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Rio 2: This Sequel Soars

April 11, 2014 The Brazilian director of the computer animated $484 million dollar blockbuster, Rio, Carlos Saldanha and Blue Sky Studios come together again for a sequel, bringing gorgeous color, highly detailed backgrounds, enhanced characterization and better songs to Rio 2, making it a far superior film than its predecessor. Also the director of several …

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier – “Oh Beautiful!”

April 5, 2014 Captain America: The Winter Soldier is truly a must-see for anyone who loves superhero movies, but also for those who love spy thrillers, and even for anyone who loves a good character drama…but however much Cinema Siren heaps praise on the latest movie with her favorite superhero “Cap,” Mr. Red White and Blue, …

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Noah – A Vessel of Fearless Filmmaking

03/29/2014 You know those cute little ark toys teeming with chubby pairs of animals peeking out from all sides that one buys on the way to every baby shower? Don’t look for that warm fuzzy ark here. In this week’s new release, the Noah of the title and his ark are stuff of dark apocalyptic …

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“Bad Words”: Jason Bateman Brings Bad Boy in his Directorial Debut

03/24/2014 You love Jason Bateman. Of course you do. His talent, laid back demeanor, and nice guy image in Hollywood has meant a rare staying power for a man who has been in and around Hollywood since he was a 10 year old kid on Little House On The Prairie. From the film Dodgeball to …

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Muppets Most Wanted – Furry Fun

03/21/2014 Jim Henson’s The Muppets are officially an American treasure. One need only check the permanent collection of the American History Museum for confirmation. Let’s just say that Kermit’s “ancestor” from 1970 makes Washington DC his home. This week welcomes Muppets Most Wanted, the eighth theatrical release featuring the iconic frog and his furry cohorts, …

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Cinema Siren reviews Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” – 5 Stars

03/14/2014 Wes Anderson should really be announced as the poster model for the world’s most positive representation of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Those of you who worship at the auteur altar of the director, who have long embraced his fastidious, meticulous style of studied nostalgia and to-the-inch symmetrical specificity, need no prodding. You have long awaited …

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2014 Oscars Predictions and 10 Things You Might Not Know About Them

02/28/2014 OK, movie lovers and Sirenauts, you have only two more days to squeeze in all the nominated movies if you want to offer informed and well researched opinions on the winners of the 86th annual Academy Awards. The program airs live on ABC, Sunday at 7 p.m. ET. Red carpet coverage begins on E! …

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Cinema Siren Reviews: Pompeii – Lava is Coming

February 21, 2014 Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington and Emily Browning make one hot duo in this entertaining historical disaster flick. When HBO started the campaign for season 4 of Game of Thrones with the ubiquitous tagline “Winter Is Coming,” little did they know it would be prophetic of the mini-ice age experienced by much …

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A Hollywood Valentine: Lifelong Hollywood Couples and Their Classic Movies

02/14/2014   It’s Valentine’s weekend. That’s right, the day of romance, having fallen on a Friday, is now overflowing and seeping itself into Saturday and Sunday. That’s the nature of anything relating to love and romance. It cannot be contained. Cinema Siren has Siren Spouse at home, but knows well there are many singles out …

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Cinema Siren Reviews: The Lego Movie – A Real BLOCK-Buster

02/08/2014 Musicians Tegan and Sara, with help from The Lonely Island, wrote the tenacious ear worm, a perfectly appropriate yet alarmingly catchy theme song of The LEGO Movie. Cinema Siren walked in attempting to keep an open mind to what seemed like a blatant 2-hour LEGO commercial, and left sure to have seen the first …

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