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

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Movie Review: American Honey

Director Andrea Arnold puts the audience right in the bus with this white trash crew giving you a slice of Americana that is downright dirty and not a joy to watch whatsoever in American Honey.


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Movie Review | Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back may not have been a sequel audiences were clamoring to see, but Cruise and his Director pal Edward Zwick actually improves on the previous installment by humanizing the no-nonsense Ex Military Policeman Jack Reacher this go around.


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Movie Review: Keeping Up with the Joneses

Keeping Up with the Joneses had potential, but flounders in the worst possible way misusing its cast and keeping the laughs to a bare minimum.



44 on the Town | The Birth of a Nation Review with SBK

Soul Brother Kevin from 102.5 The Bone stopped by to discuss the controversial new film The Birth of a Nation.


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Movie Review: The Accountant

The Accountant is one of those rare action films that manages to be smart, yet not get too involved in the math side of the story losing some viewers (myself included) whose numbers game is not up to par


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Movie Review: Denial

This legal location switcheroo leads to a unique film drama full of frustration propped up by two strong performances from Weisz and Wilkinson.


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Movie Review: The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train with Emily Blunt in the lead looked like a winner on paper, yet the adaptation doesn’t do anything to entice the audience into caring about what happens to all these unlikable, self-absorbed people and their problems.


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Movie Review: The Birth of a Nation

The Birth of a Nation is one of the few instances where the director of the film actually bails himself out by giving a strong performance in the lead as a nice man forced to raise his fist in order to do what he feels is right.


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Movie Review: Deepwater Horizon

The explosion is the focus of Deepwater Horizon, but the cast gives the audience its hope and depictions of heroism.


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Movie Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

Burton creates a beautiful world full of amazing individuals in Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, but it can’t make up for lack of originality and an uninspired lead in the form of Asa Butterfield .




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