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May 9, 2014
Genre:  Drama | Thriller Directed by: Steven KnightStarring: Tom Hardy, Olivia Colman, Ruth Wilson Written by: Steven Knight (screenplay)

Tom Hardy’s Stunning Performance in Locke Showcases A24 Films Emerging Indie Clout

— Posted by Kenny Miles

Synopsis: Ivan Locke, a dedicated family man and successful construction manager, receives a phone call on the eve of the biggest challenge of his career that sets in motion a…

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May 8, 2014
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The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden A Slow-Paced Yet Fascinating Tale

— Posted by Kenny Miles

      Darwin meets Hitchcock in this true-crime tale of paradise found and lost. The Galapagos Affair is a fascinating documentary portrait of a 1930s murder mystery as strange…

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April 29, 2014
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Disappointing RAID 2 Box Office Hinders Multiplex Indie Expansion

— Posted by Kenny Miles

    During opening weekend, THE RAID 2 opened to lukewarm, if not bad, box office numbers. Playing in over 950 locations, the movie opened around $1 million. A high quality…

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April 28, 2014
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Noah: The Controversial Biblical Epic for Our Divisive, Reactionary Times

— Posted by Kenny Miles

    With the box office prospects of NOAH performing below expectations and garnering audience engagement, one wonders what went wrong? It was considered one of the most anticipated movies…

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April 25, 2014
This tables-have-turned premise was amusing for the female audience.

The Other Woman Poised to Please Female Audiences Despite Male Dominated Critical Backlash

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  As we approach the prime movie going summer season, I have to wonder: Where are all the movies for women? In the last few years they have been a…

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April 14, 2014
Genre: Drama | Sport Directed by:  Ivan ReitmanStarring: Kevin Costner, Chadwick Boseman, Jennifer GarnerWritten by: Scott Rothman, Rajiv Joseph

Draft Day: Lighthearted NFL Love Letter to the Fans and the City of Cleveland

— Posted by Kenny Miles

Synopsis: On the day of the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver (Costner) has the opportunity to save football in Cleveland when he trades for the number one pick. He…

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April 14, 2014
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Joe: Nicolas Cage’s Strong Comeback Performance Seems Familiar

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  Synopsis: A gripping mix of friendship, violence and redemption erupts in the contemporary South in this adaptation of Larry Brown’s novel, celebrated at once for its grit and its…

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April 7, 2014
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From SXSW to Theaters: Cesar Chavez Appeals Beyond Segmented, Neglected Latino Audiences

— Posted by Kenny Miles

Opening in theaters close to the time of a Monday holiday in his honor, real life civil rights hero Cesar Chavez finally receives the big screen treatment in the bio-pic movie Cesar Chavez….

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March 27, 2014
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SXSW Film: Smaller Quality Movies Seek Distribution Deals and Audiences Embrace

— Posted by Kenny Miles

After the excitement of the premiere’s and parties calm down after the SXSW Film Festival, cautious filmmakers and eager studios negotiate distribution deals for releasing movies. It can be a long on…

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March 20, 2014
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Jason Bateman, Kathryn Hahn and Andrew Dodge Discuss BAD WORDS

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  Bad Words is the new comedy from well-established actor / funny man Jason Bateman (TV’s Arrested Development, Horrible Bosses). He commands a filthy, absurdist tone for his directorial debut….

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March 18, 2014
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Divergent Poster Reminds Me of a Funny Sexist SuperHero Meme

— Posted by Kenny Miles

While looking at the poster for Divergent, the new movie opening this weekend based on the young adult best-selling series by Veronica Roth, I couldnt help but think of humorous and…

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March 18, 2014
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SXSW Film: Indie Movies Try to Capture Festival Buzz Before Releases

— Posted by Kenny Miles

    The South By Southwest Film Festival is the perfect venue for smaller studios to showcase some of their spring and summer features for eager audiences hoping to catch…

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March 14, 2014
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SXSW Film: Bigger Studios Flawlessly Brand and Promote Upcoming Slate

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  The South by Southwest Interactive, Movie, and Music Festival draws 100,000’s of people to Austin Texas for the annual conference. People are flooded the streets, the music is loud,…

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March 12, 2014
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Chiemi Karasawa Reflects on Elaine Stritch

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  Synopsis: Now in her late 80s, Broadway legend Elaine Stritch remains as ferociously funny as ever. In this bold, hilarious and poignant portrait, the uncompromising Tony and Emmy Award-winner…

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March 8, 2014
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Visitors: Abstract Cinema Worth While for Open Minded Audiences

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  Imagine sitting in a movie with nothing except black and white images slowly creeping on the screen. Oh, there is no dialogue or hardly any noises. A repetitive score…

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March 4, 2014
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Will The Wind Rises Be Hayao Miyazaki’s Last Film? Let’s Hope Not.

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  Finally opening in theaters this weekend will be Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises. I delayed a Top Ten list for it and didn’t bother with one after waiting so…

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March 3, 2014
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From Non-Stop to Please Stop: Liam Neeson’s Hijacked Persona Becoming Self-Parody Shtick

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  From the Good Cop / Bad Cop character (which I found very much amusing) in the hyperactive and humorous The Lego Movie to now his leading man air marshal…

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February 18, 2014
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Dallas Buyers Club: James Schamus‘ LGBTQ Cinematic Legacy into FOCUS

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  The significant Oscar recognition for Dallas Buyers Club was obvious when the Academy Award nominations were announced. Honoring the stunning performances of Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto was to…

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