Month: August 2014

Quick Review: Breathe In (2014)

BREATHE IN BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLAUGUST 11, 2014 With 2011’s “Like Crazy”, two things happened: Drake Doremus became one of my favorite directors and I developed a huge crush on actress Felicity Jones. A few years later, we are once again graced with their presence together in the independent drama entitled “Breathe In”, an emotionally complex study of a family that faces its breaking point … Read More Quick Review: Breathe In (2014)

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Stuck On Repeat: “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” from Dracula Untold

TRACK Everybody Wants To Rule The World ARTIST Lorde ALBUM Dracula Untold Soundtrack / The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Soundtrack   DRACULA UNTOLD // For me, “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” will always coincide with the original artist, Tears For Fears, and before shows like “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report”, there was HBO’s “Dennis Miller Live” which utilized the song as … Read More Stuck On Repeat: “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” from Dracula Untold

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Theatrical Releases: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Said with a little pain, it has been a long time since Helen Mirren could sell a film entirely by herself. But oddly enough, Oprah and Steven Spielberg team up as producers on this foreign soil restaurant competition film as Mirren plays a French cuisine aficionado as an Indian restaurant opens across the street. Already from the trailer, the coexistence will form and they … Read More Theatrical Releases: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Movie Review: Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLAUGUST 4, 2014 Marvel wins again with their biggest gamble to date, “Guardians Of The Galaxy”. Taking an almost unknown comic book team and giving them their film without any precursor does not scream general audiences. Add in a talking raccoon and a walking tree as two of the main characters, and on paper, “Guardians” does not sound … Read More Movie Review: Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)

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Theatrical Releases: Guardians Of The Galaxy

All the marketing I have been seeing for “Get On Up” has been highlighting the fact that James Brown was a revolutionary musical artist, but fails to touch on the richness of the story, which I truly believe is there. With Tate Taylor (“The Help”) as director, reuniting with Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, and again introducing Chadwick Boseman, who played Jackie Robinson superbly … Read More Theatrical Releases: Guardians Of The Galaxy