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  • Movie reviews: 'Live By Night,' 'Silence' and 'Patriots Day' headline big week at the movies

    Movie reviews: 'Live By Night,' 'Silence' and 'Patriots Day' headline big week at the movies

    This week at the movies, there are several new options for movie-goers to check out, including two passion projects from two acclaimed directors. Martin Scorsese and Ben Affleck. But both of these will probably not make a dent at the box office, currently being dominated by the surprise hit...
  • Here's what to look forward to from 4DX in 2017

    Here's what to look forward to from 4DX in 2017

    Movie lovers who have experienced a film in a 4DX theater know there’s no comparison to their immersive cinema technology. In 2017, more people than ever will be able to experience the future of cinema for the very first time. Between a slew of new theater openings and a full slate of blockbusters...
  • 'La La Land' dominates music categories, and everything else, at Golden Globes

    'La La Land' dominates music categories, and everything else, at Golden Globes

    "La La Land" is the front-runner for the best picture Oscar, and one of the best movies of this decade (here is AXS.com's review of "La La Land"), and it can now call itself a Golden Globe winner.  On Sunday night, the musical "La La Land" broke a record for most wins by a single movie at the 74th...
  • The 74th Golden Globes: The complete list of winners

    The 74th Golden Globes: The complete list of winners

    The 74th annual Golden Globes award ceremony just wrapped up, honoring the very best in television and film as decided on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.  Hosted by Jimmy Fallon, the celebration once again delivered some memorable moments to go along with the inevitable shocks, snubs and...
  • Movie reviews:  'Hidden Figures' and 'A Monster Calls' headline this Golden Globes weekend

    Movie reviews: 'Hidden Figures' and 'A Monster Calls' headline this Golden Globes weekend

    Yes, Sunday is the Golden Globes, which comes on the heels of last month's Critics Choice Awards.  That means that we are knee-deep into award season, and just a few short weeks away from when the official Oscar nominations are announced.  Many films that see wide release in January are actually...
  • The 20 best films of 2016

    The 20 best films of 2016

    It's nearly obligatory to release a "best of" list at the end of each year.  2016 was a great year for movies, so much so that we've expanded the list this year to 20 films instead of the usual 10.  Too many?  Well, the whole point of "Best of" year-end lists is to celebrate the best work of the...
  • Movie reviews: 'Passengers' defies gravity, and logic

    Movie reviews: 'Passengers' defies gravity, and logic

    Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence are two of the biggest, most popular young stars in Hollywood, and both of them have rarely misfired...until now.  In Morten Tyldum's "Passengers," opening today Wednesday Dec 21, they are lost in space in a film that gets lost in itself. In the future, space...
  • 4DX theaters are the next evolution of cinema

    Watch what happens when real people experience 'Moana' and 'Rogue One' in 4DX

    With upgrades taking place at movie theaters all across the country, the film-going experience has never been better. And with the advent of 4DX, it’s only going to improve. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology, 4DX auditoriums combine motion seats with a full range of environmental effects to...
  • Movie review: 'La La Land,' 'Jackie' and some movie called 'Rogue One' head to theaters this weekend, Dec 16

    Movie review: 'La La Land,' 'Jackie' and some movie called 'Rogue One' head to theaters this weekend, Dec 16

    Usually Christmas Day is the biggest day of movie releases in December, but this year it is today, Friday, Dec. 16, when three highly anticipated films all see release. Here is a brief review of all of the films opening today. "La La Land" Without hesitation, this is not only the best film of 201...
  • Movie review: The Force is with 'Rogue One,' the best Star Wars movie yet

    Movie review: The Force is with 'Rogue One,' the best Star Wars movie yet

    No you didn't misread the headline of this article. "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," which opens on, Dec. 16, is the best Star Wars movie ever made. Yes, better than "Empire Strikes Back." And even if that sounds like a blasphemous claim, most fans will probably agree that it as at least light years...
  • Movie reviews: 'Office Christmas Party' and 'Miss Sloane' lead the weekend of Dec 9

    Movie reviews: 'Office Christmas Party' and 'Miss Sloane' lead the weekend of Dec 9

    "Office Christmas Party" It's not the only R-rated Christmas movie to see a release this holiday season, but it's the best. Ok, that's not saying all that much when the other film in contention was the disastrously unfunny "Bad Santa 2," but still, "Office Christmas Party" has just enough laughs to...
  • Taylor Swift and Zayn's new collaborative track "I Don't Wanna Live Forever" appears on the forthcoming "Fifty Shades Darker" soundtrack. 

