The Martial Arts Kid FILM REVIEW

Robbie (Jansen Panettiere) seeks the tutelage of his uncle Glenn (Don "The Dragon" Wilson) in "The Martial Arts Kid." When a troubled teen from Cleveland experiences bullying in Cocoa Beach, he soon learns Martial Arts to gain confidence and self-defense skills. **1/2 Stars The Martial Arts Kid Director: Michael Baumgarten Screenplay by: Michael Baumgarten and Adam W. Marsh Starring: Jansen Panettiere, Kathryn Newton, Don "The Dragon" Wilson, Cynthia Rothrock, Matthew Ziff, T.J. Storm Unrated Running Time: 1 hour 43 minutes Rating Scale: ***** = Outstanding ****1/2 = Excellent **** = Very Good ***1/2 = Above Average *** = Good **1/2 = Mediocre ** = Fair *1/2 = Poor * = Bad

Radiant J Productions invites filmmakers to explore and share their 'J'

"Write and create from your truth and explore whatever you're passionate about." - Amirose Eisenbach It goes without saying that going into business for yourself can be a daunting yet exciting endeavor that requires a great deal of patience and tenacity. Whether you're starting a small business or launching a new website there are inherent risks and challenges but often times it can still be quite rewarding. We live in a time where there's something available for whatever you may need and there's always someplace you can go to procure it. The challenge lies in finding that one thing which you know people want and how best to provide them with it. When you find that one thing and that p

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice FILM REVIEW

On a dark, rainy night, Gotham City's Batman (Ben Affleck) faces off with Superman (Henry Cavill). It's been nearly two years since Superman's (Henry Cavill) colossal battle with Zod (Michael Shannon) devastated the city of Metropolis. The loss of life and collateral damage left many feeling angry and helpless, including crime-fighting billionaire Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck). Convinced that Superman is now a threat to humanity, Batman embarks on a personal vendetta to end his reign on Earth, while the conniving Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) launches his own crusade against the Man of Steel. ***1/2 Stars Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Director: Zack Snyder Screenplay by: Chris Terrio and Dav

Hardcore Henry FILM REVIEW

Sharlto Copley confronts Henry, a cyborg with no memory of his past. You remember nothing. Mainly because you’ve just been brought back from the dead by your wife. She tells you that your name is Henry and congratulations, you’re now a cyborg. Five minutes later, your wife has been kidnapped and you should probably go get her back. Who’s got her? A psychotic megalomaniac named Akan and a never-ending army of mercenaries. You’re also in an unfamiliar city and everyone wants you dead. Everyone, except for a mysterious, British fellow called Jimmy who just might be on your side. Good luck Henry. You'll need it. ***1/2 Stars Hardcore Henry Director: Ilya Naishuller Screenplay by: Ilya Nai


A father and son go on the run after the dad learns his child possesses special powers. ****1/2 Stars Midnight Special Director: Jeff Nichols Screenplay by: Jeff Nichols Starring: Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver, Sam Shepard, Jaeden Lieberher Rated PG-13 for some violence and action Running Time: 1 hour 51 minutes Rating Scale: ***** = Outstanding ****1/2 = Excellent **** = Very Good ***1/2 = Above Average *** = Good **1/2 = Mediocre ** = Fair *1/2 = Poor * = Bad 1/2* = Abysmal

Paramount releases first trailer for 'Ben-Hur.'

Jack Huston and Morgan Freeman star in "Ben-Hur." Paramount will release the film on 08/12/16. Paramount and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios have released the first trailer and theatrical one sheet for their upcoming film "Ben-Hur." BEN-HUR is the epic story of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebbell), an officer in the Roman army. Stripped of his title, separated from his family and the woman he loves (Nazanin Boniadi), Judah is forced into slavery. After years at sea, Judah returns to his homeland to seek revenge, but finds redemption. Based on Lew Wallace’s timeless novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. Also starring Mo

The Adventure Continues! Indy returns July 19, 2019!

