Movies

007 meets Cheech & Chong in “American Ultra”

Release Date: August 21, 2015 Running Time: 1 hour and 36 minutes Rated R Directed By: Grade: C+ Starring as Mike Howell as Phoebe Larson as Adrian Yates as Victoria Lasseter as Laugher  as Rose as Raymond Krueger as Petey Douglas The ultimate secret agent becomes the ultimate target. Mike Howell is a stoner who works at the Cash-N-Carry in Lyman, West Virginia. After he saves money for a long time, he buys a ring to propose to his girlfriend named Phoebe and plans to pop the question on a trip to Hawaii. One night as he is changing the …

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Howlin’ On The Bay: Wolf’s Museum of Mystery

On Charlotte Street, amongst the idyllic charm of St. Augustine’s historic downtown district, Wolf and live in a lovely two-story Victorian with a wide front porch and quaint backyard. But while many merchants have converted these historic homes into welcoming bed and breakfasts, Wolf and Ali have transformed their home into a museum of curiosities and collectibles with as much history as the oldest city itself. A small chalkboard on the porch next to a hand-painted Bigfoot banner announces the live mermaid performance from 6-7pm in the courtyard. It works to draw people in from the narrow side street. The …

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E. delivers action

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Release Date: August 14, 2015 Running Time: 1 hour 56 minutes Rated PG-13 Grade: B Directed by: Guy Ritchie Written by and Starring: as Napoleon Solo as Illya Kuryakin as Gaby Teller as Victoria Vinciguerra as Saunders as Alexander Waverly as Alexander as Uncle Rudi What I’m about to feed you, Solo, may taste a little bitter. In the 1960’s, Napoleon Solo is an art aficionado who was convicted of stealing great works of art. The CIA realized that Solo’s skills would be wasted in prison so they recruited him in exchange for his prison sentence. …

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Get Feaky: “ALLELUIA! THE DEVIL’S CARNIVAL”

After triumphant collaborations on 2008’s REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA and 2012’s THE DEVIL’S CARNIVAL: EPISODE ONE, cult filmmakers Darren Lynn Bousman and Terrance Zdunich are back with the second installment to their fantasy-musical film franchise. In ALLELUIA! THE DEVIL’S CARNIVAL, Lucifer sets a plot in motion against Heaven and all hell breaks loose. ALLELUIA! THE DEVIL’S CARNIVAL, the second installment to the cult hit THE DEVIL’S CARNIVAL: EPISODE ONE. The musical-horror film, which stars David Hasselhoff, Emilie Autumn, Paul Sorvino, Adam Pascal, Ted Neeley, and Barry Bostwick, among many more, will kick off a traveling circus tour with its premiere …

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Raging Rappers – “Straight Outta Compton”

Straight Outta Compton By: Britney Broussard Grade: B+ Rated: R Run Time: 2hrs. 30mins. “Art is a reflection of reality,” spoken by Eazy E. In Compton, CA, 1986, five artists with paintbrushes as their voices and music as their canvas took their art and spread it around the world. Their art was unapologetic, rough, uncensored and held the truth. Who were these artists? Why they were the : a.ka. , a.ka. , a.k.a , a.ka. and a.ka. . Five friends who wanted nothing more to make it out of Compton through their group NWA, starting their own record label called …

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Never Go Back: A Conversation with Local Filmmaker David Petlansky

The name may sound familiar if you’ve had any connection to the local film community in the past, oh, 15 years or so. His extensive resume includes titles like Turn, Everything Means Nothing, Tomorrow Mourning, and Black Matter Tomithy, all shot and produced locally on the First Coast under the pseudonym of . Petlansky considers Jacksonville his hometown, being raised here from a young age. He and his wife moved to Missouri briefly before returning to Florida upon learning they were expecting their first child, due in September. Eschewing film school in favor of a “stumbling” learning experience, Petlansky’s path could …

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Reel Action! “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”

Release Date: July 31, 2015 Running Time: 2 hours and 11 minutes Rated PG-13 Grade: A Directed By: Christopher McQuarrie Written By: Christopher McQuarrie & Drew Pearce Starring: as Ethan Hunt as Ilsa Faust as William Brandt as Benji Dunn as Luther Stickell as Solomon Lane as Atlee as Prime Minister and as Alan Hunley The time has come to dissolve the IMF. When Ethan Hunt witnesses an innocent girl killed in cold blood by a mysterious man, his mission is to find out who the killer is and he believes that the attack was prompted by the Syndicate. The …

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“Shaun the Sheep”: a family movie that any audience can understand

Release Date: August 5, 2015 Running Time: 1 hour and 25 minutes Rated PG Directed By: Mark Burton & Richard Starzak ​ Grade: Baaaa Shaun the Sheep and his flock know every trick to having a good time. But things can get out of control very quickly. Life on Mossy Bottom Farm is very routine. Each day the Farmer has a schedule of tasks that must be completed. When Shaun sees an advertisement on the bus that passes the farm every day, he cooks up a scheme to put the Farmer to sleep and allow the flock to take a …

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“SOUTHPAW” powerful and gritty

Release Date: July 24, 2015 Running Time: 2 hours and 3 minutes Rated R for language throughout, and some violence Grade: A Directed By: Antoine Fuqua Written By: Kurt Sutter I can’t lose my daughter. I will give you my everything Billy Hope is the light heavyweight champion boxer of the world. When he wins his 43rd consecutive match, his wife (Maureen) urges him to take a break from boxing and focus on his family. After speaking at a fund-raising event, upcoming boxer Miguel ‘Magic’ Escobar taunts Billy into a fight and gunfire is shot in order to break it …

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Invasion Pac-Man “PIXELS”

Release Date: July 24, 2015 Running Time: 1 hour and 45 minutes Rated PG-13 for some language and suggestive comments Grade: B Directed by Chris Columbus In 1982, NASA launched a time capsule into space containing examples of our life and culture in hopes of contacting extraterrestrial life. Earlier in 1982, Sam Brenner, Ludlow Lamonsoff, and Eddie Plant compete in the Video Game Championship tournament. Sam is the champion of Gattaca and Centipede, and Eddie is the King of Donkey Kong. 33 years later, Sam works for a company that installs home entertainment equipment. His best friend, Will, is the …

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