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By Brandon Jones On Thursday, May 9th, 2019
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‘Tolkien’ never lives up the myth or legend of a man behind ‘The Hobbit’ and the ‘LOTR’

Fox Spotlight tried to share J.R.R. Tolkien’s backstory, one of the most influential literary giants in history, with audiences in their new biopic, Tolkien. Nicholas Hoult steps into the shoes of the iconic More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, February 16th, 2018
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Pure Flix falls flat with ‘Samson’ but don’t blame Taylor James

Pure Flix returns with another faith-based film, an epic Samson tale, based on the popular Biblical events surrounding the God-empowered Jew who conquers the Philistines only to betray his oath with the Lord and More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
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‘Sully’ review: An overrated abuse of facts, Clint Eastwood should be ashamed

Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger is a hero. Plain and simple, the man is responsible for saving the lives of 155 human beings in the face of a crisis that most cannot imagining experiencing. Director More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, October 29th, 2015
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‘Bridge of Spies’ Review: Spielberg delivers Cold War drama, great look at East Germany split

During Oscar talk, expect Bridge of Spies to be on the list of Best Pictures with some consideration for Best Director, Best Actor and other categories. That said, Tom Hanks and Spielberg deliver a great film, but More...

By Guest Author On Friday, October 23rd, 2015
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‘Steve Jobs’ Review: a jarring biopic, revealing the flawed Apple head

Steve Jobs opens across the country this Friday, October 23, 2015 following a limited release to select cities on October 9th.  I’m sure the theaters will be filled with techies and more mature audiences curious More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, October 14th, 2015
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Denise Gossett discusses Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams in ‘I Saw the Light’

The popular star of Marvel’s Thor and Avengers films, Tom Hiddleston, is portraying the country music icon Hank Williams and co-star Denise Gossett previewed the film, working with Hiddleston and much more More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, September 30th, 2015
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‘The Walk’ Review: Joseph Gordon-Levitt walks the fine line between boring and beautiful

Director Robert Zemeckis taps into dazzling special effects for a Philippe Petit biopic, centering on an intense highwire walk between the twin towers of the World Trade Center. Star Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 18th, 2015
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‘Captive’ Review: David Oyelowo shines in God lacking faith-based film

During the surge of successful faith-based films, Captive recaps the true story of Brian Nichols and Ashley Smith, highlighting the impact of Rick Warren’s popular book: A Purpose Driven Life. Unlike the in-your-face More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
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‘The Imitation Game’ Review: Benedict Cumberbatch shines in amazing film

The Sherlock star, Benedict Cumberbatch, raised his game even further with his amazing performance in the Alan Turing biopic, The Imitation Game. During the height of Nazi expansion, Britain develops the MI6 program More...

By Stephen Nevets On Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
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‘American Sniper’ review: Chris Kyle remember in powerful film

Just as Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker before it, American Sniper is a powerful commentary on the wars in the Middle East. Director Clint Eastwood captures the legacy of Chris Kyle (played by Bradley Cooper) and More...

By Guest Author On Friday, January 9th, 2015
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‘Selma’ review: Great film, great script, David Oyelowo – all Oscar worthy

Selma, the latest project release from Harpo Productions, opens in theaters later this month. The film focuses on the timeline of events in 1965 leading up to the historic march led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, August 1st, 2014
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‘Get On Up’ Review: Chadwick Boseman amazes as James Brown

Chadwick Boseman impressed fans and critics with his performace as the iconic Jackie Robinson in 42, but in Get On Up Bosemann truly transforms into the Godfather of Soul, the Hardest Working Man in Show Business. More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, July 18th, 2014
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‘The Perfect Wave’ brings Ian McCormack miracle to life with star Scott Eastwood

Billed as a faith-based film, the true story of Ian McCormack’s miraculous healing, The Perfect Wave, is bland surfing film with a powerful redemptive ending, mostly because it’s a true story. Scott More...

By Guest Author On Friday, May 16th, 2014
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‘Million Dollar Arm’ Movie Review: A feel-good film that touches your heart

Most sports films follow the same basic flow: a team or player starts out well, is then surprisingly faced with some challenge or tragedy, and eventually comes back from adversity to make a big win. You really don’t More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, December 20th, 2013
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‘Saving Mr Banks’ Review: Emma Thompson amazes in ‘Mary Poppins’ tale

Saving Mr Banks could have been an intense, difficult to watch biopic on PL Travers and been nominated for an Oscars. Instead, the spoonful of Disney sugar made this an enjoyable picture, offering laughs and smiles More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
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‘The Fifth Estate’ Review: Benedict Cumberbatch never gets a chance to shine

Part biography and part political thriller, The Fifth Estate brings Julian Assange and Wikileaks to the big screen in a film juiced with too much information for most viewers. © 2013 DreamWorks II Distribution; More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, April 5th, 2010
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Farewell Peter Graves and Robert Culp

Two iconic actors passed away recently and it’s only fitting to review their legacy. Peter Graves Graves, passing at age 83, will forever be remember for his role on the cool spy thriller TV series More...


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