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Octavia Spencer as Roberta Taylor, McKenna Grace as Mary Adler and Chris Evans as Frank Adler in the film "Gifted."/Photo by Wilson Webb. © 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Octavia Spencer as Roberta Taylor, McKenna Grace as Mary Adler and Chris Evans as Frank Adler in the film "Gifted."/Photo by Wilson Webb. © 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Review: ‘Gifted’ is heartwarming but lacks originality

Based solely on its trailer, Fox Searchlight’s newest picture “Gifted” sounds derivative at best. The final product meets expectations. However, it does bring a certain unexpected charm to the table too.

by × April 7, 2017 × 3 comments

Arts and entertainment

Review: Disney film brings new beauty to beloved film
Belle dances with The Beast in Disney's new live action version of the classic animated film "Beauty and The Beast."

Review: Disney film brings new beauty to beloved film

Disney continues to roll out live-action versions of classic childhood fantasies and although most consumers know it is a plot to take our money, the money is well spent.

by × March 19, 2017 × 4 comments

Arts and entertainment

Humanitarian documentary seeks trafficking’s end
Siddhali Shree interviews Cecilia Flores-Oebanda, the top human trafficking activist in the Philippines.

Humanitarian documentary seeks trafficking’s end

The new documentary seeks to raise awareness of the epidemic of human trafficking.

by × March 17, 2017 × 2 comments

Arts and entertainment

DANIEL KALUUYA as Chris Washington in Universal Pictures’ “Get Out,” a speculative thriller from Blumhouse (producers of “The Visit,” “Insidious” series and “The Gift”) and the mind of Jordan Peele.  When a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation.

Review: “Get Out” scrutinizes racial relations

Jordan Peele’s new movie comments on racial relations in a way that makes you laugh about feeling horrible

by × March 2, 2017 × 4 comments

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Review: “Rock Dog” presents monotonous, albeit adorable journey of young musician

Review: “Rock Dog” presents monotonous, albeit adorable journey of young musician

The new animated film is light-hearted fun for the whole family.

by × February 22, 2017 × 3 comments

Arts and entertainment

Global superstar MATT DAMON is William Garin in Legendary’s “The Great Wall.” Directed by one of the most breathtaking visual stylists of our time, Zhang Yimou (“Hero,” “House of Flying Daggers”), the film tells the story of an elite force making a valiant stand for humanity on the world’s most iconic structure.  The first English-language production for Yimou is the largest film ever shot entirely in China.  “The Great Wall” also stars Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe and Andy Lau.  It will be released in 3D by Universal Pictures.

Review: ‘The Great Wall’ is culturally insensitive

Though not exactly white-washing, ‘The Great Wall’ is still a problematic work of cinema.

by × February 16, 2017 × 2 comments

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Review: “Spotlight” seeks truth in realistic style

Review: “Spotlight” seeks truth in realistic style

“Spotlight” is an electrifying procedural about the painstaking minutiae of investigation, bolstered by its appropriately restrained direction and wonderfully lean script.

by × November 5, 2015 × 2 comments

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Review: “22 Jump Street” is the sequel that knows it’s a sequel

Review: “22 Jump Street” is the sequel that knows it’s a sequel

Who would’ve thought a sequel to a comedy remake of a ‘90s cop drama would kill at the box office? But it seems anything goes now in Hollywood, as “22 Jump Street” opened last weekend, grossing an estimated $60 million. Neither the Stanley Cup nor the World Cup kept people away, and the sequel had the second-highest grossing opening weekend for an R-rated comedy (just behind “Hangover II”).

by × June 18, 2014 × 27 comments

Blogs

“Obvious Child” is the romantic comedy we’ve been waiting for

“Obvious Child” is the romantic comedy we’ve been waiting for

When Gillian Robespierre, Anna Bean and Karen Maine first wrote the short film “The Obvious Child” in 2009, they didn’t intend to break cinematic ground or start a revolution. They just had a story they wanted to tell and a funny way of telling it. Fast-forward five years to the release of the feature-length film and that story has the potential to change the way mainstream media approaches unplanned pregnancies and the women who deal with them.

by × June 13, 2014 × 9 comments

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Review: A Million Ways to Die in the West delivers killer comedy

Review: A Million Ways to Die in the West delivers killer comedy

With crude humor, spontaneously graphic death scenes and even a short drug-induced musical number, “A Million Ways to Die in the West” was everything we expected from writer, director and star Seth MacFarlane. From the not-so-subtle sexual innuendos to the quick dialogue littered with expletives, the movie was filled with MacFarlane’s trademarks, even including a smattering of Hollywood references to both the actors’ and the director’s previous works.

by × May 30, 2014 × 1 comment