A Most Wanted Man

A Most Wanted Man Movie Review

R, 121 m., 2014

Grigoriy Dobrygin (Issa Karpov), Philip Seymour Hoffman (Günther Bachmann), Homayoun Ershadi (Abdullah), Mehdi Dehbi (Jamal), Neil Malik Abdullah (Abdullah’s Bodyguard), Nina Hoss (Irna Frey), Daniel Brühl (Maximilian), Vicky Krieps (Niki), Kostja Ullmann (Rasheed), Franz Hartwig (Karl), Martin Wuttke (The Admiral), Vedat Erincin (Storekeeper), Rainer Bock (Dieter Mohr), Derya Alabora (Leyla Oktay), Tamer Yigit (Melik Oktay). Directed by Anton Corbijn and produced by Andrea Calderwood, Simon Cornwell, Stephen Cornwell, Gail Egan, Malte Grunert. Screenplay by Andrew Bovell, based on the novel by John le Carré.

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Lucy

Lucy Movie Review

R, 90 m., 2014

Scarlett Johansson (Lucy), Morgan Freeman (Professor Norman), Min-sik Choi (Mr. Jang), Amr Waked (Pierre Del Rio), Julian Rhind-Tutt (The Limey), Pilou Asbæk (Richard), Analeigh Tipton (Caroline), Nicolas Phongpheth (Jii), Jan Oliver Schroeder (French Mule), Luca Angeletti (Italian Mule), Loïc Brabant (Professor), Pierre Grammont (Professor), Pierre Poirot (Professor), Bertrand Quoniam (Professor), Pascal Loison (Drug Addict). Written and directed by Luc Besson. Produced by Virginie Silla.

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Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas Movie Review

R, 88 m., 2014

Anna Kendrick (Jenny), Melanie Lynskey (Kelly), Mark Webber (Kevin), Lena Dunham (Carson), Joe Swanberg (Jeff), Jude Swanberg (Jude), Chris Swanson (Music Supervisor), Eldar Kim (Cab Driver), Megan Mercier (Party Host), Chris Renton (Party Makeout Guy), Kris Swanberg (Landlord), Jessica Angelos (Party Guest), Mike Brune (Party Guest), Harry Burton (Party Guest), Tony Castro (Party Guest). Directed, produced, and written by Joe Swanberg.

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Wish I Was Here

Wish I Was Here Movie Review

R, 106 m., 2014

Zach Braff (Aidan), Pierce Gagnon (Tucker), Kate Hudson (Sarah), Joey King (Grace), Alexander Chaplin (Rabbi Rosenberg), Leslie David Baker (Audition Actor #1), James Avery (Audition Actor #2), Ato Essandoh (Audition Actor #3), Jim Parsons (Paul), Mark Thudium (Terry), Mandy Patinkin (Gabe), Josh Gad (Noah), Allan Rich (Rabbi Twersky), Ashley Greene (Janine), Michael Weston (Jerry). Directed by Zach Braff and produced by Matthew Andrews, Adam J. Braff, Zach Braff, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher. Screenplay by Adam J. Braff and Zach Braff.

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Sex Tape

Sex Tape Movie Review

R, 94 m., 2014

Cameron Diaz (Annie), Jason Segel (Jay), Rob Corddry (Robby), Ellie Kemper (Tess), Rob Lowe (Hank), Nat Faxon (Max), Nancy Lenehan (Linda), Giselle Eisenberg (Nell), Harrison Holzer (Howard), Sebastian Hedges Thomas (Clive), Timothy Brennen (Walt), Krisztina Koltai (Marta), Randall Park (Edward), Joe Stapleton (Piper Bros. Executive), James Wilcox (Charlie). Directed by Jake Kasdan and produced by Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch. Screenplay by Kate Angelo and Jason Segel & Nicholas Stoller, based on a story by Angelo.

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The Purge: Anarchy

The Purge: Anarchy Movie Review

R, 103 m., 2014

Frank Grillo (Sergeant), Carmen Ejogo (Eva Sanchez), Zach Gilford (Shane), Kiele Sanchez (Liz), Zoë Soul (Cali), Justina Machado (Tanya), John Beasley (Papa Rico), Jack Conley (Big Daddy), Noel Gugliemi (Diego (as Noel G.)), Castulo Guerra (Barney), Michael K. Williams (Carmelo), Edwin Hodge (The Stranger), Keith Stanfield (Young Goul Face), Roberta Valderrama (Lorraine), Niko Nicotera (Roddy). Directed by James DeMonaco and produced by Michael Bay, Jason Blum, Andrew Form, Bradley Fuller, Sebastien Lemercier. Screenplay by DeMonaco, based on his characters.

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I Origins

I Origins Movie Review

R, 113 m., 2014

Michael Pitt (Ian), Steven Yeun (Kenny), Astrid Bergès-Frisbey (Sofi), Brit Marling (Karen), Dorien Makhloghi (7-Eleven Attendant), Charles W. Gray (Marriage Clerk), John Schiumo (TV Anchor), Farasha Baylock (Posh Waitress), Ako (Nurse), Christopher Santamaria (Baby Tobias), Sebastian Santamaria (Baby Tobias), Cara Seymour (Dr. Simmons), Rhonda Ayers (Waitress), Crystal Anne Dickinson (Julie Dairy), Venida Evans (Margaret Dairy). Directed by Mike Cahill and produced by Cahill, Hunter Gray, Alex Orlovsky. Screenplay by Cahill.

