Reel News: Week of March 31 — Captain America: The Winter Soldier, JINN, 47 Ronin, Anchorman 2

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Upcoming Theatrical Releases Captain America: The Winter Soldier Director: Anthony Russo and Joe Russo PG-13; 136 mins. Trailer After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to defending America’s ideals. (Synopsis by Disney) This deftly avoids the “sequel […]

Dagger Movie Night: Divergent — “Confusing Mixed Messages and Tropes of the Young Adult Genre Turn This Into a Muddled Mess”

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I may not be the target audience for this movie, but I know what makes a good film. The story of “Divergent” isn’t terrible, but the confusing mixed messages and tropes of the young adult fiction genre turn this into a muddled mess. Potentially certifiable crazy person Shailene Woodley and the cast do their best, […]

Reel News: Week of 3/17 — Divergent, Muppets Most Wanted, Grand Budapest Hotel, Bad Words, Enemy, American Hustle, Saving Mr. Banks, Frozen,

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Upcoming Theatrical Releases Muppets Most Wanted Director: James Bobin PG; 112 mins. Trailer Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid, Dublin and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled […]

Reel News: Week of March 10 — Need for Speed, Veronica Mars, Inside Llewyn Davis, Single Moms Club

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Upcoming Theatrical Releases Need for Speed Director: Scott Waugh PG-13; 130 mins. Trailer Based on the most successful racing video game franchise ever with over 140 million copies sold, DreamWorks Pictures’ “Need for Speed” captures the thrills of the game in a real-world setting. An exciting return to the great car-culture films of the 1960s […]

Reel News: Week of March 3 — 300: Rise of an Empire, Mr. Peabody and Sherman, Tim’s Vermeer, 12 Years a Slave

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Upcoming Theatrical Releases 300: Rise of An Empire Director: Noam Murro R; 102 mins. Trailer Based on Frank Miller’s latest graphic novel Xerxes and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster “300,” this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield-on the sea-as Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) […]

Reel News: Week of Feb. 24 — Son of God, Non-Stop, The Wind Rises, Gravity, Thor: The Dark World, Blue is the Warmest Color

Upcoming Theatrical Releases Son of God Director: Christopher Spencer PG-13; 138 mins. Trailer This major motion picture event — an experience created to be shared among families and communities across the U.S. — brings the story of Jesus’ life to audiences through compelling cinematic storytelling that is both powerful and inspirational. Told with the scope […]