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Current films that can be reviewed by our reviewers at the theater of their choice on the big 'silver screen' that is an incomparable experience ... if the film is good.

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If anyone hasn't seen the movie UNPLANNED, I urge you to do so. There are several take-home messages from the movie, as expressed by the woman not only who wrote the book on which the movie was based (Abby Johnson) but on whose experiences the story was based.
If anyone hasn't seen the movie UNPLANNED, I urge you to do so. There are several take-home messages from the movie, as expressed by the woman not only who wrote the book on which the movie was based (Abby Johnson) but on whose experiences the story was based.
 
"Australia," brought to us via the big screen by Director / Producer / Writer Baz Luhlmann, was epic in scale while concentrating on a pivotal time period (1938 to 1942) in the young history of the former British Colony - Australia.
"Australia," brought to us via the big screen by Director / Producer / Writer Baz Luhlmann, was epic in scale while concentrating on a pivotal time period (1938 to 1942) in the young history of the former British Colony - Australia.
 
Is it really time for the Jedi to end?
 
Stan and Bobby Tony offer opinions on the similarity of two movies.
Stan and Bobby Tony offer opinions on the similarity of two movies.
 
This small film tests the intermix of human emotion and the paranormal world ... and it works well enough.
This small film tests the intermix of human emotion and the paranormal world ... and it works well enough.
 
The toughest and bloodiest war ever fought on this planet was fought all over the globe in two theaters of action. This is the story about one of them -The Pacific.
The toughest and bloodiest war ever fought on this planet was fought all over the globe in two theaters of action. This is the story about one of them -The Pacific.
 
Join us at AOP for the Polar Express on December 10 at 2 PM!
 
Black Mirror is a dark speculative fiction satire created by english broadcaster Charlie Brooker.
Black Mirror is a dark speculative fiction satire created by english broadcaster Charlie Brooker.
 
If you haven't seen Dinesh D'Souza's latest documentary - "HILLARY'S AMERICA: The Secret History of the Democratic Party" - you won't want to miss it!! D'Souza hits a home-run!!
If you haven't seen Dinesh D'Souza's latest documentary - "HILLARY'S AMERICA: The Secret History of the Democratic Party" - you won't want to miss it!! D'Souza hits a home-run!!
 
I have always enjoyed film reviews ... well some of them. Obviously our readers do too.
 
The Force Awakens is an outstanding return to the Star Wars franchise.
The Force Awakens is an outstanding return to the Star Wars franchise.
 
"Interstellar" is a film that begs us to consider the certainty of an imminent life or death scenario with few choices, with all of them difficult, and ultimately unavoidable.
"Interstellar" is a film that begs us to consider the certainty of an imminent life or death scenario with few choices, with all of them difficult, and ultimately unavoidable.
 
I watched the comedy mostly out of morbid curiosity, with so much news devoted to the alleged North Korean hacking attack on Sony Films. To be honest, I did not expect much.
I watched the comedy mostly out of morbid curiosity, with so much news devoted to the alleged North Korean hacking attack on Sony Films. To be honest, I did not expect much.
 
"Birdman" is the fast paced glimpse into the drama behind the drama that is ultimately fleshed out on one of the smaller, but venerable stages in New York's major theater district - Broadway.

Birdman

 
"Birdman" is the fast paced glimpse into the drama behind the drama that is ultimately fleshed out on one of the smaller, but venerable stages in New York's major theater district - Broadway.
 
Hey ... I got this joke: What is two lawyers, with the sir name of Palmer, chained to a engine block at the bottom of the river. Answer: A good start. Oh, you heard that one, or a variation of it, already.
Hey ... I got this joke: What is two lawyers, with the sir name of Palmer, chained to a engine block at the bottom of the river. Answer: A good start. Oh, you heard that one, or a variation of it, already.
 
When Chris Kyle was a young boy growing up in central Texas, he learned to hunt, to fight to win, loved Jesus, bronco busting and pretty girls.
When Chris Kyle was a young boy growing up in central Texas, he learned to hunt, to fight to win, loved Jesus, bronco busting and pretty girls.
 
The toughest and bloodiest war ever fought on this planet was fought all over the globe in two theaters of action. This is the story about one of them -The Pacific.
The toughest and bloodiest war ever fought on this planet was fought all over the globe in two theaters of action. This is the story about one of them -The Pacific.
 
I didn't know what to expect since I hadn't seen a coming attraction and hadn't even heard of the movie, and so I was hoping to be pleasantly surprised.
I didn't know what to expect since I hadn't seen a coming attraction and hadn't even heard of the movie, and so I was hoping to be pleasantly surprised.
 
2033, Welcome to America,a nation reborn by the glorious New Founding Fathers. Tonight we will cleanse the hatred from our hearts with the sixth annual purge.
2033, Welcome to America,a nation reborn by the glorious New Founding Fathers. Tonight we will cleanse the hatred from our hearts with the sixth annual purge.
 
This essential one phrase maxim is the film, veritable bookends in an analogy of its contents from start to finish.
This essential one phrase maxim is the film, veritable bookends in an analogy of its contents from start to finish.
 
