Category Archives: 2016

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Rated PG-13

The adventures of Newt Scamander in New York’s community of witches and wizards. Based on the novel by  J. K. Rowling. Starring Eddie Redmayne, Sam Redford, Scott Goldman, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, Ron Perlman, Johnny Depp. I’ve never been … Continue reading

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Fences (2016) Rated PG-13

A working class African American father struggles with raising his family in the changing times of the 1950s. Based on the play by August Wilson. Starring Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson When watching this film, it is easy to … Continue reading

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Rogue One (2016) Rated PG-13

The Rebel Alliance works on a strategy to steal the plans for the Death Star. Starring Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen. This film takes places after the Rebel wars but before A New Hope. Although … Continue reading

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Passengers (2016) Rated PG-13

A spacecraft traveling 90 years to colonize a distant planet malfunctions, waking two of the sleeping passengers. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen, Laurence Fishburne, Andy Garcia. The film was passable. I didn’t find anything exceptional or unique about … Continue reading

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Manchester by the Sea (2016) Rated R

An uncle returns home to care for his nephew after his brother dies. Starring  Casey Affleck, Ben O’Brien, Kyle Chandler This film is not spectacular drama but it is a great story. We have two brothers both of whom had … Continue reading

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Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Rated R

WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, one of the first conscientious objector who earned Medal of Honor during the Battle of Okinawa. Starring Andrew Garfield, Richard Pyros, Jacob Warner, Hugo Weaving Hacksaw Ridge highlights the battle where Pfc. Doss earned … Continue reading

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Doctor Strange (2016) Rated PG-13

A former neurosurgeon goes on a journey to fix his hands after a car accident and discovers a world of mystical arts. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Mads Mikkelsen, Tilda Swinton, Benjamin Bratt. This is one … Continue reading

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Keeping Up with the Joneses (2016) Rated PG-13

A suburban couple discovers that their neighbors are government spies. Starring Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher, Jon Hamm, Gal Gadot, Patton Oswalt. I know this film didn’t get the greatest ratings, but I loved it. The comedy was fun to watch, … Continue reading

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Me Before You (2016) Rated PG-13

A girl in small town gets a job to care for a recently paralyzed man. Based on the book with the same name by Jojo Moyes. Starring Sam Claflin, Vanessa Kirby, Emilia Clarke, Brendan Coyle. This is film starts out … Continue reading

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My Summer Prince (2016) Rated TV-G

Mandy, an assistant to a PR crisis manager, travels to a small Idaho town to help a Prince overcome bad press. Starring Taylor Cole, Jack Turner, Lauren Holly, Marina Sirtis. Well, this has to be one of the worst Hallmark … Continue reading

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