February 2014

College life is easy, and the real world is hard but rewarding. That’s about all we learn in the new film Adult World a by-the-numbers college-to-adulthood story with a capable cast that includes John Cusack, Emma Roberts, and Cloris Leachman.

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The Wind Rises is an easy recommendation, as Miyazaki caps his career with a straightforward tale which has much going on under the surface touching on various themes the director returns to once more including flight, love, and dreams.

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Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but Hairbrained from director Billy Kent cannot escape its quirky 90s influences to exert much of its own personality.

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We have advance passes to see Wes Anderson’s new movie THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL Wednesday, March 19 at 7:30 PM
at Tivoli Cinemas and we want you to have them!

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The new film In Secret has a lot of things going for it, a great cast that features Elizabeth Olsen and Oscar Isaac, excellent art direction, and a script adapted from an Émile Zola novel. Yet for all of its apparent strengths, In Secret falls a bit flat.

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Costner is essentially playing the same over-the-hill, reluctant-but-badass gun-toting hero that Willis has been playing for years, and in 3 Days to Kill, he’s even saddled with something more challenging than killing bad guys with names like The Albino and The Wolf — keeping a teenage daughter out of trouble.

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Gloria may sound like a trite ‘life begins at 50′ film, but don’t let the brief summaries fool you. Sebastián Lelio’s film is an incredible character piece, and Paulina García‘s performance as Gloria is amazing.

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There’s an immersive summer camp experience waiting for her Keri Russell in ‘Austenland,’ out on Blu-ray, where actors in period costumes play out the typical Austen roles as women like her live out their fantasies. Like strippers, however, there is no actual intimacy at Austenland.

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Trevan and Trey go over a pair of movies this week: Robocop and Gloria, which couldn’t be more different.

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The satire is still there, albeit not as angry and way more obvious, and the targets have shifted ever so slightly to keep up with current events. Had the film been a carbon copy, though, there would have been no point in making it.

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The Armstrong Lie is a fascinating portrait of a man in denial, told from the firsthand perspective of Gibney, who himself was duped at a certain level by Armstrong’s own confidence and charm. Wadjda is about an 11-year-old girl in Saudi Arabia who longs for some of the same freedoms that women in the Western world take for granted.

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We have advance passes to see 3 DAYS TO KILL Wednesday, February 19 at 7:30 PM at AMC Studio 30 and we want you to have them!

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It’s tough when actors you respect force you to say bad things about the movies they are in, but, alas, that’s the nature of the business.  The Outsider is a new film that boasts a handful of respectable actors, among them James Caan, Jason Patric, and Craig Fairbrass, yet they’re given so painfully little in [...]

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Stop-motion animation is a painstakingly long process, one point made perfectly clear by many of the excellent special features on the Criterion Dual Format Blu-ray-DVD combo of Wes Anderson‘s 2009 Roald Dahl adaptation Fantastic Mr. Fox.

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One of the first visionary works of 2014 hits theaters today. A Field in England is Ben Wheatley’s psychedelic allegory about five men who search for a buried treasure.

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