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Film Review: ‘Pitch Perfect 3’!

by Bryan Kluger on Dec 21st, 2017

Listen up, pitches, this movie is the perfect swan song to this series, so get yourself to a theater ASAP and prepare to fall in love all over again with the ladies of Pitch Perfect. The third and final installment of the Pitch Perfect series can be viewed as a stand-alone, but honestly, you’re depriving yourself of the musical and comedic joy that are the first two films if you don’t watch the first two in advance. If you’ve been living under a rock for the last seven or so years, do yourself a favor and have a marathon, or you know, turn on TBS on any given weekend, and watch the first two. In my opinion this one is better than the second installment, so if you found yourself kind of disappointed last go around, this one puts you back on track.

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Film Review: ‘Pitch Perfect 2’!!

by Bryan Kluger on May 15th, 2015

Janet W., Here….

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I walk up the ramp into the auditorium and am greeted by a local glee club.  Not too shabby a beginning for a screening.  Well done, kids!

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OZARK SEASON 3 – Netflix Review!

by Bryan Kluger on Mar 23rd, 2020

“Ozark: Season Three is the best yet.”

The Byrdes are deeper in debt to many other criminals in season three of Netflix’s hit show Ozark. Series creators Bill Dubuque, Mark Williams, and showrunner Chris Mundy have built a sinister world in the midwest vacation hotspot over the past two seasons where jet skiing, water sports, and enjoying family-friendly activities are the normal part of life. In Ozark, the deep seedy underbelly is exposed to murder, drug running, the mafia, the cartel, and more that is as brutal and violent as Scarface. Season three enhances all elements as the Byrde family deals with a multitude of horrific situations in this stellar and super suspenseful ten new episodes.

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SHAFT (2019) – Blu-ray Review!

by Bryan Kluger on Oct 21st, 2019

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We need more heroes like Shaft. Even if he breaks a few of the rules in order to take out the bad guys, he gets the job done and makes the world a better place, all while having a smile on his face and consistently makes us laugh. Thank you Shaft or shall I thank Samuel L. Jackson who looks like he’s having the time of his life in this film. Either way, this sequel to the 2000 film along with the original Shaft movies from the 1970s is Pitch Perfect Shaft, and I couldn’t be happier about it.

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Shaft (2019) – Film Review!

by Bryan Kluger on Jun 12th, 2019

“This is Pitch Perfect Shaft!”

We need more heroes like Shaft. Even if he breaks a few of the rules run order to take out the bad guys, he gets the job done and makes the world a better place, all while having a smile on his face and consistently makes us laugh. Thank you Shaft or shall I thank Samuel L. Jackson who looks like he’s having the time of his life in this film. Either way, this sequel to the 2000 film along with the original Shaft movies from the 1970s is Pitch Perfect Shaft, and I couldn’t be happier about it.

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Film Review: ‘Happy Death Day 2U’!!

by Janet White on Feb 12th, 2019

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

Snoring, and probably some drooling, too, opens and continues the Happy Death Day series with Happy Death Day 2U.  Is it Tree Gelbman (Jessica Rothe), a troubled college student, doomed to repeat her birthday (death day) over and over?  No, it is Ryan Phan (Phi Vu), the stranded roommate of Carter Davis (Israel Broussard).  Ryan heads to his room where he meets Tree and Carter with the same awkward question, “Dude, did you hit that fine vagina or wha…?”  Read the rest of this entry »



My Favorite Movies Released in 2018!

by Bryan Kluger on Dec 27th, 2018

The year of 2018 has come to a close and over the past 365 days, I’ve seen roughly 175 new films that were released.  I had a ton of fun watching each and every single one of them, even if I came out sour towards a film. There were a ton of great films this year that ranged from big action blockbusters, emotional indie dramas, scary-as-hell films that still haunt me, and some laugh out loud movies that always put me in the right mood. I’d chalk 2018 as a winner in the movie business, because there are some films that came out that I will truly cherish for a long time to come.

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‘Bumblebee: Film Review!!

by Janet White on Dec 22nd, 2018

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

B-127 is a film that is centered on one of the most beloved Transformers. Most people love Optimus Prime and a few “special” people love Megatron, however, B-127 is cooler than them both without question. B-127…you know whom that is, right? Bumblebee formerly known B-127 was sent to Earth under the order of Optimus Prime as its protector. Bumblebee landed on Earth and immediately into battle as well. A Decepticon pounced on Bumblebee and robbed him of his voice communications module. One additional hardship befalls Bumblebee as his memory is corrupted and amnesia weighs him down to an infant child. Plot sound familiar? Read the rest of this entry »



Film Review: ‘Ocean’s 8’!

