A GHOST STORY (Movie Review)

**** out of **** Rated R (for brief strong language and a disturbing image)  Released: July 7, 2017 NY/LA; expands July 28 Runtime: 92 minutes Directed by: David Lowery Starring: Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara Available to rent through Amazon Video or buy on Blu-ray and DVD. Proceeds from purchases made through these links go to support this blog. My review of A Ghost [...]

Psychedelic Marvel Trip In New THOR: RAGNAROCK Trailer (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue80QwXMRHg Marvel fans are going to be geeked, there's no question about it. Even fair weather fans may be excited to, er, toke up to Thor: Ragnarok, if this latest trailer is any indication. In style, tone, and humor, the third Thor feature goes full on Guardians in an unabashed act of internal Marvel appropriation (I [...]

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Trailer One For Spielberg’s READY PLAYER ONE Is All The Pop Cultures (VIDEO)

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Trailer For Netflix Blockbuster BRIGHT Teases Sci-Fi Allegory (VIDEO/IMAGES)

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Trailer For Del Toro’s THE SHAPE OF WATER Vaults Movie To 2017’s Must-See List (VIDEO/IMAGE)

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