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Month: September 2013

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Theatrical Releases: Don Jon & Rush

As much as “Baggage Claim” looks like rom-com filth, I do respect several of the actors involved enough to give this a chance, eventually, especially lead Paula Patton and supporting star Adam Brody. Other than that, this looks like a Tyler Perry knock-off and a dismal venture poorly representing females in general. 50% PROBABLY Nowhere near as imaginative as the original, “Cloudy With A … Read More Theatrical Releases: Don Jon & Rush

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Tuesday Releases: Iron Man 3

SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2013 THE KINGS OF SUMMER // In addition to being one of the most enthralling coming of age dramas this year, “The Kings Of Summer” is as visually stunning as it is emotionally engaging, taking these all but unknown teenage actors and giving them an open world to roam around freely. Centered around three boys that runaway from home to live in … Read More Tuesday Releases: Iron Man 3

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One Minute Review: Peeples (2013)

Release Date May 10, 2013 Director Tina Gordon Chism Screenplay Tina Gordon Chism Tyler Perry Distributed By Lionsgate Budget $15 million Comedy, Romance Rated PG-13 for sexual content, drug material and language 95 minutes Peeples A Tyler Perry produced take on “Meet The Parents”, Tina Gordon Chism’s “Peeples” is saved by a unique and humorous cast in the form of Craig Robinson, Kerry Washington, … Read More One Minute Review: Peeples (2013)

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One Minute Review: Prisoners (2013)

Release Date September 20, 2013 Director Denis Villeneuve Screenplay Aaron Guzikowski Cinematography By Roger A. Deakins Distributed By Warner Bros. Pictures Budget $46 million Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller Rated R for disturbing violent content including torture, and language throughout 153 minutes Prisoners What can only be described as an epic, slow burn thriller, “Prisoners” is a direct descendant of the dark worlds shaped by … Read More One Minute Review: Prisoners (2013)

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One Minute Review: At Any Price (2013)

Release Date April 24, 2013 Director Ramin Bahrani Screenplay Ramin Bahrani Hallie Elizabeth Newton Distributed By Sony Pictures Classics Drama, Sport, Thriller Rated R for sexual content including a strong graphic image, and for language 105 minutes At Any Price In the age of anti-heroes and villainous leading characters, “At Any Price” fits right in. With Dennis Quaid playing the always overly positive, yet … Read More One Minute Review: At Any Price (2013)

New Trailer: Her – Official Trailer #1

HER // It’s about time Spike Jonze goes back to directing sincere, quirky films that put him on the map (“Adaptation.”, “Being John Malkovich”). “Her” is an emotional romance film, except instead of a man and a woman falling madly in love, it’s a man falling in love with a computer operating system. Sounds hot right? And somewhat laughable? But if there’s one thing … Read More New Trailer: Her – Official Trailer #1

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One Minute Review: Drinking Buddies (2013)

Release Date July 25, 2013 Director Joe Swanberg Screenplay Joe Swanberg Distributed By Magnolia Pictures Budget $1 million Comedy, Drama, Romance Rated R for language throughout 90 minutes Drinking Buddies Set apart by its strong leads, “Drinking Buddies” is a romantic comedy that escapes the bounds of the normal formula and delivers a much more natural and realistic view, all while still pleasing and … Read More One Minute Review: Drinking Buddies (2013)

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Theatrical Releases: Prisoners

Basically the main reason for eventually seeing this is to see James Gandolfini in one of his last roles. Julia Louis-Dreyfuss also stars, playing the leading lady looking for love late in her life. When she meets James, she thinks she’s found it, until she finds out one of her clients is James’ ex-wife and begins to here all the nasty details about him. … Read More Theatrical Releases: Prisoners

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One Minute Review: In A World… (2013)

Release Date August 16, 2013 Director Lake Bell Screenplay Lake Bell Distributed By Roadside Attractions Comedy Rated R for language including some sexual references 93 minutes In A World… Lake Bell’s passion cannot be denied. With her original and quirky glimpse into the world of voice over narration, she not only launches into a comical adventure but also a piece on women’s rights in … Read More One Minute Review: In A World… (2013)

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One Minute Review: Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

Release Date September 13, 2013 Director James Wan Screenplay Leigh Whannell James Wan (Story By) Production Company Blumhouse Productions Distributed By FilmDistrict Budget $5 million Horror, Mystery, Thriller Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of terror and violence, and thematic elements 109 minutes Insidious: Chapter 2 James Wan leads yet another subtle throwback to classic horror with “Insidious: Chapter 2”, masterfully building off the original … Read More One Minute Review: Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

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Tuesday Releases: World War Z

SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2013 THE BLING RING // Sofia Coppola makes a statement with “The Bling Ring” that brings to light our obsession with celebrities and the warped minds of some young people in Los Angeles who break into celebrity homes when they’re away and steal their high-end fashion and stashed money. Based on a true story, the film chronicles the development of their descent … Read More Tuesday Releases: World War Z

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One Minute Review: Insidious (2011)

Release Date April 1, 2011 Director James Wan Screenplay Leigh Whannell Production Company Blumhouse Productions Distributed By FilmDistrict Budget $1.5 million Horror, Mystery, Thriller Rated PG-13 for thematic material, violence, terror and frightening images, and brief strong language 103 minutes Insidious A throwback to old horror, “Insidious” dodges the cheap thrills of modern horror and delves in to what really disturbs audiences. Quick camera … Read More One Minute Review: Insidious (2011)