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Beauty and the Beast
8 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

'Beauty and the Beast' is the musical 'LA LA Land' wants to be when it grows up.

Passengers
Passengers (2016)
3 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Passengers only has three things going for it. Special Effects, Jennifer Lawrence, and Chris Pratt. All three you can get by watching the trailer so do that instead of watching the movie

The Magnificent Seven
6 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

The Magnificent Seven is exactly what you expect. Solid action. Classic western story. And a lots of hero shots of Denzel Washington in silhouette. Despite the few flaws, the movie is pretty good. It's easy to overlook the clichéd trick shooting and the larger than life characters. Those are the things that make mythical westerns mythical. Director Antoine Fuqua avoided the attempt to chase realism and in doing so created a good old fashion feel good for the good guy flick that's worth seeing.

Snowden
Snowden (2016)
6 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

If you think he is a Whistleblower, 'Snowden' is a movie about a patriotic individual out to expose government wrong doing. If you think he is a criminal, 'Snowden' is about a naïve goody-goody who is disillusioned about his role in the intelligence community. Either way, there are times when Oliver Stone's intentions are clear when the movie take a temporary turn for the preachy. There are moments when the movie advocates for the protection of privacy. But those moments are necessary. They help to explain the thing that Snowden is attempting to expose. If you overlook that however, you'll find a pretty solid Ripped-From-The-Headlines flick about one man's fight with his own conscience.

Personally, I am of the belief that Edward Snowden is both a whistleblower and a criminal. If I set my personal beliefs aside, I have to say it's hard to set your personal beliefs aside. So much of how you see the movie 'Snowden' depends on how you see the man Snowden. It's all perspective. Whether you love him or hate him, 'Snowden' is a good late summer flick with solid acting and good directing. With a foundation of making films like 'Platoon', 'Wall Street', and 'JFK', Oliver Stone is probably best suited for a project like this. A rare Hollywood match of Director and Subject.

Equity
Equity (2016)
6 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Equity - Director Meera Menon takes you into the boring and tedious world of investment banking by creating a boring and tedious movie. The plot is simple. Naomi Bishop is in charge of handling a tech company's IPO and is soon betrayed by the people closest to her. Meanwhile, her friend and Federal Prosecutor, Samatha is trying to find evidence of insider trading. Sounds good on paper, you say. Yes it does but in practice, this movie falls flatter than Ford Motor Company's stock during the crash of '08. Unlike Ford stock, it never returns to its full potential. The movie as a whole feels too soft to be a thriller and not compelling enough to be dramatic. You are better served by skipping 'Equity' and watching 'Wolf of Wall Street' or 'The Big Short'. 2 1/2 stars.