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Anne Steele’s What’s Mine Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On March - 28 - 2015 0 Comment
Anne Steele's What's Mine Album Review

Title: Anne Steele Album: What’s Mine Production: Erik James and Kevin Benoit (Producers, Mixed and mastered) People often relegate themselves into their society’s preconceived notions of how they should feel and present themselves to not only the people in their lives, but also the world in general. However, the versatile, award-winning New York-based pop-dance singer Anne Steele effortlessly proves that everyone should remain true to their beliefs, particularly when it comes to love and personal relationships, in her newly released album, ‘What’s Mine.’ With her distinct and unwavering support of gay rights, which helped infuse her eclectic and powerful anthems with the notion that everyone needs to stand up for  [ Read More ]

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Dior and I Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On March - 27 - 2015 0 Comment
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DIOR AND I The Orchard Reviewed by: Harvey Karten for Shockya. Databased on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade: B Director: Frédéric Tcheng Cast:  Raf Simons,  Pieter Mulier Screened at: Dolby88, NYC, 3/26/15 Opens:  April 10, 2015 The annual Academy awards celebrations are arguably the dullest shows on TV, given the insipid thank-you speeches that name that the audience knows or cares to know.  That means there’s only one reason that people watch, and that’s to look at the clothing that the stars are wearing.  Since men don only the traditional tux and bow tie, only the women are worth admiring for their taste in threads.  And that’s where Christian Dior comes in.  [ Read More ]

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Latin Lover Movie Review

Posted by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi On March - 23 - 2015 0 Comment

Title: Latin Lover  Director: Cristina Comencini Starring: Virna Lisi, Maria Paredes, Angela Finocchiaro, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Candela Peña, Pihla Viitala, Nadeah Miranda, Francesco Scianna, Neri Marcorè, Claudio Gioè, Lluís Homar, Toni Bertorelli, Jordi Mollà. Marcello Mastroianni, Ugo Toganzzi, Vittorio Gassman, Gian Maria Volonté – the Italian screen-womanisers of the golden age of Italian cinema – are all united in the character of Saverio Crispo, interpreted by the actor who has become known to the wide audience for playing in Giuseppe Tornatore’s ‘Baaria’: Francesco Scianna. The story begins with Saverio Crispo who has been dead for ten years and all his women are gathered to celebrate the anniversary of his death  [ Read More ]

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While We’re Young Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On March - 22 - 2015 0 Comment

WHILE WE WERE YOUNG A24 Reviewed by: Harvey Karten for Shockya. Databased on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade: B+ Director: Noah Baumbach Screenwriter:  Noah Baumbach Cast:  Ben Stiller Naomi Watts, Adam Driver, Amanda Seyfried, Charles Grodin, Adam Horovitz Screened at: Dolby88, NYC, 3/18/15 Opens:  March 27, 2015 Since everyone thinks that happiness is the most important thing in life, sociologists have a field day cashing in with self-help books on how to achieve this pleasant state.  Some also analyze the state of happiness in the U.S. and the world, an epidemiological study, if you will. The latest theory is that the happiest times in our lives are our early twenties when we  [ Read More ]

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A Wolf at the Door Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On March - 22 - 2015 0 Comment
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A WOLF AT THE DOOR (O Lobo atrás da Porta) Outsider Pictures Reviewed by: Harvey Karten for Shockya. Databased on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade: B+ Director: Fernando Coimbra Screenwriter:  Fernando Coimbra Cast:  Milhem Cortaz, Leandra Leal, Fabiula Nascimento, Juliano Cazarre, Paulo Tiefenthaler Screened at:  Review 2, NYC, 3/2/15 Opens:  March 27, 2015 Tourists going to Rio have been warned that because of widespread poverty, criminals living in the favelas may be mugging people whom they believe are carrying money, or, even more lucrative but mroe daring lies the threat of being kidnapped and held for ransom in Brazil’s most widely visited city.   In “A Wolf at the Door,” writer-director Fernando Coimbra—known  [ Read More ]

