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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)


One Minute Review: Oblivion (2013)

Release Date April 19, 2013 Director Joseph Kosinski Screenplay Karl Gajdusek Michael deBruyn Distributed By Universal Pictures Budget $160 million Action, Adventure, Mystery, Science Fiction Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence, brief strong language, and some sensuality/nudity 124 minutes Oblivion 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 … Read More One Minute Review: Oblivion (2013)


One Minute Review: Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

Release Date March 22, 2013 Director Antoine Fuqua Screenplay Creighton Rothenberger Katrin Benedikt Distributed By FilmDistrict Budget $70 million Action, Thriller Rated R for strong violence and language throughout 120 minutes Olympus Has Fallen Finally Gerard Butler steps away from the romantic comedy doldrums and into the role he was meant to play. Taking on the task of defending the White House, “Olympus Has … Read More One Minute 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!