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Is Blair Witch Worth Your Money?

Is Blair Witch Worth Your Money?

Blair Witch (2016) Directed by Adam Wingard Written by Adam Wingard & Simion Barrett Starring: Callie Hernandez, James Allen McCune, Corbin Reid, Brandon Scott, Wes Robinson, Valarie Curry Rated R Run time: 93 minutes    A mix of contradicting prejudices entered the theater with me when I went to view Blair Witch. Here is a movie in […]

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The New Ghostbusters Movie May be the Best Reboot of All Time

The New Ghostbusters Movie May be the Best Reboot of All Time

Ghostbusters (2016) Directed by: Paul Feig Written by: Katie Dippold and Paul Feig Starring: Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Chris Hemsworth, and Neil Casey Stinger After Credits: Yes Run Time: 1 hour 56 minutes Going into the screening for Ghostbusters (2016) I tried to keep an open mind. It was actually pretty easy […]

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THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR — Finally, the Liberal Agenda

THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR — Finally, the Liberal Agenda

Article By: Heather Marie Bartels The Purge: Election Year (2016) Written and directed by: James DeMonaco Starring: Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Mitchell, Mykelti Williamson, Edwin Hodge and Joseph Julian Soria Before I get into my thoughts on the third and latest installment of THE PURGE series, I want to be clear about something: I don’t think […]

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Swiss Army Man: Is it Worth Your Money?

Swiss Army Man: Is it Worth Your Money?

Swiss Army Man (2016) Written and directed by: Daniels (Dan Kwan & Daniel Scheinert) Starring: Paul Dano, and Daniel Radcliffe There are movies that as a teen I thought were brilliant and deep. They spoke to my soul, and you were an idiot if you didn’t agree because you couldn’t understand the significance of the […]

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Captain America: Civil War Is It Worth Your Money?

Captain America: Civil War Is It Worth Your Money?

Captain America: Civil War Directors: Anthony & Joe Russo Writers: Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downy Jr., Scarlet Johansson, Sabastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Tom Holland, and Daniel Brühl Stingers: 1 mid credits, 1 post credits Run time: […]

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Crypticon Seattle 2016 Guest Guide

Crypticon Seattle 2016 Guest Guide

Crypticon 2016 will take place May 27th – 29th at the Seatac Hilton in Seattle, WA. Click the banner above or here to buy tickets. This will be my seventh year covering this convention (fourth with WatchPlayRead), and I have to say, this is by far my favorite convention that I attend. If you’re a […]

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The Witch: Is it Worth Your Money?

The Witch: Is it Worth Your Money?

The Witch (also stylized as The VVitch) Writen and Directed by Robert Eggers Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, and Ellie Grainger Run Time: 1 hour 32 minutes If you’re unfamiliar with the basic premise of The Witch, it’s set in 1630 New England and follows a religious family that tries to survive […]

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Is Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Worth Your Money?

Is Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Worth Your Money?

  Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Director: Burr Steers Writers: Burr Steer (screenplay), Seth Grahame-Smith (book), Jane Austin (book) Stars: Lily James, Sam Riley, Bella Heathcote, Ellie Bamber, Millie Brady, Suki Waterhouse, Douglas Booth, Sally Phillips, Lena Headey, Matt Smith, Jack Huston, and Charles Dance  Zombies are to Millennials what  slashers were to Gen X’ers. […]

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The Hateful Eight Review: ‘Tis the Season for Violence!

The Hateful Eight Review: ‘Tis the Season for Violence!

The Hateful Eight   Written and directed by: Quentin Tarantino Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Madsen, Tim Roth, Channing Tatum, Demian Bichir, Bruce Dern, Walton Goggins, and James Park Music by: Ennio Morricone Run time: 187 minutes (three hours and seven minutes) for the roadshow version In post-Civil War Wyoming, […]

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Star Wars: Episode VII the Force Awakens: Review and Bold Predictions

Star Wars: Episode VII the Force Awakens: Review and Bold Predictions

A long time ago in a galaxy far away… J.J. Abrams set out to make the first decent Star Wars movie of the 21st century. Did he succeed? Sorry about that cliché opening but it just felt fitting in a tacky, yet satisfying way. A lot is going to be said about this movie, so […]

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The Peanuts Movie Falls Short

The Peanuts Movie Falls Short

Love him or don’t. If you’ve lived in America in the last 65 years that lovable round-headed loser Charlie Brown has been part of your life in some way or another. He is about as recognizable as Mikey Mouse or Bugs Bunny. Originally a comic strip in newspapers the Peanuts hit the big time in […]

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Crimson Peak Gives You A Reason to Head to the Theaters This October

Crimson Peak Gives You A Reason to Head to the Theaters This October

“Ghosts are real, that much I know. I’ve seen them all my life…” So says main character Edith Cushing (played by Wasikowska).

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Goodnight Mommy May Be the Best Horror Movie of 2015

Goodnight Mommy May Be the Best Horror Movie of 2015

   Goodnight Mommy is an Austrian horror film from writer/directors Severin Fiala, and Veronika Franz. It stars Susanne Wuest as the titular mommy and twin brothers Lukas and Elias Schwartz as Lukas and Elias.  Set in a very modern house in the middle of nowhere Goodnight Mommy has an ambiance about it that could only […]

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Vacation: Movie Review

Vacation: Movie Review

Title: Vacation Directors/Writers: John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein Stars: Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Leslie Mann, and Chris Hemsworth. When a classic is remade, or rebooted people inexplicably get a sour taste in their mouths. We’ve been force fed so many pandering, poorly made, unoriginal movies in the last two decades it’s easy to see why. […]

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How Does Marvel’s Ant-Man Stack Up Against the Rest of Phase Two?

   Ant-Man Directed by: Peyton Reed Story by: Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish Screenplay by: Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Adam McKay, Paul Rudd Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Wood Harris, Judy Greer, David Dastmalchian, Michael Douglas Stingers: Two 3D: Yes Marvel has a plan for their modern […]