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Jennifer Lawrence in Joy

Hollywood darling David O. Russell teams up for the third time with impressive talents Robert De Niro, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper in Joy, a semi-autobiographical film about an entrepreneurial legend. By all rights, this star-powered collaboration should have been a hit, but so far critics and viewers alike have been yelling “Cleanup on aisle three!” …

Ken Kwapis’ film adaptation of Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods is a visually and emotionally captivating movie that will stir-up all of your inner existential curiosity and wanderlust. Starring Robert Redford as Bill Bryson and Nick Nolte as Stephen Katz, A Walk in the Woods perfectly captured Bryson’s original “life’s too short” message. In …

Kara Aguilar // Contributing writer The streets of LA County’s Compton are at a hush. Stalking the roads are police cars, waiting for the moment to make an arrest like a predator hunting its prey. Approaching a deteriorating house, protected by barred windows and cascading locks on the doors, is a young Eric Wright , …

By Sara Snoddy // Contributing Writer Avengers: Age of Ultron is a self-aware and rather dark chapter in the ever-growing Marvel Cinematic Universe. This highly anticipated sequel to the 2012 mega-hit The Avengers, has already blown box office records with the second-highest opening weekend of all-time, behind its predecessor. Based on the Marvel Comics characters by Stan Lee …

Fifty Shades of Grey released just in time for Valentine’s Day and, unsurprisingly, is doing very well in theaters. But do yourself a favor: Save your money. The movie is 50 shades of disappointing. It follows the dialogue of the book to the letter for the most part. Usually I applaud that tactic in a novel-turned-movie. …

With The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, director Peter Jackson has ended his trip through Middle-Earth with the third and final installment of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic novel. As a lover of both Tolkien and Jackson, it pains me to say that this movie deserves strong “meh.” This lukewarm response is due to the egregious amount …