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A Five Star Life Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On July - 14 - 2014 0 Comment
A Five Star Life Movie

A FIVE STAR LIFE (Viaggio sola) Music Box Films Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes Grade:  A- Director:  Maria Sole Tognazzi Screenplay:  Ivan Cotroneo, Francesca Marciano Cast:  Margherita Buy, Stefano Accorsi, Gianmarco Tognazzi, Alessia Barela,  Lesley Manville, Henry Arnold Screened at:    Review 2, NYC, 6/30/14 Opens:  July 18, 2014 A typical five-star hotel in the more expensive areas of Europe, Morocco and China would cost, figure, oh, $700 a night and up. And that doesn’t include the enormous tip that would be expected for your butler, assigned to you only, waiting in the hall at your beck and call with room service treats that, of course,  [ Read More ]

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I Origins Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On July - 14 - 2014 0 Comment
I Origins Movie

I ORIGINS Fox Searchlight Pictures Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes Grade:  B Director:  Mike Cahill Screenplay:  Mike Cahill Cast:  Michael Pitt, Brit Marling, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Steven Yeun, Archie Panjabi, Cara Seymour, Venida Evans, William Mapother, Kashish Screened at:    Review 1, NYC, 7/8/14 Opens:  July 18, 2014 Everybody’s fingerprints are unique.  No two people have the same ones.  We know this because in the movies, detectives can flash thousands of fingerprints across the screen and, despite the vast numbers are able to pinpoint which ones match the model.  In other words, nobody has yet found two living people with the same prints.  What would you think,  [ Read More ]

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Justin and the Knights of Valor Blu-ray Review

Posted by juliana On July - 13 - 2014 0 Comment
Justin and the Knights of Valor

Title: Justin and the Knights of Valor Director: Manuel Sicilia Starring: Freddie Highmore, Antonio Banderas, Charles Dance, Rupert Everett,  Alfred Molina,  Julie Walters, Olivia Williams and Saoirse Ronan Running time: 96 min, Rated PG, Available 07.08.14 Special Features: None Justin (Freddy Highmore) is a geeky redheaded teenager who aspires to become a knight like his legendary grandfather, Sir Roland. Justin’s father on the other hand wants him to stick to his studies and to become a lawyer since knights were banished by the queen and replaced by lawyers to keep the peace and make rules everyday that make the townspeople confused and miserable.  Justin is determined to follow his grandfather’s  [ Read More ]

Hunting the Legend DVD Review

Posted by juliana On July - 13 - 2014 0 Comment
Hunting the Legend

Title: Hunting the Legend Director: Justin Steeley Starring: Justin Steeley, Chris Copeland, Hannah Wallace, Jeff Causey, Alex Ballew Running time: 95 minutes, Not Rated, Available 07.09.14 Special Features: None January 4th 2008,  Chris Copeland and his father were out hunting in the woods where Chris captured his father on video being attacked and taken by a large creature. The only thing left behind was blood, his father’s rifle and a very large footprint. Five years later Chris brings a camera crew, along with his girlfriend to the town surrounding the event. They interview townsfolk and gather similar stories of seeing a large creature, and meet a strange hermit in the  [ Read More ]

Categories: Horror, REVIEWS
the machine

Director Spike Lee previously received a “joint collection” treatment, in the form of a special DVD set, but a pair of new-to-Blu-ray collections include completely brand new audio commentary tracks from the divisive filmmaker, as well as titles not featured in that collection and not previously available in this format. “The Spike Lee Joint Collection: Volume 1″ features 1998′s “He Got Game” and 2002′s “25th Hour,” both in superb 1080p high-definition, 2.40:1 non-anamorphic widescreen transfers. In the former film, convict Jake Shuttlesworth (Denzel Washington) is granted temporary release from state prison in order to attempt to persuade his son Jesus (Ray Allen), the nation’s top high school basketball recruit, to play for  [ Read More ]

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Giuseppe Makes a Movie Movie Review

