The Incredibles 2

The Incredibles 2

It feels like forever and even longer than 16 years but The Incredibles was in late 2004. At a time when Pixar Studios was being carved into what it was today, Incredibles was animation superhero film that was different with it dealt with the 1960's aspect, what being a family meant and coming from fame director Brad Bird, it's used a lot of his style. A film that did so much for Pixar in such a large amount. Incredibles 2 was long overdue.

'Tag' Review
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'Tag' Review

Here’s a piece of advice for anyone looking to edit trailers as a profession: Don’t begin a trailer (that everyone will have seen in theaters and online for several months) with the climactic moment in the movie. That egregious mistake was made with “Tag”. And it’s far from the only one.

'Incredibles 2' Review
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'Incredibles 2' Review

At the Regal Cinemas “Incredibles 2” showing I attended (and it’s likely playing everywhere), right before the film began, writer/director Brad Bird, and stars Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter and Samuel L. Jackson appeared on screen and thanked all the fans for waiting patiently for the past 14 years (it’s been 13 and a half, but let’s round up – why not?) for this sequel. Jackson proclaimed, “Finally! Here it is!”

'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Review
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'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Review

I’m a little envious of kids today. Judging by the fifth Jurassic movie, 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom', it's clear they are unlikely to wake up drenched in sweat and palpitating after being hounded by a T-Rex or a Raptor. When did the T-Rex become our friend? When did we get to a point where a Raptor swoops in to save the day? I guess this is the point that separates the last two Jurassic movies from their predecessors. 2015's 'Jurassic World' set the new tone and 'Fallen Kingdom' doubles down on it.

Exploring John Cassavetes: Shadows

Exploring John Cassavetes: Shadows

The godfather of independent cinema and one of the titans of forwarding film as a means of artistic expression, John Cassavetes is a filmmaker, I'm sorry to say, I'm just now diving into. I have been intrigued by the way in which Cassavetes went about his art, acting in films as a means to finance his own and remain independent from the studio system and every creative restriction that brings. Working as few filmmakers have the chance to, Cassavetes was able to take as long as he wanted with each of his films, shooting, editing, and reshooting until he was fully satisfied with the final product. I suppose being involved continuously in another film project coupled with the intimidation to begin watching his work; it's taken me much longer embark on a journey through Cassavetes filmography than I would have liked. In October of last year, I unreservedly fell in love with Brain De Palma's 1978 film THE FURY, and as odd as that bridge is, that film is what pushed me into seeing, at long last, the work made by Cassavetes.

Comcast Makes $65 Billion All-Cash Rival Bid for 21st Century Fox

Comcast Makes $65 Billion All-Cash Rival Bid for 21st Century Fox

Comcast has been waiting to upstage The Walt Disney Company. The Philadelphia cable giant looks to start a bidding war with the Mouse House. Fox Executive Co-Chairman Rupert Murdoch and his shareholders have decisions to make. It's obvious Murdoch wants his Fox assets at Disney. Comcast is trying to nudge itself into the deal. There are about a billion reasons that this rival bid may actually work.

First Trailer For Disney's 'Dumbo'

First Trailer For Disney's 'Dumbo'

It's safe to say 2019 will be yet another banner year for The Mouse House. — Ahead of next year’s reworks of animated classics The Lion King and Aladdin, Disney unveiled their first look at Tim Burton's live-action adaptation of 1941's animated classic 'Dumbo'!

'It: Chapter 2' cast is now complete adding Isaiah Mustafa as Mike Hanlon

'It: Chapter 2' cast is now complete adding Isaiah Mustafa as Mike Hanlon

The former Old Spice spokesman rounds out the cast of Andy Muschietti's It: Chapter 2! — Okay, so I'll freely admit - I had zero clue who Isaiah Mustafa was until I Wikipedia'd his name. The 44-year-old’s tv and filmography resume won't exactly blow you away, but it’s worth noting Mustafa is a former NFL athlete-turned-actor who currently stars in Freeform's Shadownhunters. And though I couldn’t tell you which NFL teams he once played for much less what Shadowhunters is, I vaguely remember this guy’s smile after having watched this Old Spice commercial. Don't ever say advertising is dead people!

'Hereditary' Review
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'Hereditary' Review

Lately the title “Horror Movie” has been awarded to films that just don’t deserve it. “Get Out” has a few gory moments in its final half hour, but it’s a suspense thriller. “mother!” includes its share of blood, but not the slicing and dicing found in traditional horror films. And neither provide the scares required for the genre.

'Ocean's 8' Review
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'Ocean's 8' Review

A few months before the release of the all-female version of “Ghostbusters” in 2016, Warner Bros. announced they were developing an “Ocean’s” reboot with a prominently female cast. The reason the film’s called “Ocean’s 8” and not another “Ocean’s 11” is because the studio hopes this can become another trilogy, with “Ocean’s 9” and “Ocean’s 10” down the line. However, after wading through “Ocean’s 8″ it’s tough to make a legit case for the need for sequels.

Hereditary Review
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Hereditary Review

Hereditary scared me. So it was good. 4.5/5. See you next time — Ok, all joking aside, Hereditary is a damn scary film that is scary in ways that are pretty against the grain for most modern horror, or at least American horror traditions. If The Conjuring is the thesis for exemplary use of modern horror tropes and traditions, Hereditary is its antithesis or rather a synthesis of them + writer-director Ari Aster's hatred of family and knack for complete subversions of general taboos and story expectations (see his short The Strange Thing About the Johnsons if you need proof of this).

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