Sunday, September 12, 2021

Contest: Win One of 5 Digital Copies of F9: The Fast Saga


We're giving away five (5) digital copies of Universal Home Entertainment’s F9: The Fast Saga, and all you have to do is provide your name, email and mailing address... No trivia questions, running through hoops, etc.. How easy is that? We'll select five winners (one copy per household) and send your digital copy via USPS. All entries must be received by Sunday, September 19 at 11:59 PM EST, so act fast. Good luck!

Monday, September 6, 2021

The Card Counter Movie Review

Oscar Isaac stars in The Card Counter

Under the Radar

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: Redemption is the long game in Paul Schrader's The Card Counter. Told with Schrader's trademark cinematic intensity, the revenge thriller tells the story of an ex-military interrogator turned gambler haunted by the ghosts of his past decisions, and features riveting performances from stars Oscar Isaac, Tiffany Haddish, Tye Sheridan and Willem Dafoe.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Candyman Movie Review

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II stars in Candyman

Say My Name, Say My Name

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago's Cabrini-Green neighborhood were terrorized by a word-of-mouth ghost story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand, easily summoned by those daring to repeat his name five times into a mirror. In present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, visual artist Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II; HBO's Watchmen, Us) and his partner, gallery director Brianna Cartwright (Teyonah Parris; If Beale Street Could Talk, The Photograph), move into a luxury loft condo in Cabrini, now gentrified beyond recognition and inhabited by upwardly mobile millennials. With Anthony's painting career on the brink of stalling, a chance encounter with a Cabrini-Green old-timer (Colman Domingo; HBO's Euphoria, Assassination Nation) exposes Anthony to the tragically horrific nature of the true story behind Candyman. Anxious to maintain his status in the Chicago art world, Anthony begins to explore these macabre details in his studio as fresh grist for paintings, unknowingly opening a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifying wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny. Directed by Nia DaCosta.

Thursday, August 5, 2021

The Suicide Squad Movie Review

John Cena & Idris Elba (r) star in The Suicide Squad

Welcome to Anything

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: Welcome to Hell - a.k.a. Belle Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the US of A. Where the worst Super-Villains are kept and where they will do anything to get out - even join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X. Today's do-or-die assignment? Assemble a collection of cons, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin and everyone's favorite psycho, Harley Quinn. Then arm them heavily and drop them (literally) on the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese. Trekking through a jungle teeming with militant adversaries and guerrilla forces at every turn, the Squad is on a search-and-destroy mission with only Colonel Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave... and Amanda Waller's government techies in their ears, tracking their every movement. And as always, one wrong move and they're dead (whether at the hands of their opponents, a teammate, or Waller herself.) If anyone's laying down bets, the smart money is against them - all of them. Directed by James Gunn.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Stillwater Movie Review

Matt Damon stars in Stillwater

Getting After It

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: Unemployed roughneck Bill Baker (Academy Award winner Matt Damon) travels from Oklahoma to Marseille to visit his estranged daughter Allison (Academy Award nominee Abigail Breslin.) Imprisoned for a murder she claims she did not commit, Allison seizes on a new tip that could exonerate her and presses Bill to engage her legal team, but Bill, eager to prove his worth and regain his daughter's trust, takes matters into his own hands. He is quickly stymied by language barriers, cultural differences, and a complicated legal system until he meets French actress Virginie (Camille Cottin) mother to eight-year-old Maya (Lilou Siauvaud.) Together, these unlikely allies embark on a journey of discovery, truth, love and liberation.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

A Quiet Place Part II Movie Review

Emily Blunt (r) stars in A Quiet Place Part II

Keep Listening

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path. Directed by John Krasinski.

Friday, April 30, 2021

Tom Clancy's Without Remorse Movie Review

Jodie Turner-Smith and Michael B. Jordan (r) star in Tom Clancy's Without Remorse

Stalemate

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: An elite Navy SEAL uncovers an international conspiracy while seeking justice for the murder of his pregnant wife in Tom Clancy's Without Remorse, the explosive origin story of action hero John Clark - one of the most popular characters in author Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan universe. When a squad of Russian soldiers kills his family in retaliation for his role in a top-secret op, Sr. Chief John Kelly (Michael B. Jordan) pursues the assassins at all costs. Joining forces with a fellow SEAL (Jodie Turner-Smith) and a shadowy CIA agent (Jamie Bell), Kelly's mission unwittingly exposes a covert plot that threatens to engulf the U.S. and Russia in an all-out war. Torn between personal honor and loyalty to his country, Kelly must fight his enemies without remorse if he hopes to avert disaster and reveal the powerful figures behind the conspiracy. Directed by Stefano Sollima.

