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“Designated Survivor” Review: Solid start for this ABC thriller

Designated Survivor Kiefer Sutherland in Designated Survivor
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Bridget Jones's Baby Renee Zellweger in Bridget Jones's Baby Bridget Jones's Baby

Renée Zellweger returns to her Oscar-nominated role as Bridget Jones in the third chapter, Bridget Jones’S Baby. There is something undeniably refreshing about Bridget Jones, the hapless singleton from the 2001 comedy Bridget Jones’...

Hillsong" Let Hope Rise Review Hillsong: Let Hope Rise

The new documentary Hillsong: Let Hope Rise offers a personal and poignant look at the successful Christian band Hillsong United. During the opening text of the new documentary Hillsong:  Let Hope Rise, the text onscreen notes that the film is...

When the Bough Breaks Morris Chestnut and Regina Hall When the Bough Breaks

There are smart characters who make terrible decisions in movies and then there are characters like John Taylor in When the Bough Breaks. Here is a character who is happily married, rich and successful. Despite that, he continually makes reckless...

Sully Movie Review Tom Hanks in Sully Sully

The story of Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger could’ve been fodder for a predictable inspirational film that ends with the main character climatically saving 155 lives (including his own) onboard a disabled plane. But director Clint...

Don't Breathe Review Don't Breathe

The simplicity of the plot of the new thriller Don’t Breathe is part of its allure. The feature tells the story of three young criminals who decide to rob the dilapidated home of a blind war veteran. The task seems simple. The neighborhood is...

Greater Review Greater Poster Greater

One of the most successful walk-ons in sports history gets his story told on the big screen in the new inspiring drama Greater. The ending of many inspirational films feels like the period at the end of a sentence. The hero of the story starts out...

Miles Teller Jonah Hill War Dogs Review War Dogs

Jonah Hill and Miles Teller star in an outrageous new comedy about two young weapons dealers. Check out our War Dogs review below to see if it’s worth checking it. The new comedy War Dogs tells the true story of two cynical young men who...

Jack Huston in Ben-Hur Ben-Hur Review Ben-Hur

The epic story of a wealthy man who becomes a slave and ultimately seeks justice returns to the big screen in the 2016 remake of Ben-Hur. The story of Ben-Hur is a timeless one. It is a story about love, betrayal and ultimately forgiveness....

Nine Lives Poster Nine Lives Review Nine Lives

Nine Lives is goofy and over-the-top but it’s a lot funnier than I expected. The new family comedy Nine Lives features a predictable premise. A heartless executive who never spends enough time with his family is miraculously transformed into...

Suicide Squad Review Suicide Squad

The highly-anticipated Suicide Squad notably introduces the main characters to moviegoers but fails to offer them a truly memorable story. “In a world of flying men and monsters, this is the only way to protect our country.”  Such is the...

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