Tag: Rated PG-13

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Time for a Reel LOGAN LUCKY review

Logan Lucky review

Steven Soderbergh had one cheek firmly planted on the seat of retirement when the temptation of a “no frills” Ocean’s Eleven-esque type script made its way into his hands. Rather than riding off into a comfortable and successful end to his directing career, Soderbergh had that familiar urge to take a lap around the action …

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Time for a Reel THE GLASS CASTLE review

The Glass Castle review

For those that do not know, The Glass Castle was first a memoir published in 2005 by Jeannette Walls, who lived through these events that were adapted in a feature length movie. Destin Daniel Cretton (Short Term 12 (2013)) has been tasked to direct as well as assist in the screenplay of this adaptation. Cretton …

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Time for a Reel THE DARK TOWER review

The Dark Tower review

Full disclosure here right off of the bat. I am a HUGE fan of the Dark Tower series of books written by Stephen King. All it took was a seemingly normal high school homework assignment where I was tasked to write a book report on the novel of my choice. I made my way into …

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Time for a Reel DUNKIRK review

Dunkirk review

Christopher Nolan has been quite the polarizing director over the last almost two decades. Since the turn of the millennia, Nolan has directed eight movies and each of those have gone on to be well received by both the critics and fans alike. One common trait that we’ve experienced from the majority of those films …

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Time for a Reel VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS review

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets review

Luc Besson is an acclaimed French director that has enjoyed international success for more than three decades. He’s also one of the few that is tied down to any one genre. In my opinion, Besson’s best works were back in the 90s when directed films such as La Femme Nikita (1990), Léon: The Professional (1994) …

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Time for a Reel THE JOURNEY review

The Journey review

Sometimes reaching an agreement is a result of hard work. Other times it’s because of an unrelenting drive to reach common. And then every great once in a while, sheer luck and good fortune are to blame (or to thank) for a positive outcome. Negotiations are rarely an easy route to navigate. The biggest challenge …

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Time for a Reel WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES review

War for the Planet of the Apes review

Director Matt Reeves has returned for the third chapter of this arc of the apes. The latest franchise reboot kicked off with Rupert Wyatt in the director’s chair for Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) which did very well in the critics’ eyes as well as in the box office. I’m sure that …

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Time for a Reel WISH UPON review

Wish Upon review

School’s out for summer…but not in theaters apparently. For the second time in as many weeks, high school is the setting for another hopeful Summer success. This time, however, we’re not dealing with a nine figure super filled with franchise fanfare. A quality horror thriller is hard to come by these days but it isn’t …

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Time for a Reel SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING review

Spider-Man: Homecoming review

Over the past several years Marvel has continued to rewrite the enormity of their scope. They’ve expanded to global conflicts, interplanetary incursions and even interdimensional mystical melees. Everything just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Sony Pictures, however, has decided to go in an entirely different direction with one of their most valuable commodities. Spider-Man: Homecoming …

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Time for a Reel TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT review

Transformers: The Last Knight

Michael Bay’s “robots in disguise” franchise has been a financial force to be reckoned with since the theatrical live action (yeah, heavy CGI counts as live action) debut of Transformers (2007). Since that time, three sequels followed with each making Paramount Pictures truckloads of money. The interesting dynamic is that it didn’t take US audiences …