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August 29, 2014
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Quirky Musicians in Frank Croon Cult Following

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  Acclaimed Irish director Lenny Abrahamson follows up his award-winning films Adam & Paul, Garage, and What Richard Did with an offbeat comedy about a young wannabe musician, Jon (Domhnall…

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August 29, 2014
Genre: Comedy | DramaDirected by: Michael WinterbottomStarring: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Rosie Fellner Written by: Michael Winterbottom

The Trip to Italy Offers Indie Escapes with Witty Laughs & Michael Caine Impression.

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  Michael Winterbottom’s largely improvised 2010 film, The Trip, took comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon-or semifictionalized versions thereof-on a restaurant tour around northern England. In this witty and incisive…

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August 27, 2014
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Summer’s Unnecessary Sequel: How Sin City 2 got ‘Kick-Assed’ at the Box Office.

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  Remember the Eva Green controversy on the poster for Sin City 2 earlier this summer?Neither did audiences. Sin City 2 bombed at the box office over the weekend earning around…

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August 22, 2014
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Thomas Carter Discusses When The Game Stands Tall

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  Acclaimed and accomplished director Thomas Carter’s latest movie When the Game Stands Tall is based on a true story about real life foot coach Bob Ladouceur who led the…

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August 22, 2014
Genre: Drama | Sci-Fi Directed by: Phillip NoyceStarring: Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep Written by: Michael Mitnick (screenplay), Robert B. Weide (screenplay)

Weinstein’s Hunger Games: How The Giver Adaptation Works…and Doesn’t.

— Posted by Kenny Miles

    The haunting story of THE GIVER centers on Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet…

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August 22, 2014
Genre: Comedy | Horror | Romance Directed by: Jeff BaenaStarring: Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly  Written by: Jeff Baena

Life After Beth Stumbles Along Not Living to its Potential.

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  Synopsis: A young man’s recently deceased girlfriend mysteriously returns from the dead, but he slowly realizes she is not the way he remembered her.     Audrey Plaza stars…

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August 8, 2014
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Romance   Director: Woody Allen  Writer: Woody Allen  Stars: Colin Firth, Antonia Clarke, Natasha Andrews

Despite Flaws, Magic in the Moonlight Will Allure Thoughtful Audiences

— Posted by Kenny Miles

    Chinese conjuror Wei Ling Soo is the most celebrated magician of his age, but few know that he is the stage persona of Stanley Crawford (Colin Firth), a…

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August 8, 2014
Genre: Drama  Director: John Michael McDonagh  Writer: John Michael McDonagh  Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd, Kelly Reilly

Calvary: The Darkly Virtuous Christian Movie For Everybody Else

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  “There’s too much talk about sin, and not enough talk about virtues.” -Calvary   CALVARY’s Father James (Brendan Gleeson) is a good priest who is faced with sinister and…

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August 7, 2014
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From Lucy to Ida: Female Characters Dominate 2014 Summer Box Office.

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  Summer releases tend to focus on male dominated movies with sequels, remakes, and comic book adaptations. It is an outdated business model that still brings in enough revenue for…

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July 25, 2014
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High Concept I ORIGINS a Flawed Experiment

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  I ORIGINS, the second feature film from writer and director Mike Cahill, tells the story of Dr. Ian Gray (Michael Pitt), a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the…

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July 25, 2014
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Joe Swanberg’s Happy Christmas Review

— Posted by Kenny Miles

When Jenny (Anna Kendrick), a hard partying 20-something moves in with Kelly (Melanie Lynskey), a budding novelist, her film director husband (Joe Swanberg) and their two-year-old son after a break…

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July 25, 2014
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Actor Ellar Coltrane on Growing Up Filming Boyhood

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  Actor Ellar Coltrane delivers an unforgettable and transformative performance in the new Richard Linklater movie BOYHOOD. A narrative that chronicles most of a boy’s life, BOYHOOD was filmed in…

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July 18, 2014
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Sensual Venus in Fur Will Make Art House Venues Sizzle

— Posted by Kenny Miles

 Synopsis: Based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway play by David Ives, which itself was based on Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s groundbreaking novella, VENUS IN FUR is the latest film from master…

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July 1, 2014

Andrew Panay Discusses Earth to Echo

— Posted by Kenny Miles

In producing Earth to Echo, the kid friendly adventure movie opening July 2nd in American theaters, Andrew Panay is navigating unfamiliar territory with precision and ease. With a career producing…

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July 1, 2014
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Begin Again: Summer’s Must See Indie Sings a Sweet, Sincere Tune

— Posted by Kenny Miles

Originally titled Can A Song Save Your Life, The Weinstein Company purchased John Carney’s follow up to Once at last year’s Toronto Film Festival and re-titled it a more uplifting…

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June 29, 2014
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Andrew Rossi Discusses the Cost of Higher Education in Ivory Tower

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  Director Andrew Rossi (Page One: Inside the New York Times) takes on higher education institutions and the high cost of attending school in the documentary Ivory Tower, which is…

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June 20, 2014
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Robert Pattinson Showcases Serious Talent in The Rover

— Posted by Kenny Miles

More along the lines of The Road than a Mad Max knock-off, The Rover is a dark, dystopian pit of despair. Debuting at Cannes with mostly a positive reaction, it…

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June 20, 2014
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Gillian Robespierre Nurtures Obvious Child

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  Obvious Child, the sarcastic and smart female empowered romantic comedy has garnered a lot of attention since its debut at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. With very…

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