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August 29, 2014
Genre: Comedy | DramaDirected by: Michael WinterbottomStarring: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Rosie Fellner Written by: Michael Winterbottom

The Trip to Italy Offers Indie Escapes with Witty Laughs & Michael Caine Impression.

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  Michael Winterbottom’s largely improvised 2010 film, The Trip, took comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon-or semifictionalized versions thereof-on a restaurant tour around northern England. In this witty and incisive…

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August 22, 2014
Genre: Drama | Sci-Fi Directed by: Phillip NoyceStarring: Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep Written by: Michael Mitnick (screenplay), Robert B. Weide (screenplay)

Weinstein’s Hunger Games: How The Giver Adaptation Works…and Doesn’t.

— Posted by Kenny Miles

    The haunting story of THE GIVER centers on Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet…

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August 22, 2014
Genre: Comedy | Horror | Romance Directed by: Jeff BaenaStarring: Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly  Written by: Jeff Baena

Life After Beth Stumbles Along Not Living to its Potential.

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  Synopsis: A young man’s recently deceased girlfriend mysteriously returns from the dead, but he slowly realizes she is not the way he remembered her.     Audrey Plaza stars…

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August 19, 2014
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Ragnarok Review: The Vikings had some secrets

— Posted by Jim

  Synopsis: The ancient and modern worlds collide when archaeologist Sigurd Svendsen finds the true meaning of the secret runes found in the Oseberg ship. Credit Imdb     Who…

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August 15, 2014
Genre: Action | Adventure | ThrillerDirected by: Patrick HughesStarring: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham...Written by: Sylvester Stallone (screenplay), Creighton Rothenberger (screenplay)

Expendables 3 is entertaining for classic action afficianados

— Posted by TmbStaff

Synopsis: Barney augments his team with new blood for a personal battle: to take down Conrad Stonebanks, the Expendables co-founder and notorious arms trader who is hell bent on wiping…

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August 11, 2014
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The Maid’s Room Review: Be careful who you work for

— Posted by Jim

Synopsis: A psychological thriller that explores the complex relationships between truth and justice, hubris and power, wealth and fear. Credit: Imdb     The Maid’s Room is head scratcher. At…

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August 9, 2014
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Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles changes everything but keeps some fun

— Posted by The Amazing Anthony

  The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the…

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August 8, 2014
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Romance   Director: Woody Allen  Writer: Woody Allen  Stars: Colin Firth, Antonia Clarke, Natasha Andrews

Despite Flaws, Magic in the Moonlight Will Allure Thoughtful Audiences

— Posted by Kenny Miles

    Chinese conjuror Wei Ling Soo is the most celebrated magician of his age, but few know that he is the stage persona of Stanley Crawford (Colin Firth), a…

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August 8, 2014
Genre: Drama  Director: John Michael McDonagh  Writer: John Michael McDonagh  Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd, Kelly Reilly

Calvary: The Darkly Virtuous Christian Movie For Everybody Else

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  “There’s too much talk about sin, and not enough talk about virtues.” -Calvary   CALVARY’s Father James (Brendan Gleeson) is a good priest who is faced with sinister and…

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August 8, 2014
Genre: Drama Directed by: Lasse HallströmStarring: Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal Written by: Steven Knight (screenplay), Richard C. Morais (book)

Review: The Hundred Foot Journey

— Posted by Ryan

  Synopsis: The Kadam family clashes with Madame Mallory, proprietress of a celebrated French restaurant, after they open their own nearby eatery, until undeniable chemistry causes the Madame to take…

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August 1, 2014
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Mega Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

— Posted by TmbStaff

    Our Megareview will comprise of reviews from all of the TMB staff. You can skip to the review from your favorite writer or enjoy all that we have…

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July 30, 2014
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The Damned Review: Beware of Bogota

— Posted by Jim

    The film follows American David Reynolds (Peter Facinelli), widowed from his Colombian-born wife, who flies to Bogota with his new fiancée (Sophia Myles) to retrieve his rebellious teenage…

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July 18, 2014
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Sex Tape Review: It’s all about the iPad

— Posted by Jim

  Synopsis: A married couple wake up to discover that the sex tape they made the evening before has gone missing, leading to a frantic search for its whereabouts.    …

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June 30, 2014
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Transformers Age of Extinction Review: Fourth Time the Charm

— Posted by Jim

  Synopsis: An automobile mechanic and his daughter make a discovery that brings down the Autobots – and a paranoid government official – on them.     We have come…

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June 13, 2014
Genre: Action | Comedy | Crime Directed by:  Phil Lord, Christopher MillerStarring: Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Ice CubeWritten by: Michael Bacall (screenplay), Oren Uziel (screenplay)

22 Jump Street brings a bigger budget with similar laughs

— Posted by Ryan

  Synopsis: After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college.  …

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June 11, 2014
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Lucky Bastard Review: Part Porn and Part Amusing

— Posted by Jim

    Synopsis: Lucky Bastard is a “found footage” thriller about a porn website that invites fans to have sex with porn stars.   Well to start things out, this…

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June 6, 2014
Genre: Action | Sci-Fi   Directed by:  Doug LimanStarring: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill PaxtonWritten by: Christopher McQuarrie (screenplay), Jez Butterworth (screenplay)

Edge of Tomorrow is a creatively entertaining summer thrill ride

— Posted by Ryan

Synopsis: An officer finds himself caught in a time loop in a war with an alien race. His skills increase as he faces the same brutal combat scenarios, and his…

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May 30, 2014
Genre: Action | Adventure | Family  Directed by:  Robert StrombergStarring: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto CopleyWritten by: Linda Woolverton, Charles Perrault

Maleficent splendidly re-imagines a classic tale but may not be for everyone

— Posted by Ryan

Synopsis: A vindictive fairy is driven to curse an infant princess only to realize the child may be the only one who can restore peace. Much like the Broadway musical…

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"I feel the need—the need for speed!"

— Tom Cruise and Anthony Edwards as Lt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell and Lt. Nick "Goose" Bradshaw from Top Gun, 1986

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