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  • Side Effects Review

    Oct 25, 16 • MoviesNo Comments
    Side Effects Review

    CAUTION: Viewing Side Effects may lead to increased desire to watch Rooney Mara act in anything, feelings of anxiety that you won't go bald as suavely as Jude Law, and intense depression that Steven Soderbergh is retiring from direction. In addition, there may be aggressive reactions to how sharp the story is, unusual thoughts brought on by some of the unexpected moments, and in extreme cases, a new found respect for Channing Tatum...

  • Ranking The 2014 Best Picture Nominees

    Mar 2, 14 • Featured, MoviesNo Comments
    Ranking The 2014 Best Picture Nominees

    Having finally caught up on the last few Best Picture nominees from this past year, I've finally been able to set my mind straight and determine my personal ranking for these films. When that was done, I figured I ought to share it with the world. Keep in mind, this is not the order I think voting will actually go, just my personal ranking of this year's 9 from worst to best. ...

  • 2014 Oscars Predictions

    Mar 2, 14 • MoviesNo Comments
    2014 Oscars Predictions

    Best Score: Her Best Foreign Language Film: The Hunt Best Documentary: The Act Of Killing Costume Design: The Great Gatsby (Catherine Martin) Cinematography: Prisoners (Roger Deakins) Adapted Screenplay: Philomena (Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope) Original Screenplay: Her (Spike Jonze) Animated Feature: The Wind Rises Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o Best Supporting Actor: Michael Fassbender Best ...

  • Star Wars: Episode VII Open Casting Calls

    Nov 17, 13 • MoviesNo Comments
    Star Wars: Episode VII Open Casting Calls

    Last week I stopped by the Star Wars: Episode VII casting calls in Chicago to check out the scene. I was amazed by how many people I saw, and luckily I had my recorder in hand, so I whipped up a piece for We Got This Covered on the auditions. I gave many of the ...

  • Thor: The Dark World Review

    Nov 9, 13 • Featured, Movies1 Comment
    Thor: The Dark World Review

    Thor is easily my favorite film of Marvel's Phase 1. While I enjoyed them all, and Iron Man is a close second, the combination of Chris Hemsworth's performance as Thor, Natalie Portman playing Jane Foster, and Kenneth Branagh's direction, made for a pretty awesome superhero movie, and I was smitten from my first viewing. Because of that, I had pretty high hopes going into Thor: The Dark World, which I'll admit, is probably part of the reason why I feel underwhelmed by the film. ...