Film Review “The Nice Guys”

4 Stars. Outrageously funny from start to finish…The two leads play off each other perfectly.

Film Review: “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising”

It’s just unfortunate that such an enlightening movie has to hammer home its theme at nearly every chance it can get. It’s nice to see that the five male writers were willing to flip the script and poke fun at the overtly sexual nature of college men who see women as objects.

DVD Review: “The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour Country Special”

This release is classic 70’s variety hour programming at its finest. From those cheesy comedic segues to overdubbed musical performances which at times were just a touch off, it’s all here.

“The Ten Commandments” to Be Unveiled in Omaha

Joslyn Art Museum’s Witherspoon Hall Theatre is holding a 60th Anniversary screening of Cecil B. DeMilles’ classic epic “The Ten Commandments” on Friday, May 27

Film Review: “X-Men: Apocalypse”

X-Meh “With a cast that includes three Oscar-nominees, it seems like they may have gotten bored with their roles. All do good work here, but there almost seems to be a look of relief in their eyes that they’re done with the spandex for good. “

Film Review: “Captain America: Civil War”

5 Stars. Marvel has seriously outdone themselves once again. Civil War is a near-flawless cinematic experience that neatly packages one of the most pivotal story lines in comic book history.

Director Matt Brown on “The Man Who Knew Infinity”

The writer-director spoke about bringing the compelling true life story of a mathematical genius to the screen with stars Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel.

TFF: Keegan-Michael Key on “Keanu” and the Upcoming “Don’t Think Twice”

Star of “Key & Peele” opens in their feature comedy “Keanu” and spoke about it while promoting the Tribeca premiere of Mike Birbiglia’s “Don’t Think Twice”

Film Review “Keanu”

I urge you to head to the theatre. You won’t be disappointed.

TFF Film Review: “High-Rise”

From the brutalist production design to a stunning score by Clint Mansell (Requiem for a Dream), High-Rise is a darkly humorous, sexy, and oftentimes grotesque cinematic experience.

Film Review “Papa: Hemingway in Cuba”

“Papa: Hemingway in Cuba” feels like a TV movie with a few ‘F’ bombs to spice it up

Film Review “Mother’s Day”

As for all you hard working moms in the world out there, you do deserve a movie that loves and supports you, but “Mother’s Day” is not that movie

Film Review “Green Room”

Once we get our fill of Nazi symbolism, hidden drug rooms, and knives to the stomach and throat, the “Green Room” is forgettable

Tribeca Film Fest Review: “Holidays”

Horror anthologies thrive on bringing a lot of different things to the table…but if there’s one thing they shouldn’t be, it’s boring. And for seven out of eight of these, I was just plain bored.

Film Review “Elvis & Nixon”

The film moves quickly, buoyed by the performances of its stars.

Film Review “The Invitation”

Fans of the horror movie genre might be able to pick up on what’s going on, but not without a lot of fight and sway by “The Invitation”.

Tom Hiddleston and Susanne Bier Premiere AMC’S The Night Manager

Tom Hiddleston and Oscar-winning director Susanne Bier spoke with me at the Tribeca Film Festival about their hit spy series “The Night Manager” which premieres this week on AMC.

Film Review “Criminal”

“Criminal” takes itself too seriously to be enjoyably farcical and its characters are too inherently silly to be earnest.

Film Review “The Jungle Book”

Told through the amazing use of computer generation, “The Jungle Book” is very faithful to the animated film that proceeds

Film Review “Born to Be Blue”

A bio-pic that flits around, “Born to Be Blue” takes its name from one of Baker’s best known songs.

Sitting down with “Everybody Wants Some!!” stars J. Quinton Johnson, Glen Powell and Wyatt Russell

The three stars of Richard Linklater’s ‘spiritual sequel’ to his hit Dazed & Confused sat down with our Mike Smith to talk about going back to the 80’s.

Film Review “Demolition”

Demolition is poignant, yet emotionally rejuvenating. It’s a visually entertaining story, with an at-times confusing narrative.

Film Review “The Boss”

A film that is both funny and works to McCarthy’s strengths. It is a little over the top at times (and a little more “adult” than you might expect) but it’s definitely a film that will make you laugh out loud.

