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REVIEW: Hell or High Water, Comanche Brothers Toby & Tanner Howard Set Their Sights on Texas Midlands Bank

Posted by James Brown on Sunday, August 28, 2016, In : 0.00% Water 
Hell or High Water

Directed By: David Mackenzie

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Gil Birmingham, and Katy Mixon

August may be a poor time to catch high quality big budget blockbusters.  Jason Bourne and Suicide Squad are most certainly potent examples of this.  Still, it's an excellent time to catch great independent or low budget films.  After all, the month of August is really the preamble to awards season and the glut of prestige films on the way in the next several months.  I'...

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REVIEW: In The Finest Hours, Coast Guard Man Bernie Webber Does Everything to Get Over the Bar to the SS Pendleton for April 16th with Miriam

Posted by James Brown on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, In : 0.06% Beer or Wine 
The Finest Hours

Directed By: Craig Gillespie

Starring: Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Holliday Grainger, John Ortiz, and Eric Bana

The aftermath of Jonas is more of his old man winter plaguing us with bone-chilling cold this past week.  As I hit the movies, the weather served as a frosty reminder that I had been absent from the box office for a little while.  Fittingly, the first movie on deck for me was about being caught in the throes of a deadly winter storm.  Yes, I'm talking about ...

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REVIEW: Unlike the Movie, Marcus Luttrell, Frogman & Lone Survivor of Operation Red Wings, Is Saved by the Code of Honor Pashtunwali

Posted by James Brown on Saturday, January 11, 2014, In : 0.06% Beer or Wine 
Lone Survivor

Directed By: Peter Berg

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster, and Eric Bana

"There’s a storm inside of us.  I’ve heard many team guys speak of this.  A burning.  A river.  A drive.  An unrelenting desire to push yourself harder and further than anyone could think possible."
-SO1 Mark Luttrell (Mark Wahlberg)

I try to stay away from other critics' reviews before I see a movie.  Every now and then, however, my eyes wander, and I find myself delving into ...

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REVIEW: In Kill Your Darlings, We Get No Inspired Vision of Lucien Carr's Guardian Angel Allen Ginsberg

Posted by James Brown on Monday, November 4, 2013, In : 0.09% Cocktails 
Kill Your Darlings

Directed By: John Krokidas

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Ben Foster, Michael C. Hall, Jack Huston, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Elizabeth Olsen

"Another lover hits the universe; the circle is broken."
-Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan)

The Beat generation is getting a healthy dose of attention lately from independent filmmakers.  Earlier this year, Walter Salles tried to adapt Jack Kerouac's On the Road.  Despite a rather robust cast, things didn't work out terribly well for Sal...

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REVIEW: Contraband Is Not the Good Stuff We've Gotten Used to These Past Few Weeks

Posted by James Brown on Friday, January 13, 2012, In : 0.09% Cocktails 

Directed By: Baltasar Kormákur

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster, and Giovanni Ribisi

As a moviegoer, January is always the hardest time of the year. Having just finished the awards season, we now have to put up with the crap that Hollywood wouldn't put out at any other point in the year because it simply isn't good enough.  We're starting out this January with a little star power in Contraband.  With Mark Wahlberg and Kate Beckinsale, you can't go wrong, in theor...
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