Film Reviews

Review: The Boxtrolls (2014)

Review: The Boxtrolls (2014)

The Boxtrolls

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Director
Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi
Screenplay
Phil Dale, Anthony Stacchi, Irena Brignull, Adam Pava (Novel: Alan Snow)
Length
96 min.
Starring
Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning, Ben Kingsley, Jared Harris, Nick Frost, Tracy Morgan, Richard Ayoade, Dee Bradley Baker, Steve Blum, Nika Futterman, Toni Collette, Simon Pegg
MPAA Rating
PG for action, some peril and mild rude humor
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Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

The Grand Budapest Hotel

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Director
Wes Anderson
Screenplay
Wes Anderson
Length
100 min.
Starring
Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Harvey Keitel, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Jason Schwartzman, Léa Seydoux, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson, Owen Wilson, Tony Revolori, Larry Pine, Giselda Volodi, Florian Lukas, Karl Markovics, Volker Michalowski, Neal Huff, Bob Balaban, Fisher Stevens, Wallace Wolodarsky, Waris Ahluwalia
MPAA Rating
R for language, some sexual content and violence
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Review: Birdman (2014)

Review: Birdman (2014)

Birdman

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Director
Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Screenplay
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., Armando Bo
Length
119 min.
Starring
Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis, Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Katherine O’Sullivan, Merritt Weaver, Amy Ryan, Lindsay Duncan
MPAA Rating
R for language throughout, some sexual content and brief violence
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Review: Gone Girl (2014)

Review: Gone Girl (2014)

Gone Girl

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Director
David Fincher
Screenplay
Gillian Flynn (Novel: Gillian Flynn)
Length
149 min.
Starring
Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Carrie Coon, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit
MPAA Rating
R for a scene of bloody violence, some strong sexual content/nudity, and language
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Review: Interstellar (2014)

Review: Interstellar (2014)

Interstellar

Rating
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Director
Christopher Nolan
Screenplay
Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan
Length
169 min.
Starring
Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Wes Bentley, David Gyasi, Michael Caine, Mackenzie Foy, Timothée Chalamet, John Lithgow, Bill Irwin, Josh Stewart, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck, Ellen Burstyn, Andrew Borba, Topher Grace, Matt Damon
MPAA Rating
PG-13 for some intense perilous action and brief strong language
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Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014)

Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

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Director
Francis Lawrence
Screenplay
Peter Craig, Danny Strong, Suzanne Collins (Novel: Suzanne Collins)
Length
123 min.
Starring
Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Elizabeth Banks, Mahershala Ali, Jena Malone, Jeffrey Wright
MPAA Rating
PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some disturbing images and thematic material
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Review: Big Hero 6 (2014)

Review: Big Hero 6 (2014)

Big Hero 6

Rating
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Director
Don Hall, Chris Williams
Screenplay
Jordan Roberts, Daniel Gerson, Robert L. Baird (Comics: Duncan Rouleau, Steven T. Seagle)
Length
102 min.
Starring
Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Daniel Henney, T.J. Miller, Jamie Cheung, Damon Wayans Jr, Genesis Rodriguez, James Cromwell, Alan Tudyk, Maya Rudolph
MPAA Rating
PG for action and peril, some rude humor, and thematic elements
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Review: Fury (2014)

Review: Fury (2014)

Fury

Rating
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Director
David Ayer
Screenplay
David Ayer
Length
134 min.
Starring
Brad Pitt, Logan Lerman, Shia LaBeouf, Michael Pena, Jon Bernthal, Jim Parrack, Brad William Henke, Kevin Vance, Xavier Samuel, Jason Isaacs, Anamaria Marinca, Alicia von Rittberg
MPAA Rating
R for strong sequences of war violence, some grisly images, and language throughout
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Review: The Maze Runner (2014)

Review: The Maze Runner (2014)

The Maze Runner

Rating
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Director
Wes Ball
Screenplay
Noah Oppenheim, Grant Pierce Myers, T.S. Nowlin (Novel: James Dashner)
Length
113 min.
Starring
Dylan O’Brien, Aml Ameen, Ki Hong Lee, Blake Cooper, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Will Poulter, Dexter Darden, Kaya Scodelario, Chris Sheffield, Joe Adler, Alexander Flores, Jacob Latimore, Randall D. Cunningham, Patricia Clarkson
MPAA Rating
PG-13 for thematic elements and intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, including some disturbing images
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Review: The Giver (2014)

Review: The Giver (2014)

The Giver

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Director
Phillip Noyce
Screenplay
Michael Mitnik, Robert B. Weide (Book: Lois Lowry)
Length
97 min.
Starring
Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgard, Katie Holmes, Odeya Rush, Cameron Monaghan, Taylor Swift, Emma Tremblay
MPAA Rating
PG-13 for a mature thematic image and some sci-fi action/violence.
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Review: The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

Review: The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

The Purge: Anarchy

Rating
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Director
James DeManaco
Screenplay
James DeManaco
Length
103 min.
Starring
Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo, Zoe Soul, Zach Gilford, Kiele Sanchez, Justina Machado
MPAA Rating
R for strong disturbing violence, and for language
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Review: Veronica Mars (2014)

Review: Veronica Mars (2014)

Veronica Mars

Rating
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Director
Rob Thomas
Screenplay
Rob Thomas, Diane Ruggiero
Length
107 min.
Starring
Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Enrico Colantoni, Chris Lowell, Percy Daggs III, Tina Majorino, Krysten Ritter, Martin Starr, Gaby Hoffmann, Andrea Estella, Jerry O’Connell, Francis Capra, Ryan Hansen, Brandon Hillock, Maury Sterling, Sam Huntington, Max Greenfield
MPAA Rating
PG-13 for sexuality including references, drug content, violence and some strong language
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Review: Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Review: Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Guadians of the Galaxy

Rating
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Director
James Gunn
Screenplay
James Gunn, Nicole Perlman (Comic Book: Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning)
Length
121 min.
Starring
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Benicio del Toro, Laura Haddock, Sean Gunn
MPAA Rating
PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language
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Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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Director
Matt Reeves
Screenplay
Mark Bomback, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver (Novel: Pierre Boule)
Length
130 min.
Starring
Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Kirk Acevedo, Nick Thurston, Terry Notary, Karin Konoval, Judy Greer
MPAA Rating
PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and brief strong language
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Review: Lucy (2014)

Review: Lucy (2014)

Lucy

Rating
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Director
Luc Besson
Screenplay
Luc Besson
Length
89 min.
Starring
Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Choi Min-sik, Amr Waked, Pilou Asabek, Mason Lee, Analeigh Tipton, Frédéric Chau, Claire Tran, Christophe Tek, Jan Oliver Schroeder, Yvonne Gradelet, Paul Chan, Michél Raingeval
MPAA Rating
R for strong violence, disturbing images, and sexuality
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