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Movie Review: Dr. Strange

Mike Thayer 2016 (2)By Mike Thayer

So my boys and I went to see Dr. Strange over the Thanksgiving holiday.

If you're into the Marvel movies, it's a must see.  If you're not into Marvel movies so much, it's still a good time.

It's a good origin story and actor Benedict Cumberbatch was the perfect choice to play Dr. Strange.  There is dazzling imagery throughout the film with plenty of comic relief one-liners in the script. 

It's not the best Marvel movie, but it is good.

I give Dr. Strange 3 out of 5 stars.

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Movie Review: Hacksaw Ridge

Mike Thayer 2016 (2)By Mike Thayer

I am a war movie fan, a Mel Gibson fan, so when it was announced that Hacksaw Ridge was hitting the theaters, I was looking forward to seeing it.

The movie is based on the true story of Pfc. Desmond Doss, a pacifist combat medic, who refused to carry a weapon during WWII based on religious grounds. 

I can describe this movie in one word:  INTENSE

It starts out as the fairly typical war movie lead in with some romance, almost 'chick-flick' like.......  But it is after all a Mel Gibson directed film.  He doesn't disappoint.  The war/battle scenes were graphic, many times audience members were jumping or gasping. 

If you want to see a real hero in action, about a man who saved 75 lives without firing a shot in the bloodiest battle of WWII, then you MUST see this film.  Telling you much more would create a spoiler alert.....

Director:  Mel Gibson
Genre(s): Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Rating: R

Hacksaw Ridge gets 4 out of 5 stars

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After remaking 'Ben-Hur,' please leave these 12 movies alone - NY Daily News

It’s time to knock off the knockoffs.

This Friday, Hollywood is off to the races with the latest remake of a treasured film — this time a new “Ben-Hur.” The new, faith-based take might be more faithful to the 1880 best-seller, but those damn dirty execs should’ve kept their stinking paws off material associated with the Charlton Heston version (itself a remake).

This is nothing new: Studios are always trying to recycle old classics. What sociopath greenlit a shot-for-shot remake of “Psycho”? Heck, not just classics. Last year’s “Point Break” remake? Completely pointless.

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Box Office: 'Jason Bourne' Wins Big With $60M; 'Bad Moms' Earns $23.4M - Hollywood Reporter

Universal's Jason Bourne topped the North American box office with a strong $60 million from 4,026 theaters, one of the best showings of summer to date and one of the few franchise titles to come in ahead of its predecessor. In 2012, The Bourne Legacy, starring Jeremy Renner, debuted to a soft $38.1 million. However, Jason Bourne didn't match the $69 million launch of Damon's The Bourne Ultimatum in 2007, but still ranks as the actor's second-best opening.

The action film also is impressing overseas, where it topped the foreign chart with $50 million from 56 markets, the best opening of any Bourne title and putting the movie's global bow at $110.1 million. South Korea led with a stellar $11.2 million, followed by $10.2 million in the U.K., where it came in second behind the debut of Finding Dory ($10.8 million).

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Dinesh D’Souza’s Scathing ‘Hillary’s America’ Becomes Top Grossing Documentary of 2016 | Video | TheBlaze.com

Conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza has done it again.

D’Souza’s newest documentary, “Hillary’s America,” was put out in limited release July 15, just ahead of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, and in wide release July 22, the weekend before the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. In less than two weeks, the film has raked in more than $5.2 million, making it the top-grossing documentary so far this year, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The 100-minute movie casts Hillary Clinton, who this week became the first female to win a major U.S. party’s nomination for president, and her husband Bill as “depraved crooks” while labeling the entire Democratic Party as “the party of corruption.”

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Han Solo origins film has 'by far the best Star Wars script', says The Force Awakens concept artist | News | Culture | The Independent

Star Wars fans can start really looking forward to the Han Solo movie after a concept artist from The Force Awakens described the script as the best in the franchise.

Iain McCaig, who worked on last year’s hugely popular episode seven, was full of praise for the new origins film when he spoke at New York’s recent Art and Industry of Imagination conference.

“I laughed, I cried, I did all the things you should do when reading a good script - you’re in for a treat,” he said, according to Star Wars Newsnet, adding that it was “by far the best Star Wars script, and one of the best scripts period, that [he] has ever read.”

 

Iain McCaig, who worked on last year’s hugely popular episode seven, was full of praise for the new origins film when he spoke at New York’s recent Art and Industry of Imagination conference.

“I laughed, I cried, I did all the things you should do when reading a good script - you’re in for a treat,” he said, according to Star Wars Newsnet, adding that it was “by far the best Star Wars

via www.independent.co.uk


Wreck-It Ralph 2: Prep for the sequel with a look back at the original | EW.com

Disney fans rejoiced Thursday when it was announced that Wreck-It Ralph is officially getting a sequel, due to arrive in theaters on March 9, 2018. But what about those who haven’t seen the colorful animation, adrenaline-pumping action, and tearjerking emotional moments of the first film? As Ralph himself exemplifies: It’s never too late to turn things around.

Before Ralph wrecks the internet in Wreck-It Ralph 2, let’s revisit the 2012 original and all the moments that made it so memorable.

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