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DIAL A PRAYER Review

By Staci Layne Wilson @StaciWilson If everyone’s using their cells these days, this movie might have been better-titled as Punch A Prayer or Text A Prayer (in fact, I’m sure there’s an app for that). It’s set in present time, but Dial A Prayer, starring Brittany Snow as Cora – an unwilling mini-messiah – has…

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GET HARD Review

Heaven help me, I think Get Hard is criminally funny. For the record, I had to drag myself to go see it, because it didn’t exactly sound like my type of film–the premise seemed brutal, and the title sounded crude. Still, I thought it just might have a slim chance of being amusing if the chemistry sparked between Will Ferrell…

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TRUE STORY Review

By Staci Layne Wilson @StaciWilson Liars are everywhere in our everyday existence – politicians, attorneys, children, spouses, and even in the mirror. An extensive 2002 study by University of Massachusetts’s Robert Feldman found that people told two lies in a 10-minute conversation, and 10 lies per week on average. (What with the surge of social media…

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INSURGENT Review

First of all, let me just state that I love dystopian future films with kick-ass heroines. Heaven knows there are enough of them trying to climb on the Hunger Games bandwagon. I was also a fan of the Divergent series long before it was it was picked up by Summit/Lionsgate for a film franchise. I thought the…

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CINDERELLA Movie Review

How can you not love a film when you see it in a theater packed with little girls in pretty princess dresses, holding hands with their mothers wearing tiaras? I can almost assure you that will be the case when you go see it too, and that you’ll enjoy it just as much as I did. Cinderella is…

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THE GUNMAN Review

By Staci Layne Wilson @StaciWilson Based on a French crime novel, helmed by the director of Taken, and starring a, er, mature, muscle-bound male with a perpetual scowl, The Gunman certainly doesn’t break new ground. Unnecessarily convoluted given its simple premise, it’s as though the screenwriters (all three of them) were trying to hide their…

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RUN ALL NIGHT Review

Life is too short to sit through this type of grim, violent, ugly film. If you’re expecting another Liam Neeson “I WILL find you!” the twist being that this time he’s searching for his son, rather than his daughter, you’ll be not only disappointed, but perhaps discomfited that you wasted good money and a good night on a…

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THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL Review

Warm, fuzzy, colorful and comfortable, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is much like your favorite pashmina–the one that makes you feel happy every time you wear it. On this return visit, all your favorite characters are still staying at the original inn, and it’s so successful that the loquacious Sonny, played by Dev Patel, is attempting to attract…

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CUT BANK Movie Review

By Staci Layne Wilson @StaciWilson Cut Bank is the name of the small, rural Montana town where the labyrinthine plot unfolds. It begins when handsome but thick Dwayne (Liam Hemsworth) is filming an audition tape for his sweetly vapid, blonde girlfriend Cassandra (Teresa Palmer), and – lo and behold – a murder takes place on…

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CHAPPIE Review

Some people will go see Chappie because it’s directed by Neill Blomkamp, the formerly fresh but gritty South African genius behind the wildly original sci-fi thriller District 9. Some people will go see Chappie because it stars favorites Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver, Dev Patel and Sharlto Copley. Some people will be disappointed because no one in the film gets…

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