Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek BeyondDirector: Justin Lin
Run Time: 2h 2m
MPAA: PG-13
Stars: 3.5

A tell-tale sign that I was not fond of a movie is the fact that I will forget almost everything about it soon after seeing it. It’s like my brain funnels out the crap movie to make room for remembering great ones. Both Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness were among those who didn’t make the cut to be stored in my mental movie bank. Having a score of 0-2 for the reboot series didn’t get me excited for Star Trek Beyond. I’m glad to say I was wrong. Continue reading

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Ghostbusters (2016)

GhostbustersDirector: Paul Feig
Run Time: 1h 56m
MPAA: PG-13
Stars: 3.5

The amount of anger and outrage over the new Ghostbusters is astounding. After seeing the film for myself, I have to say I do not understand what everyone’s problem is. Did we see the same movie? Continue reading

Free State of Jones

Free State of JonesDirector: Gary Ross
Run Time: 2h 19m
MPAA: R
Stars: 3.0

You cannot own a child of God…– Newton Knight (Matthew McConaughey)
…but you can own a Lincoln.– My dear brother imitating M. McConaughey

Free State of Jones feels almost as long as the Civil War itself.  Continue reading