March 31, 2015
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by Lauren McCombs posted Mar 30 2015 6:28AM
The Gunman (2 Stars) - A sniper on a mercenary assassination team, kills the minister of mines of the Congo. Terrier's successful kill shot forces him into hiding. Returning to the Congo years later, he becomes the target of a hit squad himself.

Serena (2 Stars) - In Depression-era North Carolina, the future of George Pemberton's timber empire becomes complicated when he marries Serena.

The Duke Of Burgundy (2 Stars) - A woman who studies butterflies and moths tests the limits of her relationship with her lover.



DVD Pick Of The Week

The Sure Thing (3 Stars) -
A college student plans a cross-country trip to get laid, but ends up traveling with a young woman. They hate each other, so naturally...



Links To Reviews
Movie Reviews -
http://npaper-wehaa.com/yes-weekly#2015/03/25/?page=34
DVD Reviews - http://npaper-wehaa.com/yes-weekly#2015/03/25/?page=34


 
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by Lauren McCombs posted Mar 20 2015 12:00PM
Cinderella (3 Stars) - When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger.

Leviathan (2 1/2 Stars) - In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family.



DVD Pick Of The Week

Late Phases (3 Stars) -
A wounded war vet moves to a place where people are dying from mysterious circumstances.



Links To Reviews

Movie Reviews -
http://npaper-wehaa.com/yes-weekly/2015/03/18/#?article=2470070
DVD Reviews - http://npaper-wehaa.com/yes-weekly/2015/03/18/#?article=2470061

 
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by Lauren McCombs posted Mar 13 2015 9:59AM
Chappie (2 Stars) - In the near future, crime is patrolled by a mechanized police force. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself.

Ballet 422 (2 Stars) - From first rehearsal to world premiere, Ballet 422 takes us backstage at New York City Ballet as emerging choreographer Justin Peck crafts a new work.

The Salvation (3 Stars) - In 1870s America, a peaceful American settler kills his family's murderer which unleashes the fury of a notorious gang leader. His cowardly fellow townspeople then betray him, forcing him to hunt down the outlaws alone.



DVD Pick Of The Week

Bombshell Bloodbath (2 1/2 Stars) - A mad scientist tries to bring his wife back to life and things go terribly wrong.



Links To Reviews

Movie Reviews -
http://npaper-wehaa.com/yes-weekly#2015/03/11/?article=2465270
DVD Reviews - http://npaper-wehaa.com/yes-weekly#2015/03/11/?article=2465244
 
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by Lauren McCombs posted Mar 6 2015 9:55AM
Unfinished Business (1/2 Star) - A hard-working small business owner and his two associates travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives. But what began as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every way imaginable - and unimaginable.

Focus (2 Stars) - In the midst of veteran con man Nicky's latest scheme, a woman from his past - now an accomplished femme fatale - shows up and throws his plans for a loop.

What We Do In The Shadows (3 Stars) - Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane - like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts.



DVD Pick Of The Week

Tales From The Crypt (1972) (3 Stars) -
Five people get lost in a crypt and meet up with a strange crypt keeper who tells them stories of how they died.



Links To Reviews

Movie Reviews -
http://npaper-wehaa.com/yes-weekly/2015/03/04/?article=2460010&output=html
DVD Reviews - http://npaper-wehaa.com/yes-weekly/2015/03/04/?article=2460016&output=html
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by Lauren McCombs posted Feb 27 2015 5:05AM
Mr. Turner (3 1/2 Stars) - An exploration of the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner's life.

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (1 Star) - When Lou finds himself in trouble, Nick and Jacob fire up the hot tub time machine in an attempt to get back to the past. But they inadvertently land in the future with Adam Jr. Now they have to alter the future in order to save the past - which is really the present.



DVD Pick Of The Week

Drive Hard (3 Stars) -
A former race car driver is abducted by a mysterious thief and forced to be the wheel-man for a crime that puts them both in the sights of the cops and the mob.



Links To Reviews

Movie Reviews -
http://npaper-wehaa.com/yes-weekly/2015/02/25/?article=2454141&output=html
DVD Reviews - http://npaper-wehaa.com/yes-weekly#2015/02/25/?article=2454121
 
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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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Location : Venice
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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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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