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Movie Review: The Witch

A family of five, living in 1630’s New England, builds a home outside of a haunted forest, where a horrible witch lives…or does she? “The Witch” displays the kind of directorial confidence and control you rarely see in a first time filmmaker. Writer/director Robert Eggers stages each shot with total precision and uses shadows to nightmarish effect. “The Witch” is …

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G Money’s Movie Review: Deadpool

The Fox/Marvel cinematic universe has been plagued with an aura of uncertainty as of late. X-Men, Fox’s biggest franchise, is shifting from the team of the early 2000’s to a younger, livelier team for a new generation. The shaky transition becomes complete this summer with X-Men: Apocalypse. Fox’s Marvel license gives them a healthy amount of characters to choose from, …

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G Money’s Movie Review: 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

The attack on our embassy and the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens on September 11, 2012, is still a stain on the Presidency of Barack Obama. This subject is a politically charged one that has spawned many congressional hearings that included heads of state with no real answers and just more questions. Two years after the attack, the brave soldiers …

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The Year in Film: 2015

My year began with attending the opening night of “The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death” and ended with “The Hateful Eight.” The former was instantly forgettable and sported a redundant title (we get it, she’s bad), while the latter put a bad taste in my mouth, though I’ll never forget it. In between, we had a movie year …

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Movie Review: Room

There are movies that deal with painful, challenging material and then there are movies that are simply punishing. “Room” is among the latter, a well crafted and acted film with material so repellent, I hope to never sit through it again. We meet a young mother (Brie Larson) and her nine year old son (Jacob Tremblay), who live in a …

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G Money’s Movie Review: The Revenant

Leonardo DiCaprio is one of today’s finest actors. He’s taken audiences on cinematic journeys giving us deeply moving performances with a myriad of characters. Leo, this time around has teamed with Birdman director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu to make the film, The Revenant. The Revenant is based on the 2002 novel by Michael Punke of the same name. Both the film …

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Movie Review: Point Break

I had a case of deja vu walking to the screening of the “Point Break” remake at the Queen Ka’ahumanu Theater. I remembered seeing the original back in 1991 at the same mall but at the long gone Holiday Theater (now the bank and next to where Koho’s still stands). Twenty five years later, I still can’t get enough of …

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Movie Review: Concussion

Will Smith stars as Dr. Bennet Omalu, the Nigerian doctor who made public his discovery that football players have been suffering from mind scrambling concussions. His declaration is controversial and puts him at odds with both the NFL and fans of the sport. What “Concussion” wants to do is recreate the doctor’s challenging discoveries and courageous journey to be heard, …

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G Money’s Movie Review: The Hateful Eight

As we wind down 2015, we are also counting down to Quentin Tarantino’s last movie. He’s said he’s got 10 movies in him and with The Hateful Eight he’s given us his eighth. Quentin has had no real disappointments at the box office (Jackie Brown came close) so many in the public look forward to his cinematic forays. When we …

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G Money’s Movie Review: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

In 1977, Star Wars became a phenomenon the likes of which have never been seen and transformed the film industry till this day. George Lucas crafted a space opera like none other and has been imitated on a grand scale. Star Wars changed the science fiction landscape, but more so the connection to its fans through its billion dollar merchandising platform. George Lucas …

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