REVIEW ‘Race’ Is An Inspiring Experience Despite Unnecessary Subplots

“Race” tells the story of Olympic legend Jesse Owens, the Ohio State University track star who went to the 1936 games in Berlin just before the start of World War II. The film begins as Owens (Stephan James) starts college and meets his coach, Larry Snyder, played by Jason Sudeikis. Snyder immediately sees Owens’ talent…
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Monday Movie Report: British Academy Awards “Revenant” Best Picture And Director

Director Alejandros Inarritu’s “The Revenant” received plenty of recognition in London Sunday, taking multiple categories at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards ceremony. While the film captured trophies for cinematography and sound, it was its victories in the categories of Best Picture and Best Director that really made a┬ámark. The wins are…
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REVIEW: ‘Deadpool’ Is Good Fun Despite A Standard Story

The fans wanted the real Deadpool and Ryan Reynolds gave them the real Deadpool. This latest film from Marvel comic book lore follows the story of Wade Wilson, (Reynolds) a former special forces member who gets by doing odd (usually a bit dangerous) jobs for people. His life style begins to change, though, when he…
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REVIEW: Coens’ ‘Hail Caesar’ Is A Fun Love Letter To Old Hollywood

George Clooney plays Baird Whitlock in “Hail, Caesar!,” the latest dramedy from writers/directors The Coen Brothers. Whitlock is a star Hollywood actor and is working on the set of a 1950s Hollywood mega production for the studio Capitol Pictures. After shooting one of the scenes for the picture, though, Whitlock is drugged and kidnapped. That’s…
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REVIEW: ’50 Shades Of Black’ Runs Low On Laughs

There was no greater joy for me last Saturday than when the credits finally rolled for “50 Shades of Black,” the latest parody “comedy” from Marlon Wayans. Like the title says, this flick is a riff on last year’s “50 Shades of Grey:” it movie follows all of the beats of the movie it’s parodying,…
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