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“Begin Again” Casting Review

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**MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS** Although Begin Again isn’t a direct sequel to the film Once, it very much feels like its appropriate spiritual successor as it contains many of the elements people loved from the former film while casting a wider, more commercial net to please moviegoers of all demographics. Written and directed by John Carney, […]

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“Into the Storm” Casting Review

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**MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS** Although most people will try and write off Into the Storm as an unofficial sequel to Twister, the former is much more than a comparison and readily holds its own ground as a thrilling action flick perfectly suited for the summer blockbuster crowds. As the name and trailer suggest, Into the Storm […]

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“They Came Together” Casting Review

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**MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS** They Came Together is a hilarious, self-aware film that is able to succeed with its absurdity due to the comedic powerhouses that make up its cast. Even after watching the film’s trailer, I honestly could not tell what exactly this movie was about and thought it was some sort of April Fool’s […]

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“Snowpiercer” Casting Review

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**MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS** If you haven’t heard of or seen Snowpiercer yet, I recommend you stop reading now and check out this film! Helmed by Korean director Joon-ho Bong, this action drama has already been touted as one of the summer’s breakout hits, with word-of-mouth and positive reviews from the critics driving audiences to see […]

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“The Grand Budapest Hotel” Casting Review

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**MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS** From the zany mind of Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel is the follow up to 2012’s hit Moonrise Kingdom and is a return to form for the critically-acclaimed writer/director. Known for his dark comedy humor and quirky backdrops, Anderson has infused all of those elements into his latest piece, and The […]

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“Philomena” Casting Review

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**MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS** Based off of true events, Philomena is the heart-wrenching tale of a mother’s journey to find out what happened to her first-born child, having been forced to give him up for adoption when she was a teenager by the stern nuns that were housing her. The movie’s cast is extremely simple, and […]

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“The Lego Movie” Casting Review

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**MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS** The Lego Movie is a unique animated film that has been a long time in the making, but like a good bottle of wine, age has only made the final product all the better, and allows it to speak to audiences of all levels. Everyone can find something to love about this film. […]

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“The Wolf of Wall Street” Casting Review

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It’s getting harder to tell which collaboration produces better films: Robert de Niro and Martin Scorsese or Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese?  Gangs of New York, The Departed, The Aviator—these are the equal of Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Cape Fear, and Casino. Clearly, Scorsese’s capacity for greatness is limitless with the right leading man. With The […]

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“American Hustle” Casting Review

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**MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS** Following up on the critical success of 2012’s Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle is the next film from director David O’Russell. The film reunites actors from across O’Russell’s recent films, as well as adding some new faces to the mix. This blend of actors mixes well to create some of the best performances of […]

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“Dallas Buyers Club” Casting Review

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**MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS** Dallas Buyers Club is a movie full of surprises—not because the story is packed with plot twists, but due to the exceptional acting performances by its leading cast. All of the lead actors here are people you’ve seen on film and television over the years—actors, whose performances we’ve seen countless times and have […]

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