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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

Captain America: Civil War

Jonathan Hinshaw - Sunday, June 05, 2016

Just saw Captian America: Civil War, starring Chris Evans (Avengers, Captain America),  and the following who were in the Avengers movies: Robert Downey Jr. , Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner,  Sebastian Stan, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, and Emily Van Camp (from Revenge TV show), Paul Rudd (Ant Man), Tom Holland (new Spiderman, In the Heart of the Sea), Daniel Bruhl (Inglourious Basterds, Rush),  and Chadwick Boseman (Gods of Egypt, 42).  We also had William Hurt (The Incredible Hulk, A History of Violence).  More

Batman V Superman

Jonathan Hinshaw - Sunday, March 27, 2016

Just saw one of the most hyped movies yet, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, starring Ben Afflick (Argo, Good Will Hunting), Henry Cavill (Man of Steel, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.), Amy Adams (Man of Steel, American Hustle), Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network, Now You See Me), Diane Lane (Man of Steel, Unfaithful), Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix, Mystic River), Jeremy Irons (Die Hard: With a Vengeance, The Man In the Iron Mask), Holly Hunter (The Piano, Raising Arizona), and Gal Gadot (Fast and Furious 6, Furious 7). More


Jonathan Hinshaw - Sunday, March 20, 2016

Just saw Risen, starring Joseph Fiennes (Hercules, Shakespeare in Love), Peter Firth (Hunt for Red October, Pearl Harbor), Cliff Curtis (Live Free or Die Hard, Training Day), Maria Botto (Lots of Spanish TV shoes), and lots of foreign actors. More

10 Cloverfield Lane

Jonathan Hinshaw - Sunday, March 20, 2016

Just saw a scary movie.  Not a horror film, rather a “wow, that spooked me” type of movie.  Lots of twists and turns, not sure where it was going type film.  10 Cloverfield Lane starring John Goodman (Flight, Trouble with the Curve), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Final Destination 3, The Thing-2011), John Gallagher Jr. (Jonah Hex, The Newsroom-TV series),  and Bradley Cooper as Mary Elizabeth’s boyfriend (voice only).   More

The Revenant

Jonathan Hinshaw - Sunday, January 10, 2016

Watched the Revenant, starring Leonardo Dicaprio (The Departed, Inception), Tom Hardy (Inception, Mad Max Fury Road), Domhnall Gleeson (Unbroken, Ex-Machina),  and Will Poulter (Maze Runner, We’re the Millers). More

The Big Short

Jonathan Hinshaw - Sunday, January 03, 2016

So we saw a movie we lived thru, The Big Short, starring Steve Carell (The Office, 40 Year Old Virgin), Brad Pitt (Fight Club, Moneybag), Ryan Gosling (Drive, Place Beyond the Pines), Christian Bale (Dark Knight, American Psycho), and Marisa Tomei (Lincoln Lawyer, The Wrestler).  It is actually three separate stories that converge with the collapse of the economy in 2008.  More

Star Wars: the Force Awakens

Jonathan Hinshaw - Thursday, December 24, 2015

We just saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens, starring Harrison Ford, Carrier Fisher, Mark Hamill, Peter Mayhew, and Anthony Daniels (all reprising their roles from earlier Star Wars movies), as well as newcomers John Boyega as a resistance leader and Daisy Ridley as Rey, a new Star Wars heroine.  More


Jonathan Hinshaw - Sunday, November 08, 2015

Spectre, starring Daniel Craig as James Bond, returns several players from the Bond series that started in 1964.  This was a good effort, but was not a home run.  We have Christoph Waltz (Django Unchanged, Inglorious Bastards) as the new villain, descended from Blofield!  Movie starts off in Mexico, Craig is out on a mission on his own due to a message he got from Skyfall.  He goes after a group of bad guys, trying to stop huge attack that would have killed a bunch of folks.  He has a fight to the death in a helicopter, flying upside down for a spell, never seen that before.   More

Bridge of Spies

Jonathan Hinshaw - Saturday, October 17, 2015

Just saw Bridge of Spys, starring Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan), Mark Rylance (The Other Boleyn Girl, Angels and Insects), Alan Alda (Aviator, Mash), Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone, Birdman), and Austin Stowell (Whiplash, Dolphin Tale).  So this is based on a true story of the cold war, starting around 1957, when Russia and the US were both convinced the other would launch nukes at a moments notice.  So we and them had spies all around.  This is the story of how we captured one of their spies (Rylance playing Rudolf Abel, and they shoot down one of our spy planes, Austin Stowell playing Gary Powers.   More