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Nicholas Weninger

December 7, 2016

‘Hacksaw Ridge’ joins the list of spectacular war films

“Hacksaw Ridge” is based off of the true story of Desmond T. Doss (Andrew Garfield). Desmond joins the army during World War II after coming to the conclusion that he can no longer sit idly by and watch others join and die defending his country.

November 30, 2016

‘Edge of Seventeen’ perfectly sums up life as a teenager

High School junior Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld) has reached her limit. A few years ago, her father died, home life with her mother and seemingly perfect brother aren’t great and when her best friend starts dating her brother, she just can’t take it anymore. This is the story of Nadine and how she manages the awkward and difficult age of 17.

November 30, 2016

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ brings magic of wizarding world back to screen

In 1926, Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) comes into New York City with a suitcase full of magical creatures. Unfortunately, some of those creatures happen to escape when Newt runs into a muggle named Jacob (Dan Fogler) and gets their suitcases mixed up with one another. With magical creatures on the loose, tensions are high between the wizarding community and muggle (or No-Maj referred to by the English).

November 16, 2016

‘Arrival’ adds to recent list of great sci-fi films

Louise Banks (Amy Adams), a linguistic analyst, leads a team of people into one of 12 spaceships that have landed around the world. Her job: Find out what their purpose here on Earth is, where they came from and how they arrived.

November 9, 2016

‘Doctor Strange’ a visually Marvel-ous film worth seeing

Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) is a world-famous surgeon with a bit of an ego. His life is drastically and suddenly changed after a car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he looks for healing elsewhere.

November 2, 2016

‘Inferno’ feels more like a flicker than a blaze

Symbol and history expert Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) is back at it once again saving the world from impending doom. After he wakes up injured in a hospital with no memory of the previous 48 hours, he teams up with Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones), the nurse who is a history buff and fan of Langdon’s work, to help try and uncover what happened.

October 26, 2016

‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’ is a classic worth watching again and again

“The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” is a story about three men who are all out to find $20,000 in gold that a Union soldier has buried. Each one of these men are experienced gunslingers who both go up against each other and also help each other at times to get closer to the gold.

October 19, 2016

‘The Accountant’ offers well-rounded plot, intriguing characters

Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) is the accountant, but who is this accountant? Acting as a small town accountant, he also freelances as an accountant for some of the most wealthy and powerful criminal organizations around the globe.

October 12, 2016

‘The Girl on the Train’ fails to live up to hype

“The Girl on the Train” stars Emily Blunt as a very disturbed, alcoholic, depressed, recently divorced woman who rides a train every day without a destination. She rides this train every day because it passes by her old home where her ex-husband and the woman he was having an affair with now live happily in.

October 5, 2016

‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ looks good but lacks substance

After the mysterious passing of his grandfather, Jake is not sure what to do at all. He doesn’t know if he is going crazy due to seeing the odd way his grandfather died and the peculiar last words he spoke to Jake, or if it was his grandfather which was the crazy one. He decides to follow the strange clues that his grandpa left him to either put things to rest and move on, or to actually discover the wonderful things that might lie ahead.

September 28, 2016

‘The Magnificent Seven’ is a remake worth watching

Greedy, ruthless, slimy, industrialist Bartholomew Bogue and his hired guns take control of small town called Rose Creek looking to mine their gold. Desperate for help, the town seeks out some men who have the skill to drive out these men once and for all. They find a man named Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington) who agrees to take on this impossible mission. His first recruit is a gunfighter named Josh Farraday (Chris Pratt). Together they round up five more talented fighters who form the Magnificent Seven.

September 28, 2016

‘Sully’ proves anyone can be a hero

On Jan. 15, 2009, Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) makes an emergency landing in New York’s Hudson River after Flight 1549 strikes a flock of birds. Miraculously, all of the 155 passengers and crew survive the ordeal. Sully becomes a national hero in the eyes of the public and the media. However, the airline starts an investigation that threatens to destroy his career and reputation. Did he actually make the right decision by landing on the Hudson or not?