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REVIEW: The Danish Girl Entirely Her Violet Self, Lili / Einar Proves That Married People Are Easily Shocked

Posted by James Brown on Tuesday, December 22, 2015, In : 0.09% Cocktails 
The Danish Girl

Directed By: Tom Hooper

Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ben Whishaw, Sebastian Koch, and Amber Heard

On paper, The Danish Girl has a winning formula.  We've got the filmmaker behind The King's Speech and Les Misérables directing Oscar winner and future Harry Potter torchbearer Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) and current Hollywood "it girl" Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina, Testament of Youth, The Man ...

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REVIEW: Magic Mike XXL – White Chocolate Takes The Boys To The Stripper Convention

Posted by SoberFilmChick on Monday, July 6, 2015, In : 0.06% Beer or Wine 
Magic Mike XXL

Directed by:  Gregory Jacobs

Starring: Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, Jada Pinkett Smith, Matt Bomer, Adam Rodriguez, Kevin Nash, Amber Heard, Stephen Boss

A few years ago, I reviewed Magic Mike.  It is difficult to capture the experience of seeing that film on opening weekend—the lines of women, the excited whispers, the cheers and the jeers.  It is an event.  I knew that I had to take my Magic Mike XXL experience up a notch.  So I went to see the sequel with f...

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REVIEW: With The Wolf & The Albino on His Hit List, Cancer-Stricken Ethan Has 3 Days to Kill With Zoey as a Father Who Clearly Doesn't Know Best

Posted by James Brown on Saturday, February 22, 2014, In : 0.09% Cocktails 
3 Days to Kill

Directed By: McG

Starring: Kevin Costner, Amber Heard, Hailee Steinfeld, Connie Nielsen, Richard Sammel, and Eriq Ebouaney

McG isn't exactly a director who gets me excited for a movie.  Sure, he's had a decent movie or two in his time.  A great example is 2012's This Means War.  At the same time, he's had many more missteps with films like Charlie's Angels and Terminator Salvation.  His problem is that he tends to make undercooked films flush with gaping plot holes and underwhelmi...
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REVIEW: Machete Kills – Machete Don’t Tweet, But He Slaughters Everything Else, Including Any Entertainment Value in This Grindhouse Movie Gone Wrong

Posted by SoberFilmChick on Sunday, October 13, 2013, In : 0.12% Hard Liquor 
Machete Kills

Directed By:  Robert Rodriguez

Starring: Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Lady Gaga, Antonio Banderas, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Walton Goggins, William Sadler, Demián Bichir, Mel Gibson, and Jessica Alba

Machete Kills is the sequel to the 2010 cult hit Machete.  Unfortunately, Machete Kills fails to deliver the fast-paced, brutal fun of the original film.  In fact, Machete Kills is so bad, that patrons actually walked out of my theater in the middle of the fi...

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REVIEW: Cool Technology Like 3DPS and the Accura Phone Can't Make Up for a Lack of Thrills in Corporate Thriller Paranoia

Posted by James Brown on Saturday, August 17, 2013, In : 0.12% Hard Liquor 

Directed By: Robert Luketic

Starring: Liam Hemsworth, Gary Oldman, Amber Heard, Harrison Ford, Lucas Till, Embeth Davidtz, Julian McMahon, Josh Holloway, and Richard Dreyfuss

Corporate life is something that sounds cool on paper but is insanely difficult to make interesting on the big screen.  Sure, rivalries in the workplace exist.  People often face complex real-world challenges, and there are those who cheat to get ahead.  Nonetheless, the vast majority of any white collar worker's ...

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REVIEW: The Rum Diary Proudly Stumbles Into Theaters in a Drunken Stupor

Posted by James Brown on Sunday, October 30, 2011, In : 0.06% Beer or Wine 
The Rum Diary

Directed By: Bruce Robinson

Starring: Johnny Depp, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Rispoli, Amber Heard, Richard Jenkins, and Giovanni Ribisi

What's so special about the Sixties?  Sure, they had MLK, JFK, and hippies, but studios have fallen for this decade a bit too hard lately.  After the success of AMC's Mad Men, shows like Pan Am and the short-lived The Playboy Club started popping up everywhere.  The small screen wasn't good enough however.  We also had films like Hairspray, Get Smart,...
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