"Wilson" - H.B. Movie ReviewFeeling lonely and isolated, Wilson tracks down Pippa, the ex-wife who left him 17 years earlier. She tells the neurotic and middle-aged Wilson that he is the father of a teenager named Claire. Shocked, excited and hopeful, Wilson embarks on a madcap quest to connect with the daughter he never knew he had. "Wilson" stars Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern, and Isabella Amara; Directoed by Craig Johnson.
"CHiPS" - H.B. Movie ReviewThis take on a TV classic begins when Jon Baker and Frank "Ponch" Poncherello join the California Highway Patrol in Los Angeles, but for very different reasons. Baker is a former motorcycle rider who's trying to put his life back together; meanwhile, Ponch is a cocky, undercover FBI agent who's investigating a multimillion dollar heist that may be an inside job. Forced to work together, the inexperienced rookie and hardened veteran begin clashing instead of clicking while trying to nab the bad guys. "CHiPS" stars Dax Shepard and Michael Peña; Directed by Dax Shepard.
"Beauty and The Beast" - H.B. Movie ReviewA Tale As Old As Time -- Belle, a beautiful and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast in its castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the beast's hideous exterior, allowing her to recognize the kind heart and soul of the true prince that hides on the inside. Beauty & The Beast stars Emma Watson & Dan Stevens; Directed by Bill Condon.
"Logan" - H.B. Movie ReviewLogan is the last stop for Wolverine in Hugh Jackman's latest film. An older, weary Logan cares for Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. However, attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives. This marks the beginning of a new legacy in the Marvel Universe. Directed by James Mangold.
"The Great Wall" - H.B. Movie ReviewThe Great Wall is a 2016 monster film directed by Zhang Yimou and starring Matt Damon, who plays a European mercenary in China during the Song dynasty. He encounters the Great Wall of China and meets Chinese elite soldiers who defend against monster-alien-dinosaurs attacking the wall. Hooman & Bryn give reviews on the movie and it's critical reception by many audiences.
"The Salesman" - H.B. Movie ReviewThe Salesman is a foreign film, known in Persian as "Forushande". Following the brutal attack on his wife, a high school teacher seeks revenge against the perpetrator who committed these crimes in their apartment. Starring Shahab Hosseini and Taraneh Alidoosti; Screenplay & Direction by Asghar Farhadi.
"XXX: Return of Xander Cage" - H.B. Movie ReviewIn his return, Xander must recruit a new group of thrill-seeking cohorts and eventually Xander finds himself entangled in a deadly conspiracy. After coming out of exile, the daredevil-like operative races against time to recover a sinister weapon known as Pandora's Box, a device that controls every military satellite in the world. "XXX" stars Vin Diesel, Donnie Yen, Samuel L Jackson, and Deepika Padukone; Directed by D. J. Caruso.
'Live By Night' - H.B. Movie ReviewIn the Roaring `20s at the height of Prohibition, the flow of booze hasn't stopped in an underground network of gangster-run speakeasies. The opportunity to gain power and money is there for any man with enough ambition and nerve. But even among criminals there are rules. "Live By Night" stars Elle Fanning, Miguel, and Zoe Saldana; Directed by and also starring Ben Affleck.
"Silence" - H.B. Movie ReviewMartin Scorsese directs "SILENCE", the story of two Christian missionaries who face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor during a time when Christianity was outlawed in the region.
Top 5 Movies of 2016Hooman and Bryn reveal their Top 5 Movies of 2016! Check out the differences between their lists, do you agree?
"Collateral Beauty" - H.B. Movie ReviewWhen a successful New York advertising executive suffers a great tragedy, he retreats from life. While his concerned friends try desperately to reconnect with him, he seeks answers from the universe by writing letters to Love, Time and Death. Eventually, he begins to understand how these constants interlock in a life fully lived and how even the deepest loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty.
"Moonlight" - H.B. Movie ReviewA young man deals with his dysfunctional home life and comes of age in Miami during the "War on Drugs" era. The story of his struggle to find himself is told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love while grappling with his own sexuality.
