[DVD] The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

Based on the smash hit YA novel by Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is one of the best teen-centric movies produced in the past decade. There really hasn’t been much else released that isn’t dystopian (ie: The Hunger Games) that I can recall being anywhere near this good of a teen/high school…

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[DVD] Moneyball (2011)

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game written by Michael Lewis in 2003 about Billy Beane and his approach to building the Oakland Athletics roster was a good book that introduced the concept of sabermetrics to the masses. For whatever reason, it was decided to adapt this book to the silver screen (which normally…

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[Theaterical] Catching Fire (2013)

Catching Fire is the sequel to The Hunger Games. As the middle novel of the trilogy, it has a lot to live up to. Or in this case, the cinematic sequel to the successful adaptation of the first novel. Most of the time, sequels don’t quite live up to the original – or they have…

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[Theaterical] The Wizard of Oz 3D IMAX (1939)

The Wizard of Oz. Really, what more do I need to say about America’s most iconic movie? How many other movies can use a simple concept from the movie itself and be instantly recognized by the vast majority of the general public? All of those are simple rhetorical questions – there are obviously very few…

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[Theaterical] The Great Gatsby 3D (2013)

Baz Luhrmann (the director) is well known for producing movies with visual splendor aplenty, that happen to be lacking in content or become horribly altered from their original source material. This reputation of Luhrmann’s rests upon the critical reception of a couple of his previous movies: Romeo + Juliet (1996) and Moulin Rouge! (2001). Romeo…

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[DVD] The Help (2011)

The Help was adapted from the novel of the same name published by Kathryn Stockett in 2009. Directed by Tate Taylor and starring Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, and Bryce Dallas Howard amongst others, this is truly an ensemble cast where all the characters contribute to a single coherent storyline even though there may…

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[Theaterical] The Hunger Games (2012)

The smash hit movie The Hunger Games is based on the first novel of Suzanne Collins’ dystopian YA trilogy. The movie itself weighs in at a heavy 142 minute run-time, but each minute has been well spent in condensing the book and translating it to film. The first book introduces us to a post-apocalyptic United…

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