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Jupiter Ascending (PG) ****

Jupiter Ascending (PG) ****

Wachoski Sister-Brother Combo Fails To Ignite Space Opera That Fizzles And Descends Into Mediocrity
By Alan Samuel
Space is a strange frontier.  Leave it to those ahead of their time Wachoskis to up the stakes considerably in the trendsetting Jupiter Ascending. Hot off their less than stellar Cloud Atlas setback Warner Brothers  is all systems go in [...]

February 21st, 2015 | Posted in Movie Reviews | Read More »

Russia’ s Great Hockey Team Gets The Winning Treatment!

Russia’ s Great Hockey Team Gets The Winning Treatment!

By Alan Samuel
Hockey crazy British Columbia must be sad at the poor showing of The Vancouver Canucks this year. Gone is the incentive to play well since this team is stuffed with over-paid show me the money athletes. Blame stupid owners and more stupid fans for paying extortionist prices to see millionaires shoot a puck [...]

February 14th, 2015 | Posted in Movie Reviews | Read More »

Oscar Nominated Leviathan Probes Russia’s Undercurrents!

Oscar Nominated Leviathan Probes Russia’s Undercurrents!

By Alan Samuel
Make your last stand. Hold your head high.  Good intentions go out the window for a man in the ropes in Leviathan.  Life in Russia is front and centre is this tasty treat from Sony pictures Classes liable to put a thaw in Western-Soviet relations at The Fifth Avenue Cinemas.
Modern times create new [...]

February 7th, 2015 | Posted in Movie Reviews | Read More »

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 »