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Month: August 2013

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Theatrical Releases: Closed Circuit & Getaway

Crowley’s British sub-thriller is able to deliver a few surprises as well as an unpredictable ending that may fall off a bit too quickly but strays from the norm. An action-thriller taking place mostly behind closed doors rather than in exterior chase scenes, the film touts a big, suspenseful game, but when it finally comes down to it, without its strong cast, “Closed Circuit” … Read More Theatrical Releases: Closed Circuit & Getaway

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Tuesday Releases: The Great Gatsby & Pain and Gain

AUGUST 27TH, 2013 KON-TIKI // A masterfully crafted adventure film, “Kon-Tiki” elaborates off the true story and Academy Award winning documentary about a man bent on proving his theory that in pre-Columbian time, South Americans could have sailed to Polynesia on wooden rafts and settled there. A highly unpopular theory and what most people thought would be a death sentenced equates to a highly … Read More Tuesday Releases: The Great Gatsby & Pain and Gain

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One Minute Review: The World’s End (2013)

Release Date August 23, 2013 Director Edgar Wright Screenplay Edgar Wright Simon Pegg Distributed By Focus Features Budget $20 million Action, Comedy, Science Fiction Rated R for pervasive language including sexual references 109 minutes The World’s End With “The World’s End”, director Edgar Wright delivers his funniest installment in the Cornetto trilogy, with a masterful blending of comedy, science fiction, and action, endless laughs … Read More One Minute Review: The World’s End (2013)

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One Minute Review: Paranoia (2013)

Release Date August 16, 2013 Director Robert Luketic Screenplay Barry Levy Jason Hall Based On The Novel By Joseph Finder Distributed By Relativity Media Budget $35 million Drama, Thriller Rated PG-13 for some sexuality, violence and language 106 minutes Paranoia Only entertaining on the most basic of levels, without its seasoned cast and glossy shine film quality, “Paranoia” would be, as the critics have … Read More One Minute Review: Paranoia (2013)

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One Minute Review: Hot Fuzz (2007)

Release Date April 20, 2007 Director Edgar Wright Screenplay Edgar Wright Simon Pegg Distributed By Rogue Pictures Budget $12 million Action, Comedy Rated R for violent content including some graphic images, and language 121 minutes Hot Fuzz Not quite to the level of Edgar Wright’s previous success in zombie-spoof, “Shaun of the Dead”, his latest venture, “Hot Fuzz” still proves stylistically on par yet … Read More One Minute Review: Hot Fuzz (2007)

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One Minute Review: Shaun Of The Dead (2004)

Release Date September 24, 2004 Director Edgar Wright Screenplay Edgar Wright Simon Pegg Distributed By Rogue Pictures Budget $6.1 million Comedy, Horror Rated R for zombie violence/gore and language 99 minutes Shaun Of The Dead Branding the directing style that he would become known for, “Shaun of the Dead” marks Edgar Wright’s first endeavor into the comedic styling that would put him on the … Read More One Minute Review: Shaun Of The Dead (2004)

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One Minute Review: Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (2013)

Release Date August 16, 2013 Director David Lowery Screenplay David Lowery Distributed By IFC Films Budget $4 million Crime, Drama, Romance Rated R for some violence 105 minutes Ain’t Them Bodies Saints Highlighted with three of best performances this year, “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” takes a minimal storyline and creates an authentic and emotion-filled canvas for these young and bright actors to paint this … Read More One Minute Review: Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (2013)

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One Minute Review: Just Friends (2005)

Release Date November 23, 2005 Director Roger Kumble Screenplay Adam ‘Tex’ Davis Distributed By New Line Cinema Comedy, Romance Rated PG-13 for sexual content including some dialogue 96 minutes Just Friends Ryan Reynolds has a hold on comedy that always embodies the story that surrounds him. Much like his candor in the comedy “Waiting”, Reynolds returns with a force in the off-beat and over-the-top … Read More One Minute Review: Just Friends (2005)

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One Minute Review: Take Me Home (2011)

Release Date April 19, 2011 Director Sam Jaeger Screenplay Sam Jaeger Distributed By Monterey Media Comedy, Romance Rated PG-13 for some sexual references 97 minutes Take Me Home For first time writer-director Sam Jaeger, “Take Me Home” is a fairly enjoyable cross country trip and romantic comedy that follows the same basic rom-com, buddy travel story ideas while producing some high caliber performances from … Read More One Minute Review: Take Me Home (2011)

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One Minute Review: My Amityville Horror (2012)

Release Date September 22, 2012 Director Eric Walter Screenplay Eric Walter Distributed By IFC Films Budget $205,000 Documentary Not Rated 88 minutes My Amityville Horror Recounting the paranormal trials of Daniel Lutz, the real-life inspiration of the Amityville Horror phenomenon, “My Amityville Horror” is a somewhat fascinating discovery about a young boy growing up under the microscope after a stepfather that he hates moves … Read More One Minute Review: My Amityville Horror (2012)

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One Minute Review: Mother (2010)

Release Date March 12, 2010 Director Joon-ho Bong Screenplay Joon-ho Bong Park Eun-kyo Distributed By CJ Entertainment Budget $5 million Action, Crime, Drama, Foreign, Mystery, Thriller Rated R for language, some sexual content, violence and drug use 128 minutes Mother Joon-ho Bong’s “Mother” is a Korean thriller, which takes one mother’s deep love for her simple son and turns it into an intriguing murder … Read More One Minute Review: Mother (2010)

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One Minute Review: Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

Release Date August 16, 2013 Director Jeff Wadlow Screenplay Jeff Wadlow Based On The Comic Books By Mark Millar John Romita, Jr. Distributed By Universal Pictures Budget $28 million Action, Comedy, Crime Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, crude and sexual content, and brief nudity 103 minutes Kick-Ass 2 On about the same level as its predecessor, “Kick-Ass 2” delivers more bang for … Read More One Minute Review: Kick-Ass 2 (2013)