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NIGHTCRAWLER Poster
» October 31st
NIGHTCRAWLER

NIGHTCRAWLER is a thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film ...

LAGGIES Poster
» October 31st
LAGGIES

In the throes of a quarter-life crisis, Megan panics when her boyfriend proposes, then, taking an opportunity to escape for a week, hides out in the home of her new friend, 16-year-old Annika, who lives with her world-weary single dad.

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BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP Poster
» October 31st
BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP

A woman wakes up every day, remembering nothing as a result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her.

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OUIJA Poster OUIJA
Reviewed By: Russell Lockhart

Fellow movie-goers: Predictable, filled with cliches, and has been done better; still, worth a watch in a matinee.

Here's the premise: Laine and Debbie (Olivia Cooke and Shelly hennig) are best friends who "played" with a ouija board when they were kids; years later Debbie dies while still messing around with the board and a world she shouldn't. Debbie's friends and boyfriend use the ouija board to find out what happened to Debbie, and soon ...

THE BLUE ROOM Poster THE BLUE ROOM
Reviewed By: Sheryl Bradshaw

Fellow movie-goers: Amazing film, told largely in flashbacks; brilliantly done.

Here's the premise: A man and a woman, secretly in love, alone in a room. They desire each other, want each other, and even bite each other. In the afterglow, they share a few sweet nothings. At least the man seemed to believe they were nothing. Now under investigation by the police and the courts.

When doing films composed of flashbacks or reverse ...

ART AND CRAFT Poster ART AND CRAFT
Reviewed By: Russell Lockhart

Fellow movie-goers: ART AND CRAFT is a pretty interesting documentary, gives you an inside glimpse of a very talented art forger.

Here's the premise: This Documentary follows Mark Landis, art forger extraordinaire as he goes about his daily routine of forging paintings and donating them to different institutions.

Pretty cool film, you watch as Landis gets supplies, paints the forgeries and then dons disguises and fake names to approach ...

THE BOOK OF LIFE Poster THE BOOK OF LIFE
Reviewed By: Russell Lockhart

Fellow movie-goers: What a great film, very unique and touching film. Great for the adults as well as the kids.

Here's the premise: Producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez delivers an animated comedy with a unique visual style. THE BOOK OF LIFE is the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Coming from a family of bull fighters, Manola is expected ...

THE BEST OF ME Poster THE BEST OF ME
Reviewed By: Russell Lockhart

Fellow movie-goers: Good movie; your basic Nickolas Sparks vehicle, love, death, rinse, repeat.

Here's the premise: Two high school sweethearts (Marsden, Monaghan) reunite after 20 years when a mutual friend (Gerald McRaney) passes away.


Like I said, typical Nickolas Sparks driven film, not to say that is bad because I love movies based on his books; but this one is very middle of the road. It is predictable all the way down to the ...

DRACULA UNTOLD Poster DRACULA UNTOLD
Reviewed By: Russell Lockhart

Fellow movie-goers: Didn't suck (sorry, it was begging me to) as bad as I thought it would, it actually was pretty entertaining.

Here's the premise: This is another origin story, this time telling the tale of how Dracula became the blood thirsty, night walking, immortal creature we all know and love to watch. The movie is based on the true life ruler know as Vlad the impaler, who was the inspiration for the original Dracula novel written by ...

THE JUDGE Poster THE JUDGE
Reviewed By: Russell Lockhart

Fellow movie-goers: Downey and Duvall deserve Oscars for their performances in The Judge.

Here's the premise: Big city lawyer Hank Palmer (Robert Downey Jr) returns to his childhood home where his father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family.

Robert Downey Jr has been a favorite of mine when I first saw him in the 80's playing various teens ...

ANNABELLE Poster ANNABELLE
Reviewed By: Russell Lockhart

Fellow movie-goers: Decent sequel, but could have been better.

Here's the premise: John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia - a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia's delight with Annabelle doesn't last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind. The cultists have ...

GONE GIRL Poster GONE GIRL
Reviewed By: Russell Lockhart

Fellow movie-goers: What a great movie, suspenseful and interesting; never a dull moment.

