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Month: October 2012

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Tuesday Releases: The Campaign & Ruby Sparks

OCTOBER 30TH, 2012 RUBY SPARKS // Everything an Indie romantic comedy should be, Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan make the perfect on-screen (and off-screen) quirky couple. With grace and poise, “Ruby Sparks” is able to transcend its genre and its “make believe” nature and becomes a reality worth investing in emotionally. Filled with sincere relationships, sincere performances from everyone involved, and a thoughtful and … Read More Tuesday Releases: The Campaign & Ruby Sparks

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Theatrical Releases: Cloud Atlas & Silent Hill: Revelation

CHASING MAVERICKS || As much as I often enjoy Gerard Butler, this repeat of every other inspirational surfing film is lackluster at best, with a unknown playing the role of the lead boy. The absolute only thing that peaked my interest in this film was seeing Taylor Handley of “The O.C.” and “Jack Frost” once again playing the villain. I really hope to see … Read More Theatrical Releases: Cloud Atlas & Silent Hill: Revelation

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Tuesday Releases: Magic Mike & Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World

OCTOBER 23RD, 2012 New Releases Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter The Invisible War Magic Mike Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Take This Waltz Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection

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Theatrical Releases: Paranormal Activity 4

ALEX CROSS || Why they got Tyler Perry to play a signature role made famous by Morgan Freeman,  I will never know. But I can tell you this, I will never take a role that Perry plays seriously and this action thriller hinges on it. Then having Michael Fox play the odd villain makes this film even more misdirected. Overall, I’ll stick to watching … Read More Theatrical Releases: Paranormal Activity 4

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Tuesday Releases: Madagascar 3 & Moonrise Kingdom

OCTOBER 16TH, 2012 MOONRISE KINGDOM // With Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson proves he is at the top of his game, with stunningly choreographed cinematography, brilliant set pieces, and some of the best child acting in recent memory, proving that first-time actress Kara Hayward and first-time actor Jared Gilman both have long, fruitful careers ahead of them. The love story is ripe, with writer/director Anderson … Read More Tuesday Releases: Madagascar 3 & Moonrise Kingdom

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Theatrical Releases: Argo, Sinister, & Here Comes The Boom

ARGO || As if we didn’t see this coming, Ben Affleck proves yet again that his work behind a camera far outshines anything he did prior to directing. Plus the roles he takes on in his own films have become some of his best work. “Argo” is no different. With strong performances from the ensemble cast and a strong tie to the real life … Read More Theatrical Releases: Argo, Sinister, & Here Comes The Boom

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Tuesday Releases: Prometheus & Rock Of Ages

OCTOBER 9TH, 2012 PROMETHEUS // As long as you’re not expecting the direct sequel to Alien, Ridley Scott’s latest science fiction thriller reboots the franchise nicely. With outstanding visual effects and grandiose set pieces, the audience is immersed from start to finish. Along with pitch-perfect performances from Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, and Idris Elba, Prometheus delivers on almost every level. Had the … Read More Tuesday Releases: Prometheus & Rock Of Ages

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Oscars Watch: Seth MacFarlane to Host 85th Academy Awards

For those of you that missed the news, the creator of “Family Guy”, Seth MacFarlane will be hosting the 85th Annual Academy Awards this year under the telecast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. Taking over where Billy Crystal left off last year and topping the initial announcement, last year, of host Eddie Murphy prior to producer Brett Ratner’s offensive comments, MacFarlane is as … Read More Oscars Watch: Seth MacFarlane to Host 85th Academy Awards

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Oscars Watch: 71 Foreign Language Features Shortlisted for 85th Academy Awards

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM Below is the initial list of Foreign Language films up for consideration for this year’s Academy Awards. There’s four I’ve actually heard of including “Amour”, from Austria, which appears to be a shoe-in for making the final cut, “Sister”, from Switzerland, which just hit theaters this past weekend, and “The Intouchables”, from France, which received favorable reviews … Read More Oscars Watch: 71 Foreign Language Features Shortlisted for 85th Academy Awards

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Theatrical Releases: Taken 2 & Frankenweenie

FRANKENWEENIE || Normally I would give films like this a chance, like “ParaNorman” earlier this year, but for one thing it resembles that film a little too closely and also the voice acting and animation just isn’t my thing. Tim Burton’s live-action films have always been appealing to me, but his animated films, not so much, as I am not a huge follower of … Read More Theatrical Releases: Taken 2 & Frankenweenie

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Tuesday Releases: Dark Shadows & People Like Us

OCTOBER 2ND, 2012 Tim Burton-produced “Dark Shadows” steals the top spot in popular DVD/Blu-Ray releases this week, which comes at a perfect time as the Burton-directed animated film “Frankenweenie” gets released in theaters. “Dark Shadows” is based on an old soap opera about a man being turned into a vampire by a jealous witch and resurfacing in the 1970’s to bring his family name … Read More Tuesday Releases: Dark Shadows & People Like Us