Tag: Movies

Nicki Minaj’s Pinkprint  Movie Sizzles

Nicki Minaj’s Pinkprint  Movie Sizzles

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01/26/2015

You may know Nicki Minaj for her edgy verses and “own it” attitude, but the iconic rapper may just be blossoming from talented musician into a full-fledged movie star. On January 18, Minaj starred in her third film, a 16-minute feature to accompany her album The Pinkprint. Directed by Taylor Cohen and Francesco Carrozzini and…

Best of 2014: The <em>Voice</em>‘s top 10 movies and albums

Best of 2014: The Voice‘s top 10 movies and albums

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12/04/2014

Movies 1. Boyhood Richard Linklater’s 11-year epic Boyhood is nothing short of a landmark film. Boyhood follows the life of Mason Evans, Jr. (Ellar Coltrane), from his early elementary school days to his college move-in day. Cast at the age of 8, Coltrane plays the role with tremendous honesty, exhibiting growth both as Mason and as…

Black Coal, Thin Ice Perplexes and Excites

Black Coal, Thin Ice Perplexes and Excites

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11/19/2014

Something unusual happened last February at the Berlin International Film Festival. Many films were vying for the festival’s top prize, including Richard Linklater’s 12-year coming of age story Boyhood and Life of Riley, the final film by the late, great Alain Resnais, among others. The festival jury, however, gave the Golden Bear to an unexpected…

One Comparison to Rule them All

One Comparison to Rule them All

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11/14/2014

Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy is considered one of the greatest cinematic feats in Hollywood’s history. Jackson somehow took one sprawling, epic and practically unfilmable story and transformed it into three fantastic films. The trilogy’s conclusion, The Return of the King, was awarded with eleven Oscars, multiple endings aside. When Jackson announced that…

Big Hero 6 is a humongous success

Big Hero 6 is a humongous success

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11/11/2014

In the midst of Marvel and DC duking it out over control of the superhero film, Disney has landed a serious blow to the genre with Big Hero 6. The movie manages to combine the heartwarming elements of Disney character development with the action and excitement of The Avengers. I have to say that I…

Also Like Life Highlights Lauded Taiwanese Filmmaker

Also Like Life Highlights Lauded Taiwanese Filmmaker

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11/05/2014

This past Sunday marked the beginning of the DC run of Also Like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien, a retrospective on the work of the internationally admired Taiwanese filmmaker. Often cited as a crucial member of the Taiwanese New Wave, Hou has become well-known for his unusual approach to storytelling and the uniquely Taiwanese…

The Rise of the Shared Universe

The Rise of the Shared Universe

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10/20/2014

The world of the blockbuster was turned upside-down this past week. First came the announcement that Robert Downey, Jr. would be joining Chris Evans in Captain America 3 to kick off Marvel’s “Civil War” arc. Then, as if on cue, DC announced its own plans for the DC Cinematic Universe. So who’s going to win?…

Is TV Better than Movies?

Is TV Better than Movies?

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10/15/2014

It’s a great time to be an avid fan of television. We live in a golden age of TV, where you can throw a stone and hit at least three quality shows. With networks like HBO, AMC and the BBC offering up programs that garner both critical and popular acclaim, there certainly is no shortage…

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