Money for Something: The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

It is tempting to see Martin Scorseseโ€™s new film as an indictment of the consumerist/capitalist culture, a morality playย tragedy whose hero becomes the villain and has his comeuppance. But in doing so one would be missing the bigger picture, the one that Jordan Belfort (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) exploits so adroitly. The real Jordan Belfort…

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This is the End (2013)

๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ This is the End is definitely one of the funniest and funnest films to grace the silver screen this year. Jay Baruchel pops over to his friend Seth Rogen‘s for a bit of catching up. They spend the afternoon eating, bonging and gaming, after which Seth mentions that James Franco…

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Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)

๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Colin Trevorrow’s filmย is a romantic comedy that meticulously goes through the quirky aesthetic checklist without ever trying to add something new to a subgenre (?) that has been steadily increasing in popularity ever since Wes Anderson‘s Rushmore (1998). Darius (Aubrey Plaza) works as an intern at a Seattle magazine. Together…

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The Watch (2012)

๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Ben Stiller leads an all-star cast in this below average comedy/sci-fi/horror/adventure film that does little to bank on the talent it has at its disposal. Evan Trautwig (Ben Stiller) is a manager at the local Costco store where his night security guard is brutally murdered. Being an active member of…

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To Rome With Love (2012)

๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Woody Allen‘s latest postmodern postcard takes us to the immortal city of Rome, where four stories run in tandem to each other. Hayley (Alison Pill) falls in love with Italian lawyer Michelangelo (Flavio Parenti) whilst on holiday in Rome and her parents fly all the way from New York to…

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Dark Shadows (2012)

๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Dark Shadows looked as though it was the perfect Tim Burton vehicle – a quirky, gothicky, romantic tale of love lost and found; unfortunately, it turned out to be quite a mess. Vampire Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp) is inadvertently resurrected from his grave 200 years after he had been buried…

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