Director Peter Jackson collaborates with a long deceased J.R.R. Tolkien to create a sweeping fantasy that well represents one of the greatest stories of the Twentieth Century.
Director Peter Jackson collaborates with a long deceased J.R.R. Tolkien to create a sweeping fantasy that well represents one of the greatest stories of the Twentieth Century.
 
We often hear people talk about America's Christian heritage. Usually it is in the context of some government action or judicial decision which denies this heritage.
We often hear people talk about America's Christian heritage. Usually it is in the context of some government action or judicial decision which denies this heritage.
 
Beginning in August, we learned of a controversial documentary that would be released in select theatres in time for this presidential election season.
Beginning in August, we learned of a controversial documentary that would be released in select theatres in time for this presidential election season.
 
The terribly flawed congressional members that were used as foils - a backdrop or canvas to paint this morality play - were just one of the many parallels to today's society that gave this film the edginess of real life.
The terribly flawed congressional members that were used as foils - a backdrop or canvas to paint this morality play - were just one of the many parallels to today's society that gave this film the edginess of real life.
 
Or possibly the other 5%, if the truly weird do walk among us, sniff our same air, taste our manner of possible nutrition.
Or possibly the other 5%, if the truly weird do walk among us, sniff our same air, taste our manner of possible nutrition.
 
We should be able to all agree on this one issue: Nobody plays malevolent cool like Samuel L. Jackson - nobody.
We should be able to all agree on this one issue: Nobody plays malevolent cool like Samuel L. Jackson - nobody.
 
The hugely popular"The Hunger Games," by virtue alone of the unavoidable comparison to the recently completed titular series of novels by Suzanne Collins, and other memorable films by cinematic directors of high standing, may have unduly influenced the opinion of many, who might have otherwise form.
The hugely popular"The Hunger Games," by virtue alone of the unavoidable comparison to the recently completed titular series of novels by Suzanne Collins, and other memorable films by cinematic directors of high standing, may have unduly influenced the opinion of many, who might have otherwise form.
 
Some folks like their coffee blonde and sweet, but their comedy black. If you are one of that rare breed, you will probably get quite a few belly laughs from the directorial sophomore effort of Bobcat Goldthwaite: "World's Greatest Dad."
Some folks like their coffee blonde and sweet, but their comedy black. If you are one of that rare breed, you will probably get quite a few belly laughs from the directorial sophomore effort of Bobcat Goldthwaite: "World's Greatest Dad."
 
In the heart of all real men there is compassion for all things true.
In the heart of all real men there is compassion for all things true.
 
Buck Howard knows it has been a long time since his 61 appearances on the "Tonight Show with Johnny Carson," and he needs a comeback in the worst way.
Buck Howard knows it has been a long time since his 61 appearances on the "Tonight Show with Johnny Carson," and he needs a comeback in the worst way.
 
The Lorax: It is a film for the ages ... well, at least for all ages under the age of eight.
The Lorax: It is a film for the ages ... well, at least for all ages under the age of eight.
 
Families can be Difficult ... They also can be one's strength to weather the certain difficulties in life that test any resolve for happiness.
Families can be Difficult ... They also can be one's strength to weather the certain difficulties in life that test any resolve for happiness.
 
For some mysterious purpose, some broken men may only find themselves when hanging on by a thread.

Roadie

 
For some mysterious purpose, some broken men may only find themselves when hanging on by a thread.
 
Depressive tragedy plays out to its conclusion, and finds an entire community in a quandary of rotten choices.
Depressive tragedy plays out to its conclusion, and finds an entire community in a quandary of rotten choices.
 
A few minutes into the movie and I got a little worried. The dialogue, especially during the first few scenes really made me want to cringe.
A few minutes into the movie and I got a little worried. The dialogue, especially during the first few scenes really made me want to cringe.
 
Filmmaker Woody Allen has often dealt with different historical periods, with ancillary interlopers, with varying degrees of success.
Filmmaker Woody Allen has often dealt with different historical periods, with ancillary interlopers, with varying degrees of success.
 
Director Mark Pellington crafted a Glenn Porter screenplay, which employed four good actors, into a film that did not have to be made.
Director Mark Pellington crafted a Glenn Porter screenplay, which employed four good actors, into a film that did not have to be made.
 
Many of you that see this film will not like, or even try to understand it. That is completely understandable, and you will be in the majority.
Many of you that see this film will not like, or even try to understand it. That is completely understandable, and you will be in the majority.
 
Actor / Director / Screen Writer George Clooney tries his hand at the inside game of politics with varying degrees of success.
Actor / Director / Screen Writer George Clooney tries his hand at the inside game of politics with varying degrees of success.
 
What could be cast about as a "slasher movie" meets mindless college coeds one drunken weekend in the high hills of West Virginia is, actually, just one well written, well-paced dark comedy that is more funny than grotesque, and let's be clear about this: The film is maddeningly grotesque.
What could be cast about as a "slasher movie" meets mindless college coeds one drunken weekend in the high hills of West Virginia is, actually, just one well written, well-paced dark comedy that is more funny than grotesque, and let's be clear about this: The film is maddeningly grotesque.
 
The exposition of the hard edges of a bad time, in an otherwise thoughtful world, is the best of "Water for Elephants."
The exposition of the hard edges of a bad time, in an otherwise thoughtful world, is the best of "Water for Elephants."
 
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