Archive | February 2014

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Top 6 Lists-Natalie Portman

List by-Jarrett Leahy Year after year, Natalie Portman has proven time and again why she is considered among the best actresses of her generation.   As seen by this list, Natalie is not afraid to take chances, choosing diverse roles across a slew of film genres. 2014 looks to be another busy year for Portman, […]

The LEGO Movie (2014)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy Looking around my Friday matinee showing of The LEGO Movie, it became quite obvious that I was the only adult in the crowd that didn’t have a minimum of two overly excited little youngsters in tow. Family films, especially animated ones have become big business in today’s cinema landscape; a studio having […]

Rush (2013)

Review by: Jarrett Leahy “25 drivers start every season in Formula One, and each year, two of us die.” That opening line hit me like a sack of bricks. I can think of no better quote to remind the viewer just how real the inherent dangers are in a sport such as Formula One racing. […]

My Cinema Hopes for the Weekend 2/7/14

Opening this weekend is George Clooney’s The Monuments Men, a film originally scheduled for a Christmas award season release but was unexpectedly pushed to this obscure February release.  A movie being pushed is usually a bad sign for the quality of a film and initial reviews haven’t been very kind.  Unfortunately I won’t be able […]

Ride Along (2014)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy When an actor on the rise suddenly hits the big time, it’s hard to fault them for cashing in on every opportunity offered. However, from Christmas 2013 to Valentines Day 2014, movie fans are being bombarded by not one, not two, but three films starring Kevin Hart, the latest loud mouthed, comedic […]

Top 6 Lists-Robert Duvall (Under the Radar Performances)

List by-Jarrett Leahy 58 years in the business, 141 acting credits, there may be no finer American actor than Robert Duvall. With a resume that contains the likes of To Kill A Mockingbird, Bullitt, True Grit, M.A.S.H., The Godfather Part I & II, Network, Apocalypse Now, The Natural, and Lonesome Dove, there are bound to […]

R.I.P. Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014)

I’m absolutely gutted by today’s news of the tragic death of Philip Seymour Hoffman.  With the rampant use of hyperbole, praising actors has become a bit old hat.  But looking the body of work left behind, there is no doubt that Hoffman was one the greatest actors to grace the screen.  It pains me to […]