‘The Age of Adaline’ Review: Starring Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman & Harrison Ford

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Apr 23, 2015

If you could live forever, what would you do? How would you have a family? Would you live your life in secret, changing homes and aliases every decade? Or would you try to live a normal life? That is exactly what Adaline Bowman must decide in The Age of Adaline.

Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) was born on New Year’s Day in 1908. She lived a normal life, grew up, married a young man while she was in her 20s and gave birth to a baby girl shortly after. After losing her husband in a tragic accident, Adaline dedicated her life to …

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‘True Story’ Review: Starring Jonah Hill, James Franco & Felicity Jones

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Apr 16, 2015
‘True Story’ Review: Starring Jonah Hill, James Franco & Felicity Jones

Based on the book of the same name written by Michael Finkel, True Story is a film about consequences, relationships, journalism and betrayal. It follows ex New York Times reporter Mike Finkel (Jonah Hill) who is struggling to find a job after he twisted the truth in a cover story for the Times. One day Mike receives a call regarding one of FBI’s Most Wanted Men, Christian Longo (James Franco) who was taken under arrest claiming to be Michael Finkel.

Mike writes Christian and he agrees to meet him. Chris is on trial for allegedly murdering his entire family. Almost everyone …

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‘Furious 7′ Review: Starring Paul Walker, Vin Diesel & Michelle Rodriguez

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Apr 02, 2015

Furious 7 has been one of the most anticipated films of 2015. With the Fast & Furious franchise earning over $2.3 billion worldwide at the box office since the original film was released in 2001, the franchise has proven to grow even stronger and gain even more fans in these last few years.

When Paul Walker tragically died in a car crash on November 30, 2013 in Valencia, CA it was about half way through production of director James Wan’s (2013’s The Conjuring) Furious 7. Production was halted for a few months while the cast and crew mourned the death of …

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‘Insurgent’ Review: Starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James & Kate Winslet

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Mar 20, 2015

In a sea of several Young Adult dystopian future novels turned movies is Veronica Roth’s Divergent series. Not quite as powerful or emotionally raw as Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games series, but more on the same level as James Dashner’s The Maze Runner, the Divergent series is about a young woman who is learning how to survive and protect others like her even after she’s lost and suffered endlessly.

Set in post-apocalyptic Chicago, Insurgent picks up right where Divergent ends. Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) and her boyfriend Four (Theo James) have just escaped the city after they’ve learned that Erudite leader …

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‘Cinderella’ Review: Starring Lily James, Cate Blanchett & Richard Madden

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Mar 12, 2015

Walt Disney’s live-action Cinderella is everything fans of the beloved fairy tale want and more. It’s magical, colorful, beautiful, exciting and leaves the audience with an encouraging and important message of kindness and courage.

Considering how much the “Cinderella” story has been told on screen, from the 1997 made for TV movie with Whitney Houston to 1998’s Ever After with Drew Barrymore and 2004’s A Cinderella Story starring Hilary Duff, it was refreshing to see that Walt Disney Pictures and director Kenneth Branagh (2014’s Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit) paired up to create a film for the new generation.

Lily James and Cate …

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‘Focus’ Review: Starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie & Rodrigo Santoro

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Feb 26, 2015
‘Focus’ Review: Starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie & Rodrigo Santoro

A mix of the Thomas Crown Affair and Ocean’s Eleven, Focus is a surprisingly fun flick that’s outrageous in its plot twists and thrills in the best way possible. Directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (2011’s Crazy, Stupid, Love.) give us a fun heist story while Will Smith and Margot Robbie elevate the plot with their electric chemistry.

Veteran con man Nicky (Will Smith) meets and takes amateur con artist Jess (Margot Robbie) under his wing. Nicky introduces Jess into the world of conning, from pick pocketing to bigger cons involving gambling and major theft. When the two become romantically involved, …

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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Review: Starring Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan & Jennifer Ehle

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Feb 12, 2015

After years of going back and forth between studios, casting drop-outs and rumored feuding between the author and director during production, one of the year’s most anticipated films is finally here. Based on the wildly popular erotic novel by E. L. James, that originally started off as Twilight fan fiction, Fifty Shades of Grey aims to please fans of the book, even if it may not be able to draw in new fans that aren’t quite as familiar with the story.

English literature major Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) meets young billionaire Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) when she goes to interview him …

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