J.C. De Leon
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J.C. De Leon

Hailing from Austin, Tx. J.C. is maybe the biggest fan of sports movies you'll ever see. He's got an affinity for great writing and two of his favorites are Aaron Sorkin and Shane Black. When he's not watching movies at home, he can be found watching movies at the Alamo Drafthouse. He occasionally tries to play video games, but he's not very good at them. Follow him on Twitter for witty tweets and pictures of his cats.

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Green Room After witnessing a shocking crime, a young rock band is unexpectedly thrust into a life-or-death battle to escape the clutches of a diabolical club owner (Patrick Stewart) and his ruthless henchmen in this white-knuckle thriller. A very simple plot synopsis for a very not-simple movie. Jeremy Saulnier has

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Zootopia The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together – a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew,

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The Witch New England, 1630: William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life with their five children, homesteading on the edge of an impassible wilderness. When their newborn son mysteriously vanishes and their crops fail, the family begins to turn on one another. The Witch is a chilling portrait of a family

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The Hateful Eight – PICK OF THE WEEK In The Hateful Eight, set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh), race towards the

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Species II Having just returned from a mission to Mars, Commander Ross (Justin Lazard) isn’t exactly himself. He’s slowly becoming a terrifying alien entity with a one-track mind – to procreate with human women! When countless women suffer gruesome deaths while bearing half-alien offspring, scientist Laura Baker (Marg Helgenberger) and hired

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It’s not typical of a movie review to be written of a work in progress cut of a film, and it’s even less typical of a studio publicist to insist upon a review of said work in progress cut. Well, comedy legends Key and Peele are not your typical filmmakers

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February 23 releases The Good Dinosaur The Good Dinosaur asks the question: what if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely, and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? In this epic journey into the world of dinosaurs, an apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.

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Spectre A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organization known

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Crimson Peak – Guillermo del Toro When her heart is stolen by a seductive stranger, a young woman is swept away to a house atop a mountain of blood-red clay – a place filled with secrets that will haunt her forever. Between desire and darkness, between mystery and madness, lies

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Straight Outta Compton – F. Gary Gray Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how five young cultural rebels – armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent – stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world’s most dangerous group,

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The Martian – Ridley Scott During a manned mission to Mars, American astronaut Mark Watney (Damon) is presumed dead and left behind by his crew. But Watney is still alive, and he must now find a way to contact Earth – and survive on a barren planet with meager supplies

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The Visit – M. Night Shyamalan When Becca and Tyler are sent to their grandparents’ secluded Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong stay, they quickly discover something is not right with the elderly couple. Faced with strange rules and increasingly frightening behavior, the children soon realize it will take all their wits

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To think of the ‘man-child’ sub-genre of comedy movies that has spawned in the last decade or so, there are a few names that come to mind. There’s the dreck that Adam Sandler tends to vomit out of his brain and release into theaters, and then there’s the hit-or-miss stylings

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These are the Blu-ray releases reviewed for the week of December 8th, 2015.

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If you’re a full grown adult somewhere between your late twenties and early thirties, chances are seeing that iconic Goosebumps font anywhere conjures up fond and frightening memories of the iconic book franchise. They young-adult books were always scarier than they had any right to be, and as revered as

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