‘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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‘Tomorrowland’ Review: Starring Britt Robertson, George Clooney & Hugh Laurie

Posted in Film, Reviews by - May 21, 2015

Director Brad Bird (2004’s The Incredibles) and producer Damon Lindelof made a film full of whimsical Disney moments and an interesting premise only to let the viewers down in its last couple of scenes. What could have been one of the most original films of the year ends up being a movie that audiences will only like and not love. That’s not to say there aren’t any great moments in Tomorrowland because there are, but at the end I just wanted more from the story and not a cookie cutter finale.

Teenager Casey Newton (Britt Robertson) is a science whiz and …

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‘American Sniper’ Blu-ray Review: Starring Bradley Cooper & Sienna Miller

Posted in Film, Reviews by - May 20, 2015
‘American Sniper’ Blu-ray Review: Starring Bradley Cooper & Sienna Miller

One of the most striking, memorable and talked about films of 2014 has finally come to Blu-ray. Director Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper dominated the box office earning over $543 million worldwide and received much praise from both critics and mainstream audiences. The film also received six Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actor and one win for Best Sound Editing.

American Sniper is one of the best and most truthful films about war in the past decade and maybe ever. It follows the story of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper), the most lethal sniper in U.S. military …

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‘Pitch Perfect 2′ Review: Starring Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson & Brittany Snow

Posted in Film, Reviews by - May 14, 2015

Two things are certain after watching Pitch Perfect 2, the sequel to the 2012 surprise cult classic Pitch Perfect: 1) It’s not as smart or as good as the first and 2) Rebel Wilson is a comedic genius that makes any movie better.

The Barden Bellas are back and many of them in their senior year of college. After a truly embarrassing performance at the Kennedy Center where Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson) accidentally mooned the entire audience where the President and First Lady were present, the Bellas returned to campus with a Capella commentators Gail (Elizabeth Banks) and John (John Michael …

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‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Review: Starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron & Nicholas Hoult

Posted in Film, Reviews by - May 14, 2015

“Remember me?” -Furiosa

Get ready to get shocked, slapped and whipped around (and no, I’m not talking Fifty Shades of Grey here) in director George Miller’s Mad Max reboot. This is a film for people who adore action movies and for those who hate action movies, if you fall into the latter, this film will likely turn your opinion around.

Set in a post-apocalyptic world, we are introduced to Max (Tom Hardy), an apocalypse survivor who is doing everything he can to stay alive in the desert. But when Immortan Joe’s (Hugh Keays-Byrne) war boys capture him and take him back to …

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‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Review: Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans & Scarlett Johansson

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Apr 29, 2015

“In a world this vulnerable, we need something more powerful than any of us.” –Tony Stark 

Avengers: Age of Ultron is fun, entertaining, nerdy and exciting. A solid sequel to 2012’s Avengers, also directed and written by Joss Whedon, Age of Ultron reassembles our Avengers and introduces us to new characters and a new villain threatening to overthrow our favorite team.

When Tony Stark, aka Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) creates a robot named Ultron in order to bring about global peace, it backfires on him. The robot develops artificial intelligence and is able to put himself together in Stark’s lab. When …

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