Friday, September 22

HAPPY DEATH DAY Advance Screening Passes!



Do you want to see the new movie HAPPY DEATH DAY before anyone else? Learn how you can see an Advance Screening to see it before anyone else.

Blumhouse (Split, Get Out, Whiplash) produces an original and inventive rewinding thriller in Happy Death Day, in which a college student (Jessica Rothe, La La Land) relives the day of her murder with both its unexceptional details and terrifying end until she discovers her killer’s identity.

Happy Death Day is directed by Christopher Landon (Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones) and written by Scott Lobdell.


R: October 13th, 2017 | R: 96 minutes | R: R

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The Lego Ninjago Movie - Review




R: September 22nd, 2017 | R: 101 minutes | R: PG

The Lego Ninjago movie follows Lloyd Garmadon and five of his high school classmates as they lead a double life of being normal teenagers mixed with being the ninja warriors that save their city of Ninjago. Lloyd however is fighting another battle because the villain that continuously attacks the city is his own father that goes by their last name of Garmadon.

Being a fan of legos and the last two lego movies released, I was excited about this one. After watching I think lego has really found a place in the movie world with their movies being so saturated with pop culture and jokes appropriate for both kids and adults.

I will say in comparison to the first two movies this one was a bit more tame but still a good movie to watch. It does have Jackie Chan in it too which helps a lot because how can one go wrong with Jackie Chan? Also the music played throughout the movie helps adds to the comedy as well as several other surprise elements such as a weapon and monster that reminds viewer that it is indeed a lego world.

I will say this movie might have added too many scenes of daddy issues because Lloyd and Gardmadon and after the first two it gets overplayed because the writers could have used that time to include more jokes or another fight scene or two. In my opinion this was the most emotional lego movie yet - not enough to bring tears to your eyes but more so an emotion of slight disinterest. The disinterest does not last long though as there are legos launched out of volcanos as well as sharks that make a nom-nom-nom noise.

If you're a fan of legos or the lego movies I suggest this movie for you. Also stay a little bit into the end credits because there's some outtakes with Jackie Chan.

Rating: 3 out of 5


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Rating: out of 5


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Friend Request - Review




R: September 22nd, 2017 | R: 92 minutes | R: R

So I thought this movie was going to be a cheesy teen horror flick but it was surprisgly scary. Most of the scares come from disturbing imagery or sudden things that pop out at you. It's not going to give you nightmares but it's definitely not for everyone.

Laura, played by Alycia Debnam Carey (fear the walking dead) is a nice, popular college student who reaches out to a loner, Marina. Marina becomes obsessed with Laura after adding her on Facebook. It begins to get out of hand and Marina ends up killing herself. She used her death as a way to haunt and kill off all of Laura's friends and family.

I thought the movie was scary but it wasn't something I would watch again. The acting at times was so-so and the plot definitely thinned out. The overall theme of "Facebook" and how many friends you have is kind of tired, And it just didn't seem that interesting of a story line.

Rating: 2 out of 5


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Kingsman: The Golden Circle - Review




R: September 22nd, 2017 | R: 141 minutes | R: R

The classy but ridiculous spy satire franchise returns to the big screen, but this time taking a trip to America. The second Kingsman movie attempts to reignite the flame that made the original so absurd but hilarious by ramping everything up and delivering even more explosions, wild plotlines, and unbelievable shenanigans. Although it doesn’t share the level of comedy or excitement of its predecessor, Kingsman: The Golden Circle gives us enough of what we expect to deliver a fitting sequel.

When calamity strikes the Kingsmen, they are left with no other option than initiating their doomsday plan. Bringing them to the United States, the British spies must team up with their American counterparts to stop an illegal drug mogul with a sinister scheme.

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Rating: 3 out of 5


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I've found, over decades of watching movies, that films boasting non-stop action are often not so exciting once you've shelled out your $12. If you promise me explosions, cars somersaulting through the air, or monsters grappling on the streets of a major city, I'm anticipating having my face blown clear off of my head.

Sometimes, trailers like to turn my internet browser into a house of lies. Examples that come to mind: Pacific Rim, Battle L.A., Transformers II and IV, Sucker Punch, and Fifty Shades of Grey.

Then, there are trailers that deliver what they promise. Movies like Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class, and Kingsman: The Secret Service.

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Rating: 5 out of 5


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John Denver is having a moment. First, earlier this year, FREE FIRE and OKJA featured "Annie's Song," then ALIEN: COVENANT and more recently LOGAN LUCKY used "Take Me Home, Country Roads" in a significant way to the plot. Matthew Vaughn's KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE fits in the latter group when the country roads take home our beloved characters.