 

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Boyhood

Boyhood Movie Review

R, 165 m., 2014

Ellar Coltrane (Mason), Patricia Arquette (Mom), Ethan Hawke (Dad), Elijah Smith (Tommy), Lorelei Linklater (Samantha), Steven Chester Prince (Ted (as Steven Prince)), Bonnie Cross (Teacher), Libby Villari (Grandma), Marco Perella (Professor Bill Welbrock), Jamie Howard (Mindy), Andrew Villarreal (Randy), Shane Graham (Neighborhood Friend #1), Tess Allen (Neighborhood Friend #2), Ryan Power (Paul), Sharee Fowler (Book Trivia Judge). Directed by Richard Linklater and produced by Linklater, Jonathan Sehring, John Sloss, Cathleen Sutherland. Screenplay by Linklater.

 

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Rage

Rage Movie Review

UNRATED, 92 m., 2014

Nicolas Cage (Paul Maguire), Rachel Nichols (Vanessa Maguire), Max Ryan (Kane), Michael McGrady (Danny Doherty), Peter Stormare (Francis O’Connell), Pasha D. Lychnikoff (Chernov), Patrice Cols (Anton), Weston Cage (Young Paul), Max Fowler (Mike), Aubrey Peeples (Caitlin Maguire), Jack Falahee (Evan), Danny Glover (Det. Peter St. John), Ron Goleman (Detective Hanson), Michael Papajohn (Vory), Amir Zandi (Young Doherty (as Amir Zandi-Karimi)). Directed by Paco Cabezas and produced by Michael Mendelsohn and Richard Rionda Del Castro. Screenplay by Jim Agnew and Sean Keller.

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Movie Review

PG_13, 130 m., 2014

Andy Serkis (Caesar), Jason Clarke (Malcolm), Gary Oldman (Dreyfus), Keri Russell (Ellie), Toby Kebbell (Koba), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Alexander), Kirk Acevedo (Carver), Nick Thurston (Blue Eyes), Terry Notary (Rocket), Karin Konoval (Maurice), Judy Greer (Cornelia), Jon Eyez (Foster), Enrique Murciano (Kemp), Larramie Doc Shaw (Ash (as Doc Shaw)), Lee Ross (Grey). Directed by Matt Reeves and produced by Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver. Screenplay by Mark Bomback and Jaffa & Silver, based on characters by Jaffa & Silver, based on the novel novel La Planète des Singes by Pierre Boulle.

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Tammy

Tammy Movie Review

R, 96 m., 2014

Melissa McCarthy (Tammy), Susan Sarandon (Pearl), Kathy Bates (Lenore), Allison Janney (Deb), Dan Aykroyd (Don), Mark Duplass (Bobby), Gary Cole (Earl), Nat Faxon (Greg), Toni Collette (Missi), Sandra Oh (Susanne), Ben Falcone (Keith Morgan), Sarah Baker (Becky), Rich Williams (Larry), Steve Little (Jet Ski Rental Guy), Dakota Lee (Kathleen). Directed by Ben Falcone and produced by  Will Ferrell, Melissa McCarthy, Adam McKay. Screenplay by McCarthy & Falcone.

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Transformers: Age of Extinction

Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Review

PG_13, 165 m., 2014

Mark Wahlberg (Cade Yeager), Stanley Tucci (Joshua Joyce), Kelsey Grammer (Harold Attinger), Nicola Peltz (Tessa Yeager), Jack Reynor (Shane Dyson), Titus Welliver (James Savoy), Sophia Myles (Darcy Tirrel), Bingbing Li (Su Yueming), T.J. Miller (Lucas Flannery), James Bachman (Gill Wembley), Thomas Lennon (Chief of Staff), Charles Parnell (CIA Director), Erika Fong (CIA Analyst), Mike Collins (CIA Analyst), Geng Han (Convertible Passenger). Directed by Michael Bay and produced by Ian Bryce, Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Don Murphy. Screenplay by Ehren Kruger.

Life … is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing – William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Macbeth

Shakespeare was referring to the existential despair at the core of life in his classic (and cursed?) stage play, yet he may as well have been writing about the vapid, soullessness at the core of Michael Bay’s oeuvre. With the ironically (and meaninglessly?)-titled Transformers: Age of Extinction, Bay begins a “new trilogy” to follow up his previous three “efforts.” It is a loud, painfully overlong, occasionally boring but mostly just incoherent and meaningless ramble of a summer blockbuster that hints that Bay may have learned his lesson, only to pull the rug out from under the audience to reveal…the same old schtick. Continue reading

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They Came Together

They Came Together Movie Review

R, 83 m., 2014

Paul Rudd (Joel), Amy Poehler (Molly), Cobie Smulders (Tiffany), Christopher Meloni (Roland), Max Greenfield (Jake), Bill Hader (Kyle), Ellie Kemper (Karen), Jason Mantzoukas (Bob), Melanie Lynskey (Brenda), Ed Helms (Eggbert), Michael Ian Black (Trevor), Michael Murphy (Roger), Kenan Thompson (Teddy), Jack McBrayer (Oliver), Ken Marino (Tommy). Directed by David Wain and produced by Michael Showalter. Screenplay by Showalter & Wain.

