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October 5, 2013
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What Don Jon Says About Our Culture, Porn Addiction, and True Intimacy

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  “You have to lose yourself in another person. It’s a two way thing.” -Julianne Moore, Don Jon   Sex sells. And a lot of the sex went into the…

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September 30, 2013
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Brie Larson Deserves Awards Consideration for Short Term 12

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  Every few years, an actress delivers an impressive breakout indie performance that demands serious attention. Not since  Jennifer Lawrence in Winters Bones has a young actress earned worthy incredible…

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September 29, 2013
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Money For Nothing: A Much Needed Examination of The Federal Reserve

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  It was only a matter of time before a documentary was made about the Federal Reserve. Their policies have come under scrutiny for their involvement in the global financial…

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September 26, 2013
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Summer 2013 Recap: Mainstream Brands, Sequels Surged as Original Content Disappointed

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  The Summer Movie Season of 2013 officially ended on Labor Day weekend and there was great news for making money, but mixed results for overall quality. Since Iron Man…

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September 6, 2013
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Lets Talk Drinking Buddies: Mumblecore’s Response to the Rom Com

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  Romantic comedies have a strict, generic formula they usually adhere. Boy and girl meet. There is a spark between them. Something keeps them apart. An event occurs leading toward…

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August 30, 2013
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Let’s Talk: Aint Them Bodies Saints One Boring Indie

— Posted by Kenny Miles

Synopsis: Set against the backdrop of 1970′s Texas Hill Country, AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS is a romantic American story that follows three characters on various sides of the law –…

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August 28, 2013
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Let’s Talk In A World: Lake Bell is a New, Refreshing Female Comedic Voice

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  Some of the most familiar voices in Hollywood are unrecognizable to the eyes. Voice over actors especially in TV ads and movie trailers are familiar to society bombarded by advertising….

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August 22, 2013
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Let’s Talk: Spark The Definitive Burning Man Documentary

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  Filmmakers Steve Brown and Jessie Teeter encapsulated the essence of the Burning Man festival in the new documentary Spark: A Burning Man Story. Cinematographer John Behrens captures stunning amazing…

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August 16, 2013
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Let’s Talk Lee Dainels The Butler: The Black Perspective Through American Racial Turmoil

— Posted by Kenny Miles

    Any audience, especially  civil rights activist and studious historians, deserve better than the conflicted and imbalanced drama The Butler. This more along the lines of Emilio Estevez’s Bobby than Steven…

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August 15, 2013
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Let’s Talk Spectacular Now: A Rare, Everlasting Movie About Young Love

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  Usually when falling in love, the inexperienced (and sometimes the experienced) are the most vulnerable with having clear communication and appropriate boundaries with each other. The mess of our…

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August 10, 2013
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Lets Talk Blue Jasmine: Woody Allen’s Dark Comedic Glimpse into America’s Economic Condition

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  If Woody Allen’s beloved Midnight in Paris was an escapist Euro literary golden age fantasy, his Blue Jasmine is the stark nightmare of America’s “new normal” economic condition…all expressed…

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August 9, 2013
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An interview with Tommy Wiseau

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  Our very own Kenny Miles was able to get in a few questions with the director of cult classic “The Room” director Tommy Wiseau. Given the opportuniy our very…

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August 3, 2013
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Lets Talk: Dirty Wars Exposes Secret Kill Missions

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  With the press attention a documentary like Dirty Wars has received, one would’ve assumed it featured some shocking revelations. It does…and the art house audiences missed out judging from its…

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July 26, 2013
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Lets Talk: Fruitvale Station

— Posted by Kenny Miles

Written and Directed by Ryan Googler Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer, Melonie Diaz, Kevin Durand, Chad Michael Murray   Progressive Christian social justice activist/pastor Jim Wallis has referred to…

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July 25, 2013
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Let’s Talk 20 Feet From Stardom: A Delightful Reflection on Back Up Singer’s Past

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  Music documentaries have a tendency to be bland and are rarely engaging subject matter. Sure there can be interesting, quirky, and funny stories, but nothing that grabs an audience…

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July 24, 2013
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Let’s Talk ‘Girl Most Likely’: Wiig and Bening Needed a Better Script

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  The new family comedy-drama Girl Most Likely tells the story of Imogen (Kristen Wiig) being fired from her writing gig. She hits rock bottom when she sets up a…

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July 11, 2013
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Nat Faxon & Jim Rash Reflect ‘Way Way Back’ on Their Lives, Previous Projects, and the Oscar Win

— Posted by Kenny Miles

    THE WAY, WAY BACK is the funny and poignant coming of age story of 14-year-old Duncan’s (Liam James) summer vacation with his mother, Pam (Toni Collette), her overbearing…

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June 28, 2013
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Flatsby: Will Baz Luhrmann’s Hollow Foray Be An Oscar Contender?

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  With wrapping up a better than expected box office  ($140 million and counting as of late June), a lukewarm to negative critical consensus (some reviewers were nasty) and mixed…

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