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the Bag Man

“The Bag Man” Review

“The Bag Man” (2014) When we first meet Jack (John Cusack) it’s obvious that he is having a bad day.  Driving at night in the Louisiana backwoods, he has a hand that is bleeding and [...]

CW69–03/07/2014

The Bag Man

Interview with “The Bag Man” director David Grovic

“The Bag Man” (2014) is a film noir crime drama by writer/director David Grovic that stars John Cusack as Jack, a hit man hired by a crime boss named Dragna (Robert De Niro) to deliver [...]

CW69–03/06/2014

300: Rise of an Empire

Preview This! “300: Rise of an Empire”

Opening this week at a theater near you:   “300: Rise of an Empire” (2014) Greek general, Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton), leads his forces against the invading Persian forces led by the mortal-turned-god, Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro), [...]

CW69–03/03/2014

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Preview This! “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”

Opening Christmas Day at a theatre near you: “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” (2013) Walter (Ben Stiller) works in a very ordinary job at Life magazine and has a crush on Cheryl (Kristen Wiig), [...]

CW69–12/23/2013

Out of the Furnace

Preview This! “Out of the Furnace”

Opening this week at a theater near you: “Out of the Furnace”  (2013) Rodney (Casey Affleck) hasn’t adjusted well to the civilian life after serving in the military. He now makes a living working for [...]

CW69–12/02/2013

Ender's Game

Preview This! “Ender’s Game”

Opening this week at a theatre near you: “Ender’s Game”  (2013) Set in Earth’s future, mankind has barely survived two attacks by an alien race known as the “Buggers.”  As Earth prepares for the next [...]

CW69–10/28/2013

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Preview This! “Insidious: Chapter 2″

Opening this week at a theatre near you: “Insidious: Chapter 2”  (2013) The Lambert family is back together after Josh (Patrick Wilson) went into astral dimension called the Further and saved his son from a [...]

CW69–09/09/2013

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Preview This! Pain & Gain

Opening this week at a theatre near you: “Pain & Gain” (2013) Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) works as a personal trainer. He’s a fairly happy guy, but he wants the good life and he wants [...]

CW69–04/22/2013

84th Academy Awards Nominations Announcement

Mike’s Fearless Oscar Picks

The 85th annual Academy Awards are on this Sunday, Feb. 24th. Here are my Fearless Oscar picks, along with any picks that I foresee as possible upsets: Best Picture: Argo. Argo has been picking up [...]

02/22/2013

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Top Picks for the 85th Academy Awards

Sunday’s 85th Academy Awards marks the end of the 2012-2013 awards season. No more pageantry, Harvey Weinstein jokes, disingenuous acceptance speeches (cough, Anne Hathaway, cough) and rigged voting systems. Still, I’m sad to see the [...]

CW69–02/22/2013

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