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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'La Femme Nikita'

January 30th, 2015 12:20pm EST
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'La Femme Nikita'
With the uneven toned woman empowerment flick "Everly" out now and Luc Besson’s latest "Lucy" a total disaster, it felt time to go back to badass babe basics for some lethal lady action worth the cinematic time – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s lean, mean and totally should be seen action yarn is an early Besson creation that explores the ups and downs of becoming a perfect assassin. Layered characters, slick sequences, stellar style and an inspired and lingering lead female performance as tasty as they come – let’s get reacquainted with…"La Femme Nikita."

Teenage youth ...
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Movie Reviews: 'Everly' / 'Amira & Sam'

January 29th, 2015 12:20pm EST
Movie Reviews: 'Everly' / 'Amira & Sam'
Action and romance don’t always go hand in hand, but for the review purposes this week they do! We’re checking out two new films that could not be more different if they tried – one an action yarn and the other a sweet love story. Check below for reviews of the gun-toting "Everly" and dramatic "Amira & Sam" below!

Title: "Everly"

Stars: 2 1/2

Genre: Action / Drama

Cast: Salma Hayek, Jennifer Blanc, Togo Igawa

Director: Joe Lynch

Rating: R

Running Time: 92 Minutes

Release Company: RADiUS-TWC

Website: www.radiustwc.com/

"Everly" has a lot going for it – a hot lead in the for...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Game'

January 23rd, 2015 12:20pm EST
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Game'
With the success of David Fincher’s film "Gone Girl" (due in no small part to Rosamund Pike’s performance of course!) it seemed fitting to revisit some of the lessor known earlier work of the visually gifted auteur – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today we’re going old school Fincher back in the day when his sinister style and visual flair was front and center. Matched with a captivating story, terrific twists and one killer cast, this was a film I consider to be Fincher’s finest. Not to worry "Fight Club" fans, it’s only…"The Game."

Wealthy investment banker Nicholas Van Orto...
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Review: 'Killers' Captivates - And Then Some

January 22nd, 2015 1:10pm EST
Review: 'Killers' Captivates - And Then Some
In the world of cinema serial killers have frankly been done to death. Good (see Vincent D’Onofrio in "The Cell!"), bad (Sean Bean sucked ass in "The Hitcher" remake!) and ugly (Robert Englund in "A Nightmare on Elm Street" is the scarred face of the genre!), it’s hard to believe there’s anything left of note to say about such a dark subject that has been done to death. But the stylistic, clever and altogether riveting new five-star film "Killers" from the famed Mo Brothers manages through its story examination of good vs. evil to bring something completely compelling to a familiar subjec...
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Movie Reviews: 'Mommy' / 'Dark Summer'

January 22nd, 2015 11:20am EST
Movie Reviews: 'Mommy' / 'Dark Summer'
It’s January and the flicks just keep on coming! We’re watching everything and anything, so below are a peek at two flicks opening this week that cover everything from dysfunctional family dynamics to stalker obsessed poltergeists. See the reviews of both "Mommy" and "Dark Summer" below.

Title: "Mommy"

Stars: 2

Genre: Drama

Cast: Anne Dorval, Antoine Olivier Pilon, Suzanne Clement

Director: Xavier Dolan

Rating: R

Running Time: 139 Minutes

Release Company: Roadside Attractions

Website: www.mommythemovie.com

As a deeply depressing drama, "Mommy" is gonna be a tough ride for ...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Running On Empty'

January 16th, 2015 12:20pm EST
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Running On Empty'
With the Oscars being announced this week it felt right to check out a flick that all but screams Academy Award worthy on all accounts from way back in 1988 – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s heartbreaking drama is one that melts even my hardened heart – it’s that good. From a cast all giving the best work of their very amazing careers to a director at the peak of his helming prowess, this is one that truly celebrates all that’s great about memorable movies. Nothing is more effective than a film about family – it’s…"Running On Empty."

Sixties radicals Arthur and Annie Po...
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Movie Reviews: 'Little Accidents' / 'Winter Sleep'

January 16th, 2015 11:30am EST
Movie Reviews: 'Little Accidents' / 'Winter Sleep'
The movies are coming fast and furious this January. So we’re checking out two new flicks coming to a theater near you – both dramas. First up is the Elizabeth Banks starring flick "Little Accidents" followed by the Palme d’Or winner "Winter Sleep." We either dig or despise the drama below!

Title: "Little Accidents"

Stars: 2 1/2

Genre: Drama

Cast: Elizabeth Banks, Boyd Holbrook, Jacob Lofland

Director: Sara Colangelo

Rating: Not Rated

Running Time: 105 Minutes

Release Company: Amplify

Website: www.littleaccidentsfilm.com

"Little Accidents" has all the right elements to make...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Hidden'

January 9th, 2015 12:20pm EST
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Hidden'
With the possibly good, possibly bad arrival of a third helping of Liam Neeson and his
"Taken" adventures out this weekend, it felt like time for an action packed cinematic suggestion and I’ve got a good on for you – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today we’re checking out a seminal flick in action, as well as sci-fi, horror, and even some suspense moments to boot. It features all the customary action trimmings - a sensational cast, great music and surprises galore – all with a distinctive sense of style. Watch out for…"The Hidden!"

Two men from different aspects of the law fi...
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Reviews: '[Rec] 4: Apocalypse' / 'Predestination'

January 7th, 2015 12:15pm EST
Reviews: '[Rec] 4: Apocalypse' / 'Predestination'
We’re getting the new year going with a few smaller releases reviewed and examined for your convenience. Up this week a journey back to familiar zombie territory and a bold new sci-fi flick that takes on some controversial themes. See the encapsulated reviews for "[Rec] 4: Apocalypse" and "Predestination" below!

Title: "[Rec] 4: Apocalypse"

Stars: 2

Genre: Horror

Cast: Manuela Velasco, Paco Manzandeo, Hector Colome

Director: Jaume Balaguero

Rating: R

Running Time: 96 Minutes

Release Company: Magnet Releasing

Website: www.magpictures.com

Personally I dug all three of the form...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'I Declare War'

January 2nd, 2015 12:20pm EST
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'I Declare War'
Since 2014 has officially come to an end it felt fitting to go back to 2013 and give some past work props for those who are unaware…welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s 5-star outing is a rehash review of the number one selection from my Top Ten films for 2013 and with good reason. It’s a tasty little treat that loving mixes genres and succeeds. With stellar comedy, action, drama and a pinch of pint-sized revenge, the flick in question is a bold and brilliant blend of "Goonies" and "Platoon" for the kid in us all. Raise the flag as…"I Declare War!"

A group of 12-year-olds...
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