Flipping the Script on ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ (2016)

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

 

Welcome to “Flipping the Script,” a monthly column where I reconsider recent films that have been panned, frowned upon, or simply underappreciated. I believe that movies should speak to us on a deep, personal level, and this column will consist of films that have done that for me despite widespread derision or apathy. Join me on my noble quest for cinematic redemption!

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‘Like Me’ Review: Addison Timlin Shines In Jarring Thriller

Like Me
Don’t let Like Me’s scant 80 minutes fool you, as this hypnotic and often times mind-bending thriller has a ton of meat to the bone. Though this movie is an acquired taste, Addison Timlin’s inspired performance and filmmaker Robert Mockler’s intriguing storytelling style, is worth the gamble.

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‘American Folk’ Review: A Cinematic Road Trip Worth Taking

American Folk
The dreams of hitting the open road is a notion that can hit us at any age, and sometimes that journey comes out of pure necessity. In American Folk, strangers Elliott (Joe Purdy) and Joni (Amber Rubarth) leave must leave California and head back to New York in the days after 9/11, and it’s a road trip that’s definitely worth taking.

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Blu-Ray Pick: ‘The Tiger Hunter’ Is Inspired Storytelling With A Ton Of Heart

The Tiger Hunter
It’s nice to give a pass or a bit of leeway to films that were a director’s passion project, and extra brownie points should be awarded if said feature was made with an indie budget. Director Lena Khan’s The Tiger Hunter may come from the heart, but it’s a story that also succeeds on its own merits. The review and special features details are below!

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‘A Movie A Day’ (1-7): ‘Mom And Dad’ and ‘Like Me’

"Like Me"
I’ve rebooted my ‘A Movie A Day’ quest, but as of now I feel like I’m back on the path. My CinemAddicts buddy Anderson Cowan is hoping I’ll last at least 30 days without missing beat, and seven days in I’m surviving. Details on the flicks you should see (Mom and Dad, Like Me) and skip (The Snowman) below!

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VIDEO: Chris Blue Talks Inspiration And Pain Behind ‘Blue Blood Blues’

Chris Blue
Channeling heartbreak and pain into your work is what fuels some of the best (and most productive artists). For The Voice alum (and season 12 winner) Chris Blue, these experiences helped shape his single “Blue Blood Blues.” Check out video on Blue as he talks about the genesis of the track.

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‘The Wall’ Host Chris Hardwick Shares His Key To Time Management

Chris Hardwick
Along with hosting and executive producing The Wall, Chris Hardwick is an interviewer and podcaster, Nerdist head, Talking Dead host, and an up and coming film producer who inked a 3-picture deal with Blumhouse Productions. During The Wall interviews, I asked Hardwick about the secret to time management (at least for him). Video is below!!

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Oprah Winfrey’s “Greatest Lesson” Came From Maya Angelou

Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey has served as a mentor and inspiration to many a soul, and one of her greatest teachers (and friends) was Maya Angelou. During the backstage press interviews at the Golden Globes, Winfrey recounted an important piece of advice doled out by Angelou:

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