Spider-Man: Homecoming is The Best Spider-Man Yet

Spider-Man: Homecoming is the best incarnation of Spider-Man on the big screen as the web-slinger joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe in his first big screen adventure. Directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Gwyneth Paltrow, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, with Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr.  Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley and Jon Watts & Christopher Ford and Chris…

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Spider-Man Homecoming: The Mid- and Post-Credits Scenes Explained

Spider-Man: Homecoming features a mid-credits scene and a post-credits scene. As tends to be the case for Marvel films, the mid-credits scene serves more or less as an epilogue to what we just witnessed on screen.  The post-credits scene is more or less of a thank you to the fans for sitting through the entire credits. In the mid-credits scene, Adrian Toomes (Michael Keaton), also known as the Vulture, is seen walking in The Raft. …

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Austin Found: What A Mother Will Do For Fame

Austin Found tells the story of what one mother will do for fame. Directed by Will Raee from a screenplay written by Brenna Graziano, the indie comedy stars Linda Cardellini, Skeet Ulrich, Ursula Parker, Patrick Warburton, Jon Daly, Chris Parnell, Matt Jones, with Kirsten Schaal and Craig Robinson. Leanne Miller (Cardellini) used to be the queen bee in high school.  Nowadays, she’s the mother of a young girl, Patty (Parker) that she enters in beauty…

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Baby Driver: Does the Edgar Wright film need a sequel?

In a recent podcast interview, writer-director Edgar Wright mentioned that the studio approached him about making a sequel to Baby Driver. The film was produced on a low-to-mid budget of $34 million and honestly, it doesn’t even need a sequel.  It’s good enough standing on its own. “The studio have asked me to think about writing a sequel and it is one of the ones that I might do a sequel to because I think…

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The Journey: What happens when Irish opposites meet?

The Journey tells the story of two Irish politicians who couldn’t be further from each other politically. Directed by Nick Hamm from a screenplay written by Colin Bateman, The Journey stars Timothy Spall, Colm Meaney, Toby Stephens, Catherine McCormack, Ian McElhinney, with Freddie Highmore and John Hurt.  This is one of Hurt’s final appearances on screen as the actor died this past January. This is a film that shows us that it is possible to…

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Despicable Me 3 is alright, but laughs are rare

Despicable Me 3 isn’t the best outing for the franchise but if you’re looking for laughs from a studio comedy in 2017, the best offerings this year are from animated films. Directed by Pierre Coffin & Kyle Balda, co-directed by Eric Guillon, and based on a screenplay written by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio, the animated comedy stars Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Nev Scharrel, Steve Coogan, Jenny Slate and…

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Independence Day: We Will Not Go Quietly Into the Night

On this 4th of July, we celebrate Independence Day and what better way to celebrate than by watching Bill Pullman’s speech as President Thomas Whitmore from the 1996 film, Independence Day.  Between television and film, it’s one of the best speeches to be made by a fictional president. President Whitmore: Good morning. In less than an hour, aircraft from here will join others from around the world. And you will be launching the largest aerial…

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The Reagan Show Reminds Us How A President Should Act

The Reagan Show is a sober reminder of what America is lacking: a politician who can act presidential as the leader of the free world. Directed by Pacho Velez and Sierra Pettengill from a screenplay written by Josh Alexander, Velez, and Francisco Bello, The Reagan Show is made completely of archival footage filmed by the Reagan Administration and network news.  Reagan’s presidency was the most filmed of any presidential administration that came before to the…

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Hollywood Needs Some More Originality In Movies

When it comes to the studio movies, it’s time to start seeing some originality in the content they are proving. One of the biggest problems I’ve had this year is with the comedies being released.  Either I didn’t see them or I simply chose to pass on them after reading the reviews and that’s a shame because comedies are among the movies that I choose to see first if there isn’t a comic book or…

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Men in Black celebrates 20 Years

Men in Black celebrates 20 years today. The sci-fi action comedy was released on this day in 1997 and I remember watching it at a drive-in theater (yes, they still existed in the 1990s).  Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, the summer hit stars Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith as secret agents in a secret organization.  Produced on a $90 million budget, Men in Black took in just over $250 million domestically and just short of…

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