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Non-Stop – Movie Review

Non-Stop is a rote, incompetent thriller that wastes Liam Neeson’s talents as both a serious actor and reborn action star. The movie follows Bill Marks (Liam Neeson), an air marshal with alcoholic tendencies that starts off the film by drinking at 5:30 AM before a flight to London. Clearly he has issues. There are hints of… Read more »

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Carrie (2013) – Movie Review

Carrie is a serviceable remake, although it’s ultimately an unnecessary retelling of the 1976 classic’s stronger, more resonant themes of religious control and a teenage outcast. The story opens and closes in a different fashion from the original, giving us a look at Julianne Moore’s insane religious zealot Margaret White, birthing Carrie (Chloe Grace Moretz)… Read more »

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Don Jon – Movie Review

Don Jon is an oddball debut by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, a film centering on a womanizer addicted to Internet porn. New Jersey-born Jon (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is dedicated to many things in life: his family, his friends, his workouts, his church, and his computer’s sex-filled Internet. He’s stuck in a cycle that seemingly keeps him content, but we… Read more »

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What Maisie Knew analyzes a six-year old girl and her struggle with parental figures in an elaborately complex, emotionally layered way. Here, we’re given two parents (Julianne Moore and Steve Coogan) who treat their child as a given; when they continue to bicker and decide to divorce, she becomes a source of power for each. They… Read more »