Posts Tagged ‘Chadd Stoops’

SPECTRE

“I think you’re just getting started.” The Film Board Gathers! … around a long mysterious table high in a castle above the clouds to take on the biggest issues of the day — certainly the biggest at the box office right now: Sam Mendes’ latest entry in the life of our favorite spy, “SPECTRE.” How…

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

“If more of us valued home above gold, it would be a merrier world.” Peter Jackson is back with another turn at the wheel of Middle Earth. This time, Bilbo and buddies are off to slay the dragon, fight ye olde Gold Flu, and get all gussied up to ready themselves for the Lord of…

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The Equalizer

“Gotta be who you are in this world… no matter what.” It’s throwback time on The Film Board as we take on Denzel Washington’s latest, The Equalizer. We take on all the various social constructs Denzel and director Antoine Fuqua look to equalize, from guns and home improvement to racism and gender inequality. Plus, the…

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Guardians of the Galaxy

“Nothing goes over my head. My reflexes are too fast. I would catch it.” This, good people, is a summer tentpole we can get excited about. Director James Gunn has delivered a funny and frolicking space opera in “Guardians of the Galaxy” with a terrific cast, immersive effects, and a script that is, as we’re…

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier

“Who the hell is Bucky?” Film Board Assemble! It’s Captain America and his bestie Winter Soldier this week and Andy Nelson, Pete Wright, Steve Sarmento, and Chadd Stoops huddle up to give this film a good drilling. We hash out the Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely-penned script, the direction of the brothers Russo and, of…

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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

“This is geopolitics. Not couples therapy.” “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” is worth exactly what you pay for it. And possibly slightly less. Such is the verdict of The Next Reel Film Board this month as we take on the Kenneth Branagh-helmed thriller. It’s the fifth in the Ryan series, but the first not based on…

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The Wolverine

“A lot of people have tried to kill me … and I’m still here.”  The Film Board gathers! It’s a full house this week as we take on the latest clawed brawler from Marvel, “The Wolverine.” The crew agrees: there are some stunningly beautiful sequences in this film, and while Jackman’s Wolverine rarely disappoints, on…

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Now You See Me

“Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you’ll actually see.” It’s a Very Special Episode for this month’s Film Board gathering. Today on the show, Steve Sarmento and Chadd Stoops join Andy Nelson and Pete Wright to take on the great Next Reel Crossover with *Now You See Me* — a…

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Side Effects

“I read somewhere that there’s a difference between tears of joy and tears of rage. Is that true? It’s in the chemistry, but you can’t tell by looking, they all just look like tears.” The band is back together! And this month, the illustrious TNR Film Board gathers ranks to take on Steven Soderbergh’s “final”…

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

“And if he loses? What then? Well if he loses precious then we eats it! If Baggins loses we eats it whole!” The Hobbit had landed in HFR 3D glory! Join us for this special episode of the Movies We Like Film Board as we take on Peter Jackson’s latest contribution to Middle Earth. This…

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