‘Ted 2′ Review: Starring Seth MacFarlane, Mark Wahlberg & Amanda Seyfried

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Jun 25, 2015
‘Ted 2′ Review: Starring Seth MacFarlane, Mark Wahlberg & Amanda Seyfried

As talented as Seth MacFarlane (2014’s A Million Way to Die in the West) is on Family Guy and as fun and joyful as he is on Graham Norton’s interviews (if you haven’t watched those you really should), it’s a shame his storyline in Ted 2, the sequel to the hilarious 2012 comedy Ted, is not as well done. Trust me, I love a talking Teddy Bear as much as the next 8-year-old, but if you thought these characters acted stupid in the first film, it’s way over the top here.

About a year and a half has past since we last …

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‘Inside Out’ Review: Starring Amy Poehler, Bill Hader & Mindy Kaling

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Jun 18, 2015

The world of Disney Pixar has brought us glorious short and feature length films including the classic Toy Story trilogy, the sweet and touching Finding Nemo, my personal favorite WALL-E, the memorable UP and the adorable prequel Monsters University. Very much like Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar has a wonderful quality of making films that appeal to both children and adults. There’s always dialogue that adults are going to pick up on more than kids and always jokes that kids are going to laugh at more than adults. Pixar’s newest feat Inside Out may not quite be as impressive as it …

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‘Jurassic World’ Review: Starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard & Vincent D’Onofrio

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Jun 10, 2015

The time is finally here. One of the most anticipated films of the summer has come to theatres. Twenty-two years after the classic Jurassic Park was released, and 14 years since the totally unnecessary Jurassic Park III was released, the fourth film and hopefully the first of a franchise reboot of the Jurassic Park films is here. Steven Spielberg is back to produce, while Colin Trevorrow (2012’s Safety Not Guaranteed) steps in to direct. Jurassic World shows us what John Hammond dreamt about: a fully working dinosaur park where families could vacation and witness life from 65 million years ago. …

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‘Spy’ Review: Starring Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne & Jason Statham

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Jun 04, 2015

Melissa McCarthy and director/writer Paul Feig have a relationship that is on par to Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese or Johnny Depp and Tim Burton. Feig clearly knows how to write for her and McCarthy has all the goods to lead a comedy and now an action film! McCarthy has already proven herself as a comedic star and now she proves to be an action star in Spy.

Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is a CIA desk agent who assists field agent Bradley Fine (Jude Law) while he is out on duty. Cooper loves her job and her work, but also has …

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‘Entourage’ Review: Starring Adrian Grenier, Jeremy Piven & Kevin Connolly

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Jun 03, 2015

When one of HBO’s most beloved TV shows came to an end in September 2011, the fans longed for a film to extend the story of the four guys from Queens. Especially after that end credits scene in the finale, where major Hollywood agent Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven) takes a call from Hollywood studio head John Ellis (Alan Dale) while vacationing with his wife in Florence. Now four years later we get that story. The film picks up only 9 days after the finale, but after the opening credits, time jumps to 8 months later.

When big-time Hollywood movie star Vincent …

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‘Aloha’ Review: Starring Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone & Rachel McAdams

Posted in Film, Reviews by - May 28, 2015

Cameron Crowe’s Aloha may not be the worst movie I’ve seen so far this year but it is certainly the most disappointing. I cannot remember the last time I saw a movie and thought that every single actor was wasted. And with Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams and John Krasinski being the top cast in Aloha that says a lot right there. How Crowe’s screenplay could waste these fine actors is beyond me. I will try to forget the fact that Cameron Crowe wrote and directed Jerry Maguire, one of my favorite romances ever, as I write my review.

Aloha …

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Picturehouse Acquires U.S. Release for ‘Big Stone Gap’ Starring Ashley Judd & Patrick Wilson

Posted in Lauren's Blog by - May 27, 2015



Best selling author Adriana Trigiani brings her novel to life on the big screen

Heartwarming film stars ASHLEY JUDD, PATRICK WILSON,


NEW YORK—May 26, 2015—Picturehouse has acquired all US rights to BIG STONE GAP from Altar Identity Studios and will release the film nationwide on Oct. 9.  The film was written and directed by best-selling author Adriana Trigiani (The Shoemakers Wife) …

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