The Local Voice

The Flicker Box: Movies, Television, and Streaming Content Reviews and Recommendations



On the Reel

by Matt Wymer

Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens
This is the movie that fans have been waiting for. Directed by JJ Abrams, the power behind Lost and Fringe has awakened the franchise. This film masterfully incorporates the look and tempo of the original film, Star Wars: A New Hope. Abrams provides everything the fans wanted in Episodes 1-3 but were denied. If you have any love for Star Wars you need to see this film. Perhaps it will awaken the force inside you.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler star in this hilarious coming-of-middle-age story. This fun flick is a star-studded run down memory lane. The sisters revile in the past and learn to enjoy the present, all while trying  to make a better future. The film was Written By SNL veteran Paula Pell and directed by Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect). If you liked Bridesmaids or Baby Mama this movie is for you.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
This is the fourth Chipmunk movie in the series. The plot veers away from the first three films. We follow Alvin, Simon, and Theodore in a more domestic adventure. While watching this movie I am reminded of a less effective version of  The Parent Trap and Blended. This movie provides more for the kid than their parents. So take the kids, they will love to see the Chipmunks!

Daddy’s Home
Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg shine in this domesticated comedy. Written and directed by Sean Anders, writer of Hot Tub Time Machine and Horrible Bosses 2, this is a fun-filled family romp, who’s rough road leads to a happy home. Ferrell and Wahlberg have an on-screen chemistry that makes this movie a must-see. If you liked The Other Guys you will love this movie!  

Coming Soon: The Revenant – 1/8/2016, The Boy – 1/22/2016, Kung Fu Panda 3 – 1/29/2016

On the Tube


Galavant (ABC)
Season 2  of this  musical fantasy  will appeal to those who love musicals and love to hate musicals.

X-Files (FOX)
The truth is…I freaked…out…when I heard…they’re…bringing back the X-Files!!


Superstore (NBC)
A work place comedy that I hope will get the job done.


Brooklyn Nine-nine (FOX)
You have the right to remain silent–but it will be hard to while watching this show.

The Grinder (FOX)
He’s may not be a lawyer but he played one on TV!


Man Seeking Woman (FXX)
Outstandingly Metaphorical!


Idiotsitter (Comedy Central)
Jillian Bell (Workaholics) and Charlotte Newhouse take their web series to comedy central.

Workaholics (Comedy Central)
The Boys are back.


Children’s Hospital (Adult Swim Cartoon Network)

The Flicker Box: Movies, Television, and Streaming Content Reviews and Recommendations
Exit mobile version