Author Archive | Alyn Darnay

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Directed by: J. J. Abrams Written by: Lawrence Kasdan and Michael Arndt Cast: Adam Driver, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, Domhnall Gleeson, Harrison Ford, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Oscar Isaac When last we left the Star Wars universe (talking 1977 Episode IV – “A New Hope” era here), the ‘Empire’ had fallen, Han and Leia were […]

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Rock the Kasbah

Directed by: Barry Levinson Written by: Mitch Glazer Cast: Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson, Leem Lubany, Danny McBride, and Scott Caan So I was sitting in the theater with a dozen film critics watching Kasbah, thinking this film with my comic idol Bill Murray was a dud, when all of a sudden […]

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Black Mass

Directed by: Scott Cooper Written by: Mark Mallouk & Jez Butterworth Cast: Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson Once upon a time there was a really fine actor who turned in some truly Oscar quality performances, but then, he got lost in ridiculous character roles where his true abilities were hidden under layers […]

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Southpaw

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua Written by: Kurt Sutter Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Oona Laurence Some actors have the uncanny ability of  “Sliding Into A Role Seamlessly.”  This is a very select group of artists who you could name off the five fingers of your right hand. With a string of terrific performances to his […]

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Magic Mike XXL

Directed by: Gregory Jacobs Written by: Reid Carolin Cast: Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer, Amber Heard, Elizabeth Banks, Andie MacDowell, Jada Pinkett Smith, Gabriel Iglesias The screaming in the theater matched the screaming on the screen. When’s the last time you heard that? Rippling six packs, hot male bodies, bumps and grinds, dance choreographed […]

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