Secretariat Gets You In The Kentucky Derby Mood

Secretariat is just the film about horse racing to get people in the right mood for the annual running of the Kentucky Derby. If you want a horse racing film, you certainly could not do wrong with the Oscar-nominated Seabiscuit. Seabiscuit is without a doubt the better of the two films but we’re not here to talk about that film today. No, we’re here to discuss the one set during the three Triple Crown races.…

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Burn After Reading: A Comedic Political Thriller

The Coen brothers find a way to mix both political thriller and dark comedy in Burn After Reading to give us a beautiful piece of cinema. Osbourne Cox (John Malkovich) quits his job as a CIA analyst and uses this newfound time to write his memoir.  His wife, Katie (Tilda Swinton), sees this and continues having an affair with U.S. Marshal Harry Pfarrer (George Clooney).  It feels like everybody is having an affair as we…

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Space Force: The Comedy Satire for the Trump Era

Steve Carell and Greg Daniels have reteamed following The Office to bring us Space Force, a ripe comedy satire for the Trump era. Steve Carell–playing four-star general Mark R. Naird–is the perfect guy to lead the United States Space Force.  Naird dreamed of running the United States Air Force.  Alas, those dreams were not meant to be.  So now, Mark, his wife, Maggie (Lisa Kudrow), and their daughter, Erin (Diana Silvers), leave the comfort of…

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Sundance 2019: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile manages to glorify subject Ted Bundy in a manner that does not even show his violent ways at all. Theodore Robert “Ted Bundy (Zac Efron) killed over 30 women in under five years.  Even though law enforcement officials had a number on his back, he continually denied these actions through the Florida trial.  It’s this particular trial that plays the biggest part of the film.  Yes, there’s the home…

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Bird Box Has Quiet Place-esque vibe

Bird Box paints a bleak dystopian future but there’s something about Sandra Bullock’s performance that makes us care about what’s happening. Where A Quiet Place forced people into silence lest they die, Bird Box forces one to close their eyes while outside.  Imagine a world in which you can’t even appreciate the sunlight while inside.  This is the world that novelist Josh Malerman creates and screenwriter Eric Heisserer adapts for the big screen. Following Malorie’s (Sandra…

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Mile 22: An Intense Action Thriller

Mile 22 doesn’t shy away from the clichéd thriller tropes but the film’s humor plays to the strengths of Mark Wahlberg and Lauren Cohan. A quick prologue at a Russian safe house paves way for the ultimate action in Indocarr in Southeast Asia.  This is where a CIA team led by a super-focused James “Jimmy” Silva (Mark Wahlberg) is now stationed.  They are in charge of making sure an asset, Indocarr Special Forces officer Li…

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