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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: He is a member of the Georgia Film Critics Association and is the film critic for .

Atlanta Film Festival

Master Class Series at 2016 Atlanta Film Festival

  The Atlanta Film Festival isn’t just about screening films, it also has The Creative Conference. The Creative Conference is a five-day curation of nearly 40 panels, demos, talks, and workshops aimed to support and […]


Natural Born Pranksters

Interview with the “Natural Born Pranksters” Crew

On Monday, March 28th, just before their appearance at the Cobb Energy Center, I interviewed Roman Atwood, Vitaly Zdorovetskly and Dennis Roady about their film “Natural Born Pranksters.” The three YouTube stars have huge followings […]


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Preview This! “Midnight Special”

Opening this week at a theatre near you: “Midnight Special” (2016) A father (Michael Shannon) and son (Jaeden Lieberher) go on the run after the father finds out his son has special powers. “Midnight Special” […]


Batman vs. Superman

Preview This! “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice”

Opening this week at a theatre near you:   “Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice”  (2016) The Gotham City-based Batman (Ben Affleck) travels to Metropolis to take on Superman (Henry Cavil), who he feels has […]


Easter Mysteries

“Easter Mysteries” Musical to screen March 22nd

“Easter Mysteries” is a Musical Feature Film that journeys into the passion of Christ’s death and resurrection through the lens of his disciples and followers. The story is a celebration that sheds a new light […]


The Brint Koston Show

The Brint Koston Show”

On Monday, March 21st at the Plaza Theatre, there will be a free screening of the first five episodes of “The Brent Koston Show,” a new show about a nine-year-old Brint hosting his own talk […]



CW’s “Containment” takes over SXSW!

CW’s “Containment” takes over SXSW! The CW made the presence felt this weekend at SXSW with huge pop-up for the series “Containment” at the bask of the Banger’s Sausage House and Beer Garden in downtown […]


The Divergent Series: Allegiant

Preview This! “The Divergent Series: Allegiant”

Opening this week at a theatre near you: “The Divergent Series: Allegiant”  (2016) Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) must go beyond the wall and leave behind their family and friends to try and […]


Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities

Cirque du Soleil “Kurios”

Written by Mike McKinney / Photos by Danielle Boise One of the great sights every year is the raising of the blue and yellow big top tents at Atlantic Station. It means that Cirque du […]


10 Cloverfield Land

Preview This! “10 Cloverfield Lane”

Opening this week at a theatre near you: “10 Cloverfield Lane” (2016) After surviving a car accident, a young woman (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) wakes up in an underground cellar. She was rescued by a man […]




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