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Youth Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On November - 12 - 2015 0 Comment

YOUTH Fox Searchlight Pictures Reviewed by: Harvey Karten for Shockya. Databased on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade: B+ Director:  Paolo Sorrentino Written by: Paolo Sorrentino Cast: Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, Paul Dano, Jane Fonda Screened at: Review 2, NYC, 11/10/15 Opens:  December 4, 2015 What provides the glue that enables two people of diverse personalities to maintain a long-term friendship?  Think, for example, of André Gregory and Wallace Shawn in Louis Malle’s movie “My Dinner with André, in which Gregory plays a man with rich, spiritual experiences to Wallace Shawn’s down-home humanism.  And now comes another great friendship.  Writer-director Paolo Sorrentino, whose 2013 film “The Great Beauty” introduced his audience  [ Read More ]


Wrecker Movie Review

Posted by juliana On November - 12 - 2015 0 Comment

Title: Wrecker XLrator Media Director: Micheal Bafaro Writers: Evan Tylor, Micheal Bafaro Cast: Anna Hutchison, Andrea Whitburn Running time: 83  min Rating: Unrated (language, mild violence) THEATRICAL, VOD and iTUNES RELEASE DATE: November 6, 2015 Emily (Anna Hutchison, Cabin in the Woods) and Leslie (Andrea Whitburn) go on a road trip to some party in the desert where there’s promise of “hot guys.” Leslie, the skankier friend is busy drinking and smoking weed, rather than doing her job as shotgun by navigating. They come to a fork in the road where the cliche paved road and scary dirt road are indicated. “Go left,” Leslie says. The more level headed, but  [ Read More ]

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Heist Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On November - 9 - 2015 0 Comment

Heist Lionsgate Reviewed by: Tami Smith, Guest Reviewer, for Shockya Grade: C+ Director: Scott Mann Written by: Stephen Cyrus Sepher, Max Adams, based on a story by Stephen Cyrus Sepher Cast: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Robert De Niro, Dave Bautista, Morris Chestnut, Gina Carano Release Date: November 13, 2015 Remember those “lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer// Those days of soda and pretzels and beer”? Those were the days of picnics, hotdogs, cola and apple pie. You would take the first bite of hotdog heavenly bliss, lather on the mustard and say: “this is heaven”. Fifteen minutes later, with Acid Reflux roaring with vicious intensity, you would reach for Tums. It  [ Read More ]


Entertainment Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On November - 8 - 2015 0 Comment

ENTERTAINMENT Magnolia Pictures Reviewed by: Harvey Karten for Shockya. Databased on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade: C Director:  Rick Alverson Written by: Rick Alverson, Gregg Turkington, Tim Heidecker Cast: Gregg Turkington, Annabella Lwin, Michael Certa, Tye Sheridan, John C. Reilly, Mike Hickey Screened at: Review 2, NYC, 11/2/15 Opens:  November 13, 2015 “Entertainment” the movie with the year’s most ironic title so far, could have been named “A Man on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.”  The movie could serve as an allegory for Everyman, at least for every man and women who have reached their forties and now realize that they will never accomplish the greatness in their fields that they  [ Read More ]


Spectre Movie Review 2

Posted by Harvey Karten On November - 6 - 2015 0 Comment

SPECTRE Columbia Pictures Reviewed by: Harvey Karten for Shockya. Databased on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade: C Director:  Sam Mendes Written by: John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade Cast: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw Screened at: Regal E-Walk, NYC, 11/2/15 Opens:  November 6, 2015 If visuals were all we look for—and for some in the audience spectacle is all that counts—“Spectre,” which could be subtitled “Spectacle,” would rate high.  But even 007—no, especially 007—needs sharp dialogue.  Who could criticize the gems of the past like, Customs Investigator: “What is the purpose of your trip?”  Bond: “Pleasure.  Is there any other?”  Or, “Shaken, not stirred.” (By contract the  [ Read More ]


El Club Movie Review

Posted by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi On November - 6 - 2015 0 Comment

Title: El Club Director: Pablo Larraín Starring: Roberto Farías, Antonia Zegers, Alfredo Castro, Alejandro Goic, Alejandro Sieveking, Jaime Vadell, Marcelo Alonso. Pablo Larraín’s new feature is a psychologically complex response to the abuses of the Catholic Church, with a chamber drama, where four men and one woman embark on a spiritual journey of atonement. The five members of the clergy reside in a house within the Chilean beach town of La Boca: Father Vidal (Larraín’s habitual sad-faced muse Alfredo Castro), Father Ortega (Alejandro Goic), former army chaplain Father Silva (Jaime Vadell), and senile Father Ramirez (Alejandro Sieveking), tended by  retired nun, Sister Monica (Antonia Zegers, the real-life Mrs. Larraín). They conduct  [ Read More ]


Uncanny DVD Review

Posted by juliana On November - 6 - 2015 0 Comment

Title: Uncanny RLJ Entertainment Director: Matthew Leutwyler Writer: Shahin Chandrasoma Cast: Mark Webber, Lucy Griffiths, David Clayton Rogers and Rainn Wilson Running time: 91 minutes Rated: Unrated (Language, sex, partial nudity) Special Features: Deleted Scenes Available on DVD and Digital Video Nov. 3, 2015 Tech journalist Joy Andrews (Lucy Griffiths, True Blood) is given access to a high level security laboratory/apartment to interview the reclusive genius wunderkind David Kressen (Mark Webber, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World). David introduces Joy to his assistant Adam (David Clayton Rogers, Nashville). She immediately believes Adam to be some sort of autistic genius, and is almost horrified when David reveals Adam to be an android.  [ Read More ]

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Nemo James’ The Minstrel Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On November - 1 - 2015 0 Comment
Nemo James' The Minstrel Album Review

Artist: Nemo James Album: The Minstrel Unbiasedly traveling to diverse societies around the world is meant to help people learn to appreciate distinct cultures and beliefs, but that objective examination can shockingly often lead to the same realization: that people of all stature experience the same heartbreak and joy. Musician Nemo James endearingly learned that lesson when he willingly left his successful career as a London session guitarist, in order to concentrate on exploring life outside of music. While his versatility as a guitarist kept him in constant demand, and he garnered work in such varied venues as classical guitar concerts, jazz and folk clubs, rock concerts and country and  [ Read More ]


Mon Roi Movie Review

Posted by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi On October - 31 - 2015 0 Comment
Mon Roi Movie Review

Title: Mon Roi Director: Maïwenn Starring: Vincent Cassel, Emmanuelle Bercot, Louis Garrel, Isild Le Besco, Chrystèle Saint Louis Augustin, Patrick Raynal, Paul Hamy, Yann Goven, Djemel Barek, Marie Guillard, Camille Cottin, Slim El Hedli, Norman Thavaud,Ludovic Berthillot, Félix Bousset. ‘Mon Roi’ gathers the Sturm und Drang of every individual’s struggle in letting go of someone who is simultaneously toxic and pivotal in our lives. For more than 10 years, Tony (Emmanuelle Bercot) has suffered in her love for Georgio (Vincent Cassel), trying to change him, to tame a man who’s very wildness attracted her in the first place. She even tried to suppress her own emotional needs and deal with  [ Read More ]


Our Brand is Crisis Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On October - 30 - 2015 0 Comment

OUR BRAND IS CRISIS     Warner Bros. Reviewed by: Harvey Karten for Shockya. Databased on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade: B- Director:  David Gordon Green Written by:  Peter Straughan Cast: Sandra Bullock, Bill Bob Thornton, Anthony Mackie, Joaquim de Almeida, Ann Dowd Screened at: WB Screening Room, NYC, 10/27/15 Opens:  October 30, 2015 Plato, the ancient Greek thinker, thought that government by philosopher-king would be best.  The philosopher-king would be a person of wisdom, restraint, and balance.  Plato also thought that democracy was the worst form of government, one that would lead to mob rule, or ochlocracy.  Maybe he has something there.  If you look at American campaigns for everything from dog  [ Read More ]


