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Monarch Movie Minute: ‘A Ballerina’s Tale,’ ‘Meet My Valentine’ and ‘Two Wrongs’

April 9, 2016 |

Megan Snyder Staff Writer

‘A Ballerina’s Tale’ (2015) | Not rated | 83 min. | 🎬🎬🎬

In 2015, at the age of 32, child prodigy and world-renowned dancer Misty Copeland became the first African-American principle performer in the American Ballet Theater. Copeland … Read More

Funny, Sexy, Immature and Brilliant: Deadpool Rocks the Hero Genre

April 8, 2016 |

Terrod Dillard Contributing Writer

Take everything you love about superheroes in their spandex galore and load it with sassiness, debauchery, snark and a lovable protagonist. What you get is the enchanting hero, Deadpool. And with a market saturated with superhero movies, … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: Out of My Hand, Man Up and PlantPure Nation

April 2, 2016 |

Megan Snyder Staff Writer

‘Out of My Hand’ (2015) | Unrated | 87 min. | 🎬🎬🎬🎬

Cisco’s (Bishop Blay) work on a latex plantation in Liberia is simple but hard. Every morning before the sun rises, he walks several miles to a … Read More

‘London Has Fallen’ Tests National Security Across the Atlantic

April 2, 2016 |

Becca Barnett Contributing Writer

Explosions, gun fights, car chases, double agents, spies, terrorists and a lot of strong language. London Has Fallen has it all.

The film starts with all the leaders of the Western World attending the British Prime Minister’s funeral in London. … Read More

10 Cloverfield Lane: Conspiracies and Confinement

April 2, 2016 |

Alyssa Branch Contributing Writer

“10 Cloverfield Lane” is a compelling thriller with endless possibilities, despite the fact the characters are enclosed in a bunker. Tensions grow as new information and secrets about the characters are revealed. The originally-intended independent movie, directed by Dan … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: This Isn’t Funny, Dope and Piku

March 25, 2016 |

Megan Snyder Staff Writer

‘This Isn’t Funny’ (2015) | Unrated | 86 min. | 🎬🎬🎬

They met by accident—no, literally. When Jamie Thompson (Paul Ashton) crashed his bike into Eliot Anderson’s (Katie Page) car, it wasn’t exactly love at first … Read More

The ‘World’s Finest’ Team Up Before ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’

March 24, 2016 |

George Plank Staff Writer

There are some things that go perfectly together. Peanut butter and jelly, peanut butter and chocolate, peanut butter and bananas and for those that have a peanut allergy, Batman and Superman. The pair has appeared … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘People Places Things,’ ‘Kung Fury’ and ‘Uncle John’

February 27, 2016 |

Megan Snyder Staff Writer

‘People Places Things’ (2015) | R | 85 min. | 🎬🎬🎬

When Will Henry, struggling artist and all-around nice guy, walks in on the mother of his twin girls undressing another man, the realization that their once blissful … Read More

Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight Earns Oscar Nod for Best Score

February 26, 2016 |

Megan Snyder Staff Writer

Quentin Tarantino’s eighth film “The Hateful Eight” is nominated for three Oscars at the 2016 Academy Awards, including Best Original Score by composer Ennio Morricone.

Set in post-Civil War Wyoming, the film opens with a horse-drawn carriage thundering … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘The Dramatics: A Comedy,’ ‘Unexpected’ and ‘Zipper’

February 26, 2016 |

Megan Snyder Staff Writer

‘The Dramatics: A Comedy’ (2015) | Unrated | 89 min. | 🎬🎬🎬

Aspiring actress Katie (Kat Foster) has just landed the role of her dreams alongside the Oscar-winning eccentric Bryan Macy (“Orange is the New Black’s” Pablo Schreiber). … Read More

ABC’s ‘Madoff’ is Trying to Steal Your Time

February 25, 2016 |

George Plank Staff Writer

On Feb. 3, ABC premiered their newest 4-episode miniseries, “Madoff.” The show is based on the real life actions of Bernie Madoff– investment broker, NASDAQ Chairman and Ponzi scheme architect.

The show tells about the events from the … Read More

Oscar-Nominated Inside Out Introduces Audiences to the Voices Inside Their Heads

February 17, 2016 |

Megan Snyder Staff Writer

Disney’s Pixar does it again with another sensational production bound to tug at your heartstrings. “Inside Out” is nominated for Best Animated Feature Film and Best Writing/Original Screenplay at the 2016 Academy Awards.

Complete with complex characters voiced … Read More

Oscar Spotlight: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

February 17, 2016 |

George Plank Staff Writer

On Feb. 28, the 88th Academy Awards will honor the greatest films that 2015 had to offer. The most successful movie of 2015 was “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” earning a total of over $900 million in … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘Tangerine,’ ‘Harbinger Down’ and ‘Little Boy’

February 14, 2016 |

Megan Snyder Staff Writer

‘Tangerine’ (2015) | R | 88 min. | 🎬🎬🎬🎬

After a 28-day stint in jail, transgender sex worker Sin-Dee (Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) is back on the streets of Hollywood. It’s Christmas Eve, and she and her best friend … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘World of Tomorrow,’ ‘Chloe and Theo’ and ‘Slow Learners’

February 10, 2016 |

Megan Snyder Staff Writer

‘World of Tomorrow’ (2015) | Unrated | 17 min. | 🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬

Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film and winner of 25 other awards worldwide, “World of Tomorrow” is the touching and cerebral story of … Read More

Straight Outta Compton: The Reflection of a Reality

February 10, 2016 |

Anika Williams Contributing Writer

The highly anticipated “Straight Outta Compton,” directed by F. Gary Grey and premiered in August 2015 has received praises and even hints at being one of the greatest biopics ever. This two-hour, 27-minute movie is captivating in production, writing, acting … Read More