Here's the premise: On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Afflect) reports that his wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike) has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick's portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark ...

THE EQUALIZER Poster THE EQUALIZER
Reviewed By: Russell Lockhart

Fellow movie-goers: WOW...WOW...WOW. Denzel is at the top of his game!!!

Here's the premise: A man (Washington) believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets a young girl (Chloe Grace) under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her.

The beginning of the movie has a slow pace but is very intriguing as it ...

A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES Poster A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES
Reviewed By: Sheryl Bradshaw

A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES

Not one of Liam Neeson’s best movies, but then again, it was not one of his worst. Entertaining, but just left me wanting more.

Here’s the premise: Matthew Scudder (Neeson) is a recovering alcoholic ex-cop who is now a Private investigator; he is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife. With the help of a pint sized detective wannabe (Brian “Astro” Bradley) he sets out to track ...

THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU Poster THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU
Reviewed By: Russell Lockhart

Fellow movie-goers: What a wonderful film; the perfect combination of humor, drama, and emotional heart-tugs.

Here's the premise: Four siblings (Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, and Corey Stoll) and some spouses get together after their father passes away, and his wish is that they spend the week together. The siblings, along with their over-sexed, over-bearing mom (Jane Fonda) must face ghosts from the past as they face modern problems ...

GET ON UP Poster GET ON UP
Reviewed By: Sheryl Bradshaw

It does not matter if you are a James Brown fan or not, GET ON UP will entertain you and inspire you.

Here’s the premise: Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.

I really enjoyed this film, it was ...

GUADIANS OF THE GALAXY  Poster GUADIANS OF THE GALAXY
Reviewed By: Russell Lockhart

Fellow movie-goers: GUADIANS OF THE GALAXY just may be my favorite movie of the year.

Here's the premise: After stealing a mysterious orb in the far reaches of outer space, human Peter Quill is now the main target of a manhunt led by the villain known as Ronan the Accuser. To help fight Ronan and his team and save the galaxy from his power, Quill creates a team known as the Guardians of the Galaxy to save the world.

When I first heard ...

THE PURGE: ANARCHY Poster THE PURGE: ANARCHY
Reviewed By: Russell Lockhart

Fellow movie-goers: Interesting, thought provoking, and better than the original.

Here's the premise: It's the annual Purge night again and this time we take to the streets. A couple are driving home to their kids when their car runs out of gas just as the Purge commences. Meanwhile, a police sergeant goes out into the streets to get revenge on the man who killed his son, and a mother and daughter run from their home after assailants destroy ...

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Poster DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
Reviewed By: Russell Lockhart

Fellow movie-goers: It's good to see a great memory from my childhood being treated with such respect, I love this chapter of the story of The Planet of the Apes.

Here's the premise: Picking up a few years after RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, we now see most of humanity gone and the apes have evolved and become a society led by Caesar. Caesar has taught the apes how to communicate, both by sign language and with talking. They find quickly ...

EARTH TO ECHO Poster EARTH TO ECHO
Reviewed By: Russell Lockhart

Fellow movie-goers: This generation's ET, kids with love it.

Here's the premise: After receiving a bizarre series of encrypted messages and cell phones blowing up in their community, a group of kids embark on an adventure with an alien who needs their help to get back home.

Such a cute movie, a mesh of ET, Super 8, and The Last Mimzy; it's a lot of fun and takes me back to when I was a kid and life was carefree. All the kid actors were ...

TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION Poster TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION
Reviewed By: Russell Lockhart

Fellow movie-goers: Same old same old but still watchable.

Here's the premise: After the Chicago battle, the Government has declared Autobots to be fugitives and must be destroyed; so they work with another group of aliens who are helping them rid the Earth of all Autobots. Meanwhile, an inventor (Wahlberg) and his daughter make a discovery that summons the Autobots - and a paranoid government official starts hunting them.

I do like the ...

JERSEY BOYS Poster JERSEY BOYS
Reviewed By: Russell Lockhart

Fellow movie-goers: What a great, behind the scenes look at how Fankie Valli and the Four Seasons came about.

