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January 29, 2015
Genre: Adventure | Thriller
Director: Kevin Macdonald
Writer: Dennis Kelly
Stars: Jude Law, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn

Black Sea: An Entertaining, Gripping, and Preposterous Thriller

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  A suspenseful adventure thriller directed by Academy Award winner Kevin Macdonald, centering on a rogue submarine captain (two-time Academy Award nominee Jude Law) who pulls together a misfit crew…

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January 29, 2015
Genre: Action | Crime | Drama  
Director: J.C. Chandor 
Writer: J.C. Chandor
Stars: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo

A Most Violent Year: Jessica Chastain Highlights An Aimless Movie

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  Set during the winter of 1981 — statistically one of the most crime-ridden of New York City’s history — A MOST VIOLENT YEAR is a drama following the lives…

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January 29, 2015
Genre: Comedy| Drama | Music 
Director: Stephen Belber
Writer: Stephen Belber
Stars: Patrick Stewart, Carla Gugino, Matthew Lillard |

Match: Patrick Stewart’s Incredible Acting Departs From Sci-Fi Persona

— Posted by Kenny Miles

Patrick Stewart gives a captivating performance in this witty, emotionally gripping adaptation of director Stephen Belber’s own Tony Award-nominated play. Stewart stars as Tobi, an eccentric, pot-smoking Manhattan ballet instructor…

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January 29, 2015
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DVD Review: Gone Girl

— Posted by Jim

  Synopsis: With his wife’s disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it’s suspected that he may not…

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January 28, 2015
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Review: A Walk Among The Tombstones

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

    Matt Scudder is a former cop now a private eye. He is asked by a drug dealer to find the men who kidnapped his wife. It seems like…

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January 23, 2015
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Review: Cake

— Posted by Jim

  Synopsis: Claire becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group while grappling with her own, very raw personal tragedy. (c) Imdb     When…

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January 23, 2015
Genre: Biography | Drama | History 
Director: Mike Leigh
Writer: Mike Leigh (screenplay) 
Stars: Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson

Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner A Magnificent, Yet Boring Art Film

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  This film explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper…

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January 17, 2015
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Review: Little Accidents

— Posted by Jim

        Synopsis: In a small American town still living in the shadow of a terrible coal mine accident, the disappearance of a teenage boy draws together a surviving…

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January 16, 2015
Action | Biography | Drama 
Director: Clint Eastwood
Stars: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner
Writers: Jason Hall, Chris Kyle (book)

American Sniper is an Exceptional War Epic

— Posted by Ryan

  Synopsis: Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle’s pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four…

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January 16, 2015
Genre: Action| Crime | Drama Directed by: Michael Mann
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis, Wei Tang
Written by: Morgan Davis Foehl

Blackhat: Michael Mann and Chris Hemsworth’s Disappointing Generic Computer Thriller

— Posted by Kenny Miles

Set within the world of global cybercrime, Legendary’s Blackhat follows a furloughed convict and his American and Chinese partners as they hunt a high-level cybercrime network from Chicago to Los…

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January 9, 2015
Genre: Comedy | Crime | Drama Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Writers: Paul Thomas Anderson, Thomas Pynchon 
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson

Paul Thomas Anderson’s Zany Inherent Vice is a Densely Constructed Masterpiece

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  “Inherent Vice,” is the seventh feature from Paul Thomas Anderson and the first ever film adaption of a Thomas Pynchon novel. When private eye Doc Sportello’s ex-old lady suddenly…

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January 9, 2015
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Ava DuVernay’s Masterful Selma is the Timely Movie America Needs

— Posted by Kenny Miles

SELMA is the story of a movement. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting…

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December 31, 2014
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Review: The Interview

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

      Dave Skylark and producer Aaron Rapoport run the celebrity tabloid show “Skylark Tonight.” When they land an interview with a surprise fan, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un,…

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December 25, 2014
Genre: Biography | Drama | Sport  
Directed by: Angelina Jolie
Starring: Jack O'Connell, Takamasa Ishihara, Domhnall Gleeson 
Written by:  Joel Coen (screenplay), Ethan Coen (screenplay)

Unbroken is a long-winded but entertaining war epic

— Posted by Ryan

Synopsis After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he’s caught by the Japanese navy…

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December 25, 2014
Genre: Crime | Drama | ThrillerDirected by: Rupert WyattStarring:Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Lange, John Goodman Written by: William Monahan (screenplay), James Toback

The Gambler Risks Audience Engagement Despite Great Performances

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  Jim Bennett (Academy Award (R)-nominee Mark Wahlberg) is a risk taker. Both an English professor and a high-stakes gambler, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster…

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December 24, 2014
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Review: Into the Woods

— Posted by Jim

  Synopsis: A witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree. (c) Imdb…

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December 23, 2014
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Review: The Color of Time

— Posted by Jim

    The Color of Time is a James Franco produced production that was collaborated with his NYU film students. It’s a project I would have failed the entire class…

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December 17, 2014
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Review: Murder of a Cat

— Posted by Jim

  Synopsis: A goofy anti-social guy investigates the mystery surrounding the  murder of his cat.      Slapstick comedies tend to fall short of expectations usually. Murder of a Cat…

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