Category Archives: Dino-Ray Ramos

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“Incredible Jessica James” Trailer Finds Jessica Williams Navigating Tinder, Calling Out Manspreaders (Video)

jessica-james-excerptIn the new trailer for Netflix’s forthcoming comedy feature, The Incredible Jessica James, the titular character (played by the equally incredible Jessica Williams) is set to rule her Coco Queendom whilst keeping it real on Tinder dates, dancing on rooftops, and most of all, preventing manspreading epidemics on the New York subway system.

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Los Angeles Film Festival Award Winners: “Becks”, “The Keeping Hours” Come Out on Top

becks-excerptThe popular SoCal film fest announced its winners which included Elizabeth Rohrbaugh and Daniel Powell’s musical drama Becks for U.S. Fiction Award and the supernatural drama The Keeping Hours starring Lee Pace and Carrie Coon for Audience Award for Fiction Feature Film.

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“Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later” is the Camp Reunion You’ve Been Waiting For (VIDEO)

wet-hot-excerptThe new trailer for Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later is full of A-grade, wet hot American fun. The follow-up to the series based on the cult classic movie is looking to satisfy all of your Camp Firewood needs.

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“Stronger” Trailer Gives an Emotional Look at Jake Gyllenhaal in Boston Marathon Bombing Drama (Video)

stronger-excerptIt has been four years since the infamous Boston Marathon bombing, but the devastation of the event is still fresh in our heads — and the new trailer for Stronger paints a picture of the day through the inspiring true story of survivor Jeff Bauman, who became the living embodiment of “Boston Strong”.

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“Transformers: The Last Knight” Film Review: A Massive Medieval Mess

Optimus Prime in TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, from Paramount Pictures.There are certain movies that are just so mindlessly insane that are executed in a way that makes you actually buy into the ridiculousness they are selling (i.e. the Fast and Furious franchise). Movies of the sort provide an enjoyable dose of fun that is worth your time. Transformers: The Last Knight is not one of those movies.

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“The Beguiled” Film Review: Sisters Before Misters

beguiled-excerpt A “who’s zoomin’ who?” celebration of scheming for both genders that keeps in the spirit of Coppola’s pensive, atmospheric aesthetic, but is unexpectedly straightforward in its delivery, leaving a craving for more of her nuanced stoicism that we have grown to love — or that has driven us crazy.

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Jeff Bridges Mentors “The Only Living Boy in New York” in New Trailer (VIDEO)

064_OLB_Unit_01369R.JPGUp and coming actor Callum Turner is put front and center in the coming-of-age drama The Only Living Boy in New York about a college graduate in New York finding an unlikely mentor in an eccentric neighbor while his father courts a mistress. And there isn’t a better actor to play an eccentric neighbor than Jeff Bridges.

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“47 Meters Down” Film Review: A Deep Dive Into Thrilling Absurdity

47-meters-excerptFull of deep sea despair, massive Great White sharks, and a star from This Is Us, the movie delivers some the best jump-in-your-seat thrills, but at the same time, it’s just a series of ignorant decisions made by the characters that will have you rooting for the Great Whites.

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Cristela Alonzo, Kerry Washington Revved Up About Female Empowerment in “Cars 3”

kerry-cristela-excerptConsidering we are living in a progressive age where Wonder Woman is slaying the box office and gender equality is rightfully taking center stage, Cars 3 gives an unexpected dose of female empowerment. At the movie’s press conference, stars Cristela Alonzo and Kerry Washington talked about how the for the Cars universe, the future is female.

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“Rough Night” Film Review: A Shot of Drunken Debauchery With a Friendship Chaser

RTB__00197.nefRough Night defies expectations with solid comedy and adds raunchy nuance (didn’t know that was possible) to the predictable drunken, drug-ridden fun of a cinematic bachelorette party.

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Jessica Chastain to Play “X-Men” Villain Empress Lilandra in “Dark Phoenix” as Core Mutants Return for Sequel

chastain-excerptSimon Kinberg will make his directorial debut with the comic book movie, which is bringing back James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence.

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GLOW Review: Season 1

glow excerptJenji Kohan’s carefully orchestrated dramedy transcends the world of badass, big-haired women wrestlers and taps into socially relevant topics and a portrayal of female relationships that’s honest and mature as much as it’s satirical and hilarious — and the fact that it is all set in a very ’80s world of opaque hosiery, side ponytails, and blue eye shadow makes it all the better.

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Richard Linklater Drama “Last Flag Flying” Set to Open 2017 New York Film Festival

_DSC7621.ARWRichard Linklater’s Last Flag Flying has landed the coveted opening night spot at the 55th annual New York Film Festival. The Amazon Studios film is an unofficial sequel to the 1973 Academy Award-nominated Hal Ashby pic The Last Detail starring Jack Nicholson and Randy Quaid.

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“Cars 3” Film Review: The Franchise Gets Back on Track With This Sweet Ride of a Sequel

cars-3-excerptThe third installment of the popular franchise switches gears from the less-than-desirable Cars 2 by delivering a heartwarming story of ambition and maturity that flips the script with subtle subtext of inclusion.

