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February 27, 2015
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DVD Review: Birdman

— Posted by Jim Alexander

    Synopsis: A washed-up actor, who once played an iconic superhero, battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career and himself in the days leading up to…

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February 27, 2015
Comedy | Horror  

Directors: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi

Writers: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi

Stars: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Jonathan Brugh

What We Do In The Shadows is One of 2015’s Funniest Movies

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS chronicles the adventures of four vampire roommates trying to get by in a modern world that’s not always hospitable to the undead. Clement…

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February 20, 2015
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McFarland, USA: An All-American Disney Tale Filled With Triumph

— Posted by Jim Alexander

  Synopsis: A former football coach transforms a small-town high school cross-country team into the best team in the state.      Disney does it again. McFarland, USA is a…

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February 20, 2015
Genre: Animation | Family | Fantasy 

Director: Tomm Moore

Writers: Will Collins (as William Collins) , Tomm Moore (story)
Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, David Rawle

Song of the Sea: Enchanting Oscar Nominated Film Won Me Over

— Posted by Kenny Miles

From the creators of the Academy Award®-nominated “The Secret of Kells” comes a breathtakingly gorgeous, hand-drawn masterpiece. Based on the Irish legend of the Selkies, “Song of the Sea” tells…

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February 14, 2015
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Review: Fists 2 Fists 2: Weapon of Choice

— Posted by Jim Alexander

    Fist 2 Fist 2 is an ambitious all-around attempt for Jino Kang. The movie is not to be confused with a previous Jino Kang film named Fist 2…

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February 13, 2015
Genre: Drama | Romance 
Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson 
Writers: Kelly Marcel (screenplay), E.L. James (novel) 
Stars: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Jennifer Ehle

Fifty Shades had potential but gave into audiences’ sexual desires

— Posted by Ryan

  Synopsis: Literature student Anastasia Steele’s life changes forever when she meets handsome, yet tormented, billionaire Christian Grey.     Everyone has been anticipating Fifty Shades of Grey due to…

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February 12, 2015
Genre: Drama 
Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

Writers: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

Stars: Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Catherine Salée

TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT: Marion Cotillard’s Outstanding Oscar Worthy Performance

— Posted by Kenny Miles

Sandra (Cotillard) has just been released from the hospital to find that she no longer has a job. According to management, the only way Sandra can hope to regain her…

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February 12, 2015
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DVD Review: Nightcrawler

— Posted by Jim Alexander

    Jake Gyllenhaal doesn’t take no for an answer in Nightcrawler. Currently available on Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD everywhere.   In one of his finest performances to date, Gyllenhaal,…

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February 10, 2015
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Dual Review: A Walk Among The Tombstones

— Posted by TmbStaff

    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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February 6, 2015
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DVD Review: The Drop

— Posted by Jim Alexander

  Synopsis: Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood’s past where friends, families, and…

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February 6, 2015
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DVD Review: Get on Up

— Posted by Jim Alexander

  Synopsis: Music icon James Brown’s rise to fame from his troubled past.     The master of funk has arrived. In Get On Up, available on DVD and Blu-ray…

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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 Alexander

  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 23, 2015
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Review: Cake

— Posted by Jim Alexander

  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 Alexander

        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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