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We Need To Talk about Kevin

We Need To Talk about Kevin

We Need To Talk about Kevin ***** Drama/Suspense/Mystery    Oscilloscope Pictures Cast: Tilda Swinton (Eva), John C. Reilly (Franklin), Ezra Miller ((Teenage Kevin), Jasper Newell (Kevin at ages 6-8), Rock Duel (Kevin as a Toddler), Ashley Gerasimovich (Celia), Kenneth Franklin (Soweto), Ursula Parker (Lucy).  (R) Running time: 112 [...]

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

**** Cast: Tom Hanks (Thomas Schell), Thomas Horn (Oskar Schell), Sandra Bullock (Linda Schell), Zoe Caldwell (Oskar’s Grandmother), Max von Sydow (The Renter), Stephen Henderson (Walt the Locksmith), Viola Davis (Abby Black), Jeffrey Wright (William Black), Hazelle Goodman (Hazelle Black, Jim Norton (Old Mr. Black), Ryka Dottavio (Maris [...]

Top 10 Movies of the Year 2011

By Howard McQuitter II #1 “The Tree of Life” PG-13 Drama 139 minutes Many will find “The Tree of Life” esoteric but it’s enlightening about one man’s story starting in the 1950s and weaving into what is at times a convoluted cinematographic wonder. Directed by Terrance Malick. #2 “Of Gods and Men” PG-13 Drama/History 122 [...]

Melancholia

Melancholia

“Melancholia” Sci-fi/Drama/Art House Cast: Kirsten Dunst (Justine), Charlotte Gainsbourg (Claire), Alexander Skarsgard (Michael), Charlotte Rampling (Gaby), Stellan Skarsgard (Jack), Cameron Spurr (Leo), Kiefer Sutherland (John). Running time:136 minutes. Director: Lars von Trier.  “Melancholia” opens up with the classical [...]

The Descendants

The Descendants

“ The Descendants”(2011) *****       An Hominem Enterprises Drama/Comedy Cast: George Clooney (Matt or Matthew King), Shailene Woodley (Alexandra or Alexis King), Amara Miller (Scottie King), Patricia  Hastie (Elizabeth King),Beau Bridges (Cousin Hugh), Matthew Lillard (Brian Speer), Judy Greer (Julie Speer).Running time: 115 [...]

Drive & Fright Night

Drive & Fright Night

“Drive”(2011) ****1/2 Cast: Ryan Gosling (Driver), Carey Mulligan (Irene), Bryan Cranston (Shannon), Albert Brooks (Bernie Ross), Christina Hendricks (Blance), Ron Perlman (Nino). (R) Running time: 100 minutes.  Director: Nicolas Winding Refn.  Ryan Gosling is just known as ‘Driver’, a stunt driver on Hollywood movie sites.  At [...]

Warrior & Point Blank

Warrior & Point Blank

Warrior (2011) Lionsgate PG-13 rated Running time: 139 minutes Director: Gavin O’ Connor Drama/Sports ****1/2 Cast: Joel Edgerton (Bredan Conlon),Tom Hardy (Tommy Conlon), Nick Nolte (Paddy Conlon), Jennifer Morrison (Tess Conlon), Kevin Dunn (Principal Zito), Denzil Whitaker (Stephon). Three men--two brothers and their [...]

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 & The Robber

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 & The Robber

  Harry Potter and The Deadly Hallows: Part 2-2011 **** (Four of five stars) Warner Brothers Rating PG-13 Running time: 131 minutes Drama/Fantasy Director: David Yates Cast: Daniel Radcliff (Harry Potter), Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix), Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort), [...]

Super 8 & 13 Assassins

Super 8 & 13 Assassins

Super 8 ****1/2 Paramount Pictures PG 13, Running Time 112 minutes Director: J.J. Abrams Cast: Kyle Chandler (Jackson Lamb), Elle Fanning (Alice Dainard), Joel Courtney (Joe Lamb), Noah Emmerich (Nelec), Ron Eldard (Louis Dainard), Glynn Turman (Dr. Woodward), Riley Griffiths (Charles), Ryan Lee (Cary), Zach Mills (Preston), Gabriel Basso [...]

Midnight in Paris

Midnight in Paris

Midnight in Paris Mediapro Uptown ****1/2 Cast: Owen Wilson (Gil Pender), Rachel McAdam (Inez), Mimi Kennedy (Helen Pender), kurt fuller (John Pender), Tom Hiddleson (F. Scott Fitzgerald), Marion Cotillard (Adriana), Corey Stoll (Ernest Hemingway), David Lowe (T.S.Eliot), Adrien Brody (Salvador Dali), Olivier Rabourdin (Paul Gauguin), [...]

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