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 […]

Reel News: Week of Feb. 13 — Fifty Shades of Grey, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Red Army, Leviathan, Alexander, Nightcrawler

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Upcoming Theatrical Releases Fifty Shades of Grey Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson R; 1 hr. 50 min. Trailer Literature student Anastasia Steele’s life changes forever when she meets handsome, yet tormented, billionaire Christian Grey. (Synopsis by Focus) The source material leaves much to be desired, so it’s forgivable that this couldn’t be turned into a better movie. […]