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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 .

Slow West

“Slow West” Movie Review

“Slow West” (2015) The film opens up with a shot of Jay Cavendish (Kodi Smit-McPhee), a 16-year-old Scottish aristocrat as he lays on a blanket and stares at the sky full of stars. He points […]

CW69–10 hours ago

Poltergeist

Plaza Theatre to screen “Poltergeist” for 24 hours straight

In order to celebrate the release of the Twentieth Century Fox film “Poltergeist”, the Plaza Theatre is going to do something that has never been done in Atlanta. Starting Thursday 5/21 at 8 pm they […]

CW69–05/19/2015

Tomorrowland

Preview This! “Tomorrowland”

Opening This Week at a Theatre Near You: “Tomorrowland” (2015) Two opposites, Frank (George Clooney), a jaded former “boy genius,” and Casey (Britt Robertson), an optimistic teenager, embark on a mission to unearth the secrets […]

CW69–05/18/2015

Aguirre: The Wrath of God

Werner Herzog Retrospective at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema

Werner Herzog is one of the greatest film directors of the modern age. He has directed both narrative dramas and documentaries. Most of his dramas starred the amazing Klaus Kinski, who he worked with over […]

CW69–05/11/2015

Mad Max: Fury Road

Preview This! “Mad Max: Fury Road”

Opening this week at a theatre near you: Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) In a world where everything and everyone are fought over, a man called Max (Tom Hardy) just might be the man to […]

CW69–05/11/2015

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“Jane the Virgin” Nominated for Three Critics’ Choice TV Awards

Hot off the two nominations and one win at the 2015 Golden Globes and a 2015 Peabody Award, “Jane the Virgin” has been nominated for three Critics’ Choice Television Awards. The Broadcast Television Journalists Association […]

CW69–05/06/2015

Hot Pursuit

Preview This! “Hot Pursuit”

Opening this week at a theatre near you: “Hot Pursuit”  (2015) A by-the-book cop (Reese Witherspoon) and a widow of a drug kingpin (Sofia Vergara) are on the run as they race through Texas trying […]

CW69–05/04/2015

Dante's Down the Hatch

“Dante’s Down the Hatch” Screening at the Plaza Theatre

Dante’s Down the Hatch was an Atlanta institution for 43 years. The restaurant had a full-rigged sailing vessel that you could dine on surrounded by a moat containing live alligators. It was the place to […]

CW69–04/30/2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Preview This! “Avengers: Age of Ultron”

Opening this week at a theatre near you: “Avengers:  Age of Ultron “  (2015) Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) attempts to re-start a dormant peacekeeping program.  Things go bad and, what should have helped mankind, […]

CW69–04/27/2015

Sarah Jones, Nina Dobrev

Sarah Jones Internship announced

Sarah Jones was a Camera Assistant, who worked in the Atlanta area on movies and TV shows, including “The Vampire Diaries.” She lost her life in a fatal accident on the Georgia set of the […]

CW69–04/24/2015

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