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‘Just Mercy’ Available to Stream Free in June

n light of recent events, Warner Bros. Pictures has made its 2019 film, Just Mercy free to rent on digital platforms during the month of June. The movie which stars Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx and Brie Larson, is about the real-life events of civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson. Read More >>>

Andrew Heckler

Director of ‘Burden’ Andrew Heckler Tells Stories Behind the Film

Imagine reading the newspaper one day and finding a headline about the opening of the world’s first Ku Klux Klan museum. You’d be equally offended and fascinated. So was Andrew Heckler when he read about the opening of The Redneck Shop in Laurens, South Carolina which sold Confederate memorabilia, Ku Klux Klan robes, and served as a meeting place for Klansmen, Neo-Nazis, and other white supremacist organizations. It was this fascination that led to the creation of Heckler’s first featured film, Burden. Read More >>>


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The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

While there are few plot holes in the story, The Invisible Man is a scary-fun movie that we really haven’t seen (sorry) in a long time. The movie works mostly because of Moss’ performance. She’s virtually in every scene, so a lot is riding on her. And nobody can do “unhinged” better than Moss. Whereas a lessor actress wouldn’t be able to get away with uttering crazy lines, Moss gets away with it because, well, she’s Elizabeth Moss. There’s a lot of twists and turns to the story and just when you think it’s over, the story keeps going. Read More >>>

Burden movie

Burden

Burden is a powerful film that doesn’t shy away from using realistic language and the “N word” nor does it sugarcoat just how difficult it is for Mike to take a stand against racism in a small town. There are punishments for those who walk away from the Klan. Not only that, but Mike has to deal with his own hatred and figure out where it comes from. It’s a story about faith, family, friendship, hate and forgiveness. It’s a true story that is stranger than fiction but one that ends with hope. Read More >>>

The Call of the Wild

While trying to show the harshness of living out in the Alaskan wilderness, The Call of the Wild is fairly tame. In fact, some people have called the film, “The Call of the Mild” but I didn’t mind. This is a family film through and through but with an elevated script featuring no pratfalls or poop jokes. There is virtually no swearing and only a little violence. There really isn’t anything in the film that (most) parents would find objectionable. At the same time, the film doesn’t shy away from showing some of life’s harsher moments of living in Alaska in 1897. From bullying to the death of a loved one, each scene is told honestly and with compassion. Read More >>>

I Still Believe

I Still Believe

If you’ve never seen the CW show Riverdale, you might be surprised to see how much the world of Archie Andrews has changed since we were kids. Once considered squeaky clean fare, it no longer is. However, KJ Apa, who plays Archie in the show, plays a whole different role portraying Christian singer Jeremy Camp in the movie I Still Believe. The faith-based film is unlike many seen today where chaste romance is celebrated and faith in God is the most important thing in the world. Of course some will scoff at this, but others not familiar with these notions, will take notice. Seventeen magazine already has. Read More >>>

Just Mercy

Just Mercy

Destin Daniel Cretton’s latest film, Just Mercy exposes the truth that people like me never wanted to know truly existed. Based on Bryan Stevenson’s book, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, this movie records events that happened not that long ago but it feels as if they had occurred a lot longer…Stevenson is a devout Christian and his faith is likely a huge motive for doing what he does. But with the exception of a few brief mentions, his faith is never really shown in this film. Even so, this is movie not to be missed. Read More >>>

Onward

Despite its wacky premise, Onward just might develop a strong following similar to Frozen. In fact, it is its equivalent for boys. That’s not to say that Frozen is a “girls” movie, but just like its main focus was understanding the love one has for one’s sister, Onward is a road trip about brotherly love. It’s also about dealing with grief. It’s very clever, very funny and thoroughly satisfying. Read More >>>


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Domestic Box Office (Estimates) For the Weekend of March 13, 2020:

  1. Onward / $10,532,000
  2. I Still Believe / $9,500,000
  3. Bloodshot / $9,300,000
  4. The Invisible Man / $6,000,000
  5. The Hunt / $5,320,000
  6. Sonic the Hedgehog / $2,575,000
  7. The Way Back / $2,415,000
  8. The Call of the Wild / $2,241,000
  9. Emma / $1,370,000
  10. Bad Boys for Life / $1,100,000

According to Comscore.

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