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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Unfriended’ Is Not Worth The Price Of Admission

Film: Unfriended
Starring: Heather Sossaman, Matthew Bohrer
Directed by: Levan Gabriadze

Serving as the first ‘all on-screen’ horror film to open in thousands of theaters nationwide, Unfriended boasts a relatively fresh gimmick and almost nothing else.

Remember that long period of silence at the beginning of Wall-E? Replace the colorful animation, comedy, and adorable robots with the computer screen of a high school-aged girl named Blaire who likes to watch videos online without making them full screen and you pretty much have the opening fifteen minutes of Unfriended.…

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘While We’re Young’ Is Baumbach At His Weakest

Film: While We’re Young
Starring: Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts
Directed by: Noah Baumbach

Noah Baumbach has spent the majority of his career exploring the idea of identity and what it means to different people at various stages in life. It’s a theme that runs throughout every single one of his works, but never has it been presented in such an oddly mischevious way than in his latest feature, While We’re Young.

Living on the wrong side of forty, a filmmaker (Ben Stiller) and his wife (Naomi Watts) have recently discovered they are growing increasingly bored by their continued existence. …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Cut Bank’ Finds Murder And Mystery In A Quiet Town

Film: Cut Bank
Starring: Liam Hemsworth, Billy Bob Thornton
Directed by: Matt Shakman

Set against the backdrop of a quiet community too small to make national headlines, Cut Bank tells a story of murder and hope through the eyes of a desperate young man.

Liam Hemsworth is Dwayne McLaren, a twenty-something who has spent the better part of the last half decade wanting nothing more than to move out of Cut Bank, the small town he calls home. One day Dwayne’s life is forever changed when he and his girlfriend, Cassandra, witness the first murder in the community’s history, which …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Superfast!’ Is The Worst Film Of 2015

Film: Superfast!
Starring: Alex Ashbaugh, Dale Pavinski
Directed by: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer

In a not-so-shocking turn of events, the team behind Meet The Spartans and Vampires Suck have delivered yet another box office bomb with their latest work, Superfast!.

Billed as a parody of the Fast And Furious franchise, Superfast! stars a cast of unknown actors and actresses who sometimes look like people you might remember from the Fast And Furious movies, only this crew is far less toned. They have little to no acting ability, nor does the script give them anything to do other than phone …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Danny Collins’ Is Al Pacino At His Very Best

Film: Danny Collins
Starring: Al Pacino, Annette Benning
Directed by: Dan Fogelman

Set in suburban New Jersey and littered with enough product placement to please Michael Bay, Danny Collins finds love, laughter, and redemption with a runtime under two hours.

Al Pacino was born to play Danny Collins. A one-time rockstar, Collins has spent the better part of the last four decades living a lie. He’s famous, but not because of material he wrote, and every single day for as long as he can remember that fact has eaten away at his soul, all while Collins did his best to …

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Elliott Smith Documentary ‘Heaven Adores You’ Screening Dates Revealed

Last year, we reported that a new Elliott Smith documentary was on its way to reaching the public’s eye. The film, titled Heaven Adores Youis directed by Nickolas Rossi. For the first time, it features unheard tracks, interviews with Smith’s friends and collaborators, and more previously guarded. Today, Rossi’s team announced the film’s theatrical release. Starting on May 7, Eagle Rock Entertainment and SpectiCast will bring the film to various theaters.

The list of screenings includes New York City, Chicago, Seattle, Austin, and more. Oddly enough, certain cities (like Boston) aren’t included whereas recluse locations (like Honolulu) …

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SXSW MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Hangman’ Is An Effectively Creepy Twist On Found Footage

Film: Hangman
Starring: Jeremy Sisto, Kate Ashfield
Directed by: Adam Mason

Following a family vacation to parts unknown, The Miller family returns home to find someone has burglarized their house. Nothing seems to be missing, but even after they clean up the family cannot help feeling like something is not quite right.

What audiences know that The Millers do not is that the person who invaded their home is still living within its walls. He’s also set up hidden cameras in essentially every room so he can spy on the family while they’re home and take advantage of their amenities …

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SXSW MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Turbo Kid’ Offers Silly, Gore-Filled Goodness

Film: Turbo Kid
Starring: Munro Chambers
Directed by: François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell

Combining elements of Mad Max, direct-to-VHS science fiction sequels, and enough tongue-in-cheek humor to keep everyone snickering throughout, Turbo Kid is an original adventure you won’t soon forget.

The year is 1997, and as you undoubtedly remember the world has been destroyed from years of war and pollution. Those who remain are scattered across what is now known as the wasteland, and they largely depend on bicycles for transportation. Resources are scarce, as are friendly faces, and everyone seems to be looking out solely for …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Cobbler’ Will Soon Be Forgotten

Film: The Cobbler
Starring: Adam Sandler
Director: Thomas McCarthy

While watching The Cobbler I encountered a problem that I have rarely, if ever, found in a film before. Instead of starting strong and later letting me down, the film’s biggest fault occurred in the opening moments and lasted almost the entirety of the first act. It was such a colossal misstep that anyone choosing to skip the remainder of the film would be understood, though they would also be missing out.…

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘It Follows’ Is A Modern American Horror Masterpiece

Film: It Follows
Starring: Bailey Spry
Directed by: David Robert Mitchell

David Robert Mitchell’s It Follows will eventually be known as the first instant classic of 2015.  A distant departure from his previous work, this original horror story plays like the ad for safe sex you never knew you needed, and it supplies plenty of deeply chilling scares along the way.

We open on a seemingly average suburban Detroit neighborhood. A girl, unnamed, emerges from her home in a panic. She doesn’t speak as much as scream, and it’s clear from her body language that she believes someone or some …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Cinderella’ Finds Magic In Live-Action Adaptation

Film: Cinderella
Starring: Lily James, Cate Blanchett
Directed by: Kenneth Branagh

It’s hard to imagine anyone making it beyond their third or fourth year of life without being told or made to watch the story of Cinderella. In a world filled with children’s stories, films, and TV shows vying for the increasingly hard to hold attention of young people, the tale of one girl, her prince, and a fairy godmother has continuously won over audiences worldwide. The reason for that is one that alludes me to this day, but having seen Disney’s latest adaptation of this classic tale I …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Chappie’ Is Another Blomkamp Original

Film: Chappie
Starring: Die Antwoord, Dev Petal
Direct by: Neil Blomkamp

Though it falls ever-so-short of the heights reached by District 9, Neil Blomkamp’s latest science fiction epic is a wholly entertaining experience unlike anything you have ever seen before.

Opening in a world where artificial intelligence is far more advanced than it is today, Chappie wastes no time introducing audiences to a world not too unlike their own. Instead of taking a giant leap in time, we’ve only moved forward a small number of years, and in that time a man from South Africa has perfected robots who …