed plot. That being said, the trilogy concluded on a more satisfying note with 2007’s Ocean’s 13, which added actor Al Pacino as the team’s main antagonist. Now, with a time gap of eleven years, it’s time to return to Ocean’s heist world as Warner Bros. Pictures and director Gary Ross present the film Ocean’s 8. Does this spiritual successor sequel find its “Ocean” heist groove within its female cast or is it just simply rehashed idea from the recycled product from recent Hollywood? Read more

Adrift (2018) Review

DIFFCULTLY STAYING AFLOAT


 

Tales of survival have always fascinated people. It’s an enigma that’s just as elusive as the dangerous journey of survival, but there’s just something about these stories that keeps viewers invested in the tales being told and the overall outcome of what happens to the individual / individuals. Whether it’s the battling the uncontrollable elements of nature and the surrounding area of wildlife to the psychological mental breakdown of a person’s sanity, tales of survival are captivating in their own right, finding a sort of inspirational silver lining in this dangerous (almost life and death) scenario. Of course, Hollywood has taken a shine to producing such survival stories to the big screen, including fictional ones like The Mountain Between Us, The Martian, The Revenant, and Cast Away to films being based on true life events like Apollo 13, The Impossible, Into the Wild, Alive, Everest, and 127 H? ours. Now, STX Films, Huyai Brothers Pictures, and director Baltasar Kormakur present the latest survival film Adrift, based on the true-life account of Tami Oldham Ashcraft. Does this newest survival tale find its stride (and isolation spirt) on the open waters or does it get lost in its own cinematic sea? Read more

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