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Movie Reviews and Ratings

Jack Rico

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2016/11/07 at 12:05pm

This Week In Movies: ‘Almost Christmas,’ ‘Arrival,’ ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’

11.7.2016 | By |

We’re beginning the second week of November (jeez, holidays are already here!) and as we march down the award season months, this particular week we see a putative award season film from Ang Lee – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. This film has had some buzz, not only for a Lee film being released, but also because of the new technology it is using.  The movie was shot in 120 frames-per-second 3D with 4K clarity. People have already complained it looks “fake” and it is “distracting”. Nevertheless, critics are mixed about it and it looks like it won’t live up to the hype nor to “Life of Pi”.   Read More

Jack Rico

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2016/11/04 at 9:31pm

Will These Be The Top 10 Movies Of 2016?

11.4.2016 | By |

So I think we can finally start narrowing down the Top 10 Movies Of 2016. I have not seen several of the films on this list due to the fact they have not screened yet for New York press, but this list isn’t really an official announcement, it’s more a playful speculation, an educated guess, a curated observation of what I’m hearing from festivals, insider knowledge from studios and fellow critics’ opinions.  Read More

Jack Rico

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2016/11/04 at 4:52pm

The Official ‘Wonder Woman’ Trailer!

11.4.2016 | By |

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Q8fG0TtVAY&feature=youtu.be

Here you go you superhero fiends! Watch and learn how ‘Wonder Woman’ earns her respect.

Synopsis: After leaving her all-female island, Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) discovers her full powers and true destiny while fighting alongside soldiers during World War I. Read More

Jack Rico

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2016/10/29 at 3:18pm

FX Atlanta’s Brian Tyree Henry Reacts To Donald Glover ‘Han Solo’ Casting News

10.29.2016 | By |

On this 10th episode, I chat with the one and only Brian Tyree Henry (a.k.a. Paper Boi) of one the most acclaimed TV shows on right now – FX’s ATLANTA. We discuss everything from the reasons why the show is resonating with viewers, the new golden age of black pop culture, his affinity to Latino culture, why Broadway still lacks diversity compared to film and TV and a passionate discussion on why the use of the ’N’ word in today’s arts and culture landscape is okay with him. That plus a look at why the website Quartz decided to create a Spanish language newsletter with its senior editor Gideon Lichfield as well as horror film recommendations for this Halloween.

Jack Rico

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2016/10/27 at 12:47pm

5 Actors Who Could Reboot ‘Rocky’

10.27.2016 | By |

Creed was one of the surprise hits of 2015, and successfully revitalized the Rocky franchise in an unexpected way. While Sylvester Stallone stole the show as an aging Rocky training a protégé, it was Michael B. Jordan’s Adonis Johnson character that positioned himself to continue the series. That means that in some sense Rocky will continue, though it will do so through a new character. Coming Soon, which tends to have up-to-date information on release dates in addition to its regular film news, has said that there’s a tentative November 2017 release date for Creed 2 (which may or may not feature Stallone in a major role). Read More

Jack Rico

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2016/10/17 at 9:32am

This Week In Movies: ‘Jack Reacher 2,’ ‘Ouija 2,’ ‘Moonlight’

10.17.2016 | By |

It’s mid-October and award-like films are being released left and right. Moonlight is one of them. This film adds to a growing rise in magnificent stories deriving from Black America but without the cliches and stereotypes. The narratives seem to embrace black culture on black terms as opposed through a white lens. Luke Cage, Atlanta, Insecure, Kicks and now Moonlight celebrate the authenticity of the black condition through conviction and empowerment of their history and I for one am caught up in it.  Read More

Jack Rico

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2016/09/27 at 11:26am

The Official Trailer From Ava DuVernay’s ’13TH’ On Netflix

09.27.2016 | By |

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V66F3WU2CKk

Pop culture without a guiding light or compass is a wreckless endeavor. This new doc from Ava DuVernay (Selma) is exactly what pop culture needs today – some substance with our sugar. Have a look and see a reality very prevalent in our communities. Read More

Jack Rico

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2016/09/27 at 11:10am

‘Justin Timberlake and The Tennessee Kids’: Netflix’s Official Documentary Trailer

09.27.2016 | By |

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlT7UQm5pfY&feature=youtu.be

Synopsis: Music superstar Justin Timberlake and acclaimed director Jonathan Demme team up for a visionary concert-film experience with the new Netflix release Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids. Timberlake, along with his band and dancers – the Tennessee Kids – will have you on your feet singing along, from “Cry Me a River” to “Mirrors.” The Netflix Original Film, which premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, gives you the best seat in the house for the final show of the 20/20 Experience World Tour at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena in January 2015. Read More

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2016/09/20 at 7:33am

The First Official Look At The ‘Passengers’ Trailer Starring Chris Pratt, Jennifer Lawrence

09.20.2016 | By |

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BWWWQzTpNU

Finally! Here is the first trailer for the new Chris Pratt, Jennifer Lawrence sci-fi thriller directed by Morten Tyldum (who helmed the fantastic “The Imitation Game”). For a while, not much was known about the plot… until now. The film has a similar vibe to Alfonso Cuarón‘s “Gravity” in terms of style and flair and that movie went on to win 7 Oscar awards, including being nominated for Best Picture. Worth mentioning, Colombian director and son of Gabriel García Márquez, Rodrigo García, also had a movie called “Passengers” starring Hathaway.  Nice to see Cuban actor Andy García making an appearance in the highly anticipated trailer.  Read More

Jack Rico

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2016/09/19 at 9:19am

This Week In Movies: ‘The Magnificent 7,’ ‘Storks,’ ‘Queen Of Katwe’

09.19.2016 | By |

It’s been a while since I’ve done these, but we’re back on track. It’s mid-September, past Labor Day and you know what that means… it’s Oscar season time. The Fall Preview of films is really Oscar films testing the waters. TFF was the kickoff and the NYFF starts next week. Also, this week we see more female directors taking charge. Get ready for the next couple of months! Read More

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