Articles written by: Nick Allen

‘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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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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

Writer/director Paul Haggis puts himself behind the camera once again for Third Person, an unraveling ball of yarn that tells of a writer (Liam Neeson) who becomes involved with his protege (Olivia Wilde) in Paris, a New York artist (James Franco) and the mother of his son (Mila Kunis), and an American (Adrien Brody) who becomes involved in the plight of an […]

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