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Quick Review: 22 Jump Street (2014)

22 JUMP STREET BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLDECEMBER 3, 2014 Remember that kid who got picked on in middle school? (I do, because I was one.) Now, remember how eventually they just owned the names that they were being called until it was no longer enjoyable for the other kids to make fun of them? Well, Christopher Miller and Phil Lord took a page out of … Read More Quick Review: 22 Jump Street (2014)

Movie Review: How To Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLJUNE 23, 2014 “How To Train Your Dragon 2” is a sequel with gravitas. There is a weight to the characters and their situations that build 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 … Read More Movie Review: How To Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

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2014 Oscars Challenge: [40] The Wolf Of Wall Street – Five Nominations

Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joey McFarland and Emma Tillinger Koskoff Martin Scorsese is no stranger to the Best Picture category and with “The Wolf Of Wall Street” becoming one of his best films in an illustrious career, it’s no question that it deserves all the recognition that it’s receiving. Yes, the film is not about nice people and most of the main characters are … Read More 2014 Oscars Challenge: [40] The Wolf Of Wall Street – Five Nominations

Quick Review: The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLJANUARY 3, 2014 Leonardo DiCaprio gives one of his best performances of his career in Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf Of Wall Street”, a brutally honest look at the life of real-life New York stockbroker, Jordan Belfort, who scammed rich people out of their money to live his lavish, no holds barred lifestyle. Almost pornographic, the film brings … Read More Quick Review: The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

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One Minute Review: This Is The End (2013)

Release Date June 12, 2013 Director Evan Goldberg Seth Rogen Screenplay Evan Goldberg Seth Rogen Distributed By Columbia Pictures Budget $32 million Comedy, Fantasy Rated R for crude and sexual content throughout, brief graphic nudity, pervasive language, drug use and some violence 107 minutes This Is The End By far one of the purest forms of comedy in recent memory, “This Is The End” … Read More One Minute Review: This Is The End (2013)

New Trailer: The Watch – Official Red Band Trailer

THE WATCH / Well, it’s officially not Neighborhood Watch anymore thanks to the Trayvon Martin incident in Florida, but the first red band trailer from this extremely funny comedy has finally hit the web. Following a group of average guys who are privy to an alien invasion, The Watch is the next comedy directed by SNL writer and Hot Rod director Akvia Schaffer. The … Read More New Trailer: The Watch – Official Red Band Trailer

Coming Attraction: Neighborhood Watch

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH / Despite the incident in Florida, Fox has decided to hold onto the title Neighborhood Watch, or so it seems as their new poster hit the web today. Revolving around a group of guys looking find a hometown killer, they uncover a much bigger threat in the form of extraterrestrials. With an amazingly talented group of guys (Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller, and … Read More Coming Attraction: Neighborhood Watch

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Proof Review: 21 Jump Street (2012)

Release Date March 16, 2012 Directors Phil Lord Chris Miller Screenplay Michael Bacall Jonah Hill Distributed By Columbia Pictures Budget $55 million Action, Comedy Rated R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, drug material, teen drinking and some violence 109 minutes 21 Jump Street 21 Jump Street is absolutely hilarious, with Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum making a perfect comedic duo. Both actors … Read More Proof Review: 21 Jump Street (2012)

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2012 Oscars Challenge: [2] Moneyball & 6 Nominations

[44 OUT OF 46 FILMS REMAINING]-[33 DAYS TO OSCARS] “Moneyball” definitely has its work cut out for it in the Best Picture category. Up against buzzing films like “The Artist”, “Hugo”, and “The Descendants”, it may be hard for “Moneyball” to get recognized. Also, without Bennett Miller getting a nomination for director, the film’s chances drop a little lower, even though it does show … Read More 2012 Oscars Challenge: [2] Moneyball & 6 Nominations

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Proof Review: The Sitter (2011)

Release Date December 9, 2011 Director David Gordon Green Screenplay Brian Gatewood Alessandro Tanaka Distributed By 20th Century Fox Budget $25 million Comedy Rated R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, drug material and some violence 81 minutes The Sitter What should you expect from a film that opens with its lead actor going down on his pseudo-girlfriend (pseudo as in she doesn’t … Read More Proof Review: The Sitter (2011)

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For Your Consideration 2011: “Moneyball”

Nothing but rave reviews have come out of “Moneyball” and for a sports film to be considered for the Oscars is quite an achievement. Brad Pitt is no stranger to the Academy Awards, but Jonah Hill takes his first step out of the dirty comedy realm and earns his first consideration for an Oscar nomination, and what an achievement it will be if he … Read More For Your Consideration 2011: “Moneyball”

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Proof Review: Megamind (2010)

Megamind>>>>3 stars<<<<Even with the perfect cast and animated film like-ability, the result does not necessarily spell perfection. “Megamind” is the perfect example of this. Will Ferrell is a laugh-a-minute comedic actor whose voice alone should cause sidesplitting laughter, but there is some element missing from “Megamind” that degrades the overall effect of the film.