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The Power of the Dog Review 'Benedict Cumberbatch is one of the great actors working today'

Wild Review: Witherspoon's Performance Can't Sustain the Story

Jean-Marc Vallée's Wild gets lost along the trail. Review by Matt Cummings Director Jean-Marc Vallée stunned us in 2013 with Dallas Buyer's Club , a story about a man's personal journey into the Hell of AIDS in the 1980's. He returns in 2014 with Wild , a movie bolstered by Reese Witherspoon's terrific performance and a script that can't keep up with her. In 1995, Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) made the impetuous choice to walk the entire length of Pacific Crest Trail alone. Suffering from a series of personal tragedies including the death of her well-intentioned but lost mother (Laura Dern), Strayed spiraled into a world of drugs and trampish behavior before finding herself divorced and on the edge of a mental breakdown. Desperate to rediscover herself, Cheryl sets out on her 150-day odyssey, determined but impossibly inexperienced, encountering danger, starvation, and perhaps her former self along the way. Witherspoon locks into her ch

Trailer For #TheWILD Starring #ReeseWitherspoon

Here is the first trailer for The WILD Trailer starring Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Thomas Sadoski, Gaby Hoffman, Kevin Rankin and Michiel Huisman . The film is based off of the novel written by Cheryl Strayed. At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State—and she would do it alone. Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her. IN THEATRES ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2014 Please Leave A Comm

Obvious Child Review: A Little Gem Amongst Standard Summer Fare

The abortion comedy Obvious Child is as genuinely sweet as it is totally disgusting. Independent films are a tough act to sell, especially during the summer months, when our minds are filled with robots, monsters, superheroes, and brainless assembly-line comedies. But that doesn't mean this world of low-budget fare should be ignored. The independent comedy Obvious Child is just such a little gem, ready to win you over with its wit and heart, even if its actors aren't exactly A-Listers. Donna Stern (Jenny Slate) has just lost her job at a Brooklyn bookstore, and her effort to make it big as a comedian isn't working out too well either. It's in this fertile environment for really bad decision-making that Donna meets Max (Jake Lacy), and after several drinks the two find themselves in the throws of unprotected sexual bliss. But evenings like these usually come at a price, and Donna soon learns that she's pregnant. Faced with a tough decision but too e

Giveaway: OBVIOUS CHILD Prize Pack

We're really excited to host a giveaway for OBVIOUS CHILD, thanks to A24 films for providing us with the prize packs. We have a total of 10 prize packs . For aspiring comedian Donna Stern, everyday life as a female twenty-something provides ample material for her incredibly relatable brand of humor. On stage, Donna is unapologetically herself, joking about topics as intimate as her sex life and as crude as her day-old underwear. But when Donna gets dumped, loses her job, and finds herself pregnant just in time for Valentine’s Day, she has to navigate the murky waters of independent adulthood for the first time. As she grapples with an uncertain financial future, an unwanted pregnancy, and a surprising new suitor, Donna begins to discover that the most terrifying thing about adulthood isn’t facing it all on her own. It's allowing herself to accept the support and love of others. And be truly vulnerable. Never failing to find the comedy and humanity in each awkward situa

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For OBVIOUS CHILD In Sacramento

Win Tickets To An Advance For OBVIOUS CHILD on Monday, June 23rd at 7:00PM United Artists Laguna Village. For aspiring comedian Donna Stern , everyday life as a female twenty-something provides ample material for her incredibly relatable brand of humor. On stage, Donna is unapologetically herself, joking about topics as intimate as her sex life and as crude as her day-old underwear. But when Donna gets dumped, loses her job, and finds herself pregnant just in time for Valentine’s Day, she has to navigate the murky waters of independent adulthood for the first time. As she grapples with an uncertain financial future, an unwanted pregnancy, and a surprising new suitor, Donna begins to discover that the most terrifying thing about adulthood isn’t facing it all on her own. It's allowing herself to accept the support and love of others. And be truly vulnerable. Never failing to find the comedy and humanity in each awkward situation she encounters, Donna finds out along the way wha

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #OBVIOUSCHILD In San Francisco

Win Tickets To An Advance For OBVIOUS CHILD on Monday, June 9th at 7:00PM in San Francisco. For aspiring comedian Donna Stern , everyday life as a female twenty-something provides ample material for her incredibly relatable brand of humor. On stage, Donna is unapologetically herself, joking about topics as intimate as her sex life and as crude as her day-old underwear. But when Donna gets dumped, loses her job, and finds herself pregnant just in time for Valentine’s Day, she has to navigate the murky waters of independent adulthood for the first time. As she grapples with an uncertain financial future, an unwanted pregnancy, and a surprising new suitor, Donna begins to discover that the most terrifying thing about adulthood isn’t facing it all on her own. It's allowing herself to accept the support and love of others. And be truly vulnerable. Never failing to find the comedy and humanity in each awkward situation she encounters, Donna finds out along the way what it means to