by Bryan Kluger on Jun 8th, 2018

Ocean’s 8 is an enjoyable heist movie, but it brought a fresh spin to the screen for the franchise, and for that reason it’s in the running for my favorite of the films. An all-female cast can come off pretty campy (hey Sex and the City), but when it’s done well (I see you Pitch Perfect), each character brings their own sass and charm to the screen. Oceans does just that, with each of the stars carrying their weight and adding a spark to the role they play as part of the heist team. No one out shined the other; they truly worked as a unit, which I think overall the Ocean films have tried to do. Clooney carried the day in the male led films, but here, all the women brought it.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Manhattan Murder Mystery’!

by Bryan Kluger on Mar 6th, 2018

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What if I were to tell you that Woody Allen basically made his own version of Alfred Hitchcock’sRear Window‘ that starred himself and Diane Keaton? You’d be excited, right? Well, it happened in 1993 and is kind of light a 1st cousin to ‘Annie Hall‘ as Allen and Keaton play a couple in their mid-life who thing their neighbor killed someone. The film is called ‘Manhattan Murder Mystery‘, and is a comedic film that served to alleviate the pain of Allen’s divorce from Mia Farrow.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Kay Cannon, writer and producer for hits like ‘30 Rock‘, ‘Pitch Perfect‘ and ‘New Girl‘, is stepping behind the camera for the first time with ‘The Pact’. The film has already got some A-list talent attached in the form of Leslie Mann (‘The Other Woman‘, ‘Vacation‘), Ike Barinholtz (‘Suicide Squad‘, ‘Sisters‘) and WWE superstar John Cena (‘Sisters’, ‘Daddy’s Home‘).

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Hi everyone, Bryan here…

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I recently had the pleasure to sit down with actress Hailee Steinfeld to discuss her latest film ‘Edge of Seventeen‘, which is a coming of age movie that is being compared to the best of John Hughes‘ movies. Currently, the film has a 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, so be sure to catch this movie in theaters this weekend. Prior to this, Hailee starred in the Coen Bros. remake of ‘True Grit‘ with Jeff Bridges, ‘Ender’s Game‘, and ‘Pitch Perfect 2‘ amongst several others. We talked about working with the stellar cast of ‘Edge of Seventeen‘, some High School memories, and her favorite scenes from film. Don’t forget to check out her music too HERE.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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The blockbuster series that is ‘The Hunger Games’ will arrive on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray and Digital HD November 8 from Lionsgate. The films showcase a cast that works fantastically together.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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MGM is reworking a 1988 classic and they’ve attached ‘Pitch Perfect‘ star Rebel Wilson to star in ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels‘. The original romp featured the dashing Michael Caine and the always hilarious Steve Martin as two con men on a mission to see who can first swindle a young American heiress out of $50,000.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Lionsgate is releasing ‘Urge‘ to home video formats on September 6. The exciting film features exotic locales, an experimental new drug and beautiful actors that come together to make this flick a must-see. Featuring Pierce Brosnan and Ashley Greene, the movie will debut September 6 but is available On Demand, now.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Funny-man Adam Devine will put his considerable acting and writing talents to work  with director Ari Sandel for ‘When We First Met‘. Devine will join co-star Alexandra Daddario who has already been cast in the rom-com with intentions of debuting the project at Cannes.

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Best Movies of 2015, According To Jana

by Red Zeppelbon on Dec 30th, 2015

Hey guys, Jana here,

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Another year has come and gone and brought with it about a billion movies, some were total crap and a waste of time, but others…oh they were worth every bit of time I spent. Pre-movie hype, post-movie discussion, and the random hours I spent thinking about it in the shower or sitting at a stop-light. Having said that, this is my list of movies that 2015 blessed us with, and maybe a few the year cursed us with.

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JANET WHITE’S BEST/WORST LIST OF 2015!!

by Janet White on Dec 29th, 2015

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

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Below are my Top 10 Best Films and Top 3 Worst Films of 2015 that I was either blessed or, in some cases, annoyed to screen, 36 in all (I also screened four DVD and/or Blu-ray releases). Feedback is encouraged whether you agree, disagree, think I’m nuts (I am a little crazy), or if you think of a film that I reviewed which should have been included. Here you go:

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Film Review: ‘Jem and the Holograms’!

by Bryan Kluger on Oct 22nd, 2015

Taylor E., Here…

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We now live in an age where the Next Big Artist is being found online. Justin Bieber* was discovered on YouTube and being Vine Famous is now C-list enough to get you on Dancing With The Stars. It should then come as no surprise that the reimagining of ‘Jem and the Holograms‘ involves a viral video. Jerrica, being an overly shy singer-songwriter, records a song dressed in disguise as Jem. When her sister Kimber discovers the video on her camera, she secretly posts it to YouTube. The video goes viral and Jem is offered a record deal by THE Erica Raymond (Juliette Lewis) of Starlight Enterprises, which couldn’t have happened at a better time, since Jerrica’s aunt Bailey (Molly Ringwald) is about to lose their house. Jerrica accepts the offer, but only if her sisters get to come along as her band. Cue the makeover montage!

