Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made FILM REVIEW

Three childhood friends made a shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Here's how they did it. In 1981, two 11-year-old boys in Mississippi set out to remake their favorite film: RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK. With the help of all their friends, it took them seven years to complete. Except one scene, the airplane scene. Thirty years later, they set out to finally finish their fan film and fully realize their childhood dream. This is the story behind the making of what is known as the greatest fan film ever made. **** Stars Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made Directors: Jeremy Coon and Tim Skousen Starring: Eric Zala, Chris Strompolos, Jayson Lamb, Eli Roth, John Rhys-

The Magnificent Seven (2016) FILM REVIEW

The Magnificent Seven ride again in Antoine Fuqua's retelling of the classic western. In the old west, seven men come together to help a town fight off a ruthless industrialist w ***1/2 Stars The Magnificent Seven (2016) Director: Antoine Fuqua Screenplay: Richard Wenk and Nic Pizzolatto Starring: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Byung-hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier, Peter Sarsgaard, Haley Bennett Rated PG-13 for extended and intense sequences of Western violence, and for historical smoking, some language and suggestive material Running Time: 2 hours 12 minutes Rating Scale: ***** = Outstanding ****1/2 = Excellent **** = Very Good ***1/2

The Lovers and the Despot FILM REVIEW

Film director Shin Sang-ok, dictator Kim Jong-Il and actress Choi Eun-hee made movies together. The documentary "The Lovers and the Despot" explores how it all came to be. After their glamorous romance ends, a famous director and actress are kidnapped by movie-obsessed dictator Kim Jong-il. Forced to play along with a bizarre filmmaking project, they get a second chance at love but only one chance at escape. **** Stars The Lovers and the Despot Directors: Ross Adam and Robert Cannan Unrated Running Time: 1 hour 38 minutes Rating Scale: ***** = Outstanding ****1/2 = Excellent **** = Very Good ***1/2 = Above Average *** = Good **1/2 = Mediocre ** = Fair *1/2 = Poor * = Bad

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week-The Touring Years FILM REVIEW

Shea Stadium is just one event Ron Howard looks at in his documentary about the Fab Four. Filmmaker Ron Howard examines the early years of the Beatles, from their club dates in Liverpool, England, to their concert tours in Europe and the rest of the world. **** Stars The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years Director: Ron Howard Starring: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Whoopi Goldberg, Elvis Costello, Richard Lester, Eddie Izzard Unrated Running Time: 2 hours 17 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

For the Love of Spock FILM REVIEW

The documentary FOR THE LOVE OF SPOCK takes a loving look at the character and the man who played him. Actors William Shatner, George Takei, Simon Pegg and others discuss the lasting legacy of Leonard Nimoy and his iconic portrayal of Mr. Spock on the television series "Star Trek." **** Stars For the Love of Spock Director: Adam Nimoy Starring: Adam Nimoy, Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, George Takei, Simon Pegg, Nichelle Nichols, Zoe Saldana, Walter Koenig Unrated 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


Tom Hanks and Aaron Eckhart star as Chesley Sullenberger and Jeff Skiles in Clint Eastwood's SULLY. The story of Chesley Sullenberger, who became a hero after gliding his plane along the water in the Hudson River, saving all of the airplane flights 155 crew and passengers. *** Stars Sully Director: Clint Eastwood Screenplay by: Todd Komarnicki Starring: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney, Valerie Mahaffey, Mike O'Malley, Sam Huntington, Michael Rapaport Rated PG-13 for some peril and brief strong language Running Time: 1 hour 35 minutes Rating Scale: ***** = Outstanding ****1/2 = Excellent **** = Very Good ***1/2 = Above Average *** = Good **1/2 = Mediocre ** = Fair *1/2


