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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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First ‘Triple 9’ Trailer Teases A Gritty 2016 Crime Thriller

Earlier today the internet came alive when the first trailer for John Hillcoat’s dirty-cop thriller Triple 9 found its way online. The clip showcases the film’s enormous cast, as well as its gritty look at crime in the modern day, and I will warn you now, it’s sufficiently NSFW. The plot of Triple 9 seems […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Out Of The Furnace’

Film: Out Of The Furnace Directed By: Scott Cooper Starring: Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Forest Whitaker, Zoe Saldana If Scott Cooper’s short but notable career has taught us anything, it’s this: half of directing is casting. Okay, that might not be a quantifiable statistic, but you get the idea. For his first feature, […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

Film: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Directed by: Francis Lawrence Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson There’s something rather comforting about the level of anticipation with which Catching Fire has been greeted. Even in this year of tentpole blockbusters, this feels like a unique phenomenon in spite of its obvious Young Adult literary affiliations. For starters, […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: Rampart

Film: Rampart Starring: Woody Harrelson Directed by: Oren Moverman Giving his best performance in years, Woody Harrelson shines in the gritty L.A. noir Rampart, but even his best efforts are not enough to keep this often tedious story afloat. Set in 1999 Los Angeles, Rampart follows veteran police officer Dave Brown (Harrelson) and his, to […]