movie review

Hardcore Henry Is An Adrenaline Fueled Action Film

When Hardcore Henry premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, it quickly became one of the most popular films at the festival. Its popularity led to a bidding war between studios, and now it’s finally getting its wide release. The low budget action film is just unique and different enough that it might just be the sleeper hit of the summer.

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Born To Be Blue Is An Interesting Re-Imagining Of A True Story

Chet Baker was an American Jazz musician who was as famous for his drug habit as he was his music. Born To Be Blue is based on his life, but don’t go into it thinking it is a biography, because it’s not. It’s based on his life, but there is as much fiction to the movie as their is truth. The movie premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, and now is finally getting its time at the theater.

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Brooklyn Is A Beautiful, Coming Of Age Love Story

From Atonement, to Hanna and Byzantium, Saoirse Ronan knows how to turn heads. This weekend the 21 year old is back on the big screen in Brooklyn, in a role that very well could earn her another Academy Award nomination.

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Miss You Already Plays With Your Emotions

There have been plenty of movies that have dealt with cancer or other life-ending diseases, and the effects it has on not only your life, but the lives of those around you. Miss You Already is the latest of the genre, and even though it is very well done, you can’t help feeling that is trying too hard to make you feel for the characters in the movie.

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Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario Is A Dark Film That Will Make You Judge Your Morals

Denis Villeneuve has been making films since the late 1990’s, but he really only started hitting the mainstream with 2013’s Prisoners. That film made audiences wonder how far they would go to get their children back, and how they would handle the consequences of their actions. Sicario makes you consider your own moral values once again, but that’s as far as similarities go.

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Best Films About World War II

Since Inglourius Basterds came out in 2009 there have been numerous films about World War II. Maybe the world in looking for heroes. With the 70 year anniversary coming up in May, we take a look at our favorites.

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Foxcatcher Is A Creepy Psychological Drama

John du Pont was not only heir to the du Pont family fortune, but also a ornithologist, a philanthropist, a sports enthusiast and a wrestling coach. Even with all those titles though, he is perhaps most famously know for being a convicted murderer. In 1997 he was convicted of the 1996 murder of his friend, and Olympic Gold Medalist Dave Schultz. Foxcatcher tells the story of how Du Pont met Schultz and his brother, and the events that led to the murder.

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Keanu Reeves Is Still At The Top Of His Game In John Wick

Keanu Reeves returns to action movies in John Wick, a revenge fueled action movie that doesn’t slow down until the credits role.

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The Best Of Me Is A Romantic, Yet Predictable, Movie

The Best Of Me is the latest Nicholas Sparks novel to be given the big screen treatment, Even though it can be cheesy and predictable at times, it’s still an enjoyable watch.

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The Face Of Love Is A Thought Provoking Movie

The Face Of Love explores the possibility of falling in love with an exact duplicate of a loved one and raises a few questions by doing so.

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American Hustle’s Star Studded Cast Delivers Laughs & Drama

American Hustle combines and all star cast with an award nominated director for a film that promises both comedy and drama. See if it lived up to the hype.

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Catching Fire Is An Entertaining Sequel To The Hunger Games

There is no doubt that Catching Fire will be a force to reckon with at the box office for the next few weeks, and it will undoubtedly help make the last two movies even bigger successes. Even if you haven’t read the books the series is fresh and entertaining, and will leave you wanting more.

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Kill Your Darlings Review: Beat Culture’s Dramatic Beginning

John Krokidas’ feature film debut Kill Your Darlings is a window into the origins of the Beat Generation writers in New York, tracing the movement’s beginning back to Columbia University and the union of Allen Ginsberg, Lucien Carr, Jack Kerouac, and William Burroughs. Written by Krokidas and Austin Bunn, the films acts primarily as a biographical coming-of-age story centered on Allen Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe) as his exposure to the philosophies of the Beat culture lead him to explore his potential as a writer as well as his sexuality.

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Diana is More Of A Romance Movie Than a Biopic

Oliver Hirschbiegel, known for his Academy Award nominated film Downfall chronicling Adolf Hitler’s final days, takes on the final two years of the Princess of Wales’ life in Diana. The film, borrowing material from the book “Diana: Her Last Love” by TV producer, director, and journalist Kate Snell, focuses heavily on her post-Charles relationship with Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan. Be prepared for more of a romance film than a biopic.

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Ender’s Game Is A Thought Provoking Ride

Previous positioned as an almost Harry Potter meets, Star Wars meets Hunger Games, Ender’s Game is the highly-anticipated sci-fi book-to-movie blockbuster from the 1985 novel written by Orson Scott Card. It is basically about a boy who is gifted with brilliance, and strategy skills unlike any other. The film is directed by Gavin Hood, and the star-studded cast includes: Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailie Steinfeld, Viola Davis, Abigail Breslin, and Ben Kingsley.

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