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: The Weinstein Company

Movie Review: Hands of Stone

Director Jonathan Jakubowicz keeps Hands of Stone authentic so be prepared for subtitles, but the turmoil and theatrics will keep your eyes glued to the screen as Edgar Ramirez, Robert De Niro and Usher Raymond supply first-rate interpretations as the combatants at the center of this paint by the numbers boxing biopic.


Credit: Paramount Pictures

Movie Review: Ben-Hur

2016’s Ben-Hur is the poster child for the “Don’t mess with the classics” crowd when it comes to movie remakes.


Credit: Focus Features

Movie Review: Kubo and the Two Strings

From the snowflake on a monkey’s whisker to the battle scenes with some of the best choreographed fights on-screen this year, Kubo and the Two Strings is a wonder to watch.


Credit: The Film Arcade

Movie Review: Don’t Think Twice

Don’t Think Twice is a serious examination of the life of Improv performers and the grim reality that you can chase a dream, but that doesn’t mean you’re going to catch it.


Credit: CBS Films

Movie Review: Hell or High Water

Hell or High Water is not a stick up a minute crime tale, but a realistic and even sometimes relatable throwback western noir full of solid acting, heart pounding action and a pace that will have you appreciating the downtime contemplating our players actions as you gaze upon the eerily beautiful tumble weed back roads of West Texas.


Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

Movie Review: War Dogs

The strong acting from Hill and Teller in War Dogs help Phillips gain success stepping out of his comfort zone as a director.


Credit: Paramount Pictures

Movie Review: Florence Foster Jenkins

Streep shows again in Florence Foster Jenkins she can take an average movie and make it an endearing good time with her unmatched acting skills.


Credit: Walt Disney Pictures

Movie Review: Pete’s Dragon

Newcomer David Lowery takes full advantage of the large room for improvement as both writer and director of this remake set in the Pacific Northwest in 1982.


Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

Movie Review: Suicide Squad

Warner Bros., DC Comics, David Ayer and the rest of the crew of Suicide Squad should be patted on the back and told “Not too bad” after the mess that was Batman V Superman. As long as after the mild congrats, someone whispers in their ears and says “I know you can do better”.


Credit: Universal Pictures

Movie Review: Jason Bourne

Jason Bourne is by no means a bad film, it’s just at times the movie seemed like it should have been called Jason Bored, because nothing on-screen suggests fans should be excited Bourne is back.




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