Nebraska

Nebraska Movie Review

R, 115 m., 2013

Bruce Dern (Woody Grant), Will Forte (David Grant), June Squibb (Kate Grant), Bob Odenkirk (Ross Grant), Stacy Keach (Ed Pegram), Mary Louise Wilson (Aunt Martha), Rance Howard (Uncle Ray), Tim Driscoll (Bart), Devin Ratray (Cole), Angela McEwan (Peg Nagy), Glendora Stitt (Aunt Betty), Elizabeth Moore (Aunt Flo), Kevin Kunkel (Cousin Randy), Dennis McCoig (Uncle Verne), Ronald Vosta (Uncle Albert). Directed by Alexander Payne and produced by Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa. Screenplay by Bob Nelson.

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I, Frankenstein

I, Frankenstein Movie Review

PG_13, 92 m., 2014

Aaron Eckhart (Adam), Yvonne Strahovski (Terra), Miranda Otto (Leonore), Bill Nighy (Naberius), Jai Courtney (Gideon), Socratis Otto (Zuriel), Aden Young (Victor Frankenstein), Caitlin Stasey (Keziah), Mahesh Jadu (Ophir), Steve Mouzakis (Helek), Nicholas Bell (Carl Avery), Deniz Akdeniz (Barachel), Chris Pang (Levi (as Christopher Pang)), Kevin Grevioux (Dekar), Bruce Spence (Molokai). Directed by Stuart Beattie and produced by Sidney Kimmel, Gary Lucchesi, Andrew Mason, Tom Rosenberg, Richard S. Wright (as Richard Wright). Screenplay by Beattie, based on a screen story by Kevin Grevioux and Beattie, based on the Darkstorm Studios graphic novel by Kevin Grevioux and characters by Mary Shelley.

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Gimme Shelter

Gimme Shelter Movie Review

PG_13 , 101 m., 2013

Vanessa Hudgens (Agnes ‘Apple’ Bailey), Brendan Fraser (Tom Fitzpatrick), Rosario Dawson (June Bailey), James Earl Jones (Frank McCarthy), Dascha Polanco (Carmel), Stephanie Szostak (Joanna Fitzpatrick), Emily Meade (Cassandra), Ann Dowd (Kathy), Candace Smith (Marie Abeanni), Tashiana Washington (Destiny / Princess), Rachel Mattila Amberson (Nicky ‘Pink Friday’ (as Rachel Mattila)), Eddie Schweighardt (Dustin), Hector Lincoln (June’s Boyfriend), Sheila Tapia (Officer Ganz), Peter Epstein (Taxi driver). Directed by Ron Krauss and produced by Krauss and Jeff Rice. Screenplay by Krauss.

Ron Krauss’ Gimme Shelter, or (as it should be known) Apple Bailey’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, continues the ‘deglamification’ of former High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens. Continue reading

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Ride Along

Ride Along Movie Review

PG_13, 99 m., 2014

Ice Cube (James Payton), Kevin Hart (Ben Barber), John Leguizamo (Santiago), Bruce McGill (Lt. Brooks), Tika Sumpter (Angela Payton), Bryan Callen (Miggs), Laurence Fishburne (Omar), Dragos Bucur (Marko), Gary Owen (Crazy Cody), Jacob Latimore (Ramon), Jay Pharoah (Runflat), Benjamin Flores Jr. (Morris the Kid (as Benjamin ‘Lil P-Nut’ Flores)), Eric Benson (Marko’s Gunman), Greg Rementer (Marko’s Gunman), Anna House (Cafeteria Lady). Directed by Tim Story and produced by Matt Alvarez, Larry Brezner, Ice Cube, William Packer. Screenplay by Greg Coolidge and Jason Mantzoukas and Phil Hay & Matt Manfredi, based on a story by Coolidge.

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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Movie Review

PG_13, 105 m., 2014

Chris Pine (Jack Ryan), Keira Knightley (Cathy Muller), Kevin Costner (Thomas Harper), Kenneth Branagh (Viktor Cherevin), Lenn Kudrjawizki (Constantin), Alec Utgoff (Aleksandr Borovsky), Peter Andersson (Dimitri Lemkov), Elena Velikanova (Katya), Nonso Anozie (Embee Deng), Seth Ayott (Teddy Hefferman), Colm Feore (Rob Behringer), Gemma Chan (Amy Chang), Aleksandar Aleksiev (Cherevin’s Bodyguard), Andrew Byron (Cherevin’s Bodyguard), Derek Lea (Cherevin’s Bodyguard). Directed by Kenneth Branagh and produced by David Barron, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Mace Neufeld, Mark Vahradian. Screenplay by Adam Cozad and David Koepp, based on characters created by Tom Clancy.

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Devil’s Due

Devil's Due Movie Review

R89 m., 2014

Allison Miller (Samantha McCall), Zach Gilford (Zach McCall), Sam Anderson (Father Thomas), Roger Payano (Cab Driver), Vanessa Ray (Suzie), Bill Martin Williams (Ken), Geraldine Singer (Sally), Julia Denton (Natalie), Colin Walker (Stanley), Madison Wolfe (Brittany), Joshua Shane Brooks (Braedon), Aimee Carrero (Emily), Robert Belushi (Mason), Donna Duplantier (Dr. J. Ludka), DeMaris Gordon (Psychic). Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett and produced by John Davis. Screenplay by Lindsay Devlin.

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Lone Survivor

Lone Survivor Movie Review

R, 121 m., 2013

Mark Wahlberg (Marcus Luttrell), Taylor Kitsch (Michael Murphy), Emile Hirsch (Danny Dietz), Ben Foster (Matt ‘Axe’ Axelson), Yousuf Azami (Shah), Ali Suliman (Gulab), Eric Bana (Erik Kristensen), Alexander Ludwig (Shane Patton), Rich Ting (James Suh), Dan Bilzerian (Healy), Jerry Ferrara (Hasslert), Rick Vargas (Crew Chief), Scott Elrod (QRF SEAL), Gregory Rockwood (Chinook Pilot #1), Ryan Kay (Chinook Pilot #2). Directed by Peter Berg and produced by Sarah Aubrey, Randall Emmett, Akiva Goldsman, Norton Herrick, Stephen Levinson, Barry Spikings, and Mark Wahlberg. Screenplay by Berg, based on the book by Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson.

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The Legend of Hercules

The Legend of Hercules Movie Review

PG_13, 99 m., 2014

Kellan Lutz (Hercules), Gaia Weiss (Hebe), Scott Adkins (King Amphitryon), Roxanne McKee (Queen Alcmene), Liam Garrigan (Iphicles), Liam McIntyre (Sotiris), Rade Serbedzija (Chiron), Johnathon Schaech (Tarak), Luke Newberry (Agamemnon), Kenneth Cranham (Lucius), Mariah Gale (Kakia), Sarai Givaty (Saphirra), Dimiter Doichinov (King Galenus / Champion #1), Nikolai Sotirov (King Tallas), Radoslav Parvanov (Half Face / Champion #3). Directed by Renny Harlin and produced by Boaz Davidson, Harlin, Danny Lerner, and Les Weldon. Screenplay by Sean Hood, Daniel Giat, Harlin and Giulio Steve.

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Inside Llewyn Davis

Inside Llewyn Davis Movie Review

R, 104 m., 2013

Oscar Isaac (Llewyn Davis), Carey Mulligan (Jean), Justin Timberlake (Jim), Ethan Phillips (Mitch Gorfein), Robin Bartlett (Lillian Gorfein), Max Casella (Pappi Corsicato), Jerry Grayson (Mel Novikoff), Jeanine Serralles (Joy), Adam Driver (Al Cody), Stark Sands (Troy Nelson), John Goodman (Roland Turner), Garrett Hedlund (Johnny Five), Alex Karpovsky (Marty Green), Helen Hong (Janet Fung), Bradley Mott (Joe Flom). Directed by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen and produced by the Coens, and Scott Rudin. Screenplay by the Coens.

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Her

Her Movie Review

 

R, 126 m., 2013

Joaquin Phoenix (Theodore), Lynn Adrianna (Letter Writer #1), Lisa Renee Pitts (Letter Writer #2), Gabe Gomez (Letter Writer #3), Chris Pratt (Paul), Artt Butler (Text Voice (voice), May Lindstrom (Sexy Pregnant TV Star), Rooney Mara (Catherine), Bill Hader (Chat Room Friend #2 (voice), Kristen Wiig (SexyKitten (voice), Brian Johnson (OS1 Commercial Lead), Scarlett Johansson (Samantha (voice), Amy Adams (Amy), Matt Letscher (Charles), Spike Jonze (Alien Child (voice) (as Adam Spiegel)). Directed by Spike Jonze and produced by Megan Ellison, Jonze, and Vincent Landay. Screenplay by Jonze.

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Cold Comes the Night

Cold Comes the Night Movie Review

R, 90 m., 2013

Alice Eve (Chloe), Bryan Cranston (Topo), Logan Marshall-Green (Billy), Ursula Parker (Sophia), Leo Fitzpatrick (Donnie), Erin Cummings (Amber), Robin Taylor (Quincy (as Robin Lord Taylor)), Sarah Sokolovic (Gwen), Marceline Hugot (Denise), Stephen Sheffer (Jacques), Robert Prescott (Detective McKenney), Ashlie Atkinson (Social Worker), Dylan Chalfy (Police Officer), Horny Horny Horny Duck (Mr. Jones). Directed by Tze Chun and produced by Mynette Louie and Trevor Sagan. Screenplay by Chun & Osgood Perkins & Nick Simon.

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August: Osage County

August: Osage County Movie Review

R, 121 m., 2013

Meryl Streep (Violet Weston), Julia Roberts (Barbara Weston), Chris Cooper (Charlie Aiken), Ewan McGregor (Bill Fordham), Margo Martindale (Mattie Fae Aiken), Sam Shepard (Beverly Weston), Dermot Mulroney (Steve Huberbrecht), Julianne Nicholson (Ivy Weston), Juliette Lewis (Karen Weston), Abigail Breslin (Jean Fordham), Benedict Cumberbatch (Little Charles Aiken), Misty Upham (Johnna Monevata), Will Coffey (Sheriff Deon Gilbeau), Newell Alexander (Dr. Burke), Jerry Stahl (Liquor Store Owner). Directed by John Wells and produced by George Clooney, Jean Doumanian, Grant Heslov, and Steve Traxler. Screenplay by Tracy Letts, based on his play.

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The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street Movie Review

R, 180 m., 2013

Leonardo DiCaprio (Jordan Belfort), Jonah Hill (Donnie Azoff), Margot Robbie (Naomi Lapaglia), Matthew McConaughey (Mark Hanna), Kyle Chandler (Agent Patrick Denham), Rob Reiner (Max Belfort), Jon Bernthal (Brad), Jon Favreau (Manny Riskin), Jean Dujardin (Jean Jacques Saurel), Joanna Lumley (Aunt Emma), Cristin Milioti (Teresa Petrillo), Christine Ebersole (Leah Belfort), Shea Whigham (Captain Ted Beecham), Katarina Cas (Chantalle), P.J. Byrne (Nicky Koskoff (‘Rugrat’)). Directed by Martin Scorsese and produced by Riza Aziz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joey McFarland, Scorsese, Emma Tillinger Koskoff. Screenplay by Terence Winter, based on the book by Jordan Belfort.

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Movie Review

PG, 114 m., 2013

Ben Stiller (Walter Mitty), Kristen Wiig (Cheryl Melhoff), Jon Daly (Tim Naughton (as Jonathan C. Daly)), Kathryn Hahn (Odessa Mitty), Terence Bernie Hines (Gary Mannheim), Adam Scott (Ted Hendricks), Paul Fitzgerald (Don Proctor), Grace Rex (Cheryl’s Co-Worker), Alex Anfanger (Ted’s Toner Box Associate), Amanda Naughton (Female Editor), Adrian Martinez (Hernando), Nolan Carley (Western Union Employee), Joey Slotnick (Retirement Home Administrator), Shirley MacLaine (Edna Mitty), Gary Wilmes (Walter’s Dad). Directed by Ben Stiller and produced by Stuart Cornfeld, Samuel Goldwyn Jr., John Goldwyn, and Stiller. Screenplay by Steve Conrad, based on his screen story, based on the short story by James Thurber.

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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Movie Review

PG_13, 141 m., 2013

Idris Elba (Nelson Mandela), Naomie Harris (Winnie Madikizela), Tony Kgoroge (Walter Sisulu), Riaad Moosa (Ahmed Kathrada), Zolani Mkiva (Raymond Mhlaba), Simo Mogwaza (Andrew Mlangeni), Fana Mokoena (Govan Mbeki), Thapelo Mokoena (Elias Motsoaledi), Jamie Bartlett (James Gregory), Deon Lotz (Kobie Coetzee), Terry Pheto (Evelyn Mase), Zikhona Sodlaka (Nosekeni), S’Thandiwe Kgoroge (Albertina Sisulu), Tshallo Sputla Chokwe (Oliver Tambo), Sello Maake (Albert Luthuli). Directed by Justin Chadwick and produced by Anant Singh and David M. Thompson. Screenplay by William Nicholson, based on the autobiography of Nelson Mandela.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, with the emphasis on Long, begins and ends with shots of young African kids running. This is the fastest that anything in this film moves. The pacing of this film is all wrong. That’s it’s biggest fault – but more on that momentarily. Continue reading

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The Invisible Woman

The Invisible Woman Movie Review

R, 111 m., 2013

Felicity Jones (Nelly), John Kavanagh (Rev. William Benham), Tom Attwood (Mr. Lambourne), Susanna Hislop (Mary), Tom Burke (Mr. George Wharton Robinson), Tommy Curson-Smith (Geoffrey), David Collings (Governor), Michael Marcus (Charley Dickens), Kristin Scott Thomas (Mrs. Frances Ternan), Perdita Weeks (Maria Ternan), Ralph Fiennes (Charles Dickens), Richard McCabe (Mr. Mark Lemon), Gabriel Vick (Mr. Berger), Mark Dexter (Mr. Augustus Egg), Joseph Paxton (Mr. Pigott). Directed by Ralph Fiennes and produced by Christian Baute, Carolyn Marks Blackwood, Stewart Mackinnon, Gabrielle Tana. Screenplay by Abi Morgan, based on a book by Claire Tomalin.

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Grudge Match

Grudge Match Movie Review

PG_13, 113 m., 2013

Jim Lampley (Himself), Sylvester Stallone (Henry ‘Razor’ Sharp), Robert De Niro (Billy ‘The Kid’ McDonnen), Rich Little (Boxing Announcer), Ireland Baldwin (Young Sally (as Ireland Basinger Baldwin)), Anthony Bean (Dante Slate, Sr.), Mason Mackie (Young Dante), Kevin Hart (Dante Slate, Jr.), Barry Primus (Joey the Bartender), Oscar Gale (Shipyard Co-Worker), Frederick Douglas Plunkett Jr. (Walter), BJ Guyer (Jabby the Puppet), Jen Kober (Tough Female Customer), Anthony Anderson (Mr. Sandpaper Hands), Carrie Lazar (Nora). Directed by Peter Segal and produced by Michael Ewing, Bill Gerber, Mark Steven Johnson, Ravi D. Mehta, and Segal. Screenplay by Tim Kelleher and Rodney Rothman, based on a story by Tim Kelleher.

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47 Ronin

47 Ronin Movie Review

PG_13, 118 m., 2013

Keanu Reeves (Kai), Hiroyuki Sanada (Ôishi), Ko Shibasaki (Mika (as Kô Shibasaki)), Tadanobu Asano (Lord Kira), Min Tanaka (Lord Asano), Jin Akanishi (Chikara), Masayoshi Haneda (Yasuno), Hiroshi Sogabe (Hazama), Takato Yonemoto (Basho), Hiroshi Yamada (Hara), Shû Nakajima (Horibe), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Shogun Tsunayoshi), Neil Fingleton (Lovecraftian Samurai), Rinko Kikuchi (Witch), Natsuki Kunimoto (Riku). Directed by Carl Rinsch and produced by Pamela Abdy, Eric McLeod, and Scott Stuber. Screenplay by Chris Morgan and Hossein Amini, based on a screen story by Morgan & Walter Hamada.

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Saving Mr. Banks

Saving Mr. Banks Movie Review

PG_13, 125 m., 2013

Emma Thompson (P.L. Travers), Tom Hanks (Walt Disney), Annie Rose Buckley (Ginty), Colin Farrell (Travers Goff), Ruth Wilson (Margaret Goff), Paul Giamatti (Ralph), Bradley Whitford (Don DaGradi), B.J. Novak (Robert Sherman), Jason Schwartzman (Richard Sherman), Lily Bigham (Biddy), Kathy Baker (Tommie), Melanie Paxson (Dolly), Andy McPhee (Mr. Belhatchett), Rachel Griffiths (Aunt Ellie), Ronan Vibert (Diarmuid Russell). Directed by John Lee Hancock and produced by Ian Collie, Alison Owen, Philip Steuer. Screenplay by Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith.

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The Past

The Past Movie Review

PG_13, 130 m., 2013

Bérénice Bejo (Marie Brisson), Ali Mosaffa (Ahmad), Tahar Rahim (Samir), Pauline Burlet (Lucie), Elyes Aguis (Fouad), Jeanne Jestin (Léa), Sabrina Ouazani (Naïma), Babak Karimi (Shahryar), Valeria Cavalli (Valeria), Aleksandra Klebanska (Céline), Jean-Michel Simonet (Médecin), Pierre Guerder (Juge), Anne-Marion de Cayeux (Avocate), Eléonora Marino (Collègue Marie), Jonathan Devred (Agent aéroport). Written and directed by Asghar Farhadi (In French and Persian with subtitles). Produced by Alexandre Mallet-Guy.

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American Hustle

American Hustle Movie Review

R, 138 m., 2013

Christian Bale (Irving Rosenfeld), Bradley Cooper (Richie DiMaso), Amy Adams (Sydney Prosser), Jeremy Renner (Mayor Carmine Polito), Jennifer Lawrence (Rosalyn Rosenfeld), Louis C.K. (Stoddard Thorsen), Jack Huston (Pete Musane), Michael Peña (Paco Hernandez / Sheik Abdullah), Shea Whigham (Carl Elway), Alessandro Nivola (Anthony Amado), Elisabeth Röhm (Dolly Polito (as Elisabeth Rohm)), Paul Herman (Alfonse Simone), Saïd Taghmaoui (Irv’s Sheik Plant (as Said Taghmaoui)), Matthew Russell (Dominic Polito), Thomas Matthews (Francis Polito). Directed by David O. Russell and produced by Megan Ellison, Jonathan Gordon, Charles Roven, Richard Suckle. Screenplay by Eric Warren Singer and Russell.

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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Movie Review

R, 119 m., 2013

Will Ferrell (Ron Burgundy), Steve Carell (Brick Tamland), Paul Rudd (Brian Fantana), David Koechner (Champ Kind), Christina Applegate (Veronica Corningstone), Dylan Baker (Freddie Shapp), Meagan Good (Linda Jackson), Judah Nelson (Walter Burgundy), James Marsden (Jack Lime), Greg Kinnear (Gary), Josh Lawson (Kench Allenby), Kristen Wiig (Chani Lastnamé), Fred Willard (Ed Harken), Chris Parnell (Garth), Harrison Ford (Mack Tannen). Directed by Adam McKay and produced by Judd Apatow, Ferrell, and McKay. Screenplay by Ferrell & McKay, based on their characters.

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Some Velvet Morning

Some Velvet Morning Movie Review

UNRATED, 84 m., 2013

Stanley Tucci (Fred), Alice Eve (Velvet). Directed by Neil LaBute and produced by Michael Corrente, Daryl Freimark, Tim Harms, Trent Othick, and David Zander. Screenplay by LaBute.

Neil LaBute has been playing both sides of the Gender Wars against the middle for the better part of two decades. With Some Velvet Morning, his latest two-hander, another expose’ of the twisted underbelly of men and women, he is (perhaps) at his most cynical, misanthropic – and literate – which, indeed, is saying something. Continue reading

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Tim’s Vermeer

Tim's Vermeer Movie Review

PG_13, 80 m., 2013

Featuring: Tim Jenison, Penn Jillette, Martin Mull, Philip Steadman (as Prof. Philip Steadman), David Hockney, Colin Blakemore, Leslie Jenison, Eric Armitage, Daniélle Lokin, Bob Groothuis, Ankie Bonnet, Ruth Steadman, Mike Hayes, Nicola Vigini, Graham Toms. A documentary directed by Teller and produced by Penn Jillette and Farley Ziegler. Screenplay by Jillette and Teller.

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Out of the Furnace

Out of the Furnace Movie Review

R, 116 m., 2013

Woody Harrelson (Harlan DeGroat), Dendrie Taylor (DeGroat’s Date), Carl Ciarfalio (Man at Drive In), Nancy Mosser (Woman at Drive In (as Nancy Mosser Bailey)), Christian Bale (Russell Baze), Casey Affleck (Rodney Baze Jr.), Zoe Saldana (Lena Taylor (as Zoë Saldana)), Sam Shepard (Gerald ‘Red’ Baze), Bingo O’Malley (Rodney Baze Sr.), Tom Bower (Dan Dugan), Willem Dafoe (John Petty), Bobby Wolfe (Dwight Van Dunk), Charles David Richards (Chaplain), Forest Whitaker (Chief Wesley Barnes), John W. Kleer (Man at Trailer Park). Directed by Scott Cooper and produced by Michael Costigan, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ryan Kavanaugh, Jennifer Davisson Killoran, Ridley Scott. Screenplay by Brad Ingelsby and Cooper.

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The Punk Singer

The Punk Singer Movie Review

UNRATED, 81 m., 2013

Featuring:  Joan Jett, Tavi Gevinson, Carrie Brownstein, Adam Horovitz, Kathleen Hanna, Kim Gordon, Corin Tucker, Jocelyn Samson (as JD Samson), Lynn Breedlove, Jennifer Baumgardner, Kathryn Wilcox, Johanna Fateman. A documentary directed by Sini Anderson and produced by Anderson, Gwen Bialic, Tamra Davis, Rachel Dengiz, Erin Owens, Alan Oxman.

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Philomena

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Oldboy

Oldboy Movie Review

R, 104 m., 2013

Josh Brolin (Joe Doucett), Elizabeth Olsen (Marie Sebastian), Sharlto Copley (Adrian / The Stranger), Samuel L. Jackson (Chaney), Michael Imperioli (Chucky), Pom Klementieff (Haeng-Bok), James Ransone (Dr. Tom Melby), Max Casella (James Prestley), Linda Emond (Edwina Burke), Elvis Nolasco (Cortez), Rami Malek (Browning), Lance Reddick (Daniel Newcombe), Hannah Ware (Donna Hawthorne), Richard Portnow (Bernie Sharkey), Hannah Simone (Stephanie Lee). Directed by Spike Lee and produced by Doug Davison, Roy Lee, Spike Lee. Screenplay by Mark Protosevich, based on the manga by Garon Tsuchiya & Nobuaki Minegishi.

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The Book Thief

The Book Thief Movie Review

PG_13, 131 m., 2013

Roger Allam (Narrator / Death (voice)), Sophie Nélisse (Liesel Meminger), Heike Makatsch (Liesel’s Mother), Julian Lehmann (Liesel’s Brother), Gotthard Lange (Grave Digger), Rainer Reiners (Priest), Kirsten Block (Frau Heinrich), Geoffrey Rush (Hans Hubermann), Emily Watson (Rosa Hubermann), Nico Liersch (Rudy Steiner), Ludger Bökelmann (Football Urchin), Paul Schaefer (Football Urchin), Nozomi Linus Kaisar (Fat Faced Goalie), Oliver Stokowski (Alex Steiner), Robert Beyer (Jewish Accountant). Directed by Brian Percival and produced by Ken Blancato and Karen Rosenfelt. Screenplay by Michael Petroni, based on the novel by Markus Zusak.

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Black Nativity

Black Nativity Movie Review

PG, 93 m., 2013

Forest Whitaker (Reverend Cornell Cobbs), Angela Bassett (Aretha Cobbs), Jennifer Hudson (Naima), Tyrese Gibson (Loot / Tyson), Jacob Latimore (Langston), Mary J. Blige (Angel), Nas (Street Prophet (Isaiah) (as Nasir Jones)), Vondie Curtis-Hall (Pawnbroker), Luke James (Jo-Jo / Joseph), Grace Gibson (Maria / Mary), Rotimi (Officer Butch McDaniels), J. Mallory McCree (Kyle), Henry Hunter Hall (Snoopy (as H. Hunter Hall)), Michael Dale (Innkeeper), Doug Willen (Chic Man). Directed by Kasi Lemmons and produced by William Horberg, T.D. Jakes, Galt Niederhoffer, Celine Rattray, Trudie Styler. Screenplay by Lemmons, based on the libretto by Langston Hughes.

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

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Everyday

Everyday

UNRATED, 106 m., 2012

Shirley Henderson (Karen), John Simm (Ian), Shaun Kirk (Shaun), Robert Kirk (Robert), Katrina Kirk (Katrina), Stephanie Kirk (Stephanie), Darren Tighe (Eddie), Polly Kossowicz (School Teacher), Valerie Lilley (Grandmother), Peter Gunn (Shop Manager), Dylan Brown, Harry Myers. Directed by Michael Winterbottom and produced by Melissa Parmenter. Screenplay by Laurence Coriat & Winterbottom.

As a filmmaker, Michael Winterbottom has an obsession with all things realistic bordering on the religious/zealous. My favorite film of Winterbottom’s is Wonderland (1999), his hyperlink mosaic about three sisters, their significant others, their parents and their neighbors over Guy Fawkes weekend in South London. Continue reading

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Delivery Man

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Dallas Buyers Club

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Bettie Page Reveals All

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12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave Movie Review

R, 134 m., 2013

Chiwetel Ejiofor (Solomon Northup), Dwight Henry (Uncle Abram), Dickie Gravois (Overseer), Bryan Batt (Judge Turner), Ashley Dyke (Anna), Kelsey Scott (Anne Northup), Quvenzhané Wallis (Margaret Northup), Cameron Zeigler (Alonzo Northup), Tony Bentley (Mr. Moon), Scoot McNairy (Brown), Taran Killam (Hamilton), Christopher Berry (Burch), Bill Camp (Radburn), Mister Mackey Jr. (Randall), Chris Chalk (Clemens). Directed by Steve McQueen and produced by Dede Gardner, Anthony Katagas, Jeremy Kleiner, McQueen, Arnon Milchan, Brad Pitt, and Bill Pohlad. Screenplay by John Ridley, based on Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup.

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Go for Sisters

Go for Sisters Movie Review

UNRATED, 123 m., 2013

LisaGay Hamilton (Bernice), Yolonda Ross (Fontayne), Edward James Olmos (Freddy Suarez), Hector Elizondo (Jorge Moncal), Isaiah Washington (Vernell). Directed by John Sayles and produced by Peter Bobrow, Edward James Olmos, Alejandro Springall. Screenplay by Sayles.

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Thor: The Dark World

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The Armstrong Lie

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About Time

About Time Movie Review

R, 123 m., 2013

Domhnall Gleeson (Tim), Rachel McAdams (Mary), Bill Nighy (Dad), Lydia Wilson (Kit Kat), Lindsay Duncan (Mum), Richard Cordery (Uncle D), Joshua McGuire (Rory), Tom Hollander (Harry), Margot Robbie (Charlotte), Will Merrick (Jay), Vanessa Kirby (Joanna), Tom Hughes (Jimmy Kincade), Clemmie Dugdale (Ginger Jenny), Harry Hadden-Paton (Rupert), Mitchell Mullen (Mary’s Father – Fitz). Directed by Richard Curtis and produced by Nicky Kentish Barnes, Tim Bevan, and Eric Fellner. Screenplay by Curtis.

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Last Vegas

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Diana

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The Broken Circle Breakdown

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The Counselor

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Blue Is the Warmest Color

Blue Is the Warmest Color Movie Review

NC_17, 179 m., 2013

Léa Seydoux (Emma), Adèle Exarchopoulos (Adèle), Salim Kechiouche (Samir), Aurélien Recoing (Père Adèle), Catherine Salée (Mère Adèle), Benjamin Siksou (Antoine), Mona Walravens (Lise), Alma Jodorowsky (Béatrice), Jérémie Laheurte (Thomas), Anne Loiret (Mère Emma), Benoît Pilot (Beau Père Emma), Sandor Funtek (Valentin), Fanny Maurin (Amélie), Maelys Cabezon (Laetitia), Samir Bella (Samir). Directed by Abdellatif Kechiche and produced by Brahim Chioua, Kechiche, and Vincent Maraval. Screenplay by Kechiche & Ghalia Lacroix (in French and English with subtitles), adapted from: the comic book Le Bleu est une couleur chaude by Julie Maroh.

Blue is, of course, the most prominent color in the film. It permeates everything in her life – from the clothes she wears (even before first meeting her paramour to be) and the atmosphere at her school to, pointedly, the home space she occupies and, finally, the water she will envelop herself in after a period of lovelorn despair. Blue is also, tellingly, the shock of color which adorns her first true love’s hair. It is the development and nature of this first true love which becomes the preoccupation of Abdellatif Kechiche’s epic Blue is the Warmest Color, which won the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2013 – and deservedly so. Continue reading

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All Is Lost

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Paradise

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The Fifth Estate

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Carrie

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Kill Your Darlings

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Machete Kills

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Enough Said

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CBGB

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Captain Phillips

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Runner Runner

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Parkland

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Gravity

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We Are What We Are

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Rush

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Inequality for All

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Don Jon

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Thanks for Sharing

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Prisoners

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Wadjda

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The Spectacular Now

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Jayne Mansfield’s Car

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Insidious: Chapter 2

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The Family

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Passion

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Afternoon Delight

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Closed Circuit

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You’re Next

You're Next Movie Review

R, 95 m., 2011

Sharni Vinson (Erin), Nicholas Tucci (Felix), Wendy Glenn (Zee), AJ Bowen (Crispian), Joe Swanberg (Drake), Margaret Laney (Kelly (as Sarah Myers)), Amy Seimetz (Aimee), Ti West (Tariq), Rob Moran (Paul), Barbara Crampton (Aubrey), L.C. Holt (Lamb Mask), Simon Barrett (Tiger Mask), Lane Hughes (Fox Mask), Kate Lyn Sheil (Talia), Larry Fessenden (Erik Harson). Directed by Adam Wingard and produced by Simon Barrett, Keith Calder, Kim Sherman, and Jessica Wu. Screenplay by Barrett.

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The World’s End

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Short Term 12

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The Frozen Ground

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Blue Jasmine

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Austenland

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Lee Daniels’ The Butler

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Kick-Ass 2

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Jobs

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Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

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Prince Avalanche

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Lovelace

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In a World…

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Elysium

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We’re the Millers

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2 Guns

2 Guns Movie Review

R, 109 m., 2013

Denzel Washington (Bobby), Mark Wahlberg (Stig), Paula Patton (Deb), Edward James Olmos (Papi Greco), Bill Paxton (Earl), Robert John Burke (Jessup), James Marsden (Quince), Greg Sproles (Chief Lucas), Fred Ward (Admiral Tuwey), Patrick Fischler (Dr. Ken), Derek Solorsano (Ferret Nose Julio), Edgar Arreola (Rudy (Papi’s Men)), Kyle Russell Clements (Teemo (Papi’s Men)), Christopher Matthew Cook (Thick (Papi’s Men)), Tim Bell (Lean (Papi’s Men)). Directed by Baltasar Kormákur and produced by Andrew Cosby, Randall Emmett, George Furla, Norton Herrick, Marc Platt, Ross Richie, and Adam Siegel. Screenplay by Blake Masters, based on the Boom! Studios graphic novels by Steven Grant.

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The Canyons

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The Wolverine

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The Way Way Back

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The To Do List

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Fruitvale Station

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Blackfish

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R.I.P.D.

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RED 2

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Only God Forgives

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Girl Most Likely

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The Conjuring

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Pawn Shop Chronicles

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Pacific Rim

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