Movie Review: AD ASTRA

AD ASTRA movie poster | ©2019 20th Century Fox

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Liv Tyler, Donald Sutherland Writers: James Gray and Ethan Gross Director: James Gray Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Release Date: September 19, 2019 AD ASTRA is nominally a science fiction film. Its title translates as “to the stars,” and most of it takes place off-world, on a variety of spacecraft and space stations. The plot revolves around trying to prevent a solar system-wide power outage. However, AD ASTRA is actually a family drama. More specifically, it is about an astronaut, Roy McBride (Brad Pitt), contemplating his relationship with his father, H. […]Read On »

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JASON BOURNE highlights Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Releases for Dec. 6, 2016

JASON BOURNE | © 2016 Universal Home Entertainment

Your guide to some of the new releases that are out this week. JASON BOURNE in 4K– So here’s the thing about this installment of JASON BOURNE, it isn’t the best of the franchise for sure. But definitely beats the pants of the previous movie that did not feature Matt Damon. Luckily, the action and thrill of the previous movies are still here but what’s missing is the espionage factor as there are only so many secrets that are left to reveal. Pretty much everything has been revealed (and revealed again) in all the other movies. Still, there is a […]Read On »

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Movie Review: JASON BOURNE

JASON BOURNE | © 2016 Universal

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel, Julia Stiles, Riz Ahmed, Ato Essandoh, Scott Shepherd Writers: Paul Greengrass & Christopher Rouse, based on characters created by Robert Ludlum Director: Paul Greengrass Distributor: Universal Release Date: July 29, 2016 JASON BOURNE Director Paul Greengrass can do kinetic action with the best of them – he also helmed the last two Jason Bourne adventures, THE BOURNE SUPREMACY and THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM, as well as the riveting UNITED 93. However, Greengrass and co-scripter Christopher Rouse (who also serves as JASON BOURNE’s film editor) have centered the new film […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE COUNSELOR

THE COUNSELOR movie poster | ©2013 20th Century Fox

Rating: R Stars: Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt, Ruben Blades Writer: Cormac McCarthy Director: Ridley Scott Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Release Date: October 25, 2013 Director Ridley Scott and writer Cormac McCarthy are masters of craft who should not be underestimated. However, their collaboration on THE COUNSELOR – erstwhile novelist McCarthy’s first screenplay – is not the finest work of either one. Although THE COUNSELOR has certain thematic qualities in common with NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, it lacks of that story’s poles, the ethical if ultimately ineffectual sheriff played by Tommy Lee Jones or […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Time to GO ON with actress Julie White

Julie White in GO ON - Season 1 - "The World Ain't Over 'Til It's Over" | ©2013 NBC/Vivian Zink

In NBC’s freshman half-hour comedy GO ON, Tuesdays at 9:30 PM, Matthew Perry stars as sportscaster Ryan King, who reluctantly joins a therapy group after the death of his wife. Laura Benanti plays group leader Lauren, who believes she is up to the task despite her relative lack of credentials. Julie White plays Anne, another therapy group member who is mourning the death of her longtime partner. White, a native of San Diego, California, has a thriving career in stage, television and film – nearly everyone on Earth has seen her as Judy Witwicky, the mother of Shia LaBeouf’s character, […]Read On »

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MEN IN BLACK III Highlights this week in Blu-ray and DVD Releases

MEN IN BLACK 3 | (c) 2012 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: MEN IN BLACK III – While I have not been a fan of the previous two MEN IN BLACK films, mostly because I am not a fan of Will Smith at all and I thought the whole premise was just beyond stupid. The third part of the […]Read On »

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Movie Review: MEN IN BLACK 3

MEN IN BLACK 3 movie poster | ©2012 Sony Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Jemaine Clement, Michael Stuhlbarg, Emma Thompson Writer: Etan Cohen, based on the Malibu Comic by Lowell Cunningham Director: Barry Sonnenfeld Distributor: Columbia Pictures Release Date: May 25, 2012 When it came out back in 1997, MEN IN BLACK was delightful, pitting Tommy Lee Jones’ formidable deadpan as the ultimate secret government agent against Will Smith’s forthright persona as a new recruit against satirical alien spectacle. It was funny, it was inventive and it felt like the creation of people who had things they wanted to say and jokes they wanted […]Read On »

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HAYWIRE highlights this week in DVD and Blu-ray Releases

HAYWIRE | (c) 2012 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: HAYWIRE – First things first, Gina Carano is one hell of a good looking woman. It is amazing that after being a somewhat legitimate MMA fighter that she still looks as good as she does. I mean how many damn blows to the face you could take […]Read On »

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First Look: MEN IN BLACK 3 teaser trailer goes back in time

Men in Black 3 teaser poster featuring Will Smith | ©2011 Sony Pictures

It’s been ten years since Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones put on their suits and fought aliens, now they’re back in black with MEN IN BLACK 3 directed by Barry Sonnenfeld (who helmed the previous films). The new trailer just hit the web which incorporates time travel into the mix and a young 1969 version of Jones’ Agent K played by Josh Brolin. Check out the trailer below and the new teaser posters too. MEN IN BLACK 3 hits theaters May 25, 2012. AGREE? DISAGREE? LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK – COMMENT BELOW! Follow us on Twitter at […]Read On »

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Interview: CAPTAIN AMERICA composer Alan Silvestri throws his mighty shield

CAPTAIN AMERICA soundtrack | ©2011 Walt Disney Records

When it comes to the sound of military heroism, few of today’s movie composers can signal an old-school orchestral brass salute like Alan Silvestri. From bombastically playing the dark march of Stallone’s JUDGE DREDD to capturing the steely commando skills of Schwarzenegger in ERASER and PREDATOR, this one-time synthesist for the easygoing motorcycle cops of CHiPS has become the go-to composer for the epic sound of super soldiers, most recently with the wisecracking adventure of THE A-TEAM and the techno-symphonic gadgets wielded by the G.I. JOE squadron. For a composer who always brings out the big thematic guns in the […]Read On »

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