Top Thirty Favorite Movies of 2014

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I’m really excited to be starting up my blog again. It’s a new year with new goals and one of them for me was to be more consistent with this site. What better way for me to come back than to post my top thirty favorite movies of 2014. Continue reading

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June 2014 Movie Report

We’ve just finished the month of June which continued the summer of awesome. It was the month for sequels and sci-fi blockbusters and, some more than others, the month succeeded. So now it’s time for me to say what I thought were the best and worst films of the month and rate each of the films I’ve seen. I haven’t seen every movie released this month, but I’ll go back and edit once I do.

Best:

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I’ve raved about it for a long time, I’ve seen it twice, and it’s still my favorite film of the summer. “Begin Again” is not just a great comedy about music, but it is a truly honest movie with a great emotional punch that feels tangible and real. The terrific performances by the ensemble cast and the soundtrack that I’ve been listening to ever since it was posted on Spotify are just a couple of the film’s many highlights. Definitely seek it out as it expands within the coming weeks.

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Box Office: “Transformers” Made A Bunch Of Cash

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The box office results are in and it looks like “Transformers” ain’t going away for a long, long, long, long, LONG time.

Paramount is suggesting that the “film” made $100 million over the 3 day weekend, but BoxOfficeMojo.Com suggests that “the actual number is around $98 million (or lower).” That would put it as the second highest opening weekend for the franchise behind “Revenge Of The Fallen,” ($108 million). Long story short, “Transformers” is here to stay no matter how bad this new movie was and chances are, Paramount’s getting the cash lined up for Michael Bay to return. Continue reading

“Begin Again” – Movie Review

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“Begin Again”

Director: John Carney

Screenwriter: John Carney

Cast: Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Adam Levine, Hailee Steinfeld, James Corden, Catherine Keener, Mos Def, CeeLo Greene

Runtime: 1 Hour 44 Minutes

Rating: R for language

Studio: The Weinstein Company

After Credits Scene? No

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“Begin Again” Trailer 2 Review

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“Begin Again” is the newest film from John Carney, the writer/director behind the Oscar-winning film, “Once.” Back at the Toronto International Film Festival, the film ended up being an audience favorite, back when it was under the title, “Can a Song Save Your Life?” Today, The Weinstein Company has released a short, new trailer highlighting Adam Levine’s song, “Lost Stars.” Here’s the trailer:

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June 2014 Movie Preview

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So we’re in the midst of the summer movie season and it’s off to a great start. From big summer blockbusters like “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and “Godzilla” to small independent films like “Chef” and “The Double,” it’s been one of the most consistently great months of the year so far. Next up, we have June, where things are looking to get bigger and better. So I figured I’d take some time to look over the upcoming June releases and share my brief expectations on them all. Let’s get started!

June 6:

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“Edge of Tomorrow” – Ever since I heard the premise, I’ve been excited about this movie. I’m a big Tom Cruise fan and the raving early reviews are definitely adding to my excitement.

“The Fault In Our Stars” – This movie could end up being the movie of the weekend at the box office. The fan base is absolutely huge. Me personally, I like the trailer, but I worry that the final product will turn out to be a sap-fest. Continue reading