Much like Denver, this film thrives in its empathy for the multi-layered transformations our hero Eggsy (Taron Egerton) goes through. Vaughn merely tweaks the formula of the first Kingsman, keeping the overly stylized action and whacky villains, but giving up substance in exchange for tiring comic relief (Elton John) and a structurally undefined film. Julianne Moore is a delight to watch as Poppy, but her insane and contradictory politics make the drugs ploy seem ridiculous, even by Kingsman standards. This undeniable insanity is only heightened in America, where Eggsy and company meet the Statesman, an American spy agency including a brilliant cast of Jeff Bridges, Channing Tatum, Pedro Pascal, and Halle Berry.

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Rating: 2.5 out of 5


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Eggsy Unwin is back with the Kingsman (some who you assumed were dead in the previous film) to stop a new villain, Poppy, and the deadly disease she releases across the world with the help of her followers in the Golden Circle. While the action and fights promise solid entertainment, how silly is too far in this satirical yet stylish spy movie?

Even if you have not seen the first installment, you will not be lost as the film moves along starting with a background as to who the Kingsman are and what they stand for. It is easy to pick up who is good, who is bad and who is just outright strange. If you have seen the first film however you will notice Eggsy's change from street smart charming boy to a dapper young spy. The movie also includes several celebrities and actors including Colin Firth, Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges and even Elton John, who drops the f-bomb at least 10 times which is funny but extremely random.

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Rating: 3.5 out of 5


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Sequel to the successful Kingsman: The Secret Service, our favorite British spy organization is back in Kingsman The Golden Circle. This time there’s a new mission, new villains, and a new way to make a martini. However, we still have the same stylish suits and deadly weapons that made us fall in love with the Kingsmen in the first film. In this movie, there’s a new enemy threatening the world…. Again… and when our beloved spy organization faces a major obstacle, they must team up with their American spy counterparts, The Statesman, to work together to stop this enemy from terrorizing the world.

Walking into this movie, I already had high hopes. I think the reason the first one did so well was because it was a movie nobody thought would be really good, but had the action, comedy, and thrills to become a nice surprise. I personally also loved how the first parodied a real life global crisis (global warming and overpopulation) by using a highly outrageous solution (kill the weak people, save the celebrities). And thankfully, this sequel kept those same unique film qualities by parodying the “War on Drugs” with lots of violence and a lovely appearance with a cranky

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Rating: 3.5 out of 5


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Rating: out of 5


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Tuesday, September 19

Reeling 35: HELLO AGAIN appearances Tyler Blackburn and Jenna Ushkowitz



Mind on Movies wants to share with you that Reeling is pleased to announce that Jenna Ushkowitz (Glee’s Tina Cohen-Chang) will join her HELLO AGAIN co-star Tyler Blackburn on Thursday’s red carpet at the 35th anniversary film festival’s opening night.

Reeling, the second-oldest LGBTQ film festival in the world, kicks off its landmark 35th anniversary festival Thursday, September 21 at Music Box Theatre with the Chicago premiere of Northwestern University alum Tom Gustafson’s HELLO AGAIN. The sex-fueled all-star screen adaptation of the 1994 Off-Broadway musical stars Pretty Little Liars heartthrob Tyler Blackburn, American Horror Story’s Cheyenne Jackson, Glee’s Jenna Ushkowitz, Broadway legend Audra McDonald, Empire’s Rumer Willis, Steppenwolf Ensemble member Martha Plimpton and more. Tyler Blackburn, Jenna Ushkowitz, director Tom Gustafson and writer-producer Cory Krueckeberg will be in attendance for opening night.

Visit www.reelingfilmfestival.org to learn more and purchase tickets!


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Friday, September 15

Enter to Win Captain Underpants on Bluray!



Mind on Movies is very excited to announce that we are working with DreamWorks Animation on the upcoming Bluray release of CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE.
Hold onto your capes! Based on the bestselling book series by Dav Pilkey, DreamWorks Animation presents CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE. “…One of the funniest, most heartwarming films of the year” (William Bibbiani, Crave Online). Certified Fresh on RottenTomatoes.com, this outrageous family comedy tells the story of two overly imaginative best friends, George (Kevin Hart) and Harold (Thomas Middleditch), who hypnotize their principal (Ed Helms) into thinking he’s the hero from their comic books: Captain Underpants. CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE also features the voice talent of Nick Kroll as Professor Poopypants.

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