Lucy

Lucy

Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Amr Waked
Running Time: 1 hr 35 mins
Rating: R
Release Date: July 25, 2014

Final Score: 7/10

Reviewed by Nick Allen

I Origins

I Origins

Cast: Michael Pitt, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Brit Marling
Running Time: 1 hr 55 mins
Rating: R
Release Date: July 25, 2014 (Chicago)

Final Score: 6/10

Reviewed by Nick Allen

Boyhood

Boyhood

Cast: Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke
Running Time: 2 hrs 30 mins
Rating: R
Release Date: July 18, 2014 (Chicago)

Final Score: 9/10

Reviewed by Nick Allen

Life Itself

Life Itself

Documentary
Running Time: 1 hr 55 mins
Rating: R
Release Date: July 4, 2014 (Chicago)

Final Score: 9/10

Reviewed by Nick Allen

Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas

Cast: Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey, Joe Swanberg, Mark Webber, Lena Dunham
Running Time: 1 hr 18 mins
Rating: R
Release Date: June 26, 2014 (VOD)

Final Score: 5/10

Reviewed by Nick Allen


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‘I Origins’ Interview with Writer/Director Mike Cahill & Actor Michael Pitt

‘I Origins’ Interview with Writer/Director Mike Cahill & Actor Michael Pitt

Mike Cahill’s I Origins is sci-fi semi-thriller that takes the debate of science and religion to the unexplainable mystery of the human eye. Actor Michael Pitt plays Ian, a scientist who seeks to find a cure for blindness in order to disprove Creationism. More questions than answers are provided, however, when Ian finds himself in a spiritual journey that challenges […]

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‘The Fluffy Movie’ Interview with Comedian Gabriel Iglesias

‘The Fluffy Movie’ Interview with Comedian Gabriel Iglesias

Comedian Gabriel Iglesias has just started to make a silver screen presence, having done some voice-work for Planes in 2013 and The Nut Job in 2014, along with appearing in films like Magic Mike and A Haunted House 2. Now, Iglesias makes his biggest effort yet to show the moviegoing crowd his comedy of hyper impressions and voices with his […]

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Michael Moore’s Roger & Me — 25th Anniversary Blu-ray on October 7

Michael Moore has created some of the most talked about documentaries of all time. It’s been 25 years since his ground-breaking film Roger & Me, so it’s time for it to get the Blu-ray treatment. Here is a portion of the news release… Roger & Me, the highly acclaimed and groundbreaking hit film that launched Michael Moore’s career as a documentary […]

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Grace Kelly Collection Coming July 29 on DVD

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Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider, Episode 218: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,’ ‘Snowpiercer,’ ‘Begin Again,’ ‘Land Ho!’

0:00-2:30 – Introduction, our new theme song (thanks, Gregory Whitehead!) 2:30-7:00 – Jeff is in San Diego now and is annoyingly happy about it; watching movies long distance 7:00-8:00 – iTunes review 8:00-21:25 – “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” review 21:25-31:05 – “Snowpiercer” review (It’s B.S.-approved™!) 31:05-38:10 – “Begin Again” review 38:10-40:25 – “Land Ho!” review 40:25-43:30 – […]

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They Came Together

They Came Together

Cast: Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Ed Helms, Melanie Lynskey
Running Time: 1 hr 23 mins
Rating: R
Release Date: June 26, 2014 (Chicago)

Final Score: 8/10

Reviewed by Nick Allen

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Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys

Cast: Vincent Piazza, John Lloyd Young, Johnny Cannizzaro, Michael Lomenda
Running Time: 2 hrs 14 mins
Rating: R
Release Date: June 20, 2014

Final Score: 2/10

Reviewed by Nick Allen

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Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider, Episode 217: Our favorites of 2014 (so far)

0:00-6:00 – Introduction, it’s Bayer’s last show before he moves to San Diego, complaining 6:00-7:10 – iTunes review 7:10-12:00 – “Transformers: Age of Extinction” wasn’t screened in Portland but we talk about it anyway 12:00-30:50 – Our top 10 lists for the first half of 2014 30:50-50:40 – Preparatory to Jeff’s departure, we reminisce about all the movies we watched […]

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TSR Blog: How Rian Johnson Will Try to Con the ‘Star Wars’ Galaxy

TSR Blog: How Rian Johnson Will Try to Con the ‘Star Wars’ Galaxy

After securing an audience with a stark high school noir film named Brick, writer/director Rian Johnson professed his loving perspective of his viewers by framing himself in his next movie as a con man. In The Brothers Bloom, Mark Ruffalo played Stephen, a fabulist who concocts his cons like fantastical narratives, while treating marks as members of an audience whose happiness is […]

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TSR Exclusive: ‘Third Person’ Interview with Writer/Director Paul Haggis

TSR Exclusive: ‘Third Person’ Interview with Writer/Director Paul Haggis

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