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Tuesday Releases: The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

APRIL 15TH, 2014 THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY // “The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty” is a balance of memorable moments and sincere performances from most of the main cast, especially Ben Stiller and Sean Penn. Stepping into the director’s shoes, Stiller takes on double duty and does not disappoint, playing title character Walter Mitty, an easygoing daydreamer living a reserved lifestyle. Facing … Read More Tuesday Releases: The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

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One Minute Review: Philomena (2013) [3.5]

PHILOMENA // Human emotion is a complicated yet beautiful thing. Captured like lightning bugs in a bottle, the Academy Award nominated “Philomena” displays these complicated emotions in full force. Based on the true story of Philomena Lee, whose baby boy was taken from her by the nuns in the convent that took her in and adopted him away without her permission, Dame Judi Dench … Read More One Minute Review: Philomena (2013) [3.5]

2014 Oscars Challenge: [5] Philomena – Four Nominations

Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan and Tracey Seaward “Philomena” is the true story of one Philomena Lee, an elderly woman who, for fifty years, kept a secret about having a son that was taken from her by nuns and adopted off to America for money. Now, paired up with a journalist, they follow the clues that could lead Philomena into find her long lost son. … Read More 2014 Oscars Challenge: [5] Philomena – Four Nominations

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Oscars Watch: 86th Academy Awards Nomination Predictions

Most years I find it difficult to predict the nominations for the Oscars. With so many great films to have to choose from, weighing what I think will get nominated over what I want to get nominated, and the unpredictable nature of the Academy, there’s almost no way to completely be sure of your choices. But as with every year, I gave it my … Read More Oscars Watch: 86th Academy Awards Nomination Predictions

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Theatrical Releases: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Sadly, Vince Vaughn’s star is falling, or plummeting if you will. Once on top and in the spotlight of his comedic heyday, “Delivery Man” proves that he’s just not the comedic genius we once thought him to be. Talk about completely unnecessary. Not only are remakes now coming from the same exact director, but they’re using the same script and leaving a year to … Read More Theatrical Releases: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire