FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM (Movie Review)

*** out of **** Rated PG-13 (for some fantasy action violence) Released: November 18, 2016 Runtime: 133 minutes Director: David Yates Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Colin Farrell, Alison Sudol, Samantha Morton, Ezra Miller, Carmen Ejogo, Jon Voight Available to buy on Blu-ray, DVD and 4K. Proceeds from purchases made through these links go to support this blog. 2016 Academy Award [...]

PATRIOTS DAY Trailer Dramatizes Boston Bombing (VIDEO/POSTER)

Peter Berg is about to complete his mission. Following the Afghanistan War movie Lone Survivor and this fall's Deepwater Horizon, filmmaker Peter Berg concludes his "American Heroes" trilogy with Patriots Day. Each of these films has also starred Mark Wahlberg. Here, the director and actor dramatize the events of the Boston bombing, an act of terrorism that occurred on April 15, 2013. [...]

First Full BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Trailer = All The Chills (VIDEO/POSTER)

Grab your hankies. Yes, that'll be your heart pounding. It's the first full look at Belle and her Beast in live action, and it just keeps getting better and better. After watching, everybody's gonna be all, "Can this and Moana trade places so we can have this for Thanksgiving?!" But no, we'll just have to wait. The live [...]

ARRIVAL (Movie Review)

**** out of **** (elevated from ***1/2  after a 2nd viewing - 11.21.16) Rated PG-13 (for brief strong language) Released: November 11, 2016 Runtime: 116 minutes Director: Denis Villeneuve Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma Available to rent through Amazon Video or buy on Blu-ray, DVD and 4K. Proceeds from purchases made through these links go to support this blog. Ranked [...]

DOCTOR STRANGE Soars Supreme w/$85 Million; TROLLS Parties & RIDGE Fights (BOX OFFICE)

Marvel reaps familiar results with a strange debut as Benedict Cumberbatch works some magic to defy low box office projections. Forecast to take in anywhere from $55-to-$75 million, Doctor Strange far exceeded expectations with $85 million over its first three days. The third best debut for any movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (trailing Iron Man's $98.6 million and Guardians [...]

TROLLS (Movie Review)

***1/2 out of **** Rated PG (for mild rude humor) Released: November 4, 2016 Runtime: 92 minutes Director: Mike Mitchell Starring:  Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Christine Baranski, James Corden, Jeffrey Tambor Available to rent through Amazon Video and buy on Blu-ray, DVD and 4K. Proceeds from purchases made through these links go to support this blog. [...]