Stop pitting ‘PIXAR’S COCO’ against ‘THE BOOK OF LIFE’ because you’re not helping

March 15th, 2017 | Movie News, Poster, Trailers | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic As "they" say, "there are no new stories," when it comes to storytelling in cinema. Some believe there are only seven basic plots in the realm of storytellers (The meta-plot, voyage and return, overcoming the monster, rags to riches, the quest, comedy, tragedy and rebirth).Most current stories told wind up being an amalgamation of those that came before it. There are different genres and different sub-genres that arise. And ...

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‘DESPICABLE ME 3’ new trailer is legitimately funny. Yes, really.

March 14th, 2017 | Movie News, Poster, Trailers | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic While the first trailer for DESPICABLE ME 3 relied very heavily on 80's references and stupid pratfalls, the film's second trailer gifts us all with something that's way better - a hint at a potentially great film from Illumination Entertainment. I've never been one to praise their work - which almost constantly chooses lazy gags and tired stories over genuine heart and smart jokes - but the third film in their DESPICABLE ME ...

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‘ROUGH NIGHT’ is a MUST SEE girls night out flick!

March 8th, 2017 | Movie News, Trailers | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic How did we get so lucky? Us ladies get not just one women letting loose movie this year (GIRLS TRIP), but TWO! Enter ROUGH NIGHT, a female-driven, female written and directed raunch-com that's going to have us doubled over, crying with laughter in the theater come June 16. Writer-Director Lucia Aniello's comedy looks like it lands somewhere on spectrum as a cross between WEEKEND AT BERNIES, VERY BAD THINGS and BACHELORETTE. ...

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