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Behind the Mirror Movie Review

Posted by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi On March - 20 - 2015 0 Comment

Title: Behind the Mirror Director: Minos Papas Starring: Matt Hopkins, Daniela Mastropietro, Nando Del Castillo, Flint Beverage, Demosthenes Chrysan, JP Serret, Vanessa Kai. Minos Papas is an award winning filmmaker, writer, producer, director and cinematographer based in New York City. Papas runs an indie production company – Cyprian Films – that offers a variety of film production services. Prior to becoming a film director, he established himself as a cinematographer…and it shows! So far his previous shorts, features, narratives and documentaries have defined him as someone capable of evoking David Lynch and Dante’s Inferno. This trait is evident in his latest feature film ‘Behind the Mirror,’ since the exploration of  [ Read More ]

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Backcountry Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On March - 20 - 2015 0 Comment

BACKCOUNTRY IFC Midnight Reviewed by: Harvey Karten for Shockya. Databased on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade: B Director: Adam MacDonald Screenwriter:  Adam MacDonald Cast:  Missy Peregrym, Jeff Roop, Eric Balfour, Nicholas Campbell, bears Chester and Charlie Screened at: Review 1, NYC, 3/17/15 Opens:  March 20, 2015 “Uh, oh, John, there’s a bear coming toward us.  We’ll never be able to run faster than him.” “I don’t have to run faster than him, Peter.  I only have to run faster than you.” Sure, you’ve heard that one before, but I can’t think of a better way to introduce “Backcountry,” which is based on a true story of a pair of campers who get  [ Read More ]

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Halo Nightfall DVD Review

Posted by juliana On March - 20 - 2015 0 Comment

Title: Halo Nightfall Microsoft Studios Director: Sergio Mimica-Gezzan Writer: Paul T. Scheuring Cast: Christina Chong, Christian Contreras,Luke Neal, Alexander Bhat, Jennie Gruner, Eric Kofi Abrefa, Alexis Rodney Running Time: 98 min, Rated TV 14, Available on Blu-ray Special Features: 35 min of behind the scenes footage, 17 min of second story extras It is the 26th century on the colony world of Sedra that is 92% inhabited by humans. An alien race known as the Covenant has brought a biochemical virus to the planet and releases it among the public, which only kills humans.  It is up to Jameson Locke (Mike Colter), a legendary man hunter and agent with the  [ Read More ]

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The Cobbler Movie Review

Posted by juliana On March - 20 - 2015 0 Comment

Title: The Cobbler RLJE / Image Entertainment Director: Tom McCarthy Writer: Tom McCarthy, Paul Sado Cast: Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi, Dustin Hoffman , Method Man, Ellen Barkin, Dascha Polanco , Dan Stevens, Melonie Diaz, Running time: 1hr 38 min, Rated PG-13 (Language, Violence, Partial Nudity) In Theaters March 13th Max Simkin (Adam Sandler) is a Brooklyn based cobbler – a shoe repairman that’s been in the business for several generations. He has been holding the fort in his tiny hole in the wall shop for decades since his father suddenly walked away from it all. His only friend is one that he’s known for years, Jimmy (Steve Buscemi) who runs  [ Read More ]

Seymour: An Introduction Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On March - 19 - 2015 0 Comment
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SEYMOUR: An Introduction Sundance Selects Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade:  A- Director:  Ethan Hawke Cast:  Seymour Bernstein, Kimball Gallagher, Andrew Harvey, Junko Ichikawa, Michael Kimmelman, Joseph Smith, Ethan Hawke Screened at:  Critics’ link, NYC, 2/22/15 Opens:  March 13, 2015 When Seymour Bernstein was sent to the front lines in Korea during that awful war in the early 1950s, he asked the officials whether he and a violinist could perform for fellow soldiers.  “Classical music?” reported the official.  “They’ll never go for that.”  Now, these people had never heard classical music.  Long story short, the audience would not let the duo off the stage.  Music  [ Read More ]