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Snowpiercer

Snowpiercer Movie Review

R, 126 m., 2013

Chris Evans (Curtis), Kang-ho Song (Namgoong Minsoo), Ed Harris (Wilford), John Hurt (Gilliam), Tilda Swinton (Mason), Jamie Bell (Edgar), Octavia Spencer (Tanya), Ewen Bremner (Andrew), Ah-sung Ko (Yona), Alison Pill (Teacher), Luke Pasqualino (Grey), Vlad Ivanov (Franco the Elder), Adnan Haskovic (Franco the Younger), Emma Levie (Claude), Steve Park (Fuyu (as Stephen Park)). Directed by Joon-ho Bong and produced by Tae-sung Jeong, Tae-hun Lee, Steven Nam, Chan-wook Park. Screenplay by Bong and Kelly Masterson, based on a screen story by Bong, based on Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob & Benjamin Legrand and Jean-Marc Rochette.

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Begin Again

Begin Again Movie Review

R, 104 m., 2013

James Corden (Steve), Keira Knightley (Greta), Mark Ruffalo (Dan), Hailee Steinfeld (Violet), Mos Def (Saul (as Yasiin Bey)), Karen Pittman (Business Woman #1), Paul Romero (Bartender), Catherine Keener (Miriam), Andrew Sellon (Christian Father), Ed Renninger (Barman), Eric Burton (Singer Songwriter 2), Adam Levine (Dave), Marco Assante (Marco), Mary Catherine Garrison (Jill), Jen Jacob (Dave Fangirl). Directed by John Carney and produced by Tobin Armbrust and Anthony Bregman. Screenplay by Carney.

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Venus in Fur

Venus in Fur Movie Review

UNRATED, 96 m., 2013

Emmanuelle Seigner (Vanda), Mathieu Amalric (Thomas). Directed by Roman Polanski and produced by Robert Benmussa and Alain Sarde. Screenplay by Polanski & David Ives, based on the play by Ives, and the novel by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch.

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Third Person

Third Person Movie Review

R, 137 m., 2013

Liam Neeson (Michael), Maria Bello (Theresa), Mila Kunis (Julia), Kim Basinger (Elaine), Michele Melega (Giorgio), Adrien Brody (Scott), Gianni Franco (Taxi Driver (Rome)), Marius Bizau (Taxi Driver (Paris)), Olivia Wilde (Anna), Katy Louise Saunders (Gina), James Franco (Rick), Loan Chabanol (Sam), Oliver Crouch (Jesse), Valentina Gaia (News Reader), Riccardo Scamarcio (Marco). Directed by Paul Haggis and produced by Paul Breuls, Haggis, Michael Nozik. Screenplay by Haggis.

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The Rover

The Rover Movie Review

R, 102 m., 2014

Guy Pearce (Eric), Chan Kien (Karaoke 1), Tek Kong Lim (Karaoke 2), Tawanda Manyimo (Caleb), Scoot McNairy (Henry), David Field (Archie), Scott Perry (Dying Soldier), Robert Pattinson (Rey), Richard Green (Storekeeper), Ben Armer (Benny), Ethan Hanslow (Hanging Gardens Boy), Gillian Jones (Grandma), Jamie Fallon (Colin), Frank C. Sun (Acrobat 1 (as Chen ‘Frank’ Sun)), Samuel F. Lee (Acrobat 2). Directed by David Michôd and produced by David Linde, Michôd, Liz Watts. Screenplay by Michôd, based on a story by Joel Edgerton and Michôd.

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Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys Movie Review

R, 134 m., 2014

Vincent Piazza (Tommy DeVito), John Lloyd Young (Frankie Valli), Steve Schirripa (Vito), Christopher Walken (Gyp DeCarlo), Kathrine Narducci (Frankie’s Mother), Lou Volpe (Frankie’s Father), Johnny Cannizzaro (Nick DeVito), Michael Patrick McGill (Officer Mike), Jacqueline Mazarella (Angry Woman), Michael Lomenda (Nick Massi), Lacey Hannan (Angela), Scott Vance (Detective #1), Steve Rankin (Detective #2), Ivar Brogger (Judge), Scott Michael Vance (Prison Guard). Directed by Clint Eastwood and produced by Eastwood, Tim Headington, Graham King, and Robert Lorenz. Screenplay by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, based on the musical book by Brickman & Elice.

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22 Jump Street

22 Jump Street Movie Review

R, 112 m., 2014

Jonah Hill (Schmidt), Channing Tatum (Jenko), Peter Stormare (The Ghost), Wyatt Russell (Zook), Amber Stevens (Maya), Jillian Bell (Mercedes), Ice Cube (Captain Dickson), The Lucas Brothers (Keith & Kenny Yang), Nick Offerman (Deputy Chief Hardy), Jimmy Tatro (Rooster), Caroline Aaron (Annie Schmidt), Craig Roberts (Spencer), Marc Evan Jackson (Dr. Murphy), Joe Chrest (David Schmidt), Eddie J. Fernandez (Scarface). Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller and produced by Jonah Hill, Neal H. Moritz, and Channing Tatum. Screenplay by Michael Bacall and Oren Uziel and Rodney Rothman, based on a story by Bacall & Hill, based on the television series 21 Jump Street by Patrick Hasburgh & Stephen J. Cannell.

