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20 Most Anticipated Films of 2014

Posted in Movies, Previews with tags , , , , , on January 8, 2014 by Sarah

Featuring some repeats from last year, since a bunch of good-looking stuff ended up getting pushed to 2014. You know what that means? We’re setting up for another great year in film.

Big Eyes

Tim Burton has driven away a lot of fans over the last few years with his increasingly idiotic and overblown adaptations starring Johnny Depp, but Big Eyes seems poised to be a return to form, more in line with the likes of Big Fish than Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The film revolves around Walter and Margaret Keane (Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams, respectively), a couple whose toxic divorce exposed an art world secret—Walter claimed his wife’s paintings as his own. For the record, these hellish abominations are what they were fighting over. Hopefully the movie ends with an exorcism because if you look at those painting too long they ope—AHH THEY’RE EATING ME!

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Winter Movie Preview: December 2013

Posted in Movies, Previews with tags , , , , , on December 12, 2013 by Sarah

A week late, but whatever. The first weekend in December was relatively slow anyway.

December 6

Inside Llewyn Davis

The Coen Brothers’ latest revisits their musical fixation, but this time in 1960’s Greenwich Village. The movie is supposedly funnier than the bummer of a trailer, and though it comes as highly pedigreed as any Oscar hopeful, it isn’t generating much heat amidst a very crowded field. Bonus: The soundtrack—produced by the same team that made O Brother Where Are Thou?—is incredible.

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Fall Movie Preview: November 2013

Posted in Movies, Previews with tags , , , , on October 31, 2013 by Sarah

Now denoting day-and-date video on demand releases! Because seeing good movies is easier than ever!

November 1

About Time

As a big fan of both Notting Hill and Love Actually, I’m really looking forward to Richard Curtis’ latest, a time travel rom-com-dram starring Rachel McAdams, Domhnall Gleeson (Harry Potter’s Bill Weasley), and Bill Nighy. Reviews have been mixed-to-good, but honestly, the romantic movie market is so starved for quality content that even a mediocre movie with charming leads (as this appears to be) is very welcome. It also offers nice counter-programming to the other wide releases (it goes wide on the eighth) this month, which are mostly of the blockbuster variety as we approach the holiday “little season” of tent poles.

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Fall Movie Preview: October 2013

Posted in Movies, Previews with tags , , , , , , on October 4, 2013 by Sarah

October 4

A.C.O.D.

I like Adam Scott (Parks & Rec, Party Down) a lot, and though he’s best known for being part of the ensemble (Step-Brothers) he is fully capable of carrying a project (see also: Party Down). But A.C.O.D. (“adult child of divorce”) isn’t that funny and it largely wastes the very real depth and sorrow he can bring to characters (see also: PARTY DOWN). I knew a guy who went through his parents’ divorce as an adult and it really did a number on him, so this can be rich emotional ground, but this comes off more as a shallow examination of a spoilt person than a look at how divorce can devastate even a grown-ass man.

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Fall Movie Preview: September 2013

Posted in Movies, Previews with tags , , , , on September 4, 2013 by Sarah

So long, summer blockbuster season. Hello, award season.

September 6

Riddick

Somehow Vin Diesel conned people into greenlighting another of these shitty Riddick movies.

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Summer Movie Preview: August 2013

Posted in Movies, Previews with tags , , , , , on August 1, 2013 by Sarah

Last month of summer movies, and we’re finishing with one of the best—Edgar Wright’s The World’s End—one of the few originals, Elysium, and one of the most promising sequels, Kick-Ass 2. There’s also a bunch of random Wednesday releases this month.

August 2

2 Guns

Alternate title: 2 Men Who Are Very Secure in Their Manhoods, No Seriously, We’re Not Compensating for Anything.

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Summer Movie Preview: July 2013

Posted in Movies, Previews with tags , , , , on July 3, 2013 by Sarah

I’m starting to get summer movie fatigue, and I live for this shit, so the average cinema-goer must be half-dead with it by now. And we’re only halfway through, guys. Half. Way.

July 3

Despicable Me 2

We now live in a world where it’s okay to use an Eminem song in a trailer for a kid’s movie.

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