    Listen: Taylor Swift and Zayn drop '50 Shades Darker' duet

    We heard she wanted to go in a more urban direction, and there are definitely tinges of R&B found on Taylor Swift’s brand new track. The singer surprised fans by dropping “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever,” a collaboration with former One Direction member Zayn, late Thursday night (Dec. 8).  The song...
  • Movie review: 'Manchester by the Sea' and 'Man Down' hit theaters Friday, Dec 2

    Movie review: 'Manchester by the Sea' and 'Man Down' hit theaters Friday, Dec 2

    December is upon us and with it comes the final push of award-caliber and big-blockbuster movies hitting theaters. This week is a relatively slow week of releases, with only one high-profile film premiering. Here is a look and a quick review of all of the films opening on Friday, Dec...
  • The 5 most highly-anticipated movies this holiday season

    The 5 most highly-anticipated movies this holiday season

    Christmas-time is always a prime-time for great movies. The end of the year usually marks the deadlines for annual awards such as the Oscars, the Critics Choice Awards or the Golden Globes, so each studio makes certain that their "best of the best" hit theaters sometime in December in order to get a...
  • 10 Best Christmas movies of the 2000s

    10 Best Christmas movies of the 2000s

    In part three of our three part series, here is the best that the new millennium had to offer by way of Christmas movies (Here's our list of the 10 Best Christmas Movies of the 1980s and the 10 Best Christmas Movies of the 1990s). There have been more Christmas movies than can be counted, but we...
  • Movie review: 'Moana,' 'Nocturnal Animals' headline new Thanksgiving week openings

    Movie review: 'Moana,' 'Nocturnal Animals' headline new Thanksgiving week openings

    Award season is in full swing and there are several new movies hitting theaters before the Thanksgiving holiday.  Here is a look and a quick review of all of the films opening on Wednesday, Nov 23: "Moana" "Moana" is the latest animated Disney film, and it's probably one of their least memorable...
  • Amelia Brantley is an actress who has appeared on stage as well as in movies and TV shows. 

    Interview with actress Amelia Brantley, a star of both the stage and screen

    Actress Amelia Brantley was born in Boston and moved to Los Angeles when she was nineteen. Although Amelia aspires to work in movies and on television, she is also a theatrical actress. Her latest film, “Krampus Unleashed”, is now available on VOD courtesy of Uncork’d Entertainment and she is...
  • Movie review: Harry Potter fans should feel insulted by the disastrous 'Fantastic Beasts' flop

    Movie review: Harry Potter fans should feel insulted by the disastrous 'Fantastic Beasts' flop

    Millions of Harry Potter fans are clamoring to return to the magical world or wizards and monsters. They have high hopes for this new film series. Unfortunately, and it brings no joy to announce this, the "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," opening Nov 18, is an absolutely shameful...
  • Movie review: 'Bleed for This' doesn't cut deep enough

    Movie review: 'Bleed for This' doesn't cut deep enough

    The talented young actor Miles Teller plays real-life inspiration Vinny Pazienza in "Bleed for This," opening Friday, Nov 18. Pazienza was a professional boxer who tragically suffered a broken neck after a horrific car crash, only to eventually return to the ring, where he then defeated boxing...
  • Movie review: 'Loving' an important, timely story of race in America

    Movie review: 'Loving' an important, timely story of race in America

    Though "Loving," which is opening Nov. 18, is set in the late 1950s and early 1960s, it's a story that remains incredibly relevant even today.  It's the story of an interracial couple living in Virginia, who are targeted by a white police force and thrown in jail for no other reason than that their...
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