If you love America, go see Pain & Gain

By Coyle Neal on April 26, 2013

Review of Pain and Gain, Directed by Michael Bay “Don’t be a don’t-er, do be a doer.” Such is the motto of body-builders/gym-rats Danny Lugo, Paul Doyle, and Adrian Doorball (Marky Mark, the Rock, and Anthony Mackie). Okay, if we’re…

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Lost in Thailand Chinese Style

By Kendrick Kuo on April 2, 2013

Review of Lost in Thailand, Directed by Xu Zheng If you know anything about the Chinese box office, you know that James Cameron’s Titanic and Avatar are among the highest grossing films—not to mention the incredible popularity of 2012. But…

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‘Admission’ Is Worth the Price

By Julia Polese on March 22, 2013

Review of Admission, Directed by Paul Weitz College admissions: the final test of the helicopter parent. While it was no Deerfield or Andover, my college prep school career began with a meeting about college preparation the first month of freshman…

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Burt Wonderstone: From Wonder-Empty to Wonder-Full

By Alexis Neal on March 15, 2013

Review of The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Directed by Don Scardino Yet this I hold against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first. ~ Revelation 2:4 Albert Weinzelstein and his friend Anthony—social outcasts and frequent targets for bullying—wanted nothing…

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Are We Stand Up Guys?

By Kendrick Kuo on January 31, 2013

Review of Stand Up Guys, Directed by Fisher Stevens By KENDRICK KUO What makes a stand up guy? Friendships between three retired gangsters tries to answer this question in the just-released Stand Up Guys starring Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, and…

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Django Discusses Race

By Kendrick Kuo on December 25, 2012

Review of Django Unchained, Directed by Quentin Tarantino By KENDRICK KUO Django Unchained is everything you would expect from a Tarantino film. Much in the same vein as Inglorious Basterds, this story is a historical one. Instead of Nazi Germany,…

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This Is 40: Hollywood on Aging

By Kendrick Kuo on December 19, 2012

Review of This Is 40, Directed by Judd Apatow By KENDRICK KUO Pete (Paul Rudd) got Debbie (Leslie Mann) pregnant, got married, and a few years later, they have two kids and they are 40 years old. Well…Debbie thinks she…

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