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Reel Reviews: Daddy’s Home 2

By Josh Simpkins / December 20, 2017

Reel Reviews / Josh Simpkins Alright Cine-maniacs, I have to say this: I really like the pairing of Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell. Their first film together, The Other Guys, was a hilarious inclusion to the buddy-cop genre and left me with memorable lines to quote for years to come. (“I’m a peacock, Captain, you […]

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Fox gets mouse ears

By Josh Simpkins / December 19, 2017

By Josh Simpkins Special to the Sun As I reported in November, the Walt Disney Company was in talks to purchase significant portions of 21st Century Fox, the media company run by the Murdoch family. First the talks were on, then they were off. Then they were on again, but Comcast also came a-courting. Now, […]

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Reel Reviews: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

By Josh Simpkins / December 19, 2017

Reel Reviews / Josh Simpkins “Star Wars, nothing but Star Wars. Gimmie them Star Wars; don’t let them end.” This tune has been jingling through my mind for the past week, and I’m okay with it. Hey, I love Star Wars, Saturday Night Live and of course Bill Murray—the man is a legend. I’m sure […]

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The Reel Cinemaniac: FAST 5

By Josh Simpkins / December 12, 2017

By Josh Simpkins Sometimes when I’m in search of a newsworthy story to share with all my friends and neighbors, I find myself enamored with multiple small, surprising tidbits that just stick with me. These little tales that could be summed up in the span of a tweet can be almost as shocking as a […]

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Reel Reviews: Murder on the Orient Express

By Josh Simpkins / December 6, 2017

Reel Reviews / Josh Simpkins Murder! It would seem that we, human beings as a society, are obsessed with murder. Go on Primetime television or to your Netflix account, and you will find half a dozen or more programs on the subject. For example: Making a Murderer, How to Get Away with Murder, Murder in […]

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The Reel Cinemaniac: MORBIUS MOVIE TIME!

By Josh Simpkins / December 6, 2017

The Reel Cinemaniac / Josh Simpkins Man, Sony sure has done some amazing things with Spider-Man since teaming up with Marvel Studios. First, the webslinger made a guest appearance in Captain America: Civil War before going forth with a solo adventure (third time’s the charm) with Spider-Man: Homecoming. Then Sony expands the Spider-verse by tapping […]

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The Reel Cinemaniac: DOWNCAST DISPATCHES of the DECEASED

By Josh Simpkins / November 29, 2017

THE REEL CINEMANIAC / Josh Simpkins Sometimes when I’m in search of a news worthy story to share with all my friends and neighbors I find myself enamored with multiple small, surprising tidbits that just stick with me. Regretfully, I was shocked to see a slew of deaths in my newsfeed over the past few […]

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The Reel Cinemaniac: Disney + Fox = AWESOME!

By Josh Simpkins / November 14, 2017

The Reel Cinemaniac / Josh Simpkins Oh, dear friends and neighbors, something amazing was just brought to my attention that could change the Hollywood landscape. Currently, there are six movie studios that qualify as “The Majors.” They are Paramount, Warner Bros., Universal, Sony, 21st Century Fox and Walt Disney. With its domination of the movie […]

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The Reel Cinemaniac: Got Zombies?

By Josh Simpkins / November 8, 2017

The modern zombie horror genre wouldn’t be what it is today without the work of George A. Romero. I think horror fans agree, by and large, that George A. Romero is singlehandedly responsible for the fact that zombies have become a cultural icon today. We wouldn’t have television shows like The Walking Dead, Z Nation, […]

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Reel Reviews: Only the Brave

By Josh Simpkins / November 8, 2017

When it comes to civil servants, I hold much respect for our courageous firefighters. Yes, the police keep us safe from criminals, however, a person can be reasoned with, coerced or lulled into submission. Fire, on the other hand, can’t be bargained with. It can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or […]

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