Green Room FILM REVIEW

They thought playing for a room full of white supremacists would be the worst part of their day. They were wrong. Down on their luck punk rockers The Ain’t Rights are finishing up a long and unsuccessful tour, and are about to call it quits when they get an unexpected booking at an isolated, run-down club deep in the backwoods of Oregon. What seems merely to be a third-rate gig escalates into something much more sinister when they witness an act of violence backstage that they weren’t meant to see. Now trapped backstage, they must face off against the club’s depraved owner, Darcy Banker (Stewart), a man who will do anything to protect the secrets of his nefarious enterprise. But while Darcy

Criminal FILM REVIEW

Hardened criminal Jericho Stewart (Kevin Costner) is brought in for an experiment in "Criminal." In a last-ditch effort to stop a diabolical plot, a dead CIA operative's memories, secrets, and skills are implanted into a death-row inmate in hopes the he will complete the operative's mission. *** Stars Criminal Director: Ariel Vromen Screenplay by: Douglas Cook and David Weisberg Starring: Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Gal Gadot, Tommy Lee Jones, Ryan Reynolds, Alice Eve Rated R for strong violence and language throughout Running Time: 1 hour 53 minutes Rating Scale: ***** = Outstanding ****1/2 = Excellent **** = Very Good ***1/2 = Above Average *** = Good **1/2 = Mediocre ** = Fair

MEG begins to emerge and meets her nemesis.

Some time in the early 1980s, a teenage kid from a suburb in south New Jersey took pen to paper and wrote the opening chapter to a proposed sequel to one of his favorite film franchises, Jaws. The plan was to have the entire eastern seaboard of the United States in harms way when a long thought extinct creature emerges from the depths. The creature was Carcharodon megalodon, the ancient ancestor to the great white shark. 60 feet of pure terror! On paper, this proposed JAWS IV: MEGALODON sounded like it was going to be so cool. You'd think that I was writing about the origins of author Steve Alten's story but alas it is not. That young kid was me and I loved sharks and of all the shar

INTERVIEW: Curator of Movie History: Lana Revok and Starts Today!

All photos courtesy of Lana Revok and Starts Today! Be honest, when was the last time you looked at a newspaper? This morning? This weekend? You don't remember? In this day and age, odds are you get the majority of the news from your smartphone, computer or on cable. Rewind the clock about thirty to forty years and you'd discover that most people got their news from the nightly news, when there were only three networks, or the morning paper. Back than when someone were to say 'let's see a movie' you'd have to grab the newspaper to see what's playing at the local theater or call the theater itself. The internet did not exist. Fandango did not exist. You had to look at the weekend s

Doctor Strange Teaser Trailer emerges

Marvel Studios has released the first teaser trailer for Doctor Strange. It certainly looks different from any Marvel film we've seen before and it certainly opens up many, as The Ancient One puts it, "possibilities." Check out a new image, the trailer and the new theatrical poster below. Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) ascends into theatres on November 4, 2016. THE OFFICIAL TEASER TRAILER After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant and conceited surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under his wing and trains him to defend the world against evil. The film directed by Scott Derrickson stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton, Mads Mik

The Break-In (2016) FILM REVIEW

Melissa Joseph (Maggie Binkley) feels safe under the watchful eye of the home's security cameras. Jeff Anderson and Melissa Joseph are engaged, have a baby on the way, and live in a townhouse next to their best friends, Steve and Lisa. They have been living the perfect life, until a string of robberies take place in their neighborhood. Each night Jeff and Melissa notice strange occurrences happening to and around their home, and they fear that they'll be next on the list. ** Stars The Break-In (2016) Director: Justin Doescher Screenplay by: Justin Doescher Starring: Justin Doescher, Maggie Binkley, Juan Pablo Veiza, Melissa Merry Unrated Running Time: 1 hour 12 minutes Rating Scale: ***** =

The Jungle Book (2016) FILM REVIEW

Young Mowgli (Neel Sethi) falls under the spell of Kaa (voice by Scarlett Johansson). “The Jungle Book” is an all-new, live-action epic adventure about Mowgli, a man-cub raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan, who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera, and the free-spirited bear Baloo. ****1/2 Stars The Jungle Book (2016) Director: Jon Favreau Screenplay by: Justin Marks based on the books by Rudyard Kipling Starring: Neel Sethi,

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Teaser Trailer

A band of mercenaries are tasked with the dangerous mission of acquiring the Death Star plans. A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away... That phrase has been long associated with the saga films, which they are now called, as the opening to a new Star Wars adventure. For generations we only knew of the Skywalker saga and have only heard about other events in history but have never actually seen them. It was only a few years ago that Disney bought Lucasfilm and we were not only promised new saga films but spin-off films that will expand the universe. The possibilities were endless as fans began to wonder what stories they could tell. The Old Republic. Young Han Solo. A stand alone B

Louder Than Bombs FILM REVIEW

Jesse Eisenberg and Devin Druid star as two brothers still coping with the death of their mother. Two years after her death in a car crash, the husband and sons of famed photographer Isabelle Reed are still trying to cope with their loss. Gene struggles as a single parent, but is taking his first exultant steps towards a new relationship. Jonah, the elder son, has just had a baby of his own and finds the transition from child to parent more than a little daunting. The younger son, Conrad, is a typical teenager, wearing his alienation as a badge of honor and resisting his father’s every attempt to connect. On the occasion of a major retrospective of Isabelle’s work, Jonah returns home to h

Abandoned at 15 FILM REVIEW

Kai Lanette stars as a young girl forced to live on the streets. An isolated teen's life quickly spirals out of control when she is kicked out onto the streets after being gang-raped and impregnated. ***1/2 Stars Abandoned at 15 (aka The Girl Who Wasn't Missing) Director: Shane Ryan Screenplay by: Kai Lanette and Shane Ryan Starring: Kai Lanette, Alyssa Hedrick, Rob Dale, Jerell Gray Unrated Running Time: 1 hour 10 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

Baskin FILM REVIEW

Five cops respond to a call for backup and soon find themselves in hell on earth. Five police officers face, responding to a distress call, face a night of horror in a subterranean labyrinth for which there may be no escape. *** Stars Baskin Director: Can Evrenol Screenplay by: Ogulcan Eren Akay, Can Evrenol, Cem Ozuduru, Ercin Sadikoglu Starring: Muharrem Bayrak, Mehmet Cerrahoglu, Gorkem Kasal, Ergun Kuyucu, Sabahattin Yakut Unrated Running Time: 1 hour 37 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

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