Month: October 2013

Review: ‘Captain Phillips’

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The latest of approximately fourteen million prestige movies being released this season, Captain Phillips teams Academy Award winning-director Paul Greengrass with Tom Hanks, who is TOM HANKS. The film recounts the 2009 hijacking of an American container ship off the coast of Somalia, as well as the harrowing events that followed. Ryan: In many ways, Captain Phillips is the polar opposite of the last film we reviewed—Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity–within the spectrum of exceptional films. There’s […]

Review: ‘Gravity’

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In Alfonso Cuaron’s first movie since 2006’s Children of Men, the long-gestating space film Gravity, Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star as astronauts who struggle to survive after an unexpected debris field devastates their space outpost and kills their crew.   Rebecca: If you are going to see Gravity, see it in 3D, in as many Ds as possible. Over-D, if you can. See it in IMAX. Wear the goofy glasses, people. Because this is […]

Review: ‘Don Jon’

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In Don Jon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as a porn-obsessed New Jersey bartender who learns via his relationships with two women ‑ his physical ideal (Scarlett Johansson) and a mysterious older classmate (Julianne Moore) ‑ the difference between sex and intimacy. Ryan: For a 32 year old, Joseph Gordon-Levitt has a pretty impressive professional career. He co-starred in a long-running sitcom, worked with some of the best directors in the world, and founded his own production […]