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In Theaters This Week (4/20/2018): Super Trooper 2, I Feel Pretty, Traffik

Amy Schumer in I Feel Pretty

Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week.  After two weeks of big releases, this week is the lull before the box office storm that will be Avengers: Infinity War next week. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (4/20/2018): Super Trooper 2, I Feel Pretty, Traffik

In Theaters This Week (4/13/2018): Rampage, Beirut, Truth or Dare

Jon Hamm in Beirut

Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week.  April is looking a whole lot more lucrative than forecasted as three new films arrive to challenge the surprise hit A Quiet Place. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (4/13/2018): Rampage, Beirut, Truth or Dare

Movie Review: A Quiet Place (2018) *Sound = Fury*

John Krasinski in A Quiet Place
Go a whole hour without make a sound.  You can’t sit still; you have to go about your daily life, but you can’t make a sound.  If you do, you die.  That simple sonic twist is the bread and butter on which John Krasinski (who both stars in and artfully directs the film) bases A Quiet Place.  Alien invasions have been done to death.  Post-apocalyptic is so last decade.  Everything in A Quiet Place is something that’s been done before, but never, to my knowledge, with sound as the difference between life and death.

Back to you, trying to be quiet, what are you doing?  Reading?  Did you drop your book?  You died.  Laughed at something clever in the writing?  Dead.  Now, what if you had to live in a barren world with those kind of stakes, gather food, raise your family, communicate, protect yourself, just simply walk…..with no noise or you die.  A Quiet Place is a familiar thing done in an original way and the result is and extraordinarily tense, well-acted, unforgettable film.
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In Theaters This Week (4/6/2018): A Quiet Place, Blockers, Chappaquiddick

John Cena in Blockers

Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week.  After a parade of blockbusters, the first weekend of April offers three, well-reviewed, diverse pictures for moviegoers.   Continue reading In Theaters This Week (4/6/2018): A Quiet Place, Blockers, Chappaquiddick

Emily Blunt’s 10 Best Movies

Emily Blunt, Sunshine Cleaning

I think Emily Blunt is the most versatile actress in Hollywood.  There is literally nothing she cannot do and do well.  Drama, comedy, period pieces, she’s the best female action star since Sigourney Weaver, and on top of all of it she can sing and dance.  I have never seen Blunt turn in a bad performance, even if the movie she was in didn’t entirely click.  That skill set is going to allow her to break through that idiotic wall that exists for actresses between 40-60.  Even the best actresses usually have an area of weakness. For example, as superb as she is, no one is going to buy Meryl Streep in an action film.  I use Streep as an example, because it was Blunt’s role as her acerbic assistant in The Devil Wears Prada that first got her wide notice, and you CAN stick Blunt in action/science fiction films like Sicario, Looper, and the underrated Edge of Tomorrow and she will blow you away in either setting.  Turning only 34 this week, Blunt has a long career ahead of her making what I can only imagine will be one of the most diverse filmographies in movie history.

Emily Blunt, The Edge of Tomorrow
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