Posted by bsimon On July - 13 - 2014 0 Comment

Title: Giuseppe Makes a Movie Director: Adam Rifkin A lot of independent filmmakers talk a good game about sacrificing for their art. Then there’s Giuseppe Andrews, who in ”Giuseppe Makes a Movie” literally wipes the ass (not once, but twice) of one of his alcoholic actors, who’s shit his pants. This and more is chronicled in director Adam Rifkin’s oddly engaging, briskly paced documentary snapshot of actor-musician-director Andrews, which gives an overview of the process he typically employs in shooting myriad $1,000 productions starring an assortment of tweakers, alcoholics and vagabonds from a trailer park in Ventura, California. As a young actor, Andrews had bit parts in “Independence Day” and “Never Been Kissed,”  [ Read More ]

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Echo Park Movie Review

Posted by bsimon On July - 13 - 2014 0 Comment

Title: Echo Park Director: Amanda Marsalis Starring: Mamie Gummer, Tony Okungbowa, Maurice Compte, Ricky Rico, Gale Harold, Helen Slater Indie film “Echo Park” is named for the Los Angeles neighborhood where, historically, actors who can’t afford the Hollywood Hills’ rents live alongside other arty types and a cross-section of blue-collar Latino families. It also speaks, however, to a certain type of sun-drenched SoCal independent cinema inclusive of other bohemian enclaves like Silverlake — little mesmeric arthouse baubles like Ry Russo-Young’s “Nobody Walks,” Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland’s “Quinceañera,” Jill Soloway’s “Afternoon Delight” and more that typically assess issues of gentrification, thirtysomething ennui and/or commingled culture. Characteristically light on plot but steeped in a  [ Read More ]

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The Lost Poets’ Insubordia Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On July - 13 - 2014 0 Comment
The Lost Poets' Insubordia Album Review

Artist: The Lost Poets Album: Insubordia Production: Alex Holmberg MFG Studios and The Lost Poets Pushing your limits to fulfill your desire to improve your lifestyle and achieve your goals can often be a dark experience for many people, no matter what their background is or how they previously lived their life. While there are many different approaches to how people can change their harrowing situations, the Stockholm-based rock band, The Lost Poets, drew on confidently heavy and deep ideas to infuse into the songs on their new debut EP, ‘Insubordia.’ Drawing on such influences as Queens of the Stone Age, David Bowie and Soundgarden, the Swedish metal band enthrallingly  [ Read More ]

Categories: MUSIC, MUSIC REVIEWS, REVIEWS

A Long Way Down Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On July - 7 - 2014 0 Comment

A LONG WAY DOWN Magnolia Pictures Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes Grade:  C- Director:  Pascal Chaumeil Screenplay:  Jack Thorne, based on Nick Hornby’s novel Cast:  Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots, Rosamund Pike, Sam Neill Screened at:    Dolby24, NYC, 6/25/14 Opens:  July 11, 2014 Nothing makes much sense.  Is “A Long Way Down” a comedy about depression, suicide, and paralytic disease?  Does having suicidal impulses in common make for solid friendships?  Is there anything in the script that adds up to more than banal chatter among four people with little in common?  Who knows?  Pascal Chaumeil’s adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novel—the volume available  [ Read More ]

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Land Ho! Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On July - 7 - 2014 0 Comment
Land Ho Movie

Title: LAND HO! Sony Pictures Classics Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes Grade:  B Director:  Martha Stephens, Aaron Katz Screenplay:  Martha Stephens, Aaron Katz Cast:  Paul Eenhoorn, Earl Lynn Nelson, Karrie Crouse, Elizabeth McKee, Alice Olivia Clarke, Emmsje Gauti Screened at:  Sony, NYC, 5/28/14 Opens:  July 11, 2014 You probably heard the advice “Travel while you’re young.  You have the energy, and once you get kids, you’ll have to put off long trips for many years to come.”  There is some truth in this: of course you have more energy when you’re 20 than when you’re 60, and traveling with young kids or teens can be  [ Read More ]

