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Top 10 Christmas Movies

Christmas is finally here, and with the stress of buying last minute gifts, wrapping, and baking now over, it is the perfect time to...

Winter 2017/2018 Movie Preview

*Photo Credit: © 2017 Lucasfilm Ltd. Thanksgiving has come and gone, so now we are staring into the heart of winter. Unfortunately, like the weather of...

The Rise of the Remakes

*Photo Credit: © 2016 Netflix “In west Philadelphia born and raised…” I’m sure most — if not all — of you just finished this lyric from the...

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

*Photo Credit: © 2017 Disney/Marvel I’m a self-proclaimed Marvel fanboy, so it’s no surprise that I made it out to the theater to catch the MCU’s...

Wagner’s Watchlist: Defiance (2008)

*Photo Credit: Collider I find historical, “based on a true story” films to be notoriously hit-or-miss. History is, in reality, filled to the brim with...

Wagner’s Watchlist: Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

*Photo Credit: © 2017 Warner Bros. Entertainment Ridley Scott: “Who are you?” Denis Villeneuve: “I’m you, but stronger.” Among my most unpopular movie opinions is my dislike of...

Wagner’s Watchlist: Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

*Photo Credit: © 20th Century Fox Finally, a movie that doesn’t take itself too damn seriously. One of my biggest issues with Hollywood is the fact that...

Will & Grace is Back, Honey!

*Photo Credit: NBC Prepare to gay gasp, because Thursday September 28th Will and Grace, along with their friends Jack and Karen, will reunite with a...

Wagner’s Watchlist: It (2017)

*Photo Credit: Warner Bros. Stephen King has long been a cash cow for Hollywood. The renowned horror writer has provided the source material for such...

Wagner’s Watchlist: No Country for Old Men

A lot of people die in this movie. I start this review by saying that fact very bluntly, because that is how the movie begins...

Rush: How Ron Howard Directs Risk and Rivalry

*Photo Credit: The Hollywood Reporter “The closer you are to death, the more alive you feel.” With this opening line, you may imagine I am...

Wagner’s Watchlist: Primer

*Photo Credit: 2004 New Line Cinema The science fiction genre is among the most grossly expensive genres in Hollywood. For instance, the recent sci-fi flop...

Wagner’s Watchlist: Only God Forgives

When Ryan Gosling is billed as the lead actor in a film, it’s reasonable to expect a strong performance. As one of the strongest...

Wagner’s Watchlist: Dunkirk

Imagine you’re a soldier, standing on a beach, being whipped by the cold wind rolling off the sea. Behind you, the Enemy’s soldiers and...

Wagner’s Watchlist: The Nice Guys

*Daniel McFadden/Warner Bros. Entertainment When it comes to actors, most of us generally differentiate between comedy actors and “serious” actors. We’d scoff at the notion...

Wagner’s Watchlist: Spider-Man Homecoming

*Marvel Studios At long last, we have the Peter Parker we deserve. Once the most troubled superhero franchise around, Spider-man has been given the Marvel Studios...

Wagner’s Watchlist: Baby Driver

*SlashFilm There are few things in life as satisfying as a great movie soundtrack. Well-timed and well-tuned sonic overlays can be the final touch on...

Wagners Watchlist: 10 Cloverfield Lane

*Polygon After watching Cloverfield (2008), I felt duped and disappointed. I had expected a great mystery/disaster movie full of intrigue and a big surprise twist, and instead...

Wagner’s Watchlist: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

*Photo: Contributed Photo If you ask anyone who grew up in the 1980s about their favorite comedy, chances are good that it will be a...

Wagner’s Watchlist: Project Almanac

*The AV Club Time travel might very well be the most difficult subgenre of science fiction to pull off. The contorted and overlapped narrative structure that...

Wagner’s Watchlist: Keanu

*ScreenRant Before he burst onto the scene as 2017’s hottest new director, Jordan Peele was best known as one half of the comedy duo Key...

Wagner’s Watchlist: The Discovery

*Netflix In recent years, Netflix has become a leader in the television market by producing original series and films that are only available through the...

Wagner’s Watchlist: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

*Marvel Studios James Gunn and Marvel Studios pulled off a cinematic miracle in 2014 when they took a ragtag team of unknown heroes to the...

Wagner’s Watchlist: Train to Busan

*The Hollywood Reporter From the classic Romero films to The Walking Dead, the zombie genre is one that is quintessentially American. However, moviegoers rarely get...