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Backcountry Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On March - 19 - 2015 0 Comment

Backcountry IFC Midnight Reviewed by: Tami Smith, Guest Reviewer for Shockya. Grade: B+ Director: Adam MacDonald Screenwriter: Adam MacDonald Cast: Missy Peregrym, Jeff Roop, Eric Balfour, Nicholas Campbell, Bears Chester & Charlie Opens: March 20, 2015 When boyfriend Alex (Jeff Roop) asks girlfriend Jenn (Missy Peregrym) on a hiking trip into the woods she reluctantly accepts. Jenn is a city lawyer and knows very little about the outdoors, but Alex is an experienced hiker and knows the trails, or so he says. Both Alex and Jenn are thirty something, so Alex is planning to “propose” and cement the deal with a diamond ring after arriving at the trail’s peak. We  [ Read More ]

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The Gunman Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On March - 16 - 2015 0 Comment

The Gunman Open Road Films Reviewed by: Tami Smith, Guest Reviewer for Shockya. Grade: B Director: Pierre Morel Screenwriter: Don MacPherson and Pete Travis. Based on The Prone Gunman, a Novel by Jean-Patrick Manchette Cast: Sean Penn, Jasmine Trinca, Javier Bardem, Ray Winstone, Mark Rylance, Peter Franzén, Idris Elba, Opens: March 20, 2015 Martin Terrier (Sean Penn) leads a double life. By mornings and evenings he is a humanitarian aid worker who “does good” in Congo, and has a great time palling around in the local bar with his co-workers and girlfriend Annie (Jasmine Trinca). By late night he is an “assassin-for-hire”, shooting any target on command without asking questions.  [ Read More ]

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The Gunman Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On March - 15 - 2015 0 Comment
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THE GUNMAN Open Road Films Reviewed by: Harvey Karten for Shockya. Databased on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade: C+ Director: Pierre Morel Screenwriter:  Don MacPherson, Pete Travis, Sean Penn.  Novel by  Jean-Patrick Manchette Cast:  Sean Penn, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone, Mark Rylance, Jasmine Trinca, Peter Franzén, Javier Bardem Screened at: Review 2, NYC, 3/5/15 Opens:  March 20, 2015 If you choose to be a hit-man, you’re are selecting a risky profession.  Not only can you be killed by the folks you’re gunning for.  You’re even more likely to be done in by the very people who pay you for the simple reason that after the deed in done, who needs the only  [ Read More ]

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La Sapienza Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On March - 15 - 2015 0 Comment
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LA SAPIENZA Kino Lorber Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade:  B+ Director:  Eugène Green Screenwriter:  Eugène Green Cast:  Fabrizio Rongione, Christelle Prot, Ludovico Succio, Arianna Nastro, Hervé Compagne, Sabine Ponte Screened at:  Dolby88, NYC, 3/11/15 Opens:  March 20, 2015 In Edward Albee’s play “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” George and Martha entertain a much younger couple, Nick and Honey.  In discussing their merits and their appeal to women, George states “I have history on my side,” while Nick counters with “I have biology.”  Reductive as this may be, a similar theme is on display in Eugène Green’s “La Sapienza,” or “Sapience.”  Green, not well known  [ Read More ]

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Danny Collins Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On March - 15 - 2015 0 Comment

DANNY COLLINS Bleecker Street Reviewed by: Harvey Karten for Shockya. Databased on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade: B Director: Dan Fogelman Screenwriter:  Dan Fogelman Cast:  Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Bobby Cannavale, Christopher Plummer Screened at: Dolby24, NYC, 3/9/15 Opens:  March 20, 2015 Maybe it’s best not to have a family, despite what sociologists say about how married people are happier and live longer.  If you’re an aging parent nowadays, you would not be considered too pessimistic if you think that your children will have nothing to do with you—or at best would put you in a home and visit once a month.  On the other hand, if you’re a young  [ Read More ]

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