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Get set for fun! Bruce Willis is the face of the modern action genre with movies like “Die Hard,” “Pulp Fiction,” and “Looper” under his belt. His new movie “Precious Cargo” is set to become one of the best action movies of the latter half of his career. He stars as Eddie, a crime boss who is excited to get his hands on the loot from yet-another successful heist. “Precious Cargo” is written and directed by Max Adams, based on his own short film of the same name from 2008. It follows a a man named Jack looking to re-connect with his ex-girlfriend Karen when she comes to town. She’s  [ Read More ]

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Hail, Caesar! Movie Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On February - 3 - 2016 0 Comment
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Movie: Hail, Caesar! Directors: Joel and Ethan Coen Starring: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill and Frances McDormand Passionately and dedicatingly showcasing the injustices of society through the perspective of someone with a troubled and difficult life in films can be a captivating and alluring experience for both the filmmakers and the audience. Academy Award-winning writers-directors Joel and Ethan Coen have rightfully garnered acclaim and box office success throughout their careers for their insightful explorations into the struggles people regularly face, often as the result of societal injustices. Unfortunately, the filmmaking brothers ultimately failed to recapture their past glory in their upcoming  [ Read More ]

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Dirty Grandpa Movie Review

Posted by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi On January - 22 - 2016 0 Comment
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Title: Dirty Grandpa Director: Dan Mazer Starring: Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Zoey Deutch, Aubrey Plaza. Lee Strasberg – De Niro’s teacher and mentor – might be turning in his grave by cause of the poor career choices his pupil has taken in the past decades. However De Niro seems to be having the time of his life, ever since he embraced buffoonery. In Dan Mazer’s ‘Dirty Grandpa’ Bob De Niro teams up with Zac Efron on the most rip-roaring and kooky grandfather-grandson adventure you can imagine. Jason Kelly (Zac Efron) is an uptight young lawyer who is one week away from marrying his boss’s controlling daughter. But grandfather Dick  [ Read More ]

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Get ready boxing fans! Oscar de la Hoya Golden Boy Promotions will partner up with FilmOn TV for two free channels, which will launch at the end of January. The Golden Boy Channel will featured over 2,000 hours of de la Hoya’s fights that spans over the champion’s career. Sports fans will get the opportunity to re-watch pivotal Oscar de la Hoya fights with Floyd Mayweather, Pernell Whitiker, Fernando Vargas, Ike Quartay, Manny Pacquiao and others. The Ring Channel will live stream bouts from Golden Boy Promotions’ L.A. Fight Club every two weeks starting on January 29. In addition, Ring Channel will also stream the undercards from many HBO boxing  [ Read More ]

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10 Cloverfield Lane Gets A New Teaser Trailer

Posted by Rudie Obias On January - 15 - 2016 0 Comment
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After a car accident, a young woman comes to in an underground cellar, where most of the action takes place. She fears she has been abducted by a survivalist, who tells her he saved her life and that a chemical attack has left the outside world uninhabitable. Uncertain what to believe, she decides she must escape, whatever dangers she may face outside. The new movie stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman, and John Gallagher, Jr. “10 Cloverfield Lane” hits theaters everywhere on March 11.

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Where to Invade Next Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On December - 19 - 2015 0 Comment
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WHERE TO INVADE NEXT Dog Eat Dog Films Reviewed by: Harvey Karten for CompuServe ShowBiz. Databased on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade: A- Director:  Michael Moore Written by: Michael Moore Cast: Michael Moore Screened at: Review 1, NYC, 10/22/15 Opens:  December 2015 Noam Chomsky may be the leading critic of U.S. government and corporate policies, but in the end he says that the U.S. is “the greatest country in the world.”  Can Michael Moore say the same about our fair nation?  If Moore believes we are “the greatest country in the world,” he has an effective way of hiding this opinion.  In “Where to Invade Next,” he travels the world, at least  [ Read More ]

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Sisters Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On December - 15 - 2015 0 Comment
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SISTERS Universal Pictures Reviewed by: Harvey Karten for Shockya. Databased on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade: B Director:  Jason Moore Written by:  Paula Pell Cast: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Ike Barinholtz, John Leguizamo, Kate McKinnon, Madison Davenport Screened at: AMC Empire, NYC, 12/15/15 Opens:  December 18, 2015 Who needs to see the latest episode of “Star Wars” when you can get similar thrills by watching the demolition of a Florida house with walls caving in and especially the total collapse of a swimming pool which becomes buried?  “Sisters,” filmed in parts of New York to stand in for the Sunshine State focuses on a house party that makes fraternity house blasts look  [ Read More ]

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Krampus Movie Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On December - 3 - 2015 0 Comment
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Movie: Krampus Director: Michael Dougherty (‘Trick ‘r Treat’) Starring: Adam Scott, Toni Collette, Emjay Anthony, David Koechner, Allison Tolman and Conchata Ferrell Spending lengthy periods of time with your extended family, who you have nothing remotely in common with, may initially seem to be a dark and subversive alternative to your traditional holiday festivities. But completely losing faith in the spirit of the Christmas season, which is supposed to be the happiest time of the year, and not fully embracing and appreciating your family, can lead to an even more sinister punishment. Based on the ancient European folklore about a horned beast who captures disobedient children for Christmas, the new  [ Read More ]

