Month: October 2014

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Oscars Shortlist: 83 Foreign Language Features Shortlisted for 87th Academy Awards

First out of the gate are the submissions for Best Foreign Language Film. Sadly, each country gets one submission, so the films listed below are the films thought to have the best chance at gaining a nomination. Most of them you will not recognize, but there are a few that have either been buzzed about or released stateside. Mexico’s release “Cantinflas” was a nationwide … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 83 Foreign Language Features Shortlisted for 87th Academy Awards

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Tuesday Releases: X-Men: Days Of Future Past

OCTOBER 14TH, 2014 X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST // After three films (“X-Men”, “X2”, and “X-Men: The Last Stand”), two spin-offs (“X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and “The Wolverine”), and one prequel (“X-Men: First Class”), no one can really blame the franchise for reaching fatigue. The fact that huge stars like Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, and Halle Berry are still showing up after all … Read More Tuesday Releases: X-Men: Days Of Future Past

Movie Review: X-Men: Days Of Future Past (2014)

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLOCTOBER 13, 2014 “Just because someone stumbles and loses their path, doesn’t mean they’re lost forever.” — Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) After three films (“X-Men”, “X2”, and “X-Men: The Last Stand”), two spin-offs (“X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and “The Wolverine”), and one prequel (“X-Men: First Class”), no one can blame the franchise for reaching fatigue. The fact that … Read More Movie Review: X-Men: Days Of Future Past (2014)

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2015 Oscars Challenge: 6th Annual Oscar Challenge: And So It Begins…

Summer blockbuster season ends and immediately the masses are turning their heads to the Oscars. Of course, five months is a long time to wait for the nominations, but the ride to those nominations becomes half of the fun of this time of year. Instead of audiences racing to their local theater chains to catch the latest major motion picture blockbusters like “Transformers” or … Read More 2015 Oscars Challenge: 6th Annual Oscar Challenge: And So It Begins…

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Theatrical Releases: Dracula Untold & The Judge

From the moment the trailer for “Addicted” starts, it feels completely over-dramatic. With a needy female character spouting words like “our love is forever… always will be” and an affair that spawns off the shittiest proposition ever (“let me paint you, so when you’re not here, I can satisfy myself with the mere thought of you”), this feels like a mixture of Tyler Perry … Read More Theatrical Releases: Dracula Untold & The Judge

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Tuesday Releases: Edge Of Tomorrow & A Million Ways To Die In The West

OCTOBER 7TH, 2014 EDGE OF TOMORROW // If you have ever owned a Nintendo in your lifetime, then you have shared the unique struggles experienced by Tom Cruise’s character in the new action film “Edge Of Tomorrow”. In the film, an alien race has come to Earth and taken over parts of Germany and France, while the militaries of the world ban together to … Read More Tuesday Releases: Edge Of Tomorrow & A Million Ways To Die In The West

Quick Review: A Million Ways To Die In The West (2014)

A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLOCTOBER 7, 2014 Seth MacFarlane set the bar high with his successful comedy “Ted”, reminding why “Family Guy” has been pushing the envelope for as long as it has. However, given the reins to produce his passion project, “A Million Ways To Die In The West”, a comedic period Western, MacFarlane falters, proving the … Read More Quick Review: A Million Ways To Die In The West (2014)

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Theatrical Releases: Annabelle & Gone Girl

“The Conjuring” is one of the best horror movies to come out of the past decade, so the bar for “Annabelle” was set pretty high. Unfortunately, this horror film feels like it was rushed through writing and producing, ending up a little bit too cliche, with forgettable characters, a weak storyline, and not enough doll presence, at least that is not accompanied by some … Read More Theatrical Releases: Annabelle & Gone Girl