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’23 Blast’ Hapka and Lang Shine In True Gridiron Story [Review]

’23 Blast’ Hapka and Lang Shine In True Gridiron Story [Review]

  23 Blast is based on the true story of a celebrated Corbin, Kentucky high school football player, Travis Freeman. Portrayed by up and coming heartthrob Mark Hapka, the real life Freeman loses his eyesight at the tender age of twelve. In this Hollywoodized version Freeman is already a popular young high school junior when […]

‘Stonehearst Asylum’ Ben Kingsley Highlights Lackluster Poe Adaptation

‘Stonehearst Asylum’ Ben Kingsley Highlights Lackluster Poe Adaptation

Kate Beckinsale and Jim Sturgess star alongside Sir Ben Kingsley and Sir Michael Caine in Stonehearst Asylum, an Edgar Allan Poe short story adapted for the screen by writer Joe Gangemi. Jim Sturgess produces a convincing performance as Doctor Ed Newgate, a young psychiatric doctor fresh out of Oxford. Brimming over with naiveté and a […]

‘The Judge': The Verdict Is Mixed

‘The Judge': The Verdict Is Mixed

The Judge features an impressive cast with Robert Duvall (The Godfather) and Robert Downey Jr. (Sherlock Holmes) headlining the family turmoil drama that incorporated a complicated murder plot intermingled with a sometimes overbearing story of family estrangement. The verdict is in on The Judge and it is a mixed bag. Given the length of the film, […]

‘A Good Marriage’ Thought Provoking Stephen King Speculation [Review]

‘A Good Marriage’ Thought Provoking Stephen King Speculation [Review]

  It has been 25 years since horror and suspense writer Stephen King has adapted one of his works into a feature film release.  Yet this time the master of horror did not fashion just another horrific tale from the dark side, but instead dug into one of his more genteel human pieces the likes […]

Must-See Film ‘The Good Lie’ Depicts True Ordeal (Review)

Must-See Film ‘The Good Lie’ Depicts True Ordeal (Review)

A movie that shows the horrors of war from the civilian perspective, terrible conditions, and children struggling to survive is usually hard to watch.  However, The Good Lie is an uplifting, must-see film that depicts the true ordeal children in Sudan encountered in a brutal civil war before the lucky ones got out. The actors who play […]

‘The Good Lie’ Profound Film Tribute to ‘Lost Boys’ of Sudan [Review]

‘The Good Lie’ Profound Film Tribute to ‘Lost Boys’ of Sudan [Review]

In a Sudanese civil war that lasted from 1983 to 2005, over 20,000 Sudanese children (mostly boys) of the Dinka and Nuer tribes became displaced and orphaned. Many traveled nearly 1000 miles on foot risking their lives to make it to The Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya where some of them where later sponsored by […]

‘The Equalizer’ Will Rise Above [Review]

‘The Equalizer’ Will Rise Above [Review]

The Equalizer, the long-running 80’s TV series, has had a serious makeover on the big screen. Two of the most important talents, Denzel Washington and director Antoine Fuqua, have teamed up once again to bring Robert McCall, the private detective who solves problems no one else can, to movie theaters Thursday, September 26. Word of […]

‘Hector and the Search for Happiness’ Pegg Saves Cluttered Tale [Review]

‘Hector and the Search for Happiness’  Pegg Saves Cluttered Tale  [Review]

Writer, actor, comedian Simon Pegg (Shaun Of The Dead) delivers a stand-out performance in Hector and the Search for Happiness, chronicling a London psychiatrist named Hector who sets out on a global journey to find out what makes people happy. Spawned by his rather predictable lifestyle and the realization that he is not properly serving […]

‘The Skeleton Twins’ Refreshing Tale of Rediscovered Sibling Bond [Review]

‘The Skeleton Twins’ Refreshing Tale of Rediscovered Sibling Bond [Review]

The Skeleton Twins is an independent comedy-drama that opened this weekend in limited release. However, with rave reviews the production will deservedly be going into wide release on September 26. This is one of the best indies to grace the screen this year. Directed by newcomer Craig Johnson, and written for the screen by Craig […]

If I Stay: Engaging and Tear-Jerking [Review & Video]

If I Stay: Engaging  and Tear-Jerking [Review & Video]

If I Stay (New Line Cinema/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, dist. by Warner Bros.) is an engaging and tear-jerking movie about life, romance and choices, based on Gayle Forman’s best-selling novel. It is also about the delicate balance between life and death and “how life is one thing and then in an instant, it becomes something else.” If […]

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