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Hacksaw Ridge

Jonathan Hinshaw - Saturday, November 05, 2016

This week we saw an excellent movie, Hacksaw Ridge, starring Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spiderman, The Amazing Spiderman 2), Hugo Weaving (The Matrix, Captain America), Rachel Griffiths (Brothers & Sisters-TV, Blow), Teresa Palmer (I Am Number Four, Thee Sorcerer’s Apprentice), Sam Worthington (Avatar, Clash of the Titans), Vince Vaughn (The Internship, Wedding Crashers), and introducing Milo Gibson, Mel’s sixth child, who says his father leaves “Big shoes to fill”.   More

The Accountant

Jonathan Hinshaw - Monday, October 17, 2016

We have a new Action Hero, similar to Matt Daymon when he kicked off the Bourne franchise.  We just saw The Accountant, starring Ben Affleck (Gone Girl, The Town), Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air, Pitch Perfect), J. K. Simmons (Spiderman, Whiplash), Jon Bernthal (Wolf of Wall Street, Fury), Jeffrey Tambor (The Hangover, Arrested Development), John Lithgow (Interstellar, 3rd Rock from the Sun-TV), Jean Smart (Sweet Home Alabama, Garden State), and Cynthia Addai-Robinson (Star Trek Into Darkness, Colombiana).   More

Girl on the Train

Jonathan Hinshaw - Monday, October 17, 2016

Just saw the most-talked-about movie of the year: The Girl on the Train, starring Emily Blunt (Sicario, Edge of Tomorrow), Haley Bennett (Magnificent 7, the Equalizer), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission Impossible-Rouge Nation, Florence Foster Jenkins), Justin Theroux (American Psycho, Inland Empire, also Jennifer Anniston’s husband!), Luke Evans (Dracula, Fast & Furious 6), Edgar Ramirez (Bourne Ultimatum, Point Break), Allison Janney (West Wing, Mom-both on TV), and Lisa Kudrow (Friends, The Comeback-again on TV).   More

Magnificent Seven

Jonathan Hinshaw - Sunday, September 25, 2016

This weekend we watched Magnificent Seven, starring Denzel Washington (Flight, Training Day), Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World), Ethan Hawke (Gattaca, Training Day), Vincent D’Onofrio (Men in Black, Jurassic World), Byung-hun Lee (Terminator Genisys, G.I. Joe: Retaliation), Manuel Garcia-Fulfo (From Dusk till Dawn:TV Series, Cake), Martin Sensmeier (The Hub, Lilin’s Brood), Peter Sarsgaard (Jarhead, Green Lantern) and Haley Bennett (The Equalizer, Marley & Me).   More

Double Feature-Florence Foster Jenkins and Sully

Jonathan Hinshaw - Sunday, September 11, 2016

Just saw a great movie, Florence Foster Jenkins, based on a true story, and starring  Meryl Streep (The Devil Wears Prada, August: Osage County), Hugh Grant (About a Boy, Four Weddings and a Funeral), Simon Helberg (Howard on the Big Bang Theory), and Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation, Hercules). More

Star Trek Beyond

Jonathan Hinshaw - Sunday, July 24, 2016

Saw a movie that celebrated a 50 year anniversary from when it first rolled out: Star Trek:Beyond.  It has many of the same actors as the last Star Trek movie, Chris Pine, Zachary Quino, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho, and Idris Elba (Pacific Rim, Thor).   More

Ghostbusters

Jonathan Hinshaw - Sunday, July 24, 2016

Just saw one of the most advertised movies ever: Ghostbusters, starring Melissa McCarthy (Spy,  Heat), Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids, The Martian), Kate McKinnon (Ted 2, Saturday Night Live), Leslie Jones (Trainwreck, Saturday Night Live), Ed Begley Jr. (Pineapple Express, Better Call Saul TV), Chris Hemsworth (Thor, The Avengers), Bill Murray (Groundhog Day, St. Vincent),  and Andy Garcia (The Untouchables, Ocean’s Eleven).  Of special note is the fact that there were cameos from the first Ghostbusters movie, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, and Annie Potts.  More

Now You See Me 2

Jonathan Hinshaw - Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Just saw a movie that was a disappoint, Now You See Me 2, starring the gang from Now You See Me: Jessie Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Dave Franco, along with new cast members Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), and Lizzy Caplan (True Blood and Masters of Sex TV series).  Story builds on the first, the Four Horseman appear again one year later to expose a couple of guys fleecing innocent victims (Daniel Radcliffe and Michael Caine).   More

Money Monster

Jonathan Hinshaw - Sunday, June 26, 2016

Saw Money Monster recently, starring George Clooney (Gravity, Tomorrowland), Julia Roberts (August: Osage County, Eat Pray Love), and Jack O’Connell (Unbroken, 300: Rise of an Empire).   Jack is a small time investor who looses his life savings on a stock tip that George broadcast on live TV.  George is sort of a wild card, like Cramer, lots of costumes, noise makers, explosions, all to draw attention to himself.  Possibly no one takes his advice seriously, except Jack did.  Julia is his producer, who along with Jack is in the middle of a show when Jack sneaks in with a gun and wants an apology and some way to get money back to lots of folks who invested in a bad deal.  Turns out the company they invested in was on thin ice, the president is not available, no one seems to know where he is.   More

Independence Day: Resurgence

Jonathan Hinshaw - Sunday, June 26, 2016

Just saw Independence Day: Resurgence, starring Liam Hemsworth (Hunger Games 1 & 2), Jeff Goldblum (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Independence Day), Bill Pullman (The Equalizer, Red Sky), Jessie Usher (When the Game Stands Tall, Teenage), Judd Hirsch (Independence Day, Taxi on TV), William Fichtner (The Homesman, The Lone Ranger), Brent Spiner (Data from Star Trek fame) and Sela Ward (Gone Girl, The Day After Tomorrow).   More