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‘Anchorman 2′ does Ron Burgundy justice

‘Anchorman 2′ does Ron Burgundy justice

Comedy sequels rarely live up to the original movie, especially if the first one became a cult favorite. The typical formula is to just repeat the exact same plot with a few subtle changes here and there. Thankfully, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues manages to avoid sullying the good name of our beloved Ron Burgundy. The sequel sees Ron (Will Ferrell) happily married to Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) and raising a young son. Ron and Veronica … Read entire article »

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For Your Consideration: Mud

For Your Consideration: Mud

Most would call this a coming of age drama, but Mud is much more than that! Matthew McConaughey stars as Mud, a fugitive who is hiding out on a small island in the Mississippi river. Mud is hopelessly in love with Juniper, played by Reese Witherspoon, and bounty hunters have made it impossible for the two to be together. In a very Stand by Me sort of way, two young boys, Ellis (Tye Sheridan) and Neckbone (Jacob … Read entire article »

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For Your Consideration: In a World…

For Your Consideration: In a World…

Written, directed and staring Lake Bell, In a World… is a comedy about a struggling vocal coach named Carol who aspires to make it big in the cutthroat world of movie-trailer voiceovers. Carol has got the talent and the desire, but is there any room for her at the top? Her biggest competition is her arrogant father Sam, played by Fred Melamed and the playboy rock star of voice-overs, Gustav, played by Ken Marino. Marino nails … Read entire article »

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For Your Consideration: ’42: The Jackie Robinson Story’

For Your Consideration: ’42: The Jackie Robinson Story’

You won’t need to be a big fan of baseball to appreciate this film. 42 is about so much more than baseball. This biographical sports film about baseball legend Jackie Robinson will take you back to mid-forties America, when racism and segregation were commonplace. The film does use a lot of dramatic license, but if you know any American history, you understand why the director (Brian Helgeland) uses them to drive home the unfair treatment … Read entire article »

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For Your Consideration: Spring Breakers

For Your Consideration: Spring Breakers

This film is listed as a comedy and drama, but the only comedy to Spring Breakers is how bad it is. The premise: a bunch of barely legal girls (Venessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, and Rachel Korine) desperately want to go on spring break, but they can’t afford it, so they rob a restaurant with toy guns and get away clean . Cut to spring break montage. One good time leads to another and—oops!—the girls … Read entire article »

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For Your Consideration: The Spectacular Now

For Your Consideration: The Spectacular Now

If your best years were in high school, then you might want to re-think your life. The Spectacular Now is a coming of age romance, with a little more meat to it than just “boy meets girl…blah, blah, blah”. The two main characters, Sutter Keely, (Miles Teller) and Aimee Finecky, (Shailene Woodley) are complicated in their own way, yet different enough to keep the dynamic interesting. We meet Sutter at a time in his life when … Read entire article »

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For Your Consideration: Enough Said

For Your Consideration: Enough Said

Enough Said is a romantic comedy that centers on some very normal, everyday, middle-aged people coping with things like divorce and the fast approaching empty-nest syndrome.  Julia Louis-Dreyfus stars as Eva, a massage therapist who has adjusted to being divorced, but a bit uneasy about her only daughter going off to college. The late James Gandolfini is Albert, who hasn’t adjusted so well to his divorce. … Read entire article »

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For Your Consideration: Dallas Buyers Club

For Your Consideration: Dallas Buyers Club

Matthew McConaughey stars as Ron Woodroof in this biographical drama set in the mid 80’s. Ron is a rodeo bull riding, hellraising, hustler, who thrives in a high-risk world. He takes his chances in with the bulls, the girls, the drugs, and the gambling, and manages to stay ahead of the consequences, until he goes to the hospital for a work injury, only to find out he is HIV positive and given just 30 days … Read entire article »

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For Your Consideration mini reviews: The Act of Killing

For Your Consideration mini reviews: The Act of Killing

The Act of Killing is as bizarre as it is gripping. This documentary, directed by Joshua Oppenheimer, takes a very unconventional approach at getting the truth behind the mass killings made by Indonesian gangsters against those who were believed to be communists living in Indonesia. … Read entire article »

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Hiddleston dominates ‘Thor: The Dark World’

Hiddleston dominates ‘Thor: The Dark World’

Believe it or not, Chris Hemsworth’s outrageously chiseled bod wasn’t my favorite part of Thor: The Dark World. While our titular hero was gorgeous and entertaining, this second entry in the stand-alone Thor movies (those of the non-Avengers variety) was dominated by none other than Tom Hiddleston as Thor’s charmingly villainous brother, Loki. … Read entire article »

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