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Elizabeth Banks is a hot ticket in Tinseltown. She is Effie Trinket in ‘The Hunger Games‘ trilogy, she voiced Wyldstyle in the crazy popular ‘The Lego Movie‘ and she not only continued the role of Gail in ‘Pitch Perfect 2‘, but she also directed the pic. Banks has now set her sights on her next project behind the camera and it’s a reboot of Sony’sCharlie’s Angels‘ franchise.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Japan’s highly praised Studio Ghibli raised the animation bar when they introduced the world to a story that brought in studio-gold with an Academy Award – ‘Spirited Away‘. It was thought impossible, but the production commpany one-upped itself with one of the most beautifully animated pictures, ‘When Marnie Was There‘.

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Film Review: ‘NightCrawler’!!

by Bryan Kluger on Oct 29th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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It’s very rare to me when a film stays with me for weeks on end. It’s been more than a month and I still can’t stop thinking about Dan Gilroy’s directorial debut ‘Nightcrawler‘. It’s a smooth yet very suspenseful thriller about a friendless sociopath who decides one day he is going to start a career in freelance TV new reporting, where we see him succeed as well as go to the metaphorical “dark side”. This sociopath is played by the impressive Jake Gyllenhaal who (to put lightly) has major psychological issues. We’ve seen him play something similar before in ‘Enemy‘ and ‘Donnie Darko‘, but here, he’s on a whole different level. It’s easy for me to say that Jake Gyllenhaal plays the most frightening character in film in the last decade.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

 

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Sacha Baron Cohen has been on the radar in the entertainment industry since the mid 90’s. It wasn’t until ‘Borat‘ that I learned he was the same guy that was in ‘Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby‘. I know, I know, I missed the whole ‘Da Ali G Show‘. However, I knew if I saw him in something I was going to laugh myself into unconsciousness due to lack of oxygen from that unfortunate, and rather obnoxious, wheezing laugh I get sometimes.

 

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Film Review: ‘Jersey Boys’!!

by Bryan Kluger on Jun 19th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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You might think it’s quite odd that Clint Eastwood directed a musical this year with ‘Jersey Boys‘, which is an adaptation of the Broadway stage play that is currently the 13th longest running show in history based on the careers of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, but you’d be wrong. In fact, Eastwood is very big in the music scene and always has been. You remember the film ‘Honkytonk Man‘ and ‘Bird‘, don’t you, which were both about musicians. And you can add to this the eight films he wrote and composed the music for. My point is that Eastwood is a solid choice for this great musical adapted into a feature film.

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Hi, Jana here,

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Awesome news! The tag-team duo that brought us ‘Bridesmaids‘ is back! Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo are taking celluloid for another spin. ‘Bridesmaids‘ became a slightly unexpected hit on a global scale for being a female-driven comedy. The upcoming flick is going to team Wiig and Mumolo  as writers again, but they will also produce, star and Wiig is going to try her hand at directing the project which is going to be a first effort for the comedian. TriStar Productions is backing the production and they have described the film as the story of “best friends who find themselves in over their heads and out of their depths, which were, perhaps, not too deep to begin with.”  No release date has been set.

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Hi kids, Jana here,

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If you’ve read much of what I’ve written before, I’ve led the band railing against movie remakes. Yeah, that’s me in the front with the baton and the megaphone. However, there are some films that it’s ok to remake. Doesn’t make it right, but it’s not one I’ll lose sleep over. The remake of ‘Point Break‘, ‘Roadhouse‘, ‘Ghost‘ and ‘Dirty Dancing‘ are all examples of films that do not need touched by anyone other than slight re-touching to make the colors more compatible with HD televisions. Basically anything Patrick Swayze was ever in should be kept sacred. I use ‘Swayze’ as a verb after all. No one ever gets their ass kicked, anymore – They get full on Swayzed. In short, don’t mess with the man’s films!!

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Elizabeth Banks sets Her Directorial Debut With….

by Bryan Kluger on Jan 27th, 2014

Hi, Bryan Here….

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Comedic actress Elizabeth Banks is stepping behind the camera for her first time to direct ‘Pitch Perfect 2‘, the sequel to the Universal Pictures film, which was a huge success. The musical comedy starred Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, and Banks, and made more than $115 million worldwide on a budget of only $17 million.

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