Sweaty Cop 2

Coming Attractions/News:

The Grinch – Trailer
Perfect – Trailer
Brother’s Nest – Trailer

New Movies

A Wrinkle in Time – After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.

The Strangers: Prey at Night – A family staying in a secluded mobile home park for the night are visited by three masked psychopaths, to test their every limit.

The Hurricane Heist – Thieves attempt a massive heist against the U.S. Treasury as a Category 5 hurricane approaches one of its Mint facilities.

Gringo – GRINGO, a dark comedy mixed with white-knuckle action and dramatic intrigue, explores the battle of survival for businessman Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo) when he finds himself crossing the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal.

Undisputed Classic

His Girl Friday – A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying.

Top Five – Movie’s with a Pot Theme


Masquerade – A recently orphaned millionairess, Olivia, really hates her scheming step-father. Olivia finds love with a young yacht racing captain, Tim, who isn’t completely truthful with her. When the two run into a problem the local cop, who happens to be an old friend of Olivia’s, seems to be turning a blind eye to incriminating evidence.

Off Limits (Saigon) – McGriff and Albaby are probably doing the worst law enforcement job in the world – they are plain clothes U.S. military policemen on duty in war-time Saigon. However, their job becomes even harder when they start investigating the serial killings of local prostitutes. Their prime suspect is high ranking U.S. Army officer which brings their lives in danger.

Vice Versa – During an argument, a divorced executive and his 11 year old son casually touch a magical Tibetan skull, releasing a mysterious power that transfers the father’s mind to the body of the son and vice versa. Their problems have just begun.

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2018 Oscar Results

Coming Attractions/News:

Oscar Results

New Movies

Death Wish – Dr. Paul Kersey is an experienced trauma surgeon, a man who has spent his life saving lives. After an attack on his family, Paul embarks on his own mission for justice.

Red Sparrow – Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to ‘Sparrow School,’ a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. Her first mission, targeting a C.I.A. agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations.

Mute – A mute bartender goes up against his city’s gangsters in an effort to find out what happened to his missing partner.

Undisputed Classic

Reds – A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia, and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.

Death Wish – A New York City architect becomes a one-man vigilante squad after his wife is murdered by street punks in which he randomly goes out and kills would-be muggers on the mean streets after dark.

Top Five – Movie Vigilantes


Cop – An obsessive, insubordinate homicide cop is convinced a serial killer is loose in the Hollywood area and disobeys orders in order to catch him.

The House on Carroll Street – In 1950s America, an FBI agent and a blacklist victim uncover a plot to smuggle Nazi war criminals into the country.

Pass the Ammo – A corrupt television preacher and his congregation are held hostage by a woman, her lover, and her two cousins in an attempt to avenge the theft of her inheritance. A quirky look at the dishonesty of the televangelist industry.

Moving – Arlo accepts what seems to him to be a dream promotion to Idaho. He soon discovers, however, that moving has its own share of problems.

Prison – The spirit of a long-dead prisoner returns for revenge, haunting the prison’s new governor.

Switching Channels – A television news chief courts his anchorwoman ex-wife with an eleventh-hour story.

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Literally Shooting From the Hip

Coming Attractions/News:

The Week Of
Life of the Party

New Movies

Game Night – A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves trying to solve a murder mystery.

Every Day – A shy teenager falls for someone who transforms into another person every day.
Annihilation – A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition where the laws of nature don’t apply.

Undisputed Classic

Black Swan – A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity.

Top Five – Game Themed Movies


Bloodsport – Follows Frank Dux, an American martial artist serving in the military, who decides to leave the army to compete in a martial arts tournament in Hong Kong where fights to the death can occur.

Frantic – In a hotel room in Paris, a doctor comes out of the shower and finds that his wife has disappeared. He soon finds himself caught up in a world of intrigue, espionage, gangsters, drugs and murder.

Hairspray – A ‘pleasantly plump’ teenager teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.

A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon – A charming womanizer has to find a way to get $80 to elope to Hawaii with his one true love, or else go to his father’s chosen business school.

Taffin – An Irish tough-guy debt collector is asked by his local community to help rid the town of developers bent on building a chemical plant on the outskirts of town.

Apprentice to Murder – Fire-and-brimstone preacher sees Satan everywhere, trains gullible young boy to “detect” evil, and the two of them commit several murders in the name of Jesus. Based on a true story.

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Black Panther

Coming Attractions/News:

Nothing This Week

New Movies

Black Panther – T’Challa, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.

Early Man – Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of Dug, along with sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home.

Samson – After losing the love of his life to a cruel Philistine prince, a young Hebrew with Supernatural strength defends his people, sacrificing everything to avenge his love, his people, and his God.

Undisputed Classic

Samson and Delilah – When strongman Samson rejects the love of the beautiful Philistine woman Delilah, she seeks vengeance that brings horrible consequences they both regret.

Top Five – The Cast Black Panther


Nothing this week

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The 15:17 to Propaganda

Coming Attractions/News:

Deadpool 2 – Trailer
I Feel Pretty – Trailer
Venom – Teaser

New Movies

Fifty Shades Freed – Anastasia and Christian get married, but Jack Hyde continues to threaten their relationship.

