Movie Review: Dunkirk


When the credits roll on Christopher Nolan's latest film - a cinematic experience that brings the full scale of the Battle of Dunkirk to the big screen for the first time - the audience is left speechless. Unlike nearly all of his other films, it's not because you're trying Read more

Dream-Casting a Live-Action Little Mermaid for Disney


Perhaps no task is more difficult for a studio than casting a well-known franchise to match the sky-high expectations of fans. From novels to comic books to animated film remakes, Hollywood has had mixed results with the task; some have spent the big bucks to get the demanded stars, Read more

Best Movies of 2016: The 3rd Annual Groucho Awards


Welcome to the Third Annual Groucho Awards! This is my own platform to nominate and award the movies of my choosing, because it seems that far too often, the movies with the biggest campaigns get Oscar nominations and the little guys are left out in the cold. This year Read more

A compelling case that Corinne is six-years-old, and other Bachelor nonsense


  Written by: @jeremywilson412 In the words of Chris Harrison, "Coming up on this week's episode (recap) of The Bachelor..." The ladies receive their first real test, we pause to remember those we lost this week, I present a theory about Corinne that is bulletproof, and we discuss the contenders and pretenders. But Read more

I was not going to write about The Bachelor, but then...


(Written by: @JeremyWilson412) I wasn’t going to write about The Bachelor this year, but then a girl showed up in a shark costume convinced it was a dolphin costume. I wasn’t going to write about The Bachelor this year, but then a girl showed up who hooked up with Nick at Read more

What I Learned about Chris Pratt's Faith


Most of us have loved Chris Pratt since we first met him as Andy Dwyer on Parks and Rec. Then he made his dramatic debuts in Academy Award Best Picture nominees Moneyball and Zero Dark Thirty. The latter revealed that he could be an action star, so it came as no surprise Read more

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Movie Reviews: Before Midnight & The East

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Despite my lack of writing lately, I have been doing my best to stay current with my movie viewing. And although most of the big summer blockbusters have been big letdowns thus far, there have been some solid films released lately that are very much worth your time and money. Read more

Movie Review: Man of Steel

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Man of Steel

Is this the Superman we’ve been eagerly awaiting? When word first broke “300” director Zack Snyder had been put in charge of the fabled DC Comics franchise, viewers knew instantly they were going to enjoy a film with more action than previous outings.

True to form, Snyder gives us our money’s worth in “Man of Steel.” Prepare yourself for a feast for the eyes, especially in the second half; the WB cinematic re-launch of the 75-year-old hero dazzles with flying tights, crashing buildings and fabulous fights that are sure to get the audience “Ooo-ing” and “Aww-ing.” Read more

Movie Review & Rankings: This is the End

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This is the End

Alex and Warner recently saw a preview of This is the End, the latest comedy from the Apatow proteges. Check out what each of them thought about this wildly over-the-top, yet ultimately surprisingly satisfying summer comedy!

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See it or Skip It: The Orpheum Summer Movie Series

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Orpheum Summer Film Series

Bless you, Orpheum Theatre. For yet another year, the classic Memphis location will be presenting a series of classic films over the summer months to patrons. This summer’s line-up is perhaps their most impressive yet, spanning eight decades and even including *gasps* a silent film!

For residents of the region, this is a wondrous opportunity to introduce fellow friends and family members to some of the best productions from Hollywood’s past. Most importantly, the series provides a rare chance to see these films on the big screen with a full audience taking in the action.

Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for kids under 12 and also available in packs of 10 for $50. Affordable, for sure, but given how many other things you’ll be dishing out money for this summer – vacations, baseball games, way too much ice cream – you may be wondering what are the best films to pick that deserve your dollars.

Here’s a quick guide to the do’s and don’t’s of the cinematic fun offered by the Orpheum. Read more

Movie Review: Fast & Furious 6

Posted on by Alex Beene in Entertainment, Featured, Movie Reviews, Movies | Leave a comment

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How “The Fast and the Furious” franchise is still operational after 12 years is beyond me. The series should’ve crashed-and-burned after 2006’s dreadful third installment, “Tokyo Drift,” which saw the primary cast bail on the fast cars that made them famous.

A lack of success outside of Universal’s lucrative property brought the main players back for a fourth outing in 2009 that proved to be a surprise smash at the box office. Since then, the franchise has been on fire. The last film, “Fast Five,” won over more than just audience approval; this time around, the critics were on board, as well. (It also brought Joseph back to the series in all his hype-loving glory.)

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Movie Review: The Great Gatsby

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The Great Gatsby

It’s everything you ever dreamed it would be. The elaborate costumes, the overblown sets, the dazzling effects, the quick and furious cuts, the smoothly incorporated soundtrack – all the hallmarks of director Baz Luhrmann are apparent in “The Great Gatsby.” Read more