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Little: These Actresses Bring the Fabulous to a Flawed Film

Frustrating pacing nearly derails superior performances and great co-star chemistry in the new film Little, a sweet confection still great for a night out with your gal pals. Though it proves itself uneven, it is also a nice reminder to stay anchored to your true self. Comedies celebrating black girl magic are all too rare. …

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HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD Review: Ending With the Valentine Edition

There’s so much to love in all three of the How To Train Your Dragon films from writer/director Dean DeBlois. The first introduced us to the village of Berk and its quirky inhabitants, brought chieftain’s son Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) together with his brother from another species, Toothless, who was the only surviving Night Fury dragon …

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Middleburg Film Fest: MACBETH Video Review- “Out, Damned Plot!”

Full Transcript of the MACBETH Review: Though I saw the upcoming release Macbeth at the Middleburg Film Festival, it arrives just in time for the holidays and awards seasons in the US on December 4th. Nothing is so frustrating as a film or play that dances on the edge of greatness but yet fails miserably. …

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Steve Jobs Video Review: Will It Have you at “HELLO”?

    Full transcript of the review: Steve Jobs is not your usual bio-pic. Directed by Danny Boyle, using Aaron Sorkin’s screenplay and starring Michael Fassbender as Jobs, it focuses, in three acts, on three events in the life of the iconoclast.  With all the movies vying for Oscar attention this time of year, will …

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Crimson Peak Review: As Plush as it is Predictable

Guillermo Del Toro has been touting his gorgeously dark haunted period film for over a year now, and his fans are readying themselves to swoop down into theaters this weekend to finally see it from start to finish.  We’ve seen costumes, environments, and a few creepy scenes, but is Crimson Peak going to be a …

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THE MARTIAN Video Review: Making Science Sexy, and Ridley Scott Successful Again

THE MARTIAN, this week’s release, is directed by Ridley Scott, who has had a less than stellar recent cinematic record, and stars Matt Damon, who, conversely seems to be in every great movie being released.  Will THE MARTIAN make science sexy again, and bring Ridley Scott success again? THE MARTIAN is the ultimate story of …

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Black Mass Vid Review: Criminally Good or Another Depp disaster?

Transcript: There is no disputing Johnny Depp is one of the great actors of his generation, though it feels like his recent films have put that, as well as his choices in choosing roles, into question.  Will Black Mass reaffirm him as the worthiest of global A-listers and save him from the brink of box …

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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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