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‘Captain Phillips,’ Hanks masterfully weave story of incredible strength

‘Captain Phillips,’ Hanks masterfully weave story of incredible strength

October 10, 2013
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If you are only going to see one movie this weekend, or this year for that matter, “Captain Phillips” should be that movie. Based on the harrowing true story, the film recounts the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama off the coast of Somalia. Despite expert... Read more »

Gordon-Levitt finds success with directorial debut ‘Don Jon’

Gordon-Levitt finds success with directorial debut ‘Don Jon’

September 26, 2013
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Jon only cares about a few things in life — “My body, my pad, my ride, my family, my church, my boys, my girls and my porn.” At least he’s honest. In his directorial debut, Joseph Gordon-Levitt has crafted a great film and titular character with “Don Jon.” The social critique p... Read more »

‘Sleepy Hollow’ still needs work after pilot

‘Sleepy Hollow’ still needs work after pilot

September 16, 2013
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  The dark and refreshingly comedic “Sleepy Hollow” is FOX’s latest attempt to jump aboard the bandwagon of the fantasy television fad (“Once Upon a Time” on ABC, “Grimm” on NBC). Most people are familiar with the tale of the headless horseman — however, this adaptation br... Read more »

Eli Roth discusses work behind, in front of camera for ‘Aftershock’

Eli Roth discusses work behind, in front of camera for ‘Aftershock’

May 10, 2013
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For those looking for something scarier than the candy-colored world of Baz Luhrmann at the theaters this weekend, the film “Aftershock,” produced by and starring horror icon Eli Roth, may be the answer. In an exclusive interview with WSN, Roth discussed the unique process behind the film. Set in C... Read more »

‘Evil Dead’ slightly flawed, worthy successor to original

‘Evil Dead’ slightly flawed, worthy successor to original

April 3, 2013
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It’s nearly impossible to ignore the impact the original “Evil Dead” had on the horror genre. But now, following the trend of nearly every other horror franchise from the ’70s and ’80s, “Evil Dead” has finally received the remake treatment. The remake follows a storyline that is... Read more »

Oscars 2013: Best Director

Oscars 2013: Best Director

February 21, 2013
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  Regardless of the Academy’s infamous snubs of Ben Affleck and Kathryn Bigelow for their work on “Argo” and “Zero Dark Thirty” respectively, the deserving winner of the Best Director Oscar is Steven Spielberg, for his masterful direction in one of the most honored films of the... Read more »

‘Safe Haven’ offers romance, chemistry all can enjoy

‘Safe Haven’ offers romance, chemistry all can enjoy

February 14, 2013
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  There is perhaps no better day to release the latest film adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel than Valentine’s Day. The newest Sparks-inspired film is “Safe Haven,” directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Lasse Hallström, whose previous work includes family dramas and light comedies such as “What’s Eating Gilb... Read more »

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