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August 16, 2015
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Straight Outta Oscars: Why the Academy Won’t, But Should Consider Compton

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  Catching the Hollywood ‘powers that be’ off-guard, “Straight Outta Compton” became the not-so-surprise sleeper summer hit, grossing $60 million over the weekend. I wasn’t expecting that high of an…

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August 14, 2015
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The Man from U.N.C.L.E Impresses

— Posted by Kenny Miles

    Synopsis: In the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working to…

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August 7, 2015
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Listen to Me Marlon: Poignant Reflection of Brandos Life on His Own Terms

— Posted by Kenny Miles

Unbeknownst to the public, Marlon Brando – a great star who remained deliberately mysterious to the press and the world at large for his entire professional life – created a…

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August 6, 2015
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Ricki and the Flash: Meryl Streep Rocks Out in Family Melodrama

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  Three-time Academy Award (R) winner Meryl Streep goes electric and takes on a whole new gig – a hard-rocking singer/guitarist – for Oscar (R)-winning director Jonathan Demme and Academy…

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July 23, 2015
Genre:  Comedy, Drama 
 
Director: Sean Baker
 
Writers: Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch
 
Stars: Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, Karren Karagulian

Tangerine: iPhone Shot Narrative About Transgender Prostitutes Is the Future of Filmmaking

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  Synopsis: A working girl tears through Tinseltown on Christmas Eve searching for the pimp who broke her heart. (C) Magnolia     The synopsis of Tangerine needs more explaining…

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July 16, 2015
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Do I Sound Gay? Explores, Confronts Male Vocal Stereotypes

— Posted by Kenny Miles

After a breakup with his boyfriend, journalist David Thorpe went on a journey of self-discovery and curiosity regarding his voice and why some men, mostly gay, have effeminate voices. In…

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July 9, 2015
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AMY: Reflective Winehouse Doc Honors Troubled Musician Beyond Headlines

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  Despite just two albums to her name Amy Winehouse is one of the biggest music icons in British history. With a voice oft described as a combination of Billy…

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July 9, 2015
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Cartel Land: Gripping, Important Mexican Cartel Doc Transports Viewers

— Posted by Kenny Miles

With unprecedented access, CARTEL LAND is a riveting, on-the-ground look at the journeys of two modern-day vigilante groups and their shared enemy – the murderous Mexican drug cartels. In the…

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June 19, 2015
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama 

Directors: Pete Docter, Ronaldo Del Carmen

Writers: Pete Docter (story), Ronaldo Del Carmen (story) (as Ronnie del Carmen) 

Stars: Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black

Inside Out: Pixar’s Creative and Emotional Masterpiece is a Disney Classic.

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San…

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June 18, 2015
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Interview: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’s Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is the Sundance award winning drama based on the young adult novel of the same name about old friends who re-connect after one…

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June 18, 2015
Genre: Documentary, Biography, Drama 

Director: Crystal Moselle

Stars: Bhagavan Angulo, Govinda Angulo, Jagadisa Angulo

Fascinating Wolfpack Showcases Eccentric Movie Loving Family

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  Locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Angulo brothers learn about the outside world through the films that they watch. Nicknamed…

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June 12, 2015
Chris Pratt essentially embodies the majority of Jurassic Park characters

Jurassic World Review

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure based on characters created by…

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June 5, 2015
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime

Director: Paul Feig

Writer: Paul Feig

Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Jude Law

SPY: Melissa McCarthy Delivers in this Hilarious and Enjoyable Action Comedy.

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency’s most dangerous missions. But when her partner (Jude Law) falls off the…

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June 2, 2015
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller 

Director: Daniel Peddle

Writer: Daniel Peddle

Stars: William Dickerson, Andy Foltz, Liliane Gillenwater

Sunset Edge Review

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  On a lazy afternoon, two tales intertwine in this meditative portrayal of disaffected youth set in a graveyard of abandoned mobile homes known as Sunset Edge. Four suburban teens…

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June 1, 2015
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Sunshine Superman: Delightful Doc on Base Jumper Carl Boenish Soars

— Posted by Kenny Miles

A heart-racing documentary portrait of Carl Boenish, the father of the BASE-jumping movement, whose early passion for skydiving led him to ever more spectacular -and dangerous- feats of foot-launched human…

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May 26, 2015
Genre:  Drama, Thriller  
Director: Andrew Niccol
Writer: Andrew Niccol
Stars: Ethan Hawke, January Jones, Zoë Kravitz

Good Kill Review

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  In the shadowy world of drone warfare, combat unfolds like a video game-only with real lives at stake. After six tours of duty, Air Force pilot Tom Egan (Ethan…

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May 15, 2015
Genre:   Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi 

Director: George Miller
Writers: George Miller, Brendan McCarthy
Stars: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult

Mad Max: Fury Road Review

— Posted by Kenny Miles

In a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, two rebels just might be able to restore order: Max, a man of action and of few words, and Furiosa, a…

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May 8, 2015
Genre: Comedy 
Directors: Andrew Mogel, Jarrad Paul 
Writers: Jarrad Paul, Andrew Mogel 
Stars: Jack Black, James Marsden, Kathryn Hahn

Despite James Marsden, The D Train is a C Level Movie

— Posted by Kenny Miles

All his life, Dan Landsman (Jack Black) has never been the cool guy. That’s about to change – if he can convince Oliver Lawless (Marsden), the most popular guy from…

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—Linus Roache as Thomas Wayne from Batman Begins, 2005

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