Month: January 2020

[embedded content] “Black Widow” is set to hit theaters on May 1st, 2020. The events are primarily set to take place as a prequel to the events of “Avengers: Infinity War” and after “Captain America: Civil War”. There’s a strong chance that this movie will answer some questions that were left unresolved from “Avengers: Endgame”.
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At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own
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A powerful and thought-provoking true story, “Just Mercy” follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, Bryan had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or who were not afforded proper representation, with the support of local advocate Eva
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Enter for the chance to win a RAMBO LAST BLOOD Blu-Ray giveaway! Thanks to the folks at Lionsgate, we’ve got a cool RAMBO LAST BLOOD Blu-Ray for some lucky fans! Winners will be drawn at random from all entries.  Deadline for entry will be Monday, December 16th, 2019. [embedded content] Almost four decades after he drew first blood,
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[embedded content] Sam Mendes, director of such classic films as “American Beauty,” “Road to Perdition.” “Skyfall” (one-time husband of actress Kate Winslet—7 years, ending in 2010) visited Chicago with the two leads from “1917.” His co-writer on the film, Krysty Wilson-Caerns and stars George McKay and Dean-Charles Chapman were also in attendance. “1917, plotwise, is
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Paul Greengrass, the U.K. filmmaker responsible for such gritty slices of realism, as “Captain Phillips”(2013), “Bloody Sunday” (2002), “Flight 93 and the Bourne films came to the Chicago AMC Theater on Monday, October 1, in support of his Netflix film “22 July,” which focuses on the Norwegian massacre of 77 people—-mostly adolescents—that took place on
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Director Jason Reitman (“Up in the Air”) at the screening of “The Front Runner” in Chicago on October 21, 2018. (Photo by Connie Wilson). “The Front Runner,” starring Hugh Jackman and directed by Jason Reitner, was the favorite film I saw this past 54th Chicago International Film Festival. It reminded me of “The Candidate” directed
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Genre:  Drama, War storyLength: 100 minutesDirector:  Matthew HeinemanScreenplay:  Aresh Amel, based on Vanity Fair’s article “Marie Colvin’s Private War,” written by Marie BrennerCast:  Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dorman, Tom Hollander, Stanley Tucci Director Matthew Heineman of “A Private War” at the 54th Chicago International Film Festival on October 12, 2018. (Photo by Connie Wilson). Director Matthew
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The new indie domestic horror flick “Something” presents a mysteriously disturbing premise rooted in seemingly unremarkable circumstances. When asked during my recent interview how he arrived at this unusual dynamic, Writer/Director Stephen Portland candidly concedes it was a matter of creativity born of a shoestring budget. “I wasn’t going to have the ability to do
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