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Ricki and the Flash

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Director Jonathan Demme seemed to have disappeared from the world of feature films after 2008’s Rachel Getting Married, devoting time to documentaries (Neil Young Journeys) and television (two episodes of The Killing).   

Shaun the Sheep

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Aardman team writers Mark Burton (Chicken Run) and Richard Starzak (Wallace & Gromit: The Aardman Collection) co-pilot the company’s latest animated production, the misadventures of a sheep named Shaun (voiced by Justin Fletcher).   

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.