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The Man With The Iron Fists (Russell Crowe, RZA, Lucy Liu) REVIEW

Title: The Man With the Iron Fists Studio/Distributor: Universal Studios/Strike Entertainment Cast: Russell Crowe, Cung Le, Lucy Liu, Byron Mann, RZA, Rick Yune, Dave Bautista, Jamie Chung, Daniel Wu, Zhu Zhu, Gordon Liu, Andrew Ng, Kuan Tai Chen, Xue Jing Yao, Telly Liu Director: RZA Writer(s): RZA (story), RZA, Eli Roth (screenplay) Plot Synopsis: On […]

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Top 5 Best AND Worst Movies of 2012 – SPECIAL RETROSPECTIVE

2012 was a great, if not always the most consistent, year for movies. We’ve seen superhero movies, award season titles, 3D movies for kids, 3D movies for teens & adults, indie surprises and mainstream timebombs. We’ve witnessed the end of a franchise and the beginning of a new one. We’ve seen raunchy comedies about talking […]

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Freelancers (Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Forest Whitaker, Robert De Niro) REVIEW

Title: Freelancers Studio/Distributor: Lionsgate/Grindstone Entertainment Group Cast: Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Forest Whitaker, Robert De Niro, Dana Delany, Beau Garrett, Anabelle Acosta, Raeden Garder, Robert Wisdom, Michael McGrady, Dominique DuVernay, Matt Gerald, Michelle Torres, Amin Joseph,  Jeff Chase, Ryan O’Nan, Andre Royo Director: Jessy Terrero Writer: L. Philippe Casseus Plot Synopsis: The son of a […]

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Project X (Thomas Mann, Oliver Cooper, Jonathan Daniel Brown) REVIEW

Title: Project X Studio/Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures Cast: Thomas Mann, Oliver Cooper, Jonathan Daniel Brown, Dax Flame, Kirby Bliss Blanton, Miles Teller, Alexis Knapp Director: Nima Nourizadeh Writer(s): Matt Drake, Michael Bacall Genre: Comedy MPAA Rating: R (crude and sexual content throughout, nudity, drugs, drinking, pervasive language, reckless behavior and mayhem – all involving teens) […]

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Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg) REVIEW

Title: Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol Studio/Distributor: Paramount Pictures/Skydance Productions/Bad Robot Cast: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton, Michael Nyqvist, Vladimir Mashkov, Samuli Edelmann, Ivan Shvedoff, Anil Kapoor, Léa Seydoux, Josh Holloway, Pavel Kriz, Miraj Grbic, Ilia Volok, Goran Navojec Director: Bird Bird Writer(s): Josh Applebaum & André Nemec, Bruce Geller (based on […]

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Brick (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Nora Zehetner, Noah Fleiss) CAPSULE REVIEW

Title: Brick Studio/Distributor: Focus Features Cast: Joseph Gordon, Nora Zehetner, Noah Fleiss, Matt O’Leary, Noah Segan, Meagan Good, Emilie de Ravin, Brian J. White, Richard Roundtree, Lukas Haas Genre(s): Crime, Drama, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller Director: Rian Johnson Writer: Rian Johnson Synopsis: Brendan Fyre is a high school loner who finds out that his ex-girlfriend has disappeared. […]

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Hanna (Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana, Cate Blanchett) REVIEW

Title: Hanna Studio/Distributor: Focus Features Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hollander, Olivia Williams, Jason Flemyng, Jessica Barden, Aldo Maland, Sebastian Hülk, Joel Basman, Michelle Dockery. Director: Joe Wright Writer(s): Seth Lochhead, David Farr (screenplay), Seth Lochhead (story) Synopsis: Raised off the grid & trained by her father to be the perfect assassin, […]

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Drive (Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston) REVIEW

Title: Drive Studio/Distributor: FilmDistrict/OddLot Entertainment/Bold Films Cast: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks, Oscar Isaac, Christina Hendricks, Ron Perlman, Kaden Leos, Jeff Wolfe, James Biberi, Russ Tamblyn, Joey Bucaro, Tiara Parker, Tim Trella, Jim Hart. Director: Nicolas Winding Refn Writer: Hossien Amini (based on the book by James Sallis) Synopsis: Moonlighting as a […]

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Shark Night 3D (Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan, Chris Carmack) REVIEW

Title: Shark Night 3D Studio/Distributor: Rogue Pictures/Relativity Media Cast: Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan, Chris Carmack, Katharine McPhee, Chris Zylka, Alyssa Diaz, Joel David Moore, Sinqua Walls, Donal Logue, Joshua Leonard, Jimmy Lee Jr., Damon Lipari, Christine Quinn, Kelly Sry, Tyler Bryan Director: David R. Ellis Writer(s): Will Hayes, Jesse Studenberg Synopsis: A group of college […]

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The Experiment (Adrien Brody, Forest Whitaker, Cam Gigandet) REVIEW

