Tuesday, December 27, 2016

LION

ROG'S VIEWPOINT - Separated from his brother Guddu (Abhishek Bharate), five-year-old Saroo (Sunny Pawar) gets lost on a train and taken away from his family and home in India. He learns to survive on his own before ultimately being adopted by

Sunday, December 25, 2016

FENCES


ROG'S VIEWPOINT - Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington), a failed baseball player turned garbage man, struggles to raise his family in 1950s Pittsburgh. His wife Rose (Viola Davis) stays by his side through good and bad. As both director and star, Denzel Washington brilliantly translates August Wilson's Pulitzer-Prize-winning play to the big screen. No stranger to this production, he and Viola Davis won

Friday, December 23, 2016

WHY HIM?


ROG'S VIEWPOINT - When overprotective dad Ned Fleming (Bryan Cranston), wife Barb (Megan Mullally) and son Scotty (Griffin Gluck) visit daughter Stephanie (Zoey Deutch) at Stanford over the holidays, all is not

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

ASSASSIN'S CREED


ROG'S VIEWPOINT - Saved from execution, convicted killer Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) is reluctantly drawn into the ages-long battle between a secret society known as The Assassins and the oppressive Templar Order. Attached to a

SING


ROG'S VIEWPOINT - Koala Buster Moon (the voice of Matthew McConaughey) decides to produce the world's greatest singing competition to restore his once grand theater to its former prestige. This tuneful animated comedy is filled with songs to cover up

PASSENGERS


ROG'S VIEWPOINT - On the Starship Avalon's 120-year voyage to a distant colony planet with over 5,000 hibernated people looking to begin a new life, passengers Jim Preston (Chris Pratt) and Aurora Lane (Jennifer Lawrence) are awakened 90 years too soon. A malfunction is just the

Friday, December 16, 2016

COLLATERAL BEAUTY

ROG'S VIEWPOINT - After a terrible tragedy, New York advertising executive Howard (Will Smith) withdraws from family and friends. He desperately seeks answers by writing letters to Love, Death and Time. Soon he is

Friday, December 9, 2016

MISS SLOANE

ROG'S VIEWPOINT - One of the top lobbyists in Washington D.C., Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain) now faces the toughest opponent of her career. She must do whatever

OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY

ROG'S VIEWPOINT - A fun-loving boss (T.J. Miller), his Chief Technical Officer (Jason Bateman) and their co-workers must throw a monumental holiday office party to impress a client and save the company branch from being shut down by his CEO sister (Jennifer Aniston). This boisterous comedy may not be art, but

JACKIE


ROG'S VIEWPOINT - In the days following the assassination of her husband, Jackie Kennedy (Natalie Portman) reflects on her recent White House years with Life Magazine reporter Theodore H. White (Billy Crudup). Natalie Portman delivers

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

MAN DOWN

ROG'S VIEWPOINT - After a tour in Afghanistan, U.S. Marine Gabriel Drummer (Shia LaBeouf) returns home to find a post-apocalyptic America. Along with his best friend Devin Roberts (Jai Courtney), he desperately

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

BAD SANTA 2

ROG'S VIEWPOINT - Willie Soke (Billy Bob Thornton) reluctantly heads to Chicago with angry little Marcus (Tony Cox) to rob a charity for a big payoff. Unbeknownst to Willie, his estranged mother (Kathy Bates) is the brains behind this robbery. Even knockout performances from Thornton and Bates

RULES DON'T APPLY

ROG'S VIEWPOINT - Howard Hughes (Warren Beatty) disrupts the romance between an aspiring actress (Lily Collins) and her young driver (Alden Ehrenreich). Director/writer Warren Beatty has concocted a good old-fashioned romantic comedy that is sure to please baby boomers. Lily Collins and Alden Ehrenreich are

Thursday, November 17, 2016

THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN

ROG'S VIEWPOINT - High school life becomes intolerable for Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld) when she finds out that her older brother Darian (Blake Jenner) is dating her best friend Krista (Haley Lu Richardson). Feeling angry and alone, she turns to teacher Mr. Bruner (Woody Harrelson), who becomes a reluctant sounding board for all that is happening

BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK

ROG'S VIEWPOINT - 19-year-old Billy Lynn (Joe Alwyn), a war hero home on a victory tour with his squad, must come to grips with loss and the aftermath of battle while waiting to participate in the halftime show of a Thanksgiving Dallas football game. Director Ang Lee's latest film is a gripping depiction of the

NOCTURNAL ANIMALS

ROG'S VIEWPOINT - Art gallery owner Susan Morrow (Amy Adams) is haunted by the manuscript of her ex-husband's (Jake Gyllenhaal) new novel - the story of a man's revenge after his wife and daughter are raped and murdered. This "story within a story" weaves back and forth between Susan's troubled real life with

Friday, November 11, 2016

THE EAGLE HUNTRESS

ROG'S VIEWPOINT - 13-year-old Aisholpan trains to become the first female eagle hunter in twelve generations of her Mongolian family in this documentary narrated by Daisy Ridley. Strength and the determination to

ARRIVAL

ROG'S VIEWPOINT - Linguist Dr. Louise Banks (Amy Adams) and a team of experts are recruited to find out the meaning behind alien spacecraft landings around the globe. If you're looking for action,

LOVING

ROG'S VIEWPOINT - In 1958, interracial couple Richard Loving (Joel Edgerton) and Mildred Jeter Loving (Ruth Negga) were arrested and sentenced to prison in Virginia. Their suit against the state led to the Supreme Court's unanimous decision making

Friday, November 4, 2016

HACKSAW RIDGE

The inspirational true story of WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who saved many lives during the Battle of Okinawa and was the first conscientious objector in U.S. history to be awarded

TROLLS

ROG'S VIEWPOINT - Trolls Poppy (the voice of Anna Kendrick) and Branch (Justin Timberlake) try to save their friends from being eaten by their nemeses in this animated feature. This colorful 3D spectacle is filled with

MOONLIGHT

ROG'S VIEWPOINT - The enlightening story of African American male Chiron told in three parts: as a child (Alex Hibbert), teen (Ashton Sanders) and adult (Trevante Rhodes). Director Barry Jenkins takes his time letting this

Friday, October 28, 2016

THE PICKLE RECIPE

ROG'S VIEWPOINT - Desperate for cash, party emcee Joey (Jon Dore) is coerced by his Uncle Morty (David Paymer) into stealing his Grandmother Rose's (Lynn Cohen) treasured secret pickle recipe. Strained family relationships are

Monday, October 24, 2016

OASIS: SUPERSONIC

ROG'S VIEWPOINT - A super rock doc that chronicles the rise of brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher's band Oasis. Filled with music and behind-the-scenes drama, this visually

Friday, October 21, 2016

KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES

ROG'S VIEWPOINT - A suburban couple's (Zach Galifianakis and Isla Fisher) life becomes chaotic when their new neighbors (Jon Hamm and Gal Gadot) turn out to be spies. This comedy falls flat with most of the belly laughs revealed in the

AMERICAN PASTORAL

 ROG'S VIEWPOINT - The marriage between a star athlete (Ewan McGregor) and a beauty queen (Jennifer Connelly) begins to disintegrate when their rebellious daughter (Dakota Fanning) becomes a revolutionary during the Vietnam War. Philip Roth's sweeping novel is