Express Milwaukee - Film clips http://expressmilwaukee.com/articles.sec-32-1-film-clips.html Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT en hourly 1 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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Film Clips: July 3 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23586-film-clips-july-3.html Film Clips: June 25 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23537-film-clips-june-25.html  After a manmade disaster plunges Earth into an ice age, a small number of survivors climb aboard a perpetual motion, class-segregated train that repeatedly encircles the globe. The locomotive’s owner (Ed Harris) and a handful of the wealthy (including his enforcer played by Tilda Swinton) live

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Film Clips: June 19 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23521-film-clips-june-19.html  There must be something in Australia’s landscape that lends itself to post-apocalyptic settings. In the latest Mad Max trek across the Outback, Guy Pearce plays Eric, a brooding drifter obsessed with reclaiming his stolen car—and killing the three criminals who took it. It’s “10 Years After

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Film Clips: June 11 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23452-film-clips-june-11.html  This sequel makes fun of youthful conventions and itself. Since inept cops Schmidt and Jenko (Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum) had their only success as undercover high school narcs, their hardnosed Captain (Ice Cube) sends the pair off to college to go undercover again. Jenko

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Film Clips: June 5 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23408-film-clips-june-5.html  Major Cage (Tom Cruise) and Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt) are out to save the world—or is it save the day? In Edge of Tomorrow the world and the day are virtually the same thing. Cage must die over and over again, reliving the same experiences but taking them farther toward the goal of finding the

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Film Clips: May 28 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23368-film-clips-may-28.html  Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) places an irrevocable, cruel curse on the human king’s newborn infant Aurora. As the girl grows into a kind and gentle princess, Maleficent, first seen in Disney’s 1959 Sleeping

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Film Clips: May 22 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23333-film-clips-may-22.html  Drew Barrymore, whose most memorable role of the past decade cast her as Adam Sandler’s memory-challenged girl in 50 First Dates, returns here as his love interest. Following their disastrous introduction during a blind date, Jim and Lauren (Sandler and Barrymore), wind up in

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Film Clips: May 15 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23298-film-clips-may-15.html  Once again, Godzilla is an amazing monster that rises from the sea to dwarf skyscrapers and to terrorize mankind. But wait! Godzilla also saves us from two long-gestating creatures that feast on radiation and devastate everything in their paths. Starring Bryan Cranston as something of a

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Film Clips: May 10 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23259-film-clips-may-10.html Director Jon Favreau returns to his screenwriting roots for this all-star, small-scale comedy exploring Chef Carl’s (Favreau) efforts to rediscover his love of cooking. After a disastrous run-in with a food critic (Oliver Platt) costs Carl the chef position at an upscale restaurant, he returns to 

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Film Clips: April 30 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23214-film-clips-april-30.html  Looking forward to his high school graduation, Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) hungers to spend more time with girlfriend Gwen (Emma Stone), but worries he won’t be able to protect her from the powerful villains looking to rid Manhattan of Peter’s alter ego Spider-Man. Jamie Foxx is electrifying

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Film Clips: April 21 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23159-film-clips-april-21.html  Eric Lomax (Colin Firth) is a tweedy Englishman obsessed with railroad timetables. He strikes up an unlikely romance on a train with Patti (Nicole Kidman); after their marriage, the shadow of his World War II experiences

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Film Clips: April 17 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23138-film-clips-april-17.html Film Clips: April 10 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23104-film-clips-april-10.html  Israeli writer/directors Navot Papushado and Aharon Keshales’ second feature, Big Bad Wolves is the brutal follow up to their 2010 feature Kalevet (Rabies). The story

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Film Clips: April 4 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23058-film-clips-april-4.html  Developing its characters more fully, this Captain America sequel takes place in the present day, two years after The Avengers. Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) feels he’s an analog character in a digital age. He resides in Washington, D.C., where he works for

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Film Clips: Mar. 28 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23008-film-clips-mar-28.html  Russell Crowe appears as the biblical figure Noah, a family man ordered in his visions to build an ark able to withstand an apocalyptic flood. While all around Noah humanity has fallen into a depraved state, he and his wife (Jennifer Connelly) and family remain faithful to the commandments. Given

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Film Clips: Mar. 18 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22867-film-clips-mar-18.html  Based on the first of three young adult novels by Veronica Roth, this futuristic saga centers on teenager Beatrice Prior (Shailene Woodley). She and all other 16-year-olds must undergo a grueling test to determine each teen’s place within society. Factions include: Abnegation (the selfless

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Film Clips: Mar. 13 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22797-film-clips-mar-13.html Film Clips: Mar. 6 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22771-film-clips-mar-6.html Film Clips: Feb. 25 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22730-film-clips-feb-25.html Film Clips: Feb. 19 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22686-film-clips-feb-19.html  Upon learning that he suffers from a terminal disorder, Secret Service agent Ethan Renner (Kevin Costner) resigns his post to spend time with his wife (Connie Nielsen) and daughter (Hailee Steinfeld). Then Renner is told he’ll be given an antidote to defeat his mysterious disease, but only

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Film Clips: Feb. 12 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22641-film-clips-feb-12.html  Based on a 1974 David Mamet stage play entitled Sexual Perversity in Chicago, this film also remakes the 1986 movie starring Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, James Belushi and Elizabeth Perkins. In this version the relationships examined belong to a pair of African American couples (Michael Ealy

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Film Clips: Feb. 6 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22612-film-clips-feb-6.html  In The Invisible Woman, Ralph Fiennes is the director and star, playing Charles Dickens during his long affair with a much younger actress, Nelly (Felicity Jones). Based on Claire Tomalin’s biographical sleuthing, the dramatization paints the big picture with historical fidelity and emotional

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Film Clips: Jan. 29 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22572-film-clips-jan-29.html  This romantic melodrama, casting Josh Brolin as an escaped convict and Kate Winslet as depressed single mom Adele, cooks up the right chemistry. Brolin’s Frank demands refuge in widow Adele’s unkempt home

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Film Clips: Jan. 21 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22530-film-clips-jan-21.html   Set in a dystopian present, Aaron Eckhart appears as Dr. Frankenstein’s monster, now a rather good-looking fellow named Adam (despite needing a better plastic surgeon). Blessed with immortality, Adam is sought by those wanting to learn his genetic secrets. Yvonne Strahovski plays Adam’s love

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Film Clips: Jan. 16 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22497-film-clips-jan-16.html  In this latest entry in the found-footage horror genre, we learn that newlywed, Zach (Zach Gilford), is documenting his bride, Samantha’s (Allison Miller), unexpected pregnancy after a honeymoon night neither one can recall. Home movies of Samantha’s belly distorted by her overactive fetus

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Film Clips: Jan. 8 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22452-film-clips-jan-8.html  The special effects-laden Legend of Hercules purports to be the origin story of Greek mythological hero Hercules (Kellan Lutz). Born of a human woman impregnated by the god Zeus, Hercules is unaware of his true heritage when he is caught carrying on a forbidden romance with the Princess

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Film Clips: Dec. 30 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22422-film-clips-dec-30.html  Written and directed by Michael Landon’s son Christopher, the fifth chapter of the Paranormal franchise finds the demon seeking out a young California Latino, Jesse (Andrew Jacobs). The setting, a decrepit apartment house, adds to the sense of dread when Jesse hears voices coming

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