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Movie Reviews: Beauty and the Beast and The Shack

Beauty and the Beast

Cary, NC – Beauty and the Beast continues Disney’s winning streak with remaking their animated classics in live action. Director Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) makes a sumptuous adaptation that, while slightly overlong, fondly and graciously recalls the original. Read more

Movie Reviews: Kong: Skull Island and Get Out

Cary, NC – Kong: Skull Island is a monstrously good time at the movies. This latest iteration of King Kong wastes no time in getting to the good stuff, fills the screen with likable and memorable characters and features some truly insane action beats. That’s definitely a compliment by the way. Read more

Movie Reviews: Logan and Toni Erdmann

Logan

Cary, NC – Logan is not your typical comic book movie. Director James Mangold (The Wolverine, Walk The Line) has made a classic western/family drama that just so happens to feature superheroes. The result is a fantastic last at bat for Hugh Jackman as the titular mutant character, giving perhaps the best performance of his career and a chance to go out on top. Read more

Movie Reviews: A Cure For Wellness and Elle

A Cure For Wellness

Cary, NC – Director Gore Verbinski (The RingPirates of the Carribean) returns to the horror genre with A Cure For Wellness. The film is filled with atmosphere and terrifying imagery, and while it can’t quite stick the landing, credit must be given for Verbinski trying something so daring and dark on a big studio level. Read more

Movie Reviews: The Lego Batman Movie and Paterson

The Lego Batman Movie

Cary, NC – The Lego Batman Movie is a follow-up to the surprisingly great The Lego Movie from a few years ago. That film proved to be smart, original, funny and even had a nice little lesson about creativity and learning to play with others nestled in among all the jokes and sight-gags. The Lego Batman Movie strikes gold again, as the film has jokes and puns flying at you a mile a minute, while also sneaking in the fact that depending on your friends and family is A-OK! Read more

2017 Oscars Predictions!

Cary, NC – Hello again! It’s my favorite time of year, Oscar time! 2016 was filled with so many incredible and diverse pieces of work and filled with performances by so many wonderful actors, and it’s great to see that this year’s nominees are almost all universally deserved. Read more

Movie Reviews: Gold and Fences

Gold

Cary, NC – Gold is director Stephen Gaghan’s first movie since 2005’s Syriana starring George Clooney and Matt Damon. While that film proved to be an impressive debut, Gold struggles to to make the same impact, despite featuring another committed turn by star Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club, Interstellar). Read more

Movie Reviews: Split and 20th Century Women

Split

Cary, NC – Split, directed by M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs), is a thriller about three girls who are kidnapped by a man with 24 personalities, played marvelously by James McAvoy (X-Men: Days of Future Past). The film marks a welcome return for Shyamalan, who crafts a highly entertaining and tense ride that features stand out turns from McAvoy and newcomer Anya Taylor-Joy. Read more

Movie Reviews: Live By Night and Silence

Live By Night

Cary, NC – Live By Night, directed by and starring Ben Affleck, is a gangster drama set against the backdrop of prohibition. While there are moments of greatness here, Affleck seems to struggle with his focus on what exactly the story is, delivering a watchable, albeit muddled, viewing experience. Read more

Movie Reviews: A Monster Calls and Hidden Figures

A Monster Calls

Cary, NC – A Monster Calls, directed by J.A. Bayona (The Impossible), is a fantasy drama about a young boy dealing with his mother’s terminal illness. Starring Felicity Jones (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and newcomer Lewis MacDougall, A Monster Calls is an emotional and deeply satisfying family film that deals with loss in as honest a way as a film with a giant tree monster can. Read more