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By Brandon Jones On Thursday, December 5th, 2019
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Sam Mendes delivers a masterpiece with ‘1917’

1917 is a new World War I film from writer/director Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) and may literally take the audience’s breath away. Centering on two British soldiers, Schofield (George MacKay) and More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, November 22nd, 2019
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QUEEN & SLIM REVIEW: An uncomfortable look at racial tensions, police shootings

Opening on November 27, 2019, Queen and Slim should definitely provoke interesting conversations over the Thanksgiving holiday.  The film tells the story of an Afro-American couple on their first date who are pulled More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
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‘Last Christmas’ Review: Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding star in a sweet, upgraded Hallmark film

A romantic comedy released for the holidays seems like a great idea, as Universal tapped Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding to co-star in Last Christmas, a sweet film with a simple message of good will and kindness. Clarke More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 13th, 2019
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‘Official Secrets’ Review: Keira Knightley can’t salvage a politicized, ‘Bush hating’ Katherine Gun biopic

In Official Secrets, Keira Knightley takes center stage on a journey through the lead up to the Iraq War, a link between U.S. leadership and British intelligence to pressure United Nations approval to dethrone Saddam More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, August 22nd, 2019
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‘Peanut Butter Falcon’ is an engaging 2019 Huck Finn story with a message on compassion

What makes Mark Twain so great is the timelessness of his writing and the new film, The Peanut Butter Falcon, is the latest reincarnations of one those great tales, in particularly, Huckleberry Finn. Shia LaBeouf More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, August 7th, 2019
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‘The Art of Racing in the Rain’ Review: Sweetness abounds in this ‘dog’s journey’ through his human’s life

Director Simon Curtis’ film adaptation of the novel Garth Stein follows the dog centric tearjerking formula to entertain audiences and tug on heartstrings with some actors, witty dialogue and a gruff yet engrossing More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, August 3rd, 2019
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First 1917 trailer showcases World War I drama, explosions and the lives on the line

Universal has released the first trailer for Sam Mendes’ new movie 1917. The film stars George MacKay (Captain Fantastic) and Dean-Charles Chapman (Game of Thrones) as two young British soldiers, and the film More...

By Rob Weidow On Friday, May 17th, 2019
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‘A Dog’s Journey Review’: An Emotional Sequel to ‘A Dog’s Purpose’

A Dog’s Journey is the sequel to the 2017 film A Dog’s Purpose. The movie is directed by Gail Mancuso (Roseanne, 30 Rock, Modern Family) written by W. Bruce Cameron, Cathryn Michon, Maya Forbes, and Wally More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, March 31st, 2019
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‘Unplanned’ Review: Abby Johnson’s break from Planned Parenthood is center in this emotional biopic

PureFlix teaming up with Abby Johnson in an R-rated telling of her book, Unplanned, seems unlikely, if not outright impossible. From the creators of the God’s Not Dead films is a film taking a bold stance More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, March 30th, 2019
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‘The Highwaymen’ is a dull Bonnie and Clyde chase film, should have been called Hamer and Gault

An all-star cast in a film about Bonnie and Clyde is never about the famous outlaws, but rather the pair set to end their crime spree across several states. A rather sluggish script hinders any intrigue as The Highwaymen More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, March 27th, 2019
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Netflix’s ‘The Dirt’ is unwatchable garbage, glorifying awful people behaving like horrible people

Maybe it was Bohemian Rhapsody, or the upcoming Elton John biopic, Rocketman, which made Netflix think that a Motley Crue film was going to be a good idea. Director Jeff Tremaine (Jackass) delivered a horrible and More...

By Red Diogenes On Sunday, March 3rd, 2019
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‘Handmaid’s Tale’ star Elisabeth Moss to lead ‘The Invisible Man’ film

Universal’s upcoming The Invisible Man reboot has found its star in The Handmaid’s Tale star Elisabeth Moss. Variety reports that “Sources say the negotiations are in the extremely early stages, but More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
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Razzies go political, bashing Trump NOT Michael Moore’s film

This weekend we have both the Independent Spirit Awards and the Academy Awards honoring the best in films of 2018. Before the red carpet excitement, fans also get the Golden Raspberry Awards: the 2019 Razzies, More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, February 11th, 2019
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The Straz Center’s Patel Conservatory will present ‘Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark KIDS’

The Straz Center’s Patel Conservatory will present Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark KIDS February 21-24 in the Straz Center for the Performing Art’s TECO Theater. For two decades, young readers have More...

By Red Diogenes On Friday, January 18th, 2019
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‘Bourne’ TV show ‘Treadstone’ casts Omar Metwally, Tracy Ifeachor, Hyo Joo, Gabriell Scharnitzky and Emilia Schüle

The Bourne spin-off TV series continues to grow their cast. Jeremy Irvine and Brian J. Smith will play Treadstone‘s male leads and now several other roles have been cast. Deadline reports that Omar Metwally More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, December 21st, 2018
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‘A Silent Voice’ returns to cinemas on January 28, January 31

ELEVEN Arts and Fathom Events are proud to announce the return of director Naoko Yamada’s stunningly animated coming-of-age drama “A Silent Voice.” The hit Japanese film is a moving depiction of the struggles More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, October 11th, 2018
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‘First Man’ highlights the feat of reaching the moon, overcoming tragedy

For most fans of historical space films, The Right Stuff and Apollo 13 rest in their own special category. Film critics will push audiences to believe that First Man belongs in an elite group, something spectacular More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, September 30th, 2018
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‘Life Itself’ offers a hollow, boring message on love and the journey of life

Dan Fogelman moved into the spotlight with his writer credit on Disney’s Tangled, arguably the studio’s best fairy tale since Beauty and the Beast, but rose to Hollywood elite with the success of This More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, September 13th, 2018
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‘Never Heard’ headed to theaters, starring David Banner, a performance by Jekalyn Carr

Fans will get to experience the premiere of “NEVER HEARD” in select cinemas nationwide in a one-night event on November 1. As part of the event, faith-based film audiences will enjoy a special cast intro and More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, August 21st, 2018
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‘An Interview with God’ Movie Review: Brenton Thwaites shines in a drama to ask God the tough questions

“What would you ask?” That’s the central question for the new film, An Interview with God, starring Brenton Thwaites (Maleficent, Gods of Egypt) as a young reporter battle his assignment in Afghanistan More...


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