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L’Ape Maia (Maia The Bee) Movie Review

Posted by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi On September - 15 - 2014 0 Comment
LApe Maia

Title: L’Ape Maia (Maia The  Bee) Director: Alexs Stadermann Genre: Animation Country: Germany Those who were kids in Europe, from the 70s onwards, will remember the jingle of the cartoon that had as protagonist a young and adventurous female bee. The insect which became popular amongst young audiences, through the book series written by Waldermar Bonsels, won’t be surprised to see that Maia, the Bee, has now flown from the small screen to the big screen. ‘L’Ape Maia’ is an ode to friendship, freedom and courage. Just as in the cartoon series the feisty young bee has spirit, and her curiosity and desire for adventure clash with the disciplined rules  [ Read More ]

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Vinodentro (Wine Within) Movie Review

Posted by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi On September - 15 - 2014 0 Comment
Vinodentro

Title: Vinodentro (Wine Within) Director: Ferdinando Vicentini Orgnani Starring: Vincenzo Amato, Pietro Sermonti, Daniela Virgilio, Lambert Wilson, Giovanna Mezzogiorno. A pretentiously inebriating film is what could define ‘Vinodentro’ (i.e. Wine Within). The actual drama begins with Giovanni Cuttin’s first sip of wine, which changes his carrier, his marriage, and his attitude to life in general. In a Faust-like setting, the main character sells his soul to a fiendish-wine entity who enables him to get a promotion, become a Don Juan  and an expert in wine tasting. What interferes with his newly accomplished life is the mysterious death of his wife, which seems to frame him as the culprit. The investigations  [ Read More ]

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Casting By – DVD Review

Posted by juliana On September - 15 - 2014 0 Comment
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Title: Casting By Director: Tom Donahue Featuring: Marion Dougherty, Jeff Bridges, Glenn Close, Robert De Niro, Richard Dreyfuss, Robert Duvall, Clint Eastwood, Danny Glover, Diane Lane, Bette Midler, Al Pacino, Robert Redford, Martin Scorsese, John Travolta, Jon Voight, Woody Allen Running time: 89 Minutes, Unrated, Available on DVD 09.16.14 Special Features: None This acclaimed documentary shines a light on one of the most under-appreciated professions in the film and television industry: The Casting Director. The pioneers of the profession were Marion Dougherty and Lynn Stalmaster, whom launched the careers of stars still working today. The Good:Any Cinemaphile or Hollywood history buff will love this documentary. There are so many celebrities  [ Read More ]

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Evergreen: The Road to Legalizaton DVD Review

Posted by juliana On September - 15 - 2014 0 Comment
Evergreen The Road to Legalizaton DVD

Title – Evergreen: The Road to Legalizaton Director – Riley Morton and Nils Cowan Running time: 86 minutes, Not Rated Available on DVD 09.15.14 Special Features: Short Film – the Future of Legialization; Q&A with Drug Policy Alliance Director Ethan Nadelmann; Extended Interviews; Call to Action Resource Guide A documentary on the 502 Initiative , the law that will permit the growing, sale and use of cannabis in the state of Washington. There are many that oppose the law, but those whom are hoping for it to pass say it will bring forth revenue and eliminate criminalization. The Good: This documentary was well informed and promoted a good defense in  [ Read More ]

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At the Devil’s Door Movie Review

Posted by bsimon On September - 15 - 2014 0 Comment
At the Devil's Door Movie

Title: At the Devil’s Door Director: Nicholas McCarthy Starring: Catalina Sandino Moreno, Naya Rivera, Ashley Rickards, Wyatt Russell, Ava Acres Less is sometimes more, and then sometimes less is merely less — atmospherics in the service of an elliptical story of posed dread, whose twisted, wire frame can’t hold the weight of a viewer’s long-form interest. Such is unfortunately the case with writer-director Nicholas McCarthy’s sophomore effort, “At the Devil’s Door,” an in many ways admirably restrained supernatural horror film about a variety of women grappling quite literally with demons. The film opens with a young girl (Ashley Rickards) becoming quite troubled after playing an unsettling magic game with the  [ Read More ]

