FlixChatter Review: Hidden Figures (2016)

Directed by: Theodore Melfi Written by: Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi Runtime: 2 hrs 7 minutes Hollywood loves BOAT, that is, films Based On a True Story, and few are as overdue yet timely as Hidden Figures. Based on the nonfiction book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly, it tells the story of a team of African-American …

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FlixChatter Review: CRIMINAL (2016)

For the last couple of years, Hollywood is giving Kevin Costner another shot at being a box office draw. Unfortunately all the films he starred in as the lead mustered very little box office returns and looks like that trend will continue with his new action thriller. After a botched mission, CIA agent Bill Pope …

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FlixChatter Review: 3 Days to Kill

A dying Secret Service Agent trying to reconnect with his estranged daughter is offered an experimental drug that could save his life in exchange for one last assignment. Ok, the fact that McG directed this from Luc Besson's script doesn't exactly spell 'must see' on my list. Heck, the last film by those two I …

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Question of the Week: 80s/90s aging movie stars still in action – Love ’em or Hate ’em?

Tonight I'm going to a screening of 3 Days to Kill. Yes the trailer looks ridiculous and the director is McG so the likelihood of this being good is pretty slim. But y'know what, I'm still going to see it for the nostalgia factor as I quite like Kevin Costner as an action hero, whom …

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FlixChatter Review – Jack Ryan: The Shadow Recruit

It's been over a decade that we saw a Jack Ryan film. Chris Pine now fills the shoes that's been vacated by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, and Ben Affleck in the fifth feature of the long-dormant franchise. The major difference is, this is the first time that the film's plot isn't based on a specific …

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R.I.P. Tom Clancy – Thank you for your Jack Ryan thrillers!

Tom Clancy, the Baltimore-born author died Tuesday October 2nd in his hometown at the age of 66, two months' shy of the publish date of his new Jack Ryan novel, Command Authority. It's fascinating to see how the former insurance agent couldn't find a publisher for his first book, The Hunt for Red October, until …

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Musings on Man of Steel: What works and what doesn’t in the latest Superman reboot

Oh boy, where do I begin... Some films are tough to review and I find this one to be particularly so because I feel like I've invested myself in this movie even long before I saw it. It's strange I know, and perhaps I shouldn't have been sooo incredibly pumped but if you've read my …

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DC Geekgasm Day: Man Of Steel Teaser Trailer is here!!

Seems like the past few years it has been the year of Marvel comics, what with Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Spiderman, and of course the behemoth that was The Avengers! But this week and you could say even this whole month, belongs to DC... this Man of Steel trailer is released just mere hours …

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Guest Post: Six directors’ career who got derailed by box office bombs

Film directors know that it’s hard to make movies in Hollywood; it’s even harder to actually make a successful one. So when some of them hit the jackpot and make a box office hit, studio executives and fans are expecting nothing less from them in their next film. In the last few years, some filmmakers …

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Weekend Roundup and The Company Men review

Happy Monday, folks. My friends in the East Coast, I hope y'all stay safe. I was glued to the TV screen Saturday night watching all the coverage and reading people's tweets about Hurricane Irene, wow, I definitely don't take this beautiful weather in Minnesota for granted. We are very blessed indeed. Well, looks like even …

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