Film Review “I Saw the Light”

“The onslaught of darkness in I Saw the Light is it makes Williams’s untimely passing at age 29 feel like a foregone conclusion. Still, as a showcase for the versatile Hiddleston and fiery Olsen, I Saw the Light impresses.” This film is playing in NY, LA & Nashville, nationwide on Friday.

Film Review “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2”

As a big fan of both Lainie Kazan and Michael Constantine, I enjoyed most of the film.

DVD Review: Judas Priest “Battle Cry”

Though not the first live concert performance release from metal gods Judas Priest it is however the first live release from the band to cover material from practically every album including “Redeemer of Souls”.

Film Review “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”

It’s hard to predict where “Batman V. Superman” will fall in the inevitable grand scheme of things

Tickets on Sale Now for “Hardcore Henry: The Ultimate Fan Experience” in Select U.S. Cinemas

Hardcore Henry is one of the most unflinchingly original wild-rides to hit the big screen in a long time: You remember nothing. Mainly because you’ve just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has […]

Film Review “The Divergent Series: Allegiant”

Let me talk to the few of you who have never seen these movies and may be interested in possibly starting this series. Don’t. Just don’t.

Film Review “10 Cloverfield Lane”

A word to the wise; if you go into this film looking for the monsters from J.J. Abrams film “Cloverfield” you may be disappointed. However, if you are in the mood for a small and satisfying thriller, then brave the bunker at “10 Cloverfield Lane.”

Kernel Engages Assassin’s Creed fans with exclusive limited-edition merchandise,  Behind-the-scenes first-looks at the upcoming Movie, Movie Tickets and More

Beginning today, March 9th at www.kernel.com/assassinscreed, Kernel is affording Assassin’s Creed fans the opportunity to immerse themselves in the highly anticipated movie release with exclusive film merchandise, one-of-a-kind experiences, revealing behind-the-scene sneak peeks and more.

Film Review “American Bred”

A smartly made film that compares in style with “The Departed,” “American Bred” is a classic mob movie with a modern twist

Film Review “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot”

Well-made and much more serious than it’s being marketed, “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” gives Tina Fey to flex some acting chops you may not know she possessed

Film Review “Zootopia”

A week after the 88th Academy Awards, we’re already looking at next year’s contender for Best Animated Feature

Film Review “Gods of Egypt”

“Gods of Egypt” is that it’s a decent waste of two hours, but I wouldn’t recommend you drop a single buck on this one.

Film Review “Triple 9”

The action set-pieces are well performed and director Hillcoat keeps the film moving from the first frame to the last.

Film Review “Eddie The Eagle”

“Eddie the Eagle” doesn’t soar as high as it could have, but at least it doesn’t crash.

Me and Sly…40 Years of Friendship

Oscar night is almost upon us, and Stallone is nominated, I thought it would be a good time to talk about my favorite films of his and share the memory of when we first met…

Director Jon Cassar Talks About His New Film, “Forsaken” and the Possible Return of “24”

Director and producer, known for his work on the first seven seasons of “24”.

Chantel Riley Talks About Broadway’s “The Lion King” and Her Role in the New Film “Race”

Nala in the Broadway musical “The Lion King” and new film “Race”

Film Review “Forsaken”

If you’re a fan of the genre’ you won’t be disappointed by FORSAKEN.

Film Review “Risen”

Most religious movies feel phony and cheesy when preaching the Gospel, but “Risen” presents it for what it is, what it means, and the good natured spirit of it all.

Blu-ray Review “Criminal Activities”

A triumph on all levels, the film’s strongest point is it’s cast

Film Review “The Witch”

Watching The Witch is a study in psychological stress. It’s slow-paced and deliberate, and it leaves you with the feeling that you’ve seen something that you weren’t supposed to.

A Conversation with Deadpool’s Greg LaSalle

LaSalle provided the facial performance for Deadpool’s Colossus, we spoke about his character as well as his visual effects work in other Marvel movies.

Film Review: “Where to Invade Next”

Fans of Moore will appreciate his ideas behind the film. Those who aren’t probably won’t. To them I suggest moving to Germany, where your local doctor can write you a prescription for a three-week stay at a posh spa to relieve the tension.

