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Honest Trailers: A Wrinkle In Time

HONEST TRAILERS: A WRINKLE IN TIME Coinciding with the home video release of “A Wrinkle In Time,” Screenjunkies have released their Honest Trailer for the film, poking fun at the fact that this was a Disney film that wasn’t a critical or box office success and that this isn’t the first time that Disney has failed to make a palatable adaptation of this book … Read More Honest Trailers: A Wrinkle In Time

New Trailer: Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time – Official Trailer #1

DISNEY’S A WRINKLE IN TIME Synopsis: Meg Murry and her little brother, Charles Wallace, have been without their scientist father, Mr. Murry, for five years, ever since he discovered a new planet and used the concept known as a tesseract to travel there. Joined by Meg’s classmate Calvin O’Keefe and guided by the three mysterious astral travelers known as Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. … Read More New Trailer: Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time – Official Trailer #1

New Trailer: Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time – Official Teaser Trailer #1

DISNEY’S A WRINKLE IN TIME Synopsis: Meg Murry and her little brother, Charles Wallace, have been without their scientist father, Mr. Murry, for five years, ever since he discovered a new planet and used the concept known as a tesseract to travel there. Joined by Meg’s classmate Calvin O’Keefe and guided by the three mysterious astral travelers known as Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. … Read More New Trailer: Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time – Official Teaser Trailer #1

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Phoenix Film Critics Circle Awards

Balancing out again, Phoenix gives the win to “Birdman” and director Alejandro G. Inarritu, as well as giving Michael Keaton and Emma Stone each another win. They also go as far to award films by genre, so “The Grand Budapest Hotel”, “Snowpiercer”, “Gone Girl”, and “Nightcrawler” all find themselves small wins. Here is the official list for the Phoenix Film Critics Circle Awards: BEST … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Phoenix Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

This is the sign of a heated Oscar race; for every win that “Boyhood” receives from a film critics awards, “Birdman” comes back with its own win, this time getting Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Screenplay, and Best Cinematography. Patricia Arquette (“Boyhood”) is also starting to lock in her win for the Oscars, right next to J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash”), both of which … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Indiana Film Critics Association Awards

The big question everyone is asking is: “can Boyhood win when it counts?” which is at the Oscars. Yes, it has been cleaning up through the film critics awards, but they love their independent darlings. Oscar, on the hand, is a mixed bag. Personally, I am hoping for a “Birdman” win on the big night, but most people that I know are in the … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Indiana Film Critics Association Awards

Movie Review: Rendition (2007)

RENDITION BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLMARCH 4, 2014 Before “Zero Dark Thirty” caught everyone’s attention about the treatment of terrorist suspects in other countries, “Rendition” explored the same basic idea six years before a much lesser audience. But what’s the difference? Were people not ready to hear about the idea of “extraordinary rendition” back then, which was a very real thing that occurred under the go-ahead … Read More Movie Review: Rendition (2007)

Quick Review: The Man In The Moon (1991)

THE MAN IN THE MOON BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLOCTOBER 19, 2013 “The Man In The Moon” is a coming of age classic, if only for the brilliant performance that Reese Witherspoon pulls off in her introduction showing at the young age of 15. Dealing with common young teen issues, Dani (Witherspoon) goes from a tomboy who swims naked in a nearby pond to a young … Read More Quick Review: The Man In The Moon (1991)

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One Minute Review: Mud (2013)

Release Date April 26, 2013 Director Jeff Nichols Screenplay Jeff Nichols Distributed By Lionsgate Roadside Attractions Budget $10 million Drama Rated PG-13 for some violence, sexual references, language, thematic elements and smoking. 130 minutes Mud Marking the career best performance of Matthew McConaughey, “Mud” is a slow burn, heavy hitting drama with themes of coming of age, family systems, and the reality of love. … Read More One Minute Review: Mud (2013)

Stuck On Repeat: “Colorblind” by Counting Crows

TRACK Colorblind ARTIST Counting Crows ALBUM Cruel Intentions Sebastian shows up at the top of the escalator, surprising Annette who thought she was avoiding him by leaving. She’s impressed and he’s in love and their love making ensues… a pivotal moment in the film.

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Proof Review: Cruel Intentions (1999)

Filled with breakthrough performances still representing these actors and actresses to this day and introducing sexual discovery to a generation over a decade ago, Cruel Intentions continues to carry its same weight today without falling into the oldie, but goodie pile, remaining a pop-culture icon. Though the iconic image of the film was Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair sharing a passionate kiss, the film reaches far further than just shock value and becomes one of the most memorable films from that generation and for that generation.