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November 2015

Let the 76th Hunger Games begin….and end now please!!!

By: Muneeb Arshid

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 is the final installment in the ever popular series about Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) of District 12. This 4th movie concludes the battle that began in Mockingjay – Part 1 with the rebels from District 13 squaring off against President Snow (Donald Sutherland) and the Capitol.  Continue reading “Let the 76th Hunger Games begin….and end now please!!!”

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Spotlight: “It takes a village to raise them. It takes a village to abuse them.”

By: Samar Khan

That tagline above, spoken by Stanley Tucci’s Mitchell Garabedian, is an apt –yet appropriately vague- description of what the film was shining a –pardon the pun- spotlight on. Continue reading “Spotlight: “It takes a village to raise them. It takes a village to abuse them.””

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR TRAILER

Begin the hype for the Civil War five months before release. Disney really taking the Star Wars approach to the marketing. Enjoy!

Captain America: Civil War will be released May 06, 2016.

PS: Black Panther may or may not be in this trailer!

 

The Babadook will make you love scary movies once again

By: Akram Shaban

Fear, this may shockingly come to you, is subjective. Different people (get this) experience fear differently. Take a moment or two to absorb this remarkable revelation that I totally came up with all by myself. Continue reading “The Babadook will make you love scary movies once again”

For all the gloom and sadness, Room truly shows that “Love knows no boundaries”

By: Samar Khan

Every few years, there comes the type of film that launches either a complete newcomer or typecast actor into a new stratosphere. Matthew McConaughey was the most recent and popular example, with his “McConaissance” of 2011 onwards changing audiences’ perception of him from a rom-com only lead into an award-winning dramatic maestro. Continue reading “For all the gloom and sadness, Room truly shows that “Love knows no boundaries””

Advanced screening passes to “Secret In Their Eyes” in Vancouver Only

CONTEST HAS ENDED!

The Film Lawyers are proud to be able to give 2 pairs of advance-screening passes to Secret In Their Eyes courtesy of eOne Films. The film stars Julia Roberts (Notting Hill, Erin Brockovich), Nicole Kidman (Moulin Rouge, Eyes Wide Shut), and Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave, The Martian). Continue reading “Advanced screening passes to “Secret In Their Eyes” in Vancouver Only”

Suffragette: A good adaptation about a subject that everyone should know

By: Muneeb Arshid

Suffragette is the brand new film starring Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep, Helena Bonham Carter, Brendan Gleeson and a plethora of other fine actors. The story recounts the events of the suffragist movement in Britain and how the suffragist movement evolved from being a pacifist and non-violent feminine movement to one that used violence to make their point (without hurting anyone). Continue reading “Suffragette: A good adaptation about a subject that everyone should know”

Spectre: A solid addition to the Bond canon, but nothing more than that

By: Muneeb Arshid

Spectre is the much awaited, brand new James Bond 007 starring Daniel Craig as the English super spy. It follows in the footsteps and is seen as being part of a quadrilogy with Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace (Really?) and Skyfall. Continue reading “Spectre: A solid addition to the Bond canon, but nothing more than that”

From Ireland to Brooklyn: The journey of a woman living on the crossroads

By: Muneeb Arshid

Brooklyn is the beautiful story of love and heartbreak starring the ever wonderful Saoirse Ronan as Eilis Lacey, Domhnall Gleeson as Jim Farrell and Emory Cohen as Tony. Adapted from the novel of the same name, the movie is set in 1950s Ireland and as the title says Brooklyn. It follows Eilis on her journey, emigrating from Ireland to America and settling into her new life in Brooklyn, New York. Continue reading “From Ireland to Brooklyn: The journey of a woman living on the crossroads”

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