Monthly Archives: January 2014

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

Released: January 17, 2014. Directed by: Kenneth Branagh. Starring: Chris Pine, Keira Knightley, Kevin Costner. Runtime: 105 min. “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” is one of those films that is simply a decent time at the movies; take it or leave … Continue reading

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January 31 to February 2 Box Office Predictions

The two films being released the last weekend of January is “Labor Day” and “That Awkward Moment.” The idea of a film called Labor Day being released in January is a bit of a funny idea. At 2584 theatres, this … Continue reading

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American Hustle (2013)

Released: December 20, 2013. Directed by: David O. Russell. Starring: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper. Runtime: 138 min. With “American Hustle,” David O. Russell creates a heavily stylish look at the lives of con men and an FBI agent … Continue reading

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The Call (2013)

Released: March 15, 2013. Directed by: Brad Anderson. Starring: Halle Berry, Abigail Breslin, Evie Thompson. Runtime: 94 min. “The Call” is a run-of-the-mill but enjoyable thriller that stars Halle Berry. Berry’s character, Jordan Turner, suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder after … Continue reading

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Philomena (2013)

Released: November 27, 2013. Directed by: Stephen Frears. Starring: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark. Runtime: 98 min. Today, teenage pregnancy is a commonplace. There’s even a TV show about young pregnant girls called “16 and Pregnant” that premiered … Continue reading

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Frozen (2013)

Released: November 27, 2013. Directed by: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee. Starring (voices): Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Idina Menzel. Runtime: 1o2 min. I heard that “Frozen” utilizes music to assist its narrative and to portray the character’s feelings, but I didn’t … Continue reading

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The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Released: December 25, 2013. Directed by: Martin Scorsese. Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie. Runtime: 180 min. I’m not going to claim that I’m an expert on anything movies just yet, especially not on films by Scorsese – hell, … Continue reading

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