Movie Review: The Big Short

TheBigShortby Brad Nelson5/23/16
This is a movie that attempts to tell the story of the housing boom-and-bust in an entertaining and informative way. Remarkably, it mostly succeeds. More » • (900 views)

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Movie Review: Spotlight (2015)

Spotlightby Brad Nelson5/21/16
It’s a toss-up who I will offend most in this review, Catholics or the Pink Mafia. This movie must be reviewed in two parts. One part is the cinematic aspect. The other is the political aspect. Neither is stellar nor particularly deep. More » • (618 views)

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Movie Review: Heaven’s Gate

HeavensGateby Steve Lancaster5/6/16
It has been 25 years since Michael Cimino released Heaven’s Gate. Most of the controversy has died down. It was an expensive movie to make and killed the studio, United Artists. The cost of production exceeded 40 million dollars and domestic revenue was less than 4 million. More » • (809 views)

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Movie Review: Ex Machina

ExMachinaby Tim Jones3/21/16
What Could Go Wrong? The unintended consequences of artificial intelligence • Ex Machina, released in 2015, may be the best movie about artificial intelligence to come along in years.  It gives an outstanding portrayal of a possible A.I. revolution in all of its ethical and philosophical dimensions More » • (908 views)

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Movie Review: Room

Room2015by Tim Jones2/11/16
I went to see the movie Room a few weeks ago without any expectations other than having a general idea as to its story – one about a woman who is abducted and kept hostage along with her young son. More » • (787 views)

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Movie Review: Spotlight

Spotlightby Patricia L. Dickson1/3/16
The movie Spotlight tells the true events of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within Boston’s local Catholic Archdiocese in mid-2001. The scandal shook the entire Catholic Church to its core. More » • (569 views)

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Movie Review: Star Wars – The Twilight Awakens

ForceAwakensby Brad Nelson12/31/15
It’s no fun watching an old friend get old…and I’m not talking about Carrie Fisher. Hey, we’re all headed toward the Death Star trash compactor. The good news is that this movie isn’t as bad as I thought it would be. The bad news is, it’s nothing new. It’s a reboot of A New Hope More » • (1252 views)

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Movie Review: Terminator Genisys

Genisysby Brad Nelson12/20/15
I RedBoxed this one last night. It’s the 4th? 5th in the series? I forget which slot this is in the franchise, and that is telling. It’s forgettable but watchable. If you’re a Terminator fan, you’ll want to see this. More » • (730 views)

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Movie Review: Woodlawn

Woodlawnby Patricia L. Dickson10/28/15
The movie Woodlawn is an Erwin Brothers Film that depicts real life events that took place in Alabama during the early 1970s at the height of desegregation. Historical footage from Governor George Wallace’s impassioned segregation forever speech played during the first minutes of the movie More » • (888 views)

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Movie Review: War Room

WarRoomMovieby Patricia L. Dickson9/22/15
I contacted one of my friends that I had not seen since I relocated back to the US to see if she wanted hang out. We decided to plan for a Saturday; however, we could not decide on what we were going to do. More » • (890 views)

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Movie Review: The Tea House of the August Moon

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu8/21/15
Are you down, feeling blue? Is all the world arrayed against you, can you do nothing right, does no one understand you? Then, may I suggest you watch this magical film. In two hours the world will be a much brighter place. More » • (1293 views)

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Movie Review: Straight Outta Compton

Straight-Outta-Comptonby Patricia L. Dickson8/17/15
When I first heard the movie Straight Outta Compton being advertised, I knew that I wanted to see it in order to fill in some historical blanks from the early 1990s. From late 1991 to January 1993, I was on an overseas assignment with the military. My overseas assignment was deep in the desert of Sinai Egypt. More » • (988 views)

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