Firenze e gli Uffizi 3D/4K (Florence and the Uffizi) Movie Review

Posted by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi On October - 30 - 2015 0 Comment

Title: Firenze e gli Uffizi 3D/4K (Florence and the Uffizi) After the international success of the art movie ‘Musei Vaticani 3D,’ on the Vatican Museums, Sky Arte HD, Nexo Digital and Magnitudo Film partnered once more to unveil the enchantment of Florence’s Renaissance treasures. The documentary with some contaminations of fiction, ‘Firenze e gli Uffizi 3D/4K’ (Florence and the Uffizi) combines the most refined 3D technologies to bring audiences to the heart of the Uffizi and the Tuscan capital’s landmarks. This multidimensional and multi-sensorial experience gives voice to the artwork, also by evoking the emblematic figure of Lorenzo de’ Medici; known as Lorenzo The Magnificent, embodied by British actor Simon  [ Read More ]

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Spectre Movie Review

Posted by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi On October - 30 - 2015 0 Comment

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 ]


Julia Movie Review

Posted by juliana On October - 27 - 2015 0 Comment

Title: Julia Archstone Distribution Director: Matthew A. Brown Writer: Matthew A. Brown Cast: Ashley C. Williams, Tahyna Tozzi, Jack Noseworthy Running time: 1hr 35min Rated: Unrated (brutal rape, strong bloody violence, graphic nudity, language and some drug use) In theaters on October 23, 2015. Mousy Julia Shames (Ashley C. Williams, The Human Centipede) is the victim of a gang rape where some preppie guys slip her a Cosby and then leave her for dead. She spirals into a depression until she overhears a group of women at a bar talk about this new, exclusive form of therapy that only caters to victims of violent crime. She is followed by Sadie  [ Read More ]

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Une heure de tranquillité (Do Not Disturb)

Posted by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi On October - 26 - 2015 0 Comment
Une heure de tranquillité, un film de Patrice Leconte, scénario de Florian Zeller, avec Christian Clavier (Michel), Carole Bouquet (Nathalie), Valérie Bonneton  (Elsa), Rossy de Palma (Maria), Stéphane de Groodt (Pavel), Sébastien Castro (Sébastien)

Title: Une heure de tranquillité (Do Not Disturb)  Director: Patrice Leconte Starring: Christian Clavier, Carole Bouquet, Valerie Bonneton, Stephane De Groodt, Rossy de Palma, Arnaud Henriet, Sebastien Castro. Director Patrice Leconte adapts Florian Zeller’s hit stage play ‘Une heure de tranquilité’ for the big screen. The film, just like its inspirer, enhances the luxury of solitude: the moment we crave so much for ourselves, that is conquered with incommensurable plight. Through the traditional French farce, ‘Do Not Disturb’ tells the story of Michel  Leproux who finds a rare vinyl by Niel Youart — Me, Myself and I — and the minute he gets home wants to be left alone to  [ Read More ]


Bone Tomahawk Movie Review

Posted by juliana On October - 26 - 2015 0 Comment

BONE TOMAHAWK RLJ Entertainment Director: S. Craig Zahler Writer: S. Craig Zahler Cast: Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, Richard Jenkins, Lili Simmons, David Arquette, Sid Haig, Evan Jonigkeit, Sean Young RUNTIME: 132 Minutes RATING: Not Rated (1 sex scene, graphic violence*, gore, nudity) IN THEATERS, VOD and iTunes: October 23, 2015 The sleepy town of Bright Hope is suddenly rocked when a group of cannibal savages slaughter some townsfolk and kidnap town back-up doctor Mrs. O’Dwyer (Lili Simmons, Banshee) and Deputy Nick (Evan Jonigkeit, X-Men: Days of Future Past). Sheriff Franklin Hunt (Kurt Russell, Tombstone) his elderly deputy Chicory (Richard Jenkins, The Cabin in the Woods), white-hat gunslinger John  [ Read More ]

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