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New Trailer: The Equalizer 2 – Official Trailer #1

THE EQUALIZER II With a returning cast of Denzel Washington, Melissa Leo, and Bill Pullman as well as director Antoine Fuqua, “The Equalizer II” looks like formidable sequel to the original, which was based off an ’80s TV show with the same title. Denzel reprises the role of the high level government assassin, this time avenging the death of his friend and confidant played … Read More New Trailer: The Equalizer 2 – Official Trailer #1

Quick Review: Frozen River (2008)

FROZEN RIVER BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLJANUARY 14, 2014 Having been acting since 1984, “Frozen River” marked Melissa Leo’s revival, bringing her an Oscar nomination and a continued impressive career to follow. Bringing to life the white trash lifestyle in New York, Ray’s (Melissa Leo) dreams of getting a new double-wide trailer with a jacuzzi tub are dashed when her gambling husband runs off with all … Read More Quick Review: Frozen River (2008)

Movie Review: Prisoners (2013)

PRISONERS BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLSEPTEMBER 22, 2013 What can only be described as an epic, slow-burn thriller, “Prisoners,” is a direct descendant of the dark worlds shaped by director David Fincher? With drained color and constant dreariness in every scene, the tone of the film is off the charts. The drizzling rain and stormy days may seem somewhat heavy-handed, but these choices suck you into … Read More Movie Review: Prisoners (2013)

Quick Review: Oblivion (2013)

OBLIVION BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLAPRIL 19, 2013 Captivating in all the right ways, “Oblivion” delivers strong, well-tread science fiction staples in a new and visually enthralling way with a competent high-level Hollywood star in Tom Cruise. The set pieces alone make this a must-see, producing a post-apocalyptic backdrop that rivals any previous endeavor. Add to that a strong script that plays its twists close to … Read More Quick Review: Oblivion (2013)

Quick Review: Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLMARCH 22, 2013 Finally, Gerard Butler steps away from the romantic comedy doldrums and into a much better role. Taking on the task of defending the White House, “Olympus Has Fallen” is the first of two Washington D.C. terrorist attack films centered around the President’s house set to release this year (“White House Down” coming this summer). And for … Read More Quick Review: Olympus Has Fallen (2013)


83rd Academy Award Winners



2011 Oscars Challenge: The Fighter

2011 Oscar Challenge: “The Fighter” (2010)


2011 Oscars Challenge: Animal Kingdom

2011 Oscar Challenge: “Animal Kingdom” (2010)


Spotlight: Why the Golden Globe Awards are the redheaded step-child of awards ceremonies

Every year, we come to expect them and every year, we want to beat them!