Author: Sean Kelly

The year ahead in movies: biblical epics, greek warriors, and handsome monsters

If there is one thing that can be said about the film slate of 2014, it’s that nobody is really talking about it. Everyone is seemingly more interested in 2015, which is so full of highly anticipated blockbusters, that some are predicting that it will result in the blockbuster implosion Steven Spielberg and George Lucas talked about earlier this year. However, despite the fact that everything from Avengers 2 to Star Wars 7 is slated to be released in a year’s time, there are still plenty of interesting titles coming in the year ahead in movies. (Please note that all release...

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Review: The Armstrong Lie

Earlier this year, seven time Tour de France winner and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong finally admitted, in an interview with Oprah Winfrey, that he did indeed use performance enhancing drugs for each of his wins between 1999 and 2005. In his documentary The Armstrong Lie, director Alex Gibney looks back across Armstrong’s entire career, with particular focus on his comeback to the Tour de France in 2009, to unveil the truth of the lie Armstrong has been living for his entire career. The Armstrong Lie is a bit of an uneven film, since it incorporates footage Alex Gibney shot about Armstrong’s comeback in...

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Blood in the Snow 2013 Review: Evangeline

Evangeline Pullman (Kat de Lieva) is a shy college freshman, whose roommate Shannon (Mayumi Yoshida) makes it her mission to get this preacher’s daughter to open up. Evangeline is invited to a frat party, where she is introduced to the popular “prize catch” Michael Konner (Richard Harmon). However, it turns out that Michael has a dark side and he and his friends end up beating Evangeline and leaving her for dead in the woods. Evangeline ends up being “saved” by a demon spirit, who now resides inside of her, giving Evangeline a bloodthirsty desire for revenge. Evangeline is a film that...

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Review: Geography Club

Based on the first book of the Russel Middlebrook Series of young adult novels, Geography Club focuses on Russel (Cameron Deane Stewart), a closeted gay teen who begins a secret relationship with his high school’s football star, Kevin (Justin Deeley). When Russel’s homosexual status is discovered by Min (Ally Maki), she invites him to join the school’s Geography Club, which is actually a secret support group for gay teens, with the other members including tomboy Terese (Nikki Blonsky) and the very feminine Ike (Alex Newell). Meanwhile, Kevin invites Russel to join the football team, where he quickly becomes a breakout star; however,...

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Review: The Broken Circle Breakdown

This Belgian romantic musical drama tells the story of bluegrass singer Didier (Johan Heldenbergh), who falls in love with a tattoo artist named Elise (Veerle Baetens). Despite their differences, Didier and Elise’s love affair is a passionate one. Elise begins singing in Didier’s band and they soon find themselves married with a daughter named Maybelle. When Maybelle gets cancer at age six, Didier and Elise’s devotion to each other are put to the test. The Broken Circle Breakdown is an adaptation of the play of the same name, co-written by star Johan Heldenbergh, and can be best described as a mix...

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Media Impact: Joe Hill

Without a doubt, it can probably be agreed that Stephen King is one of the most successful and popular novelists working today. After a career of more than forty years, not only are King’s novels and short stories still going strong, but they have been the source of countless film and TV adaptations. King’s writing has been the basis of everything from horror classics, such as Carrie and The Shining, to more dramatic works, such as Stand by Me and The Shawshank Redemption. Most recently, King’s 2009 novel Under the Dome was adapted into a CBS television series this past summer. With so much success...

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Review: All the Boys Love Mandy Lane

Mandy Lane (Amber Heard) is a popular high school student and the object of affection for a group of boys. At the urging of her friend Chloe (Whitney Able), Mandy is invited to join the boys and another friend at a weekend party on a secluded ranch. While the boys all have ulterior motives for inviting Mandy, it turns out that someone else has followed the group up to the ranch, with more sinister intentions. All the Boys Love Mandy Lane originally premiered as part of the Midnight Madness programme at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival and was picked...

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