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Star Neeson Still The Main Draw In Tired Shoot-Em Up, Kidnap And Chase Actioner

Star Neeson Still The Main Draw In Tired Shoot-Em Up, Kidnap And Chase Actioner

By Alan Samuel
Do yourself a favour and forget what critics say about anything. Instead ask a friend for advice on a book, a travel destination – or a movie. Smart people should discard stupid reviews given by self-serving elitist politically  correct small-minded so-called film  critics and decide for themselves the likability of Taken 3. Action  [...]

January 24th, 2015 | Posted in Movie Reviews | Read More »

Winter Sleep Is A Turkish Delight!

Winter Sleep Is A Turkish Delight!

By Alan Samuel
Brute force and the struggle to survive make Winter Sleep a first class film experience. St forth by Mongrel Media this stark story is now gripping patrons at the Fifth Avenue Cinemas.
Don’t let the three hour length of this movie fool you. Penetrating performances from the principal players will have you listening and [...]

January 17th, 2015 | Posted in Movie Reviews | Read More »

Exodus: Gods and Kings (PG) ***

Exodus: Gods and Kings (PG) ***

Moses Parts The Sea Again In This New Age Bible Story!
By Alan Samuel
Out to save the world can be accomplished  in many different ways. Beyond all expectations busy 20th Century Fox succeeds with Exodus: Gods and Kings.   Perfect timing for the holiday season this smart, sophisticated story is now fully engaging audiences at Cineplex Odeon [...]

December 20th, 2014 | Posted in Movie Reviews | Read More »

Horrible Bosses Sequel Runs Out Of Comic Steam!

Horrible Bosses Sequel Runs Out Of Comic Steam!

By Alan Samuel
Two types of people exist in this world: those who work and those who lead ( i.e. The boss). Warner Brothers turns up the heat in Horrible  Bosses 2, a smart follow-up to the hit film that topped the charts three years ago.  Comedy lovers will enjoy this latest assault  on The  senses [...]

December 6th, 2014 | Posted in Movie Reviews | Read More »

Big Hero 6 Flies High And Entertains!

Big Hero 6 Flies High And Entertains!

By Alan Samuel
Going to the movies can be a gamble.  Like opening a box of chocolates you just never know what you may end up with.  Keen investors take note: buy stock in Disney. Shareholders and movie goers alike will get many happy returns when (not if) they see Big Hero 6.  Perfect for all [...]

November 24th, 2014 | Posted in Movie Reviews | Read More »

Washington Kicks Some Russian Butt In This Well Acted Action Thriller

Washington Kicks Some Russian Butt In This Well Acted Action Thriller

Never look back on your past. Lessons learned come in handy for a former military pro in The Equalizer. Inspired (?) from the hit mid 1980s television series this hip update is slick. What else would you expect from master director  Antoine Fuqua who unleashes the tough love in this terrific blend of action and [...]

October 25th, 2014 | Posted in Movie Reviews | Read More »

VIFF Opens With Wild And Then Tame Reception At Vancouver Club

VIFF Opens With Wild And Then Tame Reception At Vancouver Club

By R. Paul Dhillon
VANCOUVER – The 2014 edition of the Vancouver International Film Festival kicked off Thursday night with the gala screening of Oscars hopeful “Wild,” starring Reese Witherspoon and directed by Canada’s top export to Hollywood Jean-Marc Vallée.
The LINK could not get into the screening due to heavy demand for tickets as Wild [...]

October 1st, 2014 | Posted in Breaking News, Entertainment, International, Movie Reviews, Top News | Read More »

The Rising Sun of Vancouver Tells An Inspirational Japanese-Canadian Story

The Rising Sun of Vancouver Tells An Inspirational Japanese-Canadian Story

Vancouver Asahi World Premiere At VIFF Monday Night.
By Andrew Tran
Special for The LINK
The feature film Vancouver Asahi, which means Rising Sun of Vancouver, had a red carpet World Premiere At VIFF Monday Night.  The film releases in Japan on December 20.
Starring Satoshi Tsumabuki as Reggie, the Captain of team Asahi and Kamenashi Kazuya as [...]

October 1st, 2014 | Posted in Breaking News, Entertainment, Movie Reviews, News, Top News | Read More »

Life After Beth (PG) ****

Life After Beth (PG) ****

Dark Comedy About Zombies Could Become Cult Favorite!
By Alan Samuel
Bad things happen to good people. Maybe.  Delicious dark comedy is on tap in Life After Beth. Bound to be a cult classic, this dark gem comes your way at The Rio theatre I’m Vancouver, one of British Columbia’s  few remaining stand alone independently owned theatres. [...]

September 7th, 2014 | Posted in Bollywood, Movie Reviews | Read More »

‘The Great Man’ (‘Le Grand homme’)

‘The Great Man’ (‘Le Grand homme’)

An intimate metaphysical drama depicting the traumas of war and emigration, and how they ricochet within France’s own borders, Sarah Leonor’s The Great Man (Le Grand homme) marks an assured sophomore effort following the director’s well-received debut, A Real Life (which starred the late Guillaume Depardieu). Reminiscent of Claire Denis’s Beau Travail with its stylistic [...]

September 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment, Movie Reviews | Read More »