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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Triple 9’ is dirty, mean and really, really good

Film: Triple 9 Directed by: John Hillcoat Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Woody Harrelson, Kate Winslet “You gotta out-monster the monster,” Woody Harrelson’s joint-smoking detective, Jeffrey Allen, says before chugging another drink. Boilerplate truths like this one are littered throughout director John Hillcoat’s Triple 9, a cinematic piece of slam poetry dealing in dirges of nasty crime […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Shelter’ Is Captivating And Depressing In Equal Measure

Film: Shelter Starring: Anthony Mackie, Jennifer Connelly Directed by: Paul Bettany Paul Bettany’s first feature behind the camera, Shelter, is without a doubt one of 2015’s most depressing new films. It’s a heartbreaking look at life on the streets and the relationships shared by those who have no place to call home, as well as […]

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‘Playing It Cool’ Trailer: Chris Evans Falls For Michelle Monaghan

There are few fates in life worse than being a professional rom-com writer, but being a rom-com writer who hates rom-coms may take the cake. That’s the role Chris Evans finds himself in throughout Playing It Cool, which just released its first trailer over the weekend. “Rom-coms are not true” comments one character during the first […]

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Movie Review: ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

Film: Captain America: The Winter Soldier Directed by: Joe Russo, Anthony Russo Starring: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Redford Captain America tends to be considered one of the blander members of the Marvel stable. At least, that is, in terms of its cinematic universe – his oft-derided boy scout mentality and decent […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: Pain & Gain

Movie: Pain & Gain Director: Michael Bay Writers: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely Studios: De Line Pictures, Platinum Dunes Pain & Gain is a visually striking film with colorful characters, big action, and decent comedy that will leave you wanting a better workout for your brain. Based on a true story. Those words seemed to be tagged on at the […]