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Louder Than Words DVD Review

Posted by juliana On September - 15 - 2014 0 Comment
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Title: Louder Than Words Director: Anthony Fabian Cast: David Duchovny, Hope Davis, Timothy Hutton, Xander Berkeley, Craig Bierko, Scott Cohen, Gary Wilmes, Morgan Griffin, Adelaide Kane, Ben Rosenfield, Olivia Steele Falconer Running time: 93 min, Rated PG-13 Special Features: Trailer and Behind the Scenes Featurette with the cast, filmmakers and the real Fareri family. Available on DVD 09.09.14 The fictionalized true story of the Fareri Family. Brenda (Hope Davis), her triplets Julie( Morgan Griffin), Michael (Boardwalk Empire’s Ben Rosenfield), and Stephanie (Reign’s Adelaide Kane)  from Brenda’s first marriage, the reclusive husband John (David Duchovny) and their 13 year old daughter Maria (Olivia Steele-Falconer) that John and Brenda had together. On a  [ Read More ]

Categories: Drama, DVD NEWS, NEWS, RELEASES, REVIEWS

The Guest Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On September - 15 - 2014 0 Comment
The Guest Movie

THE GUEST Picturehouse Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes Grade:  A- Director:  Adam Wingard Screenplay:  Simon Barrett Cast:  Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Brendan Meyer, Sheila Kelley, Leland Orser Screened at:  Dolby 24, NYC, 8/22/14 Opens:  September 17, 2014 If you were fortunate enough to have seen the director’s  2011 movie “You’re Next,” you’ll say “The Guest” is right up Adam Wingard’s alley.  “You’re Next” features a group of toughs, ax murderers in fact, who invade a family reunion, and whose victims are ready to say their prayers when one of their number proves equally adept at killing.  The title guest of Wingard’s latest—scripted by Simon Barrett  [ Read More ]

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Life’s a Breeze Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On September - 8 - 2014 0 Comment
Lifes a Breeze Movie

LIFE’S A BREEZE Magnolia Pictures Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes Grade:  C Director:  Lance Daly Screenplay:  Lance Daly Cast:  Kelly Thornton, Fionnula Flannagan, Pat Shortt Screened at:  Review 1, NYC, 8/18/14 Opens:  September 19, 2014 Fionnula Flannagan is cinema’s gift from Ireland, that country’s most engaging actress of a certain age, perhaps the equivalent here in the U.S. of Blythe Danner.  But her presence in “Life’s a Breeze,” presumably an ironic title, cannot save the movie from being little more than a sitcom that you might find on commercial TV or, to be magnanimous, on a cable station like HBO.  “Life’s a Breeze,” taken from  [ Read More ]

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My Old Lady Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On September - 8 - 2014 0 Comment

MY OLD LADY Cohen Media Group Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes Grade:  B Director:  Israel Horovitz Screenplay:  Israel Horovitz Cast:  Kevin Kline, Maggie Smith, Kristin Scott Thomas Screened at: Review 1, NYC, 8/28/14 Opens:  September 10, 2914 It’s difficult to believe that Israel Horovitz wrote the screenplay for the 1970 movie “The Strawberry Statement.”  While it’s not unusual for a scripter to have a long, successful life (after all wrote this forty-four years ago and he’s still going strong), but considering that “Strawberry” was a big-budget movie about the late sixties riots at Columbia University, one that showed radical students breaking windows and, I believe,  [ Read More ]

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Honeymoon Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On September - 8 - 2014 0 Comment
Harry Treadaway

