Express Milwaukee - Film clips http://expressmilwaukee.com/articles.sec-32-1-film-clips.html Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST en hourly 1 Film Clip - Annie http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24568-film-clip-annie.html Rated: PG Rewriting most of the original musical’s songs, this poorly scripted and paced “modern retelling” is an embarrassment. Plucky foster kid Annie (Quvenzhane Wallis) moves in with Wi]]> Film Clip - Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24570-film-clip-night-at-the-museum-secret-of-the-tomb.html Rated: PG In the third installment of this tired trilogy, museum prison guard Larry (Ben Stiller) travels to England hoping to fix the disintegrating Egyptian tablet responsible for bringing museum e]]> Film Clip - The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24569-film-clip-the-hobbit-the-battle-of-the-five-armies.html Rated: PG-13 In the final installment of the three-part film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, the dragon Smaug abandons his cave of treasures to unleash his wrath upon the hapless inh]]> Film Clip - Wild http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24571-film-clip-wild.html Rated: R Based on the memoir by Cheryl Strayed, Wild stars Reese Witherspoon as a lone hiker on the Pacific Crest Trail. Reeling from the untimely death of her mother, Bobbi (Laura Dern), Cheryl]]> Film Clip - Top Five http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24542-film-clip-top-five.html Rated: R Written and directed by Chris Rock (who also stars), Top Five examines the comedian’s long-standing challenge of translating his comic talent from stand-up comedy to big-screen roles. Rock]]> Film Clip - Exodus: Gods and Kings http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24518-film-clip-exodus-gods-and-kings.html


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Film Clips: Nov. 25 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24442-film-clips-nov-25.html After failing to kill their bosses in the first installment, a trio of disgruntled ex-employees played by Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis create a product called “The Shower Buddy.” After it receives a dose of tongue-in-cheek press, the pals make a handshake deal with a shady ]]> Film Clips: Nov. 19 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24388-film-clips-nov-19.html Having split the final installment of Suzanne Collins’ blockbuster trilogy into two parts, this third film in the series takes viewers to the halfway point of Collins’ 27-chapter novel. Positioned as a windup to the climactic finale to be released this time next year, we find heroine Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer]]> Film Clips: Nov. 13 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24366-film-clips-nov-13.html

Groomed by her unrepentant “mom-ager” (Minnie Driver) to become a pop star, British singer Noni (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) is poised on the cusp of major stardom when she is overcome with depression and prepares to jump to her death from a Los Angeles upper-story hotel room. Saved by

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Following his older brother Tadashi’s untimely death, Hiro (voiced by Ryan Potter) becomes close to his brother’s invention—a puffy white robot named Baymax (Scott Adsit, pitch-perfect). The plot thickens when Hiro, himself a budding robot maker, discovers foul play in his brother’s death

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Film Clips: Oct. 29 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24268-film-clips-oct-29.html Adapted from the 2011 bestseller by British author S. J. Watson, this thriller introduces Christine Lucas (Nicole Kidman), a 40-year-old woman unable to retain new memories once she goes to bed each night. Awakening daily to a home she doesn’t recognize, Christine learns from hubby ]]> Film Clips: Oct. 21 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24218-film-clips-oct-21.html

When a random act of violence results in the death of his beloved dog, widower and ex-assassin John Wick (Keanu Reeves) uses his skills and knowledge to hunt down and kill the offenders. Reeves, now 50, may qualify as an aging action star, but judging by his appearance and physicality

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Film Clips: Oct. 8 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24141-film-clips-oct-8.html Attractive gallerist Zoe (Sharon Leal) risks her relatively happy marriage to a hunky husband she adores (Boris Kodjoe) as well as her idyllic family life for an affair with a talented young artist (William Levy). Though she promises herself and her therapist she’ll stop at least a dozen times]]> Film Clips: Oct. 1 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24085-film-clips-oct-1.html Inspired by The Great Houdini, The Amazing Randi became the most celebrated escape artist of the second half of the 20th century after helping stage Alice Cooper’s beheading and guest starring on “Happy Days.” Like his hero, Randi eventually embarked on a campaign to debunk

