Movie Review: Lord of the Rings trilogy (extended versions)

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu8/11/15
This weekend, I sat through a sort of “Lord Of The Rings” movie marathon. On each night, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, I watched one installment of the trilogy. A glutton for punishment, I viewed the extended versions. More » • (3233 views)

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Movie Review: Jurassic World

JurassicWorldby Brad Nelson6/16/15
One of my favorite moments in the movie, Liar Liar, is when Jim Carrey, struggling to do otherwise, strains out “I…can’t…lie.” Well, neither can I regarding cinema. More » • (2087 views)

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800 Years Old: A Movie to Celebrate the Magna Carta

MagnaCartaby Jon N. Hall    6/15/15
Today is the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, June 15, 1215. Nearly four years ago I wrote a movie review appropriate for such an occasion. The headline was “A Ridley Scott Movie for Conservatives” More » • (1372 views)

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Movie Review: You Can Count on Me

CountOnMeby Tim Jones4/21/15
I recently watched again another one of my all-time favorite movies, You Can Count on Me, an independent film released in 2000. I remember it was the first time seeing Mark Ruffalo and being blown away by his great performance. More » • (1129 views)

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Movie Review: Birdman

Birdmanby Tim Jones3/8/15
Being a movie buff that appreciates quality films, I finally got around to seeing Birdman (Or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). Birdman was the recent winner of Best Picture at the annual Academy Awards ego-fest More » • (1073 views)

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Movie Review: Whiplash

Whiplash_posterby Tim Jones2/22/15
When hurting feelings are part of the course curriculum  •  With the Academy Awards being televised tonight, I thought I would try to get out and see Whiplash, one that has been nominated in five categories More » • (1481 views)

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Movie Review: Fury (2014)

Furyby Brad Nelson   2/13/15
War is hell. Movie reviews and opinions about war films aren’t much easier. As you know, I thought American Sniper was highly over-rated as a film — not as a vehicle for feeling proud of American soldiers, but as a work of cinema, of actual interesting storytelling. More » • (2666 views)

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A 50-year-old Movie More Relevant than Ever

ChuckHestonby Jon N. Hall    1/6/15
What would make a history-based movie from 50 years ago more relevant today than when it premiered back in the mid-1960s? The answer is events; the world has changed and has made the movie more relevant, more vital. More » • (2425 views)

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Movie Review — Exodus: Gods and Kings

ExodusBaleby Avi Davis   12/30/14
(Or how heavy eyeliner and even heavier British accents invaded ancient Egypt.)  •  One has to marvel at the current Hollywood penchant for repeatedly mining the Bible for its entertainment value. More » • (1748 views)

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Movie Review: Unbroken

Unbrokenby Tim Jones12/30/14
A movie of mind-boggling cruelty, suffering and evil  •  I recently went to see the movie Unbroken and anyone that’s not familiar with it should check it out if they can. It’s based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand who tells the true story of Louis Zamperini, a son of Italian immigrants, in vivid detail. More » • (1008 views)

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Movie Review: Left Behind

LeftBehindby Deana Chadwell    10/6/14
My husband and I rarely go to the movies, but this one had me curious. I had read most of the book and seen the first attempt  (Kirk Cameron) at making a cheesy novel into a major motion picture. At the time that seemed possible More » • (1268 views)

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Movie Review: Roman Holiday

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu  8/24/14
“Life isn’t always about doing what one likes”  •  A couple of nights back I was watching one of those TV channels which specialize in old movies. It is not uncommon for such channels to re-run mediocre pictures from the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s, which may be inexpensive to broadcast, but less than memorable. More » • (3021 views)

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