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Thursday, September 17, 2015


Rated: R
Director: Scott Cooper
Stars: Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson
Plot: James "Whitey" Bulger rises to power by destroying the competition with a secret alliance with the FBI.

Clint Says: Wait until after opening weekend, but see this in theaters

Johnny Depp does it again with a performance where he completely disappears and all you see on screen is Whitey Bulger. He is creepy, brutal and powerful all at once. And while I don't think thins film is quite award-worthy, there are a couple of scenes where Depp show why he is one of the elite actors in Hollywood.

This film is quite a bit slower than your average mafia flick, but that doesn't mean it is any less intense or violent. I found myself nearly 100% engaged for almost the entire 2 hours.

The only real downside to this film, and I can't believe I'm having to say this, is the weak performance by Benedict Cumberbatch. His role is one that could have been played by just about anyone so why they chose him one will never know. His accent, which is supposed to be South Boston, is all over the place and really quite annoying.

All in all, this is a great film worth the price of admission.

Rated: PG-13
Director: Jerry Jameson
Stars: David Oyelowo, Kate Mara
Plot: The true story of a woman taken hostage by a murderer and how she was able to finally get away.

Clint Says: Save some money and see a matinee

You will hear many people refer to CAPTIVE as a "Christian movie" over the next few days, but really it is a true story that happens to have a couple of Christian elements in it. This film doesn't get bogged down in Christian-speak or things of that nature.

In a film where you have the majority of the story happening solely between a kidnapper and his hostage the acting needs to be incredible to pull it off and not seem cheesy or boring. Oyelowo and Mara do a great job of keeping the audience engaged throughout.

While it isn't the most exciting film out this weekend it still is worth seeing if you have the opportunity.

Rated: PG-13
Director: Baltasar Kormakur
Stars: Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, Jake Gyllenhaal, Keira Knightley
Plot: The true story of a group of climbers that get trapped on Mount Everest in a bad storm

Clint Says: Drop everything and go see this movie now

This is a theater movie. By that, I mean this is a film that should be seen in a theater. And not only in a theater, but in the biggest one possible.

I saw this movie in IMAX 3D and there were several occasions where I felt a knot in my stomach because I thought we were going to fall off the mountain.The effects and cinematography are spectacular.

I must say that this movie takes a while to get going and once it does get up to speed it gets pretty brutal, but it is all worth it in the end.

EVEREST is a movie that I highly recommend spending your money to see it in the biggest and best way possible.

Rated: PG-13
Director: Wes Ball
Stars: Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Giancarlo Esposito, Aidan Gillen
Plot: The Gladers face new obstacles and foes as they find themselves almost back where they started.

Clint Says: Wait until after opening weekend, but see this in theaters

The second installment of the MAZE RUNNER franchise is action-packed, intense, suspenseful, creepy and better than the first one.

If you haven't seen the first one don't bother with this film, you will be lost. If you have see the first one, make an appointment to see this film as soon as possible. You will enjoy it.

Fans of the book series will also be pleased because the movie sticks fairly close to the book.

If you are looking for a suspenseful action flick with fast-moving zombies then I would suggest this film for your weekend viewing pleasure.

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