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Mike has a degree in Film from The University of Texas at Austin. He has worked in the entertainment industry for over 25 years and sees over 300 theatrical releases a year. Mike has a weekly movie blog where he reviews films both present and past at: LastOnetoLeavetheTheatre.com He is a member of the Georgia Film Critics Association and is the film critic for RioandReyes.com .

The Salt of the Earth

“The Salt of the Earth” Movie Review

“The Salt of the Earth” (2014) The co-director of the film, Wim Wenders, opens this documentary by talking about discovering a fascinating black-and-white photograph that he explores in great detail on camera. He doesn’t know […]

CW69–04/17/2015

Queen and Country

“Queen and Country” Movie Review

“Queen and Country” (2014)   In 1950s England, Bill (Callum Turner) would rather spend his days on the banks of the Thames river, watching for pretty girls walking by or seeing a movie being shot […]

CW69–04/17/2015

Paul Mart: Mall Cop 2

Preview This! “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2″

Opening this week at a theater near you: “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2″ (2015) Your favorite mall cop (Kevin James) is back and is now roaming the halls of a casino.  Las Vegas may never […]

CW69–04/13/2015

Roswell Press Conference and Panel - ATX Television Festival

ATX Television Festival Announces Lineup for June 4 – 7th

ATX Television Festival Announces Lineup for June 4 – 7th I know where TV fans will be this summer; in Austin, Texas for the ATX Televison Festival, June 4 – 7th. My favorite festival of […]

CW69–04/10/2015

The Longest Ride

Interview with “The Longest Ride” Nicholas Sparks, Scott Eastwood and Britt Robertson

Luke (Scott Eastwood) is a professional bull rider who is trying to make a comeback and make it to the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) finals. Sophia (Britt Robertson) is an art major who is about […]

CW69–04/08/2015

The Longest Ride

Preview This! “The Longest Ride”

Opening this week at a theater near you:   “The Longest Ride” (2015) A bull rider (Scott Eastwood) and a college student (Britt Robertson) fall in love after helping an old man (Alan Alda) at a car accident.  He tells them a tale of love that will change their lives.   “The Longest Ride” Website        My interview […]

CW69–04/06/2015

The Red Road

“The Red Road” Red Carpet ATLFF 2015

On Sunday, at the Atlanta Film Festival, the season 2 premiere of the Sundance Channel series “The Red Road” played to an enthusiastic audience. Before the screening, I had a chance to take with Julianne […]

CW69–03/31/2015

The Sisterhood of the Night

“The Sisterhood of the Night” Red Carpet

On Friday night at the Plaza Theatre, I attended the screening of the feature film “The Sisterhood of the Night.” I interviewed the director Caryn Waechter and several of the cast members of the movie […]

CW69–03/30/2015

Furious 7

Preview This! “Furious 7″

Opening this week at a theatre near you: “Furious 7’  (2015) Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) is out for revenge, and he is targeting Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his family.  It’s time to get the […]

CW69–03/30/2015

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck

“Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck” SXSW Movie Review

“Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck” (2015) One of the most anticipated and in demand screenings at SXSW was the documentary “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck.” It’s an intimate look at the man, done with the […]

CW69–03/24/2015

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