Spectre Movie Review

Posted by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi On October - 30 - 2015 0 Comment
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Title: Spectre Director: Sam Mendes Starring: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Dave Bautista, Monica Bellucci Ralph Fiennes. James Bond turns 24 on screen. ‘Spectre’ marks the twenty-fourth movie about the 007 agent, produced by Eon Productions. Daniel Craig stars in his fourth performance as Mr Bond, as Christoph Waltz returns with the character of Ernst Stavro Blofeld that is re-introduced into the series. The second Ian Fleming adaptation directed by Sam Mendes – following Skyfall – features James Bond’s first encounter with the global criminal organisation Spectre, as many recurring James Bond Characters return, with the new additions of Léa Seydoux as Dr Madeleine Swann,  [ Read More ]

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Gets A New Poster

Posted by Rudie Obias On October - 18 - 2015 0 Comment
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Set approximately 30 years after the defeat of the Empire and the demise of Darth Vader, the plot follows a trio of young leads, along with characters from the previous installments. The new “Star Wars” movie stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Harrison Ford as Han Solo, Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa, and Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, with Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker as R2-D2. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” hit theaters everywhere on December 18, 2015, in IMAX.

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Crimson Peak Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On October - 16 - 2015 0 Comment
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CRIMSON PEAK Universal Pictures Reviewed by: Harvey Karten for Shockya. Databased on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade: C+ Director:  Guillermo Del Toro Written by:  Guillermo Del Toro, Matthew Robbins Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston, Jim Beaver, Leslie Hope Screened at: Regal E-Walk, NYC, 10/13/15 Opens:  October 16, 2015 Guillermo Del Toro, whose “Pan’s Labyrinth” is superior fare largely because it has a political theme (the daughter of a brutal army officer escapes from Falangist Spain in 1944 into a fantasy world), but while Del Toro compares his new picture, “Crimson Peak” to “Jane Eyre,” “Rebecca,” and “Great Expectations,” this is true only to one extent.  “Jane Eyre” (one  [ Read More ]

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Interview: Guillermo del Toro and the Cast Talk Crimson Peak

Posted by Karen Benardello On October - 12 - 2015 0 Comment
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As people set out to achieve their biggest desires in life, often times they’re also forced to embark on a distressing journey to find their true sense of self and ideals in the process. Their wish to obtain their personal goals is often tested as they begin to face conflicting values and obstacles that are brought against them by the people who seemingly care about them the most. Director Guillermo del Toro created another captivating fairy tale that explores that all-important process of self-discovery during times of disconcerting struggles between families in his upcoming horror fantasy film, ‘Crimson Peak,’ which is set to be released in theaters by Universal Pictures  [ Read More ]

Steve Jobs Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On October - 8 - 2015 0 Comment
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STEVE JOBS Universal Pictures Reviewed by: Harvey Karten for Arizona Reporter. Databased on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade: B Director:  Danny Boyle Written by: Aaron Sorkin from Walter Isaacson’s book Cast: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Sarah Snook, Jeff Daniels Screened at: AMC Lincoln Square, NYC, 10/7/15 Opens:  October 9, 2015 For those of us who think that if a man is a multimillionaire—meaning in possession of one hundred million, like Robin Williams or several billion like Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg—his problems are over, we learn from literature, theater and the movies that this is simply not true.  In fact when the Greeks wrote and performed tragedies and Shakespeare likewise, the  [ Read More ]

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The Intern Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On September - 23 - 2015 0 Comment
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The Intern Warner Bros Reviewed by: Tami Smith, Guest Reviewer for Shockya Grade: C+ Director: Nancy Meyers Written by: Nancy Meyers Cast: Anne Hathaway, Robert De Niro, Rene Russo, Adam DeVine, Andrew Rannells, Celia Weston Release: September 25, 2015 After Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro) got bored of using “extra miles” for travel, doing T’ai chi in the park every morning, and learning Mandarin, he found a new “project” and applied for a Senior Intern’s position at a start-up online clothing catalog company in Brooklyn. The seventy-year old Ben got the job and was assigned to work for Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway) the founder. Slowly but surely he progressed from  [ Read More ]

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The Visit Movie Review

Posted by Sabina Ibarra On September - 10 - 2015 0 Comment
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Title: The Visit Director: M. Night Shyamalan Starring: Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould, Deana Dunagan, Peter McRobbie, and Katheryn Hahn The Visit may be better than The Last Airbender, After Earth and Lady in the Water but it is by no means a return to form in the likes of The Sixth Sense, Signs and Unbreakable. The Blumhouse produced horror feature reinvigorates Shyamalan’s sense of suspense in an interesting premise but detracts from it by putting it in the found footage box. When teen siblings Becca (Olivia DeJonge) and Tyler(Ed Oxenbould) encourage their mom (Katheryn Hahn) to go off on a cruise, they embark on a trip to visit her estranged parents. It also just so happens that Becca  [ Read More ]

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