On Screen

A fine film sailing full force from start to finish “The Light Between Oceans”

To be loved by you allowed me to feel again. In 1918 a post-World War 1 veteran, Tom Sherbourne, seeks the solitude of becoming a lighthouse keeper in Australia. Tom receives a 6-month contract to operate a lighthouse on an unpopulated island named Janus. Shortly before he begins his assignment, he meets Isabel Graysmark and they have in instant connection. While on leave, he is invited on a date by Isabel, who feels that she has known him her whole life. Since having a lady visit the island is against the rules, the two decide to get married. After two …

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When You Need It Fixed Call “The Mechanic”

Mechanic: Resurrection Release Date: August 26, 2016 Running Time: 1 hour and 36 minutes Rated R for intense violence Grade: B Directed By: I’ve been waiting too long to get even with you. Arthur Bishop is a mechanic (mafia term for a hitman) who has retired after being tricked into killing his friend/mentor Harry McKenna. While in retirement, he is recruited by a ghost from his past (Crain) who is currently in the human trafficking business. Bishop escapes the clutches of Crain’s henchmen and retreats to an island resort that is ran by an old friend named Mei. While there …

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Obama’s First Date “Southside With You”

Release Date: August 26, 2016 Running Time: 1 hour and 14 minutes Rated PG-13 for brief strong language, smoking, a violent image and a drug reference Grade: B+ Written and Directed By: is a character-driven film based on the first date of 27 year old and 25 year old . In his directorial debut, director and principal writer Richard Tanne does a fantastic job capturing the events that took place on a summer afternoon and evening in Chicago, Illinois in 1989. (Zero Dark Thirty and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit) is incredible as Barak. He has the most remarkable resemblance to …

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Meryl Streep as the woman who could not sing! “Florence Foster Jenkins”

Maestro, do you think that I’m ready for a concert? is a remarkable true story of an infamous socialite who inspired all that knew her.  Academy Award winning actress plays Florence, an eccentric heiress who patronized the New York art scene in 1944.  As a young girl, she was a talented pianist until an injury to her left hand caused significant nerve damage which ended all hope of becoming a concert pianist. At the age of 16, Florence’s father threatened to cut her off from his wealth if she didn’t give up music. Her dream may have been delayed, but …

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“Sausage Party” The DO NOT BRING YOUR KIDS animated film

Release Date: August 12, 2016 Running Time: 1 hour and 28 minutes Rating: R Grade: B Directed by: Conrad Vernon & Greg Tiernan WOW! I didn’t think I could be shocked anymore watching a movie. Going into this movie, I already had an idea. After watching the Red Band trailer, also knowing and the crew behind the movie “This is the End” created this, I was expecting an over the top adult comedy with a Disney twist. It’s a movie with walking, talking food, condiments and everything else that humans see or hear. Mostly takes place at Shopwell’s, the supermarket where …

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Pete’s Dragon – take a magical flight

Magical Release Date: August 12, 2016 Flying Time: 1 hour and 42 minutes Rated PG Directed By: David Lowery Grade: B+ You don’t survive out in that forest for six years alone. When Pete was four years old, he was reading a book while traveling along the Pacific Northwest with his parents and tragedy ensued. Alone and scared, Pete blended into the forest with the help of a mythical creature named Elliott who has served as a protector and friend to Pete. Six years later, Forest Ranger Grace Meacham is searching for evidence of a creature described by her father …

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“SUICIDE SQUAD” Garbage Pail Kids for grown-ups

Release Date: August 5th, 2016 Running Time: 2 hours 10 minutes Rating PG-13 Grade: B+ Directed by David Ayer Knights in shining armor are brave souls that abandon their own safety to help others. They are courageous do-gooders that refuse to leave until the job is done. The Suicide Squad are not those guys. They don’t even like those guys. In a world that is still mourning the loss of Superman, the military is clamoring to answer the question: “Who will save us now?” Amanda Waller (), a high level agent, has the answer to that question.  She has brought …

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Jason Bourne: A Classic Action with a Real-World Message

Grade: A- Release date: July 29, 2016 Running time: 2 hours and 3 minutes Rating PG-13 Director: Paul Greengrass En route to a dusty stretch of the Greek-Albanian border for a bare-knuckle fight, Jason Bourne () casts back to a past he recalls only hazily. Meanwhile, his one-time CIA colleague and current pal-on- the-go, Nicky Parsons () breaks into the file system of the US intelligence agency from a remote bunker in Iceland. Her hacking attempt alerts CIA cyber operative Heather Lee () and so begins Jason Bourne, which sets its protagonists – all of them linked to CIA – …

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“NERVE” Are you a Watcher or a Player?

Release Date: July 27, 2016 Game Time: 1 hour and 36 minutes Rated PG-13 Grade: B Directed By: Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman    In a world run by apps and social media, , directed by Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman, releases at the appropriate time to warn young viewers the dangers and consequences of interactive social media and the internet.   Venus “Vee” Delmonico () is a shy, keeps to herself high school senio facing the biggest decision of her life: what college to attend. Her heart is set on California Institute for the Arts but, coming from a low …

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Everyone is afraid of the dark “LIGHTS OUT”

Release Date: July 22, 2016 Running Time: 1 hour and 21 minutes Rated PG-13 Grade: B Directed By: David F. Sandberg Every time I turn off the lights, there’s this woman waiting in the shadows. In a dimly lit warehouse, Paul is working late so he calls home to check on his son, Martin, who reports that his mother has been acting strangely. Before Paul can leave, he is attacked by an ominous creature in the shadows. His newly widowed wife and mother of Martin, Sophie, declines even further into insanity. When Sophie begins to openly talk about the creepy …

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