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The Signal

The Signal Movie Review

PG_13, 97 m., 2014

Patrick Davidson (Boy Playing Claw Game), Brenton Thwaites (Nic), Olivia Cooke (Haley), Beau Knapp (Jonah), Jeffrey Grover (Gas Station Clerk), Laurence Fishburne (Damon), Roy Kenny (Hazmat 1), Timothy Holmes (Hazmat 2), Ricardo Campos (Hazmat 3), Drew Sykes (Hazmat 4), Lin Shaye (Mirabelle), Robert Longstreet (James). Directed by William Eubank and produced by Tyler Davidson and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones. Screenplay by Carlyle Eubank, William Eubank, and David Frigerio.

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The Sacrament

The Sacrament Movie Review

R, 95 m., 2013

Joe Swanberg (Jake), Amy Seimetz (Caroline), Kate Lyn Sheil (Sarah), AJ Bowen (Sam), Shawn Parsons (Carpenter), Gene Jones (Father), Kentucker Audley (Patrick), Donna Biscoe (Wendy), Shaun Clay (Robert (as Lashaun Clay)), Derek Roberts (Guide #2), Graham Reznick (Radio Sergeant), Conphidance (Guide #1), Cal Johnson (Villager #1), Madison Absher (Laundry Girl), Millie Wannamaker (Eden Parish Member). Directed by Ti West and produced by Molly Conners, Jacob Jaffke, Peter Phok, Eli Roth, West, and Christopher Woodrow. Screenplay by West.

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Obvious Child

Obvious Child Movie Review

R, 84 m., 2014

Jenny Slate (Donna Stern), Jake Lacy (Max), Gaby Hoffmann (Nellie), Gabe Liedman (Joey), David Cross (Sam), Richard Kind (Jacob Stern), Polly Draper (Nancy Stern), Paul Briganti (Ryan), Cindy Cheung (Dr. Bernard), Stephen Singer (Gene), Ramses Alexandre (Bar Patron), Suzanne Lenz (Female #2), Crystal Lonneberg (Bartender), Cyrus McQueen (Comedian), Ernest Mingione (Waiter). Directed by Gillian Robespierre and produced by Elisabeth Holm. Screenplay by Robespierre, based on a story by Karen Maine and Holm, based on the short film written by Anna Bean and Maine and Robespierre.

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The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars Movie Review

PG_13, 126 m., 2014

Shailene Woodley (Hazel), Ansel Elgort (Gus), Nat Wolff (Isaac), Laura Dern (Frannie), Sam Trammell (Michael), Willem Dafoe (Van Houten), Lotte Verbeek (Lidewij), Ana Dela Cruz (Dr. Maria), Randy Kovitz (Dr. Simmons), Toni Saladna (Flight Attendant), David Whalen (Gus’ Dad), Milica Govich (Gus’ Mom), Allegra Carpenter (Hostess), Emily Peachey (Monica), Emily Bach (Monica’s Mom). Directed by Josh Boone and produced by Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey. Screenplay by Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber, based on the book by John Green.

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Edge of Tomorrow

Edge of Tomorrow Movie Review

PG_13, 113 m., 2014

Tom Cruise (Cage), Emily Blunt (Rita), Brendan Gleeson (General Brigham), Bill Paxton (Master Sergeant Farell), Jonas Armstrong (Skinner), Tony Way (Kimmel), Kick Gurry (Griff), Franz Drameh (Ford), Dragomir Mrsic (Kuntz), Charlotte Riley (Nance), Masayoshi Haneda (Takeda), Terence Maynard (Cruel Sergeant), Noah Taylor (Dr. Carter), Lara Pulver (Karen Lord), Madeleine Mantock (Julie). Directed by Doug Liman and produced by Jason Hoffs, Gregory Jacobs, Tom Lassally, Jeffrey Silver, and Erwin Stoff. Screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie and Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth, based on the novel All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka.

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We Are the Best!

We Are the Best! Movie Review

UNRATED, 102 m., 2013

Mira Barkhammar (Bobo), Mira Grosin (Klara), Liv LeMoyne (Hedvig), Johan Liljemark (Kenneth), Mattias Wiberg (Roger), Jonathan Salomonsson (Elis), Alvin Strollo (Mackan), Anna Rydgren (Bobos mamma), Peter Eriksson (Bobos pappa), Charlie Falk (Linus), Lena Carlsson (Klaras mamma), David Dencik (Klaras pappa), Emrik Ekholm (Klaras lillebror), Ann-Sofie Rase (Hedvigs mamma), Lily Moodysson (Hedvigs lillasyster). Directed by Lukas Moodysson and produced by Lars Jönsson. Screenplay by Lukas Moodysson, based on a comic book by Coco Moodysson.