Peter Rabbit – Feature adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer’s vegetable garden.

The 15:17 to Paris – Three Americans discover a terrorist plot aboard a train while in France.

The Ballad of Lefty Brown – A thrilling and action-packed Western, The Ballad of Lefty Brown is a story about loyalty, friendship, and the relentless pursuit of justice.

Becks – After a crushing breakup with her girlfriend, a Brooklyn musician moves back in with her Midwestern mother. As she navigates her hometown, playing for tip money in an old friend’s bar, an unexpected relationship begins to take shape. Based on the life and times of Allyssa Robbins, my cousin.

Undisputed Classic

Play Misty For Me – A brief fling between a male disc jockey and an obsessed female fan takes a frightening, and perhaps even deadly turn when another woman enters the picture.

Top Five – Movie Rabbits


Action Jackson – Vengence drives a tough Detroit cop to stay on the trail of a power hungry auto magnate who’s systematically eliminating his competition.

Satisfaction – A group of teenagers have a band, Mystery, with Jennie as the lead singer. They go to a bar at the coast and play during the summer. Jennie falls in love with the owner of the bar, Martin. They get an offer to play in Europe and perhaps become famous. But are they ready for it?

School Daze – A not so popular young man wants to pledge to a popular fraternity at his historically black college.

Shoot to Kill – An FBI agent teams up with a tracker to pursue a murderer after he vanishes into the mountains and infiltrates a hiking group.

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Cliché Ghosts and Aliens

Cliche Ghosts and Aliens

Coming Attractions/News:

Ant-Man and the Wasp – Trailer

Super Bowl Trailers

The Quiet Place
Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom
Mission Impossible Fall Out
Avengers Infinity War

New Movies

Winchester – Eccentric firearm heiress believes she is haunted by the souls of people killed by the Winchester repeating rifle.

The Cloverfield Paradox – Orbiting a planet on the brink of war, scientists test a device to solve an energy crisis, and end up face-to-face with a dark alternate reality.

Phantom Thread – Set in 1950’s London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover.

Undisputed Classic

Boogie Nights – The story of a young man’s adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

The Last House on the Left – Two teenage girls head to a rock concert for one’s birthday. While trying to score marijuana in the city, they are kidnapped and brutalized by a gang of psychotic convicts.

Top Five – Helen Mirren


The Serpent and the Rainbow – An anthropologist goes to Haiti after hearing rumors about a drug used by black magic practitioners to turn people into zombies.

She’s Having a Baby – Young newlyweds find out just how unprepared they are for their future together.

The Unbearable Lightness of Being – In 1968, a Czech doctor with an active sex life meets a woman who wants monogamy, and then the Soviet invasion further disrupts their lives.

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Movie Review Hostiles

Scott Cooper is one of the most focused and intense filmmakers working today and the proof of that comes in his latest film, the western, Hostiles. Hostiles stars Christian Bale as military officer in the New Mexico territory who has spent over a decade fighting against Indians and securing the new American west from the people who rightfully owned that land. Click the photo for the full length written review of Hostiles.

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The Animated World War 1 Movie

Coming Attractions/News:

Hurricane Heist – Trailer
Waco – Trailer
Oscar Nominations

New Movies

Maze Runner: The Death Cure – Young hero Thomas embarks on a mission to find a cure for a deadly disease known as the “Flare”.

Hostiles – In 1892, a legendary Army captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory.

The Shape of Water – At a top secret research facility in the 1950s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.

Undisputed Classic

Little Big Man – Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Native Americans and fighting with General Custer.

Top Five – Movies with Native American Themes


Gandahar – An evil force from a 1000 years in the future begins to destroy an idyllic paradise, where the citizens are in perfect harmony with nature.

Biggles: Adventures in Time – Daring British WWI fighter pilot James “Biggles” Bigglesworth and 1980s low-level business executive Jim Ferguson discover that they can time travel to each other’s eras. They try to stop the Germans from changing the outcome of WWI.

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Ranking the Movies of 2018 Week 2

It’s week two of my ranking the movies of 2018 and so far, not much has stood out in terms of themes. I have seen 13 movies so far in 2018 with three classics, only one that wasn’t a disappointment, and ten new movies—three of which I have recommended but only one I have raved about and could remain near the top of this list for a few months. This week did bring one movie I am sure not to forget for the rest of this year, though not for a good reason.

Check out week 2 of my ranking of the movies of 2018. Click the picture or click here. 

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My Predictions for the Oscar Nominations 2018

The Academy Award nominations will be announced on Tuesday, January 23rd; likely before this column is published. Nevertheless, as out of date these predictions will be by the time you read this, I wanted to get my predictions down, in part for my own ego…. and well mostly for my own ego in case I can actually predict what the Academy is going to do.

These predictions do not reflect what I wish I could see on Oscar Tuesday, things like a Best Picture nomination for The Big Sick, a Best Director nomination for Jordan Peele, a Best Actress nomination Gal Gadot, and other such things I don’t think will happen though I think they should. No, these predictions reflect what I have witnessed this Awards season, things I have read and, of course, the results of other influential Awards.


Click the picture or click right here for a look at what I predicted and where I failed. 

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