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Throwback Thursday: The Hunt For Red October (1990)

Earlier this year, Chris Pine became the fourth actor to play the role of Jack Ryan, a fictional CIA agent made popular by author Tom Clancy during the 1980′s and 90′s. The series has slowly grown, adding its fifth installment dating all the way back to 1990. While each film can act as a stand alone story, true fans know where the timeline began. In the film universe it began in 1990 with The Hunt For Red OctoberContinue reading

Did You Know: Sean Connery

He was the first international action star, the first heart-throb of the sixties and one of the most debonair individuals in the history of cinema. Sean Connery is a legend whose career spans over four decades and countless films. Despite all you may think you know about the original James Bond, there are few obscure facts that may come as a complete surprise to his casual fans.  Continue reading

What to Watch: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

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Jennifer Lawrence has been a part of two of the biggest movie franchises of the last decade. The first is Fox Studios’ rebirth of the X-Men franchise where Lawrence has played the role of Mystique. Her role has grown from a relatively small one into the franchise’s key character. The second successful series to include Jennifer Lawrence is the one that broke her into mainstream success, The Hunger Games. This Friday will begin the last chapter of the series as The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 opens in theaters nationwide.  Continue reading

Did You Know: Jim Carrey

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The famed comedian Jim Carrey hasn’t been as busy over the past ten years as he was in the 90′s but that hasn’t diminished his place among the genre’s elite. In fact, he returns to the big screen to revive one of his most famous roles as Lloyd Christmas in Dumb and Dumber To. Here are some of the lesser known facts about Carrey’s multi-decade spanning career.  Continue reading

What to Watch: Rosewater

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Jon Stewart has been called many things: writer, comedian, actor, political satirist but there will be a new title he can add to that list after Friday. Rosewater will make Jon Stewart a film director. Based on a memoir by Maziar Bahari, Rosewater follows the one hundred and eighteen day imprisonment of Bahari himself, a Canadian journalist, in Iran. What separates this film from others like it is the personal attachment the story has to both Bahari and Stewart.  Continue reading

Throwback Thursday Review: Bring It On (2000)

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It’s hard to believe but Bring It On debuted in movie theaters fourteen years ago! While it may not have been a film that pushed the cinematic medium to its limits, Bring It On certainly has a deservedly strong cult following. With a mix of off-the-wall humor, purposely vapid characters and a paper thin plot, what isn’t to love about a film that focuses on the struggles of upper-middle class suburban cheerleaders? Continue reading

Did You Know: Christopher Nolan

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With excitement building over his latest film Interstellar, Christopher Nolan has become one of the most iconic film directors of this generation. His work reinventing DC Comics’ Batman provided an entry point for the cinematic world to his other works which include The Prestige and Inception. While he may have spent the last few years making his name through the dark shadows of Gotham, there is more to Christopher Nolan than meets the eye.  Continue reading

What to Watch: Big Hero 6 Flies In This Weekend

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You can travel down one of two cinematic roads this weekend. Either you’re looking for something deep with elements of science fiction, like Interstellar, or you’re looking for something a bit lighter and fun. Perhaps something you can take the kids to if you have some. That movie is Big Hero 6. Marvel’s first animated feature to be released in theaters through Disney hopes to reinvent a little known comic and ignite the busy holiday movie season.  Continue reading

Throwback Thursday Review: The Band Wagon (1953)

By the time The Band Wagon was released in 1953, Fred Astaire had been dancing on screen for twenty years. What better way to celebrate that achievement by exploring a story that sees an aging veteran of the stage looking to reinvent himself. The Band Wagon follows Tony Hunter and his friends Cyd and Lester, as they try to put on a fun musical in the face of changing times. In a way, The Band Wagon is a microcosm for what was happening in Hollywood. The luster was purposefully being left to wear and grittier work was finding a more prominent place among audience.  Continue reading

What to Watch: ‘Horns’ Looks to Show a New Radcliffe

We’ve known Daniel Radcliffe to be the wand-waving hero Harry Potter from the famed J.K. Rowling series. It is very hard to discuss his work without being reminded of the role that saw him grow up in front of the world. However, his latest film Horns looks to break the English star away from everything we know him to be.  Continue reading