Fences

Verdict: Go see this movie. Denzel Washington and Viola Davis both give the best performances of their career in this small and powerfully intimate film. You don’t want to miss this one. Synopsis: “Denzel Washington directed and stars in this adaptation of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, which centers on a black garbage collector named […]

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Eric’s Best Films of 2016

2016 was a dumpster fire of a year. Luckily, movies persevered and some truly great films were sent our way. In fact, there were so many good ones, I could not honestly keep the list to 10. So, here’s my Best 12 movies of 2016, in no particular order except for the last. It’s the […]

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La La Land

Verdict: Go watch it, it’s a gorgeous film with fun music and another great example of Stone/Gosling chemistry. If you can’t see it in theaters, make sure to catch on VOD or HBO. Synopsis: “Struggling actress Mia (Emma Stone) and aspiring jazz pianist Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) begin a whirlwind romance as they both pursue their […]

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Hidden Figures

Verdict: Go watch this movie. It’s incredibly heartfelt and honest, with Taraji Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe giving some of the strongest performances of the year. Cross your fingers for the Oscar nomination it so deserves. Synopsis: “Three brilliant African-American women at NASA — Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and […]

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Assassin’s Creed

Verdict: If you are a real action aficionado, then this movie has about 10 minutes that might be worth it for you to see. Otherwise, just go play the game, or head to Youtube and watch the cutscenes or something. Synopsis: “In this feature-film adaptation of the hugely popular video-game series, death-row convict Callum Lynch […]

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What’s My Age Again? (Pokémon Sun and Moon Review)

While most of the world will go on to remember the year 2016 as unremarkable, inconsequential, and in no way a permanent stain on human history, I for one will always remember 2016 for the 20th anniversary of the international phenomenon, Pokémon. This celebration graced the world with digital re-releases of Pokémon Red/Blue/Yellow, the social […]

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A Bad Netflix Christmas: “The Spirit of Christmas” and “The Christmas Bunny”

One Ticket Please decided that, in the spirit of the holidays, we should do something for our readers. That something was to watch what we thought were the worst movies under the “holiday movies” category on Netflix. So commiserate with us, and enjoy. The Spirit of Christmas – Jordan Verdict: Pass. Pass harder than you […]

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Rogue One

Verdict: This is the best Star Wars film since The Empire Strikes Back. Even if you don’t care about Star Wars, go see a fantastic scifi/action film led by a woman and supported by a highly diverse and talented cast. Synopsis: “In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to […]

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Jackie

Verdict: Go watch this movie, if for no other reason then you can say, “I saw the movie that Natalie Portman won Best Actress in.” And bring your grandparents; the more senior members of the audience seemed to love it. Synopsis: “After her husband’s assassination, Jackie Kennedy’s (Natalie Portman) world is completely shattered. Traumatized and […]

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Office Christmas Party

Verdict: If you are a HUGE fan of one or several of these actors, then see it, because they are all very talented. Otherwise, maybe catch it on Netflix next holiday season if you have nothing better to do. Synopsis: “When the CEO (Jennifer Aniston) tries to close her hard-partying brother’s (T.J. Miller) branch, he […]

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