Here's the premise: Jersey Boys is a musical biography of the Four Seasons-the rise, the tough times and personal clashes, and the ultimate triumph of a group of friends whose music became symbolic of a generation. Far from a mere tribute concert (though it does include numbers from the popular Four Seasons songbook), Jersey Boys gets ...

EDGE OF TOMORROW Poster EDGE OF TOMORROW
Reviewed By: Russell Lockhart

Fellow movie-goers: Man oh Man.....I LOVED this movie. Action, Aliens, and Ass-kicking; what a great combination.

Here’s the premise: An alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself ...

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS Poster THE FAULT IN OUR STARS
Reviewed By: Russell Lockhart

Fellow movie-goers: If you need a good cry, go see THE FAULT IN OUR STARS.

Here’s the premise: Hazel and Gus (Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort) are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous given that Hazel's other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they met and fell in love at a ...

A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST Poster A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST
Reviewed By: Russell Lockhart

Fellow movie-goers: If you watched the trailers, you saw the majority of the funny spots, but it is worth a look.

Here’s the premise: As a cowardly farmer (Seth Macfarlane) begins to fall for the mysterious new woman (Charlize Theron) in town, he must put his new-found courage to the test when her husband (Liam Neeson,) a notorious gun-slinger, announces his arrival.


I hate to tear this movie apart, I really wanted to love it; I love ...

MALEFICENT Poster MALEFICENT
Reviewed By: Russell Lockhart

Fellow movie-goers: What a great retelling of a classic tale; Maleficent does for Sleeping Beauty what Wicked did for The Wizard of Oz.

Here’s the premise: A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent (Anjelina Jolie)has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land's fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless ...

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Poster X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
Reviewed By: Russell Lockhart

Fellow movie-goers: Just when you think the X-MEN franchise has run it's course, here comes a fresh, new, wonderfully written story that will blow your mind.

Here’s the premise: Professor X (Patrick Stewart) and Magneto (Ian McKellen)send Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.


What an awesome movie, it opens to a war where mutants ...

CHEF Poster CHEF
Reviewed By: Russell Lockhart

Fellow movie-goers: Don't miss this movie!!!! Very inspiring, very funny, very touching!!!!

Here’s the premise: A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while working on his relationship with his ten year old son.


Man, what a great movie, Jon Favreau HITS IT OUT OF THE PARK!!!! I would say his best character driven movie since Swingers. The storyline is phenomenal, with ...

THE MILLION DOLLAR ARM Poster THE MILLION DOLLAR ARM
Reviewed By: Russell Lockhart

Fellow movie-goers: What a gem of a film, right up there with sports-set classics RUDY and THE BLIND SIDE.

Here’s the premise: The true story of a sports agent who stages an unconventional recruitment strategy to get talented Indian cricket players to play Major League Baseball.

THE MILLION DOLLAR ARM shows again how as a human race we can take an idea and recreate it in a whole new way to tap into other sources. This is a wonderfully ...

GODZILLA Poster GODZILLA
Reviewed By: Russell Lockhart

Fellow movie-goers: GODZILLA brings you great special effects and an OK story that drags-on way too long at times.

Here’s the premise: Godzilla emerges to help when a couple of creatures threaten the destruction of mankind.

I was excited to see GODZILLA because I loved the classic film and knew the special effects would put those to shame. Unfortunately, the pacing of the movie left me disappointed. While this did not ruin the experience, ...

NEIGHBORS Poster NEIGHBORS
Reviewed By: Russell Lockhart

Fellow movie-goers: Laugh out loud comedy, one of the the best from Seth Rogan.

Here’s the premise: A couple (Seth Rogan & Rose Byrne) with a newborn baby face unexpected difficulties after they are forced to live next to a fraternity house. When they push for the frat to party a little less and respect the neighborhood, it becomes a battle between the couple and the frat boys (Zac Efron, Dave Franco.)

I think Seth Rogan is funny but he is ...

THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2 Poster THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2
Reviewed By: Russell Lockhart

Fellow movie-goers: This is the way a sequel to a superhero movie should look, lots of action and a great story!!!!

