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Month: May 2014

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Theatrical Releases: Maleficent & A Million Ways To Die In The West

Relying completely on the acting talents of Angelina Jolie to bring the character to life, “Maleficent” tries to match the aesthetic and tone of Universal’s fairy tale retelling “Snow White and the Huntsman” but fails to be as dark or as interesting. Without any other acting prowess beyond Jolie, while Sharto Copley chewing the scenery and Elle Fanning is a glorified smiling machine, the … Read More Theatrical Releases: Maleficent & A Million Ways To Die In The West

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Tuesday Releases: Endless Love

MAY 27TH, 2014 New Releases A Birder’s Guide To Everything Cheap Thrills Child’s Pose Endless Love (2014) Gambit (2013) Journey to the West (2013)

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Theatrical Releases: X-Men: Days Of Future Past

With a cast including Robin Williams, Mila Kunis, Peter Dinklage, and Melissa Leo, it is hard to say “no” to “The Angriest Man In Brooklyn”, a poor quality film about a man told he only has 90 minutes to live and the path of redemption that he tries to take in that short period of time after being a difficult person most of his … Read More Theatrical Releases: X-Men: Days Of Future Past

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Tuesday Releases: Pompeii & The Monuments Men

MAY 20TH, 2014 POMPEII // Mount Vesuvius is the star of “Pompeii” and it never lets you forget it. Always looming in the background, the history of the volcano is quite exceptional, and allows us to recognize that it is a ticking time bomb in the film, ready to take out the entire city of Pompeii when it finally erupts and encasing the inhabitants of … Read More Tuesday Releases: Pompeii & The Monuments Men

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One Minute Review: Pompeii (2014) [3.5]

POMPEII // Mount Vesuvius is the star of “Pompeii” and it never lets you forget it. Always looming in the background, the history of the volcano is quite exceptional, and allows us to recognize that it is a ticking time bomb in the film, ready to take out the entire city of Pompeii when it finally erupts and encasing the inhabitants of the city … Read More One Minute Review: Pompeii (2014) [3.5]

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One Minute Review: Grand Piano (2014) [4.5]

GRAND PIANO // Elijah Wood is not a piano playing prodigy. But from the looks of director Eugenio Mira’s new feature film “Grand Piano”, he looks exactly like he has been playing piano his entire life. Basically the premise of “Phone Booth”, which saw Colin Farrell stuck in a phone booth taking orders from a sniper that we never see, but whose presence is … Read More One Minute Review: Grand Piano (2014) [4.5]

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One Minute Review: In Secret (2014) [3.5]

IN SECRET // Sexual repression in the 1860s is not a subject matter often discussed, but in Charlie Stratton’s adaptation of Émile Zola’s scandalous novel “Thérèse Raquin” (1867) titled “In Secret”, this tale is given a shot of rejuvenation thanks to its young and aspiring cast. Elizabeth Olsen is enough reason to view any film these days, with an impressive control over her deliveries … Read More One Minute Review: In Secret (2014) [3.5]

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One Minute Review: The Monuments Men (2014) [3.0]

THE MONUMENTS MEN // On the surface, “The Monuments Men” looks like an Oscar-worthy World War II drama. Directed by George Clooney, he has already proven to be a successful director on previous films like “Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind”, “The Ides Of March”, and the Academy Award nominated “Good Night, and Good Luck”. Along with an impressive ensemble cast, including himself (Clooney), Matt … Read More One Minute Review: The Monuments Men (2014) [3.0]

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Theatrical Releases: Godzilla

Sixteen years after the not-well-received Roland Emmerich “Godzilla”, Warner Brothers takes another stab at the monster movie with second-time director Gareth Edwards (“Monsters”) at the helm. Taking a much more pedestrian approach to the subject, the overwhelming nature of the beasts is highlighted perfectly. Widely panned as being slow and being a little light on the title character, the film works wonders rebooting this … Read More Theatrical Releases: Godzilla

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Tuesday Releases: Her & That Awkward Moment

MAY 13TH, 2014 HER // I have never smiled so much or felt so much emotion during a film this year than I did with “Her”. Feeling the presence of a smile while you’re watching a film is a rare thing, at least for me. The immense glow of emotion coming from this film is brought on, not just by the lavish performances, but … Read More Tuesday Releases: Her & That Awkward Moment

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Theatrical Releases: Neighbors

Mia Wasikowska is one of those actresses that is good in just about everything. In her new film this week, “The Double” starring Jesse Eisenberg as a man that meets his complete opposite doppelganger, she plays the love interest. Directed by “The Watch” actor Richard Ayoade, who takes a second stab at feature film directing following his 2010 coming of age love story “Submarine”, … Read More Theatrical Releases: Neighbors

New Trailer: Godzilla – Official Main Trailer

GODZILLA // Let it be known that this is how you tease a film. A trend growing in trailers is to give away pivotal moments of the film. Take “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” for example. With the sheer volume of promos released, with almost all new footage revealing just about every twist the film has to offer, the magic and mystery of the film … Read More New Trailer: Godzilla – Official Main Trailer