‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1′ Review: Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth & Josh Hutcherson

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Nov 20, 2014

“Miss Everdeen, its the things we love most that destroy us.” -President Snow

In one of the most anticipated films of the year, Jennifer Lawrence reprises her role as the girl on fire in the third installment of The Hunger Games series. The best-selling novels written by Suzanne Collins and the amazing films brought to life by Gary Ross (2012’s The Hunger Games) and Francis Lawrence (2013’s Catching Fire) have transcended the Young Adult novel world and film franchises.

Mockingjay Part 1 doesn’t miss a beat and picks up right where Catching Fire left off, when Gale (Liam Hemsworth) informs Katniss (Jennifer …

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‘The Theory of Everything’ Review: Starring Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones & Charlie Cox

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Nov 13, 2014

Beautiful, moving, shocking, heartbreaking and loving, The Theory of Everything is led by two of the best performances of the year and tells the tale of a man with brilliant life-changing ideas and the woman who loved him.

Based on the novel “Traveling to Infinity: My Life With Stephen,” by Jane Hawking, The Theory of Everything tells the love story of famed physicist Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) and Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones) from when they first met at school in Cambridge to the point where Stephen wrote his best-selling book “A Brief History of Time.”

In 1963 when Stephen was 21-years-old, he …

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‘Dumb and Dumber To’ Review: Starring Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels & Kathleen Turner

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Nov 13, 2014
‘Dumb and Dumber To’ Review: Starring Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels & Kathleen Turner

It’s been 20 years since the Farrelly Brothers’ comedy classic Dumb and Dumber was released. A personal favorite comedy of mine that still holds up today as one of the best comic films ever made. Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels both went on to make household names for themselves and the Farrelly Brothers went on to direct There’s Something About Mary, Me, Myself and Irene and Shallow Hal. Now, two decades later, it’s as if Lloyd and Harry haven’t changed a bit since we last saw them. The best friends are twenty years older, but definitely not twenty years wiser, …

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INTERVIEW: Eddie Redmayne & Anthony McCarten of ‘The Theory of Everything’

Posted in Interviews by - Nov 13, 2014
INTERVIEW: Eddie Redmayne & Anthony McCarten of ‘The Theory of Everything’

A powerful film that is part biopic and part love story, The Theory of Everything tells the story of the marriage between Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) and Jane Wilde (Felcity Jones) and Stephen’s timeline with ALS. Director James Marsh’s film documents the scientific breakthroughs Stephen discovered through his work and his journey up until writing his bestseller titled “A Brief History of Time.”

I, along with fellow Washington DC Film Critics Association members Lauren Bradshaw and John Hanlon sat down with our lead star Eddie Redmayne and the film’s screenwriter Anthony McCarten. Eddie and Stephen talk about how much they knew about the story …

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‘Interstellar’ Review: Starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway & Jessica Chastain

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Nov 05, 2014

Surprising, intense, gorgeous, remarkable and original, it’s nearly impossible to put every emotion about Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar into a single written review. One of the most mind-blowing films in recent years and led by another gripping performance from Matthew McConaughey, Interstellar is a film that will only become better and more significant upon each viewing.

Set in the near future, Interstellar tells the story of Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), a father and farmer who must leave his two young children to go into space on a mission to save the human race from extinction. Cooper’s son Tom (Timothee Chalamet) is more understanding of …

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‘Nightcrawler’ Review: Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo & Bill Paxton

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Oct 30, 2014
‘Nightcrawler’ Review: Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo & Bill Paxton

Jake Gyllenhaal is one of the few Hollywood actors that has been able to transition from drop-dead gorgeous heart throb starring in romantic roles to mind-bending, dramatic and even horrifying roles. If you haven’t seen 2001’s Donnie Darko or this year’s Enemy, those could both be stacked in the horror genre. In his directorial debut, Dan Gilroy (screenwriter for 2012’s The Bourne Legacy) puts Gyllenhaal in the lime light as a young man trying to make a career for himself in Los Angeles.

Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a young and driven man looking to make ends meet while living in …

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‘John Wick’ Review: Starring Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist & Adrianne Palicki

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Oct 23, 2014

Keanu Reeves can still lead an action movie and a very good and fun action movie at that. Reeves returns to full action hero form as our title character John Wick and he leads the film from beginning to end as a man whose urge for vengeance gets the best of him.

On the day of his wife’s (Bridget Moynahan) funeral, John Wick (Keanu Reeves) gets an unexpected gift from his late wife: a puppy whose name is Daisy. John is completely grief stricken, but Daisy is able to help him cope with his wife’s death and represents the beginning of …

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