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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

KentWired

Patrick Stewart and Louis Ashbourne Serkis in The Kid Who Would Be King.

REVIEW: Inspired last 30 minutes salvage Cornish’s ‘The Kid Who Would Be King’

Cameron Hoover January 26, 2019

There’s a red herring scene about 90 minutes into Joe Cornish’s “The Kid Who Would Be King” that, at the time, seems to signal the end of a meandering, puzzlingly lifeless “King Arthur” adaptation....

(From left) Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy and Bruce Willis in “Glass,” the third film in M. Night Shyamalan’s “Unbreakable” trilogy.

REVIEW: Shyamalan’s ‘Glass’ is an enigma with a good heart

Cameron Hoover January 23, 2019

We’re going to be talking about “Glass” for a long time.Writer/director M. Night Shyamalan’s trilogy finisher is equal parts confounding and uplifting, allowing the auteur to show why we fell in...

Tish (Kiki Layne) and Fonny (Stephan James) in If Beale Street Could Talk.

REVIEW: ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ is another solid entry in Jenkins’ filmography

Cameron Hoover January 19, 2019

Even though it is somewhat limited by its runtime and doesn’t tie up all of its loose ends, Barry Jenkins’ “If Beale Street Could Talk” is a beautifully crafted, powerfully acted film that cements...

The Mule

REVIEW: Clint Eastwood’s ‘The Mule’ is preachy, slow, but allows room for reflection

Cameron Hoover January 14, 2019

By now, we all kind of understand Clint Eastwood’s schtick. He’s been around seemingly for centuries, and he wears his beliefs on his sleeve. He doesn’t like cellphones and their effect on younger...

The Upside

REVIEW: Hart and Cranston can’t save a sloppy script in ‘The Upside’

Cameron Hoover January 11, 2019

FILM FACT BOXTitle: The UpsideDirector: Neil BurgerStarring: Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, Nicole Kidman, Julianna Margulies, Aja Naomi King, Golshifteh FarahaniWriter: Jon HartmereRuntime: 123 minutes“The...

Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong in First Man.

Top 10 films of 2018

Cameron Hoover December 31, 2018

2018 was my first year really diving deep into the world of film, so it makes sense that it’s also my first year realizing how cruel it is to whittle down 12 months of movies into a top 10 list. That’s...

El Royale poster

REVIEW: ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ builds twisty plot that engages from start to finish

Alex Novak October 28, 2018

“Bad Times at the El Royale” packs in gripping, edge-of-your-seat intensity to deliver one of the best neo-noir thriller films of the year.The film, set in 1970, presents a unique, nonlinear story...

Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong in First Man.

REVIEW: ‘First Man’ delivers thrilling biopic of American hero

Alex Novak October 17, 2018

“First Man” offers a fresh biopic of one of America’s most celebrated heroes with a hard-hitting tone that will leave viewers in awe of its cinematic achievements.The latest work from Academy Award-winning...

The Three Stooges Movie Podcast #19 — The Blair Witch Project

Thank you for tuning into Episode #19 of the Three Stooges Movie Podcast! Join the guys this week as they make fun of Kurt Russell's Santa Claus, talk about why they love sad movies and argue over The...

Venom poster

REVIEW: ‘Venom’ fails to tell consistent, fulfilling story

Alex Novak October 13, 2018

“Venom” falls short of its strong hype and loses grasp of a poorly written story early, causing it to easily slip into a unorganized and, at times, pointless film.Problems in the movie arise often...

The Three Stooges Movie Podcast #17 — The Exorcist

Thank you for tuning into another episode of The Three Stooges Movie Podcast! Join the guys this week as they talk about the weirdest weekend of their lives, their favorite recent-ish horror movies and...

Smallfoot

REVIEW: ‘Smallfoot’ is a funny, vibrant animation despite a climax that falls short

Alex Novak September 30, 2018

Entering theaters as a potential awards season sleeper, “Smallfoot” is a lighthearted, family friendly animated film that explores a wide range of themes through a creative storyline.The film does...

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