‘Paddington’ Review: Starring Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins & Nicole Kidman

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Jan 14, 2015
‘Paddington’ Review: Starring Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins & Nicole Kidman

There’s not a single soul who grew up with Paddington Bear that didn’t love him. And if you didn’t grow up with the lovable bear, after you watch this film, you’ll be sure to fall in love with the Peruvian bear just like I did. Director Paul King reignites the story of Paddington Bear in his film, keeping with the old-fashioned charm of the beloved story while adding modern elements.

Based on the character by Michael Bond, Paddington tells the story of an extremely unique bear that once lived in the forests of Peru with his charming bear Aunt and Uncle. …

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‘Predestination’ Review: Starring Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook & Noah Taylor

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Jan 08, 2015

Led by a powerful Ethan Hawke and a remarkable breakout performance by Sarah Snook, Predestination might be the most interesting movie about time travel in recent years.

Written and directed by The Spierig Brothers (2009’s Daybreakers, which I really enjoyed in theaters), Predestination tells the story of a man (Ethan Hawke), who is a part-time bartender and also a time-traveling Temporal Agent. The Barkeep uses time-travel to keep law enforced, but in his last mission, he must pursue a criminal who has baffled him throughout time.

There are several other elements and plot points in the film, but they won’t be given …

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DC Film Girl’s Most Anticipated Films of 2015

Posted in Lauren's Blog by - Jan 01, 2015
DC Film Girl’s Most Anticipated Films of 2015
  • Release Date: 2015

Happy New Year!! A new year means a whole lot of new movies and these are the ones that I am most excited about! Hopefully it will be a good year for book adaptations, superhero films, science-fiction thrillers and fairy tales! The movies are listed in order of the projected release date. Which movies are you excited about? Any ones that I missed? Cheers to an amazing 2015!

-Lauren

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Most Anticipated Films of 2015

Jupiter Ascending
Fifty Shades of Grey
Kingsman: The Secret Service
The Last Five Years
Maps to the Stars
Focus
Chappie
Divergent Series: Insurgent
Cinderella
Serena
Furious 7
Ex Machina
Z for Zach
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Mad Max: Fury Road
Pitch Perfect 2
Tomorrowland
Untitled Cameron …

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DC Film Girl’s Year In Review: The Best & Worst of 2014

Posted in Lauren's Blog by - Dec 23, 2014
DC Film Girl’s Year In Review: The Best & Worst of 2014
  • Release Date: 2014

2014 has proven to be an exciting and surprising time at the movies! 2013 produced some of my favorite movies of the last couple of years including The Great Gatsby, Spring Breakers and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Films that I have watched more than I would like to admit! But this year gave us some of the best performances and movies that I am sure we will all be watching for years to come. With six perfect 5-star ratings, several 4.5-stars and 4-star ratings, this year took me by surprise.

Of course there are those films that are absolutely gut-wrenching …

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‘Unbroken’ Review: Starring Jack O’Connell, Garrett Hedlund & Domhnall Gleeson

Posted in Reviews by - Dec 23, 2014
‘Unbroken’ Review: Starring Jack O’Connell, Garrett Hedlund & Domhnall Gleeson

There isn’t a movie this year that rocked me to my core more or made me feel more proud to be an American than director Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken. It’s a story so brutal and shocking and one that everyone should see.

Based on the true story and best-selling novel by Laura Hillenbrand, Unbroken tells the story of Olympian runner Louis “Louie” Zamperini (Jack O’Connell) beginning at his childhood to his imprisonment in a Japanese prisoners-of-war camp during World War II. After the Olympics, Louie enlisted in the war where he had a near-fatal plane crash that left him and two other …

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‘Into the Woods’ Review: Starring Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick & Meryl Streep

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Dec 23, 2014

Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine, Christine Baranski, James Corden, Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep all in one movie by Walt Disney Studios? That’s also a musical?? Sign me up!

Considering I wasn’t all that familiar with the musical Into the Woods (I saw a local stage production earlier this year), I had an open mind going into the movie. Stephen Sondheim is not a very melodic composer but a few of his songs from this musical are catchy and fun but nonetheless Kendrick, Blunt and Streep all singing these songs was bound to lift up the music and bring the …

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‘Annie’ Review: Starring Quvenzhane Wallis, Jamie Foxx & Cameron Diaz

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Dec 18, 2014

How in the world does Will Gluck, director of the hilarious and memorable Easy A and writer/director of the super charming romantic comedy Friends with Benefits write and direct Annie? It’s just as shocking to me as it is to you. With Beasts of the Southern Wild’s Quvenzhane Wallis skipping around New York City in a one-note performance and the normally-wonderful Cameron Diaz and Bobby Cannavale butchering my favorite song “Easy Street,” there’s just a lot going on that is wrong about this re-telling of the famous musical about an adorable orphan, er…, excuse me, foster kid and her journey …

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