Holmes and Watson Review The Milwaukee Rep On a roll this season with boundary-pushing productions, The Milwaukee Rep soars with Holmes and Watson, a play that exemplifies the mystery genre. The script is by Jeffrey Hatcher, who wrote the screenplay for the Sir Ian McKellen Sherlock movie Mr. Holmes. This stage production tells a different ..
RYAN: Get Out is a new horror thriller from the mind of Jordan Peele of Key & Peele fame that bridges cultural boundaries in a genre that I’ve never seen accomplish that before. CAROLINE: Yes, it is both a thriller and a commentary on contemporary racism, and I really dug it. RYAN: And it might ..
RYAN: Desierto is Spanish for Desert and that’s where this film takes place. Written and directed by Jonas Cuaron, who cowrote Gravity with his father, Alfonso, this is one messed up movie – in a good way. It’s like watching someone go human hunting. It’s horrible. Not the movie – but the concept. CAROLINE: Oh – I was ..
RYAN: We just saw the remake of Gone Girl and it’s better than the original. NATHEN: (laughs) It does have its similarities. RYAN: I liked this a lot more; but Gone Girl had a better score. Based on another bestseller, The Girl on the Train, which I never read; it’s very good. It’s twisted. And just give Emily Blunt the Oscar. This ..
RYAN: This horror film is from the “makers of Evil Dead” which means it’s produced by Sam Raimi and that’s a good thing. You can definitely see his influence in this film. Expectations have to be low going into any horror movie because they’re so often bad and not scary. And while i won’t be kept up ..
RYAN: I loved this movie so much! It’s so great having Matt Damon back and the screenplay is so great because it ties back to the very beginning of the franchise. It’s so smart. The action is incredible, I literally stopped breathing at one point. BECKY: I don’t think you breathed the whole movie. I ..
RYAN: This is a new action thriller, featuring Emma Roberts and Dave Franco in leading roles – and they pull it off and they’re both so hot. I enjoy them both and their chemistry in this really makes it that much more enjoyable. Plus, Nerve is so now – it’s all to do with today’s social media, voyeuristic ..
RYAN: Wow! I am blown away by this movie! It’s my new favorite horror movie. It’s so well made, exquisitely crafted, beautifully cinematic – some shots were reminiscent of Robert Zemeckis, my favorite director. This is directed by James Wan who has already established himself as an auteur of horror – but with this he is ..
RYAN: This is the sequel to the 2013 magic/heist thriller. These characters are like modern day Robin Hoods in the sense they steal from the rich and give to the poor, or more accurately, they are vigilante magicians who expose the big, bad corporations. CHUCK: As they do. RYAN: Where are the real life vigilantes ..
RYAN: This movie freaked me out into next week! I actually had a nightmare because of it. CAROLINE: Stop, really?! RYAN: Yes – it’s one of those terrifyingly real, disturbing, “could really happen” type of horror films. And it involves nazi skinheads. It’s violent, scary, intense, suspenseful and downright unnerving. CAROLINE: But you kind of ..
RYAN: Whoa this movie! This movie has one of the most brilliant trailers – it’s such a great tease to see the movie, without giving too much away. CHUCK: And JJ Abrams pulled off one of the greatest coups in recent Hollywood history – no one even knew this movie was being made, let alone ..