REVIEW: Turn Out the Lights Given Diana's Skin Disorder & Her History at Mulberry Hills

Posted by James Brown on Sunday, July 24, 2016 In : 0.06% Beer or Wine 
Lights Out





Directed By: David F. Sandberg

Starring: Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Alexander DiPersia, Billy Burke, and Maria Bello

It seems as if the box office might just be getting interesting again.  We had the delightful Ghostbusters last weekend and have Star Trek Beyond this one.  We even have Jason Bourne and Suicide Squad waiting in the wings.  We're in the midst of a potentially really good wave of big blockbusters here.  All the while, the undercurrent of horror and animated flicks t...

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REVIEW: The Secret Life Of Pets – A Decent Toy Story Rip-off

Posted by SoberFilmChick on Sunday, July 24, 2016 In : 0.06% Beer or Wine 
The Secret Life of Pets
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Directed by: Chris Renaud and Yarrow Cheney

Starring: Louis C. K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Steve Coogan, Ellie Kemper, Bobby Moynihan, Lake Bell, Dana Carvey, Hannibal Buress, Jenny Slate, and Albert Brooks


This year, animated fare has dominated the box office.  Zootopia, Finding Dory and Kung Fu Panda 3 are some of the highest grossing films of the year.  If we include The Jungle Book in the animation category, the success of this year’s 3D computer...

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REVIEW: Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Who Love Jurassic Park, Drawings & Liquor

Posted by James Brown on Sunday, July 17, 2016 In : 0.06% Beer or Wine 
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates





Directed By: Jake Szymanski

Starring: Zac Efron, Adam DeVine, Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza, and Stephen Root


Movies can sometimes be a much needed distraction.  During this tragic time in modern American history, it seems like a time when most of us could use a laugh.  My fellow black men are being murdered in cold blood.  Most recently Alton Sterling and Philando Castile have been victimized by a brutally unjust system with violations of their civil liberties abo...

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REVIEW: With the Fourth Cataclysm At Hand, The Ghost Girls Become Ghostbusters

Posted by James Brown on Saturday, July 16, 2016 In : 0.03% Wine Coolers 
Ghostbusters





Directed By: Paul Feig

Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Charles Dance, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Chris Hemsworth


There's been one tragedy after another as of late.  It seems that there is a terrorist attack, a mass shooting, or police killings on an all too frequent basis these days.  Orlando.  Istanbul.  Nice.  Baton Rouge.  Dallas.  The Twin Cities.  The list sadly goes on and on and on.  All our prayers at STMR are certainly with those de...

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REVIEW: To Purge & Purify in This Election Year, The New Founding Fathers Target Presidential Contender Senator Charlene Roan

Posted by James Brown on Saturday, July 2, 2016 In : 0.06% Beer or Wine 
The Purge: Election Year





Directed By: James DeMonaco

Starring: Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Mitchell, and Mykelti Williamson

The political conventions are coming this month, and there's a lot that could potentially happen over the next several weeks.  With donors backing out left and right, the Republican convention is seemingly in turmoil.  It's also not clear who is willing to hold their nose and risk political suicide as Trump's vice presidential pick.  On the other side of the aisle, we have a de...

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REVIEW: Down to the Earth's Magma Core, Independence Day: Resurgence Wants But Doesn't Quite Get One Happy Fourth of July

Posted by James Brown on Sunday, June 26, 2016 In : 0.09% Cocktails 
Independence Day: Resurgence





Directed By: Roland Emmerich

Starring: Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Maika Monroe, Travis Tope, William Fichtner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Judd Hirsch, Jessie Usher, Brent Spiner, Vivica A. Fox, and Angelababy


LinkedIn has a way of reminding us all of certain milestones in our lives.  This week for me, it's been the fact that my pride and joy Sobriety Test Movie Reviews has been around for five long years serving up film critiques and drink selections.  I...

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REVIEW: Heroes of Their Own Story Obsessed With Sixteen Candles in Central Intelligence, The Golden Jet & The Alleged Black Badger Will See You On the Other Side

Posted by James Brown on Sunday, June 19, 2016 In : 0.06% Beer or Wine 
Central Intelligence





Directed By: Rawson Marshall Thurber

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Amy Ryan, Aaron Paul, Danielle Nicolet, Jason Bateman, and Melissa McCarthy


I think it's crystal clear from years of reviews that I'm tired of the same old shtick from Kevin Hart and that I'm looking for something new from his rather high energy brand of comedy.  Ride Along 2.  Get Hard.  Think Like A Man Too.  Grudge Match.  The list goes on and on and on when it comes to Kevin Hart movies that don't...

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REVIEW: Finding Dory – Sigourney Weaver and Ed O’Neill Dominate This Heartfelt Sequel

Posted by SoberFilmChick on Sunday, June 19, 2016 In : 0.03% Wine Coolers 
Finding Dory
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Directed by: Andrew Stanton

Starring: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Idris Elba, Ty Burrell, Sigourney Weaver, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, Kate McKinnon, Dominic West, and Bill Hader


In 2003, Finding Nemo debuted to critical acclaim and international box office success.  Finding Nemo was an innovative film in which Pixar took animation to new heights.  This week, Finding Dory hits theaters and picks up the tale six months after the original film.

Lovable D...

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REVIEW: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows – Surf’s Up New York

Posted by SoberFilmChick on Sunday, June 12, 2016 In : 0.09% Cocktails 
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
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Directed by: Dave Green

Starring: Megan Fox, Stephen Amell, Will Arnett, Brian Tee, Tyler Perry, Brittany Ishibashi, and Laura Linney

Michael Bay tackles yet another famous cartoon franchise.  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is better than many of the Transformers’ films, but that is not saying much.  Director Dave Green has a lighter touch than Bay, so the film has fun moments.  However, there is no need to rush t...

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REVIEW: In Now You See Me 2, Seeing Is Believing for the Four Horsemen & Their Leader Dylan Shrike on New Year's Eve

Posted by James Brown on Sunday, June 12, 2016 In : 0.09% Cocktails 
Now You See Me 2





Directed By: Jon M. Chu

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Daniel Radcliffe, Lizzy Caplan, Jay Chou, Sanaa Lathan, Michael Caine, and Morgan Freeman


The magic of Harry Potter is coming back to life on the stage and screen this year.  The forward-looking sequel Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has just arrived on stage.  The backward-looking Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will arrive in theaters in November.  While the boy who lived i...

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