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Mark Burger - Movie Reviews from WKRR

Mark Burger, 2 Guys Named Chris' Film Critic, brings you the latest on newly released moveis in theaters and on DVD.
by Lauren McCombs posted Feb 23 2015 6:20AM
50 Shades Of Grey (1 Star) - Literature student Anastasia Steele's life changes forever when she meets handsome, yet tormented, billionaire Christian Grey.

Kingsman - The Secret Service (3 1/2 Stars) - A spy organization recruits an unrefined, but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.


DVD Pick Of The Week

Don't Look Now (3 Stars) -
A married couple grieving the recent death of their little daughter are in Venice when they encounter two elderly sisters, one of whom is psychic and brings a warning from beyond.


Links To Reviews
Movie Reviews -
http://npaper-wehaa.com/yes-weekly/2015/02/18/?article=2450029&output=html
DVD Reviews - http://npaper-wehaa.com/yes-weekly/2015/02/18/?article=2450058&output=html
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by Lauren McCombs posted Feb 19 2015 11:53AM
Still Alice (3 Stars) - Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Alice and her family find their bonds tested.

Still Life (3 Stars) - A council case worker looks for the relatives of those found dead and alone.

Jupiter Ascending (1 Star) - In a bright and colorful future, a young destitute caretaker gets targeted by the ruthless son of a powerful family who lives on a planet in need of a new heir, so she travels with a genetically engineered warrior to the planet in order to stop his tyrant reign.



DVD Pick Of The Week

Secret State (3 Stars) -
Secret State explores the relationship between a democratically elected government, big business and the banks.


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by Lauren McCombs posted Feb 9 2015 4:12AM
Birdman (3 1/2 Stars) - A washed up actor, who once played an iconic superhero, battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career and himself in the days leading up to the opening of a Broadway play.

Project Almanac (2 1/2 Stars) - A group of teens discover secret plans of a time machine, and construct one. However, things start to get out of control.

Match (1 1/2 Stars) - As a Juilliard professor is interviewed by a woman and her husband for her dissertation on the history of dance in 1960's New York, it becomes increasingly clear that there are ulterior motives to the couple's visit.



DVD Pick Of The Week

Henry V (3 1/2 Stars) -
The gritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France.



Links To Reviews

Movie Reviews -
http://npaper-wehaa.com/yes-weekly#2015/02/04/?page=30
DVD Reviews - http://npaper-wehaa.com/yes-weekly#2015/02/04/?article=2440990

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Location : New York
by Lauren McCombs posted Jan 30 2015 9:50AM
Black Or White (3 Stars) - A grieving widower is drawn into a custody battle over his granddaughter, whom he helped raise her entire life.

A Most Violent Year (3 1/2 Stars) - In New York City 1981, an ambitious immigrant fights to protect his business and family during the most dangerous year in the city's history.

Mortdecai (1 1/2 Stars) - Juggling angry Russians, the British Mi5, and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai races to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain a code that leads to lost Nazi gold.

Cake (3 Stars) - Claire becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group while grappling with her own, very raw personal tragedy.


DVD Pick Of The Week

On Golden Pond (4 Stars) -
The loons are back again on Golden Pond and so are Norman Thayer, a retired professor, and Ethel who have had a summer cottage there since early in their marriage. This summer their daughter Chelsea -- whom they haven't seen for years -- feels she must be there for Norman's birthday.



Links To Reviews

Movie Reviews -
http://npaper-wehaa.com/yes-weekly/2015/01/28/?article=2434717&output=html
DVD Reviews - http://npaper-wehaa.com/yes-weekly/2015/01/28/?article=2434737&output=html
 
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Location : New York City
by Lauren McCombs posted Jan 26 2015 7:05AM
Blackhat (1 1/2 Stars) - A furloughed convict and his American and Chinese partners hunt a high-level cybercrime network from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta.

The Search For General Tso (3 Stars) - Who was General Tso, and why are we eating his chicken? This feature documentary explores the origins and ubiquity of Chinese-American food through the story of an iconic sweet and spicy chicken dish.

Whiplash (3 Stars) - A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential.


DVD Pick Of The Week

Fitzcarraldo (3 Stars) -
The story of Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, an extremely determined man who intends to build an opera house in the middle of a jungle.



Links To Reviews

Movie Reviews -
http://npaper-wehaa.com/yes-weekly/2015/01/21/?article=2428307&output=html
DVD Reviews - http://npaper-wehaa.com/yes-weekly/2015/01/21/?article=2428322&output=html
 
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