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McCoy on Movies: HOW TO BE SINGLE

HOW TO BE SINGLE   "Man, if this movie isn't good they'll have to replace this prop with a real bottle!" Robin (Rebel Wilson) and Alice (Dakota Johnson) enjoy a night out on the town in a scene from director Christian Ditter's romantic comedy HOW TO BE SINGLE. Credit: Barry Wetcher. © 2016 Warner Bros. Entertainment and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. and Ratpac-Dune Entertainment, LLC.    WATCH THE TRAILER HERE:    KEY CAST MEMBERS: Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Leslie Mann, Alison Brie, Nicholas Braun, Damon Wayans, Jr., Jason … [Read more...]

The most insane superhero antihero movie of all time hits the big screen … But should you see it?

DEADPOOL The most insane superhero antihero movie of all time hits the big screen "Oooh – this movie blogger thinks he can come up with a better snarky caption for my own photo as I break the fourth wall?! Good luck with that there, butter – I hope you and your four readers enjoy this!" The titular character (Ryan Reynolds, center) prepares to break the fourth wall before heading into battle with Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) and the aptly-named Colossus (voiced by Stefan Kapicic) in a scene from director Tim Miller's debut feature DEADPOOL. ™ & © 2015 … [Read more...]


PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES The audacious send-up of Jane Austen and the modern zombie phenomenon delivers a delectable bite of camp, comedy and cult classic entertainment "This will teach you disrespect the good name of the house of Bennett!" Jane Bennett (Bella Heathcote), right, and her sister Elizabeth (Lily James, center) lead their sisters through a battle in a scene from screenwriter/director Burr Steers take on the Seth Grahame-Smith's best-selling remix of Jane Austen's best-known novel PRIDE AND PREJUDICE & ZOMBIES. Credit: Jay Maidment. © 2016 CTMG, Inc. All … [Read more...]

McCoy on Movies: The Finest Hours

THE FINEST HOURS Disney’s latest is an adequate but not awe-inspiring telling of Coast Guard heroics "OK, so if I pull this hard enough, I get to be the next Batman after my brother?" Ray Sybert (Casey Affleck) attempts to keep his ship, the SS Pendelton, from sinking in a scene from Disney's THE FINEST HOURS. Credit: Claire Folger. © Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved. WATCH THE TRAILER(S) HERE:        KEY CAST MEMBERS: Chris Pine, Holliday Grainger, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Graham McTavish, John Ortiz, Abraham Benrubi, … [Read more...]

McCoy on Movies: DIRTY GRANPDA

Robert De Niro and Zack Efron team up for raunchy, raucous buddy comedy "Sorry about your jaw ... But you gotta memorize your lines!" Jason Kelly (Zac Efron) shares – uncomfortably from the looks of things – a bed with his retired military officer grandfather Dick (Robert De Niro) in a scene from Dan Mazer's comedy DIRTY GRANDPA. Credit: Bob Mahoney © 2015 Lionsgate Pictures. All rights reserved.  WATCH THE TRAILER(S) HERE:    KEY CAST MEMBERS: Zac Efron, Robert De Niro, Aubrey Plaza, Jason Mantzoukas, Danny Glover, Dermont Mulroney, Julianne Hough, … [Read more...]

Local Documentarian Receives $50,000 Breakthrough Award & Grant

Chicken & Egg Pictures was founded in 2005 by Julie Parker Benello, Wendy Ettinger, and Judith Helfand. Their mission is create a space where women could learn from one another, test their limits, challenge the status quo, and break new ground both as artists and activists.  This year they launched the inaugural Breakthrough Filmmaker Awards. The award responds to the reality that only a few women non-fiction directors in the U.S. are able to work full-time as independent storytellers. The program recognizes and elevates five mid-career women directors with unique voices who are poised … [Read more...]

Moving Pictures: A History Of Cinema In Four Acts

In conjunction with Antioch College’s course on the History of Cinema, professors Charles Fairbanks and Kelly Gallagher have curated four programs to lead viewers through the medium’s history, and (re-)introduce you to essential artworks from across the spectrum. Each film will be introduced and contextualized historically, in order to give attendees an understanding of its historical and artistic significance in cinematic history at The Little Art Theater in Yellow Springs. Each showing runs $5. Charles Fairbanks is in the process of completing his first feature film, a hybrid … [Read more...]

McCoy on Movies: Ride Along 2

RIDE ALONG 2 Kevin Hart, Ice Cube team up again for another comedic tale of law and in-laws … But is it it worth it to ride along with them and watch? "Wanna know how come I got the Hangover role instead of Jackie Chan? Listen closely ..." Ben (Kevin Hart, left) and James (Ice Cube) react to the latest revelation of AJ (Ken Jeong) in a scene from director Tim Story's RIDE ALONG 2. Credit: Quantrell D. Colbert © 2015 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.  WATCH THE TRAILER(S) HERE:    KEY VOICE CAST MEMBERS: Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Olivia Munn, Benjamin … [Read more...]


Hello Everyone, What a fantastic weekend! Many thanks to everyone who came out for CAROL at THE NEON! This stunning film surpassed the national average for us and has already reached "hit status" in our books. Don't forget that your ticket stub to CAROL gets you 50% off admission to America's Packard Museum - just a few blocks away. We're holding everything we've got (CAROL, THE DANISH GIRL and TRUMBO), and we're adding a couple more films to the line-up. First off, we're bringing a documentary that has received several requests - but it will only play for a handful of screenings - PEGGY … [Read more...]

Introducing McCoy on Movies: Review of CAROL

A movie blog written by someone smart enough to know his opinions may not match yours.     "There you go ... Relax those shoulders ... And if this were the 1990s, I'd probably put on a little R. Kelly for how I'm about to get my groove on!" Cate Blanchett stars as the titular character as she gets close with Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara), a shy department store clerk who may become something more in a scene from director Todd Haynes' take on Patricia Highsmith's novel The Price of Salt, CAROL. Credit: © 2015 The Weinstein Company. WATCH … [Read more...]