Film Review “Zoolander 2”

Stiller and Wilson give their all (it’s obvious that they enjoy working together), but it’s not enough to save this film.

Film Review “Deadpool

A superhero film is only as good as the actor playing him and, if ever an actor was meant to play Deadpool, it is Ryan Reynolds.

Blu-ray Review: “Crimson Peak”

Guillermo Del Toro’s gothic romance, Crimson Peak is now available on blu-ray with plenty of in-depth featurettes on its visually stunning production design work.

Film Review “45 Years”

A fine alternative if you’re tired of bears, both grizzlies and pandas.

Film Review “The Choice”

What makes this film a notch above other cookie-cutter Sparks adaptations is a strong cast

Film Review “Hail, Caesar!”

“Hail, Caesar!” is rich with witty dialogue involving thick-headed actors and sophisticated directors

Film Review “Two Rabbits”

Portions of the film play like a straight-up thriller, others like a scene taken directly from the video game “Grand Theft Auto.”

Writer/Director Justin D. Chambers Releases Advance Trailer for “American Bred”

Writer/director Justin D. Chambers has released an advance trailer for his upcoming film, “American Bred,” which will debut in March at the D.C. International Film Festival

DVD Reviews “Kung Fu Panda 1 & 2: Ultimate Edition of Awesomeness”

Dreamworks Animation is re-releasing the first two “Kung Fu Panda” films with over 80 minutes of new bonus content…

Film Review “The Finest Hours”

Technically the film is top notch. The special effects are well done and the various period pieces take you back to a time…

“The Peanuts Movie” Arrives on Digital HD February 12, Collector’s Edition Blu-ray & DVD March 8, 2016

And for a limited time, get a Snoopy Flying Ace plush toy with THE PEANUTS MOVIE DVD, Blu-ray™ and Digital HD combo pack on March 8 making it the perfect gift for Easter baskets.

Tommy Wiseau talks about “The Room” Rifftrax Live, James Franco in “The Disaster Artist” and his Hulu series “The Neighbors”

Director, producer, writer and star of the cult classic film “The Room

Film Review “I Am Thor”

“I Am Thor” is more than just your basic rise, fall and rise again type of documentary.

Film Review “The 5th Wave”

The following plea is for Chloe Grace Moretz: “PLEASE FIND A NEW AGENT!”

Film Review “Anomalisa”

Visually, “Anomalisa” draws you in with its 3D puppets populating the world

Blu-ray Review “The Garbage Pail Kids Movie” Collector’s Edition

It was great to see classic characters such as Ali Gator, Messy Tessy and of course my personal favorite Windy Winston.

Film Review “Ride Along 2”

“Ride Along 2” isn’t insultingly bad, but it’s biggest problem is that it’s indolent

“The Revenant” Leads the Nominations Released for the 88th Annual Academy Awards

Just one year after taking home the awards for Best Picture and Best Director for his film, “Birdman,” Alejandro G. Inarittu finds himself back in the race as his new film, “The Revenant,”

Film Review “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi”

“13 Hours” ranks with “Platoon” as a true depiction of what war really is

And the Winners of the 2015 MediaMikes.com Awards Are…

Thank you to all of the fans who either posted their choices or emailed them in. Another great response from our great readers. For the first time we had a category with a tie.

Our Critics Pick Their Best (and Worst) Films of 2015

Now that the calendar has turned over to 2016, some of our critics decided to compile their annual “Best of/Worse of” lists of the films of 2015.

Film Review “The Revenant”

This is, in my opinion, the best film of 2015

A “Hateful” Conference with Quentin Tarantino, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh and More

Iconic director Tarantino brought new film, The Hateful Eight, out Roadshow-style for Christmas. He joined his cast (including Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth & Bruce Dern) to discuss the film in NYC prior to its release.

Film Review “Daddy’s Home”

All in all, when the kids are disappointed that “Star Wars” is sold out, you can have a little fun with them here

Film Review “Concussion”

Built on a solid performance by Will Smith

Film Review “Point Break (2015)”

Dumb is the only word I would use to describe 2015’s “Point Break”.

Film Review “Youth”

On one hand, “Youth” is an audio, visual, and acting triumph, but on the other hand, “Youth” is a curious dud.