Here’s the premise: Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) is back and struggling with staying in a relationship with Gwen (Emma Stone) or leave her to protect her; all the while battling new villains Electro (Jaime Foxx) and Green Goblin (Dane Dehaan.)

What a thrill ride, the movie sets the tone from the start with a little more ...

Finding Vivian Maier Poster Finding Vivian Maier
Reviewed By: Russell Lockhart

Fellow movie-goers: What a terrific documentary about a talented photographer.

Here’s the premise: A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one the most accomplished street photographers.

Beautifully done documentary, and thanks to John Maloof for his wonderful find of all the pictures and negatives that he shares for this story. The film ...

THE OTHER WOMAN Poster THE OTHER WOMAN
Reviewed By: Russell Lockhart

Fellow movie-goers, THE OTHER WOMAN is probably one of the funniest movies I have seen in a while. There are lots of laugh-out-loud moments throughout the entire film.

Here’s the premise: After discovering her boyfriend is married, Carly (Cameron Diaz) soon meets the wife (Leslie Mann) he's been cheating on. And when yet another affair is discovered (Kate Upton), all three women team-up to plot mutual revenge on the three-timing man (Nikolaj ...

BRICK MANSIONS Poster BRICK MANSIONS
Reviewed By: Russell Lockhart

Fellow movie-goers, Lots of action, lots of chases, lots of gunplay in BRICK MANSIONS, but not much story.

Here’s the premise: An undercover Detroit cop (Paul Walker) navigates a dangerous neighborhood that's surrounded by a containment wall with the help of an ex-con (David Belle) in order to bring down a crime lord (RZA) and his plot to devastate the entire city.

Most of the plot and script are so cheesy that I could feel my cholesterol ...

TRANSCENDENCE Poster TRANSCENDENCE
Reviewed By: Russell Lockhart

Fellow movie-goers, TRANSCENDENCE is a great idea for a movie, but even the greatest of ideas can go south in the wrong hands.

Here’s the premise: As Dr. Will Caster (Depp) works toward his goal of creating an omniscient, sentient machine, a radical anti-technology organization fights to prevent him from establishing a world where computers can transcend the abilities of the human brain.

I was really excited to see TRANSCENDENCE, Johnny ...

DRAFT DAY Poster DRAFT DAY
Reviewed By: Russell Lockhart

Fellow movie-goers, DRAFT DAY was an enjoyable movie, much more enjoyable than I thought it would be; even Costner could not ruin this movie for me.

Here’s the premise: At the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver (Costner) has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must decide what he's willing to sacrifice on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with NFL dreams.

While this is nothing ...

OCULUS Poster OCULUS
Reviewed By: Russell Lockhart

Fellow movie-goers: A very well done, mess with your mind, kind of horror movie; and I loved every second of it.

Here’s the premise: A woman (Karen Gilan) tries to exonerate her brother (Brenton Thwaites), who was convicted of murder, by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon; a cursed mirror. She finds the mirror at an auction and devises a plan to destroy it, but the mirror has other plans and what they see is ...

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Poster Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Reviewed By: Charlotte Prine

Captain America, Steve Rogers, is still trying to catch up with today’s world. He carries a list of things to see or do that different people have suggested to him as culturally significant things. When he and Black Widow are sent on a covert high seas rescue operation by SHIELD, Rogers becomes aware of hidden agendas and conspiracy within the agency. As things unravel, it is very evident that he can trust no one. The introduction of a ...

THE RETRIEVAL Poster THE RETRIEVAL
Reviewed By: Charlotte Prine

During the Civil War, the blacks find themselves on different sides of the war for emancipation. Will and his uncle Marcus are hired to infiltrate suspected underground railroads or sympathizers to help bounty hunters locate runaway slaves. His greedy uncle accepts a job to go North to bring back a runaway slave, Nate, wanted for murder. Along the way, Will begins to form an admiration for this wanted man and becomes conflicted on their ...

SABOTAGE Poster SABOTAGE
Reviewed By: Russell Lockhart

Fellow movie-goers: Arnold, the 80’s called…..they want their cheesy action movies back.

