Movie Review: KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE

KINGSMAN THE GOLDEN CIRCLE movie poster | ©2017 20th Century Fox

Rating: R Stars: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Pedro Pascal, Halle Berry, Sir Elton John, Channing Tatum, Bruce Greenwood, Emily Watson, Jeff Bridges Writers: Jane Goldman & Matthew Vaughn, based on the comic book THE SECRET SERVICE by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons Director: Matthew Vaughn Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Release Date: September 22, 2017  KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE is a follow-up to 2015’s KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE. Like its predecessor, KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE is based on THE SECRET SERVICE comic book series by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons, and is again directed by Matthew Vaughn, […]Read On »

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Movie Review: HAIL, CAESAR!

HAIL CAESAR movie poster | ©2016 Universal Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Heather Goldenhersh, Ralph Fiennes, Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton Writers: Joel Coen & Ethan Coen Directors: Ethan Coen & Joel Coen Distributor: Universal Pictures Release Date: February 5, 2016 The writing/directing team of the Coen Brothers, Ethan & Joel, isn’t known for being especially sentimental. However, just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Coens are bringing forth HAIL, CAESAR! their own idiosyncratic love letter to making movies that does everything but belt out “There’s No Business Like Show Business.” (There are several musical numbers, just not that one.) It turns […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE HATEFUL EIGHT

THE HATEFUL EIGHT movie poster | ©2015 The Weinstein Company

Rating: R Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demian Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, James Parks, Channing Tatum Writer: Quentin Tarantino Director: Quentin Tarantino Distributor: The Weinstein Co. Release Date: December 25, 2015 There are a lot of clashes of sensibilities on display in writer/director Quentin Tarantino’s eighth feature film, THE HATEFUL EIGHT. Part of the movie is a big-screen, wide open spaces epic that, in its 70mm road show format, is almost literally breathtaking in its stark beauty. Another big part of the movie is a kind of Agatha Christie one-room murder […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the MAGIC MIKE XXL World Premiere

Channing Tatum at the World Premiere of MAGIC MIKE XXL | ©2015 Sue Schneider

The World Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures MAGIC MIKE XXL was held at the TCL Chinese Theater, Hollywood, California on June 25th. Opening the premiere were guy dancers who proceeded to entertain the press like “Chippendale” dancers. After they finished the stars started to walk the carpet. From the film the stars, which included: Channing Tatum (Star/Producer), Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez, Gabriel Iglesias, Jada Pinkett Smith, Amber Heard, Donald Glover, Stephen “tWitch” Boss, Andie MacDowell, Elizabeth Banks, Carrie Ann Hunt, Crystal Hunt, Gilbert Saldivar, Reid Carolin (Producer/Writer), Gregory Jacobs (Director/Producer), Alison Faulk (Lead Choreographer) and Teresa […]Read On »

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Movie Review: MAGIC MIKE XXL

MAGIC MIKE XXL poster | ©2015 Warner Bros.

Rating: R Stars: Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer, Adam Rodriguez, Kevin Nash, Gabriel Iglesias, Donald Glover, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Amber Heard, Andie MacDowell, Elizabeth Banks Writer: Reid Carolin, based on characters created by Reid Carolin Director: Gregory Jacobs Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: July 1, 2015 MAGIC MIKE XXL is an example of a sequel that improves on the original. In 2012’s MAGIC MIKE, we met the title character (Channing Tatum) and his cohorts at a Miami male strip club. The film registered as one of the least hysterical stories ever told about people who remove their clothes for a […]Read On »

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Blu-ray and DVD Reviews for the Week of June 2, 2015

JUPITER ASCENDING | © 2015 Warner Home Video

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: JUPITER ASCENDING – Before I saw anything else about JUPITER ASCENDING there is one thing that any naysayer can comment on. It looks freaking amazing. The special effects that are in the film are outstanding and the budget to create so many effects on such a massive […]Read On »

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THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1 Highlights this week in Blu-ray, DVD and VOD Releases

THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1 | © 2015 Lionsgate 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: THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1 – I found it particularly interesting that they really took THE HUNGER GAMES franchise is a crazy direction with MOCKINGJAY. Up until this point, the two previous films were centered on the annual games where a bunch of people fight to […]Read On »

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Movie Review: FOXCATCHER

FOXCATCHER movie poster | ©2014 Sony Pictures

Rating: R Stars: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave, Sienna Miller Writers: E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman Director: Bennett Miller Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics Release Date: November 14, 2014 FOXCATCHER is a disturbing film, and not only because of the true-life events it depicts, though those are certainly unnerving and dismaying. Director Bennett Miller, working from a screenplay by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman, creates an atmosphere of unhappiness and shame that works as an emotional fog. However, through all the sweat, tears and finally blood that appears here, we feel as though we’re watching at […]Read On »

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WHITE HOUSE DOWN Highlights this week in Blu-ray, DVD and VOD Releases

WHITE HOUSE DOWN | (c) 2013 Sony Pictures 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 WHITE HOUSE DOWN – I could have sworn I just watched this movie not too long ago. You know, a story about an attack on the White House and all of the highly trained guards and Secret Service can’t kill one person but one super bad ass […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Jenna Dewan-Tatum puts a spell on WITCHES OF EAST END

Jenna Dewan-Tatum in THE WITCHES OF EAST END | ©2013 Lifetime

In Lifetime’s new Sunday 10 PM series WITCHES OF EAST END, adapted by Maggie Friedman from the novels by Melissa de la Cruz, virtually immortal witch Joanna Beauchamp (Julia Ormond) has been trying to keep the family’s magical heritage a secret from her two daughters. However, the two young women, Freya, played by Jenna Dewan-Tatum, and Ingrid, played by Rachel Boston, learn they are both witches who have been reincarnated as siblings born to Joanna many times before. The trick this time will be staying alive. Dewan-Tatum, who originally studied to be a dancer in her native Connecticut, has some […]Read On »

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