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Night Moves

Night Moves Movie Review

R, 112 m., 2013

Jesse Eisenberg (Josh), Dakota Fanning (Dena), Peter Sarsgaard (Harmon), Alia Shawkat (Surprise), Logan Miller (Dylan), Kai Lennox (Sean), Katherine Waterston (Anne), James Le Gros (Feed Factory Clerk), Traber Burns (Felix), Autumn Nidalmia (Mable), Barry Del Sherman (Corser), Jason Rojas (Activist 1), Clara Mamet (Activist Filmmaker), Mikey Kampmann (Activist 2), Matt Malloy (Boat Owner). Directed by Kelly Reichardt and produced by Saemi Kim, Neil Kopp, Chris Maybach, Anish Savjani, and Rodrigo Teixeira. Screenplay by Jonathan Raymond and Reichardt.

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A Million Ways to Die in the West

A Million Ways to Die in the West Movie Review

R, 116 m., 2014

Seth MacFarlane (Albert), Charlize Theron (Anna), Amanda Seyfried (Louise), Liam Neeson (Clinch), Giovanni Ribisi (Edward), Neil Patrick Harris (Foy), Sarah Silverman (Ruth), Christopher Hagen (George Stark), Wes Studi (Cochise), Matt Clark (Old Prospector), Evan Jones (Lewis), Aaron McPherson (Ben), Rex Linn (Sheriff / Narrator), Brett Rickaby (Charlie Blanche), Alex Borstein (Millie). Directed by MacFarlane and produced by Jason Clark, MacFarlane, and Scott Stuber. Screenplay by MacFarlane & Alec Sulkin & Wellesley Wild.

From the big, expansive shots of Monument Valley, home to so many classic Westerns by John Ford, to the rousing opening score and the larger-than-life titles with a golden, sunburned hue, Seth MacFarlane’s A Million Ways to Die in the West seems to be setting us up for a non-ironical take on the old-fashioned American genre. MacFarlane being MacFarlane, however, this cannot last. Of course, this will be a Blazing Saddles-esque attempt at skewering the genre MacFarlane seems bent on recreating. Continue reading

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Maleficent

Maleficent Movie Review

PG, 97 m., 2014

Angelina Jolie (Maleficent), Elle Fanning (Aurora), Sharlto Copley (Stefan), Lesley Manville (Flittle), Imelda Staunton (Knotgrass), Juno Temple (Thistletwit), Sam Riley (Diaval), Brenton Thwaites (Prince Phillip), Kenneth Cranham (King Henry), Sarah Flind (Princess Leila’s Handmaiden), Hannah New (Princess Leila), Isobelle Molloy (Young Maleficent), Michael Higgins (Young Stefan), Ella Purnell (Teen Maleficent), Jackson Bews (Teen Stefan). Directed by Robert Stromberg and produced by Joe Roth. Screenplay by Linda Woolverton, based from the story La Belle au bois dormant by Charles Perrault, and based from the story Little Briar Rose by Jacob Grimm & Wilhelm Grimm, and based from the motion picture Sleeping Beauty, story adaptation by Erdman Penner and screenplay by Joe Rinaldi & Winston Hibler & Bill Peet & Ted Sears & Ralph Wright & Milt Banta.

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Filth

Filth Movie Review

R, 97 m., 2013

James McAvoy (Bruce), Jamie Bell (Lennox), Eddie Marsan (Bladesey), Imogen Poots (Drummond), Brian McCardie (Gillman), Emun Elliott (Inglis), Gary Lewis (Gus), John Sessions (Toal), Shauna Macdonald (Carole), Jim Broadbent (Dr. Rossi), Joanne Froggatt (Mary), Kate Dickie (Chrissie), Martin Compston (Gorman), Iain De Caestecker (Ocky), Shirley Henderson (Bunty). Directed by Jon S. Baird and produced by Mark Amin, Christian Angermayer, Baird, Will Clarke, Stephen Mao, Ken Marshall, James McAvoy, Jens Meurer, Celine Rattray, Trudie Styler. Screenplay by Baird, based on the novel by Irvine Welsh.

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Chef

Chef Movie Review

R, 115 m., 2014

Jon Favreau (Carl Casper), John Leguizamo (Martin), Bobby Cannavale (Tony), Emjay Anthony (Percy), Scarlett Johansson (Molly), Dustin Hoffman (Riva), Sofía Vergara (Inez), Oliver Platt (Ramsey Michel), Amy Sedaris (Jen), Robert Downey Jr. (Marvin), Russell Peters (Miami Cop), Chase Grimm (Vendor), Will Schutze (Mr. Bonetangles), Gloria Sandoval (Flora), Jose C. Hernandez (Abuelito (as Jose C. Hernandez ‘Perico’)). Directed by Jon Favreau and produced by Sergei Bespalov, Favreau, and Karen Gilchrist. Screenplay by Favreau.

