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Is ‘The Incredible Burt Wonderstone’ a magical night at the cinema?

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Debuting in theaters this week is the new comedy from seasoned television director (30 Rock, Royal Pains, Law & Order) Don Scardino and comedy heavyweights Steve Carell and Jim Carrey, “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone“. Wonderstone takes place in the apparently cutthroat world of Vegas magicians and uses the glittery background of Vegas to frame it story. The only question that remains is whether it’s funny or not?

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Starring: Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi,Olivia Wilde, Jim Carrey, Alan Arkin, James Gandolfini and Jay Mohr

Written by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein

 Directed by Don Scardino

Superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone (Carell) and Anton Marvelton (Buscemi), friends and partners since they were 10 years old, have ruled the Las Vegas Strip (more…)


`Zero Dark Thirty` brings us behind the enemy lines of Al Qaeda (Review)

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Zero Dark Thirty (2013)

Starring: Jessica Chastain, Joel EdgertonJason ClarkeKyle Chandler,Jennifer Ehle, Mark Strong, Edgar Ramirez, Chris Pratt and James Gandolfini

Written by Mark Boal

Directed by Kathryn Bigelow

Returning to the big screen for the first time in four years, Academy Award winning director Kathryn Bigelow goes back behind enemy lines to bring us Zero Dark Thirty. Zero Dark Thirty is the tale of the hunt and eventual termination of the world’s most wanted terrorist: Osama Bin Laden. The real question is can Kathryn Bigelow deliver a film based on the saga of the hunt for Bin Laden that is as gripping and thought provoking as The Hurt Locker?

Starting from the attacks of September 11 2001, exhibited here as only sounds over a pitch black screen, we follow the career of CIA operative Maya (Chastain) as she starts her decade long obsession into finding Osama Bin Laden (more…)


Brad Pitt tries ‘Killing Them Softly’ but without much fanfare (Review)

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New this week in theaters from Alliance Films and the Director of the polarizing ‘The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert FordAndrew Dominik is his newest collaboration with Assassination star Brad Pitt,Killing Them Softly. The crime drama features Dominik’s now trademark long pauses and drawn out sequences, but is the story as fascinating as the real life drama that inspired and spurred on The Assassination of Jesse James?

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Starring: Brad Pitt, Scoot McNairy, Ben MendelsohnRichard JenkinsJames Gandolfini and Ray Liotta

Written by Andrew Dominik based on the novel by George V. Higgins

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Directed by Andrew Dominik

Frankie (McNairy) and Russel (Mendelsohn) are 2-bit hustlers that are convinced to pull a job that is very ill advised, holding up a (more…)