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March 14, 2014
Genre: Action | Crime | Drama Directed by:  Scott WaughStarring: Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Scott Mescudi, Imogen PootsWritten by: George Gatins (screenplay), George Gatins (story)

Need For Speed Has a Slow Plot But Fast Paced Excitement

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  Synopsis: Fresh from prison, a street racer who was framed by a wealthy business associate joins a cross country race with revenge in mind. His ex-partner, learning of the…

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February 17, 2014
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Review: Her is a Creative Outlier Amongst Possible Best Picture Contenders

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  Synopsis: A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that’s designed to meet his every need.     Spike Jonze is known for his…

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February 7, 2014
Genre: Action | Biography | Drama Directed by:  George ClooneyStarring:  George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill MurrayWritten by: George Clooney (screenplay), Grant Heslov (screenplay)

The Monuments Men Can Be Lengthy But Provides Historical Value

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Synopsis: An unlikely World War II platoon are tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners. The Monuments Men is filled with an A-List…

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January 10, 2014
Genre: Biography | Comedy | DramaDirected by:  Peter BergStarring: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch Written by: Peter Berg, Marcus Luttrell (book)

Review: Lone Survivor Brutally Depicts the Courage of Four Brave Heroes

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  Synopsis: Based on the failed June 28, 2005 mission “Operation Red Wings”. Four members of SEAL Team 10 were tasked with the mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban…

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December 20, 2013
Genre: Biography | Comedy | DramaDirected by:  John Lee HancockStarring: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Annie Rose BuckleyWritten by: Kelly Marcel, Sue Smith

Saving Mr. Banks May Not Be Entirely Factual But it is Genuinely Honest

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  Synopsis: Author P. L. Travers reflects on her difficult childhood while meeting with filmmaker Walt Disney during production for the adaptation of her novel, Mary Poppins.     Saving…

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December 19, 2013
Genre: ComedyDirected by:  Adam McKayStarring: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve CarrellWritten by: Will Ferrell, Adam McKay

Anchorman 2 Proves That Recycled Humor Can Still Bring Laughs

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  Synopsis: With the 70s behind him, San Diego’s top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York’s first 24-hour news channel by storm.   Anchorman was a film…

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December 17, 2013
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Blue Is The Warmest Color (Cannes Palme d’Or 2013 Winner): Review

— Posted by Andrea Lestrange

      The sensation of the Cannes Film Festival and the most controversial film of the year, Blue is the Warmest Color made cinema history as the first film…

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December 4, 2013
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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: Review

— Posted by Andrea Lestrange

      A day-dreamer escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his…

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November 22, 2013
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Sci-FiDirected by:  Francis LawrenceStarring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth Written by: Simon Beaufoy (screenplay), Michael Arndt (screenplay)

Hunger Games Catching Fire Keeps the Fire Going A Little Too Long

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  Synopsis:Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.     I…

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November 8, 2013
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Sci-FiDirected by:  Richard CurtisStarring: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill NighyWritten by: Richard Curtis

Review: About Time is More Than a Love Story, it’s a Life Story

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  Synopsis: At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his…

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November 1, 2013
They all enjoy Vegas in their own way

Review: Last Vegas is simple and predictable but saved by its A-list cast

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  Synopsis: Three sixty-something friends take a break from their day-to-day lives to throw a bachelor party in Las Vegas for their last remaining single pal.     When I…

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October 25, 2013
Genre: Comedy  Directed by:  Jeff TremaineStarring: Johnny Knoxville, Jackson Nicoll, Greg HarrisWritten by: Fax Bahr (story), Spike Jonze (story)

Review: Bad Grandpa should emphasize ‘Bad’ in the title

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  Synopsis: 86-year-old Irving Zisman is on a journey across America with the most unlikely companion: his 8 year-old grandson, Billy.     Bad Grandpa is essentially a spin-off of…

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October 23, 2013
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Review: Prince Avalanche

— Posted by Andrea Lestrange

Two highway road workers spend the summer of 1988 away from their city lives. The isolated landscape becomes a place of misadventure as the men find themselves at odds with…

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October 18, 2013
Genre: Biography | Drama | Thriller  Directed by: Bill CondonStarring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brühl, Carice van HoutenWritten by: Daniel Domscheit-Berg (book), David Leigh (book)

The Fifth Estate is intelligent but sacrifices some key film elements

— Posted by Ryan

  Synopsis: A dramatic thriller based on real events that reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century’s…

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October 18, 2013
Genre: Action | Mystery | Thriller Directed by: Mikael HåfströmStarring: Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, 50 CentWritten by: Miles Chapman (screenplay), Jason Keller (screenplay)

Escape Plan reunites two big action stars that still pack a punch

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  Synopsis: When a structural-security authority finds himself set up and incarcerated in the world’s most secret and secure prison, he has to use his skills to escape with help…

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September 29, 2013
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Review: Runner Runner

— Posted by Andrea Lestrange

    Princeton grad student Richie, believing he’s been swindled, travels to Costa Rica to confront online gambling tycoon Ivan Block. Richie is seduced by Block’s promise of immense wealth,…

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September 27, 2013
Genre: Action | Comedy | Crime Directed by: Jeff WadlowStarring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-PlasseWritten by: Jeff Wadlow (screenplay), Mark Millar (comic book)

Review: Rush builds dynamic rivalry through fast paced racing

— Posted by Ryan

  Synopsis: A re-creation of the merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda.     When I first started seeing the media surrounding Rush I…

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September 14, 2013
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Review: Blue Caprice

— Posted by Andrea Lestrange

      The striking feature film debut of writer-director Alexandre Moors, BLUE CAPRICE is a harrowing yet restrained psychological thriller about an abandoned boy lured to America into the…

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