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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Grabs Audiences Everywhere

By Derrick Ernst Director: J.J. Abrams │Running Time: 135 minutes │Rated: PG-13 │Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi │Notable Cast: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Harrison Ford “[Looking at Finn.] I have lived long enough to see the same eyes in different people. I see your eyes…I know your eyes.” – Maz Kanata (Lupita Nyong’o) As the lights dim and ever familiar chords rattle one’s ears, there is a strange
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Burnt Will Keep You in the Kitchen

  By Derrick Ernst Director: John Wells │Running Time: 101 minutes │Rated: R (Restricted) │Genre: Drama, Comedy, Satire │Notable Cast: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Omar Sy “I don’t want my restaurant to be a place where people sit and eat. I want people to sit at the table and be sick with longing.” – Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) The beauty of cinematography is that there are films that when viewed
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Spectre Best Left Invisible

By Derrick Ernst  Director: Sam Mendes │Running Time: 148 minutes │Rated: PG-13 │Genre: Action, Thriller, Adventure │Notable Cast: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Ben Whishaw, Dave Bautista “The name is Bond. James Bond.” – James Bond (Daniel Craig) [caption id="attachment_4389" align="alignright" width="300"] Daniel Craig as Bond.[/caption] In his final installment, Daniel Craig (James Bond) attempts to do justice with a performance to satisfy all Bond enthusiasts. Following an extraordinary showing in
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How The Martian Made its Mark

By Derrick Ernst Director: Ridley Scott │Running Time: 141 minutes │Rated: PG-13 │Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi │Notable Cast: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara “It’s a strange feeling. Everywhere I go, I’m the first.” – Mark Watney (Matt Damon) Due to a severe dust storm, the Ares III crew is forced to abort their mission on Mars. As they make their way towards departure, Mark Watney
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Creed Delivers Knockout in Theaters

By Derrick Ernst Director: Ryan Coogler │Running Time: 133 minutes │Rated: PG-13 │Genre: Drama, Sport │Notable Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad [caption id="attachment_4375" align="alignright" width="300"] Sylvester Stallone and Michael B. Jordan take to the ring[/caption] “This guy here. [Rocky pointing at Adonis in the mirror.] That’s the toughest opponent you’re ever going to have to face. I think that’s true in the ring, and I