Here’s the premise: John “Breacher” Wharton (Schwarzenegger) leads a team of elite DEA task force that decides to rob millions from a drug cartel safe house bust; when the money disappears, fingers are pointed and a high profile investigation adds to the fuel. Months later, the team finds themselves being taken down one by one by an unknown assailant. ...

BAD WORDS Poster BAD WORDS
Reviewed By: Russell Lockhart

Fellow movie-goers: BAD WORDS is a very funny, but raunchy, movie directed and starring Jason Bateman; Bateman is truely making a name for himslf the last couple of years and this is a great example of how truly funny he can be.


Here's the premise: A former spelling bee loser (Bateman) sets out to exact revenge by finding a loophole and attempting to win as an adult. While clawing his way to the top, he crushes his opponents one by one ...

DIVERGENT Poster DIVERGENT
Reviewed By: Russell Lockhart

Fellow movie-goers: I have not read the series but the plot really piqued my interest, and while I feel they could have gone a little deeper into the story of what happened, I really liked it.


Here's the premise: Set in the futuristic society, where we are separated into five factions that each represent a different virtue as to keep peace in the society. Teens are put through a series of tests to see which faction they belong in, Tris is a ...

MUPPETS MOST WANTED Poster MUPPETS MOST WANTED
Reviewed By: Charlotte Prine

The movie picks up after the very last big number in “The Muppets”. The Muppets are trying to figure out what to do next after their revival was such a success. Enter talent agent, Dominic Badguy who suggests that they go on a world tour. Kermit and Walter are hesitant on going on tour without ideas for acts locked in and rehearsed. The rest of the Muppets get them to agree. As the Muppets work on their acts as they go, Kermit still has ...

SXSW review Russell Lockhart Poster SXSW review Russell Lockhart
Reviewed By: Russell Lockhart

SXSW 2014 FILM FESTIVAL COVERAGE
BY Russell Lockhart

This year, SXSW was marred by a tragedy; the air felt a lot different after the night of the accident, people were more somber and reserved for the most part. Many debates on how it could have been prevented, but I tend to look on the brighter side of it, I was very impressed that people ran out to help their fellow SXSWers, strangers helping other strangers, I guess mankind is not so bad ...

SXSW review Charlotte Prine Poster SXSW review Charlotte Prine
Reviewed By: Charlotte Prine

SXSW 2014 FILM FESTIVAL COVERAGE

BY CHARLOTTE PRINE

As you may have heard on the news, this year’s SXSW festival definitely had some serious issues come up. Is it because the event has outgrown the venue of downtown Austin? Maybe. Is it because the event should be spread out over two weeks instead of one to help level out the crowds? Again, maybe. Was this the worst festival experience I have had to date? Yes, definitely. Let’s go ...

SXSW Review Michael Trichel Poster SXSW Review Michael Trichel
Reviewed By: Michael Trichel

SXSW 2014 FILM FESTIVAL COVERAGE

BY Michael Trichel

I know everyone heard about the incident at SXSW and I will not be going into that since I know EVERBODY will be highlighting it; instead I will focus on the festival.
SXSW has become a huge iconic festival over the years, it’s crazy how much it has grown. I keep hearing people say it has outgrown Austin, I don’t think so; I see how SXSW has gone from a baby to and infant and now in its ...

NON-STOP Poster NON-STOP
Reviewed By: Michael Trichel

Hello movie fans: i’d seen the previews for NON-STOP and was excited to see it. However NON-STOP turned out to be a bit like cotton candy; Big,bold and colorful but when you bite into it there’s not much substance.

Here’s the premise: Liam Neeson plays Bill Marks, a jittery federal air marshal first seen pouring alcohol into a coffee cup. He then thunders through security and barks into his phone that he shouldn’t be back at work after a ...

3 DAYS TO KILL Poster 3 DAYS TO KILL
Reviewed By: Russell Lockhart

Fellow movie-goers: 3 DAYS TO KILL muddles through the movie with no real direction of what kind of movie it wants to be; it tries to satisfy too many palates and just ends up leaving a bad aftertaste.

