Category Archives: 2016

Review: ‘Gods of Egypt’ (Alex Proyas becomes Uwe Boll)

Not funny enough to laugh at, not pretty enough to look at, and not serious enough to care. King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) returns to ancient Egypt in time for the coronation of his nephew Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), but decides … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Passengers’ (last starliner to Clarksville)

An interesting narrative — strained by Titanic problems. On route to the planet Homestead II to begin a new life, Jim Preston (Chris Pratt) awakens on board the Starliner Avalon… ninety years too early. The generation ship isn’t equipped to … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Hidden Figures’ (numbers don’t lie but people do)

“Every time we get a chance to get ahead, they move the finish line.” Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson) is a math genius, graduating high school at age 14 and college at age 18 before going to work at … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Loving’ (yes, Virginia, there is a sanctioned clause)

Challenge accepted. In the late 1950s, interracial marriage was still illegal in the state of Virginia; Mildred (Ruth Negga), a young black woman, enters into a relationship with a young white man named Richard Loving (Joel Edgerton) in spite of … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Sing’ (a musical non-musical)

Illumination Entertainment brings down the house… er, theater. Buster Moon (voice of Matthew McConaughey) is the owner of an aging theater that’s seen better days. Desperate to keep it operating in spite of flailing ticket sales and disinterest, he conceives … Continue reading

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Review: ‘La La Land’ (As Time Goes By)

Did you know that Hollywood used to make movies featuring lavish production numbers with singing and dancing? It’s true! Mia (Emma Stone) is a backlot barista with dreams of becoming a known actress; Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) is a piano player … Continue reading

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Review: ‘A Monster Calls’ (messier ever after)

The truth is always somewhere in-between. In a small English town, twelve-year old Conor (Lewis MacDougall) tries his best to take care of his beloved Mum (Felicity Jones) who has fallen ill. Between school bullying, his meddlesome Grandma (Sigourney Weaver), … Continue reading

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