A Buddy Comedy that's Relevant and Fun

 

 
Synopsis: Four longtime friends set out on a journey throughout New York City attempting to regain control of their lives. 
 

Darren Grodsky and Danny Jacobs know what being friends is all about. Not only did they write and direct Growing Up and Other Lies together, but the latter stars in the film. Joining Jacobs…

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Star War: Force Awakens Official Teaser #2

What do you want me to say? This teaser is critic proof from beginning to end. But, to avoid being biased, I’ll say something unfavorable. John Boyega has to keep his mouth closed. Every scene he’s is in, it’s open. That’s the best I have. Anything else would be an absolute lie. Luke Skywalker’s monologue throughout the teaser is perfect . The cras…

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Which Films Will Dominate The Box Office in 2015?

With superhero films dominating the industry at the moment, many can speculate as to which films will be successful in this arena. In 2014, studios saw that the superhero genre was lucrative but still had their doubts. Captain America: The Winter Soldier was an expected victory given The Avengers’ success and X-Men: Days of Future Past was inte…

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Kingsman: The Secret Service Movie Review


Director: Matthew Vaughn
Writers: Jane Goldman and Matthew Vaughn
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Starring: Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong, Taron Egerton, and Michael Caine

Matthew Vaughn has crossed the threshold and gained the prestigious title as one of my top 10 directors out right now. I’m a big fan of his style. It can o…

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DVD Review of Wild: A Wild Journey that Doesn't Excite

 

Synopsis: A woman takes a 1,100 mile hike down the PCT in order to deal with a personal issue. 

 

 

Wild isn’t as wild as the title suggests. It’s rather more mundane. Based on a memoir by Cheryl Strayed, who experienced the events depicted in the movie. I could see how this was worth being made into a book, tho…

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While We're Young Exposes Generational Divide for Laughs, Drama

 

 
Noah Boaumbach’s comedy While We’re Young stars Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts as Josh and Cornelia, a childless New York married couple in their mid-forties. As their other friends all start having children, the couple gravitates toward a young hipster couple named Jamie (Adam Driver) and Darby (Amanda Seyfried). He’s an asp…

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The Compelling Italian Movie Black Souls is a Must See

BLACK SOULS (“Anime Nere”) is a gripping morality tale of violence begetting violence in rural Calabria, that takes us on a journey into the dark and sinister world of the real-life mafia (‘Ndrangheta) in Southern Italy. Based upon the actual events described in Gioacchino Criaco’s novel of the same name, Black Souls vividly brings to life the …

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7 SXSW 2015 Movies That Need Distribution NOW!

I watched quite a few movies during the SXSW Film Festival. One of the most rewarding and challenging experiences is falling in love with a movie that doesn’t have a distribution deal. It is rewarding because you were able to see it. However, the challenging aspect is not knowing when it will be released. A good movie you have to wait to see again …

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Broken Horses Is All About Brotherly Love

 
Synopsis: The bonds of brotherhood, the laws of loyalty, and the futility of violence in the shadows of the US Mexico border gang wars. (c)Imb
 

 

Broken Horses is the first American film by famed Indian director Vidhu Chopra. He does a respectable job in his first attempt at American cinema.

 

The theme …

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Musical Chairs of Hope

 

Synopsis: When, Mia, a dance teacher, lands in the hospital after an accident, Armando, a would-be dancer who admires her from afar, persuades her to train for an upcoming wheelchair ballroom dancing contest. (c)IMDB

 

 

For whatever reason I had this movie pegged wrong. It’s evident from the title that Musical …

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October 21, 2004
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Politics and the movie business

— Posted by John Campea

The movie industry is just being filled with politics at the moment, and vice versa, a couple of stories really caught me the other day which show both sides of…

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October 21, 2004
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Keith Richards onboard for Pirates of the Caribbean 2

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TextAd=Also check out Rotten Tomatoes Pirates of the Caribbean 2 or FilmForce Pirates of the Caribbean 2

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October 20, 2004
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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Trailer

— Posted by Rodney

According to the good folks over at Cinescape, the wait for the new Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is upon us and will air ahead of The…

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October 20, 2004
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Team America: World Police Gets Slapped With Reality

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Despite a fantastic marketing campaign, and moderately positive reviews, Team America: World Police had an very disappointing opening weekend. The film only managed to rake in a touch over $12…

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October 20, 2004
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Anthony Hopkins Is The World’s Fastest Indian

— Posted by Rodney

Anthony Hopkins is one of those actors that brings a measure of instant credibility to almost any movie he’s attached to (but even he couldn’t save Bad Company). Now Film…

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October 20, 2004
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Jackie Chan’s New Police Story Review

— Posted by Rodney

I’ve been waiting for a good Jackie Chan movie for a few years now. I haven’t really liked anything he’s been in since the first Shanghai Noon (even though the…

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October 20, 2004
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9 Songs Gets Britsh Film Board Ok

— Posted by Rodney

It’s always an interesting conversation when one talks about nudity and sex and it’s relationship to “art”. Sometimes it is art… and sometimes it’s just smut that producers slap the…

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October 20, 2004
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Method acting going too far?

— Posted by John Campea

I was reading a story in the Independent regarding Christian Bales agressive weight loss for the film Machinist. Apparently he went from 184lbs to 121lbs (that’s 83kg to 55kg). Bale,…

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October 19, 2004
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The Final Cut Reviews – It’s Getting Cut To Pieces

— Posted by Rodney

Any movie coming out that has Robin Williams in it will immediately get my attention. I have said it before and I’ll say it again: I believe Robin Williams is…

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October 19, 2004
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Aliens 6 – Please Just Let it Go

— Posted by Rodney

Ok look, I was one of the few people who actually thought AVP was pretty fun… horrible in MANY ways… but fun nonetheless. But folks, IT’S TIME TO LET IT…

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October 19, 2004
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Mobile phones banned and blocked in cinemas?!

— Posted by John Campea

I don’t know what happens in cinemas from where you are, but in the UK we have quite a few pre-film adverts to remind you all to switch off your…

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October 19, 2004
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Sequel to Carlito’s Way?

— Posted by John Campea

It seems all I’ve written about since I joined has been remakes and sequels where they may not necessarily need to be, and it’s no different here. Carlito’s Way was…

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October 19, 2004
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The Hamburg Cell

— Posted by John Campea

There is no doubt about it, this is a controversial movie, and it took me a while to see it. Missing it at the Edinburgh Film Festival really got to…

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October 18, 2004
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An Interesting Way to Promote SAW

— Posted by Rodney

Ok, I think we’re all pretty much agreed that SAW looks like one of the freakiest movies in a long time. I can’t wait to see it. So let’s say…

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October 18, 2004
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Van Helsing DVD Review

— Posted by Rodney

One of my most anticipated movies of the summer turned out to be a bit of a let down, but at the same time I think I was one of…

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October 18, 2004
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Kevin Smith and Star Wars?

— Posted by Rodney

Ok, while we’re on the topic of Star Wars, how about this one. Movie Hole (among other places) is reporting that George Lucas has something up his sleeve for Star…

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October 18, 2004
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AFI Life Achievement Award For Lucas

— Posted by Rodney

Say what you want about the last 2 Star Wars films, few people have influenced and effected the way movies are made as much as George Lucas has. Not only…

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October 18, 2004
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New Ocean’s Twelve Poster

— Posted by Rodney

Meh… it isn’t much to look at is it? I still think the movie will rule.

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— Amma Faros as Shelley Darlingson from The House Bunny, 2008

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