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Furious 7 Movie Review

4 hours ago

Title: Furious 7 Director: James Wan Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Dwayne Johnson, Elsa Pataky, Nathalie Emmanuel, Djimon Hounsou, with Jason Statham and Kurt Russell Respectfully honoring a talented, humble and versatile actor who enthrallingly thrived on connecting with his fans, especially over his most noteworthy role, can be an equally daunting and bittersweet process for filmmakers and studios, particularly when the performer tragically and unexpectedly dies amid production of a highly anticipated movie. Such is the case with the late Paul Walker, whose brilliant capabilities as a performer helped drive his portrayal of the beloved former government official Brian O’Connor  [ Read More ]

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- Karen Benardello

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Mad Max: Fury Road Gets A Brand New Trailer

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Haunted by his turbulent past, Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy) believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa (Charlize Theron). They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne), from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows. The new action film stars Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, and Zoë Kravitz as Toast. “Mad Max: Fury Road” hits theaters everywhere on May 15.

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- Rudie Obias

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Backtrack, Starring Adrien Brody, to Make its Tribeca Debut

30 March 2015 12:10 PM, PDT

The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival is coming April 15 through April 26 and the world premiere of “Backtrack,” starring Adrien Brody, will take place during the festival’s Midnight Section. The film stars Brody as a psychotherapist who realizes the threads to a mystery lie in his own mental sufferings: “In this spine-tingling supernatural thriller, trouble pychotherapist Peter Bowers (Adrien Brody) is suffering from nightmares and eerie visions. When he uncovers a horrifying secret that all of his patients share, he is put on a course that takes him back to the small hometown he fled years ago. There he confronts his demons and unravels a mystery 20 years in the  [ Read More ]

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- monique

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He Named Me Malala Acquired by Fox Searchlight Pictures

30 March 2015 11:41 AM, PDT

Teen activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has become one of the biggest names in activism in recent years and to further cement her status as one of the most important people of this generation, Fox Searchlight Pictures has acquired most of the global rights to the documentary “He Named Me Malala.” (“Most” because StudioCanal will represent the film in France). The documentary, directed by Davis Guggenheim and produced by Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald, will give, as The Hollywood Reporter quotes, an “intimate portrait” of Yousafzai. Fox Searchlight presidents Nancy Utley and Stephen Gilula stated that bringing the documentary to the world “will be an honor for  [ Read More ]

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- monique

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View Symphony: New Nations and New Worlds for Free on FilmOn

30 March 2015 6:52 AM, PDT

The history of the symphony is examined in the BBC television program “Symphony: New Nations and New Worlds.” The program takes a closer look at certain movements in the European symphony and how the symphony migrated throughout Europe and to America. “Simon Russell Beale continues his history of the symphony by taking a musical journey through the rise of nationalism in Europe into the New World. He discovers how nationalist voices such as Tchaikovsky, Dvorak and Sibelius brought the symphony to wider audiences and visits Dvorak’s summer house as he left it at his death in 1904, a remarkable insight into the personal life of the great composer. Simon follows  [ Read More ]

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- monique

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Effie Gray Movie Review

29 March 2015 9:05 PM, PDT

Effie Gray Adopt Films Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade:  C+ Director:  Richard Laxton Screenwriter:  Emma Thompson Cast:  Dakota Fanning, Greg Wise, Tom Sturridge, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters Screened at:  Dolby88, NYC, 2/12/15 We’ve come a way from the culture of Victorian England.  If you’re not a fan of history and you think that Victorian England is a branch of Victoria’s Secret, you’d be wise to see two films: one involving a chap named Gray, another about a fellow named Grey.  When you compare the morals and mores embraced by the two movies, you’d think you’ve gone from Venus to Mars: that’s how different both  [ Read More ]

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- Harvey Karten

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