Reel News: Week of April 10 — Desert Dancer, The Longest Ride, While We’re Young, A Most Violent Year

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Upcoming Theatrical Releases Desert Dancer Director: Richard Raymond PG-13; 1 hr. 44 min. Trailer Set in Iran, this powerful and unbelievable true story follows the brave ambition of Afshin Ghaffarian. During the volatile climate of the 2009 presidential election, where many cultural freedoms were threatened, Afshin and some friends (including Elaheh played by Freida Pinto) […]

Reel News: McFarland USA, Hot Tub Time Machine 2, The DUFF, Birdman, Dumb and Dumber To, St. Vincent, Theory of Everything

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Upcoming Theatrical Releases McFarland, USA Director: Niki Caro PG; 2 hr. 9 min. Trailer From Disney comes MCFARLAND, the true against-all-odds story of the 1987 McFarland high school cross country team in an economically challenged community. (Synopsis by Disney) Like many of Disney’s products, this is too concerned with being “on brand” than creating the […]

Dagger Movie Night: Kingsmen The Secret Service — “Too Much Stylish Hyper-Violence to Catch the Message”

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This week, Dagger contributor Cliff Bugle joins Mark Elloff to review “Kingsman: The Secret Service.” Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass, X-Men First Class), Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive […]