Trailer For THE STAR Is The First Christmas From The Animals’ Perspective (VIDEO/IMAGES) Shrek's donkey is out. Mary's is in. That humble steed, and a whole crew of other animals, takes us on the (animated) journey of the very first Christmas in The Star, coming this fall from Sony Pictures Animation. The faith-based entry puts a comedic yet still reverent spin on the birth of Christ in [...]


**1/2 out of **** Rated PG-13 (for sci-fi violence and action, suggestive material, and brief language) Released:  July 21, 2017 Runtime: 137 minutes Director: Luc Besson Starring: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Herbie Hancock, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke This is the first movie I’ve ever enjoyed from start to finish in which I had absolutely no idea what [...]

DUNKIRK (Movie Review)

***1/2 out of **** Rated PG-13 (for intense war experience and some language) Released:  July 21, 2017 Runtime: 106 minutes Director: Christopher Nolan Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy, Jack Lowden, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh, James D’Arcy, Harry Styles Available to rent through Amazon Video or buy on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K. Proceeds from purchases made through these links go to [...]


**1/2 out of **** Rated PG-13 (for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, thematic elements, language, and some disturbing images) Released:  July 14, 2017 Runtime: 140 minutes Director: Matt Reeves Starring: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Karin Konoval Available to rent through Amazon Video or buy on Blu-ray, 3D, DVD, and 4K. Proceeds from purchases made through these links go to [...]

Something’s Not Right On Mainstreet U.S.A. In Clooney/Coen/Damon Dark Comedy SUBURBICON (VIDEO/POSTER)

Step aside Noah Hawley. When it comes to the Coenverse, George Clooney knows the territory as well as anybody. While Hawley's Fargo TV Series plays more like a mix between Coen Brothers quirk and what you'd expect from Prestige TV, the first trailer for Clooney's Suburbicon could easily be mistaken for a new film directly [...]

4K Restoration Of CLOSE ENCOUNTERS Hits Theaters This Fall For 40th Anniversary (VIDEO) They're heeeeere. Oh, wait, wrong Spielberg joint. In 1977, the big sci-fi phenomenon was Star Wars, but where George Lucas went mythic his best friend Steven Spielberg went existential. Now for its 40th Anniversary, Columbia Pictures is re-releasing Close Encounters of the Third Kind back into theaters for a one-week run, digitally remastered in [...]

MAUDIE (Movie Review)

***1/2 out of **** Rated PG-13 (for some thematic content, language, and brief sexuality) Released:  June 16, 2017 limited; expands throughout July 2017 Runtime: 115 minutes Director: Aisling Walsh Starring: Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, Kari Matchett, Gabrielle Rose, Zachary Bennett Available to buy on Blu-ray and DVD. Proceeds from purchases made through these links go to support this blog. There’s something about Sally [...]

Film & Set Pics Of Crime Comedy SUBURBICON; Clooney Directs, Damon Stars, from Coens Script (IMAGES)

George Clooney and the Coen brothers are making a film again, but this time the dashing leading man isn't starring; he's directing. Taking a screenplay written by Joel and Ethan Coen, Clooney and his producing/writing partner Grant Heslov gave a rewrite to Suburbicon and are now filming the quirky crime comedy. Clooney will not appear in [...]