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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Ricki And The Flash’ Trumps Formula With Poignant Chords

Film: Ricki and the Flash Starring: Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Mamie Gummer, Sebastian Stan Directed by: Jonathan Demme It was either white picket fences and an idyllic family life or a chance at rock stardom for Ricki Rendazzo (Meryl Streep). That was 20 or so years ago when she chose the latter. Now, she’s crooning […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Homesman’ Offers First-Rate Storytelling

Film: The Homesman Starring: Hillary Swank, Tommy Lee Jones Directed by: Tommy Lee Jones In a world overrun with over-the-top CGI epics, The Homesman serves as a reminder that sometimes the simplest stories are also the most compelling. Directed and co-written by Tommy Lee Jones, The Homesman tells the story of an unlikely adventure that […]

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New ‘Into The Woods’ Trailer Reveals The Film Is A Musical

After a summer movie season spent promoting their forthcoming feature with the “I Wish” teaser, Disney has finally released a proper trailer for Into The Woods. You may have not known this prior to stopping on this page, but Into The Woods is a musical. The film, which is set for release in December, is […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Giver’ Offers Nothing Of Value

Film: The Giver Stars: Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges Genre: Drama/Sci-Fi Working off a screenplay written by Michael Mitnick and Robert B. Weide, director Phillip Noyce has delivered a frustrating and, at times, downright awful adaptation of Lois Lowry’s most beloved young adult novel. The Giver offers a vision of the future that feels a bit […]

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WATCH Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp in ‘Into the Woods’ Trailer

Every few years, Hollywood revamps classic musicals with casts full of A-list stars, with varying degrees of success and overall vocal talent. The Stephen Sondheim classic Into the Woods is the most recent Broadway favorite to get the same treatment. Unofficial Queen of Twitter Anna Kendrick gave us glimpses of make-up trailers and behind-the-scenes tomfoolery […]

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‘The Giver’ Trailer: There Is More To The World Than You Realize

A second trailer has been released to promote the forthcoming big screen adaptation of The Giver. If you attended school in the United States it’s hard to imagine you made it much further than the seventh grade before a teacher, counselor, or other type of advisor told you to read The Giver. It’s not a […]

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First Trailer For ‘The Giver’ Adaptation Shows Promise

Don’t break out the pitchforks and torches just yet, literary friends. The footage revealed from the Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep-led adaptation of The Giver does not make us want to burn down Hollywood. Yet. Fans of books you’re forced to read in elementary school have been cautiously excited to see the young adult novel […]

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EDITORIAL: Why ‘August: Osage County’ Had The Biggest Emotional Effect On Me Of Any Film From 2013

As of this morning, I have now experienced all three films adapted from Tracy Letts’ screenplays spanning the past 7 years. Bug and Killer Joe, both directed by William Friedkin, were wildly unsettling in very different ways. Led by phenomenal acting from Michael Shannon and Matthew McConaughey, respectively, both films are ones I’ve found myself […]

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Taylor Swift Cast In ‘The Giver’ Film Adaptation

Monday of this week I was excited, worried, and a mix of other emotions while writing about the newly announced The Giver film adaptation. I, at my core, am excited to see Lois Lowry’s great work transcribed for the screen, though I am skeptical as The Giver is one of my favorite works of fiction, […]

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Dystopian Novel ‘The Giver’ Gets A Film Adaptation, Release Date

One of recent history’s most beloved young adult novels, The Giver, has been given the go ahead for a screen adaptation and subsequent release date. The Giver from The Weinstein Company will release August 15, 2014. The film, already stacked with a powerhouse cast, will star Jeff Bridges at the titular character (better known as […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: The Iron Lady

Film: The Iron Lady Starring: Meryl Streep Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd The end of 2011 was filled with brilliant portrayals of historical icons and Phyllida Lloyd’s Iron Lady is no different. Set against the later days of Margaret Thatcher, Lloyd weaves an ambitious tale of a life spent fighting the odds and comes out with […]