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Samuel L. Jackson and Ruth Negga in The Samaritan
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Sunday May 27th, 2012
Samuel L Jackson is best known for having smaller parts in enormously successful franchise films including Iron Man, Jurassic Park, and Star Wars.  He may even have been one of the blue people in Avatar?  Check IMDB. He is less recognized for subtler performances like those given in Black Snake Moan,…More
Gary Oldman in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
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Tuesday December 27th, 2011
It's the 1970's and there are suspicions that Britain's Secret Intelligence Service colloquially known as the Circus has been infiltrated at the highest levels by a Soviet mole. When an effort to uncover the identity of the mole goes catastrophically wrong it results in changes at the top of the…More
Martha Marcy May Marlene
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Monday November 14th, 2011
Sean Durkin makes an outstanding feature film debut with the eagerly awaited Martha Marcy May Marlene. Elizabeth Olsen gives a great performance as Martha, an emotionally unstable young woman who flees life in a Catskills commune and seeks refuge with a sister, Lucy, she hasn't seen in years. But…More
The Skin I Live In
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Saturday November 12th, 2011
Pedro Almodovar's latest film is a modern horror story about a plastic surgeon, Robert Ledgard (Antonio Banderas) who suffers both  the tragic loss of his wife to injuries sustained in an auto accident and daughter who perishes in a mental institution. Motivated by the disfigurement his wife endured he becomes…More
Jude Law in Contagion
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Saturday September 24th, 2011
Contagion is an intelligent Hollywood disaster vehicle with a big international ensemble cast headed by Laurence Fishburne, Matt Damon & Jude Law and including 3 recent Best Actress Oscar winners; Gwyneth Paltrow, Marion Cotillard and Kate Winslet. Fishburne is a doctor at the CDC who must try and contain a deadly…More
The Guard
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Wednesday September 7th, 2011
The Guard is a clever character driven Irish comedy starring Brendan Gleeson as the Guard, Sergeant Gerry Boyle, a local police officer of ambiguous character whose partner mysteriously disappears. Don Cheadle is Wendell Everett, a prim, by-the-book, FBI agent trying to stop a drug smuggling ring with the dubious help…More
Tuesday June 28th, 2011
Super 8 from producer Steven Spielberg and director J J Abrams is a mildly entertaining, too familiar retro summer sci fi entry that has some nice special effects and good work from a mostly young talented cast including Joel Courtney and Elle Fanning as 2 youngsters who play at amateur…More
Bradley Cooper as Eddie in Limitless
Saturday May 14th, 2011
Eddie Morra is running out of time. His book contract is rapidly approaching the eleventh hour and he has nothing to submit to the publisher. His girlfriend is leaving him and his landlord is threatening to evict him for nonpayment of rent. So when Eddie's sleazy ex-brother-in-law suddenly pops up with…More

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