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X-Men: Days of Future Past

X-Men: Days of Future Past Movie Review

PG_13, 131 m., 2014

Hugh Jackman (Logan / Wolverine), James McAvoy (Charles Xavier), Michael Fassbender (Erik Lehnsherr), Jennifer Lawrence (Raven / Mystique), Halle Berry (Storm), Nicholas Hoult (Hank / Beast), Anna Paquin (Rogue), Ellen Page (Kitty Pryde), Peter Dinklage (Dr. Bolivar Trask), Shawn Ashmore (Bobby / Iceman), Omar Sy (Bishop), Evan Peters (Peter / Quicksilver), Josh Helman (Maj. Bill Stryker), Daniel Cudmore (Colossus), Bingbing Fan (Blink). Directed by Bryan Singer and produced by Simon Kinberg, Hutch Parker, Lauren Shuler Donner, and Singer. Screenplay by Kinberg, based on a story by Jane Goldman & Kinberg & Matthew Vaughn.

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The Railway Man

The Railway Man Movie Review

R116 m., 2013

Jeremy Irvine (Young Eric), Colin Firth (Eric), Stellan Skarsgård (Finlay), Michael MacKenzie (Sutton), Nicole Kidman (Patti), Jeffrey Daunton (Burton), Tanroh Ishida (Young Takeshi Nagase), Tom Stokes (Withins), Bryan Probets (Major York), Tom Hobbs (Thorlby), Sam Reid (Young Finlay), Akos Armont (Jackson), Kitamoto Takato (Japanese Officer), Keith Fleming (Removal Man), Ben Aldridge (Baliff). Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky and produced by Chris Brown, Bill Curbishley, and Andy Paterson. Screenplay by Frank Cottrell Boyce and Paterson, based on the book by Eric Lomax.

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The Immigrant

The Immigrant Movie Review

R, 120 m., 2013

Marion Cotillard (Ewa Cybulska), Joaquin Phoenix (Bruno Weiss), Jeremy Renner (Orlando the Magician / Emil), Dagmara Dominczyk (Belva), Jicky Schnee (Clara), Elena Solovey (Rosie Hertz (as Yelena Solovey)), Maja Wampuszyc (Edyta Bistricky), Ilia Volok (Wojtek Bistricky), Angela Sarafyan (Magda Cybulski), Antoni Corone (Customs Officer Thomas MacNally), Patrick Husted (Priest), Patrick Holden O’Neill (Leo Straub (as Patrick O’Neill)), Sam Tsoutsouvas (Oskar Straub), Robert Clohessy (Immigration Official), Adam Rothenberg (Officer DeKeiffer). Directed by James Gray and produced by Gray, Anthony Katagas, Greg Shapiro, and Christopher Woodrow. Screenplay by Gray & Ric Menello (as Richard Menello).

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Cold in July

Cold in July Movie Review

R, 109 m., 2014

Michael C. Hall (Richard Dane), Don Johnson (Jim Bob), Sam Shepard (Russel), Vinessa Shaw (Ann Dane), Wyatt Russell (Freddy), Nick Damici (Ray Price), Lanny Flaherty (Jack Crow), Kristin Griffith (Kay), Dorothea Swiac (Waitress), Joe Lanza (Officer), Rachel Zeiger-Haag (Valerie), Laurent Rejto (Perp), Happy Anderson (Ted), Tim Lajcik (Mex), Brogan Hall (Jordan Dane). Directed by Jim Mickle and produced by Adam Folk, Linda Moran, and Marie Savare. Screenplay by Nick Damici and Mickle, based on the novel by Joe R. Lansdale.

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Million Dollar Arm

Million Dollar Arm Movie Review

PG, 124 m., 2014

Jon Hamm (JB), Pitobash Pitobash (Amit (Deepesh Solanki)), Suraj Sharma (Rinku), Madhur Mittal (Dinesh), Aasif Mandvi (Aash), Darshan Jariwala (Vivek), Lake Bell (Brenda), Alan Arkin (Ray), Bill Paxton (Tom House), Gregory Alan Williams (Doug), Allyn Rachel (Theresa), Tzi Ma (Chang), Rey Maualuga (Popo), Bar Paly (Lisette), Jaspaul Sandhu (Grumpy Guy). Directed by Craig Gillespie and produced by Mark Ciardi, Gordon Gray, Joe Roth. Screenplay by Thomas McCarthy.

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Godzilla

Godzilla Movie Review

PG_13, 123 m., 2014

Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Ford Brody), CJ Adams (Young Ford), Ken Watanabe (Dr. Ishiro Serizawa), Bryan Cranston (Joe Brody), Elizabeth Olsen (Elle Brody), Carson Bolde (Sam Brody), Sally Hawkins (Vivienne Graham), Juliette Binoche (Sandra Brody), David Strathairn (Admiral William Stenz), Richard T. Jones (Captain Russell Hampton), Victor Rasuk (Sergeant Tre Morales), Patrick Sabongui (Lieutenant Commander Marcus Waltz), Jared Keeso (Jump Master), Luc Roderique (Bomb Tracker), James Pizzinato (HALO Jumper). Directed by Gareth Edwards and produced by Bob Ducsay, Jon Jashni, Mary Parent, Brian Rogers, and Thomas Tull. Screenplay by Max Borenstein, based on a story by Dave Callaham (as David Callaham).

