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Fruitvale Station

Fruitvale Station

Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer
Running Time: 1 hr 30 mins
Rating: R
Release Date: July 19, 2013

Final Score: 9/10

Reviewed by Nick Allen

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TSR Exclusive: ‘Fruitvale Station’ Interview with Writer/Director Ryan Coogler and Actor Michael B. Jordan

TSR Exclusive: ‘Fruitvale Station’ Interview with Writer/Director Ryan Coogler and Actor Michael B. Jordan

Based on true events, Fruitvale Station is a narrative film about a young man named Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan), who finds himself at the center of a devastating situation in a California Bay Area transit stop. The debut of writer/director Ryan Coogler, Fruitvale Station is a day-in-the-life recount of a real headline subject, with his mother played by Octavia […]

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Smashed – DVD Review

DVD Review Smashed Directed by: James Ponsoldt Cast: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aaron Paul, Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, Octavia Spencer Running Time: 1 hr 21 mins Rating: R Due Out: March 12, 2013 PLOT: An alcoholic schoolteacher (Winstead) decides it’s time to sober up. Her quest for sobriety puts a strain on her life and marriage. WHO’S IT FOR? Those who […]

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Smashed

Smashed

Cast: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aaron Paul, Nick Offerman, Octavia Spencer
Running Time: 1 hr 25 mins
Rating: R
Release Date: October 22, 2012 (Chicago)

Final Score: 6/10

Reviewed by Nick Allen

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TSR Exclusive: ‘Smashed’ Interview with Actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Director James Ponsoldt

TSR Exclusive: ‘Smashed’ Interview with Actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Director James Ponsoldt

In the indie comedy Smashed from co-writer/director James Ponsoldt, Mary Elizabeth Winstead plays Kate, an elementary school teacher who hits rock bottom with her love of alcohol, which is supported by her husband Charlie (Aaron Paul of “Breaking Bad”). In a decision that tests the cohesion of the marriage, Kate decides to give Alcoholics Anonymous a try (where a character […]

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TSR Blog: Nick Allen Recaps Oscar Night, Plus & Minus

TSR Blog: Nick Allen Recaps Oscar Night, Plus & Minus

2011 is done. Finito. Turn the lights out in the morgue, because that sucker is history. So how did the year’s send-off (Oscar night) fare? Was it another enchanting night of contagious movie loving, big laughs, and big surprises? No, not really. Though this year didn’t lend itself to too many predictable winners, (at least it wasn’t as obvious as […]

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Jake’s Takes: ‘The Help’ interviews with Octavia Spencer and Tate Taylor

Jake’s Takes: ‘The Help’ interviews with Octavia Spencer and Tate Taylor

The Help Directed by: Tate Taylor Cast: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard Running Time: 2 hrs 15 mins Rating: PG-13 Release Date: August 10, 2011 PLOT: Based on Kathryn Stockett’s book, the story of one woman (Stone) looking into the ways that white people mistreat their black housekeepers in the segregated South in the 1960s. Jake’s […]

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The Help

The Help

Cast: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney
Running Time: 2 hr 15 mins
Rating: PG-13
Release Date: August 10, 2011

Final Score: 6/10

Reviewed by Nick Allen

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The Help

The Help

Cast: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard
Running Time: 2 hrs 15 mins
Rating: PG-13
Release Date: August 10, 2011

Final Score: 8/10

Reviewed by Jeff Bayer

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