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‘Gone Girl’ lives up to high expectations
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‘Gone Girl’ lives up to high expectations

  Gone Girl: see it before it’s gone If there’s one movie you should see this fall, it should be “Gone Girl.” “Gone Girl” was always guaranteed to thrill its audience, with the book spending more than 71 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller’s List. Also boosting anticipation for the film was the big-name stars involved with the…

‘This is Where I Leave You’ leaves little to appreciate
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‘This is Where I Leave You’ leaves little to appreciate

With an all-star ensemble cast, “This Is Where I Leave You” has the potential to be a stellar movie. Adapted from the best-selling novel of the same name, author Jonathan Tropper also wrote the screenplay, this movie flirts with both telenovela-style drama and slapstick comedy. While neither truly to commit to either. When the father of…

Cosford hosts silent film experience
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Cosford hosts silent film experience

Filmgoers can embrace their inner private-eye Sunday at the Cosford Cinema to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Buster Keaton’s classic movie “Sherlock Jr.” with live orchestration by Frost School of Music students. The film is part of the Cosford Classics series which showcases a classic film on 35-millimeter film once a month, typically based on…

German film portrays unconventional coming-of-age story
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German film portrays unconventional coming-of-age story

At first glance, FOX’s new TV series, “Red Band Society” might look like a predictable story of teenagers making the most of their lives despite tough circumstances and life-threatening illnesses. The dramedy, however, sets itself apart by digging deeper, with an honest approach to the illnesses and relationships each character faces, and a diverse cast…

Film Review: Boyhood
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Film Review: Boyhood

The new coming of age film Boyhood, directed by Richard Linklater, goes to unprecedented lengths to achieve authenticity and has been very well received by movie-goers and critics alike. The film has stellar ratings on movie review sites, including an incredible 99 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a Metascore of 100 on Metacritic.com…

Film Review: Frank
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Film Review: Frank

About half an hour into the movie, Domhnall Gleeson stares at Michael Fassbender – who’s wearing an oblong mask with blank blue eyes, plasticized hair and a slightly surprised, open mouth – and asks the question we’re all wondering: “Why do you wear that?” There’s no simple answer. And this is not a simple movie….

‘Captain’ continues Marvel’s majesty
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‘Captain’ continues Marvel’s majesty

Picking up after “The Avengers,” Marvel’s latest film “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” has big boots to fill. Yet the sequel to the first Captain America flick doesn’t just fill them – it redesigns them. With Star Trek-like gadgets, James Bond espionage and “Mission: Impossible” sleekness, this blockbuster steps up from its 2011 beginnings, captivating…

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Winged Captain America character soars

Amid the sea of superheroes, supersoldiers and superspies featured in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” the character who stands out is not the bionic arm menace or the star-studded hunk. It’s the one with the positive attitude and the killer wings who still makes breakfast for his friends. An everyday guy who works at the…

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Veteran visits movie viewing

It’s not every day that the star of a documentary attends the film’s screening. But on Monday, March 3, three years after losing his limbs in an IED explosion, veteran Travis Mills attended a screening of the documentary based on his life at Cosford Cinema. Despite the tragedy, Mills, 28, was in good spirits. “Every…

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