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The Lake House Review

 The Lake House is directed by Alejandro Agresti and stars Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock. It is a romance drama that was released in June 2006. The story revolves around an architect named Alex, who currently resides in the lake house previously occupied by a nurse named Kate. The two share an extraordinary romance that … Continue reading

True Story Review

True Story is a Mystery/Drama film directed by Rupert Goold that is based on a (get this) true story. It stars Jonah Hill, James Franco and Felicity Jones. The film focuses on disgraced New York Times reporter Michael Finkel (Jonah Hill) and accused killer, Christian Longo (James Franco). The two meet after Longo steals Finkel’s … Continue reading

The Cobbler Review

The Cobbler Released: March 13, 2015 Genre: Comedy, Fantasy Rated: PG-13 Runtime: 99 Minutes The Cobbler is a new comedy directed by Tom McCarthy starring Adam Sandler as a cobbler named Max Simpkin, who owns the family shoe repair shop in Brooklyn, NY. After years of dissatisfaction with his routine life and his shoe repair machine … Continue reading

Max Review

Max is a family/adventure movie about a military dog that returns home from Afghanistan, to live with his handler’s family. It is written and directed by Boaz Yakin and stars Thomas Haden Church, Josh Wiggins, Luke Kleintank, Lauren Graham, among others. The main star however, is the heroic dog named Max. The story is very simple … Continue reading

Wayward Pines TV Review

Wayward Pines (TV) Released: May 14, 2015 Rated: TV-14 Runtime: 60 minutes Wayward Pines is a new psychological thriller TV show by Chad Hodge and M. Night Shyamalan, based on a book by Blake Crouch. It stars Matt Dillon as Ethan Burke, a Secret Service agent who goes to Wayward Pines, Idaho to search for … Continue reading

Bite-Sized Review: Locke

Locke Released: April 25, 2014 Rated: R Runtime: 85 Minutes Locke takes place in a car for 85 minutes. Yes, a confined car. Tom Hardy is the sole actor, apart from a few others who we only hear voices via cell phone. Talk about a minimalist approach. Steven Knight is writer and director. This unique gem flew … Continue reading

St. Vincent Review

St. Vincent is a comedy-drama directed by Theodore Melfi and stars Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, Chris O’Dowd, Terrence Howard and Jaeden Lieberher. Murray plays Vincent, an old, grumpy ex-war veteran who gets a pair of new neighbors in a divorced mother named Maggie (McCarthy) and her son Oliver (Lieberher). Vincent and Oliver form an … Continue reading

American Sniper Review

American Sniper is an action/drama biography film directed by Clint Eastwood starring Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller. It’s based on a true story about “the most lethal sniper in U.S. history”, U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle. He struggles between life at war and life at home, as his wife (Miller) becomes restless taking care of … Continue reading

Whiplash Review

Whiplash is a music drama directed by Damien Chazelle and stars Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons. Teller plays Andrew, an ambitious and promising young drummer who attends a conservatory in hopes of becoming one of the greatest drummers. His teacher, Mr. Fletcher, played by Simmons,  is as harsh and cut-throat as they come. The two have … Continue reading

The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies Review

Review by Contributor Austin Winkler The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is a fantasy adventure film directed by Peter Jackson and stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, and Richard Armitage. As the concluding chapter in the epic Lord of the Rings prequel saga, Bilbo Baggins (Freeman) and company are forced into a massive turf war to defend … Continue reading

Interstellar Review

Interstellar Released: November 7, 2014 Rated: PG-13 Runtime: 169 Minutes Interstellar is arguably the biggest movie of 2014. This sci-fi drama comes from the mind of director Christopher Nolan and is chock-full of huge stars such as Matthew McConaughey, who plays the lead role, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck and one notable and surprising … Continue reading

The Wolf of Wall Street Review

The Wolf of Wall Street Released: December 25, 2013 Rated: R Runtime: 180 Minutes The Wolf of Wallstreet is a dark-comedy directed by Martin Scorsese based on Jordan Belfort’s novel of the same name. The film stars Leonardo Dicaprio, Jonah Hill, and Margot Robbie in the leading roles. The story takes place in the 90s and … Continue reading

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