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Film Clips: Sept. 24 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24063-film-clips-sept-24.html Director Johanna Hamilton’s marvelous documentary tells the largely forgotten story of a break-in at an FBI office in Pennsylvania by anti-war activists. What the burglars found was a trove of documents revealing the pervasive extent of FBI surveillance on political dissenters. Not only

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Film Clips: Sept. 18 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24023-film-clips-sept-18.html Adapted from James Dashner’s 2007 novel, this is the first of a young adult science-fiction trilogy. Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) awakens aboard a freight elevator that arrives at a clearing known as the Glade, located at the center of an enormous maze. Thomas joins a group of several dozen ]]> earum - earum http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23978-earum-earum.html Film Clips: Sept. 8 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23949-film-clips-sept-8.html Last time, Sawyer Nelson (Nathan Gamble) and Clay Haskett (Harry Connick Jr.) rescued the injured dolphin they called Winter. Cameron McCarthy (Morgan Freeman) developed a prosthetic tail for Winter, who found happiness with her surrogate mother-poolmate, Panama, at the ]]> Film Clips: Setp. 2 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23905-film-clips-setp-2.html The Identical imagines an alternate reality in which both Elvis and his twin brother (who in real life was stillborn), are separated at birth and are unaware of one another’s existence. One becomes pop star Drexel Hemsley, a 1950s sensation, while twin Ryan Wade becomes a Drexel ]]> Film Clips: Aug. 27 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23880-film-clips-aug-27.html This found-footage horror is set in the Paris catacombs where a group of young explorers become trapped. Adventurers Scarlett (Perdita Weeks), George (Ben Feldman) and team documentarian Benji (Edwin Hodge) rely on tough-talking Papillon (François Civil) and his grungy sidekicks ]]> Film Clips: Aug. 20 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23843-film-clips-aug-20.html A promising 17-year-old classical musician, Mia (Chloe Grace Moretz), endures a terrible automobile accident involving her entire family. As she lies in a coma, Mia sees the disappointing outcome of her romance with ]]> Film Clips: Aug. 14 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23816-film-clips-aug-14.html As revealed in the often-witty screenplay by writer John Michael McDonagh, Father James (Brendan Gleeson) is no ordinary Roman Catholic priest. A widower with a grown daughter, James is an empathetic, tolerant, enigmatic man threatened by a victim of priestly pedophilia—a crime ]]> Film Clips: Aug. 6 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23769-film-clips-aug-6.html  With Boyhood, Richard Linklater’s fictional Mason Jr. grows from toddler to teen in the body of the same maturing actor, Ellar Coltrane. Working ambitiously in between other projects, Linklater shot Boyhood from 2002 through 2013. Occasionally, markers of particular moments appear—a

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Film Clips: July 30 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23723-film-clips-july-30.html  In order to retain its PG-13 rating, this biopic omits and/or glosses over parts of singer James Brown’s history. Starring Chadwick Boseman as Brown, the film documents the singer’s impoverished childhood and subsequent rise to fame. Along the way we’re treated to recreations of

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Film Clips: July 24 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23695-film-clips-july-24.html  Rob Reiner directs a feel-good comedy targeting the senior set, a crowd possessing the time and money to frequent movie theaters. Michael Douglas appears as Oren Little, an obnoxious Realtor planning to make one big

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Film Clips: July 16 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23649-film-clips-july-16.html Film Clips: July 10 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23625-film-clips-july-10.html  A decade after the simian virus has killed almost all human beings, representatives of the few people remaining in San Francisco (played by Jason Clarke, Keri Russell, Gary Oldman and Kodi Smit-McPhee) negotiate an uneasy truce with the ape leader, Caesar (performed beautifully in motion

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