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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

Big Eyes

Jonathan Hinshaw - Saturday, December 27, 2014

Wild

Jonathan Hinshaw - Sunday, December 21, 2014

Exodus

Jonathan Hinshaw - Saturday, December 20, 2014

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Dumb and Dumber to/Horrible Bosses 2

Jonathan Hinshaw - Saturday, November 29, 2014

So this is a double movie review, Dumb and Dumber To and Horrible Bosses 2, cause they are both worthy of a half review.  Dumb and Dumber To (D&D) is Jim Carrey (D&D 1, Ace Ventura), Jeff Daniels (D&D 1, Newsroom-from TV), Kathleen Turner (Romancing the Stone, 1&2), and Rob Riggle (Hangover, 21 Jump Street).  Lots of others, but these were the key parts. More

Interstellar

Jonathan Hinshaw - Saturday, November 22, 2014

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Mockingjay Part 1

Jonathan Hinshaw - Saturday, November 22, 2014

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Fury

James Hinshaw - Sunday, November 02, 2014

Fury is the name of the tank, a genuine Tiger I tank. Fury is "Tiger 131" from the UK's Bovington Tank Museum, the only fully functioning Tiger tank in the world.  The movie takes place in Germany in April, 1945, as the Allied forces march into German territory while Hitler has commandeered every man, woman and child to fight in the "total war".  Brad Pitt (Fight Club, Moneyball) stars as Wardaddy, the Sargent who runs this tank group behind enemy lines.  The movie also stars Shia LaBeouf (Transformers 1, 2, and 3) as Bible, Logan Lerman (3:10 to Yuma, Perks of Being a Wallflower) as the new guy, Michael Pena (Shooter, American Hustle) as Gordo, and Jon Bernthal (Wolf of Wall Street, Snitch) plays a character called Coon-Ass.  The nicknames are all appropriate. More

John Wick

James Hinshaw - Saturday, November 01, 2014

Just saw an excellent action movie, John Wick, starring Keanu Reeves (Matrix, Speed), Michael Nyqvist (Mission Impossible-Ghost Protocol, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones, Atonement), Willem Dafoe (Spider Man, The English Patient), and Adreanne Palicki (G.I. Joe-Retaliation, Red Dawn).   More

St. Vincent

James Hinshaw - Saturday, October 25, 2014

Just saw another good movie, St. Vincent, Starring Bill Murray (Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters), Melissa McCarthy (The Heat, Mike and Molly-TV), Naomi Watts (The Impossible, King Kong), Chris O'Dowd (Bridesmaids, Thor), Terrence Howard (Iron Man, Prisoners), Jaeden Lieberher (Playing It Cool, Grief), and Kimberly Quinn (TV actress, Law and Order, Terriers).   More