In Cinemas: Friday, October 30, 2015 — Burnt, Our Brand Is Crisis, Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse, Truth, Jem And The Holograms, The New Girlfriend…

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Though it's not earning a lot of love from other critics, I really enjoyed the new Bradley Cooper foodie movie Burnt. For me, it has the right combination of performances, script, pacing, and location: London in the summer. My full review is here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1G5E5Eo1wo Our Brand Is Crisis is a political dramedy with Sandra Bullock…Read More

Wacken 3D review — Complete Metal-ness

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Written and directed by Norbert Heitker | 95 min "There are many crazy people, but it's also the most peaceful place in the world," says a fan from Taiwan. "It's four days of complete metal-ness," declares Henry Rollins. On Thursday night Cineplex is screening the part-concert movie part-anthropological study Wacken 3D: Louder Than Hell, about the…Read More

In Cinemas: Friday, October 23, 2015 — Grandma, Steve Jobs, The Last Witch Hunter, Remember, Rock The Kasbah, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, A Christmas Horror Story…

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I really liked Grandma, a simple but surprisingly wonderful movie, in which Lily Tomlin's Elle helps her granddaughter get an abortion. Check out my full review here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0hJ7NHDglU After weeks of ads, we're finally getting a chance to see Steve Jobs, the creatively titled Steve Jobs movie. Whether we need another cinematic take on this guy is…Read More

Grandma review — Lily Tomlin Rules, OK?

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Written and directed by Paul Weitz | 79 min Elle is the world's coolest grandmother. She's tattooed, she swears, she's a poet, an out lesbian, and drives a 1955 Dodge Royal. When granddaughter Sage shows up on her front doorstep looking for money for an abortion, you know Grandma's gonna be crotchety, but she's gonna…Read More

Back To The Future trilogy review

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This week is a strange one in Hollywood lore: Wednesday, October 21, 2015, is the date in the future that Doc Brown takes Marty and Jennifer to in Back To The Future Part II. Director Robert Zemeckis chose the date randomly, a little more than 30 years from when the film was released on the…Read More