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Magic Mike XXL

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Curiosity dominated the critical conversation when Academy Award-winning renaissance man Steven Soderbergh teamed up with Channing Tatum, the lantern-jawed heartthrob who danced his way into our pop cultural consciousness in Step Up (and starred more recently in Foxcatcher and the ongoing 21 Jump Street franchise).   

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Films centering on teens dealing with terminal illnesses have come a long way in a relatively short time.  

Dope

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Director Rick Famuyiwa (The Wood) has been rather quiet since Brown Sugar back in 2002, with only one other feature as a writer-director (2010’s Our Family Wedding) and a screenplay credit for Talk to Me in 2007.   

Inside Out

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 16, 2015
As a parent of two teenage daughters, I’m not sure I was ever all that convinced I needed to get a bird’s eye view inside the minds of teenage girls, but directors Pete Docter and Ronaldo Del Carmen provide a deft and loving glimpse into the life of a young girl named Riley.
  

Beyond the Mask

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 10, 2015
The mask in question from feature debut screenwriter Paul McCusker and director Chad Burns (Pendragon: Sword of His Father) is one of identity.   

Live From New York!

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Celebrating 40 years of Saturday Night Live, this documentary from Vietnamese-American filmmaker Bao Nguyen (documentary shorts A Tree Falls in the Forest, Julian) focuses on the early years of the show.  

Jurassic World

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Executive producer Steven Spielberg helmed the first two installments in this gigantic franchise based on Michael Crichton’s books, but for the second time, his hands are off the reins (Joe Johnston directed Jurassic Park III in 2001), allowing someone else to take a crack at taming the genetically modified beasts at the dino theme park.  

Entourage

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 3, 2015
The gang from HBO’s loveable series is back and finally on the big screen. Movie star Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier), with Eric (Kevin Connolly), Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) and Johnny (Kevin Dillon) in tow, seeks to maintain his level of fame and fortune in the ruthless world of Hollywood by helming his debut feature for the studio headed by Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven), his former agent.   

I'll See You in my Dreams

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 3, 2015
It is such a rare story to see films involving the exploration of vibrant and loving relations between more mature characters.   

Marie's Story

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Born both blind and deaf, Marie Heurtin (Ariana Rivoire) emerges from isolation thanks to the support of Sister Marguerite (Isabelle Carré), who teaches her how to effectively communicate her thoughts and feelings.   

Mad Max: Fury Road

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2015
 The post-apocalyptic wasteland as only George Miller has ever dared to present it gets a gloriously violent reboot. Miller brings back his signature antihero, the original road warrior Max R  

Pitch Perfect 2

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Despite concerns for my own credibility, I find that I must let it be known that I was a huge fan of the first Pitch Perfect movie. The rise of the Barden Bellas, in particular the quietly alterna  

The D Train

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 6, 2015
What does it say about our culture and society that we all seemingly automatically identify with the story of someone like Dan Landsman (Jack Black) — a quintessential high school loser and memb  

Hope Bridge

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Filmed in and around Lexington and Lawrenceburg, Ky., Joshua Overbay’s second feature (following last year’s As It Is In Heaven) delves into questions of redemption as a high school student (Boo  

Hot Pursuit

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 6, 2015
What starts out as a simple (minded) mismatched duo — a strict police officer (Reese Witherspoon) and the widow (Sofía Vergara) of a drug boss — who end up going on a Texas-style road trip, l