Romance

Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) by The Critical Movie Critics
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Movie Review: Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

In my opinion, both the book and the movie versions of “Fifty Shades of Grey” (originally “Master of the Universe,” a “Twilight” fan fiction penned by Snowqueens Icedragon, who has since adopted the pen name E.L. James) have generated far more attention, money, and drama than they’re worth. While I have not read the book,…

Bird People (2014) by The Critical Movie Critics
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Movie Review: Bird People (2014)

In a letter to Lou Andreas-Salome, the German Poet Rilke wrote, “The bird is a creature that has a very special feeling of trust in the external world, as if she knew that she is one with its deepest mystery.” Using magic realism together with impressive camera work and CGI effects, Bird People reflects that…

Inherent Vice (2014) by The Critical Movie Critics
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Movie Review: Inherent Vice (2014)

There’s walking in circles and then there’s walking in circles the Paul Thomas Anderson way. Whatever that means. Not that it matters. Who cares, anyway? A flippant attitude for a flippant movie. Except that Inherent Vice, Anderson’s latest and possibly his worst, is 150 minutes of flippancy, a wacky stumble into safe, though awfully off-putting…

Movie Trailer:  Insurgent (2015)
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Movie Trailer: Insurgent (2015)

The climax of “Divergent” that saw the young divergent Tris (Shailene Woodley) escape with her life after a face-off with the manipulative leader of the Erudites (Kate Winslet) may have been anti-climatic but that won’t keep a good YA series from marching on. Realizing there is more to her story in this post-apocalyptic Chicago, in…

Movie Trailer:  Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)
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Movie Trailer: Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

Focus Features has released the first trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey, the film adaptation of E. L. James novel of sexual fantasy, and I can already hear the exasperated gasps. Why this particular book struck a chord with every woman alive, I’ve no idea but the film is certain to liven things up further….

Sex Ed (2014) by The Critical Movie Critics
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Movie Review: Sex Ed (2014)

Films — especially those in the genre of comedy — can often be enjoyable and interesting without really having anything of importance to say. Sex Ed, on the other hand, has something valuable to say, but its method of communication is somewhat lacking. That’s not to say it isn’t at all enjoyable or interesting, but…

Movie Trailer:  Inherent Vice (2014)
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Movie Trailer: Inherent Vice (2014)

There’s a lot of questions being asked in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice, but don’t expect any answers. At least not in this first outrageous trailer. What you will get, however, is plenty of `70s inspired jargon to go along with a missing persons investigation. Based on a novel written by Thomas Pynchon, it has…

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