Nia Vardalos Talks ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2’

It’s been 14 years, but Toula (Nia Vardalos) and her smothering, squabbling and lovable family return in “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2,” which opened in theaters this weekend. The first film earned $368 million and became the most successful independent rom-com in history. In the intervening years, Toula now finds herself in the sandwich generation ....more

New Movies This Week: God’s Not Dead 2, Everybody Wants Some

New movies this week include “God’s Not Dead 2” and “Everybody Wants Some.” Talk about diverse films! Let’s take a closer look at the new movies in theaters this week. EVERYBODY WANTS SOME Rated R for language throughout, sexual content, drug use and some nudity | In Theaters 4/1 (limited; expands 4/8) | Ok for Kids 18+ | Paramount | Reel Preview: 3 of 5 Reels Set in the world of 1980s college life, “Everybody Wants Some” follows a group of college baseball players as they navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood ....more

Harrowing Film ‘Sold’ Starring Gillian Anderson, David Arquette Depicts Child Trafficking

“Sold” is the intense, emotional story of one 13-year-old girl’s quest for freedom after finding herself a victim of human trafficking between Nepal and India. The film, which stars Gillian Anderson and David Arquette, will hit the big screen April 1, 2016. Globally, the average age of a girl who is trafficked for sex is 13-14 years old, according to ECPAT, a global network dedicated to protecting children....more

Morgan Freeman Talks ‘Story of God’ on Red Carpet

“I discovered that I’m Zorastrian,” Morgan Freeman told me when I asked him if he had any surprise moments while hosting his new series, “The Story of God With Morgan Freeman.” “That’s a surprise because I didn’t even know what it was,” the actor told me. (Freeman would go on to tell every reporter on the red carpet the same thing.) Our exchange took place on the red carpet at the show’s premiere Monday evening at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall in Manhattan. Morgan, who was the voice of God in the Jim Carrey movie “Bruce Almighty” (2003), now hosts “The Story of God,” which he also executive produced ....more

‘Eddie the Eagle’ Movie Review – Dream Big

Movie: Eddie the Eagle Reel Rating: 4 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some suggestive material, partial nudity and smoking Released in Theaters: Feb. 26, 2016 Best for Ages: 13+ Genre: Sports, Biography, Comedy Runtime: 105 minutes Directed by: Dexter Fletcher Studio: 20th Century Fox Film Corp. Cast: Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Taron Egerton plays Eddie Edwards, the tenacious British underdog ski jumper who charmed the world at the 1988 Winter Olympics ....more

The Witch – Movie Review – Scary Things Happen in the Forest

Movie: The Witch Reel Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating: R for disturbing violent content and graphic nudity Released in Theaters: Feb. 19, 2016 Best for Ages: 17+ Genre: Horror Runtime: 92 minutes Directed by: Robert Eggers Studio: A24 Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie MOVIE SYNOPSIS: This creepy thriller centers on a Puritan family in 1630s New England who’s torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession. THE WITCH – MOVIE REVIEW: I’m not really much of a horror aficionado, partly because real life is scary enough, but also because most horror movies default to the same old tactics – “jump” scenes, silence followed by a loud noise, spirits appearing in mirrors, and so on and so forth ....more

Risen – Movie Review

Movie: Risen Reel Rating: 3 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating: PG-13 for Biblical violence, including some disturbing images Released in Theaters: Feb. 19, 2016 Best for Ages: 13+ Genre: Drama Runtime: 107 minutes Directed by: Kevin Reynolds Studio: Sony Cast: Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton, Cliff Curtis MOVIE SYNOPSIS: The Biblical story of the Resurrection is told through the eyes of non-believer Clavius, a powerful Roman Military Tribune tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus following the crucifixion. RISEN – MOVIE REVIEW: In this Biblical retelling of Jesus’ death and resurrection, Joseph Fiennes stars as the fictional character of Clavius, a high-ranking Roman soldier who’s given an usual assignment ....more

Race – Movie Review

Movie: Race Reel Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements and language Released in Theaters: Feb. 19, 2016 Best for Ages: 13+ Genre: Drama, Sports, Biography Runtime: 134 minutes Directed by: Stephen Hopkins Studio: Focus Features Cast: Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Carice Van Houten MOVIE SYNOPSIS: “Race” tells the story of sports legend Jesse Owens, played by Stephen James. His quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrust him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faced off against Nazi Germany ....more

Zoolander 2 – Movie Review

Movie: Zoolander 2 Reel Rating: 2 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating: PG-13 for crude and sexual content, a scene of exaggerated violence, and brief strong language Released in Theaters: Feb. 12, 2016 Best for Ages: 15+ Genre: Comedy, Sequel Runtime: 102 minutes Directed by: Ben Stiller Studio: Paramount Cast: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Penelope Cruz MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Former models Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) and Hansel (Owen Wilson) find themselves thrust back into the spotlight after living in seclusion for years. Invited to a major fashion event in Rome, the estranged friends must help save the world’s beautiful people from being murdered one by one ....more

Deadpool – Movie Review

Movie: Deadpool Reel Rating: 5 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating: R for strong violence and language throughout, sexual content and graphic nudity Released in Theaters: Feb. 12, 2016 Best for Ages: 17+ Genre: Comedy, Action Adventure, Superhero Runtime: 108 minutes Directed by: Tim Miller Studio: 20th Century Fox Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Gina Carano, T.J. Miller MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Ryan Reynolds plays a former Special Forces operative turned mercenary who’s subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, causing him to adopt the alter ego Deadpool. DEADPOOL – MOVIE REVIEW: I love superhero movies, but rarely do they get 5 out of 5 reels from me ....more
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