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Mortal Kombat Movie Review

Lewis Tan stars in Mortal Kombat

Remember This Face

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: In "Mortal Kombat," MMA fighter Cole Young (Lewis Tan) accustomed to taking a beating for money, is unaware of his heritage - or why Outworld's Emperor Shang Tsung has sent his best warrior, Sub-Zero, an otherworldly Cryomancer, to hunt Cole down. Fearing for his family's safety, Cole goes in search of Sonya Blade at the direction of Jax, a Special Forces Major who bears the same strange dragon marking Cole was born with. Soon, he finds himself at the temple of Lord Raiden, an Elder God and the protector of Earthrealm, who grants sanctuary to those who bear the mark. Here, Cole trains with experienced warriors Liu Kang, Kung Lao and rogue mercenary Kano, as he prepares to stand with Earth's greatest champions against the enemies of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe. But will Cole be pushed hard enough to unlock his arcana - the immense power from within his soul - in time to save not only his family, but to stop Outworld once and for all? Directed by Simon McQuoid.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

The Courier Movie Review

Benedict Cumberbatch (l) stars in The Courier

Just a Courier

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: The Courier is a true-life spy thriller, the story of an unassuming British businessman Greville Wynne (Benedict Cumberbatch) recruited into one of the greatest international conflicts in history. At the behest of the UK's MI-6 and a CIA operative (Rachel Brosnahan), he forms a covert, dangerous partnership with Soviet officer Oleg Penkovsky (Merab Ninidze) in an effort to provide crucial intelligence needed to prevent a nuclear confrontation and defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis. Directed by Dominic Cooke.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Godzilla vs. Kong Movie Review

Kong stars in Godzilla vs. Kong

Ancient Enemies

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: Legends collide in "Godzilla vs. Kong" as these mythic adversaries meet in a spectacular battle for the ages, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Kong and his protectors undertake a perilous journey to find his true home, and with them is Jia, a young orphaned girl with whom he has formed a unique and powerful bond. But they unexpectedly find themselves in the path of an enraged Godzilla, cutting a swath of destruction across the globe. The epic clash between the two titans - instigated by unseen forces - is only the beginning of the mystery that lies deep within the core of the Earth. Directed by Adam Wingard.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

New York Times Bestselling Author Steven Kotler to Share Secrets to Overcoming the Impossible in Online Fireside Chat

New York Times bestselling author Steven Kotler

From our friends at PEO Leadership
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New York Times Bestselling Author Steven Kotler to Share Secrets to Overcoming the Impossible in Online Fireside Chat

PEO Leadership, a firm offering executive leadership support, is hosting an interactive online event with Steven Kotler, New York Times bestselling author and award-winning human performance expert

We are all capable of so much more than we know. Everyone has dreams and aspirations that they deem as ‘impossible’ - whether it’s a more fulfilling life; enhanced productivity; or an invention that changes the world - the methodology is always the same and Steven Kotler has written a practical playbook on how to make it happen. PEO Leadership is inviting the public to attend their online webcast on March 23, 2021, starting at 11:00 AM EST. The event is limited to 1,000 people, and registration closes at 10:15 AM EST on the event date.

Alcatraz East Crime Museum Adds New Members to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Exhibit, Offers K9 Meet and Greet

Zeus, one of TBI's K9 agents (Photo: TBI)

From our friends at Alcatraz East Crime Museum
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Alcatraz East Crime Museum Adds New Members to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Exhibit, Offers K9 Meet and Greet

Alcatraz East Crime Museum, located in Pigeon Forge, adds to the K9 section of their TBI exhibit and will host a K9 meet and greet for the public

Those who are interested in the amazing skills of TBI’s K9 unit will not want to miss this exhibit at Alcatraz East Crime Museum. The exhibit includes a section on K9s and on March 12, 2021 it will showcase the unit’s newest members. The museum will also host a K9 meet and greet on April 1, 2021, from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM.