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  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Embrace The Hype – Review

    Early on, I had a bad feeling about this, but hope saw me through to a solid movie with a thrilling ending. Felicity Jones stars as Jyn Erso – a young lady whose father, Galen Erso (Mads Mikkelsen), was a brilliant scientist forced by the Empire to design plans for a humongous weapon of mass destruction (the one we call The Death Star). The Rebellion has a vague understanding this weapon could give The Empire unmatched power to rule the […]

  • Office Christmas Party – Someone Forgot to Spike the Eggnog – Review

    I know you think this might be a documentary about your company’s annual holiday party, but Office Christmas Party falls short of your wildest dreams and desires, much like most parties do. Jason Bateman stars as Josh – the Chief Technical Officer for a data storage company full of bitter, lackadaisical employees.  The new CEO, Carol (Jennifer Aniston), inherited the place from her father, and she has been running roughshod over everything and anything he created. Now, she is demanding […]

  • Incarnate – Aaron Eckhart gets PAID! – Review

    Aaron Eckhart must have been paid some BIG BANK to make this Incarnate slop. Eckhart stars as Dr. Seth Ember – an incarnate who battles demons by entering the minds of those who are possessed.  More badass than those exorcist dudes, Seth has been chasing after a particular demon, Mary, who may have shown up in a possessed teen boy, Cameron (David Mazouz). For Seth, this one is personal!  So, he sets off to do battle with Mary one more […]

  • Moana – The Rock Sings! – Review

    The Rock is ready to sing his way into your heart this Thanksgiving. Are you ready to let him in? In this Disney animated holiday adventure, Auli’i Cravalho stars as Moana – the next in line to lead her Hawaiian tribe.  While life on their island has been idyllic, the future is starting to look bleak as crops fail and fishermen struggle to bring back anything to eat. To solve the dilemma, Moana wants to set sail into the ocean […]

  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Newt Scamander is no Harry Potter, Yet

    It might not pick up at the same level Harry Potter left off, but it might reach it over time and with a couple more tries.  You didn’t think Rowling and Warner Brothers were going to be One and Done with this, did you? Set in 1926, Eddie Redmayne stars as Newt Scamander – a mysterious traveler who arrives in New York clutching a curious suitcase.  Little does the world know, that suitcase carries magical creatures, and Newt can’t let […]

  • Arrival – Hokey Malarkey – Review

    Why are so many going so gaga over Arrival? Did the election drive us to the point where we all need a hug, and Amy Adams is standing there with her arms wide open in the form of a soft, soulful alien movie? Adams stars as Louise – a leading linguistics professor suffering from personal loss.  One day, a group of 12 strange alien space ships arrive on Earth, and Louise is recruited by Colonel Weber (Forest Whitaker) to begin […]

  • Doctor Strange – Marvel Wins Again – Review

    The unlikely superhero superstar Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Doctor Stephen Strange – a talented, cocky, selfish neurosurgeon.  His life is decimated after a horrifying accident leaves him physically unable to perform surgery anymore, so Strange sets off desperately looking for any experimental procedure possible to make him whole again. The journey leads to Nepal, where he starts to learn about powers and abilities he never knew existed, and can’t quite comprehend. Of course, this leads him into the middle of […]

  • Inferno – Hanks Can’t Light The Fire – Review

    Tom Hanks wants to set the box office on fire with Inferno, but he needs a bigger flame thrower. Hanks is back as Robert Langdon – the Da Vinci Code’s Harvard professor of symbology who finds himself waking up in a hospital in Florence, Italy.  He can’t remember the past few days, and he is plagued by horrifying hallucinations, but the doctor on call, Sienna (Felicity Jones), is a big fan, so she springs into action to help Langdon when […]

  • Jack Reacher: Never Go Back – Review

    Jack Reacher may never go back, but Tom Cruise knows going back and making a sequel will lead to a big fat paycheck, so he’s back as the former military police commander who wanders the country fighting injustice and kicking the bad guys in the booty like some sort of vagabond Batman. After busting some bad guys down south, Reacher establishes a flirty relationship with one of his successors, Turner (Cobie Smulders), but romance will have to wait because she […]