Tag: For Kids

Appropriate for the younger moviegoers.

My 2016 Oscar Predictions

And the Winner is… This Sunday night’s 88th Academy Awards show on ABC promises to entertain, surprise and shock viewers.  With very few solid favorites going into this telecast, expect the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to award a handful of the 8 ½ pound golden statuettes to newcomers–including a few sentimental actors... Read More »

REEL BRIEF Predictions: 2016 Oscar Nominations

Tomorrow morning at 5:30 a.m. Pacific time, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Guillermo del Toro, John Krasinski and Ang Lee will announce the 88th Academy Awards nominations in all 24 Oscar categories at a special two-part live news conference at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Here are... Read More »

The 2015 REEL BRIEF Awards

  ★★★★ The 2015 REEL BRIEF Awards ★★★★ Best Screenplay – Adaptation “Brooklyn” “Room” “Steve Jobs” Winner – “The Martian” “The Revenant”   Best Animation Winner – “Inside Out” “The Good Dinosaur” “The Peanuts Movie” “Shaun the Sheep”   Best Cinematography “Mad Max Fury Road” “Sicario” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” “The Martian” Winner –... Read More »

Top 10 Films of 2015

Here are the REEL BRIEF Top 10 Films of 2015. 10.  The Big Short Four bold investors see the writing on the bank industry walls–and turn modern banking upside down.  A “☆☆☆☆☆” cast features Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, and Brad Pitt. Using equal investments of superb casting and unique storytelling, Director Adam McKay’s... Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Inside Out’

“Pixar’s most stunning, cogent production to date!  ‘Inside Out’ pries and probes diligently—elevating this movie from just a compilation of one-liners into a mind-blowing study on human nature.”  – REEL BRIEF.com Meet Riley. She’s an eleven year old single child about to turn 12, uprooted from her family’s home in Minnesota for a move to... Read More »

Movie Review – ‘MAX’

“Rather than focus squarely on a returning 4-legged war hero and the hundreds of lives he saved, this movie shuns, ignores and places misguided blame at the paws of one of our nation’s most loyal and dedicated military working dogs.”    – REEL BRIEF.com During my twenty-four years of Air Force service, I experienced my share... Read More »

Must See – ‘Batkid Begins’ Trailer

Holy tissue alert Batman!  The documentary “Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World” opens in select theaters on June 26th. You may remember this story from back in November of 2013, when this young crime fighter took San Francisco (and the world!) by storm–capturing the hearts of nearly two billion people…yes, that’s billion with... Read More »

Films to Watch in 2015

Here’s my list of the Top 12 Most Anticipated Films of 2015… February  – “Fifty Shades of Grey”  Coming out in time for Valentine’s Day, this is the offspring to the wildly successful trifecta of fictional romance bondage novels started in 2011 about 21-year old Anastasia Steele, played by Dakota Johnson (daughter of “Working Girl” Melanie Griffith and sockless “Miami... Read More »

REEL BRIEF’s ‘Best Films of 2014’

Here are the REEL BRIEF selections for ‘Best Films of 2014’: 1.  The Imitation Game Behind the mathematical statistics, complicated decipher computations, and spy games rests a compelling story of a young boy struggling to be accepted in life.  As fate would have it and after being spurned by so many growing up, Alan Turing... Read More »

My Weekend Movie Rental Pick – ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’

“How to Train Your Dragon 2” puts DreamWorks on top of the animated film charts, moving ahead of previous industry-leader Pixar. In fact, the visuals in this film almost distract viewers, at least initially with the vast landscape shots. During the first few scenes, the lucid—almost magical—pictures on the big screen mesmerized me. Raising the... Read More »

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