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Unsimulated sex surprisingly unstimulating

Unsimulated sex surprisingly unstimulating
April 3, 2014 No Comments »

Nyphomaniac Director: Lars von Trier Starring: Charlotte Gainsborough, Stellan Skarsgård, Stacy Martin, Uma Thurman, Jamie Bell, Mia Goth, Willem Dafoe Controversial for using CGI to depict actors having graphic sex, Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac Part I & II unquestionably falls on the ... Read More »

Staying true to young adult franchises

Staying true to young adult franchises
March 28, 2014 No Comments »

Divergent Director: Neil Burger Starring: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet It’s ironic that a film focused on conveying the theme of finding one’s true identity has failed to find its own. The Hunger Games template has been copied to a T: ... Read More »

Activist asserts animal eating unethical

Activist asserts animal eating unethical
March 26, 2014 No Comments »

All sentient beings have the right to not be treated as property, according to Gary L. Francione, animal rights scholar and pioneer of the abolitionist theory of animal rights. The Western Ontario Vegan Society will host Francione at Conron Hall ... Read More »

The Coen Brothers don’t folk around

The Coen Brothers don’t folk around
March 17, 2014 No Comments »

Inside Llewyn Davis Director: Joel and Ethan Coen Starring: Oscar Isaacs, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Justin Timberlake One of the biggest snubs of the Oscar season this year, Inside Llewyn Davis, takes its audience inside the life of a down-on-his-luck folk singer ... Read More »

A slow spectacle of blood and breasts

A slow spectacle of blood and breasts
March 10, 2014 No Comments »

300: Rise of an Empire Director: Noam Murro Starring: Eva Green, Sullivan Stapleton, Lena Headey, Rodrigo Santoro “We are not soldiers, we are farmers and traders,” Themistocles repeatedly insists in the many speeches that fill the gap between slow-motion fight ... Read More »

A masterful final flight

A masterful final flight
March 6, 2014 No Comments »

The Wind Rises Director: Hayao Miyazaki Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, Stanley Tucci Critically acclaimed animation director Hayao Miyazaki’s latest film is The Wind Rises — a sort of autobiographical look at the life of aerospace designer and engineer Jiro Horikoshi. ... Read More »

Another Notebook knockoff

Another Notebook knockoff
February 26, 2014 No Comments »

Endless Love Directer: Shana Fest Starring: Alex Pettyfer, Gabriella Wilde, Patrick Johnson and Bruce Greenwood Released just in time for Valentine’s Day, Endless Love provides another film for those individuals looking to see a typical, Valentine’s Day love story starring a very handsome ... Read More »

Robocop missing a few parts

Robocop missing a few parts
February 26, 2014 No Comments »

RoboCop Director: Jose Padilha Starring: Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish RoboCop probes big ideas, but it’s so stubborn to be taken seriously on an intellectual level that it loses sight of the nuances that give ... Read More »

A cinematic sugar spoonful

A cinematic sugar spoonful
February 24, 2014 No Comments »

Saving Mr. Banks Director: John Lee Hancock Starring: Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson Two-time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson teams up with fellow duo-Academy Award winner, Tom Hanks, in this spirited tale of how a Disney classic came to life. When ... Read More »

Building a film brick by brick

Building a film brick by brick
February 13, 2014 No Comments »

The Lego Movie Director: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller Starring: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Liam Neeson, Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman, Will Arnett, Alison Brie From the same directors who brought Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs and 21 Jump Street to life comes The Lego Movie: ... Read More »

Monumental cast can’t rescue snooze fest

Monumental cast can’t rescue snooze fest
February 11, 2014 No Comments »

The Monuments Men Director: George Clooney Starring: Matt Damon, George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, John Goodman Acclaimed superstar director George Clooney has assembled an impressive cast, including Matt Damon, Bill Murray and Cate Blanchett. It tells the riveting real-life ... Read More »

A long walk through the African landscape

A long walk through the African landscape
February 11, 2014 No Comments »

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Director: Justin Chadwick Starring: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Tony Kgoroge, Riaad Moosa An uncompromising adjunct to the moral magnitude of one individual, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom tells the story of a country becoming a nation through ... Read More »