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Z for Zachariah Video Review: A Simple, Raw Chamber Drama Dressed in a Radiation Suit

With three hot actors, Margot Robbie, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Chris Pine playing the only characters in the film, it’s no wonder it was garnering such buzz at this year’s Sundance Festival. But is this post-apocalyptic character suspense-drama the living end? Watch: Here is the written transcript: British screenwriter Nissar Modi adapted Z FOR ZACHARIAH from …

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Review: Gut-wrenching Indie Fun!

Just what does it take to build a film that is at once reverential of movie classics, a coming-of-age comedy, and a movie about loss? Find out with Cinema Siren’s video review of one of the best films this year:   for those who want to read a review: INDIE SPOTLIGHT There were so many …

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Entourage Movie Review-True Bromance

Here is the transcript for you readers out there: Entourage Movie Review-True Bromance A movie based on a successful TV show need only do one thing for itself to be successful. For entourage capturing the character of its leads and the city where they navigate stardom, notoriety, adulthood and brotherhood is key to satisfying this …

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Furious 7: Trailer, Review, and Interviews

Cinema Siren reviews Furious 7, which is dedicated to Paul Walker, and boasts a diverse cast, more explosions, races, and fights than ever before! Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Johnson, Kurt Russel, Ludacris, Gal Gadot, Tony Jaa, and Paul Walker in his last film.  Directed by James Wan.  What did he do as …

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Into the Woods: Cinema Siren’s Movie Review

‘This dark delicious operetta is a perfect palate cleanse from a dysfunctional holiday.’ Be careful what you wish for. That’s the tagline for the new musical movie adaptation of Into the Woods. If you are yearning for a new musical that is dark, complicated, and funny, as well as beautifully constructed, and at times more …

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The Imitation Game: Terrific Film brings Deserved Attention to Turing

Known as the father of theoretical computer science, during WW2 Turing was not someone who fought in the trenches, but he was no less a genuine war hero. Winston Churchill said that Alan Turing made the single biggest contribution to Allied victory in the war against Nazi Germany. Cumberbatch catches his essence perfectly in The Imitation Game...

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Penguins of Madagascar: These DreamWorks Birds Try but Can’t Fly

  Penguins of Madagascar has giggles and chuckles enough to satisfy those looking for a mild diversion. Sadly, It leaves animation fans who love the penguins from previous movies feeling disappointed by frenetic plotting and decidedly inconsistent character development. The whole adventure plays like it started out targeted to adults only to be audience-tested to death …

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The Theory of Everything: Leads Deserve to be Lauded

The biopic is a very unforgiving genre in the world of movies. Pitfalls inherent to them are the predictably seen timeline from youth to success or nearly insurmountable challenge in the usual chronological order, the whitewashing of edgier aspects of the subject if the film was created with permission, and an ending that celebrates a …

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Indie Spotlight: Pride

There is a veritable autumn forest full of movies being given wide release this weekend with something for everyone, although most of them are not particularly good.  Among them are The Judge, starring Robert Downey Jr., Dracula Untold, starring Luke Evans from The Hobbit,  and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, …

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