Movie Review: OUTLAW KING

Outlaw King | © 2018 Netflix

Rating: R Stars: Chris Pine, Stephen Dillane, Billy Howle, Florence Pugh, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Tony Curran, James Cosmo, Sam Spruell, Callan Mulvey Writers: Bash Doran and James MacInnes and David Mackenzie, additional writing by David Harrower and Mark Bomback Director: David Mackenzie Distributor: Netflix Release Date (theatrical and Netflix): November 9, 2018 Those who know anything about Scottish history – or in fact have any memory of BRAVEHEART, especially its postscript about what happened a few years after William Wallace’s death – will be familiar with Robert the Bruce. OUTLAW KING tells of how that historical personage wrested Scotland from England. […]Read On »

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Movie Review: NOCTURNAL ANIMALS

NOCTURNAL ANIMALS movie poster | ©2016 Focus Features

Rating: R Stars: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher, Ellie Bamber, Armie Hammer, Karl Glusman, Robert Aramayo Writer: Tom Ford, based on the novel TONY AND SUSAN by Austin Wright Director: Tom Ford Distributor: Focus Features Release Date: November 18, 2016 The narrative in NOCTURNAL ANIMALS runs on multiple tracks. On one, unhappy artist Susan Morrow (Amy Adams) reads an unpublished novel by her ex-husband Edward (Jake Gyllenhaal). On another, the story in Edward’s book, also called NOCTURNAL ANIMALS, unfolds. On the third track, we see how Susan and Edward’s marriage first comes together, then falls […]Read On »

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Movie Review: AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

AVENGERS AGE OF ULTRON | © 2015 Marvel/Disney

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, James Spader (voice), Samuel L. Jackson, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Cobie Smulders, Paul Bettany, Anthony Mackie, Linda Cardellini Writer: Joss Whedon, based on characters created by Stan Lee & Jack Kirby Director: Joss Whedon Distributor: Disney/Marvel Release Date: May 1, 2015 AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON is mostly what’s it should be and what’s expected – a superhero movie with slam-bang action, engaging characters, snappy dialogue and the fate of the world in the balance. Joss Whedon, who wrote and directed the first […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the GODZILLA Los Angeles Premiere

Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson at the Los Angeles Premiere of GODZILLA | ©2014 Sue Schneider

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures presented the Los Angeles premiere of GODZILLA at the Dolby Theatre recently. The black carpet ran down Hollywood Boulevard through Hollywood/Highland to the entrance of the theatre. The only thing missing was the statue of GODZILLA, which was not put up till the next day in the foyer in front of the TCL Theaters. Walking the carpet were the stars of the film, which included: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, Ken Watanable, Richard T. Jones, Victor Rasuk, Carson Bolde, CJ Adams, Patrick Sabongui, Director Gareth Edwards, Writer Max Borenstein and Producer Thomas Tull. […]Read On »

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Movie Review: GODZILLA

GODZILLA movie poster | ©2014 Warner Bros.

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe, David Strathairn, Sally Hawkins Writer: Max Borenstein, story by Dave Callaham, based on the character created by Toho Studios Director: Gareth Edwards Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: May 16, 2014 No movie can be all things to all people, but GODZILLA would seem to have an especially rough time in this regard. The original 1954 Japanese film GOJIRA is about a giant monster that arises and decimates cities in response to the testing of nuclear weapons. The message was sincere, but the effect (if it ever wasn’t) is now […]Read On »

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ELYSIUM Highlights this week in Blu-ray, DVD and VOD Releases

ELYSIUM | (c) 2013 Universal Home Entertainment

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Movies ELYSIUM – Neill Blomkamp made a huge splash when he directed DISTRICT 9 a few years ago. This is his follow-up – another science fiction epic set in a distant future where the Earth is no longer the habitable place we enjoy today. ELYSIUM is very ambitious. […]Read On »

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Movie Review: KICK-ASS 2

KICK ASS 2 movie poster | ©2013 Universal Pictures

Rating: R Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Morris Chestnut, Jim Carrey Writer: Jeff Wadlow, based on the comics by Mark Millar & John S. Romita Jr. Director: Jeff Wadlow Distributor: Universal Release Date: August 16, 2013 Released in 2010 and based on the comics series created by Mark Millar & John S. Romita Jr., the original KICK-ASS was a little uneven and slightly more controversial, what with a pre-pubescent Hit Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) gleefully and gorily slaughtering bad guys. In the main, though, it was fun, surprising, self-aware without being self-sabotaging and generally worth seeing. Now […]Read On »

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