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Money Monster Review: Worth investing your time?

Full transcript: MONEY MONSTER reunites George Clooney and Julia Roberts and it’s directed by Jodie Foster, who, has been operating successfully for many years as a women behind the camera and under the radar in Hollywood. Shouldn’t we be supporting these actors and director? Is MONEY MONSTER worth your time and money? Financial advisor Lee …

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TOMORROWLAND – With Disney’s new sci-fi, Is Brad Bird flying too high?

How much does the power of hope influence the course of our lives?  Is pessimism a destructive force?  Is optimism & positivity essential to our future? Brad Bird says so, and shows it in Tomorrowland, starring George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, and sure-to-be-a-star Raffey Cassidy.  Even lesser movies directed by Bird are pretty great …

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Gravity: A Stellar Attraction

October 3rd, 2013 As Elton John sang, “it’s lonely out in space”. In the new release Gravity, Director Alfonso Cuaron asserts it’s not only lonely, it’s also beautiful, vast, and terrifying. Superlatives like “best Space movie since 1968’s 2001” are getting bandied about, and that sets a critic’s teeth on edge. One tries to avoid …

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For Your Consideration: Oscar Acting Preview

Saturday, January 21, 2012 Just in time for the Oscar announcements on January 24—and from the lanai on her January Hawaiian vacation… because movies never rest!—Cinema Siren wanted to mention some of the most notable and favorite performances of the last year. It has been a year full of subtle performances, with far less of …

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The Ides of March: Pretty Men, Dirty Politics, Business as Usual

Saturday, October 8, 2011 When those bad boys of ancient Rome decided to bring the big man down on that famed day of betrayal on 44 BC, they weren’t kidding around. Caesar was stabbed no less than 23 times. Clearly they committed fully to the task and succeeded. A bunch of senators in togas then …

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