T.M. Powell

CW44_TMPowellI’m CW44’s Media Critic, 44 on the Town Co-Host and one of the top Pop Culture nerds in Tampa Bay. I help make the decision whether to see it or skip it when it comes to movies. Voted runner up in Creative Loafing’s Best of the Bay 2015 for Best Local Blogger.Watch Entertainment Now with T.M. Powell sponsored by Emerald City Comics Sunday Mornings at 11 on 44 on the Town. Follow me on Twitter @tmpowellCW44 and become a fan on Facebook. —T.M. Powell/ CW44-WTOG Tampa Bay

Credit: Walt Disney Pictures

Movie Review: Moana

The substance in Moana may lack in content at times, but is made up for in a big way with the immaculate look of the film.


Credit: Paramount Pictures

Movie Review: Allied

The pace of Allied is one big tease that never fulfills the spy thriller expectations advertised in its marketing campaign.


Credit: Focus Features

Movie Review: Nocturnal Animals

What saves Nocturnal Animals from the awkward cinema director Tom Ford delivers to his audience is the standout dual performance of Jake Gyllenhaal.


Credit: CW44

44 on the Town: Fantastic Beasts Review

Check out Miguel Fuller & Holly O’Connor from The Miguel & Holly Show on Hot 101.5 join fellow Potterhead T.M. to celebrate Fantastic Beasts. Added Bonus! Veronica from 99.5 QYK sits in as well to describe her first experience into the Wizarding World.


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Movie Review: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk could have been an exceptional emotional journey to witness, but instead flounders in its own clichéd story that fails to connect with the audience.


Credit: STX Entertainment

Movie Review: Edge of Seventeen

To put it quite simply, Hailee Steinfeld is amazing in Edge of Seventeen and should be seriously considered for the lead actress race during award season


Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

Movie Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

What’s great about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is it manages to feel fresh without relying on the former franchise to drive the new story.


Credit: Focus Features

Movie Review: Loving

Loving is a quiet little film that survives on the performances of Edgerton and Negga.


Credit: 20th Century Fox

Movie Review: Rules Don’t Apply

Time looks to have passed Warren Beatty by as a director as he stumbles trying to show the crazy world of Howard Hughes in Rules Don’t Apply.


Credit: Paramount Pictures

Movie Review: Arrival

Arrival proves Science Fiction films can be art, emotional and thought-provoking without firing a single death ray causing intergalactic war.



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