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Howard’s Recommended MOVIES of 2015

“Sicario” (R) (Action/Crime/Drama) Director: Denis Villeneuve. “The Hateful 8” (R) (Crime/Drama/Mystery) Director: Quentin Tarantino. “71”(R) (Action/Drama/Thriller/Civil War) Director: Yann Demange. “It Follows” (R) (Horror/Mystery/Thriller) Director: David Robert Mitchell. “When Marnie Was There” (PG) (Animation) [...]

Zootopia

Zootopia

By Howard McQuitter II ***** (PG) “Zootopia” is a Walt Disney Studios creation that’s colorful, imaginative and full of life that adults as well as children can enjoy immensely. The three directors Bryon Howard (“Tangled”,”Bolt”), Rich Moore (“Wreck-It Ralph”, “The Simpsons”) and Jared Bush (“Part-Time Hero”, “Big [...]

TOP TEN MOVIES OF 2015

TOP TEN MOVIES OF 2015

#1 “Revenant” (R) Adventure/Drama/Thriller Director: Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu. Principal Cast: Leonardo Di Caprio (Hugh Glass), Tom Hardy (John Fitzgerald), Domhall Gleeson (Captain Andrew Henry), Forrest Goodluck (Hawk). Running time:156 minutes. #2 “Spotlight” (R) Drama/Biography Director: Tom McCarthy. Principal Cast: Mark [...]

“Chi Raq”: Fails! Should have succeeded

“Chi Raq”: Fails! Should have succeeded

BY HOWARD MCQUITTER II On the one hand, Spike Lee puts a spotlight on the serious problem in Black America: staggering murders among African Americans, particularly the young, mainly with young black males being both perpetrator and victim the bulk of the time. On the other hand, “Chi Raq,” the title of his most recent film, too often swings [...]

Mr. Peabody & Sherman

Mr. Peabody & Sherman

By Howard McQuitter II Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)  **** DreamWorks. Animation/Adventure/Family Cast: Ty Burrell (Mr. Peabody, voice), Max Charles (Sherman, voice), Ariel Winter (Penny Peterson, voice), Leslie Mann (Patty Peterson, voice), Guillaune Arestos (Robespierre, voice), Lauri Fraser (Marie Antoinette/Egyptian Woman, [...]

Philip Seymour Hoffman: July 23, 1967- February 2, 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman: July 23, 1967- February 2, 2014

One of Hollywood’s most gifted actors and reaching today’s rare status of an actor’s actor, Mr. Philip Seymour Hoffman, died of an overdose of heroin in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday, February 2,2014, the same day as Super Bowl XLVIII. He was 46. A most unfortunate fate for an actor with immense talent loved by studios, critics and [...]

Howard’s Top Ten of 2013

Howard’s Top Ten of 2013

Dallas Buyers Club

Dallas Buyers Club

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)  ****1/2 Focus Features. Drama Cast: Matthew McConaughey (Ron Woodroof), Jared Leto (Rayon), Jennifer Garner (Dr. Eve Saks), Dallas Roberts (David Wayne), Steve Zahn (Tucker), Griffin Dunne (Dr. Vass). Running time: 117 minutes. Director: Jean-Marc Vallee. Back in the early 1980s when the AIDS disease [...]

Gravity

Gravity

Gravity  *****  Warner Bros. Science Fiction/Adventure/Thriller  Cast: Sandra Bullock (Ryan Stone), George Clooney (Matt Kowalski), Ed Harris (Voice from Houston). Running time: 91 minutes. Director: Alfonso Cuaron Doctor Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is lost in space. a feeling of terror and possible loss of life and fellow astronaut [...]

The Grandmaster

The Grandmaster

The Grandmaster By Howard McQuitter II “The Grandmaster” (2013)  **** 1/2 Drama/Action/Adventure Weinstein Company  Cast: Tony Leung (Ip Man),Chen Chang (The Razor), Ziyi Zhang (Gong Er), Zhao Benshan (Ding Lianshang), Hye-Kyo Song (Zhang Yongchen), Xiao Sherr Yang (San Jiang Shui). (PG-13) Running time: 130 minutes. [...]

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