FlixChatter Review – Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

Review by: Laura Schaubschlager I just saw Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and once again, I have to separate my feelings as a die-hard 20-year-long Harry Potter fan from my thoughts as a movie critic. While I have a lot of gripes about how lazy J.K. Rowling's later additions and retcons to the Wizarding …

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FlixChatter Review: Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

There are films you'd readily see just for the cast and this is one such a film. I'm familiar with Agatha Christie's work though I can't claim I've actually finished even one of her books from start to finish. I did however, see the episode from British ITV production of the Agatha Christie series starring David …

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Guest Review – Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell no Tales (2017)

Directed By: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg Written By: Jeff Nathanson Runtime: 2 hrs 9 minutes When I saw the first trailer for the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie, I nearly sprained my eyeballs from rolling them so hard. While the first movie was enjoyable and still holds up as a fun adventure flick fourteen years later, …

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FlixChatter Review: BLACK MASS (2015)

It’s been almost 20 years since the last time Johnny Depp starred in a modern gangster film, the vastly underrated Donnie Brasco. He’s now back playing another true life gangster character, James “Whitey” Bulger, the most violent criminal in South Boston. Told in a flashback style, the film starts with the integration of Bulger’s crew …

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Five movies everyone seem to love that leave me cold

This list has been on my draft folder for some time. Well, now seems as good a time as any to counter all the the applause for movies as one award after another is getting announced. This post is inspired by Abbi's list, as well as Kristin's who posted her own list. Now, I don't totally …

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Question of the week: Actors whose famous role you can’t shake

I just reviewed The Judge this weekend and I mentioned how RDJ is playing yet another variety of Tony Stark. He's always the smartest guy in the room, and always have an arsenal of snarky remarks he can just throw at you at the best opportunity. I'm not just talking about the recent roles he …

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Rental Picks: Get the Gringo & The Lone Ranger

Get The Gringo Remember when Mel Gibson was the king of the box office? Back in the late 80s, 90s and early 2000s, seems like every film he starred in were box office hits. After he starred in the big hit Signs back in 2002, he actually agreed to return as Max in George Miller's …

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A trio of casting news I’m excited about: Karl Urban, Rebecca Hall & Alessandro Nivola

Happy Midweek all! I've got another director-related post nearly ready to go, but I thought I'd share a trio of casting news I heard this week that I'm excited about, all involving three talented underrated actors I'd love to see getting more work. So here goes. Karl Urban's cast in JJ Abrams' futuristic drama pilot …

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I watched the Superbowl for the trailers… specifically Star Trek Into Darkness & The Lone Ranger

I barely watched the Superbowl, maybe only for 5 minutes when the Baltimore Ravens' QB threw a 40+ yards touchdown pass. I've only watched the biggest sporting game show for the ads, and now that I've got a movie blog, for the movie trailers! The power outage cracked me out though, someone tweeted that he's …

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Weekend Roundup: Addams Family Musical, Phantom of the Opera, Dark Shadows

Happy Monday all!  Hope you had a nice weekend. Mine was quite busy but in a good way. For our anniversary celebration, we went to see the Addams Family play on Friday night at the Ordway Theater in St. Paul. Truth be told, I'm not that familiar with the story nor have I seen the …

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