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By Guest Author On Sunday, February 22nd, 2015
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‘McFarland USA’ Movie Review: uplifting Disney film with rehashed story

The simplest way to describe McFarland USA is as an underdog sports story. We’re all very familiar with the formula: nobody thinks the athletes (in this case, cross country runners) are good enough (even the More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
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Remembering the greatness of ‘The Godfather’ and ‘The Godfather part II’

The Godfather: Parts I and II was an unfavorable commentary on American society.The chronicle of the Corleones isn’t just an unflattering look at the Mafia; it’s also a commentary on the disappearance More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
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Remembering ‘The Godfather’ 40 years later: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Francis Ford Coppola

For decades, The Godfather: Parts I and II has truly made audiences an offer they can’t (and, in fact, don’t want to!) refuse. Now in its 40th year, this saga comprises two of the most iconic and unforgettable More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, February 6th, 2015
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‘8 Days’ film review: Intense, emotion reality check on human trafficking horrors

While human trafficking is a global problem, America seems to be apathetic and asleep at the wheel. Washington doesn’t seem serious in the battle against this epidemic of human exploitation. A new film, 8 More...

By Sierra Jones On Friday, January 9th, 2015
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‘Penguins of Madagascar’ Film Review: action, humor, fun for the whole family

Back in 2005, fans of the Madagascar movie fell in love with the unique, spy-like, playful quartet of penguins. Now these fans can enjoy the entertainment of Skipper (Tom McGrath), Kowalski (Chris Miller), Rico More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, December 29th, 2014
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‘Bears’ and Seth MacFarlane top the list of Worst films of 2014

The are hits and then there are misses. Below are just a few thoughts on the 2014 film season, noting that some “bad” films I just steered clear. No, these are those moments that I just can’t get More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, December 24th, 2014
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‘Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ Review: Best in series

Just as director Peter Jackson did with LOTR: Return of the King, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies delivers on all levels and is the best in the series. The adventure comes to a heated climax as the dragon Smaug More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, December 24th, 2014
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‘Into the Woods’ Review: Anna Kendrick can’t save the dark, disturbing tale

It’s not unusual for me to disagree with the mainstream critics on films (Noah, Lucy being two of the latest), but Into the Woods was not an entertaining film. Composer Stephen Sondheim and writer James Lapine’s More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
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‘Exodus Gods and Kings’ Review: Bland, longwinded and nearly God-free

How do you make a film based on the Biblical account of the Exodus with little to no explanation of God? Go endure 2 1/2 hours of Ridley Scott’s bland interpretation and you’d get a taste. Exodus: Gods More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, November 7th, 2014
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‘Big Hero 6’ Review: A robot with a heart steals the show in this underdog tale

Last year Disney won over a generation of girls with Frozen and now with Big Hero 6 they adapt a little known Marvel comic book into an action packed thrill ride that will certainly appeal to little boys aspiring More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, October 10th, 2014
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‘Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day’ review

Growing up in an overly optimistic family can be a burden, especially when your life is, for a lack of a better word, pretty crappy. That’s where audiences find Alexander in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, September 20th, 2014
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‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’ Review: Liam Neeson phones in a violent, moody crime caper

Despite his aversion to guns, Liam Neeson is back shooting down bad guys in A Walk Among the Tombstones in a bloody, brutal and unsatisfying action film. Written and directed by Scott Frank, Tombstone is based on More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, August 14th, 2014
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‘When the Game Stands Tall’ Review: De La Salle true story becomes great family film

Audiences have already seen the underdog overcome the giant in countless sports films. When the Game Stands Tall examines the fall of the giant, which rise again on the back of faith and character. The great cast, More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
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‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Movie Review: Fun for die-hard fans offering little else

Fans of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles may be elated or incredibly disappointed by the latest reboot of the franchise. While the film pays homage to old jokes, the pizza loving mutants didn’t get a good 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 25th, 2014
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‘Lucy’ Movie Review: Scarlett Johansson can’t save Luc Besson’s sci-fi mess

A science fiction fantasy about unlocking 100 percent of the brain’s potential only succeeds with people who don’t want to use their own cerebral cortex. Lucy star Scarlett Johansson who is transformed 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 Brandon Jones On Friday, July 18th, 2014
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‘The Purge: Anarchy’ Review: Frank Grillo shines in sequel offering little for fans

The follow-up to a overhyped home invasion original, The Purge: Anarchy expands are an idiotic idea with good characters to leave the audience asking ‘What would you do?’ or ‘How long would you More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
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‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Review: CGI, story, action and Andy Serkis are awesome

Fox has found gold with their Planet of the Apes franchise, revitalized by writing duo Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa, seen in the latest chapter: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Star Andy Serkis is joined by a whole More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
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Five Biggest problems with the ‘Transformers’ franchise

Before discussing the biggest problems with the Transformers franchise, especially Age of Extinction, let me say that I’m not a Michael Bay hater and I actually enjoy the Transformers, but at the same, they More...


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