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Honour Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On July - 7 - 2014 0 Comment

Title: Honour 108 Media Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes Grade:  C Director:  Shan Khan Screenplay:  Shan Khan Cast:  Aiysha Hart, Paddy Considine, Faraz Ayub, Shubham Saraf, Harvey Virdi, Nikesh Patel Screened at:    Review, NYC, 6/16/14 Opens:  July 11, 2014 When Terry Leonard made the 1987 action thriller “Death before Dishonor,” he was setting the stage for one gunnery Sgt. Burns to rescue Marines taken hostage in the Middle East.  These Marines believe that nothing is worse than dishonor, meaning that they, themselves would rather die than suffer a fate worse than death.  It’s bizarre to think, however, that there are thousands of families that would  [ Read More ]

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Earth To Echo Movie Review

Posted by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi On July - 6 - 2014 0 Comment
Earth To Echo Movie

Title: Earth To Echo Director: Dave Green Starring: Teo Halm, Astro, Reese Hartwig, Ella Wahlestedt, Jason Gray-Stanford. If E.T. were to be narrated today, ‘Earth To Echo,’ would definitely not do it justice. Dave Green’s flick mishmashes classics of sci-fi with more recent youth movies, such as ‘Super 8’ and ‘Stand By Me,’ to explore the theme of friendship and xenophobia. The story that “echoes” Spielberg’s great extraterrestrial films, narrates the “close encounters of the third kind,” of a bunch of youngsters who stumble upon the tech-version of a cute complaisant alien. The juveniles receive a bizarre series of encrypted messages and decide to embark on an adventure with the  [ Read More ]

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Tammy Movie Review

Posted by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi On July - 6 - 2014 0 Comment
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Title: Tammy Director: Ben Falcone Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Allison Janney, Toni Collette, Sandra Oh, Dan Aykroyd, Kathy Bates. Not all entertainment couples turn out to have such cinematic chemistry as Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton. Melissa McCarthy is a very talented actress, but under the direction of her husband Ben Falcone – with whom she co-wrote ‘Tammy’s’ script – she rubber-stamps the portrayal of the slovenly buffoon. The premise isn’t very imaginative. Tammy has a catastrophic day: while driving she hits a deer that damages her car, she gets fired from work and when she returns home she finds her husband having a romantic dinner with another  [ Read More ]

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The Devine Xperience’s Self-Titled Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On July - 6 - 2014 0 Comment
The Devine Xperience's Self-Titled Album Review

Artist: The Devine Xperience Album: The Devine Xperience Label: Let’s Beat Milo Records Executive Producers: Edgar Montiel & DJ Keoki Recorded and mixed at: Robert’s Recording Laboratory Music can often powerfully engage people’s senses and bring them on an emotional journey as they relate to the gripping lyrics singers infuse into their songs. But musicians who can truly showcase their versatility and passion about important life events and sentiments mainly through their unique beats and instrumentals often have the most dynamic and compelling stories to tell. Such is the case with the resourceful electronic band, The Devine Xperience, whose new self-titled debut album contains a classic mix of dance music  [ Read More ]

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Frank Movie Review

Posted by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi On July - 2 - 2014 0 Comment

Title: Frank Director: Lenny Abrahamson Starring Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhall, Scoot McNairy. Take two gingery Brits whose talent is exceptional, a couple of gifted American actors and make them deliver, through music, society’s paranoias, what you get is a flick that is charming in its peculiarity. Irish director Lenny Abrahamson is accustomed to using misfits to analyse contemporary malaise, through dark comedy. In his first film, ‘Adam & Paul,’ a pair of heroin addicts made their way around Dublin in search of a fix, whilst his latter ‘What Richard Did’ fictionalised the assault on Brian Murphy, outside the Burlington Hotel in Dublin in 2000. Also ‘Frank,’ is populated  [ Read More ]

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