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Jul 25 2015


Outstanding performances from Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker, Rachel McAdams and promising youngster Oona Laurence land an emotional wallop in director Antoine Fuqua’s boxing drama, from a solid script by “Sons of Anarchy” creator Kurt Sutter. Gyllenhaal plays undefeated light heavyweight champ Billy Hope, a Hell’s Kitchen orphanage raised success story happily married to childhood soul […]
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Sep 29 2014

“The Equalizer” – Mike’s Review

Denzel Washington has emerged from an early career of incredibly diverse roles to become a staple in the action genre. The ten-or-so-year transition has cumulatively re-defined the term “one man army” as a more conceivable, complex, deeply human character in films like “Man On Fire”, “Book of Eli” and “Safe House” (though those movies as a whole range […]
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Sep 25 2014

The Equalizer

I remember it like it was yesterday: large yellow letters spelling “The Equalizer” over a picture of a man standing by his car in silhouette, its headlamps blazing through the misty night, with light slowly spilling onto actor Edward Woodward’s face. As an 11-year-old, I didn’t have many television shows I could really call “my […]
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Jul 18 2014

Sex Tape

In between long stretches of incomprehensible stupidity and lazy writing, we actually get some laugh-out-loud moments in “Sex Tape”, a relatively sexless but otherwise self-explanatory comedy that is no better or worse than director Jake Kasdan’s last movie, the similarly unambiguous “Bad Teacher”. It’s a shame, because most films like this — Apatow-era adult comedies that […]
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