Express Milwaukee - Film clips http://expressmilwaukee.com/articles.sec-32-1-film-clips.html Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT en hourly 1 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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Film Clips: Dec. 22 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22392-film-clips-dec-22.html  47 Ronin retells a legend based on real events from early-18th-century Japan; after a benevolent lord is killed by an evil lord who uses witchcraft, 47 of the former’s samurai guards vow to avenge his death. The lord’s beautiful daughter Mika (Kô Shibasaki) is one of the prizes sought by the

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Film Clips: Dec. 16 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22340-film-clips-dec-16.html  Loosely based on actual events, this retelling of the Abscam sting of the 1970s is narrated by con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) and his girlfriend Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams). She overlooks Irving’s marriage to unstable Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) because she enjoys the

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Film Clips: Dec. 12 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22314-film-clips-dec-12.html  “I didn’t live a lot of lies, but I lived one big one,” Lance Armstrong tells documentarian Alex Gibney, but even that admission is probably untrue. The Armstrong Lie is an unflinching look at the career of cycling’s

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Film Clips: Dec. 1 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22252-film-clips-dec-1.html “I didn’t live a lot of lies, but I lived one big one,” Lance Armstrong tells documentarian Alex Gibney, but even that admission is probably untrue. The Armstrong Lie is an unflinching look at the career of cycling]]> Film Clips: Nov. 27 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22232-film-clips-nov-27.html  This contemporary adaptation of Langston Hughes’ play follows the lessons learned by street-wise Baltimore teen Langston (Jacob Latimore). When his single mom (Jennifer Hudson) takes Langston to New York City to spend the holidays with his estranged grandparents (Forest Whitaker

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Film Clips: Nov. 19 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22191-film-clips-nov-19.html Orphan Liesel (Sophie Nélisse) becomes something of an activist when her adoptive German parents (Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson) shelter a Jewish refugee beneath their stairs. Liesel steals books slated for burning by the Nazi regime, which she then shares with other secretly

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Film Clips: Nov. 12 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22144-film-clips-nov-12.html  This sequel to the 1999 film was conceived at a cast reunion dinner. The reunion concept carried over to a plot that finds the friends reuniting 15 years after college. Taye Diggs returns as protagonist Harper Stewart, with Sanaa Lathan playing his wife. Morris Chestnut, Terrence Howard

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Film Clips: Nov. 6 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22095-film-clips-nov-6.html  On his 21st birthday, Tim (Domhnall Gleeson) learns he’s inherited the ability of his father (Bill Nighy) to travel back in time and improve upon his life. Tim mainly uses his newfound power to woo Mary (Rachel McAdams in bowl-cut bangs), the pretty American girl he meets at a London restaurant

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Film Clips: Oct. 30 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22058-film-clips-oct-30.html  In the near future, pubescent Andrew “Ender” Wiggin (Asa Butterfield) is recruited to Battle School where he and other kids are trained to fight against a hostile extraterrestrial race known as Formics. Col. Graff (Harrison Ford) commands an army of child warriors “because children make

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Film Clips: Oct. 22 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22016-film-clips-oct-22.html  Following the arrest and conviction of 8-year-old Billy’s mom, 86-year-old Irving Zisman (Johnny Knoxville) intends to deliver his motherless grandson to the boy’s dad. The pair sets out on a cross-country road trip, but

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Film Clips: Oct. 15 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-21978-film-clips-oct-15.html  Apparently every generation needs its own version of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Jane Austen’s Jane Eyre and now Steven King’s Carrie. Or, Hollywood was hankering for Chloë Grace Moretz to get her own coming-of-age film, making the transition from child vigilante or

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Film Clips: Oct. 8 - Captain Phillips, Tom Hanks, Paul Greengrass, Lisa Miller, Machete Kills, Robert Rodriguez, Machete, Danny Trejo, Charlie Sheen, Carlos Estevez, Demian Bichir, Amber Heard, Vanessa Hudgens, SofíaVergara http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-21930-film-clips-oct-8-captain-phillips-tom-hanks-paul-greengrass-lisa-miller-machete-kills-robert-rodriguez-machete-danny-trejo-charlie-sheen-carlos-estevez-demian-bichir-amber-heard-vanessa-hudgens-sofiavergara.html  Captain Phillips is based on the true story of an American captain whose freighter is hijacked by Somali pirates. It’s 2009 when Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks) is at the helm of an enormous container ship headed for Kenya. He spots a pair of fast-moving skiffs off the coast of Somalia

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Film Clips: Oct. 3 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-21898-film-clips-oct-3.html  After being cheated in an online poker game, Princeton undergrad Richie Furst (Justin Timberlake) heads for Costa Rica to confront computer gambling kingpin, Ivan Block (Ben Affleck). The entrepreneur offers Richie a choice—take back his money or join Block’s illegal operation

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Film Clips: Sept. 24 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-21850-film-clips-sept-24.html  Critically acclaimed and grossing more than $250 million, it was a foregone conclusion that the animated Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs would spawn at least one sequel. However, chapter two re-“hashes” the original’s plot, and seems overly familiar. Inventor Flint Lockwood (voiced by Bill

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