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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

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**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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Casting Review: Furious 7

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* CAUTION  – MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS**  Very few action film franchises have accomplished what the Fast & Furious franchise has since the first film, The Fast and the Furious, debuted in 2001. Although it’s all too common for Hollywood to churn out sequels and spinoffs of successful films, very rarely do you see seven iterations […]

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“Imitation Game” Casting Review

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Benedict Cumberbatch is arguably the actor of our generation and has played more iconic roles these past few years than most actors have played in a lifetime. He’s played the incomparable Sherlock Holmes, the iconic Star Trek villain Khan, the dreadful dragon Smaug, and is gearing up to play the comic book superhero Doctor Strange […]

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“Annie” Casting Review

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**MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS** Rebooting a movie has become so common in this day and age the process can basically be broken down into a couple key steps, including (but not limited to): reworking the narrative so it offers something different than its predecessor, changing up the cast to inject some diversity, and modernizing the story […]

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“American Sniper” Casting Review

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**MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS** One of the best offshoots of watching a film that is also a biopic is the fact that you get to learn about a fascinating individual or group of people that you might have otherwise overlooked–assuming you’re not already familiar with the source material, of course. That is how I felt coming […]

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“Nightcrawler” Casting Review

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**MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS** Nightcrawler is a dark love letter to Los Angeles and the business that is Hollywood. The story revolves around a creepy loner named “Louis Bloom” who is just trying to make it in LA–chasing the American dream if you will. He will stop at nothing to achieve his goals (something that he […]

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“Birdman” Casting Review

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**MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS** I don’t use this term very often, but Birdman is a tour de force of a film. It instantly captures your attention with its percussion soundtrack, enveloping cinematography, and, of course, award-worthy performances by its all-star cast. Birdman is a weird and manic indie film, and truly embraces that fact. The film […]

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