Here's the premise: A dangerous international spy (Costner) who has just been told he is dying, is determined to give up his high stakes life to finally build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter, whom he's previously ...

ENDLESS LOVE Poster ENDLESS LOVE
Reviewed By: Russell Lockhart

Fellow movie-goers: OK, I was cringing when I was on my way to see Endless Love. As much as I love Romantic movies, this one looked really bad to me…..but it turned out to be a sorta ok film.

Here’s the premise: Jade Butterfield (Gabriella Wilde) is a privilesged girl who just graduated high school and had spent the last two years after her brother's death not socializing. She meets David Elliot (Alex Pettyfer) a boy from her class who has ...

WINTER'S TALE Poster WINTER'S TALE
Reviewed By: Charlotte Prine

In the early 1900's a young street orphan, Peter Lake (Farrell), breaks into a New York house hoping to make one last good haul before leaving the city on the run from his former employer and organized crime boss, Pearly Soames (Crowe). Thinking that the house is empty, he comes upon Beverly Penn (Findlay), a 21-year old woman who is dying of consumption. As the two converse, their attraction to each other grows. Lingering in the city to be ...

ROBOCOP Poster ROBOCOP
Reviewed By: Charlotte Prine

Detective Alex Murphy barely survives an attempt on his life and by pure chance becomes a candidate of a new program by OmniCorp who designs security bots. They have been trying to combine the organic composition of a man and their limitless robotic technology to sell the next idea in robotic security and weapons. When Alex begins to remember aspects of past cases, his humanity interferes with the computer. He soon begins to work his own ...

THE MONUMENTS MEN Poster THE MONUMENTS MEN
Reviewed By: Russell Lockhart

Fellow movie-goers: An interesting movie, but a little slow in some spots and not very well paced.


Here’s the premise: Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners.

I found the material fascinating, the ...

THE LEGO MOVIE Poster THE LEGO MOVIE
Reviewed By: Russell Lockhart

Fellow movie-goers: I actually enjoyed this so much more than I thought I would, such a gem of a movie.


Here’s the premise: An ordinary LEGO minifigure named Emit (Chris Platt,) mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, is recruited to join a quest to stop evil LEGO tyrant Lord Business (Will Ferrell) from gluing the universe together. Aided by Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks) he finds his purpose in saving the whold Lego ...

LABOR DAY Poster LABOR DAY
Reviewed By: Russell Lockhart

Fellow movie-goers: Dark movie, but interesting character development, I really enjoyed the story on this one although a few times it seemed to run a bit slow.

Here’s the premise: Depressed single mom Adele (Kate Winslet) and her son Henry (Gattlin Griffith) offer a wounded, fearsome man ( Josh Brolin) a ride. As police search town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly ...

Ride Along Poster Ride Along
Reviewed By: Russell Lockhart

Fellow movie-goers: Not a bad movie, but most of the funny parts are in the trailers.

Here’s the premise: Ben (Kevin Hart) is set to marry the girl of his dreams, Angela (Tika Sumpter) and just got accepted in the police academy, the only thing that stands in his way of a happy life is Angela’s brother James (Ice Cube), a rough and rugged cop who does not think Ben has what it takes to care for his baby sister. James invites Ben on a ride ...

The Nut Job Poster The Nut Job
Reviewed By: Russell Lockhart

Fellow movie-goers: Now days, because of the awesome movies from Pixar, it is time to step up the cartoons. I don’t feel like Nut Job did this at all.

Here’s the premise: Surly (Arnett), a curmudgeon, independent squirrel is banished from his park and forced to survive in the city. Lucky for him, he stumbles on the one thing that may be able to save his life, and the rest of park community, as they gear up for winter - Maury's Nut Store. ...

Lone Survivor Poster Lone Survivor
Reviewed By: Russell Lockhart

Fellow movie-goers: One of the best done war films done in a long time; realistic and emotional, and knowing it was true made it that much more emotional.

Here’s the premise: Based on the book by the same name, Lone Survivor tells the story of Marcus Luttrell and his team who set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious al Qaeda leader Ahmad Shahd, in late June 2005. After running into mountain herders and capturing them, they were ...


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