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Month: April 2016

Classic Review: No Escape (2015)

Since I’ve started this site, I’ve written a lot of reviews. In case you missed some of my earlier ones, I would like to share an older review of “No Escape” which originally appeared here.
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Classic Review: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

Since I’ve started this site, I’ve written a lot of reviews. In case you missed some of my earlier ones, I would like to share an older review of “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” which originally appeared here.
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Field of Dreams (Hello, My Name Is Doris Review)

Sixtysomething spinster named Doris Miller (Sally Field) attempts to woo her much younger co-worker John Freemont (Max Greenfield) after she attends a self-help seminar led by a man named Willy Williams (Peter Gallagher). To her surprise, she is soon welcomed into John’s social circle, although her new and exciting life strains her relationship with her longtime best friend Roz (Tyne Daly).

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Like a Hawke (Born to be Blue Review)

Legendary jazz trumpeter Chet Baker (Ethan Hawke) must relearn his craft in the late ’60s after his front teeth are knocked out during a mugging. As he strives to get his career back on track and overcome his heroin addiction, he receives support from his new girlfriend named Jane (Carmen Ejogo), an actress who was cast to play his lover in a movie about his life.

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Getting You Ready for Game of Thrones Season 6

So Season 6 of Game of Thrones premieres tomorrow night and I (and probably others) am very excited and I have taken the weekend off just to prepare for it (and also see more movies). In order for all of you to prepare for tomorrow’s premiere, I’ve thrown in a 10 minute video recapping seasons 1-5 of Game of Thrones in order to help you catch up to season 6 although I highly recommend you watch seasons 1-5 as they are also amazing.

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King Hanks (A Hologram for the King Review)

Cultures collide when an American businessman named Alan Clay (Tom Hanks) is sent to Saudi Arabia to close what he hopes will be the deal of a lifetime. His mission: sell a state-of-the-art holographic teleconferencing system to the Saudi government. Baffled by local customs and stymied by an opaque bureaucracy, he eventually finds his footing with the help of a wise-cracking taxi driver named Yousef (Alexander Black) and a beautiful Saudi doctor named Zahra Hakem (Sarita Choudhury).

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Hemsworth it? (The Huntsman: Winter’s War Review)

Betrayed by her evil sister Ravenna (Charlize Theron), heartbroken Freya (Emily Blunt) retreats to a northern kingdom to raise an army of huntsmen as her protectors. Gifted with the ability to freeze her enemies in ice, Freya teaches her young soldiers to never fall in love. When Eric (Chris Hemsworth) and fellow warrior Sara (Jessica Chastain) defy this rule, the angry queen does whatever she can to stop them. As war between the siblings escalates, Eric and Sara unite with Freya to end Ravenna’s wicked reign.

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I’m Loving It! (The Founder Trailer)

This movie is also on my list of most anticipated movies of 2016 which you can see here. Michael Keaton has had quite a career resurgence lately. First with Birdman and then with Spotlight. This one appears to be another step in that direction which will hopefully lead to some more recognition in the future. Here he plays the founder of McDonald’s, Ray Kroc. The trailer shows that this did not start that way which meant that he had to work hard, to say the least, to get there. The reason why I’m particularly excited for this is that this a story that I’ve never heard of before and I couldn’t think of anyone to be in the middle of this other than Keaton. This film should not only appeal to McDonald’s fans but Keaton fans as well. He just looks amazing here and will surely not disappoint. The Founder releases August 5th, 2016.

Dead Weight (Snow White and the Huntsman Review)

Queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron), who seized control of her kingdom by marrying and killing its rightful ruler King Magnus (Noah Huntley), needs the life force of young maidens to maintain her beauty. However, to become truly immortal, Ravenna must consume the heart of her stepdaughter Snow White (Kristen Stewart). Snow escapes, and Ravenna dispatches a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) to capture her. But Snow, the Huntsman and a rebel army join forces to destroy Ravenna and restore the balance of life and death.

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