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‘The East’ offers little to the spy genre

Josh Carlton

May 8, 2013

It’s not often that you see a movie about the American side of terrorism. “The East” follows an operative from a private intelligence firm, Sarah (Brit Marling), tasked with infiltrating an eco-terrorist cell headed by Benji (Alexander Skarsgard). Once inside the belly of the beast, Sarah must...

‘Admission’ doesn’t meet the qualifications

Josh Carlton

March 25, 2013

I’d be hard to say that “Admission”, the new comedy/drama starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd, didn’t have its moments.  While the two leads are always reliable, they can’t seem to rise above the material. There’s a good movie somewhere in here, but like a shaky applicant, the film’s GPA ...

‘Stoker,’ tries too hard to be suspenseful

Josh Carlton

March 21, 2013

Back in 2003, a violent gut-punch of a movie came out of South Korea titled “Oldboy.” Many who saw the film were instantly taken by its twisted story of revenge, not to mention one of the most shocking endings in cinematic history. Fast forward ten years and you have director Park Chan-Wook’s first...

“Expendables 2” Showcases Old Heroes and Old School Action

Casey Delich

August 23, 2012

“Expendables 2” brings back all the action, stars, and cheesy lines of its predecessor.  Its predecessor “The Expendables” is a throwback to the days of our youths with the action stars that many of us grew up with, just older, slower, but using the same lines.       You get the entire b...

‘The Beaver’ is a Disturbingly Good Film

Alison Geller

May 12, 2011

“The Beaver,” director and co-star Jodie Foster’s latest film, is a mental rollercoaster. The movie, which is only playing at a handful of theaters, stars Academy Award winner Mel Gibson as Walter Black, a husband who has sunk so low in his depression that his wife (Foster) kicks him out. Walter...

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