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First Look: Jason Clarke in Everest

Did anyone see that movie with Ethan Hawke called ALIVE? Any time a film about hiking comes up, my mind immediately goes to this. Then I think of cannibalism, and then I’m creeped out. Good thing is that I’m pretty sure I can watch EVEREST without worrying about any decisions surrounding devouring the flesh of others. However, it is the rather sad true story about an expedition...

Review: The Book Thief

PLOT: In Germany during the Second World War, young Liesel (Sophie Nélisse), the daughter of a communist who’s on the run from the Nazis, is sent to live with a middle-aged couple- Hans ( Geoffrey Rush ) and Rosa ( Emily Watson ) Hubermann- in their small town. There, the illiterate Liesel is taught to read by the kindly Hans, and she develops a passion for books, which is indulged...

The Book Thief starring Geoffrey Rush gets an Oscar-ready emotional trailer

Chances are if you make a movie set during World War II that you are either aiming or hoping for an Oscar nomination. Of all the settings for films, WWII seems to be the ideal landscape for telling a heart-wrenching tale of human perseverance, and with good reason. The Holocaust is one of the most hideous and well-known atrocities in history and has affected the families of millions...

Review: Anna Karenina

PLOT: A nineteenth-century Russian socialite, Anna Karenina (Keira Knightley), becomes a pariah when she leaves her husband- Alexei (Jude Law) for a dashing young soldier- Count Vronsky (Aaron Johnson). REVIEW: When I heard Joe Wright was directing this, the upteenth adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's ANNA KARENINA, I initially wasn't all that excited. The story has been done...

Poster double feature: character pieces for Anna Karenina and a motion poster for Silent Hill: Revelation 3D

Here the taglines for the two sets of promotional material at hand: "There are as many loves as there are hearts," and "Prepare for a 3D ride through hell."   Which one will be getting your wallet? Why am I typing this with the inflection from the Capital One credit card ads? Because it sounds weird in my head if I don't, that's why. ANNA KARENINA arrives in limited release on...

The UnPopular Opinion: Equilibrium

THE UNPOPULAR OPINION is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATHED. We're hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Enjoy! **** SOME SPOILERS ENSUE**** Back in the old days, I was going to be a...

Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower (TIFF 2012)

PLOT: Charlie (Logan Lerman)- a shy young man, is nervous upon entering high school. He's railing from his best friend's suicide the year before, and feels invisible to his classmates. He soon makes friends with Patrick (Ezra Miller) and his step-sister Sam (Emma Watson)- seniors who identify themselves as “wallflowers” and invite Charlie to join their group of friends....
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