Archive for February, 2012

Felipe Esparza: They’re Not Gonna Laugh At You

Felipe Esparza: They’re Not Gonna Laugh At You

| February 23, 2012

Fresh off his victory on NBC’s Last Comic Standing last year, Felipe Esparza takes the stage for this hour-long stand-up special. As a Latino-American, Esparza’s act tends to deal with growing up in poverty, as well as poking fun at issues like immigration and Latino stereotypes. Unfortunately, much of his act is spent reinforcing these […]

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The Whistleblower

The Whistleblower

| February 23, 2012

Rachel Wiesz shines as Kathryn Bolkovac in Larysa Kondracki’s The Whistleblower. Based on a true story, the film follows a scandal involving international cops in post-war Bosnia. Bolkovac, a recently-divorced mother and cop looking to transfer from her police station in Nebraska, is given the opportunity to transfer to Bosnia in order to help clean […]

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The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence

The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence

| February 22, 2012

Tom Six clearly believes in giving the people what they want. After causing a sensation with The Human Centipede— a film much more notorious for its bizarre central concept than for what it actually portrays on-screen– Six has returned with a sequel that delivers on whatever anyone may have thought was missing from the first […]

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The Devil’s Rock

The Devil’s Rock

| February 22, 2012

From Hellboy to Eric Stanze’s recent indie shocker Ratline, the Nazi preoccupation with the occult has proven to be fertile ground for horror writers and filmmakers. Independent films have found this to be a rich vein of material with a weirdly authentic historical tinge, including recent standouts such as 2008’s Outpost (whose sequel is due […]

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The Son of No One

The Son of No One

| February 21, 2012

The Son of No One is a gripping thriller about how far one police officer will go to keep his dark past hidden and protect his family. Jonathan, played by Channing Tatum, is a second-generation cop who gets in over his head when he’s assigned to re-open a double homicide cold case in his Queens […]

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Young Justice: Season One, Volume Three

Young Justice: Season One, Volume Three

| February 21, 2012

In this animated series based on DC Comics characters, crime fighters Robin, Superboy, Kid Flash, Artemis, Aqualad, and Miss Martian team up to form Young Justice, a covert branch of the Justice League who receive their assignments directly from Batman. Although this would indicate that Young Justice simply picks up the Justice League’s scraps, the […]

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Martha Marcy May Marlene

Martha Marcy May Marlene

| February 21, 2012

Writer/director Sean Durkin’s first feature, Martha Marcy May Marlene, relates a young woman’s (Elizabeth Olsen, Silent House) efforts to cope with life after joining a cult. The film generated a lot of buzz last year on account of the breakout performance it showcased from Elizabeth Olsen. Olsen indeed delivers a commanding performance, but a combination […]

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I Ain’t Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac

I Ain’t Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac

| February 20, 2012

Image Entertainment and One Village Entertainment proudly present I Ain’t Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac Known as one the “Kings of Comedy,” Mac was one of the brightest and most influential comics to ever walk onto a stage, and here is a documentary that’s as unpredictable as the man himself. Famous for […]

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Monday Morning

Monday Morning

| February 20, 2012

The homeless are often viewed as no more than the decay of modern society. They roam the streets of urban areas, dirty and disheveled, begging for whatever spare change well-to-do citizens can spare as they rush along. It’s Christmastime in Minneapolis, and Thomas Bach (Victor Browne) no doubt has big plans for his winter vacation. […]

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Being Human: “Mama Said There’d Be Decades Like These”

Being Human: “Mama Said There’d Be Decades Like These”

| February 19, 2012

It’s not easy being dead. SyFy’s Being Human is proof of that. Its sophomore season sees new hurtles for the three supernatural suitemates with Sally trying to cope with life after life, Aidan dealing with his newfound leadership role, and trouble for Josh and Nora when they fall in with the wrong pack. The show […]

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