Don Jon, Review

Jon (Joseph Gordon-Levitt),a 20 something bartender, opens the movie by listing those things that he values most, his car, his family, his church, and the unending stream of women he picks up in bars. He seems so successful at these conquests that the His two friends, that routinely accompany him, nick-named him “Don Jon.” Despite his ability to reliably attract “10s” into his bed each weekend; it is his obsession to watching porn that he tells us is his real climax.

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Don Jon.

Man of Steel

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Superman is America. He stands as a symbol of hope and patriotism, and, if director Zack Snyder is to be believed (which I do), the Superman S is the second most recognizable symbol in the world, just after the Christian cross. As if that wasn’t enough, Superman has too many powers. By the time Richard Donner, the director of the original Superman films, was done with him, Superman was out right invincible, prompting Bryan Singer (the director of the 2006 mockery, Superman Returns) to force a situation where Lex Luthor (Kevin Spacey in that movie) tried to build an entire continent out of Kryptonite.

In short, reinventing the Man of Steel is no easy feat. Somehow though, Snyder and writers David S. Goyer and Christopher Nolan (of the stunning Dark Knight trilogy) have managed to do just that.

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A Place Beyond the Pines

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Director: Derek Cianfrance
Writers: Derek Cianfrance, Ben Coccio,

Ryan Gosling … Luke
Eva Mendes … Romina
Anthony Pizza … Baby Jason (as Anthony Angelo Pizza, Jr.)
Craig Van Hook … Jack
Mahershala Ali … Kofi

 

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Evil Dead 2

Evil-dead 13Director: Fede Alvarez
Writers: Fede Alvarez (screenplay), Rodo Sayagues (screenplay),

Jane Levy … Mia
Shiloh Fernandez … David
Lou Taylor Pucci … Eric
Jessica Lucas … Olivia
Elizabeth Blackmore … NatalieEvil Dead

Roger Ebert, the world’s most famous film critic, has died.

Roger Ebert, a man who without doubt was the world’s most famous film critic, has died at age 70. He had been battling thyroid cancer since 2002,and as the cancer spread requiring surgeries that left him unable to speak.

Sick as he was he continued to fight on and continue to write reviews and be a force in the world of film. As the sickness progressed he was forced to issue the following statement.

Ebert wrote that he would be taking a “leave of presence,” as he underwent radiation treatment, but it appears the cancer was too far gone already.

“It means I am not going away,” Ebert explained. “My intent is to continue to write selected reviews but to leave the rest to a talented team of writers handpicked and greatly admired by me. What’s more, I’ll be able at last to do what I’ve always fantasized about doing: reviewing only the movies I want to review.”

Ebert worked as the film critic for the Sun-Times for 46 years and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1975. But he will be best remembered along side his co-host Gene Siskel as they gave “Thumbs up or thumbs-down” to the latest films on their very popular TV show.

As a person who loves film, and enjoys adding my voice to the list of people taking time to review them; I have always had great respect for Ebert’s writing. His reviews are insightful, entertaining and he has the rare ability to write in a way that is of value to a wide range of readers. He was a great talent and a powerful voice in the world of film.

Lane J. Lubell

Warm Bodies

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Walking into the theater to see  “Warm Bodies” I realized there were a zillion ways it could have been crap, yet here I am giving it 4 stars. Wow. I can’t believe it, but “I kinda love this movie.” Read review

Teresa Palmer

 

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Django Unchained

Django Unchained.

The story is a tale of  Django (Foxx), a runaway slave, who receives an offer from a bounty hunter named Dr. King Schultz ( Waltz). If Django helps Schultz, in turn he will help him rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner played beautifully by Leonardo DiCaprio .

The Dark Knight Rises

As a whole, this is a great movie but it is not as good as The Dark Knight (2008). Want to find out why?

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Ted

Overall this film, which absolutely deserves its R-rating, is a fantastic film that can be enjoyed by most anyone, including…yes: Girls! This is not solely a guy movie. MacFarlane’s live action debut really was an excellent way to bust onto the Hollywood scene.

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The Giant Mechanical Man

Directed by Lee Kirk
Story by Lee Kirk & Jenna Fischer* (uncredited)
Screenplay by Lee Kirk

Cast: Jenna Fisher: Janice, Chris Messina: Tim Topher Grace: Doug Malin Akerman: Jill Rich Sommer: Brian
Lucy Punch: Pauline Sarab Kamoo: Sonia Bob Odenkirk: Mark

This is a fantastically quirky comedy. The movie, which was shot entirely in 19 days in Detroit MI for under a million dollars, was written by Lee Kirk after Jenna Fischer hired him to write a romantic comedy for her to star in. However, thanks to Fischer’s great decision to hire Kirk, for whom she would later marry, they ended up with a very high quality product, both in writing and as a film overall.

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