movie reviews

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    Unbroken Review
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    When a movie about an Olympian and a war hero releases on Christmas Day, it’s easy to see exactly what the studio is thinking: The Academy Awards. And that’s fine. Films rarely suffer if the studio markets them as an award contender. Where films can suffer is when the filmmakers are making them in a […]

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    The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Review
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    Full disclaimer: The Lord of the Rings is my favorite trilogy of all time and I love The Hobbit novel. In my younger years, I spent a full month attempting to learn Tolkien’s elvish language in order to be able to communicate with no one. So going into Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy I had high expectations, but I also had an […]

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    Love Is Strange Review
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    Ira Sachs’ Love Is Strange is a gorgeous 90-minute window into a 40-year-relationship and one of the best films about love in the last five years. The movie opens with the wedding of Ben (John Lithgow), a vivacious painter who never quite achieved the success he expected, and George (Alfred Molina), an introspective music teacher—finally […]

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    The Theory of Everything Review
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    I imagine one of the most difficult challenges for a writer and filmmaker must be finding a way to make a story interesting when everyone already knows the ending. In The Theory of Everything, we know that Stephen Hawking doesn’t die after two years. We know that he ends up becoming a highly-respected theoretical physicist. Even those […]

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    Horrible Bosses 2 Review
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    “I think we really hit our stride with kidnapping,” Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) comments to Dale (Charlie Day) about halfway through Horrible Bosses 2. The observation definitely doesn’t reflect what’s going on in the film—the trio of irreverent goofballs Kurt, Nick and Dale are just as terrible at crime in this movie as they were in […]

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    Interstellar Review
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    When I watched the first teaser for Interstellar,  I teared up at the sheer epicness of it. I knew at that point that I’d be counting down the days until Christopher Nolan’s space flick hit the big screen. Still, with as high as my expectations were coming into the film, I never thought that they would be exceeded in […]

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    Nightcrawler Review
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    I have to admit that while watching, I wished I could be so bold. There is a scene about three-fourths of the way into Dan Gilroy’s suspense thriller Nightcrawler during which the film’s protagonist, intensely ambitious video producer Lou Bloom, outlines his demands to his rather taken-aback supervisor. Taken out of context, the monologue essentially represents […]

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    Big Hero 6 Review
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    After you’ve seen Interstellar and you begin to question your existence and the future of humanity, you should go see Big Hero 6. It will make you feel better. I promise. True to animated Disney movie form, the film begins with a story of loss for its hero – whose name is Hiro, oddly enough […]

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    Gone Girl Review From A Reader
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    “Amy is ten times crazier in the book.” It was a sentence I said to everyone I knew who’d seen Gone Girl and hadn’t read Gillian Flynn’s original novel. I told friends, coworkers, my movie-viewing partner. I felt it needed to be said, since Rosamund Pike’s icy, measured, sociopathic Amy was already pretty far-gone, mentally speaking. Gone Girl, David Fincher’s […]

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    Gone Girl Review From A Non-Reader
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    Director David Fincher’s mind must be a dark, stylish place… That is, if his mind mirrors the movies he makes. Se7en, Zodiac, and The Game show that murder-mysteries are Fincher’s wheel house, and now the director is back with Gone Girl—the film adaptation of the super popular book of the same name. Gone Girl gives […]