Film Review “Joy”

The highlight of “Joy” is watching Lawrence at work

Film Review “The Hateful Eight”

Over-the-top bloody…so be prepared for an adult evening out. And an entertaining one.

Film Review “The Big Short”

Make an investment in “The Big Short”…it’s a sure thing!

Kansas City Film Critics Name “Mad Max: Fury Road” the Best Film of 2015 During Presentation of 50th Annual James Loutzenhiser Awards

Mad Max: Fury Road was chosen as the Best Film of 2015 by The Kansas City Film Critics Circle, the 2nd oldest critics group in the country.

Kansas City Film Critics Announces Nominees for the 50th Annual James Loutzenhiser Awards

Winners will be voted on and the results released this Sunday, December 20th.

Film Review “Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens”

As the most anticipated film release that I can remember in some time, “The Force Awakens” has some big shoes to fill. And fill them it does.

Film Review “In the Heart of the Sea”

“In the Heart of the Sea” finds entertainment when it relies on the strength of its actors and captures the feeling of isolation amongst the crisp, calm sea.

Film Review “Victor Frankenstein”

“Victor Frankenstein”…is out before the holidays to bore audiences instead of terrifying them.

“Gasper Noe’s LOVE” Available on Blu-ray and DVD on January 5, 2016

LOVE is a sexual melodrama about a boy and a girl and another girl. It’s a love story, which celebrates sex in a joyous way.

Film Review “Creed”

Whether you look at it as a continuation of the “Rocky” saga or take it in as a stand-alone film, “Creed” is a crowd pleaser!

Film Review “The Good Dinosaur”

From the PIXAR division of Disney, “The Good Dinosaur” is a visual treat for the eyes

Film Review “The Looking Glass”

As the holiday season ascends upon us, I hope you find the time to take a trip through “The Looking Glass.” You will be entertained by what you find.

Director Todd Haynes and Stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara Speak about ‘Carol’

The director, screenwriter and stars including Blanchett, Mara, Kyle Chandler, Sarah Paulson and Jake Lacy spoke at their NY Press Conference

Film Review “Carol”

A beautifully crafted romantic drama from Todd Haynes (of 2002’s lauded Far From Heaven). Haynes once again showcases the 1950s as the backdrop for simmering social tensions and stellar work from his lead actresses.

Film Review “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2”

“Hunger Games” is another instance where the story would have been much better off as one impactful final movie than two alright flicks.

Film Review “Spotlight”

Put it all together and “Spotlight” is one of the year’s best films!

Film Review “The Night Before”

“The Night Before” spikes the eggnog and laces the mistletoe with hallucinogens, but it accomplishes that rare Christmas miracle, of making my Grinch heart grow three sizes

Film Review “Love the Coopers”

“Love the Coopers” is full of incomplete characters and so many cliché’s stolen from other holiday films

Film Review “The 33”

Based on true events, and well balanced, the story of “The 33” may be a surprise to many who only know the basics of the event

Film Review “Room”

Emotionally exhausting, “Room” is a film that you will continue to think of long after you’ve left the theatre

Paul Bettany discusses “Shelter” with stars Jennifer Connelly and Anthony Mackie

An impassioned Bettany offered insight on his directorial debut and on the homeless crisis facing New York City where the film is set.

Film Review “My All American”

“My All American” has the heart and soul we’ve seen in other sports movie, but it doesn’t deliver it in an entertaining or touching fashion

Film Review “Spectre”

Director Mendes, who helmed the amazing “Skyfall,” keeps the action coming as Bond travels all over the world in his quest for satisfaction

Film Review “The Peanuts Movie”

Five decades of memories are treated with the respect they deserve in the new film “The Peanuts Movie.”

Film Review “Burnt”

Well known fiery chef Gordon Ramsay served as an executive producer on the film so I have no doubt Cooper based his performance on him, one that is strong but not over the top.

Film Review “Scouts Guide to the Apocalypse”

For every hilarious scene “Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse” conjures up, there’s at least two or three that don’t even nip at the funny bone.

Film Review “The Last Witch Hunter”

I’m tempted to say this movie blows and leave it at that…