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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

The magic of Harry Potter lives on in this Warner Bros. spin-off penned by {J.K. Rowling}, and intended as the first chapter in a whole new fantasy film franchise. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Scott’s Take

Since our site is about to be flooded with Fantastic Beasts reviews, I will give you my short opinion. It is pretty damn good. Not as good as the Harry Potter movies but it’s a great launching pad for future installments. (3 out of 4 Stars)

Steve’s Take

I watched the first 3 Harry Potter films and I just didn’t enjoy them. I didn’t continue on with the series and I am not starting this one. Also, I find all of the #PotterNerds at Universal Studios to be a little disturbing. It is what it is, folks.

Claudio’s Take

Check out Claudio’s review here!

Gisell’s Take

Check out Gisell’s review here!

Ralph’s Take

Check out Ralph’s review here!

Bleed For This

BLEED FOR THIS is the incredible true story of one of the most inspiring and unlikely comebacks in sports history. Miles Teller (Whiplash, Divergent) stars as Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Pazienza, a local Providence boxer who shot to stardom after winning two world title fights. After a near-fatal car accident leaves Vinny with a broken neck, he is told he may never walk again. Against all odds and doctor’s orders, renowned trainer Kevin Rooney (Aaron Eckhart) agrees to help Vinny return to the ring just a year after the accident for what could be the last fight of his life.

Scott’s Take

I have heard nothing but great things about Bleed For This and we are getting to the point in which anything Miles Teller does is must see entertainment. He is that good.

Steve’s Take

Miles Teller. Yes, sir.

Ralph’s Take

Check out Ralph’s review here!

Nocturnal Animals

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2016 Venice International Film Festival. From writer/director Tom Ford comes a haunting romantic thriller of shocking intimacy and gripping tension that explores the thin lines between love and cruelty, and revenge and redemption. Academy Award nominees Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal star as a divorced couple discovering dark truths about each other and themselves in NOCTURNAL ANIMALS.

Scott’s Take

All you have to tell me is that Amy Adams is in this and I’m sold. Unlike another writer on this site who despises her existence, she absolutely shines in anything she is in that doesn’t involve superheroes. Add in the fact that this was directed by Tom Ford and you know you are in for some pretty solid entertainment.

Steve’s Take

I don’t know what Gisell’s problem with Amy Adams is. She is great. Book it.

The Edge of Seventeen

THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN is a new coming-of-age movie in the vein of Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club – an honest, candid, often hilarious look at what it’s like to grow up as a young woman in today’s modern world. Everyone knows that growing up is hard, and life is no easier for high school junior Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld), who is already at peak awkwardness when her all-star older brother Darian (Blake Jenner) starts dating her best friend Krista (Haley Lu Richardson). All at once, Nadine feels more alone than ever, until the unexpected friendship of a thoughtful boy (Hayden Szeto) gives her a glimmer of hope that things just might not be so terrible after all. The film also stars Kyra Sedgwick as Nadine’s well-meaning but completely ineffective mother, and Woody Harrelson as Nadine’s History teacher, mentor and reluctant sounding board. The Edge of Seventeen is produced by Academy Award winner James L. Brooks – the filmmaker behind big-screen, character-driven classics such as Terms of Endearment, Broadcast News, Big, Say Anything, The Simpsons, Jerry Maguire and As Good as It Gets.

Scott’s Take

Simply fantastic. It isn’t often we get a SMARTLY written teen coming of age drama and combine that with a star making performance by Hailee Steinfeld and you have one of the best films I have seen this year.

Steve’s Take

I have heard nothing but good things about this one. Definitely check out Ralph’s review for this one as this is his genre.

Ralph’s Take

Check out Ralph’s review here!

Next Week

We have that rare week in which all four movies are pretty damn interesting. Next week we have Disney’s Moana, Brad Pitt’s Allied, and Billy Bob Thornton is back in Bad Santa 2. Have a great weekend everyone.