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Addison Timlin plays Colleen Stan in Girl in the Box. (Getty) Addison Timlin is the star of Girl in the Box, the new Lifetime TV Movie that also stars Zelda Williams. The film is based on the true story of Colleen Stan, played by Timlin, who was kidnapped by Cameron and Janice Hooker in 1977…

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Flash Movie Review: Madame Bovary


Labels on products have more meaning to me than labels for humans. When I hear people making introductions, adding the label of the person’s profession, I wonder why it is important that we know what the person does for a living. A couple of examples would be, “This is my husband Aaron, the doctor.” or “Let me introduce you to my girlfriend Emily, the lawyer.” What a person does for a living carries very little weight for me when it comes to what I think of a person. Yet I know there are some people who hunger to reach a certain status established in their mind, so they can feel successful. There was this person I used to know who would only date individuals from a specific list of professions. I would argue with them, trying to force them to look at how their love had conditions on it; bit…

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Dope (2015)

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Kids, don’t do drugs, or sell them. But definitely listen to A Tribe Called Quest when you get the chance.

High school senior Malcolm (Shameik Moore) is on the verge of graduating, figuring out of his major, getting into a good college, and getting the hell out of Inglewood. Though he will definitely miss his best friends, Diggy (Kiersey Clemons) and Jib (Tony Revolori), he knows that this is what he needs to do to survive and make himself a better person, and not just a cliche of what everybody thinks as “the young, black kid in America”. However, all of his dreams and hopes get a bit blindsided when he’s at a party and things get out of hand – drugs are dealt, money is taken, guns are shot, bullets are flying. But, when it’s all over, somehow, Malcolm has a gun and a stash of drugs in his…

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Temporal Top Ten – 1999

top ten

Number of movies seen from this year – 130
Number of movies reviewed – 34 (including 2 Encore Reviews)

1999 was an amazing year for movies and it’s also one of the few years when I agree with the 5 best picture nominees.

As you can see, they all appear on this list. #1, #3, #4, #6, and #8.

This is a rare feat for me to completely agree with the nominees but its solely because they actually got it right for a change that year.

#2 is one of the most intense and powerful documentaries that I’ve ever seen.

#5 is one of the best sequels ever made and is one of PIXAR’s best

#7 is the beginning of the second batch of films in a popular trilogy. Many think this one is terrible and ruins the series, but I still thoroughly enjoy it every time I watch it.

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Box Office: “Jurassic” wins another weekend, “Inside Out” opens over $83, “Dope” opens wack. Or weak.

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“Jurassic World” is headed towards another weekend over $100 million at the U.S. box office, and appears set to clear $400 million (domestically) in just ten days.

That, coupled with the staggering foreign box office numbers, means Hell yeah we’re doing another sequel.

Will it be a straight-up remake of “Jurassic Park II”? Probably.

Pixar’s “Inside Out” didn’t steal a win at the box office, and isn’t the studio’s best opener ever. But it’s not a sequel, not presold on anything save for the Pixar brand. That alone was enough to ensure a big opening, great reviews pushed it as well. Over $83 million for “Inside Out” as it opens.

“Dope,” also benefiting from all-positive reviews, will only manage $6 million or so this weekend. The 16-20 audience should be all over it, but they’re not putting down the smart phones long enough to see it. Yet. It should…

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The Passing of Sir Christopher Lee

by A.D. Vick

On May 27, 1922 Christopher Frank Carandini Lee was born in London, England. He was the son of Lieutenant Colonel Geoffrey Trollope Lee, of the 60th King’s Royal Rifle Corp and Countess Estelle Marie Née Carandini di Sarzano, whose lineage traces back to Charlemagne, the first emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. With such an aristocratic background, it is not surprising that young Christoper would go on to create a distinguished and record-breaking career in his own right.

After the end of World War ll Lee became interested in acting and made his film debut in 1947, taking on a one-line role in a Gothic romance film entitled Corridor of Mirrors. By the year 2007 however, he had set a record for the most screen credits of any living actor with an incredible 244 film and TV appearances over the course of six decades.

Lee had…

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Franz Patrick's Film Archive

Face/Off (1997)
★★ / ★★★★

Under the leadership of FBI Special Agent Sean Archer (John Travolta), the infamous terrorist named Castor Troy (Nicolas Cage) is finally captured. The problem is, word has it that there is a bomb in Los Angeles and it will go off in a few days. Castor has fallen into a coma and his brother, Pollux (Alessandro Nivola), is not cooperating with the authorities. Time is of the essence and Archer is informed that the government has created a new technology that allows for a perfect face transplant.

The plan: Archer will borrow Troy’s face and he will then try to coax information out of Pollux—the exact location of the bomb and when it will go off exactly. The problem: After the complex surgery, Troy, sporting Archer’s face, wakes up from his coma, kills everyone with the knowledge of the operation, and assumes the FBI agent’s…

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