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Movie Review – ‘Lucy’

July 25th, 2014 By

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It takes a movie like Lucy to fully reveal the inadequacy of rating a movie on a five point scale…or any other standardized measure, for that matter. In any objective evaluation, it is lacking any number of areas, and I’ll get to some of those in a minute. This is objectively not a good movie, and yet… I enjoyed nearly every moment of it. It’s a B-movie running around in $40 million of Hollywood finery, which is probably what we should have expected from a movie written and directed by Luc Besson. Read more…

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Check Out the Red Band Trailer for ‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2′

July 25th, 2014 By

Hot Tub Time Machine is a 2010 comedy film about three middle-aged friends (and one friend’s nephew) who (through intentionally barely explained circumstances) travel back in time to relive their glory days in the 1980s. The film was notable for not only poking fun at that Reagan-led, Hair Metal-filled, pastel color-dominated decade but many of the tropes of its most iconic films – William Zabka (the bully in The Karate Kid and Back to School) even appears in a small role. The upcoming sequel though is taking a different approach. Read more…

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Movie Review – Very Good Girls

July 25th, 2014 By

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Directorial debuts are always faced with a unique kind of scrutiny, whether it’s with leniency for a first-time filmmaker, or with expectation for a veteran writer or actor finally stepping behind the camera.  Very Good Girls marks Naomi Foner’s first film after more than 40 years as a writer and producer.  Having written just six films, her filmography is by no means extensive, but it does present a certain pedigree, thanks primarily to her Oscar nominated screenplay Running On Empty, the 1988 River Phoenix film.  Foner’s lengthy, and evidently selective, career has helped her rope together a dynamite cast of talent.  It’s all the talent both behind and in front of the camera that elevates Very Good Girls from an unremarkable indie wisp, to a uniquely disappointing film. Read more…

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If An Autobot Falls in the Woods, Does It Make a Sound?

July 25th, 2014 By

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$100 million domestic in less than three days. China’s highest grossing movie of all time. A multi-billion dollar franchise. A new trilogy in the works. So why does it seem like nobody is talking about Transformers?

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New ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Trailer Sizzles

July 24th, 2014 By

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The new trailer of Sam Taylor-Johnson’s (No-Where Boy) Fifty Shades of Grey is here and it’s hot. The film is Kelly Marcel’s adaptation of E.L. James’ novel, which centers on the relationship between the English student, Anastasia Steele and billionaire, Christian Grey. What starts as an innocent interview quickly escalates into a love affair, complicated by sadomasochism.

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Patrick Wilson and Liv Tyler Star in ‘Space Station 76′ Trailer

July 24th, 2014 By

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A new Space Station 76 trailer shows what it would be like to step into a 1970s version of the future. Jack Plotnick directed this sci-fi comedy, which focuses on humans’ interactions with each other and futuristic robots.

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Check Out the New Poster for Neil Blomkamp’s ‘Chappie’

July 24th, 2014 By

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District 9 and Elysium director Neil Blomkamp’s upcoming film Chappie is the story of a robot raised by a couple of criminals. The film’s new poster gives us a glimpse of the mechanical title character and his off-beat family life. The chap’s adoptive parents are played by South African rappers Ninja and Yolandi Visser (of the band, Die Antwoord), reportedly as themselves – note Chappie’s drawings of his “Mommy” and “Daddy” have the letters “N” and “Y” on them, signifying their characters’ names matching their own. Read more…

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Poster and Trailer for ‘Nightcrawler’ Revealed

July 24th, 2014 By

After a striking teaser video released a couple days ago left us with more questions than answers about Nightcrawler, we are starting to get a clearer picture of what the new movie is all about thanks to its first full trailer hitting the web. In it we have the same disgruntled speech from star Jake Gyllenhaal about looking for a job, only now we have several clips from the movie to help explain the plot. Read more…

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Change Is Good And If You Don’t Think So Ask Any 80-Year-Old Gay Black Woman

July 24th, 2014 By
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If a smiley Jackie Chan doesn’t inspire the world to legalize gay marriage then what will?

You know that David Bowie song, “Changes”? It’s the one where he develops a stutter in a very specific portion of the chorus. (Ch-ch-ch-changes/Turn and face the stranger/Ch-ch-ch-changes…) Yeah, you know the song. My own life has changed fairly drastically as I recently traveled down a few highways, back alleys, and pot-hole filled roads until I arrived at my new apartment in the middle of the Bronx. And as much as I would like to spend my next 900 or so words talking about the aesthetics of Jackie Chan’s Rumble in the Bronx and how I futilely searched for the movie’s pivotal supermarket before realizing Rumble was actually filmed in Vancouver, I won’t because that would be silly and this is a serious film editorial for serious film editorial readers in a serious film editorial kind of world. (And, no, I don’t actually understand what that means either.)

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Will Tie the Knot in ‘By the Sea’

July 23rd, 2014 By

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie will finally tie the knot on the big screen, in By the Sea. Universal recently acquired worldwide rights to the film, and has confirmed that Jolie is directing and writing a love story, which will star both her and Pitt. From the sound of it, By the Sea will showcase the actors together through a more intimate and less commercial perspective.

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