Category Archives: Movies

Review: Big Hero 6 thrills and delights

0 Submitted by on Fri, 07 November 2014, 01:01
Big Hero 6 is a fun and intelligently written animated movie that further cements the idea, which began with the release of Frozen last year, that Walt Disney Animation Studios is back on track. Disney’s return to animation prominence is undoubtedly due to John Lasseter’s role as chief creative officer of Walt Disney Animation Studios. Since 2007 he has overseen Continue Reading...
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Review: Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo in “Nightcrawler”

0 Submitted by on Fri, 31 October 2014, 08:00
After watching Nightcrawler you’ll never look at local TV news coverage the same way again. Written and directed by Dan Gilroy, the deliciously dark Nightcrawler tells the story of Louis Bloom, a young man with questionable morals and high aspirations—a potent mix that helps him blossom as a freelance videographer capturing the mayhem that happens in the wee hours of Continue Reading...
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Review: Michael Keaton in “Birdman”

0 Submitted by on Sat, 25 October 2014, 08:30
Director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s Birdman is exhilarating to watch for the superb performances of its stars—Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, and Zach Galifianakis—and the technical wizardry of the camera work. Keaton stars as Riggan, an actor famous for portraying an iconic superhero, who is attempting to revive his career by mounting an adaptation of a Raymond Carver Continue Reading...
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Review: Reese Witherspoon in “The Good Lie”

0 Submitted by on Fri, 17 October 2014, 00:30
Reese Witherspoon’s name and face may be prominently displayed on the poster for The Good Lie, but the Academy Award winning actress is really just a supporting player in a wonderfully crafted story about Sudanese orphans who are given the chance to build a new life in America. The film opens with a single title card giving a brief history Continue Reading...
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Review: Robert Downey, Jr., and Robert Duvall in “The Judge”

0 Submitted by on Mon, 13 October 2014, 16:10
Robert Downey, Jr. can be forgiven for trying to make an ’80s drama about the tense relationship between a father and son since he clearly remembers when those movies were the norm in Hollywood. The Judge pairs Downey with Robert Duvall as the aforementioned father and son. Downey more than holds his own with Duvall and the two have a Continue Reading...
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Review: David Fincher’s “Gone Girl” with Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike

0 Submitted by on Fri, 03 October 2014, 00:52
Sometimes not knowing the source material for a movie can be advantage, which is certainly true for David Fincher’s Gone Girl, based on the book by Gillian Flynn. Since I hadn’t read the book I was able to watch the movie without wondering how the twists and turns of this contemporary thriller would play out. The fact that Flynn wrote Continue Reading...
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Interviews: “This Is Where I Leave You” with Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Corey Stoll, Connie Britton And Jane Fonda

0 Submitted by on Fri, 19 September 2014, 22:54
Warner Bros. has just released roundtable interviews with the cast of This is Where I Leave You, starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Corey Stoll, Kathryn Hahn, Abigail Spencer, Dax Shepard, Jane Fonda. Directed by Shawn Levy and written by Jonathan Tropper, This is Where I Leave You revolves around the lives of four grown siblings, played Continue Reading...
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2014 Fall Preview

0 Submitted by on Mon, 08 September 2014, 08:30
Summer has come to a close and the kids are back in school. It’s also a time when movies move from popcorn fare to more serious themes. Fall movies serve as a bridge between the action of summer to the more thought-provoking subject matter that gets tackled during awards season. This list omits limited releases and films listed as only Continue Reading...
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“The Hundred-Foot Journey” opens Aug. 8

0 Submitted by on Mon, 04 August 2014, 01:26
By Sandra Kraisirideja "The Hundred-Foot Journey" is the film adaptation of the beloved novel by Richard C. Morais that stars Dame Helen Mirren as a respected French chef who enters into a rivalry with the proprietors of an Indian restaurant that opens across the street. Beginning with My Life as a Dog in 1985, Hallestrom has quite a track record for taking beloved novels from page to screen. Filled with mouth-watering descriptions of haute French cuisine...
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