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On paper director Nikolaj Arcel’s, “The Dark Tower,” sounds like a recipe for summer blockbuster success. A sci-fi western based on a beloved Stephen King series of novels, starring Idris Elba with Matthew McConaughey as his nemesis, it’s the things box office dreams are made of. Sadly, this dream has turned into a nightmare. Read the rest of this entry



kuboThere are few storytellers as consistently excellent as the folks at Laika, and their latest tale “Kubo and the Two Strings,” a story about stories, showcases that strength in a new, touching as always, light.

Kubo’s story (told by Kubo) starts in the blink of an eye, with his mother. In this tale, the lines between the fantastic and the familiar are blurred nearly from the start, but what happens here is a beautiful beginning for some truly spectacular storytelling. Read the rest of this entry

…relish the victory

Oscar statueLosing sucks. No one likes it. Everyone wants to be a winner. Anyone who tells you they don’t care that they lost is gracious, but they’re lying to you. Read the rest of this entry

…go with the flow

randy-faris-beach-chair-on-empty-beachSo, we made it through another Oscar ceremonies. What a wild ride, am I right? Read the rest of this entry

…Act Surprised

86OscarPoster_SpotlightHappy Oscar Sunday!

For film lovers, there are few greater nights than Oscar night. For 3 to 4 hours we get to relive all of the great moments in film of the last year. The stories that inspired us, and made us laugh and cry, are celebrated as only Hollywood can.

Unfortunately that involves an awards ceremonies that are usually quite predictable. However, this year promises a bit more excitement. With three top contenders vying for the top prize, it’s hard to say who will win.

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