January 27, 2015
5:22 am
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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by Lauren McCombs posted Jan 16 2015 9:31AM
Foxcatcher (4 Stars) - The greatest Olympic Wrestling Champion brother team joins Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - a union that leads to unlikely circumstances.

American Sniper (4 Stars) - Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle's pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind.

Selma (3 Stars) - A chronicle of Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.

The Wedding Ringer (2 Stars) - Two weeks shy of his wedding, a socially awkward guy enters into a charade by hiring the owner of a company that provides best men for grooms in need.



DVD Pick Of The Week

A Most Wanted Man (3 1/2 Stars) -
A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror.



Links To Reviews

Movie Reviews -
http://npaper-wehaa.com/yes-weekly/2015/01/14/?article=2422934&output=html
DVD Reviews - http://npaper-wehaa.com/yes-weekly/2015/01/14/?article=2422943&output=html


Top 10 Best Movies Of 2014

1) Foxcatcher
2) American Sniper
3) Boyhood
4) Mr. Turner
5) A Most Violent Year
6) A Most Wanted Man
7) Gone Girl
8) The Homesman
9) The Imitation Game
10) Birdman

Top 10 Worst Movies Of 2014

1) Tusk
2) That Awkward Moment
3) Exodus: Gods And Kings
4) The Best Of Me
5) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1
6) Maleficent
7) Hercules
8) Annabelle
9) I, Frankenstein And Dracula Untold
10) Ride Along







 
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by Lauren McCombs posted Jan 9 2015 9:20AM
Taken 3 (0 Stars... Yes 0) - Ex-government operative Bryan Mills is accused of a ruthless murder he never committed or witnessed. As he is tracked and pursued, Mills brings out his particular set of skills to find the true killer and clear his name.

Big Eyes (2 Stars) - A drama about the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.

Inherent Vice (3 Stars) - In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles detective Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend.

The Imitation Game (3 1/2 Stars) - During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.

The Gambler (2 Stars) - Lit professor and gambler Jim Bennett's debt causes him to borrow money from his mother and a loan shark. Further complicating his situation is his relationship with one of his students. Will Bennett risk his life for a second chance?

Goodbye To All That (3 Stars) - When his wife unexpectedly informs him that she wants a divorce, well-meaning but oblivious husband Otto Wall finds himself thrust back into bachelorhood, where he searches for the real thing amidst a string of one night stands.

Citizenfour (3 Stars) - A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden.


Links To Reviews

Movie Reviews -
http://npaper-wehaa.com/yes-weekly#2015/01/07/?article=2417891
DVD Reviews - http://npaper-wehaa.com/yes-weekly#2015/01/07/?article=2417864
 
by Lauren McCombs posted Dec 23 2014 9:25AM
Into The Woods (2 1/2 Stars) - A witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree.

Unbroken (2 1/2 Stars) - After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he's caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.

The Hobbit: Battle Of The Five Armies (3 1/2 Stars) - Bilbo and Company are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants and keep the Lone Mountain from falling into the hands of a rising darkness.



DVD Pick Of The Week

Time Bandit's -
A young boy accidentally joins a band of dwarves as they jump from era to era looking for treasure to steal.

 
by Lauren McCombs posted Dec 19 2014 9:33AM
Wild (3 Stars) - A chronicle of one woman's 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent catastrophe.

Exodus: Gods And Kings (1 1/2 Stars) - The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

Antarctica: A Year On Ice (3 Stars) - A visually stunning chronicle of what it is like to live in Antarctica for a full year, including winters isolated from the rest of the world, and enduring months of darkness in the coldest place on Earth.


DVD Pick Of The Week

Happy Christmas (3 Stars) -
After a break up, Jenny moves in with writer Kelly, her filmmaker husband, and their child. Despite a rocky start, Jenny's influence helps Kelly realize that an evolution in her life, career and relationship is necessary for her happiness.



Links To Reviews

Movie Reviews -
http://npaper-wehaa.com/yes-weekly#2014/12/17/?article=2404777
DVD Reviews - http://npaper-wehaa.com/yes-weekly#2014/12/17/?article=2404788
 
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by Lauren McCombs posted Dec 19 2014 9:23AM
The Homesman (2 Stars) - Three women who have been driven mad by pioneer life are to be transported across the country by covered wagon by the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy, who in turn employs low-life drifter George Briggs to assist her.

The Captive (3 Stars) - Eight years after the disappearance of Cassandra, some disturbing incidents seem to indicate that she's still alive. Police, parents and Cassandra herself, will try to unravel the mystery of her disappearance.

The Babadook (3 Stars) - A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

The Theory Of Everything (3 Stars) - A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.


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by Lauren McCombs posted Dec 9 2014 8:41AM
Penguins Of Madagascar (2 1/2 Stars) - Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private join forces with undercover organization The North Wind to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world as we know it.


DVD Pick Of The Week

I Am Santa Clause (3 Stars) -
We have documented an entire year in the lives of five real-bearded professional Santa Clauses to find out what the rest of the year is like for a man who perpetually looks like Jolly Saint Nick.



Links To Reviews
Movie Reviews -
http://npaper-wehaa.com/yes-weekly#2014/12/03/?article=2393787
DVD Reviews - http://npaper-wehaa.com/yes-weekly#2014/12/03/?article=2393794
 
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by Lauren McCombs posted Nov 25 2014 11:25AM
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (1 Star) - When Katniss destroys the games, she goes to District 13 after District 12 is destroyed. She meets President Coin who convinces her to be the symbol of rebellion, while trying to save Peeta from the Capitol.


DVD Pick Of The Week

Leviathan (2 Stars) - Underwater deep-sea miners encounter a Soviet wreck and bring back a dangerous cargo to their base on the ocean floor with horrifying results.
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by Lauren McCombs posted Nov 24 2014 9:18AM
Dumb and Dumber To (2 Stars) - 20 years since their first adventure, Lloyd and Harry go on a road trip to find Harry's newly discovered daughter, who was given up for adoption.

Force Majeure (3 Stars) - A family on a ski holiday in the French Alps find themselves staring down an avalanche during lunch one day; in the aftermath, their dynamic has been shaken to its core, with a question mark hanging over their patriarch in particular.


DVD Pick Of The Week

Fedora (3 Stars) -
Down-on-his-luck Hollywood producer Barry 'Dutch' Detweiler attempts to lure Fedora, a famous but reclusive film actress out of retirement.


Links To Reviews

Movie Reviews -
http://npaper-wehaa.com/yes-weekly#2014/11/19/?article=2382654
DVD Reviews - http://npaper-wehaa.com/yes-weekly#2014/11/19/?article=2382665



 
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by Lauren McCombs posted Nov 14 2014 9:08AM
Interstellar (3 Stars) - A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in an attempt to find a potentially habitable planet that will sustain humanity.

Big Hero 6 (3 Stars) - The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.

Laggies (3 Stars) - In the throes of a quarter-life crisis, Megan panics when her boyfriend proposes, then, taking an opportunity to escape for a week, hides out in the home of her new friend, 16-year-old Annika, who lives with her world-weary single dad.


DVD Pick Of The Week

Attack (3 1/2 Stars) - During the closing days of WWII, a National Guard Infantry Company is assigned the task of setting up artillery observation posts in a strategic area.



Links To Reviews

Movie Reviews -
http://npaper-wehaa.com/yes-weekly#2014/11/12/?article=2377369
DVD Reviews - http://npaper-wehaa.com/yes-weekly#2014/11/12/?article=2377391
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