Tag: snowpiercer

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Rest In Peace, John Hurt: (1956-2016)

SIR JOHN HURT 22 January 1940 – 25 January 2017 (age 77) Cause of Death: Pancreatic Cancer Believe it or not, John Hurt didn’t die back in 1979 when an alien burst out of his chest on the Nostromo. Instead, he lived until the ripe age of 77, having starred in over 129 films over the span of six decades. He would go on … Read More Rest In Peace, John Hurt: (1956-2016)

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Spotlight: Ten Favorite Films Of 2014

Even though this was one of my busiest years yet, I still had time to see over 350 films, a third of which were released in 2014. I saw old classics that I had never seen before like “Amelie” and “Spirited Away” and new classics like “Birdman” and “Joe”. I completed my Oscar Challenge this past January-February, which was 46 days, 42 films, and … Read More Spotlight: Ten Favorite Films Of 2014

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Boston Online Film Critics Association Awards

No two critics awards have picked the same Best Picture yet, with “Boyhood” and “A Most Violent Year” getting picks. Now add “Snowpiercer” to the list, yet another film (like “A Most Violent Year”) which was not really being talked about in the Oscar race. A personal favorite of mine, it would be great to see this get some nominations at the Oscars. There … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Boston Online Film Critics Association Awards

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Tuesday Releases: The Purge: Anarchy & Snowpiercer

OCTOBER 21ST, 2014 THE PURGE: ANARCHY // And with these words, “This is your Emergency Broadcast System announcing the commencement of the Annual Purge. At the siren, all crime, including murder, will be legal for 12 hours. All emergency services will be suspended. Your government thanks you for your participation,” Universal stumbles upon their next horror franchise revolving around a yearly purging where all … Read More Tuesday Releases: The Purge: Anarchy & Snowpiercer

Movie Review: Snowpiercer (2014)

SNOWPIERCER Review by: Christopher HaskellOctober 20, 2014 “Passengers, eternal order flows from the sacred engine. We must occupy our preordained position. I belong to the front, you belong to the tail. Know your place! Keep your place!” — Minister Mason (Tilda Swinton) Dystopian future. Impaired class systems. Pending apocalypse. These are the themes being beaten to death in Hollywood these days. “The Hunger Games”. … Read More Movie Review: Snowpiercer (2014)

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Theatrical Releases: Transformers: Age Of Extinction

To be completely honest, I understand the challenges of trying to live up to your previous work. In this case, director John Carney must live up to his 2007 musical success “Once” which ended up getting some Academy Awards nominations. “Begin Again”, however, will not see the same success but is still an entertaining musical jaunt. Mark Ruffalo and Keira Knightley team up to … Read More Theatrical Releases: Transformers: Age Of Extinction