Harrison Ford returns as Indiana Jones in the fifth installment of the beloved franchise. It's a great day for fans of everyone's favorite globe-trotting, archaeologist, adventurer because the next adventure of Indiana Jones is on the horizon. Disney announced the following: Indiana Jones will return to the big screen on July 19, 2019, for a fifth epic adventure in the blockbuster series. Steven Spielberg, who directed all four previous films, will helm the as-yet-untitled project with star Harrison Ford reprising his iconic role. Franchise veterans Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall will produce. “Indiana Jones is one of the greatest heroes in cinematic history, and we can’t wait to bring

My Golden Days FILM REVIEW

Paul is preparing to leave Tajikistan, while thinking back on his adolescent years. His childhood, his mother's madness, the parties, the trip to the USSR where he lost his virginity, the friend who betrayed him and the love of his life. **** Stars My Golden Days Director: Arnaud Desplechin Screenplay by: Arnaud Desplechin and Julie Peyr Starring: Quentin Dolmaire, Lou Roy-Lecollinet, Mathieu Amalric, Rated R for some strong sexual content, graphic nudity, and language Language: French with English subtitles Running Time: 2 hours 3 minutes Rating Scale: ***** = Outstanding ****1/2 = Excellent **** = Very Good ***1/2 = Above Average *** = Good **1/2 = Mediocre ** = Fair *1/2 =

Eye in the Sky FILM REVIEW

EYE IN THE SKY stars Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from "capture" to "kill." But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute, reaching the highest levels of US and British government, over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare. ***1/2 Stars Eye in the Sky Director: Gavin Hood Screenplay by: Guy Hibbert Starring: Helen

Captain America: Civil War official trailer arrives!

Marvel has released a new trailer for their upcoming summer blockbuster 'Captain America: Civil War' and it looks thrilling. Directed by Anthony & Joe Russo, who helmed 'Winter Soldier' and the upcoming 'Infinity War,' the film features numerous returning actors including Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Frank Grillo, William Hurt. The film also welcomes new faces to the Marvel Cinematic Universe including Chadwick Boseman, Martin Freeman, Daniel Brühl AND Tom Holland. The film was written by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely; who have written the pr


After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter by two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack. ***1/2 Stars 10 Cloverfield Lane Director: Dan Trachtenberg Screenplay by: Josh Campbell & Matthew Stuecken and Damien Chazelle Story by: Josh Campbell & Matthew Stuecken Starring: John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher, Jr. Rated PG-13 for thematic material including frightening sequences of threat with some violence, and brief language Running Time: 1 hour 45 minutes Rating Scale: ***** = Outstanding ****1/2 = Excellent **** = Very Good ***1/2 = Above Average *** = Good **1/2 = Mediocre ** = Fair *1/2 = Poor * =

UPDATE: Has 'Amityville: The Awakening' been shelved? Nope, delayed...again!

UPDATE: The latest entry in the long running series has officially been delayed...again. 'Amityville: The Awakening' is presently scheduled to open on January 6, 2017. For those keeping track that is a delay of nearly two years! The Amityville horror franchise has pretty much become a shell of its original self becoming mere cash grabs based on the reputation of the film and the 'true story' it was based on. Since the original film, released in 1978, eight sequels and a remake have been made. Now, the latest entry in the long-running series, 'Amityville: The Awakening,' is about to hit theatres nationwide. Or is it? According to DreadCentral, the Weinsteins have officially cancelled th

The Brothers Grimsby FILM REVIEW

MI6's top assassin (Mark Strong) has a brother. Unfortunately for him, he's an English football supporter (Sacha Baron Cohen) from the town of Grimsby. Nobby has everything a man from the poor English fishing town of Grimsby could want - 9 children and the most attractive girlfriend in northern England (Rebel Wilson). There's only one thing missing in his life: his little brother, Sebastian. After they were adopted by different families as children, Nobby spent 28 years searching for him. Upon hearing of his location, Nobby sets off to reunite with his brother, unaware that not only is his brother an MI6 agent, but he's just uncovered a plot that puts the world in danger. On the run an

The Wave (2016) FILM REVIEW

Even though awaited, no-one is really ready when the mountain pass of Åkneset above the scenic narrow Norwegian fjord Geiranger falls out and creates a 85-meter-high violent tsunami. A geologist is one of those caught in the middle of it. *** Stars The Wave (2016) Director: Roar Uthaug Screenplay by: John Kåre Raake and Harald Rosenløw-Eeg Starring: Kristoffer Joner, Ane Dahl Torp, Arthur Berning, Jonas Hoff Oftebro, Fridtjov Såheim, Edith Haagenrud-Sande Rated R for some language and disaster images Running Time; 1 hour 44 minutes Rating Scale: ***** = Outstanding ****1/2 = Excellent **** = Very Good ***1/2 = Above Average *** = Good **1/2 = Mediocre ** = Fair *1/2 = Poor

London Has Fallen FILM REVIEW

In London for the Prime Minister's funeral, Mike Banning discovers a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders. *** Stars London Has Fallen Director: Babak Najafi Screenplay by: Creighton Rothenberger & Katrin Benedikt and Christian Gudegast and Chad St. John Story by: Creighton Rothenberger & Katrin Benedikt Starring: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Alon Aboutboul, Radha MItchell Rated R for strong violence and language throughout Running Time; 1 hour 39 minutes Rating Scale: ***** = Outstanding ****1/2 = Excellent **** = Very Good ***1/2 = Above Average *** = Good **1/2 = Mediocre ** = Fair *1/2 = Poor * = Bad 1/2* = Abysmal

Knight of Cups FILM REVIEW

A Los Angeles screenwriter (Christian Bale) indulges his wild side with a stripper (Teresa Palmer), a model (Freida Pinto) and a married woman (Natalie Portman). ***1/2 Stars Knight of Cups Director: Terrence Malick Screenplay by: Terrence Malick Starring: Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Brian Dennehy, Wes Bentley, Frieda Pinto Rated R for some nudity, sexuality and language Running Time; 1 hour 58 minutes Rating Scale: ***** = Outstanding ****1/2 = Excellent **** = Very Good ***1/2 = Above Average *** = Good **1/2 = Mediocre ** = Fair *1/2 = Poor * = Bad 1/2* = Abysmal

The Force Awakens on Blu-ray/DVD in April!

BURBANK, Calif. (March 3, 2016)—Star Wars: The Force Awakens shattered box office records upon its debut to become the cinematic event of a generation with over $926 million domestic and $2.05 billion worldwide. As announced this morning by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert A. Iger at The Walt Disney Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders, the epic movie will be available to own early on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on April 1. It comes home on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on April 5. Discover the complete story behind the making of Star Wars: The Force Awakens with in-depth documentary and bonus material that will take fans on an exciting journey behind the scenes. Secre

Who ya gonna call? The new 'Ghostbusters' trailer!

Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy and Kate McKinnon are ready to believe you. Sony has released the first trailer for the long overdue sequel/reboot to the beloved 'Ghost Busters' films which starred Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson. The franchise itself spent much time in development hell as many attempts were made to create a new film with the original cast. Eventually it was decided to relaunch the franchise with a female cast of characters. Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters. Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to

Disney releases new 'Finding Dory' trailer.

Thirteen years ago a little film about a father searching for his missing son swam off with the world's hearts and minds. Pixar's Finding Nemo was a huge success, earning $937 million at the world wide box office, and over the ensuing years fans have been clamoring for a sequel. Dreams do come true as the sequel, Finding Dory, will arrive this summer and Disney-Pixar has released the latest trailer for the eagerly anticipated film. Disney • Pixar's Finding Dory reunites everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale? Directed by And

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