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Mr. Holmes: Senior Sherlock?

Drama, Movies - 2 years ago by Chris

Mr. Holmes is a film adaptation of Mitch Collin’s 2005 novel, A Slight Trick of the Mind. Set in 1947, the story is about differentiating the real Holmes from the man of the myths. The film portrays Sherlock Holmes as an aged retiree, living in the remote countryside in Sussex read more

Jimmy’s Hall: a Rehashing of Footloose

Drama, Movies - 2 years ago by admin

Director Ken Loach has been in the movie business for half a century now. His first offering was Poor Cow, back in 1967. For every one great movie, there are four/five forgettable movies. His famous movies include: The Wind That Shakes The Barley Kes Land And Freedom His latest offering, read more

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Black Mass Trailer Released with Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger

Drama, Movies - 2 years ago by admin

Warner Bros. Pictures released a new “Black Mass” trailer for the Boston mobster film. Directed by Scott Cooper (“Crazy Heart”) with 3-time Oscar nominee Johnny Depp in the leading role as James “Whitey” Bulger, the Black Mass trailer will have you wishing time away until the movie premieres in theaters read more

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Terminator Genisys: an Unimaginative Reboot

Action, Movies - 2 years ago by Chris

Terminator was a unique blend of artificial intelligence, time travel and action sequences. Terminator 2: Judgment Day took the blend to new levels. In 2015, liquid metal robots, AI, and time travel are run-of-the-mill concepts. Terminator GeniSys includes all that along with destroying San Francisco for the umpteenth time. Alan read more

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Jackie and Ryan: a Poor Version of Once

Drama, Movies - 2 years ago by Chris

Once, released in 2007, was an independent Irish musical movie, which ended up shocking the world by winning an Oscar. Many movies since have retold the story of two odd people falling in love with acoustic guitars playing in the background. Jackie & Ryan is a similar attempt. A single read more

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Ant-Man: Big Things Come in Small Packages

Animation, Movies - 2 years ago by Chris

Over the recent years, Marvel and Disney has brought us some amazing films and extraordinary characters and Ant-Man promises to be no different. Many who have not read the comics might feel it hard to embrace the lead character (it is one of the franchise’s most absurd characters, yet gets read more

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Minions: Acquiring Cult Status

Animation, Movies - 2 years ago by Chris

The yellow sidekicks wearing goggles and dungarees from the Despicable Me franchise have graduated to cult status in the titular movie Minions, directed by Kyle Balda and Pierre Coffin. The Steve Carrel voiced antagonist is now the movie’s lead as the movie sets stage in London, starting as a prequel read more

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Cartel Land: a Violent Documentary

Documentary, Movies - 2 years ago by Chris

Cartel Land starts with some misdirection. The movie interview candidates are real-life members of cartels manufacturing crystal meth. The director of Cartel Land, Matthew Heineman is gifted with a terrific eye, judging from his detailed documentary about Mexican and American vigilante groups, it’s clear he packs nerves and guts of read more

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Amy: a Tragic Documentary

Documentary, Movies - 2 years ago by Chris

Asif Kapadia’s Amy, documentary on the deceased singer Amy Winehouse, was featured at this year’s at Cannes Film Festival. It is an intense take on her life, bringing her back to the screen. Basic Premise The titular documentary about Amy Winehouse in her own words features real footage and unreleased read more

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Magic Mike XXL: a Satisfying Boys-Out Pleasure Trip

Movies, Romantic Comedy - 2 years ago by Chris

Magic Mike, released in 2012, was a risky proposition as it fueled the male objectification norm. However, given its enormous box office success, it is no surprise that a sequel has been made. The movie brings back the cast of the original, minus (obviously) Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey, and adds numerous read more