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June, 2017

  • 27 June

    Trailer: ‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’ Brings Winnie the Pooh to Life

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    Release date: October 13, 2017 Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures Director: Simon Curtis MPAA Rating: PG (for thematic elements, some bullying, war images and brief language) Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly Macdonald, Will Tilston, Stephen Campbell Moore, Alex Lawther, Richard McCabe, Nico Mirallegro, Geraldine Somerville, Phoebe Waller-Bridge “Goodbye Christopher Robin” gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children’s …

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  • 26 June

    Trailer: The Bellas Go on Tour in ‘Pitch Perfect 3’

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    Release date: December 22, 2017 Studio: Universal Pictures Director: Trish Sie MPAA Rating: N/A Starring: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Britanny Snow, Ruby Rose, John Lithgow, Ester Dean, Kelley Jakle, Hana Mae Lee, Chrissie Fit, Anna Camp, Shelley Regner, DJ Khaled Now graduated from college and out in the real world where it takes more than a cappella to get by, …

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  • 23 June

    Movie Review: ‘The Exception’ Finds Romance at the Kaiser’s Place

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    Christopher Plummer is such a fine actor that he seems gracious to share the screen with Jai Courtney and Lily James in this romantic war drama The Exception. His acting must have rubbed off on them as well as they’re both surprisingly good for such subtle roles of a familiar tale. Their acting becomes the saving grace of a movie …

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  • 22 June

    Disney Ditches ‘Han Solo’ Directors in Favor of Ron Howard

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    There’s trouble aboard the Millennium Falcon. The much hyped Star Wars anthology film centering around a young Han Solo isn’t going as smoothly as hoped. News that the flick had lost its directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller crept onto the internet yesterday. Now, however, Ron Howard has stepped in to take the helm. Phil Lord and Chris Miller had already …

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  • 21 June

    Movie Review: ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Is More Carnage, Noise and Junk

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    The Transformers movies are an endurance test to see how much excess a viewer can handle. How many explosions and CGI robots can be tossed at the screen before they become meaningless visuals? How many one-liners and expositional passages can the characters deliver until they are all seen as mere ciphers for action? How many convoluted arcs about the Transformers’ …

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  • 20 June

    Scarlett Johansson Confirms over 60 Marvel Characters to Appear in ‘Infinity War’

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    It seems like more and more Marvel movies are including more and more characters. Captain America: Civil War, for example, was basically an Avengers movie in it’s own right. So now that an actual Avengers movie is rolling around–Avengers: Infinity War–how many characters can we expect? According to Scarlett Johansson, a whole heck of a lot! The actress appeared on The Late …

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  • 19 June

    Movie Review: ‘Band Aid’ Is a Warm Melody of Dramedy

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    The music at play in Band Aid is a coping mechanism for a couple trying to come to terms with their unsure relationship, hovering in that awkward void between divorce and parenthood. They seemed to once be a fun and ambitious duo that had their own brand of humor and high prospects for their futures. Now at a crossroads of …

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  • 16 June

    Movie Review: ‘The Book of Henry’ Is Clever, Inventive and Unpredictable

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    The Book of Henry is a film that comes as a bit of a challenge to sell its genius. There is never a point when the film accepts one genre or tone, always throwing the viewer for a loop. The movie begins with the whimsy of an unorthodox family comedy, twists into a somber drama of loss and contorts into …

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  • 16 June

    Movie Review: ‘Cars 3’ Burns Out What Little Gas It Had

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    I find myself with questions I shouldn’t be asking for the premise of Cars 3, but could you blame me? This surprisingly somber and sentimental entry of the saga focuses on when the automotive citizens of this cars-only universe get old. There are now newer, flashier and younger (?) racers that are replacing the old guard. What happens when the …

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  • 15 June

    Trailer: Daniel Radcliffe Struggles for Survival in ‘Jungle’

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    Release date: 2017 Studio: Babber Films Director: Greg McLean MPAA Rating: N/A Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Thomas Kretschmann, Alex Russell, Lily Sullivan, Jacek Koman, Yasmin Kassim, Luis Jose Lopez, Joel Jackson, Angie Milliken A group of friends trek into the Bolivian jungle with a fraudulent guide.  

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  • 14 June

    Chris Evans Extends Captain America Contract with Marvel for Infinity War

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    The more Chris Evans we can get, the better! That’s why the recent news about him extending his Marvel contract is a joyous occasion, indeed. Chris Evans has played Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America, since Captain America: The First Avenger came out in 2011. Originally, he signed on to do six movies with Marvel total. As the end of his contract …

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  • 13 June

    Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ Trailer Is Already Massively Popular

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    Move over, Thor! Look out, Iron Man! There’s a new Marvel hero entering the cinematic universe, and he’s a force to be reckoned with. A lesser known character called Black Panther is getting his very own movie. The trailer just came out, and it’s already a smashing success. The character of Black Panther, a.k.a. T’Challa, doesn’t have the advantage of …

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  • 12 June

    Trailer: Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ Introduces the King of Wakanda

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    Release date: February 16, 2018 Studio: Walt Disney Pictures, Marvel Studios Director: Ryan Coogler MPAA Rating: N/A Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home …

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  • 9 June

    Movie Review: ‘The Mummy’ Shuffles and Stumbles with Monsters and Adventure

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    Universal makes it very clear in their new CGI opening that The Mummy is the first picture in the Dark Universe, a franchise that will showcase all their classic movie monsters for the 21st century. Their first entry is perhaps the trickiest. How do you sell a mummy as a terrifying monster? Even when overlooking the cartoonish mutations of a bandaged …

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  • 9 June

    Movie Review: ‘The Hero’ Takes the Cowboy Hat off Sam Elliott

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    The Hero poses the very real and depressing question about the iconic Sam Elliott: What if he died? Would he be remembered as a great actor or only be known as the cowboy with the mustache that took comfort in the dude’s abide? Would his last role be that of another cowboy, wearing the same hat and same clothing that …

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