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Hot movie:Creed

Hot movie:Creed

November 3, 2015

Creed is an upcoming American sports drama film written and directed by Ryan Coogler, co-written by Aaron Covington and produced by Sylvester Stallone. The film stars Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Johnson Creed – Apollo’s son – and Stallone reprising the role of Rocky Balboa. It also features Tessa Thompson, Tony Bellew and Graham McTavish. […]

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Film Review: ‘Born to Dance’

October 6, 2015

Courtesy of Toronto Film Festival Proof that Maori dancers can bust a move with the best of them, “Born to Dance” serves as an astonishing Kiwi choreography showcase, the biggest and by far more impressive of its kind to originate Down Under, as local star Tammy Davis — known in New Zealand as Munter of hit […]

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Film Review: ‘7 Letters’

September 30, 2015

You can’t be homesick unless you’re away from home. An anthology of shorts made by seven internationally known Singaporean helmers in response to the Lion City’s Golden Jubilee, “7 Letters” explores national identity and the concept of home, often from the vantage point of an outsider. Far from being flag-waving government mouthpieces, Eric Khoo, Jack Neo, […]

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Southbound directors talk about their TIFF-screening horror film — exclusive image

September 16, 2015

The new horror movie Southbound shares with 2012’s V/H/S both the anthology format and a number of directors: David Bruckner (The Signal) and the filmmaking collective Radio Silence. But Southbound abandons the earlier film’s found footage format while also linking its tales of terror together thanks to a clutch of characters who appear in more than one story. […]

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Film Review: ‘We Are Your Friends’

August 25, 2015

Courtesy of Warner Bros. At long last, fans of Electronic Dance Music have a movie to call their own — a moving and authentic portrait of the artist as a young DJ, struggling to find himself in that tricky gray zone where personal and professional desires converge. But enough about Mia Hansen-Love’s “Eden.” For viewers who prefer […]

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Film Review: ‘Prince’

August 17, 2015

Courtesy of FilmBuff An uneven but engaging new talent arrives on the scene with “Prince,” Sam de Jong’s brightly stylized writing-directing debut about a Moroccan-Dutch teenager trying to find his way in a world that doesn’t yet extend far beyond his Amsterdam housing project. Life is bleak but also sweet in this red-bricked enclave, where […]

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Film Review: ‘Air’

August 14, 2015

The future is short of breath in “Air,” a sci-fi chamber piece with Norman Reedus and Djimon Hounsou as two grunts charged with maintaining an underground government bunker after chemical warfare has rendered the Earth’s surface uninhabitable. This irst feature for videogame designer/writer Christian Cantamessa has an intriguing premise and two capable stars, none of which […]

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Shaun the Sheep—The AllMovie Review

August 6, 2015

★ ★ ★ ★ Shaun is a sheep who resides, along with the rest of his flock, on a tract of country land run by The Farmer. It’s strictly a wool enterprise — not mutton — and Shaun should thank his lucky stars for that, but the grind is still getting to him: Wake up […]

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Film Review: ‘Fantastic Four’

August 4, 2015

Courtesy of 20th Century Fox Joining Spider-Man in the annals of dizzyingly rapid reboots, Fox’s second stab at “Fantastic Four” comes just eight years after the first try and its sequel, which didn’t set the bar inordinately high. Yet if this latest version, with a significantly younger cast (one’s tempted to call it “Fantastic Four […]

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Film Review: ‘Stung’

July 15, 2015

Courtesy of IFC Midnight A none-too-serious creature feature, “Stung” finds attendees at a garden party under siege by mutant wasps that keep getting bigger — from as-found-in-nature to small-aircraft-sized — as the hectic action proceeds. This first feature for Benni Diez and scenarist Adam Aresty is an English-language German production aimed squarely at genre fans, who […]

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‘Inside Out’

June 14, 2015

On paper, “Inside Out” sounded like another lunatic gamble: an adventure that takes place entirely within the head of an 11-year-old girl, featuring her Emotions as characters — although if anyone could pull off a logline like that, it would be the team that made us care about rats who cook, toys that bond, and robots […]

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Jurassic World—The AllMovie Review

June 12, 2015

★ ★ ★ ★ ½ Brothers Zach (Nick Robinson) and Gray (Ty Simpkins) are too young to remember the opening of the first, doomed Jurassic Park. Maybe that’s why they’re not terribly concerned when, one winter vacation, their parents shuttle them off to a visit with their Aunt Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard). She’s the operations […]

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