THE EVIL THAT MEN DO Director: J. Lee Thompson Screenplay: David Lee Henry and John Crowther based upon the novel by R. Lance Hill Starring: Charles Bronson, Theresa Saldana, Joseph Maher, Jose Ferrer, Rene Enriquiz Rated R Running Time: 1 hour 30 minutes Release Date: September 21, 1984 ***1/2 out of ***** Photo: Tri-Star Pictures A retired assassin returns to the game to exact revenge and put an end to an evil tyrant's reign of terror in THE EVIL THAT MEN DO. A tough as nails assassin (CHARLES BRONSON) comes out of retirement to not only kill the men who killed his friend but to complete the job his friend was on: assassinate a brutal doctor (JOHN MAHER) who uses his skills to maim and tor

Train to Busan FILM REVIEW

A father and daughter are just some of the passengers in jeopardy on the TRAIN TO BUSAN. TRAIN TO BUSAN is a harrowing zombie horror-thriller that follows a group of terrified passengers fighting their way through a countrywide viral outbreak while trapped on a suspicion-filled, blood-drenched bullet train ride to Busan, a southern resort city that has managed to hold off the zombie hordes... or so everyone hopes. **** Stars Train to Busan Director: Sang-ho Yeon Screenplay by: Sang-ho Yeon Starring: Yoo Gong, Dong-seok Ma, Yu-mi Jeong, Soo-an Kim, Sohee Unrated Running Time: 1 hour 58 minutes Rating Scale: ***** = Outstanding ****1/2 = Excellent **** = Very Good ***1/2 = Above Averag

Crimson Peak FILM REVIEW

Edith Cushing makes the mistake of wandering Allerdale Hall alone in Guillermo Del Toro's CRIMSON PEAK. In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds - and remembers. **** Stars Crimson Peak Director: Guillermo Del Toro Screenplay by: Guillermo Del Toro and Matthew Robbins Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam, Jim Beaver Rated R for bloody violence, some sexual content and brief strong language Running Time: 1 hour 59 minutes Rating Scale: ***** = Outstanding *


JAWS-THE REVENGE Director: Joseph Saragent Screenplay: Michael de Guzman Starring: Lorraine Gary, Lance Guest, Mario Van Peebles, Karen Young, Michael Caine, Judith Barsi, Lynn Whitfield Rated PG-13 Running Time: 1 hour 29 minutes Release Date: July 17, 1987 ** out of ***** Photo: Universal Pictures A great white shark attacks the beaches of the Bahamas in JAWS-THE REVENGE. After youngest son Sean (MITCHELL ANDERSON) is killed by a great white shark, grieving Ellen Brody (LORRAINE GARY) joins her oldest son Michael (LANCE GUEST) in the Bahamas where she meets Hoagie (MICHAEL CAINE) and begins to heal. However, little does anyone know that the very shark that killed Sean has followed them. R

Rob Zombie's 31 FILM REVIEW

Roscoe and Charly soon discover their night in hell is growing worse by the minute in Rob Zombie's 31. Five carnival workers are kidnapped and held hostage in an abandoned, Hell-like compound where they are forced to participate in a violent game, the goal of which is to survive twelve hours against a gang of sadistic clowns. ** Stars Rob Zombie's 31 Director: Rob Zombie Screenplay by: Rob Zombie Starring: Sheri Moon Zombie, Meg Foster, Malcolm McDowell, Lew Temple, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Kevin Jackson Rated R for strong bloody horror violence, pervasive language, sexual content and drug use Running Time: 1 hour 42 minutes Rating Scale: ***** = Outstanding ****1/2 = Excellent **** = Very


Lisa, Ashley and Talia take their first steps into the woods outside Burkittsville; home of the BLAIR WITCH. After discovering a video showing what he believes to be his sister's experiences in the demonic woods of the Blair Witch, James and a group of friends head to the forest in search of his lost sibling. **** Stars Blair WItch Director: Adam Wingard Screenplay by: Simon Barrett Starring: James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez, Corbin Reid, Wes Robinson, Valorie Curry, Brandon Scott Rated PG-13 for language, terror and some disturbing images Running Time: 1 hour 29 minutes Rating Scale: ***** = Outstanding ****1/2 = Excellent **** = Very Good ***1/2 = Above Average *** = Good **1

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