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20 Most Anticipated Films of 2015

Posted in Movies, Previews with tags , , , , , , on January 12, 2015 by Sarah

In which I attempt to employ better formatting than in previous installments of this feature.

American Ultra

I really enjoy Adventureland, so I’m excited to see Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart re-team, this time in a comedy about a stoner (Eisenberg) who becomes the target of a government operation that forces him on the lam with his girlfriend (Stewart). Written by Max Landis (Chronicle and Victor Frankenstein, also on this list), and co-starring Connie Britton, Walton Goggins, and Tony Hale, I’m hoping this is the comedy hit 30 Minutes or Less didn’t quite manage to be.

Avengers: Age of Ultron


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Winter Movie Preview: January 2015

Posted in Movies, Previews with tags , , , on January 6, 2015 by Sarah

January 2

A Most Violent Year

From writer/director JC Chandor, who’s on a roll with Margin Call and All is Lost. The way Jessica Chastain says, “This was very disrespectful,” makes my life.


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Winter Movie Preview: December 2014

Posted in Movies, Previews with tags , , , on December 5, 2014 by Sarah

December 5

Life Partners

Co-dependent friendship threatened by a dude. I mean…really?


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Fall Movie Preview: November 2014

Posted in Movies, Previews with tags , , , , on November 6, 2014 by Sarah

November 7

Big Hero 6

Disney Animation dipped into Marvel’s well for an obscure comic book title that they’ve turned into this animated insta-classic about a boy, Hiro, and his robot companion, Baymax. Early reviews have been strong and advanced buzz is so good this might actually upset Interstellar at the box office.

The real story, though, is that Big Hero 6 was made without much participation from Marvel Studios—allegedly the top creatives didn’t want Disney producing anything outside the MCU—which has led to some ill will between Marvel and its parent company.

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Fall Movie Preview: October 2014

Posted in Movies, Previews with tags , , , , on October 2, 2014 by Sarah

Between the Chicago International Film Festival (10/9 – 10/23) and an increasingly busy commercial release slate, I’m going to see something like 31 movies in 31 days. How many do you think I can get reviewed? Over/under 15?

October 3



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Fall Movie Preview: September 2014

Posted in Movies, Previews with tags , , , , on September 4, 2014 by Sarah

Summer movie season is over, let award season begin.

September 5

The Identical

There’s no way that guy’s real name is Blake Rayne. Just none.

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Summer Movie Preview: August 2014

Posted in Movies, Previews with tags , , , , on July 31, 2014 by Sarah

August 1


Irish writer/director John Michael McDonagh follows up his stellar feature-film debut, The Guard, with Calvary, the story of a priest (Brendan Gleeson) who must deal with the assholes in his parish after one of them threatens him during confession. Because The Guard was ostensibly a comedy and because Calvary co-stars Chris O’Dowd, a lot of people assumed this would be a comedy, but it’s actually a pretty dark, thoughtful exploration of Irish history and the awful ways people treat each other. I’ve been super into Irish cinema the last few years—they’re cranking out some genuinely good films and it’s worth your while to check them out.


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