DOWNTON ABBEY (Movie Review)

  *** out of **** Rated PG (for thematic elements, some suggestive material, and language) Released: September 20, 2019 Runtime: 122 minutes Directed by: Michael Engler Starring: Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Laura Carmichael, Allen Leech, Penelope Wilton, Jim Carter, Phyllis Logan, Joanne Froggatt, Lesley Nichol, Sophie McShera, Robert James-Collier, Brendan Coyle, [...]

DOWNTON ABBEY Recap: Six Seasons In Ten Minutes (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6veDL2tlvMY So, you can't wait to see the new Downton Abbey movie BUUUUT you were never able to schedule that 6-season marathon rewatch you promised yourself or were even able have another go at the series finale. Or, God forbid, you've never even seen a single solitary episode in your life?! Well, no matter. Focus Features [...]

Get A Clue With New KNIVES OUT Trailer & Posters (VIDEO/IMAGES)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odMdKdTa7g8 It's the new trailer for Rian Johnson's original whodunit mystery Knives Out with an all-star ensemble (see cast posters below), but I'm haven't watched it. Will you? Sure, it's one of the most buzzed about entertainments to come out of the recent Toronto International Film Festival, but at this point I'm guessing that the [...]

Discover The History Of The Real Downton Abbey (VIDEO)

https://youtu.be/xv5AQDntIcI The long-awaited theatrical release of the Downton Abbey movie is almost here, which makes it a perfect time to resurrect this feature story by CBS Sunday Morning from 2013. (Click through with the "Watch this video on YouTube" option after pushing play.) It tells the history of Highclere Castle, a.k.a. the real Downton Abbey, [...]

Campers Get Dino Fight In JURASSIC WORLD Short Film (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7kbVvpOGdQ They're back...and they're everywhere. Working as a segue between Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and the upcoming Jurassic World 3, the new 8-minute short film Battle At Big Rock is the first example of what the end of Fallen Kingdom teased: dinosaurs have escaped island quarantine and are now spreading out across the U.S. mainland and [...]

MIDWAY Trailer Mixes Digital VFX With Classic War Movie Moxie (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9laReRAYFk In what looks to be more of a sequel to Michael Bay's Pearl Harbor than Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan (both in narrative and spirit), Midway is a remake of the classic war film with an all-star cast that dramatizes in epic spectacle America's response to the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. It comes from disaster-movie maven Roland [...]

IT CHAPTER TWO (Movie Review)

*1/2 out of **** Rated R (for disturbing violent content and bloody images throughout, pervasive language, and some crude sexual material) Released: September 6, 2019 Runtime: 169 minutes Directed by: Andy Muschietti Starring: Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, James Ransone, Andy Bean, Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Martell, Wyett Oleff, Jack Dylan [...]

AMERICAN FACTORY (Movie Review)

*** out of **** Rated TV-14 (for some language) Released: August 21, 2019 Runtime: 115 minutes Directed by: Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert My review of American Factory, for The Tulsa Voice. The first film from the production company of Barack and Michelle Obama, this Netflix documentary follows the corporate culture clash when a Chinese company reopens a U.S. [...]

A Tsunami Of Emotions Swell In First WAVES Trailer (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5z3cr8AB5g To say I'm excited for this would be an understatement. Waves is the third film from writer/director Trey Edward Shults, an indie upstart whose first feature in 2016 -- a microbudgeted family drama called Krisha -- was one of the more acclaimed debuts of recent memory. It Comes At Night, his art house horror [...]