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Movie Review: ‘Snowpiercer’

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Yesterday was a very fun day in that I got to spend most of it with my friends Tamar and Caleb. Tam took us to an afternoon birthday pool party in the hills, which was great, and then we made our way back down to earth for a late showing of the indie film Snowpiercer. We’ve been hearing great things about the movie for a few weeks now so we decided to see what all the fuss was about. Having seen the movie myself, I’ve determined that folks either really love Snowpiercer or they really don’t. Tam and Caleb were in the former category, I find myself in the latter. More »

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Movie Review: ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’ In 4DX

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Last night my friend Josh and I made our way to the Regal Cinemas at LA Live in DTLA to see a showing of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes in 4DX. This review of the movie will be broken into two parts … the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes part and the 4DX part. 4DX, for those of you who aren’t aware, is the next generation in the movie-going experience. In a 4DX theater, the room — the seats — adapt to the action that takes place in the movie to make you feel as if you were part of the action. It was a crazy fun experience, let me tell you right off the bat but I am also very happy to relay that Dawn was a superb movie even without all the bells and whistles from the 4DX experience. More »

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Movie Review: ‘Boyhood’

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For a few months now (years for some) we have been hearing about Richard Linklater‘s film Boyhood which was filmed over a 12 year time frame. Last night, I was able to be among the first people in LA to see the movie in full. I met up with my friends Emma, Eileen and Josh at the Arclight in Hollywood to see Boyhood and I am happy to relay that we were all completely floored by the film. I mean … wow. Before I get into a few details about the movie, I must point out first that it is my humble opinion that Boyhood will be one of, if not, THE best movies of the year. Hands down. There is a poignancy to this very simple story of one boy and his family that will resonate with so many people. I’m really excited for more people to see the movie so that they can share the experience as well. More »

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Movie Review: ‘Obvious Child’

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Last night I met up with Emma for a quick movie date because I learned a long time ago that when Emma offers a movie invite, you absolutely have to say yes. She suggested we see an indie film titled Obvious Child and altho I knew nothing about the movie at all, I jumped at the chance to see it with Em. As usual, Emma proved to have excellent taste in films becuase we both loved Obvious Child very much. The movie stars comedienne Jenny Slate in an amazing break-out role that, I hope, will provide her with more acting opportunities in the future. More »

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Movie Review: ‘Begin Again’

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Back in May we got to see the trailer for the new film Begin Again, which stars Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo and singer Adam Levine (in his first acting role). Last night, I met up with my friend Eileen for a movie date and we decided to see Begin Again to determine if all of the good buzz about the movie was actually true. But, before my movie date with Eileen, I met up with Tamar for an afternoon hike together so that we could catch up with one another. My hang date with Tam was fun. My movie date with Eileen was fun. And Begin Again is a really, really good movie. More »

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I Was On A 90s Pop Culture Podcast Talking Quentin Tarantino, And It’s Kind Of A Big Deal!!!

On 'Jackie Brown,' Pam Grier, and Existential Parachute Pants!

PITNBrs, in my dream world I eat pizza all day, I have an endless supply of black eyeliner, and I get to sit around and relive the magic of my favorite movies. The other day, I was so excited because I got to do the latter, thanks to the amazing folks at your new favorite 90s pop culture podcast, Existential Parachute Pants. Yeah, baby. So today, I have to give a major shouts-out to Chris Morgan (follow him on Twitter, or I’m not your friend anymore) and Seth Macy (on Twitter, same goes for him), who asked me to join them in an in-depth conversation about a Quentin Tarantino movie with which I only recently fell in lurve, Jackie Brown. Youc an list to the podcast HERE, or in iTunes HERE. Click inside so I can tell you a little more about this awesome experience!

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Movie Review: ‘Transformers: Age Of Extinction’

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Last night I was invited to attend an early screening of Transformers: Age of Extinction in the Paramount Theater on the Paramount Studios Lot. Because I’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of this movie for months and because of the DINOBOTS, I was really excited to see the movie. I invited my homie Jessie (from our Sons of Anakin Social Club) to attend the screening with me and we had a great time. I’m happy to say that I really enjoyed Age of Extinction MUCH more than the last Transformers movie Revenge of the Fallen. I must admit that Extinction has its faults but all in all, I had a pretty fun time at the movies last night. More »

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Movie Review: ‘The Fault In Our Stars’

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Last night I made my way out to the ArcLight Theater in Hollywood to see a showing of The Fault in our Stars. Sarah and I planned on seeing it together when I was in Detroit last week but the timing never worked out. I guess it’s for the best that I saw the movie by myself because I was able to bawl my eyes out hidden away from everyone else and not embarrass myself. I never got around to reading the book but I knew what I was in for. Even still, I wasn’t expecting the emotion to pretty much drag me down into a puddle of tears but, yeah, that’s what happened. The Fault in our Stars is a great movie, I’m glad I made the time to see it. More »

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Movie Review: ‘Maleficent’

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SO … last night, I was lucky enough to attend an early screening of Maleficent here in LA and I have to tell you right off the bat that I loved the movie entirely. I’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of this movie ever since we first heard that Angelina Jolie would be starring as the titular character way back in 2010. In June of 2012, we got our first look at Angelina in costume as Maleficent on the set of the film and since then, we’ve gotten pretty regular updates on the film’s progress. The movie opens in theaters here in the US tomorrow and I am very happy to tell you exactly why I loved this movie and why I think you will love it as well. More »

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Movie Review: ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’

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Last night I met up with my DEAR Adriana for a dinner and movie date and, as usual, we had the best time ever. The Arclight in Hollywood hosted early showings of X-Men: Days of Future past (which opened officially today) and we nabbed tickets for the 10pm showing together. We grabbed dinner nearby and then settled in for a night of mutant fun. I am VERY VERY VERY happy to say that I loved Days of Future Past very much. The movie managed to honor the previous X-Men films while paving the way for a great new future for the X-Men film franchise. I can’t really think of a thing that I didn’t like about the movie so, yeah, my review is totally a rave. More »

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