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Cue the Piano and Strings! The DOWNTON ABBEY MOVIE is ON!

Woo Hoo! Production has been officially announced on a Downton Abbey movie, with many members of the original cast coming back Here’s the official press release from Focus: LONDON, UK, July 13, 2018 – Focus Features chairman Peter Kujawski announced today that Focus has set production with Carnival Films on the Downton Abbey movie.  The original…

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SKYSCRAPER Review — Rocking a Good Old Fashioned Disaster Flick

SKYSCRAPER Review: A classic summer popcorn movie starring the Rock, duct tape and a prosthetic leg Take Towering Inferno, throw in some Die Hard, and sprinkle in a little Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol for good measure, then mix it all together with a liberal helping of Dwayne Johnson and voila! You have Skyscraper. It’s a classic summer popcorn movie starring the Rock, duct…

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Review

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION: Not Winning with Win

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Review by 10-year-old Winston Ordoña Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation is a formulaic continuation of the animated series that changes the location, but little else. The previous films were about Dracula (Adam Sandler) having to open up to something, and his monster friends (Keegan-Michael Key as Murray the Mummy, David Spade as…

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ANT-MAN AND THE WASP Review — What’s All the Buzz About?

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP Review — Lisa Johnson Mandell feels it’s somewhat less than Marvelous I know that Star Wars burnout is a big thing now, but is anyone else cooling off on the Marvel Comics Universe? Ant-Man and the Wasp is supposed to be a “much-needed MCU palate cleanser,” but I see it as…

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WOMAN WALKS AHEAD Review – Does it Paint an Accurate Picture of an Artist?

In her Woman Walks Ahead review, Staci Layne Wilson asks about artistic license By anyone’s account, Catherine Weldon (Jessica Chastain) was a badass and deserves her place in America’s Old West history. At a time when women were considered just a notch above chattel, Catherine was a renowned artist, a free spirit and an outspoken…

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JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM Review — It always boils down to who let the dinos out

It’s hard to believe this franchise goes clear back to 1993, that this is the fifth installment, and that audiences are still thrilled, shocked and riveted when those darn dinos start running loose. And the one scene where the T-Rex chomps down on the head and upper torso of the bad guy and starts shaking…

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INCREDIBLES 2 Review — After a 14-Year Wait, Is it Worthy?

Hang on a minute! Before I get into my Incredibles 2 review , I have to mention the Pixar short that plays before it. Whatever you do, don’t arrive at the theater late and miss the tender Bao. Yes, it’s about Dim Sum, but it’s also about a mother’s love, and it’s the sweetest thing…

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TAG Review— The Racey Comedy That’s Not Quite ‘It’

At first glance, Tag seems to have quite a bit of potential, especially when you hear it’s based on a true story and stars a boatload of favored talent including Jon Hamm, Ed Helms, Jeremy Renner, Isla Fisher, Rashida Jones and Thomas Middleditch. But can it sustain its wacky storyline about five friends who have…

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OCEAN’S 8 Review — Luck Be a Lady Tonight

You might be wondering if we really need another Ocean’s movie, even if the stiletto is on the other foot and an almost all female cast attempts the ultimate heist for which the franchise is famous. After all, those are huge shoes to fill, worn originally by the incomparable Rat Pack in 1960’s Ocean’s 11,…

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ATTACK OF THE RETRO SCI-Fi FUTURIST — The MUST SEE Show of the Century

The true story of the birth of James Mandell as the Retro Sci-Fi Futurist, and how you can tickets to this amazing show No other show in the history of entertainment has hit home quite like Attack of the Retro Sci-Fi Futurist, partially because it was born and raised right here in my living room.…

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