Movie Review: ‘INCARNATE’ chokes on its own evil

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December 2nd, 2016 | Movie Review, Reviews | 0 Comment

Jared McMillan // Film Critic INCARNATE Rated PG-13, 91 min. Director: Brad Peyton Cast: Aaron Eckhart, David Mazouz, Carice van Houten, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Emjay Anthony, Matt Nable and Keir O'Donnell Sometimes, there are factors in a preview/advertisement that make us want to take in a movie against our better judgment. It could be the genre, the actor/actress, or just a chance at escaping reality to have the ol’ mind numbed. There ...

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‘MOANA’ and the culture consciousness in animation

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December 1st, 2016 | Film Stories, Reviews | 0 Comment

Jared McMillan // Film Critic Coming as a surprise to nobody, the big hit at the movies this Thanksgiving was Disney’s MOANA. The story of a teenage Polynesian girl on an independent quest to save her people is highlighted by an upbeat vibe, songs that serve purpose to the showcased heritage, and a beautiful color palette. As of this writing, it has grossed over $85 million domestically so far, and is a smash hit with critics as well. However, it’s also the ...

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Movie Review: ‘MAN DOWN’ – manipulation, misdirection outrank LaBeouf’s committed performance

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December 1st, 2016 | Movie Review, Reviews | 0 Comment

Preston Barta // Editor MAN DOWN Rated R, 92 min. Director: Dito Montiel Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Jai Courtney, Gary Oldman, Kate Mara, Tory Kittles, Charlie Shotwell and Clifton Collins Jr. Chances are if you ask a veteran what the most realistic war film is, you’ll be told there isn’t one. As lived-in and frightful as Steven Spielberg’s highly acclaimed SAVING PRIVATE RYAN may have been, there is no film that captures the totality of the ...

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