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Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them (2016)

Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Colin Farrell, Katharine Waterston, Alison Sudol Director: David Yates Harry Potter for an older generation, perhaps? This film opens in 20's New York, where Newt Scamander (Redmayne) has arrived with a suitcase full of trouble. As he bumbles through the city, he manages to embroil a muggle, a magical secret agent and… Continue reading Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them (2016)

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Suicide Squad (2016)

Starring: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Director: David Ayer Another misguided and confused film from the writer/director of Fury. If you liked that film, this one will please you. Otherwise, the flaws in this film may leave you feeling cold. Holding the major comic book villains in prison, the government develops a plot to… Continue reading Suicide Squad (2016)

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Kubo & The Two Strings (2016)

Starring: Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey, Ralph Fiennes Director: Travis Knight Kubo is a little boy with a great ability. His music can make origami come to life, a skill he uses to make enough money to care for his mother, whom he lives in a cave with above the village. His mother is catatonic during… Continue reading Kubo & The Two Strings (2016)

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Finding Dory (2016)

Starring: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O'Neill Director: Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane Dory (DeGeneres) is living with Nemo and his father Marlin (Brooks) in the reef when she starts to remember the parents she got separated from years before. She sets off to find them, with Marlin and Nemo in tow, til the two get… Continue reading Finding Dory (2016)

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Batman: Return Of The Caped Crusaders (2016)

Starring: Adam West, Burt Ward, Julie Newmar Director: Rick Morales Β In this 2016 cartoon movie, the original cast of the 60's Batman TV show reunite to voice the characters they played in the popular and very camp TV series. Batman and Robin, with the help of the ever faithful Alfred, fight to save the city… Continue reading Batman: Return Of The Caped Crusaders (2016)

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

Starring: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker, Riz Ahmed, Mads Mikkelsen, Donnie Yen. Director: Gareth Edwards I suppose that I might as well open by telling you that I found this film less than impressive. Jyn (Jones) is the daughter of the man who designed the Death Star. Her father (Mikkelsen)… Continue reading Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

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Ghostbusters (2016)

Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Chris Hemsworth Director: Paul Feig Has another film been more controversial this year? Off the top of my head, this is the big one. And for the weirdest reason. It's Ghostbusters, but the four main characters are female comedians instead of male. That's it. There are… Continue reading Ghostbusters (2016)

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Now You See Me 2 (2016)

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Daniel Radcliffe, Lizzy Caplan, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine Director: John M Chu You can't be blamed, perhaps for turning your nose up at a sequel directed by the guy who did the Justin Bieber movie and Step Up 2. But I guess it's useful as a… Continue reading Now You See Me 2 (2016)

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105 Must See Films: Captain Blood (1935)

Starring: Errol Flynn, Olivia De Havilland Director: Michael Curtiz A swashbuckling romance in which a good English doctor (Flynn)Β is mistaken for a traitor and sold into white slavery in Jamaica. When he is bought by the beautiful daughter of a local colonel (De Havilland), his skills as a physician come to light, but as soon… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Captain Blood (1935)

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The Secret Life Of Pets (2016)

Starring: Louis CK, Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart Director: Yarrow Cheney, Chris Renaud It has been pointed out that the basic plot of this film is a lot like the premise for the original Toy Story film. Max is a little dog who is his owners best friend and soul mate, living with her in a… Continue reading The Secret Life Of Pets (2016)