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Tony Awards 2017: Complete List of Winners

tony-excerpt From visionary newcomers like the buzzy Dear Evan Hansen and Come From Away to amazing revivals like Six Degrees of Separation, Hello, Dolly!, and Miss Saigon, check out who walked away with a Tony on Broadway’s biggest night! UPDATED LIVE!

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“It Comes At Night” Film Review: Whatever “It” Is, It’s Terrifyingly Dull

EMcNatt_StanleyBud_August5th_MG_6560.tifDirector-writer Trey Edward Shults shows his savvy and brilliance in framing a quiet thriller, but even with all the scares and mystery, it leaves you unsatisfied and disappointed.

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“The Hero” Film Review: A Celebration of the National Treasure That is Sam Elliott

hero-excerptBalancing humor, grace, and the emotional dynamics of relationships with others and with oneself, The Hero is a moving film that serves as an example on how to treat and pay homage to cinematic icons.

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“The Mummy” Film Review: Tomb! There it is!

the-mummy-excerpt The MCU approach to Universal’s Dark Universe of classic monsters hopes to revitalize a legendary time in Hollywood, but after watching Tom Cruise lead the charge in The Mummy, the studio may want reconsider their approach.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (06.06.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptLauren Graham options YA novel Windfall and The Mummy director reveals additions to Universal’s Dark Universe. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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HBO Bringing “Brown Girls” Web Series From Fatimah Asghar and Samantha Bailey to TV

brown-girls-excerptThe OpenTV web series Brown Girls premiered seven episodes earlier this year on Elle.com and immediately became a breakout hit — and HBO noticed. The cabler wasted no time in picking up the series from writer Fatimah Asghar and director Samantha Bailey to develop it for television.

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Steven Spielberg Pentagon Papers Pic Adds Bradley Whitford, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, and Others

pentagon-papers-excerptAlready toplined by awards season mainstays Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, the project at Fox has added Bradley Whitford, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Matthew Rhys, Carrie Coon, Jesse Plemons, David Cross, Alison Brie, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Zach Woods.

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Al Pacino Tapped to Play Penn State Coach Joe Paterno in Barry Levinson HBO Movie

attends the UK Premiere of "Danny Collins" on May 18, 2015 in London, England.Oscar-winning actor Al Pacino is continuing his working relationship with HBO and is set to star as former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in an untitled movie from Barry Levinson. Paterno, who was regarded as the best coach in college football history, made headlines in 2011 when he became embroiled in Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal.

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X-Men Spinoff “New Mutants” Adds Newcomer Blu Hunt as Native American Telepath Moonstar

blu-hunt-new-mutants-excerptHunt, who is of Native American descent, will join the Twentieth Century Fox project that has been billed as a horror thriller. The genre bend to the movie is in line with how Logan had elements of a Western while Deadpool was an action-comedy that deconstructed the typical comic book movie.

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Paul Dano Set For Ben Stiller TV Series “Escape at Dannemoro” With Benicio Del Toro

dano-excerptGolden Globe-nominated actor Paul Dano is shifting his focus to TV with the upcoming limited series Escape at Dannemora. The Showtime project will be executive produced and directed by Ben Stiller and is based on the 2015 prison escape in upstate New York.

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“Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie” Film Review: The Best Pantsless Superhero Movie You’ll Ever Watch

capt-underpants-excerptCaptain Underpants is a much-needed jolt of joy amidst the action-packed drama of the MCU and the DCEU that reminds us that comic books are also fun, silly, and filled with wild child-like imagination.

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Carey Mulligan Set For Adaptation of Vietnam War Drama “On the Other Side”

mulligan-excerptAcademy Award-nominated actress Carrie Mulligan has been tapped to star in On the Other Side as Vietnam war correspondent Kate Webb. The film tells the true story of Webb, who was held in captivity by the Viet Cong for 23 days.

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“Wonder Woman” Film Review: The Amazon Princess Slays and Saves the DCEU

wonder-woman-excerptDirector Patty Jenkins sets a new bar for the movies in the DCEU, making Wonder Woman a unconquerable savior in a lineup of punch-happy heroes who like tearing down buildings and metaphorically comparing the sizes of their codpieces.

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“Megan Leavey” Film Review: The Kate Mara Canine War Drama is Doggone Emotional

megan-leavey-excerptDespite its occasional melodrama and disposable tertiary characters, the film is an emotional surprise, serving up a brave and touching story about a woman and her dog that doesn’t seem like a made-for-TV sob pic.

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Cannes 2017 Winners: Ruben Östlund’s “The Square”, Sophia Coppola Take Top Honors

cannes-excerptThe big winners of the 70th Cannes Film Festival were announced and Ruben Ostlund walked away with the Palme d’Or for his film, The Square. The film by the Force Majeure director is a satire of the art world and stars Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, and Dominic West.

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“Ozark” Trailer Has Jason Bateman Doing Some Serious Money Laundering (VIDEO)

ozark-trailerIf you like Jason Bateman in Arrested Development then you’ll probably be taken off guard watching him shift gears from the Michael Bluth to a family man who is also a top money launderer for the second largest drug cartel in Mexico in the Netflix series Ozark. Yeah, it’s a tiny bit different from the culty absurd comedy.

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