Author Archive | Rick Swift

Get Out

Free Screening of Get Out

In case you didn’t get a chance to see the Academy Award Nominated thriller in theaters, Writer/Director Jordan Peele and Universal Pictures are giving you a chance this President’s Day – for free! No more excuses, folks.

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Annihilation Poster

New Trailer: Annihilation

The first time I watched a trailer for Annihilation I was instantly intrigued. I am, of course, a big fan of Natalie Portman, and whenever I see her holding a rifle . . . or a blaster, it makes me smile.

Now, the first trailer was pretty vague, and I think this new trailer gives away a little bit more of the ghost, so to speak. In this case, I don’t think it will be a ghost, but either an alien seeding of the Earth, a new species being brought forth, or perhaps the Shimmer might be the Garden of Eden.

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Peter Rabbit

Peter Rabbit

The tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter goes like this, there is a boisterous little rabbit named Peter who defies his mother by eating vegetables out of a nearby garden. His sisters obey their mother and receive a fine supper, while Peter gets sick from being chased by the owner of the garden, Mr. McGregor. That’s pretty much it. So, I wasn’t sure how Sony was going to make this into a feature length film. It would need a lot more to flesh out such a simple story. But, did they go too far with creative license or manage to get it right? 

What makes Peter Rabbit a quality film is the brilliant balance of interweaving Potter’s illustrations into the cinematography in a way that parents could appreciate as a reminder of the classic whilst keeping the attention of the kids who are used to seeing big CGI effects in films. There’s a good story in Peter Rabbit, and I was definitely entertained and would recommend you check this one out with your family.

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Game Night

Official Trailer: Game Night

Game Night looks like a cross between the highly successful thriller The Game starring Michael Douglas and Sean Penn and Clue. With Bateman and Rachel McAdams (who at first glance appear to have the right comedy chemistry) yucking it up versus Kyle Chandler who always plays the straight man, perfectly, I predict a win for the “Guys” from Horrible Bosses.    

Now, who is up to play some Exploding Kittens?

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Official Teaser: Solo A Star Wars Story

Han Solo is probably my favorite character of all time. I actually read his trilogy by A. C. Crispin and have to admit I am very nervous about how this “Star Wars Story” is going to play out.

I haven’t seen Alden Ehrenreich in anything. He seems a good fit for the classic Harrison Ford role, but I can already see he just isn’t Harrison Ford. What’s interesting is that when the new Star Trek films launched, I was not really looking for Chris Pine to become William Shatner, but that is exactly what he did! He seriously didn’t just play the part of James Tiberius Kirk, he played the part of William Shatner. Now, I am spoiled forever, and will expect no less from Ehrenreich. He has a Rancorian task ahead of him.

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