Danny Boyle’s ‘Trance’ Puts Viewers in Mind-Spinning State: A Review

Danny Boyle’s ‘Trance’ Puts Viewers in Mind-Spinning State: A Review

31 July 2014

Danny Boyle’s ‘Trance’ Puts Viewers in Mind-Spinning State: A Review  Simon (James McAvoy) is an auctioneer indebted to criminals in Trance. When an absurdly expensive painting is stolen by Simon to help clear his debt, an accident occurs (he gets knocked in the dome) which leads to his obtaining amnesia. The rest of the film [...]

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An Appreciation For ‘Infernal Affairs’ (2002): ‘The Departed’s Source Material

An Appreciation For ‘Infernal Affairs’ (2002): ‘The Departed’s Source Material

30 July 2014

An Appreciation For ‘Infernal Affairs’ (2002): ‘The Departed’s Source Material The movie that inspired Martin Scorcese’s only directorial Oscar winner, The Departed, is China’s Infernal Affairs. I had originally seen the film years prior to Scorcese’s film, but wanted to revisit it. I held the film in high regard, so much so, that I felt [...]

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Watching More Movies: Kevin Costner Baseball Romance ‘For Love of the Game’

Watching More Movies: Kevin Costner Baseball Romance ‘For Love of the Game’

24 July 2014

Watching More Movies: Kevin Costner Baseball Romance ‘For Love of the Game’ Kevin Costner might be Hollywood’s biggest sports fan. At least based on the films he’s chosen. He’s starred in no less than four films revolving around sports (“Bull Durham,” “Field of Dreams,” “Tin Cup” and “For Love of the Game”). Curiously enough, three [...]

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Satirical ‘Dear White People’ Movie Trailer Also Does Not Spare Blacks

Satirical ‘Dear White People’ Movie Trailer Also Does Not Spare Blacks

23 July 2014

Satirical ‘Dear White People’ Movie Trailer Also Does Not Spare Blacks A Sundance winning movie Dear White People has its first official trailer. I was expecting to hate Dear White People based on the title alone. I very well may have been wrong in that racist, stereotypical prejudgement, although early IMDB reviews are not flattering: [...]

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Joaquin Phoenix Pimp Walks His Way Through ‘The Immigrant’: A Review

Joaquin Phoenix Pimp Walks His Way Through ‘The Immigrant’: A Review

22 July 2014

Joaquin Phoenix Pimp Walks His Way Through ‘The Immigrant’: A Review James Gray’s latest film The Immigrant, is yet another which stars the incredible talents of Joaquin Phoenix. It’s set in New York in the early 1900’s. A beautiful immigrant, Ewa (Marian Cotillard) and her sister flee Poland to the US, but fresh off the [...]

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Movie Pictures: Chris Evans, Downey Jr. in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ First Pics

Movie Pictures: Chris Evans, Downey Jr. in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ First Pics

17 July 2014

Movie Pictures: Chris Evans, Downey Jr. in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ First Pics Thanks to EW and Deadline, the debut of the first pics for the upcoming Avengers sequel is upon us. Here we see the cover image with Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man and Chris Evans’ Captain America for Marvel’s soon to be epic [...]

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Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike in ‘Hector and The Search For Happiness’ Movie Trailer

Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike in ‘Hector and The Search For Happiness’ Movie Trailer

16 July 2014

 Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike in ‘Hector and The Search For Happiness’ Movie Trailer In this often disillusioned world, a movie about looking for happiness seems appropriate. Thus, the deliberately titled Hector and The Search For Happiness is timely. The film is based on the bestselling novel by François Lelord, and Pegg plays a disillusioned psychiatrist searching [...]

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Cate Blanchett Sparkles in Woody Allen’s 2013 Film ‘Blue Jasmine’: A Movie Review

Cate Blanchett Sparkles in Woody Allen’s 2013 Film ‘Blue Jasmine’: A Movie Review

15 July 2014

Cate Blanchett Sparkles in Woody Allen’s 2013 Film ‘Blue Jasmine’: A Movie Review There’s a thing I like to call “getting to a place” in acting. This primarily refers to an actor attempting to cry on film. Some are naturally far better at it than others. In Woody Allen’s latest film Blue Jasmine, Cate Blanchett [...]

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