Cinema-Commander Name
Justin Bates




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What can I say? I love movies! The first film that I can remember seeing in theaters was Toy Story in the early 90’s and I’ve been hooked ever since. I was born and raised in Vancouver, WA and have since spent the last decade or so in Arizona. I’m married to the most wonderful woman in the world and have a lovely daughter and a bouncing baby boy.

I started this movie blog a few years ago but, as a poor newlywed student busy with school and work, it never really got much traction. Now that I have a bit more control of my schedule, I’ve been able to be much more consistent. I try to see as many films as I can in any given year, preferably in theater but often on VidAngel, Redbox or Netflix, and make a point of writing reviews about many of them.

What Does Cinema Commander Focus On?

While I see all types of films (including wide-release, limited-release, blockbusters and independent films) across all types of genres (including Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Crime, Documentary, Drama, Family, Fantasy, History, Sci-Fi, Romance, etc.), I feel it is both necessary for me and helpful for my readers to just focus on a particular area in the cinematic world.

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Review: Warcraft (Video)

Check out my spoiler-free video review of Warcraft above. FYI: No Mid or Post-Credit Scenes ...
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Movie Review – X-Men: Apocalypse

As the eighth film in this long-running franchise, X-Men: Apocalypse ran the serious risk of getting old but, all in all, the ...
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One-Minute Review: The Italian Job

Check out the newest video in my series "One-Minute Reviews!". ******WRITTEN REVIEW****** The Italian Job is a quazi-remake of ...
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Review – Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Check out the newest video in my series "One-Minute Reviews!". ****SHOW NOTES**** Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit As the latest in ...
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Movie Review – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

To say that Batman v Superman is a disappointment would be a bit of an understatement. While the performances, specifically ...
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Paddington Review: Delightful, Wholesome, Family Fun

Check out the newest review in my series of "Family-Friendly Films!" If you like it, please SUBSCRIBE to keep in ...
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