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Keaton steals the show in ‘The Founder’

Keaton steals the show in ‘The Founder’

“The Founder” was directed by John Lee Hancock and written by Robert Siegel. (Courtesy of the Weinstein Company) Eric Smith Connector Contributor “The Founder” is a true story about greed, money and deceit starring Michael Keaton as Ray Krock, the man who franchised the famous fast food company we all know as McDonalds. Dick McDonald

Split on “Split”

“Split” is the twelfth movie directed by M. Night Shyamalan since his debut in 1992. (Courtesy of Universal Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Staff In terms of what kind of movie it is, “Split” is one of a kind. There are a lot of times when a movie turns out unintentionally hilarious, but this is one

‘The Bye Bye Man’: A movie as terrible as its title

The plot of “The Bye Bye Man” was based on the short story “The Bridge to Body Island” by Robert Damon Schneck. (Photo Courtesy of The Weinstein Company) Owen Johnson Connector Staff After moving into a house with his girlfriend Sasha (Cressida Bonas) and best friend John (Lucien Laviscount), college student Elliot (Douglas Smith) accidently

‘Rogue One’: A story not worth telling

“Rogue One” is the eighth “Star Wars” film and was released on Dec. 10, 2016. (Courtesy of Disney) Owen Johnson Connector Staff “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is the first film in a lineup of standalone movies set in the Star Wars universe. As the entire premise of having stand alone movies in this

Underrated Classic: “Galaxy Quest”

“Galaxy Quest” was first conceived as a science-fiction film called “Captain Starshine” back in 1997. (Courtesy of Dreamworks Pictures) Owen Johnson  Connector Staff In the 1990s, after the outpour of parody films by people like Mel Brooks and the Zucker brothers had either come to an end or deteriorated in quality, “Galaxy Quest” came about to

‘Air Bud:’ What were they thinking?

“Air Bud” made $30 million during it’s initial release. (Courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Staff There is an episode of “The Simpsons” where Krusty the Klown decides to run a new cartoon in place of Itchy and Scratchy. The cartoon ends up being so stupid and baffling that he just blankly stares

‘Doctor Strange’ fails to disappoint

Dr Strange first appeared in “Strange Tales #110” back in July 1963. (Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios) Owen Johnson Connector Staff The great irony about Marvel’s starting movies is that the ones with the premises and characters that would be most appealing to mainstream audiences are the movies that get played safe while the, pardon

Underrated Classics: ‘Scream 2’

“Scream 2” had multiple name changes during development before settling on the final title, including “Scary Sequel” and “The Sequel to Scream”. (Photo courtesy of Dimension Films) Owen Johnson Connector Staff “Scream 2” is an anomaly of a film. It is not only a sequel in a horror franchise that manages to be good, it

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