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The Mountain Between Us

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Director:

Hany Abu-Assad

Writers:

J. Mills Goodloe, Chris Weitz, and Charles Martin (novel).

Cast:

Idris Elba (Ben Bass), Kate Winslet (Alex Martin), Beau Bridges (Walter), Dermot Mulroney (Mark).

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Many by now have noticed the schedule of this website has moved to every other week. Sometimes choices are made, and this one has been wonderful. I love to write reviews, but my unsettling overtime at work has put me in the in-between stage. Family, work, reviews, and life, in general, has come to play.

Overtime is great and appreciated but continuing with a very unsettling rotation makes my head spin.  Not going to attack my employer, but sometimes releasing some negative energy is the best thing to do. And writing about the situation is almost enduring. I mean it has put a stranglehold on my life, and like I said it's needed, but is it really? Do I have to work 12 hours a day six days a week, only seeing my family for very little time? I love what I do but why is th…

Top Ten Movies of 2017

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10)  Spider-Man: Homecoming

A fun superhero film that creeps in at the right time. So why does this great superhero has to come in at the very bottom? Because the film had too many issues, to begin with. First off Peter Parker is and always will be a genius. The character really didn't need Tony Stark as a mentor. That whole storyline was ok, but the writers didn't have to go that route. Peter Parker alone could've handled the villains in the film after all the web-head has many bad guys on his roster to deal with. Green Goblin, Sandman, Hobgoblin to name some.  The film pretty much has a new cast, even Aunt May. The problem isn't the cast or the story, it's the way it all was constructed. First off Parker would've handled the challenge of going to the very important school event in Washington D.C. It would've been fun seeing Peter balance everything and making it to the event, instead, they had an action sequence. Imagery is good but when it overtakes the…

Bright

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Director:

David Ayer

Writer:

Max Landis

Cast:

Will Smith (Daryl Ward), Joel Edgerton (Nick Jakoby), Noomi Rapace (Leilah), Edger Ramirez (Kandomere), Tikka (Lucy Fry), Veronica Ngo (Tien), Alex Meraz (Serafin), Happy Anderson (Montehugh).

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Imagine a world where Elves and Orcs, humans, are on one planet. Have to imagine they're part of our society so that the experience could be more real. The film Bright takes on a journey that to me is unbelievable. With that being said, this film received some pretty bad reviews. Guess the critics needed a new movie to pounce on since Star Wars made their day. Well let us get to it, shall we? Without further adieu, Bright.

Review:

The film takes place in a very different world. Imagine fairies, Orcs, and Elves being apart of that world.

Los Angeles, lunch-time. Daryl Ward ( Will Smith ) waits for his partner, Nick Jakoby (Joel Edgerton). The gang is nearby, one of the Orc members reaches for his shotgun and shoots Ward, putting…

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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Director:

Rian Johnson

Writers:

Rian Johnson, George Lucus (Based on characters created by)

Cast:

Daisey Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker / Dobbu Scay), Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Oscar Issac (Poe Dameron), Andy Serkis (Snoke), Lupita Nyong'o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Anthony Daniels (C3PO), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico), Laura Dern (Vice Admiral Holdo), Benicio Del Toro (DJ), Frank Oz (Yoda), Billie Lourd (Lietenant Connix), Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Amanda lawrence (Commander D'Acy), Jimmy Vee (R2D2), and Brian Herring, Dave Chapman as BB-8.

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The new Star Wars film is finally here. The critics loved it, but as for the fan base, it's been receiving mixed reviews. Granted fans will be fans, but I have read many reviews from fans. The main complaint is the uniqueness of the film. The director took chances, even went all out, I'll explain la…

Justice League (2017)

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Director:

Zack Snyder

Writers:

Chris Terrio, Joss Whedon, and Zack Snyder, based on characters on Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, Gardner Fox, Bob Kane, Bill Finger, William Moulton Marston, and Jack Kirby.

Cast:

Ben Affleck (Batman / Bruce Wayne), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman / Diana Prince), Jason Momoa (Aquaman / Arthur Curry), Ezra Miller (The Flash / Barry Allen), Henry Cavill (Superman / Clark Kent), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Ray Fisher (Cyborg / Victor Stone), Jeremy Irons (Alfred), Diana Lane (Martha Kent), Connie Nielsen (Queen Hippolyta), J.K. Simmons (Commissioner Gorden), Ciaran Hinds (Steppenwolf), Amber Heard (Mera), Joe Morton (Silas Stone), Lisa Loven Kongsli (Menalippe), Ingvar Eggert Sigurosson (Mayor), and David Thewlis (Ares).

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After my holiday break, i hope all of you folks had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I surely did. It was everything I'd hoped it would be. My wife had worked very hard to cook an awesome meal.

Now to bring up my last review a bit. Thor Ra…

Thor Ragnarok

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Director:

Taika Waititi

Writers:

Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost, based off the Marvel comics (Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, and Jack Kirby).

Cast:

Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Cate Blanchett (Hela), Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner, Hulk), Idris Elba (Heimdall), Jeff Goldblum (Grandmaster), Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), Karl Urban (Skurge), Anthony Hopkins (Odin), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Taika Waititi (Korg), Rachel House (Topaz), Clancy Brown (Surtur), Tadanobu Asano (Hogun), Ray Stevenson (Volstagg), and Zachary Levi as Fandral.

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Let me begin by saying I truly love comic-based films. Good or bad I watched read them as a kid. With that being said understand that I'm a fan, not just a critic. My reviews on the subject matter might be with a lot of passion. I personally love these characters, and not because it's part of being a critic, it's a part of my childhood.
Growing up I collected comics. I often daydreamed of these icon…

Amityville Horror: The Awakening (2017)

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Director:

Franck Khalfoun

Writer:

Franck Khalfoun

Cast:

Jennifer Jason Leigh (Joan), Bella Thorne (Belle), Mckenna Grace (Juliet), Cameron Monaghan (James), Thomas Mann (Terrence), Taylor Spreitler (Marissa), Jennifer Morison (Candice), and Kurtwood Smith (Dr. Milton).

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A little bit of backstory here. The Amityville story is more than just a supernatural event, it's about murder.The oldest son, Ronnie Defeo murdered  his family execution style. The cause of it was a supposed demon, or someone telling him to murder. But he did what he had to do according to his recollections. Was it real? You decide and investigate the facts of the crime.

13 months later, a new family moved in. Even after knowing what had happened in the house the Lutz family still moved in. The house sold for cheap, so with that being said it was a decision they had to deal with for the rest of their lives. The supernatural events was so incredibly bad that the Lutz had to move out. They ultimate…