REVIEW: The Imitation Game

Crack the code, win the war


DIRECTED BY: Morten Tyldum
WRITTEN BY: Graham Moore & Andrew Hodges
STARRING: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech, Matthew Beard, James Northcote, Charles Dance & Mark Strong

SYNOPSIS: Set in World War II, mathematician Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) races against time to break the Enigma code with the aide of Britain’s brightest team of cryptographers.


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REVIEW: They Came Together

He came… She came… They both came…


DIRECTED BY: David Wain
WRITTEN BY: Michael Showalter & David Wain
STARRING: Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Cobie Smulders, Christopher Meloni, Max Greenfield, Bill Hader, Ellie Kemper, Jason Mantzoukas, Ed Helms & Kenan Thompson

SYNOPSIS: When Joel and Molly meet it’s hate a first sight, but amazingly they fall in love and go through a very predictable relationship.


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REVIEW: Birdman

Popularity is the slutty little cousin of prestige.


DIRECTED BY: Alejandro Gonzales Inarrito 
WRITTEN BY: Alejandro Gonzales Inarrito, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris & Armando Bo
STARRING: Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Zach Galifianakis, Naomi Watts, Andrea Riseborough, Merritt Weaver, Amy Ryan & Lindsay Duncan

SYNOPSIS: Washed-up actor Riggan Thompson (Michael Keaton) attempts to rejuvenate his career through his first broadway production while dealing with family troubles and a superhero complex.


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REVIEW: The Interview

The honeypot film


DIRECTED BY: Evan Goldberg & Seth Rogen
WRITTEN BY: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen & Dan Sterling
STARRING: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Lizzy Caplan, Randall Park, Diana Bang, Rob Lowe & Eminem

SYNOPSIS: When Dave Skylark (James Franco), a celebrity talk show host, and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) land an interview with  North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, they are recruited by the CIA to turn their trip to the sovereign nation into an assassination mission.


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REVIEW: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Night at the British Museum


DIRECTED BY: Shawn Levy
WRITTEN BY: David Guion & Michael Handelman
STARRING: Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Steve Coogan, Ricky Gervais, Dan Stevens, Rebel Wilson, Skyler Gisondo, Rami Malek, Patrick Gallagher, Mizuo Peck, Ben Kingsley, Dick Van Dyke, Mickey Rooney, Hugh JackmanAlice Eve

SYNOPSIS: Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) embarks on a quest to the British Museum of National History in London to discover the secrets of the tablet before the magic is gone forever.


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REVIEW: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

There and back again


DIRECTED BY: Peter Jackson
WRITTEN BY: Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens & Guillermo Del Toro
STARRING: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Luke Evans, Lee Pace, Evangeline Lilly, Benedict Cumberbatch, Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett, Manu Bennett, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Aiden Turner, Dean O’Gorman, Graham McTavish, Billy Connolly, Stephen Fry, Sylvestor McCoy & Ian Holm

SYNOPSIS: With Smaug’s eyes set on Lake-Town, Bilbo and company enter their final chapter forced into a war that threatens the survival of Middle Earth.


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