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Batkid Begins

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Delving into a phenomenon, documentary filmmaker Dana Nachman explores the startling flashpoint of the rise of a movement surrounding the granting of one 5-year-old cancer patient’s wish to be Batman for a day.  

A LEGO Brickumentary

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Somehow a simple child’s toy became the building blocks for our global imaginations.
  

Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Tom Cruise continues to push that gigantic boulder up the hill. I’m not sure that he’s ever truly lost his grip and faltered — at least not so that he’s felt it roll back on him.   

Vacation

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) is all grown up and eager to lead his own family on an epic road trip to Walley World, in what is jokingly played as a reset of the Vacation series.   

Paper Towns

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Screenwriters/producers Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber have made a name for themselves in Hollywood as the teen-to-YA dramedy guys, having worked together on (500) Days of Summer, The Spectacular Now and The Fault in Our Stars.   

Pixels

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Chris Columbus, as a director, has bounced around the spectrum, although he tends to give audiences movies that are heavy on manufactured whimsy or seemingly sure-fire adaptations that never quite take off as they should in his hands.  

Southpaw

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The sport of boxing, especially from the cinematic perspective, is all about redemption.  

Mr. Holmes

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 14, 2015
I can’t say I’ve made the leap back to Arthur Conan Doyle’s celebrated detective.  

Testament of Youth

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Expertly merging the lofty romantic notions we’ve come to expect from stories of lovers blown apart by the winds of war, veteran television director James Kent captures the literary nuances likely infused in the autobiography of Vera Brittain. 
  

Trainwreck

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Amy Schumer is on the fastest of fast tracks.  

Aloft

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Peruvian writer-director Claudia Llosa (The Milk of Sorrow) takes audiences on a journey into the seemingly barren spiritual and emotional divide between a mother (Jennifer Connelly) and the now-adult son (Cillian Murphy) she abandoned much earlier in the child’s life.    

Amy

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 8, 2015
The line, “I ain’t got the time, and if my daddy thinks I’m fine …” from Amy Winehouse’s breakthrough single, “Rehab,” became her way out of going to rehab for a drug problem that apparently everyone close to her saw but could do nothing to prevent. Listening to the song now, it all seems so obvious, and maybe the song itself was her way of crying out for help.   

Minions

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 8, 2015
The Despicable Me sidekicks get their own franchise offshoot, which is explained as a prequel to their time with criminal mastermind Gru (Steve Carell), when they were lowly but eager underlings in search of a super-villain with the right stuff to lead them to nefarious glory.    

Self/Less

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 8, 2015
The latest narrative take on the question of immortality unfolds in the new film from Tarsem Singh (the music video wunderkind who then directed The Cell, the surreal journey into the mind of a serial killer with Jennifer Lopez, before slipping into the slightly less trippy loop with The Fall and Immortals).   

Terminator Genisys

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 1, 2015
After the last lackluster outing (Terminator Salvation) in this groundbreaking science-fiction adventure series (with its first two installments helmed by James Cameron, which explains the early success), the producing powers that be tapped Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World) to return the franchise to some semblance of its past glory.