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Month: June 2014

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One Minute Review: Enemy (2014) [4.0]

ENEMY // The doppleganger storyline has never been more intense or more confusing than in director Denis Villeneuve’s latest film, “Enemy”. In “Prisoners”, Villeneuve directed Jake Gyllenhaal to one of the best performances of his career, so it was only natural for these two to pair up again. This time around Gyllenhaal plays a lowly history teacher named Adam who lives a boring life … Read More One Minute Review: Enemy (2014) [4.0]

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One Minute Review: 300: Rise Of An Empire (2014) [4.0]

300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE // Eva Green is a sexpot. Taking on the role of the villain Artemisia in the somewhat sequel to “300” (more of a side-quel as the timelines run parallel), “300: Rise Of An Empire” proves that Eva has the sinister vivacity that makes her a highlight under the right circumstances. Without her, the film would have been extremely lacking, … Read More One Minute Review: 300: Rise Of An Empire (2014) [4.0]

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Theatrical Releases: Transformers: Age Of Extinction

To be completely honest, I understand the challenges of trying to live up to your previous work. In this case, director John Carney must live up to his 2007 musical success “Once” which ended up getting some Academy Awards nominations. “Begin Again”, however, will not see the same success but is still an entertaining musical jaunt. Mark Ruffalo and Keira Knightley team up to … Read More Theatrical Releases: Transformers: Age Of Extinction

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Tuesday Releases: 300: Rise Of An Empire & Winter’s Tale

JUNE 24TH, 2014 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE // Eva Green is a sexpot. Taking on the role of the villain Artemisia in the somewhat sequel to “300” (more of a side-quel as the timelines run parallel), “300: Rise Of An Empire” proves that Eva has the sinister vivacity that makes her a highlight under the right circumstances. Without her, the film would have … Read More Tuesday Releases: 300: Rise Of An Empire & Winter’s Tale

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One Minute Review: How To Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) [4.0]

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 // “How To Train Your Dragon 2” is a sequel with gravitas.  There is a weight to the characters and their situations that builds off the first film almost perfectly. Director Dean DeBlois and his writers recognize what makes a franchise special, by raising the stakes and injecting new life into not just the original characters, but into … Read More One Minute Review: How To Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) [4.0]

Stuck On Repeat: Ways To Go (Everything Everything Remix)

TRACK Ways To Go (Everything Everything Remix) ARTIST Grouplove ALBUM Spreading Rumours  

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Theatrical Releases: Jersey Boys & Think Like A Man Too

Clint Eastwood’s latest directorial venture, “Jersey Boys” is splitting critics and not on whether it is a good film or not but whether he is a good director or not. The reason being is that the musical based on the Broadway smash hit apparently does not land. Following the boys from Jersey who called themselves the Four Seasons and who produced songs like “Sherry” … Read More Theatrical Releases: Jersey Boys & Think Like A Man Too

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One Minute Review: Joe (2014) [5.0]

JOE // David Gordon Green returns to form with his latest drama, “Joe”, about an ex-con who finds himself in the tough position between a young, innocent boy and his twisted, abusive father. Proving that his best days may still be ahead of him, Academy Award winning Nicolas Cage produces one of his best performances ever, as the title character. Joe runs a tree … Read More One Minute Review: Joe (2014) [5.0]

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One Minute Review: Walk Of Shame (2014) [2.5]

WALK OF SHAME // Urban dictionary defines a “walk of shame” as “the walk home after a one night stand”. Further extrapolated, “one usually wears either the clothes they went out in (i.e. short skirt and heels) or the clothing of the person they slept with (i.e. a large white t-shirt) the morning after”. In the film bearing that title, Elizabeth Banks is the … Read More One Minute Review: Walk Of Shame (2014) [2.5]

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One Minute Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) [4.5]

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL // One will often hear that when their favorite artists come to town, everyone wants them to play the hits. Director Wes Anderson is content with playing the hits, delivering yet another truly unique comedy in “The Grand Budapest Hotel”. Like in the world of art and painting, one can tell a Wes Anderson from the rest of the artists … Read More One Minute Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) [4.5]

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One Minute Review: The LEGO Movie (2014) [3.5]

THE LEGO MOVIE // Everything was not awesome, at least for me, upon seeing “The Lego Movie”. Akin to being the only person at a party that is not having fun, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller’s latest animated feature simply never clicked for me while landing for what felt like absolutely everyone else. All around me, adults and children were laughing at the jokes, … Read More One Minute Review: The LEGO Movie (2014) [3.5]

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Tuesday Releases: The Grand Budapest Hotel & The Lego Movie

JUNE 17TH, 2014 THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL // One will often hear that when their favorite artists come to town, everyone wants them to play the hits. Director Wes Anderson is content with playing the hits, delivering yet another truly unique comedy in “The Grand Budapest Hotel”. Like in the world of art and painting, one can tell a Wes Anderson from the rest … Read More Tuesday Releases: The Grand Budapest Hotel & The Lego Movie