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Palo Alto

Palo Alto Movie Review

R, 100 m., 2013

Jack Kilmer (Teddy), Nat Wolff (Fred), Emma Roberts (April), Olivia Crocicchia (Chrissy), Claudia Levy (Shauna), James Franco (Mr. B), Val Kilmer (Stewart), Jacqui Getty (Jane), Andrew Lutheran (Ivan), Bo Mitchell (Jack O), Bailey Coppola (Seth), Zoe Levin (Emily), Brennen Taylor (Luke), Atlanta Decadenet (Girl at Party), Colleen Camp (Sally Grossman). Directed by Gia Coppola and produced by Vince Jolivette, Miles Levy, Sebastian Pardo, and Adriana Rotaru. Screenplay by Coppola, based on short stories by James Franco.

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Neighbors

Neighbors Movie Review

R, 96 m., 2014

Seth Rogen (Mac Radner), Rose Byrne (Kelly Radner), Elise Vargas (Stella), Zoey Vargas (Stella), Brian Huskey (Bill Wazowkowski), Ike Barinholtz (Jimmy), Carla Gallo (Paula), Zac Efron (Teddy Sanders), Dave Franco (Pete), Halston Sage (Brooke), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Scoonie), Jerrod Carmichael (Garf), Craig Roberts (Assjuice), Ali Cobrin (Whitney), Kira Sternbach (Brittany). Directed by Nicholas Stoller and produced by Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, and James Weaver. Screenplay by Andrew J. Cohen (as Andrew Jay Cohen) & Brendan O’Brien.

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God’s Pocket

God's Pocket Movie Review

R, 88 m., 2014

Christina Hendricks (Jeanie Scarpato), Philip Seymour Hoffman (Mickey Scarpato), Eddie Marsan (Smilin’ Jack Moran), Caleb Landry Jones (Leon Hubbard), Jack O’Connell (Mole Ferrell), Bill Buell (Ray), Rebecca Kling (Fat Pat), David Apicella (Priest), Bridget Barkan (Joyce), Michael Drayer (Danny), Prudence Wright Holmes (Eleanor), Eddie McGee (Petey Kearns), Molly Price (Joanie), John Turturro (Arthur ‘Bird’ Capezio), Domenick Lombardozzi (Sal Cappi). Directed by John Slattery and produced by Lance Acord, Jackie Kelman Bisbee, Sam Bisbee, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Slattery, Emily Ziff. Screenplay by Alex Metcalf and Slattery, based on a novel by Peter Dexter.

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The Double

The Double Movie Review

R, 93 m., 2013

Jesse Eisenberg (Simon / James), Wallace Shawn (Mr. Papadopoulos), Noah Taylor (Harris), James Fox (The Colonel), Cathy Moriarty (Kiki), Phyllis Somerville (Simon’s Mother), Gabrielle Downey (Strange Woman), Jon Korkes (Detective), Craig Roberts (Young Detective), Kobna Holdbrook-Smith (Guard / Doctor), Susan Blommaert (Liz), Bruce Byron (Skinhead), J. Mascis (Janitor), Tony Rohr (Rudolph), Karima Riachy (Secretary). Directed by Richard Ayoade and produced by Amina Dasmal and Robin C. Fox. Screenplay by Ayoade and Avi Korine, based on a novella by Fyodor Dostoevsky.

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Belle

Belle Movie Review

PG, 104 m., 2013

Matthew Goode (Captain Sir John Lindsay), Lauren Julien-Box (Young Dido), Natasha Williams (Poor Woman), Alan McKenna (Harry), Penelope Wilton (Lady Mary Murray), Cara Jenkins (Young Elizabeth), Emily Watson (Lady Mansfield), Tom Wilkinson (Lord Mansfield), Sarah Gadon (Elizabeth Murray), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Dido Elizabeth Belle), Miranda Richardson (Lady Ashford), James Norton (Oliver Ashford), Tom Felton (James Ashford), Timothy Walker (Wimbridge), Sam Reid (John Davinier). Directed by Amma Asante and produced by Damian Jones. Screenplay by Misan Sagay.

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Movie Review

PG_13, 142 m., 2014

Andrew Garfield (Spider-Man / Peter Parker), Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy), Jamie Foxx (Electro / Max Dillon), Dane DeHaan (Green Goblin / Harry Osborn), Colm Feore (Donald Menken), Felicity Jones (Felicia), Paul Giamatti (Aleksei Sytsevich), Sally Field (Aunt May), Embeth Davidtz (Mary Parker), Campbell Scott (Richard Parker), Marton Csokas (Dr. Ashley Kafka), Louis Cancelmi (Man in Black Suit), Max Charles (Young Peter Parker), B.J. Novak (Alistair Smythe), Sarah Gadon (Kari). Directed by Marc Webb and produced by Avi Arad and Matthew Tolmach. Screenplay by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Jeff Pinkner, based on a screen story by Kurtzman & Orci & Pinkner and James Vanderbilt, and on the Marvel comic book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.

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The Quiet Ones

The Quiet Ones Movie Review

PG_13, 98 m., 2014

Jared Harris (Professor Joseph Coupland), Sam Claflin (Brian McNeil), Erin Richards (Krissi Dalton), Rory Fleck-Byrne (Harry Abrams), Olivia Cooke (Jane Harper), Laurie Calvert (Phillip), Aldo Maland (David Q), Max Pirkis (David Q (older)), Tracy Ray (David Q’s Mother), Richard Cunningham (Provost), Eileen Nicholas (Angry Neighbor), Rebecca Scott (Student #1), Aretha Ayeh (Student #2), Max Mackintosh (Student #3), Harman Singh (Student #4). Directed by John Pogue and produced by Tobin Armbrust, James Gay-Rees, Ben Holden, Simon Oakes, Steven Chester Prince. Screenplay by Craig Rosenberg and Oren Moverman and Pogue, based on the screenplay by Tom de Ville.

