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  • American Honey

    American Honey

    ★★½

    Before I share my thoughts on American Honey a short story.  In this film a group of young people travel the country attempting to sell magazines.  The group is made up of teens who've mostly had rough lives.  Well about 20 years ago I lived in this apartment complex and I was doing my laundry at the complex's laundry facility when a white van just like the one in this film full of the same type of people pulled up…

  • Baskın

    Baskın

    ★★★

    The nasty bit of business that is Baskin sat on my Netflix queue for what felt like forever. It interested me, but the extremely mixed reviews had me continuely passing it over. Well yesterday I saw on Twitter that our very own DirkH had watched it so I asked him if he recommended it. He said I'd love it. I don't know about anyone else here, but if DirkH recommends a film I'm going to watch it. He wasn't 100%…

  • Sing Street

    Sing Street

    ★★★½

    John Carney's Sing Street is one of those films that just puts a smile on your face. It's funny, I like very little music from the 80's. This film is set in the 80's and the band plays 80's style music, but I gotta say I enjoyed every minute of it. I gotta give it to the filmmakers. They succeeded in making a film that gave me that elusive warm and fuzzy feeling.

    The Ron Says: See it and feel good.

  • Lights Out

    Lights Out

    ★★

    David F. Sandberg's Lights Out has a decent premise, but the end result is still a below average horror film that relies too heavily on jump scares and genre tropes.  I wasn't scared or creeped out even once.


    The Ron Says: Unless you are a young child or are just afraid of the dark this probably won't scare you one bit.  Skip it.

  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

    ★★★

    I put off finishing The Hunger Games films for over a year. Having read the books it's my opinion that the story weakens as it goes along leading to an anticlimactic finish. Mockingjay Part-1 felt like a chore to get through so I was just in no hurry to see Part 2. I finally decided to get it over with today and luckily for me I liked Part 2 better than Part 1. It still a letdown like the final…

  • Ghostbusters

    Ghostbusters

    ★★½

    Starting with the trailer damn near everyone hated, this remake/reboot of the film many of us grew up with seemed doomed from the start. No one really wanted it. The cast seemed awful and the internet exploded with a collective NOOOOO when the first trailer was released. I personally had no desire to see it. Well my kids mother bought it for them for Christmas and put the digital copy on my Vudu account. The kids love it so I…

  • Sully

    Sully

    ★★★

    Clint Eastwood played it very safe with Sully. It's a point a to point b telling of the heroic actions of Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger. The pilot who successfully landed an Airbus A320 on the Hudson River after losing both engines in a bird strike saving all 155 onboard. It's a good film, but nothing stands out about it. Not even Hanks acting, which is good as expected but fairly average when compared to much of his other work.

    The Ron Says: See it.

  • Kubo and the Two Strings

    Kubo and the Two Strings

    ★★★½

    Travis Knight's Kubo and the Two Strings is a magical animated film that sadly fat too many people have never heard of. I'm hard on family films which is the reason I didn't rate it higher, but this is an excellent film for all ages.

    The Ron Says: Must see.

  • Manchester by the Sea

    Manchester by the Sea

    ★★★★

    When I can, I like to go to the movies on Christmas day. This time of year is not only the holiday season it's also awards season for the motion picture industry. Every year you can find awards hopefuls at a theater near you on Christmas day. Kenneth Lonergan's Manchester by the Sea is a best picture front runner and the film my friends and I chose to see late Christmas night. There was a dense fog on the way…

  • The Secret Life of Pets

    The Secret Life of Pets

    ★★★

    Illumination films are generally hit or miss. They're certainly no Pixar, but The Secret Life of Pets is more hit than miss and my kids loved it which is the most important thing.

    The Ron Says: Your kids (If you have them) will like it more than you, but it's a decent childrens/family film. See it.

  • Captain Fantastic

    Captain Fantastic

    ★★★★

    My face is mine, my hands are mine, my mouth is mine, but i'm not. I'm yours.
    -Ben

    With it's awkward charm, humor, and thought provoking themes Captain Fantastic is one of the most enjoyable films of 2016. Viggo Mortensen deserves awards consideration for his fantastic performance.

    The Ron Says: See it.

  • Hell or High Water

    Hell or High Water

    ★★★★

    David Mackenzie's western heist film Hell or High Water, features a well crafted story and strong performances by Chris Pine, Ben Foster, and Jeff Bridges. It doesn't break any new ground of offer any big surprises...it's just good!

    The Ron Says: Must see.