Category Archives: Movies

Bridget Jones is expecting in sequel

0 Submitted by on Thu, 24 March 2016, 21:42
Oscar® winners Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth are joined by Patrick Dempsey for the next chapter of the world’s favorite singleton in Bridget Jones’s Baby. Directed by Sharon Maguire (Bridget Jones’s Diary), the new film in the beloved comedy series based on creator Helen Fielding’s heroine finds Bridget unexpectedly expecting. After breaking up with Mark Darcy (Firth), Bridget Jones’s (Zellweger) Continue Reading...
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Review: How To Be Single starring Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson and Leslie Mann

0 Submitted by on Fri, 12 February 2016, 08:30
by Sandra Kraisirideja How To Be Single is a funny, insightful examination of what it means to be single from both male and female perspectives. Written by Abby Kohn, Marc Sliverstein and Dana Fox, and based on the book by Liz Tuccillo, this rom-com for millennials follows the newly single Alice (Dakota Johnson) who has just broken up with her Continue Reading...
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Coen Brothers return to familiar territory in Hail, Caesar!

0 Submitted by on Fri, 05 February 2016, 11:01
by Sandra Kraisirideja Hail, Caesar! is the latest movie from Joel and Ethan Coen that uses humor and a wacky sensibility to ponder religion, politics, and entertainment. It’s a valentine to the Golden Age of Hollywood starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, and Channing Tatum. The story is set Continue Reading...
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Review: Saoirse Ronan in “Brooklyn”

0 Submitted by on Mon, 23 November 2015, 07:56
by Sandra Kraisirideja Brooklyn recalls a time that feels foreign in this always-connected world where social media and technology help bring people together. I grew up in the ’70s and the only time I could call my cousin, who lived a mere two hours away in the same state, was on Sundays when long distance phone calls were less expensive. Continue Reading...
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Review: Spotlight with Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Rachel McAdams

0 Submitted by on Fri, 13 November 2015, 01:56
by Sandra Kraisirideja Focused on the Boston Globe’s investigation of sexual abuse in the Boston Archdiocese, the film Spotlight manages to make the everyday work of investigative journalists exciting to watch. It shouldn’t be compelling to watch a group of people hunched over thick name directories, searching for accused pedophiles armed with nothing more than a ruler and a pen, Continue Reading...
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Review: The Peanuts Movie hits the big screen in 3-D

0 Submitted by on Fri, 06 November 2015, 00:37
by Sandra Kraisirideja Charles Schulz’s Peanuts gang has finally made it to the big screen and the result is quite magical. The Peanuts Movie incorporates all of the elements that made the TV shows so beloved while updating the animation style in a way that honors the old look and makes it look more modern. Director Steve Martino, working off Continue Reading...
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Review: Steven Spielberg directs Tom Hanks in Bridge of Spies

0 Submitted by on Fri, 16 October 2015, 14:01
by Sandra Kraisirideja Bridge of Spies, the latest historically based drama from director Steven Spielberg, has impeccable production design and a solid cast led by Tom Hanks but the story lags and there isn’t enough conflict to keep viewers fully engaged during its 141 minute running time. Historical dramas by esteemed directors are the kinds of movies that populate streaming Continue Reading...
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Review: “Everest” with Jake Gyllenhaal and Jason Clarke

0 Submitted by on Fri, 18 September 2015, 00:47
by Sandra Kraisirideja “Everest” is thin on character development and story but still delivers an intense, immersive film experience, especially when viewed in IMAX 3D. Directed by Baltasur Kormakur from a screenplay by William Nicholson and Simon Beaufoy, “Everest” boasts an impressive roster of acting talent including Jason Clarke, Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Emily Watson, Robin Wright, Keira Continue Reading...
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Review: “Learning to Drive” with Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley

0 Submitted by on Thu, 03 September 2015, 23:50
by Sandra Kraisirideja Patricia Clarkson plays a woman coming to terms with the end of her 21 year marriage in the light-hearted comedy “Learning to Drive.” Ben Kingsley also stars as a Sikh driving instructor who helps guide Clarkson’s character, Wendy, toward greater independence. A woman rediscovering herself is not a new subject in the movies, but “Learning to Drive” Continue Reading...
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Review: A LEGO Brickumentary

0 Submitted by on Wed, 22 July 2015, 10:57
by Sandra Kraisirideja A LEGO Brickumentary plays like a love letter to the thousands of fans who have helped shape LEGO into the company it is today. Narrated by Jason Bateman, the documentary comes a year after the enormous success of The LEGO Movie. In fact, one of the scenes in the documentary shows master builders constructing the huge LEGO Continue Reading...
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