Title: The Experiment Studio/Distributor: Stage 6 Films/Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Cast: Adrien Brody, Forest Whitaker, Cam Gigandet, Clifton Collins Jr., Ethan Cohn, Fisher Stevens, Travis Fimmel, David Banner, David Lew, Damien Leake, Maggie Grace, Rod Maiorano, Rachel O’Meara, Jeanne Hopson, Jack W. Mishler Director: Paul T. Schuering Writer: Paul T. Schuering (adapted from the novel […]

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The Last Airbender (Noah Ringer, Jackson Rathbone, Nicola Peltz) CAPSULE REVIEW

Title: The Last Airbender Studio/Distributor: Paramount Pictures/Nickelodeon Movies/Blinding Edge Pictures Genre(s): Action/Adventure, Family, Fantasy Cast: Noah Ringer, Jackson Rathbone, Nicola Peltz, Dev Patel, Cliff Curtis, Shaun Taub, Aasif Mandvi, Saychelle Gabriel Writer: M. Night Shyamalan Director: M. Night Shyamalan Synopsis: With the help of a brother and sister, a young successor to a long line of […]

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Super 8 (Kyle Chandler, Elle Fanning, Joel Courtney) REVIEW

Title: Super 8 Studio/Distributor: Paramount Pictures/Amblin Entertainment/Bad Robot Genre(s): Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Suspense, Thriller Cast: Kyle Chandler, Elle Fanning, Joel Courtney, Riley Griffiths, Gabriel Basso, Cary Lee, Zach Mills, Ron Eldard, Noah Emmerich, AJ Michalka, Richard T. Jones, David Gallagher Writer: J.J. Abrams Director: J.J. Abrams Synopsis: While making a super 8 film, a group […]

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Ca$h (Sean Bean, Chris Hemsworth, Victoria Profeta) REVIEW

Title: Ca$h Studio/Distributor: Roadside Attractions Genre(s): Comedy, Mystery/Crime, Suspense, Thriller Cast: Sean Bean, Chris Hemsworth, Victoria Profeta, Mike Starr, Michael Mantell, Glenn Plummer, Antony Thekkek, Paul Sanchez, Peggy Roeder, Larry Neumann Jr., Mindy Bell, Christian Stolte, Robert C. Goodwin, Bruce Potts, Jacqueline Williams Director: Stephen Millburn Anderson Writer: Stephen Millburn Anderson Synopsis: A sinister & […]

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The Virginity Hit (Matt Bennett, Zack Pearlman, Jacob Davich) REVIEW

Title: The Virginity Hit Studio/Distributor: Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Entertainment/Gary Sanchez Productions Genre: Comedy Cast: Matt Bennett, Zack Pearlman, Jacob Davich, Justin Kline, Krysta Rodriguez, Nicole Weaver, Harry Zittel, Savannah Welch, Seth Barrish, Tina Parker, Sunny Leone, Daniel Weber, John McLeish, Ramona Tyler, Bernard Hocke. Director(s): Andrew Garland & Huck Botko Writer(s): Andrew Garland & Huck Botko […]

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John Carpenter’s Vampires (James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Sheryl Lee) CAPSULE REVIEW

Title: John Carpenter’s Vampires Original Release Date: October 30th, 1998 Studio/Distributor: Columbia Pictures/Largo Entertainment/JVC Entertainment Genre(s): Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller Cast: James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Sheryl Lee, Thomas Ian Griffith, Maximilian Schell, Tim Guinee, Mark Boone Junior, Gregory Sierra, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Thomas Rosales Jr. MPAA Rating: R (strong vampire violence/gore, language and sexuality) Synopsis: A […]

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The Social Network (Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake) REVIEW

Title: The Social Network Studio/Distributor: Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Entertainment Genre(s): Drama, Docudrama, Biography Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer, Max Minghella, Josh Pence, Rashida Jones, Brenda Song, John Getz, David Selby, Rooney Mara Director: David Fincher Writer: Aaron Sorkin MPAA Rating: PG-13 (sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and language) Synopsis: Six […]

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Sanctum (Richard Roxburgh, Rhys Wakefield, Alice Parkinson) REVIEW

Title: Sanctum Genre(s): Action/Adventure, Drama, Suspense, Thriller  Studio/Distributor: Universal Pictures, Wayfare Entertainment, Relativity Media Cast: Richard Roxburgh, Rhys Wakefield, Ioan Gruffudd, Alice Parkinson, Dan Wyllie, Christopher Baker, Nicole Downs, Allison Cratchley, Cramer Cain Director: Alister Grierson  MPAA Rating: R (language, some violence and disturbing images) Synopsis: An underwater cave diving team experiences a life-threatening crisis […]

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American Teen (Documentary) REVIEW

Title: American Teen Genre(s): Documentary Director: Nanette Burstein Studio/Distributor: A&E IndieFilms/Paramount Vantage/Paramount Pictures Corporation Synopsis: Set in the small town of Warsaw, Indiana, this documentary follows the lives of four very different teenagers and the many obstacles, hardships, jealousies, romances & heartbreaks they face while attending high school. The Bottom Line: When I first saw the previews for […]

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