HONEYMOON Magnet Releasing Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes Grade:  C Director:  Leigh Janiak Screenplay:  Leigh Janiak, Phil Graziadei Cast:  Harry Treadaway, Rose Leslie Screened at:  Review 2, NYC, 7/30/14 Opens:  September 12, 2014 It probably happens more often than we think, and not just in the movies.  A wedding reception is paid for, the couple walk down the aisle, when one of them gets cold feet and bolts.  In at least one case I know, a bride and groom are at the airport getting ready for their honeymoon in Hawaii.  The bride goes to the women’s room and disappears, never to be seen again by  [ Read More ]

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This is Where I Leave You Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On September - 7 - 2014 0 Comment
This is Where I Leave You Movie

THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU Warner Bros. Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes Grade:  B Director:  Shawn Levy Screenplay:  Jonathan Tropper, novel by Jonathan Tropper Cast:  Jason Bateman, Tiny Fey, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne Screened at:  Warner Screening Room, NYC, 9/2/14 Opens:  September 19, 2014 We’re all familiar with mother-in-law jokes but a recent family gag is this: An obituary notes that the gentleman at the moment of death “was surrounded by his family, and also by his loved ones.”  You choose your friends, not your family.  Does this mean that you will like your friends more than your own kin?  It’s likely,  [ Read More ]

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DJ Will::E Electrik Outlaw EP Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 6 - 2014 0 Comment
DJ Will::E Electrik Outlaw EP Review

Artist: DJ Will::E EP: Electrik Outlaw Label: Let’s Beat Milo Records and Keoki Records HPowerfully emulating the sounds of the artists who have influenced your musical style, while also infusing your music with your own distinctive beats that will captivate listeners, can be a harrowing experience. But the innovative DJ Will::E, a diverse producer who received his first break playing private events in 2004, is now thrillingly commanding the most well-known night clubs and underground events, thanks in part to his creative musical talent and influences. The Los Angeles-based DJ consistently showcases his effortless ability to infuse his music with grippingly original dynamics and bass lines, as well as inspiration  [ Read More ]

Categories: MUSIC, MUSIC REVIEWS, REVIEWS

Kelly and Cal Movie Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 5 - 2014 0 Comment
Kelly and Cal Movie Review

Title: Kelly and Cal Director: Jen McGowan Starring: Juliette Lewis, Jonny Weston, Josh Hopkins and Cybill Shepherd People have often envied their friends, family members, peers and neighbors for the seemingly positive personal and professional opportunities they’ve been granted, and strive to reach that same level of success. The two title characters in the award-winning independent comedy-drama, ‘Kelly & Cal,’ which played at this year’s SXSW, lead lives that superficially appear as though they couldn’t be more different from each other. But the movie, which marks the feature film debuts of director Jen McGowan and writer Amy Lowe Starbin, passionately showcases that when people truly talk, they can discover their  [ Read More ]

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God Help the Girl Movie Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 5 - 2014 0 Comment
God Help the Girl Movie Review

Title: God Help the Girl Director: Stuart Lee Murdoch Starring: Emily Browning, Olly Alexander and Hannah Murray Truly embracing that brief moment after you’ve realized what you want to do with your life, but before it settles into a job, can often be an exciting and liberating time for many young adults who are searching for their identities. The possibilities are endless for those who are filled with enthusiasm and idealistic ideas about what the world should be like, especially when they meet like-minded people who unquestionably share the same opinions and views. That uncompromising coming-of-age idea is the creative driving force in the new independent romantic movie, ‘God Help  [ Read More ]

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God Help The Girl Movie Review

Posted by Rudie Obias On September - 5 - 2014 0 Comment
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Title: God Help The Girl Cast: Emily Browning, Olly Alexander, Hannah Murray, and Pierre Boulanger Director: Stuart Murdoch Let me get this out of the way, I’m a big Belle & Sebastian fan. In fact, the Scottish indie pop band is my all-time favorite band. Yes, while they’re music isn’t all too influential, Stuart Murdoch’s music affected my life in a big way, in terms of creativity, mood, and general outlook on life. I’ve been in love with almost everything Murdoch has released and was convinced that he has yet to write a bad song. When his God Help the Girl side project released a soundtrack to a would be  [ Read More ]

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