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Pixar’s Colorful ‘Inside Out’ is Thought-Provoking

posted by jtotey

When it comes to Pixar films, the question really isn’t, “Is it any good” but rather, “How good is it?” Since the beginning with Toy Story, the studio has created such an image for itself that audiences expect greatness with […]

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6 Best Movies to Watch with Mom

posted by jtotey

So, you decided to avoid the crowds and chaos at the restaurants for Mother’s Day this year and have invited your mom over to your house instead. Good for you. Now, what are you planning on doing? Why not make […]

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The 72nd Golden Globes was Full of Surprises

posted by jtotey

When Richard Linklater’s Boyhood arrived in theaters many months ago, many critics suspected that the film could walk away with a bunch of awards this year and if tonight’s winnings at the 72nd Golden Globes are any indication, that suspicion […]

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2015 Golden Globe Nominees Announced

posted by jtotey

Early this morning, Kate Beckinsale, Jeremy Piven, Peter Krause and Paula Patton had the honor of announcing the nominees for the 72nd Annual Golden Globes. This of course means that none of them are up for an award but who […]

Gone Girl Leaves You Speechless

posted by jtotey

“Huh.” That is what I said at the end of Gone Girl. I couldn’t really believe that that was the end of the movie. Like many others who hadn’t read the novel of the same name by Gillian Flynn (who […]

Film Misses the Highs and Lows of ‘Boyhood’

posted by jtotey

Some films are so impressively made that they are fascinating to watch but not great to recommend to others. Unfortunately, that is the case with Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” film. The movie premiered at numerous film festivals across the country and […]

Hospital Documentary, ‘Code Black’ is Intriguing

posted by jtotey

Running at just 82 minutes in length, the hospital documentary, “Code Black” is already getting the attention it deserves. Unlike other documentaries, “Code Black” is at times interesting, sobering and frustrating, but never is it dull. During the film festival […]

The Rise and Fall of the 4th of July Box Office

posted by jtotey

It is a firmly held belief that Steven Spielberg’s Jaws was the beginning of the summer movie blockbuster trend. Before 1975, movies were not considered a big draw during the summer months. That all changed on June 20th of that […]

Riot Studios Presents New Christian Comedy

posted by jtotey

Okay, so with the release of Moms’ Night Out and the less-viewed, Blue Like Jazz from a couple of years ago, we now know that Christians can be funny. For some of us, the arrival of the Christian comedy film […]

Latest X-Men is More Wolverine than Man

posted by jtotey

In the X-Men universe, it can be difficult keeping up with the various storylines. It doesn’t help that the movie’s endings don’t always fit with the sequels beginnings. For instance, in last year’s The Wolverine after the end credits, Logan […]

‘God’s Not Dead’ Surprises Hollywood

posted by jtotey

Sure, it wasn’t the biggest movie opening last weekend, (That honor went to Divergent which made $56 million), but Pure Flix’s faith-based movie God’s Not Dead made a fairly big splash anyway and people are noticing including Entertainment Weekly. “The […]

‘Gravity,’ ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ and ‘12 Years a Slave’ win big at 86th Academy Awards

posted by jtotey

While it didn’t win the Oscar for Best Picture, Gravity left the Academy Awards with the most wins for the night – seven, including Best Director. Winning so many awards, it was a little shocking that Sandra Bullock did not […]

Famous ‘Ghostbuster’ Passes Away

posted by jtotey

Harold Ramis, 69, passed away February 24th in his Chicago home after losing a four-year battle with vasculitis, an autoimmune disease. Ramis is best known for playing Dr. Egon Spengler in both Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters 2, but you are probably […]

2013’s Most Popular Pop Culture

posted by jtotey

For better or for worse, pop culture is all around us and is shaping our ever-changing world daily. Whether you agree with the following or not, here were the top changers of 2013: Movies*:              […]

Scaring the Hell Out of People: Rapture Movies

posted by jtotey

Is it ever “okay” for Christians to “scare the hell” out of non-believers? Is it even possible? For centuries, pastors and priests have used the “turn or burn” approach on others. While the intentions are good, are they always effective? […]

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‘The Good Dinosaur’ is an Emotional Roller Coaster for Dino Lovers
Unlike my family, I was moved but not crushed while watching UP. I was touched with Brave and I got a little lump in my throat while ...

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