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Month: July 2013

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Tuesday Releases: G.I. Joe: Retaliation

JULY 30TH, 2013 G.I. JOE: RETALIATION // With an unexpected turn in the first act, “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” is left with little to work with. Storm Shadow (played by Byung-hun Lee) steals the show even though his return is unexplained (see the first film). The structure of the story is wobbly, adding a layer of padding to each punch, leaving no impact whatsoever. Dwayne … Read More Tuesday Releases: G.I. Joe: Retaliation

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One Minute Review: The To Do List (2013)

Release Date July 26, 2013 Director Maggie Carey Screenplay Maggie Carey Distributed By CBS Films Budget $1.5 million Comedy, Romance Rated R for pervasive strong crude and sexual content including graphic dialogue, drug and alcohol use, and language – all involving teens 104 minutes The To Do List If you remember the first time you learned swear words and if from that point forward, … Read More One Minute Review: The To Do List (2013)

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One Minute Review: The Wolverine (2013)

Release Date July 26, 2013 Director James Mangold Screenplay Mark Bomback Scott Frank Based On The Comic Books By Chris Claremont Frank Miller Distributed By 20th Century Fox Budget $120 million Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, some sexuality and language 126 minutes The Wolverine Expertly displayed as almost a stand-alone Wolverine film, I compare … Read More One Minute Review: The Wolverine (2013)

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One Minute Review: X-Men The Last Stand (2006)

Release Date May 26, 2006 Director Brett Ratner Screenplay Simon Kinberg Zak Penn Based On The Comic Books By Jack Kirby Stan Lee Distributed By 20th Century Fox Budget $210 million Action, Adventure, Fantasy Science Fiction, Thriller Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action violence, some sexual content and language 104 minutes X-Men: The Last Stand “X-Men: The Last Stand” is all over the … Read More One Minute Review: X-Men The Last Stand (2006)

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One Minute Review: X2: X-Men United (2003)

Release Date May 2, 2003 Director Bryan Singer Screenplay Michael Dougherty Dan Harris David Hayter Bryan Singer (Story By) Zak Penn (Story By) Based On The Comic Books By Jack Kirby Stan Lee Distributed By 20th Century Fox Budget $110 million Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action/violence, some sexuality and brief language 133 minutes X2: X-Men United “X2: X-Men … Read More One Minute Review: X2: X-Men United (2003)

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One Minute Review: X-Men (2000)

Release Date July 14, 2000 Director Bryan Singer Screenplay David Hayter Tom DeSanto (Story By) Bryan Singer (Story By) Based On The Comic Books By Jack Kirby Stan Lee Distributed By 20th Century Fox Budget $75 million Action, Adventure, Science Fiction Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence 104 minutes X-Men Bryan Singer starts off strong with “X-Men”, proving that the biggest feat in this … Read More One Minute Review: X-Men (2000)

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Theatrical Releases: The Wolverine

Honestly, the quality of the trailer for “Blue Jasmine” didn’t really matter since Woody Allen has more than earned my respect at this point. That being said, his newest venture looks just as good as all his previous films, putting Cate Blanchett in a world not that different from the famous “Streetcar Named Desire”. THEATER Expertly displayed as almost a stand-alone Wolverine film, I … Read More Theatrical Releases: The Wolverine

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One Minute Review: Only God Forgives (2013)

Release Date July 19, 2013 Director Nicolas Winding Refn Screenplay Nicolas Winding Refn Distributed By RADiUS-TWC Budget $4.8 million Crime, Drama Rated R for strong bloody violence including grisly images, sexual content and language 90 minutes Only God Forgives Unflinching. Charismatic. Surreal. Nicolas Winding Refn’s follow-up to “Drive” re-teams Refn with Ryan Gosling for “Only God Forgives”, a self-described neon fairy tale of heightened … Read More One Minute Review: Only God Forgives (2013)

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One Minute Review: Transformers (2007)

Release Date July 3, 2007 Director Michael Bay Screenplay Roberto Orci Alex Kurtzman John Rogers (Story By) Distributed By DreamWorks Pictures Budget $150 million Action, Adventure, Science Fiction Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action violence, brief sexual humor, and language 144 minutes Transformers Bringing to life a story of epic stature, “Transformers” is everything I wanted it to be and so much … Read More One Minute Review: Transformers (2007)

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One Minute Review: Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Release Date June 30, 2004 Director Sam Raimi Screenplay Alvin Sargent Alfred Gough (Story By) Miles Millar (Story By) Michael Chabon (Story By) Based On The Comic Books By Stan Lee Steve Ditko Distributed By Columbia Pictures Budget $200 million Action, Adventure, Science Fiction Rated PG-13 for stylized action violence 127 minutes Spider-Man 2 One of the best superhero films of all-time, Spider-Man 2 … Read More One Minute Review: Spider-Man 2 (2004)

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Tuesday Releases: Trance

JULY 23RD, 2013 TRANCE // Danny Boyle wastes nothing in his latest psychological thriller “Trance” starring James McAvoy and Vincent Cassel. The showstopper, however, is Rosario Dawson in her best performance yet. Commanding and sexual, there’s a femme fatale aura that surrounds her every line. Delving deeply into the world of hypnosis and art heisting, the erratic nature of the film allows the director … Read More Tuesday Releases: Trance

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One Minute Review: The Conjuring (2013)

Release Date July 19, 2013 Director James Wan Screenplay Chad Hayes Carey W. Hayes Distributed By Warner Bros. Pictures Budget $20 million Horror, Mystery, Thriller Rated R for sequences of disturbing violence and terror 112 minutes The Conjuring Something has to be said for a horror film that keeps you alert and edgy throughout the entire film. “The Conjuring” is a throwback to classic … Read More One Minute Review: The Conjuring (2013)