Midway Is Better Than Pearl Harbor

Midway pays tribute to fallen American heroes even as the film may also be a spiritual sequel to an earlier Pacific-set World War 2 film, Pearl Harbor. Let’s get it out of the way right now.  Roland Emmerich is certainly attracted to directing films that have a large amount of action in them.  At the same time, this film does not suffer from the problems that brought down Michael Bay’s Pearl Harbor.  For this, we’re…

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A Dog’s Journey Tugs At Emotions

A Dog’s Journey is an emotional rerun of predecessor A Dog’s Purpose so please prepare yourselves accordingly with the right amount of Kleenex. A lot has changed since we last saw Bailey reunited with Ethan (Dennis Quaid) in A Dog’s Purpose.  Ethan and Hannah (Marg Helgenberger) now have a granddaughter, Clarity June or CJ (Kathryn Prescott as an young woman).  Hannah’s son, Henry, died in a car accident when Gloria (Betty Gilpin) was 8 months…

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The Intruder is Thrilling, Predictable

The Intruder may be thrilling but laughable in that it’s full of predictable thriller cliches that never stop even when we know what’s coming. When Scott (Michael Ealy) and Annie (Meagan Good) decide to leave the city for Napa Valley, they’re getting more than they bargained for.  They find their dream home in the form of Foxglove even if Bambi killer Charlie Peck (Dennis Quaid) owns it.  Scott, perhaps seeing something that Annie doesn’t, decides that the asking…

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Kin: 1980s-esque Sci-Fi Thriller With An Indie Vibe

Kin may mix together so many themes throughout the film while remaining a throwback to the 1980s sci-fi thrillers but with an indie film vibe. Eli (Myles Truitt) is an adopted teenager living with construction supervisor Hal Solinski (Dennis Quaid).  With no mom in the picture, it’s up to Hal to enforce some rules onto his adoptive son.  Unfortunately for Hal, Eli is the type who gets into trouble at school.  While exploring an abandoned building straight…

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Wizard World: The Baker Twins talk Kin

The Baker Twins, Jonathan Baker and Josh Baker, were on hand for a panel during Wizard World Chicago to discuss their upcoming sci-fi film, Kin. The duo, according to Jonathan, originally thought they would pursue a career in comic books.  It’s this thought that made Wizard World Chicago the perfect place for their panel.  The panel preceded a Saturday night advanced screening of Kin, opening in theaters this Friday. Jonathan said that they wanted to…

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A Dog’s Purpose: A Sentimental Tearjerker

A Dog’s Purpose is a sentimental tearjerker. It’s a film in which any animal lover will start to get emotional so be prepared by bringing some Kleenex tissues. If you don’t want to be seen crying in the theater, it would be wise to wait for the DVD. Many people have already decided to boycott the film based on a highly edited video. That’s their loss. They chose to ignore the facts. Lasse Hallström directs…

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