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Black Mass and Man From Uncle

Jonathan Hinshaw - Sunday, September 20, 2015


We will start with Black Mass, starring Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean 1, 2, 3), Joel Edgerton (Exodus: Gods and Kings, The Thing), Benedict Cumberbatch (Imitation Game, 12 Years a Slave), Dakota Johnson (50 Shades of Grey, Need for Speed), Kevin Bacon (Apollo 13, Footloose), Peter Sarsgaard (Jarhead, Green Lantern), David Harbour (The Equalizer, Quantum of Solace), and Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation, Step Brothers). More

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

Jonathan Hinshaw - Sunday, August 02, 2015

Just saw Mission Impoossible: Rogue Nation, starring  a bunch of people from the MI franchise: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner , Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, plus some new ones.  Rebecca Ferguson (new love interest, starred in Hercules), Sean Harris (Deliver Us From Evil, Prometheus), and Alec Baldwin (The Departed, 30 Rock on TV).   More

Jurassic World

Jonathan Hinshaw - Monday, July 06, 2015
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Avengers, Age of Ultron

Jonathan Hinshaw - Wednesday, June 17, 2015

So we have the latest Avengers movie, with all the same cast: Robert Downey Jr (Ironman), Chris Helmsworth (Thor), Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk), Chris Evans (Captain America), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), James Spader (Voice of Ultron), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Paul Bettany (Voice of Jarvis), And Anthony Mackie (Falcon).  Whew! More

Spy and Tomorrowland double feature

Jonathan Hinshaw - Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Spy, starring Jude Law (Sherlock Holmes, Cold Mountain), Melissa McCarthy (The Heat, Identity Thief), Rose Byrne (X-Men 1St Class, Neighbors), Jason Stratham (Transporter 1 & 2), and Allison Janey (West Wing, Juno) was a really funny movie.  language was rough, in fact, they used the F word so many times it got frustrating.  But set that aside, that Melissa sure has a gift for humor, she rocks.  More

Fast Furious 7

Jonathan Hinshaw - Sunday, April 19, 2015

Kingsman The Secret Service

Jonathan Hinshaw - Saturday, March 14, 2015
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A Most Violent Year and The Good Lie

Jonathan Hinshaw - Saturday, February 07, 2015

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Foxcatcher

Jonathan Hinshaw - Sunday, January 25, 2015


We watched Foxcatcher this week, starring Steve Carell (The Office-TV, 40 Year Old Virgin), Channing Tatum (21/22 Jump Street, Magic Mike), Mark Ruffalo (Now You See Me, The Avengers), Sienna Miller (G.I. Joe, American Sniper), and Vanessa Redgrave (Mission Impossible, Howards End).   More

American Sniper

Jonathan Hinshaw - Monday, January 19, 2015

Sniper is the true story of Chris Kyle, starring Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook, The Hangover), Kyle Gallner (Nightmare on Elm Street-2014, Haunting in Connecticut), and Sienna Miller (Stardust, Foxcatcher).  Directed by Clint Eastwood, it is a real war movie, not just focused on the explosions (although there are a lot), but also dealing with the emotion side of battle.  Chris is a Navy Seal who joins up right after 9/11.  He was a Texas cowboy, riding broncos in small town rodeos before he decides to get serious about life.  Navy Seals are a tough group who bond in battle, they go in and clear out towns and villages, often spending weeks out in the field, cut off from support and connection to the outside world.  In many cases they cannot talk about where they are, or what they are doing, makes it hard on the families who are living state-side.   More