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The Other Woman

The Other Woman Movie Review

PG_13, 109 m., 2014

Cameron Diaz (Carly Whitten), Leslie Mann (Kate King), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Mark King), Don Johnson (Frank), Kate Upton (Amber), Taylor Kinney (Phil), Nicki Minaj (Lydia), Kenneth Maharaj (Busboy), Alyshia Ochse (Cece), Victor Cruz (Fernando), Madison McKinley (Waitress), David Thornton (Nick), Olivia Culpo (Raven-Haired Beauty), John ‘B.J.’ Bryant (Security Guard), Chelsea Turnbo (Receptionist). Directed by Nick Cassavetes and produced by Julie Yorn. Screenplay by Melissa Stack (as Melissa K. Stack).

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Locke

Locke Movie Review

R, 85 m., 2013

Tom Hardy (Ivan Locke), Olivia Colman (Bethan (voice)), Ruth Wilson (Katrina (voice)), Andrew Scott (Donal (voice)), Ben Daniels (Gareth (voice)), Tom Holland (Eddie (voice)), Bill Milner (Sean (voice)), Danny Webb (Cassidy (voice)), Alice Lowe (Sister Margaret (voice)), Silas Carson (Dr. Gullu (voice)), Lee Ross (PC Davids (voice)), Kirsty Dillon (Gareth’s Wife (voice)). Directed by Steven Knight and produced by Guy Heeley and Paul Webster. Screenplay by Knight.

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Gambit

PG_13, 89 m., 2012

Colin Firth (Harry Deane), Tom Courtenay (The Major), Alan Rickman (Lionel Shahbandar), Mike Noble (Crouch the Gunboy), Brodie Ross (Shabandar’s Shoot Servant), Alex Macqueen (Mr. Dunlop), Joe Berryman (Gas Station Cashier), Ralph Alderman (Rodeo PA Man), Cameron Diaz (PJ Puznowski), Terry Dale Parks (Cowboy #1 – Merle (as Terence Parks)), Russ Dillen (Cowboy #2), Cloris Leachman (Grandma Merle), Sarah Goldberg (Executive Wilson), Obi Abili (Executive Slazenger), Anna Skellern (Secretary Fiona). Directed by Michael Hoffman and produced by Mike Lobell, Rob Paris, Adam Ripp. Screenplay by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, based on a short story by Sidney Carroll.

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Brick Mansions

Brick Mansions Movie Review

PG_13, 90 m., 2014

Paul Walker (Damien Collier), David Belle (Lino), RZA (Tremaine Alexander), Gouchy Boy (K2), Catalina Denis (Lola), Ayisha Issa (Rayzah), Carlo Rota (George the Greek), Andreas Apergis (Berringer), Richard Zeman (Major Reno), Robert Maillet (Yeti), Bruce Ramsay (Mayor), Frank Fontaine (Grandfather Collier), Chimwemwe Miller (Accountant (as Chimwemwe Dave Miller)), Bradshaw Anderson (Roy), Ryan Trudeau (Floyd). Directed by Camille Delamarre and produced by Luc Besson, Claude Léger, and Jonathan Vanger. Screenplay by Besson, based on the screenplay Banlieue 13 by Besson and Bibi Naceri.

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Blue Ruin

Blue Ruin Movie Review

R, 90 m., 2013

Macon Blair (Dwight), Devin Ratray (Ben Gaffney), Amy Hargreaves (Sam), Kevin Kolack (Teddy Cleland), Eve Plumb (Kris Cleland), David W. Thompson (William), Brent Werzner (Carl Cleland), Stacy Rock (Hope Cleland), Sidné Anderson (Officer Eddy), Bonnie Johnson (Margaret), Daniel L. Kelly (Large Man), Ydaiber Orozco (Amanda), Erica Genereux Smith (Rock Girl). Directed by Jeremy Saulnier and produced by Richard Peete, Vincent Savino, and Anish Savjani. Screenplay by Saulnier.

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Transcendence

Transcendence Movie Review

PG_13, 119 m., 2014

Johnny Depp (Will Caster), Rebecca Hall (Evelyn Caster), Paul Bettany (Max Waters), Cillian Murphy (Agent Buchanan), Kate Mara (Bree), Cole Hauser (Colonel Stevens), Morgan Freeman (Joseph Tagger), Clifton Collins Jr. (Martin), Cory Hardrict (Joel Edmund), Falk Hentschel (Bob), Josh Stewart (Paul), Luce Rains (Roger), Fernando Chien (Heng), Steven Liu (Chiu), Xander Berkeley (Dr. Thomas Casey). Directed by Wally Pfister and produced by Kate Cohen, Broderick Johnson, Andrew A. Kosove, Annie Marter, Marisa Polvino, Aaron Ryder, David Valdes. Screenplay by Jack Paglen.

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