'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' Movie ReviewIn this prequel film to the iconic Star Wars epic, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves. "Rogue One" stars Felicity Jones, Donnie Yen, Forest Whitaker, and an amazing cast; Directed by Gareth Edwards.
"Office Christmas Party" - H.B. Movie ReviewWhen the CEO of top company tries to close her hard-partying brother's branch, he and his chief technical officer must rally their co-workers and host an epic office Christmas party! In an effort to impress a potential client and close a sale, they hope this bizarre will save their jobs. Office Christmas Party stars Jennifer Aniston, T.J. Miller and Jason Bateman; Directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck.
"La La Land" - H.B. Movie ReviewThis modern-day musical follows the story of Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a dedicated jazz musician, struggling to make ends meet while pursuing their dreams in a city known for destroying hopes and breaking hearts. This film about everyday life and music explores what is more important: a once-in-a-lifetime love or the spotlight. La La Land stars Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and John Legend; Directed by Damien Chazelle.
"Jackie" - H.B. Movie ReviewA grieving Jacqueline Kennedy examines her husband's (John Carroll Lynch) legacy as the nation mourns his death. This movie is an in depth look into Jackie's personal-life aftermath that followed the John F Kennedy assassination. "Jackie" stars Natalie Portman, and is directed by Pablo Larraín.
"Allied" - H.B. Movie Review"Allied" is in essence a new age Casablanca with much of the same cinematographic styles and framing. During World War II, intelligence officer Max Vatanis stationed in North Africa where he encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour (Marion Cotillard) on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Reunited in London, their relationship is threatened by the extreme pressures of the war. "Allied" stars Brad Pitt, and is directed by Robert Zemeckis.
H.B. Movie Review "Fantastic Beast and Where To Find Them""Fantastic Beast and Where To Find Them" is a J.K Rowling original spinoff, set in a world before Harry Potter. In 1926, Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Upon arriving in New York, he meets a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of Newt's fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizard and No-Maj worlds alike. "Fantastic Beast and Where To Find Them" is directed by David Yates; Starring Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Colin Farrell, Zoe Kravitz, and Johnny Depp; Original Screenplay by J.K Rowling.
H.B. Movie Review "Arrival"In this sci-fi film, professor Louise Banks leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touch down in 12 cities around the world. On the verge of global warfare, Banks and her crew must race against time to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors. "Arrival," in theaters tomorrow, stars Amy Adams; Directed by Denis Villeneuve.
H.B. Movie Review "Dr. Strange"An unfortunate car accident robs Dr. Stephen Strange of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he looks for healing, and hope, in a mysterious enclave. Before long, Strange is forced to choose between his life of fortune and status or leave it all behind to defend the world as the most powerful sorcerer in existence. This movie is ripe with controversy, where a key character was 'white-washed' and altered from the original comic versions. Dr. Strange is directed by Scott Derrickson.
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H.B. Movie Review "Birth Of A Nation"Perhaps the most controversial film of the year, Birth Of A Nation, hits theaters on Friday! This movie, based on the true story of Nat Turner's slave rebellion, won the highest prize and largest buyout at last years Sundance but has faced some hesitation from once-hopeful fans as details about, director, Nate Parker's life. As the writer, director and main character, he is the face of Birth Of A Nation--will one man's personal mistakes derail an outstanding movie?
H.B. Movie Review "Masterminds""Masterminds," an ensemble heist movie received a great review from Hooman and Bryn. Starring Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson and other hilarious actors, the film follows an armored truck driver (Zach) who is offered the heist of a lifetime. Despite this crew of harebrained bandits and a horribly flawed plan, they manage to steal $17 million--at that point, all trust is gone. "Masterminds" is directed by Jared Hess.
H.B. Movie Review "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children"A thriller for all ages, Hooman and Bryn review 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children', a movie that stretches the boundaries of magic, mystery, and gore. Surprisingly, the kids in this story find themselves in a world of danger, where only their peculiar abilities can save them. 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' stars Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, and Samuel L. Jackson; directed by Tim Burton.