Film Review: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Not as Magical as the Original, but Still Spellbinding

Fantastic Beasts:The Crimes of GrindelwaldToday marks the official opening of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the second installment in the Fantastic Beasts film series. The film, set in J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world and directed by David Yates, stars Eddie Redmayne as magizoologist Newt Scamander, who is tasked by Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) to stop Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp), who has escaped MACUSA custody and is hell-bent on bringing the wizarding world out of the shadows to rule over non-magical beings. With the help of Auror Tina Goldstein (Katherine Waterston) and no-maj Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler) he must also try to save Credence Barebone (Ezra Miller), a young wizard who has become a dangerous obscurial.

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Book Review: Painting with Bob Ross - Learn to Paint in Oil Step by Step!

Painting with Bob RossWhen I got the chance to review Painting with Bob Ross, I was fairly excited. Although I haven’t painted in years with real paints, I have been trying to get into digital painting. With supposed lifelike brushes available now on tablets, I really thought that I could use the techniques and try to transfer them to the new medium. I remember decades ago watching Ross on television and thinking that he made his lessons look like anyone with a little artistic ability could do it. I thought it would be a fun experiment and a unique way to review the book.


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Film Review: National Theatre Live's Frankenstein Encores in Select Theaters

Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee MillerThis year, just in time for Halloween, Fathom Events featured an encore presentation of both versions of NT Live’s Frankenstein on two nights only in most locations, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s novel. The show features both Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC's Sherlock, Avengers: Infinity War) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, Elementary) as Victor Frankenstein and his Creature, alternating roles for the second presentation as they did every other night during their original performances at the National Theatre stage in London in 2011 where the film was captured live. In most areas, on the first showing on October 22nd, Cumberbatch was featured as the Creature, with Miller on the 29th.

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Displacement: A Brilliant Mind-Bender That Will Keep You Guessing

DisplacementThe award-winning sci-fi thriller, Displacement, written and directed by Kenneth Mader, follows physics student Cassie Sinclair (Courtney Hope). Cassie, who is already grieving over the death of her mother (Susan Blakey), finds herself standing over her dead boyfriend, Brian (Christopher Backus). While battling memory loss and unsure of what is real, Cassie seeks the help of Professor Deckard (Bruce Davison). Meanwhile, she also must evade a group of scientists who seem to know a lot more than they're telling, all while battling consequences caused by a quantum entanglement event.

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Film Review: Atomica - A Minimalistic Sci-Fi Thriller

AtomicaTomorrow, the new film released by Syfy Films, Atomica (originally named Deep Burial), from director Dagen Merrill, premieres in select theaters. Set in the near future where America is run almost exclusively on nuclear radiation converted into usable energy, communications at a remote power plant in the desert go offline, and safety inspector Abby Dixon (Sarah Habel) volunteers to go fix the problem.

Upon arriving, it's apparent something is very wrong at the dilapidated facility. Abby, who ends up stranded, struggles to get information from the caretaker/repairman, Robinson (Dominic Monaghan), who seems to be harboring some dark secrets, while trying to find the missing lead scientist, Zek (Tom Sizemore), who has disappeared.

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Advanced Review: The Crooked Man

The Crooked ManTonight, as part of Syfy's 31 Days of Halloween, is the premiere of the horror film The Crooked Man.

During a slumber party of twelve year old girls, one of them, Olivia, who declares she isn't scared, is persuaded to sing a rhyme the girls find on the internet that is said to kill you after you sing it. Things go terribly wrong when one of the girls is killed by the demonic Crooked Man (Dmitrious Bistrevsky), and Olivia is blamed.

Six years later, when Olivia (Angelique Rivera) leaves the mental institution and tries to reclaim her life, those involved that night six years ago start to die, and she knows the Crooked Man is still after them, but will anyone believe her? She enlists the help of her friend's brother, Noah (Cameron Jebo), and they search for clues and the man who put up the website (Michael Jai White) to help stop the Crooked Man.

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Advance Review: Sharknado: The 4th Awakens - Bigger, Better, & Even Crazier

Sharknado: The 4th AwakensSyfy premieres the highly anticipated fourth installment of its hit global film franchise from The Asylum this weekend, Sharknado: The 4th Awakens.

The film takes place five years after the events in Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! The sharknados have been kept at bay thanks to billionaire CEO Aston Reynolds (Tommy Davidson), who's company, Astro-X, has found a way to stabilize the atmosphere and prevent the sharknados.

No one, however, is safe when the storms return and it's once again up to shark-killing hero Fin Shepard (Ian Ziering) to save them all, as more and more 'nados pop up in Las Vegas and beyond, each different and wackier than the next.

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Jupiter Ascending: A Visual Masterpiece That's Worth A Watch

Jupiter AscendingJupiter Ascending follows Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis), a young housecleaner who was destined for much more. With an uncanny resemblance to galactic royalty, she is thrust into the middle of a family drama of siblings vying for control of Earth. Accompanied by a genetically engineered hybrid hunter, Caine Wise (Channing Tatum), she must fight to protect the planet from tyrants who are set on harvesting off the world's population.

As expected at this point from an action film by the Wachowskis, the visuals on the film were absolutely stunning. There was always something gorgeous to look at, even when there wasn't action on screen. The world that was created for the movie was quite beautiful and unique, as were the makeup and costumes. The colors were vibrant, and in this case, watching the film in 3-D really helped to showcase the magnificence.

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Epic Drama in Exodus: Gods and Kings

By Marcina Zaccaria

Exodus: Gods and KingsExodus: Gods and Kings
, the stunning action adventure drama directed by Ridley Scott, tells the story of Moses, the man who freed the Israelites.

Christian Bale (American Psycho and The Dark Knight Rises) is transformative as Moses. In him, the audience can see a tough warrior, a simple shepherd, and a man capable of parting the Red Sea. Bale shares the screen with Joel Edgerton, who plays the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses. Bale never seems hollow or withdrawn in the film, as he glares up to the sky and denounces God.

Exodus: Gods and Kings has enough sand and chariots to win the heart of the most stoic movie watcher. It is a story of power and enormous consequence. The lead actors consider who God is, and whether God or man has the greater power to kill. The swordplay and the emotion behind it are fierce, and the film, as a whole, is relentless. It doesn’t focus so much on good and evil, but rather, on the juxtaposition of massive impact and new movement. Though movie making has never seemed bigger or bolder, the film brings up real issues of humanity and frailty.

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Rippling Through Sorrow in Chris Lowell's Beside Still Waters

By Marcina Zaccaria

Beside Still WatersA directorial debut from Chris Lowell, Beside Still Waters wades through ripples of sorrow before discovering that friendship can steady the stormiest waters.

It is an honorable film by Lowell, who acted in the Oscar nominated movie, The Help and the box office hit, Veronica Mars. Beside Still Waters won both the Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2013 Austin Film Festival. A finalist for the Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab with his first screenplay, The Bridgewater Umbrella, Lowell considers sorrow and unexpected tragedy with his latest effort.

The truth comes out when a group of friends visits an old lake house, after the unfortunate death of the lead character’s parents. Ryan Eggold, as Daniel, never misses the opportunity for connection or the chance to share his story. When moving out of the house, the friends recall old times, as they sort through their past.

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