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Month: April 2014

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Tuesday Releases: Devil’s Due

APRIL 29TH, 2014 DEVIL’S DUE // With the creativity and ingenuity found in their “V/H/S/” anthology short film, “10/31/98”, about a group of guys who find themselves in an haunted house by mistake on Halloween, one would imagine that directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett could bring the same level of genius to their first feature film. Unfortunately, “Devil’s Due” proves to be yet … Read More Tuesday Releases: Devil’s Due

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Theatrical Releases: The Other Woman & The Quiet Ones

In one of his last performances, Paul Walker plays yet another undercover cop, this time in a dystopian Detroit where a wall has been constructed around an area of unbeatable crime. “Brick Mansions” is written by Luc Besson (“Taken”), stars Rza as the villain, and takes some pages out of the plot from “The Raid: Redemption” and “Dredd”, as Walker and his partner for … Read More Theatrical Releases: The Other Woman & The Quiet Ones

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Tuesday Releases: Barefoot

APRIL 22ND, 2014 New Releases Barefoot Bettie Page Reveals All Big Bad Wolves

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One Minute Review: Cutie And The Boxer (2013) [3.0]

CUTIE AND THE BOXER // “Cutie And The Boxer” is the story of the artistic couple, Noriko and Ushio Shinohara, living in their Manhattan flat attempting to make ends meet through their art. Having moved from Japan to the United States, Ushio found slight stardom from his transition into the New York art scene. His sculptures made from recycled cardboard and his paintings made … Read More One Minute Review: Cutie And The Boxer (2013) [3.0]

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One Minute Review: A.C.O.D. (2013) [3.0]

A.C.O.D. // Adam Scott leads a stellar comedic ensemble cast in a not-so-funny jaunt through exactly what the title suggests, “A.C.O.D.” or “Adult Children Of Divorce”. When you see a cast list filled with Richard Jenkins, Catherine O’Hara, Amy Poehler (playing against type), Clark Duke, Jessica Alba, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Jane Lynch, chances are high that most people will be driven to see … Read More One Minute Review: A.C.O.D. (2013) [3.0]

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Proof Review: Oculus (2014)

Release Date April 11, 2014 Director Mike Flanagan Screenplay Mike Flanagan Jeff Howard Distributed By Relativity Media Budget $5 million Horror, Mystery Rated R for terror, violence, some disturbing images and brief language 104 minutes Oculus Turning an inanimate object into the main antagonist of a story is a huge accomplishment, especially when it comes to horror. Setting the right tone and building enough … Read More Proof Review: Oculus (2014)

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Tuesday Releases: The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

APRIL 15TH, 2014 THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY // “The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty” is a balance of memorable moments and sincere performances from most of the main cast, especially Ben Stiller and Sean Penn. Stepping into the director’s shoes, Stiller takes on double duty and does not disappoint, playing title character Walter Mitty, an easygoing daydreamer living a reserved lifestyle. Facing … Read More Tuesday Releases: The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

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One Minute Review: Philomena (2013) [3.5]

PHILOMENA // Human emotion is a complicated yet beautiful thing. Captured like lightning bugs in a bottle, the Academy Award nominated “Philomena” displays these complicated emotions in full force. Based on the true story of Philomena Lee, whose baby boy was taken from her by the nuns in the convent that took her in and adopted him away without her permission, Dame Judi Dench … Read More One Minute Review: Philomena (2013) [3.5]

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Theatrical Releases: Transcendence

Personally, I love that Disney continues to make these nature films, and releases one almost every Earth Day, with this year’s being “Bears”. Also, just like the Lemurs film that came out recently, the trailers utilize popular music to help get drive their personalities across, with this particular trailer using “Home” by Phillip Phillips. With proceeds going to help an animal foundation, families with … Read More Theatrical Releases: Transcendence

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Theatrical Releases: Draft Day & Oculus

There’s an amount of respect that I have for Rashida Jones and Chris O’Dowd to warrant at least one viewing of “Cuban Fury” at some point, but when and where that viewing is could be debated. When Jones becomes the new boss of Nick Frost and O’Dowd’s office building, a gentleman’s battle ensues that sees these men vying for her affection, by dancing. Ian … Read More Theatrical Releases: Draft Day & Oculus

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Tuesday Releases: The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug & Paranomal Activity: The Marked Ones

APRIL 8TH, 2014 THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG // Where Peter Jackson had a distinct vision and fleshed out story with an appropriate ending point in “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”, he somewhat loses that vision with the sequel, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”. We all wondered how Jackson would make this short children’s story by J.R.R. Tolkien into three films and … Read More Tuesday Releases: The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug & Paranomal Activity: The Marked Ones

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Proof Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

Release Date April 4, 2014 Director Anthony Russo Joe Russo Screenplay Christopher Markus Stephen McFeely Distributed By Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Budget $177 million Action, Adventure, Science Fiction Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence, gunplay and action throughout 136 minutes Captain America: The Winter Soldier Over the weekend, you are going to hear the words ‘70s espionage thriller tossed around quite a … Read More Proof Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)