Author: Jennifer Huneycutt

Movie buff, animal lover, and avid reader. :D

Most of us have people we’ve never met who mean something to us, because they’ve been a part of our lives for so long. Actors and musicians for some. The more serious among us may have a newscaster we’ve always trusted above the others. (I cried real tears when Peter Jennings died.) Or perhaps a favorite game show host. Jeopardy! has been watched by families across the country since 1984. To date, there have been 7,836 episodes. And all have featured (in my opinion) the greatest game show host of all time – Alex Trebek. That’s even more episodes than…

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The latest version of Dune is going full speed ahead. First, the film got a great director. Then there were a ton of fantastic casting announcements. Now, we know when the highly anticipated film will land in theaters: November 20, 2020. Director Denis Villeneuve was the first piece to fall into place. The Canadian filmmaker already had several acclaimed French-language movies under his belt when he hit Hollywood. Since then, he’s brought us action (Sicario), suspense (Enemy, Prisoners), and sci-fi (Arrival, Blade Runner 2049). His achievements in all categories, especially the latter, make him the perfect choice for this project.…

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Most films fall easily enough into one genre or another. You have your standards: comedy, drama, action, romance, et cetera. Then there’s the “nerd niche:” Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Horror. While they aren’t always the biggest hits, these categories often produce some of the most compelling, chilling, mind-blowing movies out there. But what happens when you cross the streams? The most prevalent mash-ups tend to involve the laugh factor: romantic comedies and action comedies. They’re a dime a dozen, especially during the summer popcorn season at the theater. They’re the entire reason Jennifer Lopez and Dwayne Johnson are richer than Scrooge…

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Just when you finally stopped hearing “Let It Go” literally everywhere, Disney just had to go and make a sequel. It’s no surprise; Frozen was one of the top grossing movies of 2013. And if there’s one thing Disney’s good at, it’s milking a cash cow ’til the udders fall off. So here comes Frozen 2, and we’ve got the trailer for you right here. Returning from the original are primary human characters Elsa, Anna, and Kristoff; happy go lucky snowman Olaf; and Kristoff’s trusty steed, Sven the reindeer. In the teaser (which is a bit darker than expected), Queen…

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When Disney announced that they were producing a live-action remake of the animated classic Aladdin, public reaction was mixed. The studio has released several solid adaptations of their beloved cartoons so far, including Maleficent, Beauty and the Beast, and The Jungle Book. So the track record is there. However, many fans have reservations concerning the character of the Genie, originally voiced by beloved comedian Robin Williams. If you’re under 40 or so, that silly blue genie was an indelible part of your childhood. Williams passed in 2014, and in many moviegoers’ eyes, his already iconic performance became untouchable. Nevertheless, Disney…

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Sadly, it looks like the day many comic fans couldn’t imagine is imminent. For twenty years, one actor has perfectly embodied everything we loved about one of Marvel Comics’ most popular characters: the surly mutant known as Wolverine. It didn’t seem in the beginning like he would be so perfect. For example, Hugh Jackman is Australian (Logan is Canadian), Jackman is 6’2 (Logan is 5’3), Jackman is a master of musical theater who can sing and dance anyone under the table (Logan is an overly hairy, monosyllabic grunt who would rather fight than talk). But Fox knew something we didn’t.…

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A lot of changes have happened in Batman’s world today. We learned that Ben Affleck confirmed the rumors that have been circulating for months – he won’t be returning to the role of the Caped Crusader. Then came the news that the release date for The Batman¬†has been pushed back to 2021, but has an actual release date of June 25th, 2021. The delay makes sense, considering they’re basically starting from scratch. Without Affleck in the role, DC is free to go in a different direction – which is exactly what it sounds like they’re planning to do.¬† The current…

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It’s probably hard for you to imagine the gorgeous Anne Hathaway as a grotesquely ugly crone, but you’re going to see it soon enough. She’s been cast in the lead role of the Grand High Witch in The Witches, a remake if the 1990 film. Hathaway steps into the role originally brought to life by the formidable Anjelica Huston. But in 1990, the Oscar winner had already proven her ability to play intimidating, frightening characters. Her beauty never kept her from being scary. It will be interesting to see if Hathaway – who started her career in family films and…

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One of the biggest Marvel events of the year won’t be a movie at all – it’s the acquisition of all the Marvel Comics characters that previously belonged to Fox. The biggest names, of course, are the X-Men. But that’s not just Wolverine and Professor Xavier. It will include main-roster mutants like Cyclops and Jean Grey, of course; second-tier characters such as Nightcrawler and Jubilee; and classic villains such as Juggernaut, Mr. Sinister, the Sentinels, and my personal favorite, Apocalypse. (More on him in a minute.) Next on the “big deal” list are the Fantastic Four. While they’ve had many…

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Since 2016, Star Trek fans have been wondering what would be next for the crew of the Kelvin-timeline Enterprise. At the end of Beyond, we left Kirk growing as a leader, Spock as a friend, and Bones as a grumpy bastard. Alien Jaylah was joining the crew, and wunderkind ensign Chekov was likely to gracefully exit somehow. It was a bittersweet place to leave things, and certainly unfinished. Sadly, it now looks as if it will remain so, with the latest report on Star Trek 4. The direction of the franchise had been somewhat up in the air since the…

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