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For the week of 4/25/2017 on Can’t Stop the Movies

The dramatic rollout of 2016 continues onward this week.  I'll be reviewing the Natalie Portman biopic Jackie, the behind-the-scenes work of the black women for the United States space program in Hidden Figures, Hailee Steinfeld's coming-of-age dramedy The Edge of Seventeen, and Fences - which won Viola Davis her long-deserved Oscar.

Remember, no one can stop the movies.


For the week of 4/18/2017 on Can’t Stop the Movies

After last week's foray into animation, I'm going to be switching back to live action and looking at some of the major dramas I missed from 2016.  We kick off the week with the faith-based horror of Silence, Dev Patel's multi-award recognized work in Lion, Park Chan-wook's atmospheric The Handmaiden, and a dose of Adam Driver with Paterson.

Courtney and I will also be dropping episode 17 of Changing Reels over at Modern Superior.  We'll be discussing the 2016 Korean horror film The Wailing.

Remember, no one can stop the movies.


For the week of 4/11/2017 on Can’t Stop the Movies

It's a week of animation here at Can't Stop the Movies with reviews of two Oscar-nominated films, a food-centric curiosity, and a film based on one of my favorite video game series.  Starting tomorrow, look for reviews of Kubo and the Two Strings (from some of the creative minds behind ParaNorman and The Boxtrolls), Sausage Party, Ratchet and Clank, and Moana.

Remember, no one can stop the movies.


For the week of 4/4/2017 on Can’t Stop the Movies

Continuing the great 2016 catch-up, I'll be reviewing The Neon Demon, Kung Fu Panda 3, Loving, and Pete's Dragon.  I'm most curious to watch The Neon Demon, as Only God Forgives was a fascinating example of a great director consciously attempting to shed himself of a "fashionable" audience.  Never reviewed the first Kung Fu Panda for Can't Stop the Movies, but I'm a big fan of it, and the second was good funLoving should continue Jeff Nichols' trend of excellent movies following last week's review of Midnight Special.

Finally, I've heard good things about Pete's Dragon so I figured - why the heck not?

Saturday will be a wild card spot depending on what's opening in my local theater, and over at Modern Superior our sixteenth episode of Changing Reels will be published on Thursday.  Give us a listen if you haven't already, and spend some time poking around the Modern Superior website to find other new podcasts.  We'll be discussing Bong Joon-Ho's Memories of Murder in a conversation which got more boisterous than I anticipated.

Remember, no one can stop the movies.


For the week of 3/28/2017 on Can’t Stop the Movies

My last full review was in 2016.  Did I miss anything in the meantime?  So long as the world is still under the leadership of a relatively benevolent President with a competent grasp on policy and a cool temperament, I'm sure things will be okay.

If that's not the case, then it's time to reflect on the films of 2016 that I missed and was not able to write about.  As I was only able to write a handful of reviews on 2016 films, there is a lot for me to catch up on.  Starting this Tuesday, March 28th, I'm holding this website to a strict update schedule of 10 AM EST postings Tuesday through Saturday.  We're going to be rebranding the "Why Video Games" section in the coming weeks, so look forward to video game reviews and analysis projects in the future.

For now, we need to get back to the movies, and this is where you readers come in!  Below, I've put together a list of movies from 2016 through now that have my interest - for good or ill - and plan on watching in the coming weeks.  I'm open to suggestions if there's something you want to read my take on: