AUTHOR: Chris Bumbray

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Review: The Family Fang

This was originally reviewed as part of our TIFF 2015 coverage. PLOT: An estranged brother and sister ( Jason Bateman & Nicole Kidman ) reunite after their performance artist parents ( Christopher Walken & Maryann Plunkett ) disappear. REVIEW: The Toronto International Film Festival has been an excellent showcase for Jason Bateman 's talents. While...

Review: Keanu

PLOT: When Rell’s ( Jordan Peele ) beloved cat Keanu is stolen, he and his cousin/best friend Clarence ( Keegan-Michael Key ) track the kitty to a dangerous street gang, whose boss, Cheddar ( Method Man ) mistakes them for a team of invincible contract killers. REVIEW: KEANU marks the long-awaited feature debut of comedy duo Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key , aka...

The Good, The Bad & The Badass: Guy Hamilton

Last week , we examined the career of character actor extraordinaire, Kevin Spacey . This week's subject is probably unknown to the majority of contemporary film-goers, but a director who made a huge mark with just a few movies... Guy Hamilton A few days before Prince passed away, another important architect of our contemporary pop culture died at the ripe...

2016 Top 25 Summer Movie Preview (+video)

It's funny, to me it almost feels like the summer movie season has already started, with BATMAN V SUPERMAN arguably having kicked-it-off in March. With that and THE JUNGLE BOOK grossing nearly a billion bucks, the whole idea of people only really going to movies in the summer has fallen by the way side, and to me this upcoming season is a reflection of that as it doesn't seem all that more...

Review: The Huntsman: Winter's War

PLOT: Eric ( Chris Hemsworth ), the Huntsman, is sent on a mission by Snow White to destroy Queen Ravenna’s ( Charlize Theron ) magic mirror. Along the way, he runs afoul of the wife ( Jessica Chastain ) he thought was dead, who is being stalked by the evil Queen Freya ( Emily Blunt ) and her army of Huntsmen. REVIEW: Let’s face it - nobody is too excited about a...

TV Review: The Night Manager (Pilot)

PLOT: The night manager ( Tom Hiddleston ) of a luxury hotel is recruited by British Intelligence to infiltrate the inner circle of a notorious arms dealer ( Hugh Laurie ). REVIEW: Fresh-off the incredible limited-runs of Fargo and American Crime Story: The People vs O.J Simpson, comes another mini-series that once again proves how, in many cases, TV is the ideal place for...

TV Review: Better Call Saul - Season Two - Episode 10 (Season Finale)

This recap/review of Better Call Saul is written with the expectation that everyone who reads this and comments below will have seen the episode already. Thus, if you've yet to see the episode in question, DO NOT GO ANY FURTHER. SPOILERS! EPISODE: Season 2, Episode 10: Klick PLOT: Jimmy ( Bob Odenkirk ) wrestles with guilt over the effect his latest scam has on...

The Good, The Bad & The Badass: Kevin Spacey

Last week , we took a look at the career of legendary character actor Tommy Lee Jones . This week’s subject slips right into that same rarefied category, as truly an actor’s actor and a consummate pro... Kevin Spacey It’s hard to believe but Kevin Spacey ’s been kicking around Hollywood for longer than many of JoBlo.com’s readers...

Review: Green Room

This was originally reviewed as part of our TIFF 2015 coverage. PLOT: After a gig gone bad, a band of punk rockers find themselves locked in a life and death battle with a deadly gang of neo-Nazis. REVIEW: Jeremy Saulnier broke out in a big way a few years ago with his darkly humorous revenge drama BLUE RUIN and now he's back with an ultra-ambitious follow-up...

Review: Barbershop: The Next Cut

PLOT: Long time barbershop owner Calvin ( Ice Cube ) considers relocating to the North Side of Chicago due to rampant gang violence in his South Side home - a resolve strengthened once his son starts to flirt with joining a local gang. REVIEW: Confession time - I'd never seen any of the BARBERSHOP movies until now. The first two came out a few years before I started working...

TV Review: Better Call Saul - Season Two - Episode 9

This recap/review of Better Call Saul is written with the expectation that everyone who reads this and comments below will have seen the episode already. Thus, if you've yet to see the episode in question, DO NOT GO ANY FURTHER. SPOILERS! EPISODE: Season 2, Episode 9: Nailed PLOT: Mike ( Jonathan Banks ) takes his feud with Hector Salamanca ( Mark Margolis ) to a...

Review: Colonia

PLOT: After her boyfriend disappears during the 1973 Chilean military coup, a young woman ( Emma Watson ) infiltrates the infamous Colonia Dignidad cult, run by a psychotic preacher, Paul Schafer ( Michael Nyqvist ). REVIEW: COLONIA should have been a great movie. The Chilean coup has inspired some pretty terrific work, with the highlight being the Costa Gravas classic...