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Ouija: Casting Review

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The mere conception of the Ouija board game has transcended it’s mystical qualities of not only it’s origins (from the early 1890s), but seemingly so – decade after decade – has supplanted it’s own proverbial seed into cultural relevance from the ominous side of society’s deepest and darkest secrets. One of those rebirths took place […]

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Casting Review: Hell or High Water

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The rough-and-tough brotherly love drama Hell or High Water, starring Ben Foster and Chris Pine, has certainly gotten some flack from the media about its racist slurs and gun-toting Texan Pride. However for the avid movie lover who appreciates real, raw movie making, there will be an ability to see beyond that. There is gut-wrenching […]

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A Patch of Blue – The Classics Edition

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A Patch of Blue is a heartfelt drama that will make you melt all the way to the end. Directed by Guy Green in 1965, the movie stars Sidney Poitier, Shelley Winters and Elizabeth Hartman. The screenplay was adapted from a novel titled Be Ready With Bells and Drums, which was published in 1961. Guy […]

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CIT Casting Review: After the Wedding (2006)

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Weddings should be a time of elation and merriment, to celebrate the joining of two lovers that have found their ever-evasive ‘happily ever after.’ Through the course of watching After the Wedding (Efter brylluppet) 2006, however, viewers are left thinking of everything but wedded bliss. An ailing billionaire, a cheating, newly married scumbag, and a […]

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CIT Casting Review: Inside Out

love and family: the forever foundation of the delightful films created by Pixar

**Caution: May Contain Spoilers** Pixar is showing its true colors with this summer’s groundbreaking, heartfelt and deeply moving animated feature Inside Out. This is a story that lingers well after you leave the theater, sparking personal reflection and endearing childhood memories. Peter Docter, director and creator of the story, based this flick on real-life encounters […]

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CIT Casting Review: Mad Max: Fury Road

Mind-blowing action...

****CAUTION: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS**** Summer is a time when anticipation builds in box offices around the globe: Who will hold the pristine title for “Mind-blowing Action-Thriller” or “Never-ending Excitement for the Whole Family?” For this one, leave the kids at home and run – don’t walk – to catch Mad Max: Fury Road. The fourth […]

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Cast It Talent Casting Review: Pitch Perfect 2

Pitch Perfect 2 should provide some fun counter programming to the CGI action gore

**MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS** The summer blockbuster sequels are upon us! Avengers: Age of Ultron kicked off the box office season with record breaking numbers, and now it’s time for Pitch Perfect 2 to enter the fray. Although I make no assumptions that a movie will be able to equally go toe-to-toe with the Marvel juggernaut in terms […]

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CIT Casting Review: Avengers – Age of Ultron

Avengers: Age of Ultron

**MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS** Avengers: Age of Ultron is a momentous occasion on multiple levels. It’s the highly anticipated sequel to the 2012 monster hit The Avengers, that already broke its fair share of box office records, and finally, it’s the official kickoff to the summer blockbuster season. That’s right, that magical time of the year […]

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CIT Casting Review: Ex Machina

I’m crossing my fingers for a sequel

Alex Garland makes his directorial debut with the thought-provoking Ex Machina, a British Sci-Fi thriller that hit theaters in the U.S. on April 10th. This flick could quite possibly hold the title as movie of the year for me. A brilliant cast intertwined with mesmerizing cinematography and an edge-of-your-seat plot makes for a breathtaking journey […]

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Almost Famous – Casting Review

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The music of the 70’s captures a time we would all love to get back to…even those of us who haven’t actually experienced it. Cameron Crowe succeeds in encapsulating these euphoric feelings while creating the perfect ensemble cast in his Oscar-winning film Almost Famous. The movie takes us back to 1973 in San Diego, California […]

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