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Rock the Kasbah Review

Rock the Kasbah Review

Colin Kamphuis

November 19, 2015

Even a predictably funny performance from Bill Murray isn’t enough to save this promising movie from disappointing mediocrity.   Bill Murray plays Richie Lanz, a washed up band manager who takes one of his clients (Zooey Deschanel) to Afghanistan for a USO tour. However, after seeing the da...

Nosferatu: A symphony of Horror review

Nosferatu: A symphony of Horror review

Colin Kamphuis

November 19, 2015

While the prospect of watching a silent, black and white movie from 1922 might sound frighteningly boring for some, “Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror” proves that even films approaching their 100-year anniversary are highly watchable.   For those familiar with “Spongebob Squarepants,” the Hallowe...

The US and Soviets team up in a new spy movie

Colin Kamphuis

November 6, 2015

In “Bridge of Spies,” James Donovan (Hanks) is an insurance lawyer charged to defend captured Soviet spy Rudoph Abel. Despite the clamoring of the entire United States to see him sentenced to death in a kangaroo court, Donovan is determined to give Abel a fair trial. Devoted to the Constitution, D...

He Named Me Malala Review

Colin Kamphuis

October 28, 2015

From distinguished director Phillip Davis Guggenheim comes the film “He Named Me Malala,” the story of a young Pakistani girl attacked by Taliban fighters for seeking an education.   The documentary details the life and family of Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani teenager and Nobel Peac...

Hell and Back review

Colin Kamphuis

October 25, 2015

Lovers of silly stoner comedies, your wait is over ; “Hell and Back” is here.   From the studio that brought us “Robot Chicken” comes the new stop-motion film aimed at high school to college-age guys.   Two underachieving friends travel to hell where they contend with demons, angels and even the devil to win ...

“Steve Jobs” Review

Colin Kamphuis

October 24, 2015

“Steve Jobs” presents a highly critical and controversial portrayal of its subject, one that is at odds with most perceptions of the highly influential tech mogul. Michael Fassbender gives a jaw-dropping performance in his latest film, starring as Steve Jobs. Supported by Kate Winslet, Jeff Da...

The Martian Review

Colin Kamphuis

October 14, 2015

Matt Damon experiences every astronaut’s worst nightmare when he is left behind on Mars.   From renowned director Ridley Scott comes “The Martian,” a futuristic version of Robinson Crusoe. If “Gravity” didn’t inspire space-phobia in moviegoers, “The Martian” will do the tri...

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