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Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood And The Second World War

Five Came Back tells the fantastic story of five directors who offered their services to the United States during World War II. The tremendous amount of research done by Mark Harris and his engaging writing delivers a page turner that is a must read for fans of film history and WWII. 294 more words

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is proof that Marvel is still in the meticulously planned market of mixing it up. After billions of dollars of grosses they aren’t afraid to push a film… 604 more words

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Need For Speed: Fast Cars. Full Tanks. Can't Go Slow

Need For Speed doesn’t think, it moves. The stunts are unbelievable, the plot thin and characters likable. The script may be pure gobbledygook but the racing is full of visceral beauty and pure practical bliss.  493 more words

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The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel is a charming roller coaster ride featuring a fantastic Ralph Fiennes performance. The plot is fast and loose (undoubtedly planned meticulously by Anderson) and feels more like an excuse for Anderson to unleash his visual aesthetic onto the world. 395 more words

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Cheap Thrills: A Most Dangerous Game

Cheap Thrills is the story of a down on his luck man who is drawn into a night of insanity. Pleasant it ain’t but it has an organic nastiness that doesn’t feel forced. 530 more words

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The Retrial of The Counselor

Now that the dust has settled and the critical vitriol has dissipated I think it is a good time to look back at The Counselor. 605 more words

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Hours: Paul Walker's Finest Moment

Kurt Russell recently did an interview with Collider where he had this to say about Paul Walker:

I sensed that this was a guy who enjoyed many things in his life and was very appreciative, but was also getting to a point where he wanted to begin to seriously, in an artistic sense, explore what would excite him and find out where he might go. 

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