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June 13, 2014
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The Signal: Engaging, Yet Flawed Indie Science Fiction

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  Three college students on a road trip across the Southwest experience a detour: the tracking of a computer genius who has already hacked into MIT and exposed security faults….

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June 11, 2014
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SXSW Film: Wes Anderson Electrifies Crowd with Budapest Hotel, Intimate Q&A Session

— Posted by Kenny Miles

    One of the most talked about film events during the SXSW Film Festival was the screening of The GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL at the Paramount Theatre with an extended…

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June 6, 2014
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Ping Pong Summer: The Summer Indie Movie Waiting to be Discovered

— Posted by Kenny Miles

Nostalgia can be fun or tiresome in the movies depending on the viewer’s perspective. Thankfully the new coming of age comedy Ping Pong Summer is the ultimate “ThrowBack Thursday” movie…

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May 30, 2014
Genre: Comedy | Western Directed by: Seth MacFarlaneStarring: Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, Liam NeesonWritten by: Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin

A Million Ways to Die in the West is Disappointing

— Posted by Kenny Miles

    Synopsis: Seth MacFarlane directs, produces, co-writes and plays the role of the cowardly sheep farmer Albert in A Million Ways to Die in the West. After Albert backs…

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May 27, 2014
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Fed Up: The Must See, Conversation Starting Documentary of 2014!

— Posted by Kenny Miles

I remember where I was as an obese person when I decided to change my eating habits. When I was in grad school, I worked for a student planner company…

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May 25, 2014
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Jodorowsky’s Dune: A Riveting Documentary for Creative Filmmaking Minds

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  Very few documentaries offer a glimpse behind a filmmaker’s vision like the exceptional and riveting Jodorowsky’s Dune. The documentary which had a dominate presence on last year’s film festival…

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May 19, 2014
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For No Good Reason: Filmmaker Charlie Paul Discusses Ralph Steadman’s Influential Style

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  The art documentary For No Good Reason focuses on the work of well renowned artist Ralph Steadman and the influential author Hunter S. Thompson. Steadman is a legendary illustrator…

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May 16, 2014
Genre: Action | Adventure | Sci-FiDirected by:  Gareth EdwardsStarring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston Written by: Max Borenstein (screenplay), Dave Callaham (story)

Godzilla: Everything a Summer Blockbuster Should Be!

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  The old fashioned Godzilla is recognizable among generations of movie audiences. And someone in a monster suit knocking down model buildings in the cheaper looking older movies has been…

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May 14, 2014
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Beyond The Blockbusters: The Indie Summer Movies of 2014

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  The summer movie season recently began and I find this to be the most dismal looking slate of mainstream features in almost 10 to 15 years. These studios hijack…

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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
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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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