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Published April 23, 2014
This morning, Point Fish Fry and a Flick announced that it will make a triumphant return to the lakefront late this summer. One important detail left out of this morning's press release? The flicks to be shown. The lineup - bumped back up to five screenings from just three last year - will be revealed on May 19, but until then, allow me to throw some ideas into the ring.
Published April 22, 2014
"Heaven Is for Real" is a moderately welcome upgrade for the Christian film norm. That's not to say it doesn't have many of the same problems that plague its faith-based brethren like a pestilence, but the film adaptation of Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent's bestselling non-fiction book is at least trying. "Heaven Is for Real" still almost necessitates being graded on a curve, but at least the movie earns it.
Published April 19, 2014
Gone is Jude Law's pretty regality; in "Dom Hemingway," the Brit looks rough, and he gleefully tearing into his profane lead role like an untamed wolf that just got its first taste of meat. For Law, it's a chance for him to let loose with a character like never really before. And he most certainly does, with big, audaciously compelling results. The rest of the movie, unfortunately, has a hard time getting on his level, but can you really blame it?
Published April 15, 2014
"Sabotage" finds Arnold Schwarzenegger briefly pushing his persona in a new direction. It's not simply that the film is unexpectedly more murder mystery than action thriller; "Sabotage" is easily the meanest, most vulgar and most violent movie on Arnold's resume. Credit where credit is due for trying something new, but considering the film's brainlessly scummy ugliness, it qualifies merely as a not-quite-noble failure.
Published April 13, 2014
Much like the first movie, "Rio 2" is colorful and vibrant and cracks a few good jokes here or there. It's a generally enjoyable film, albeit one that feels like several animated features audiences have seen and forgotten long before.
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On July 3rd 2013 I went to see the first showing of Despicable Me 2 and at my theatre they had a Minion Photo Booth (Also its free!) where I dressed up as a minion and got my picture taken in front of the photo booth and it was coool! Now I got there early so I got the best seat in the ho...
Saturday October 6th, 2012 – Des Plaines, IL There’s nothing like having done something yourself to generate a special appreciation of those who are doing it now. Those who were waiters or waitresses themselves tend to tip bigger in bars and restaurants because they kn...
Denzel Washington seems to have perfected the art of playing the “hardened and cynical mentor with an aversion to authority” foil to earnest, pretty boy recruits. Rookies who still believe in a clear-cut system of right but wrong, but probably won’t by the end of the...
SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN is a good film but is slighted by the fact that it could have been a great one.
A very welcome, darker, more sinister addition to the Snow White franchise, SWATH stars Kristen Stewart as the titular character flanked b...
"Nonames", an independent film shot entirely in Central Wisconsin is now available on dvd at http://nonames-movie.blogspot.com/ and through Amazon, Four Star Video, Charter On Demand and other selected retail outlets. "Nonames" was screened at the Wisconsin Film Festival ...
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