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The Second Watch: Cercei’s uncertain future

Erin Yarnall

April 14, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

The Second Watch is a weekly Game of Thrones column by Focus Editor Erin Yarnall, recapping each week's episode. Read More »...

The impact of ‘It Follows’: What makes a good horror film

The impact of ‘It Follows’: What makes a good horror film

Mike Horky

April 12, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

How directors craft some of the most frightening movies David Robert Mitchell’s latest film “It Follows” has received critical acclaim for its smart premise and overwhelming sense of terror and dread. This acclaim is well-deserved, as the film is one of the scariest and most ingenious horror flicks of the last decade and possibly of the last 15 year...

White Mystery makes ‘Awesome’ movie

Jaycee Rockhold

April 12, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV, Music

White Mystery, a gritty rock and roll duo made up of fiery, red-headed White siblings, is stirring things up in the local music scene by breaking into the movie business. Read More »...

Six films to see this spring

Six films to see this spring

Eric Domingo and Pat Mullane

April 12, 2015


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From primates to poltergeists, here are some of the best movies coming out this season Read More »...

Heritage and history in ‘Woman in Gold’

Heritage and history in ‘Woman in Gold’

Alondra Valle

April 5, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Identity and culture are rarely the focus of big Hollywood films. But this Hollywood norm didn’t affect director Simon Curtis’ decision to make a movie out of a documentary he’d seen on BBC one night. Read More »...

Interview: ‘Ex Machina’ director Alex Garland

Interview: ‘Ex Machina’ director Alex Garland

Pat Mullane

April 3, 2015


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Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer at the world’s largest Internet company, wins a lottery to spend a week with its CEO Nathan (Oscar Issac). When Caleb arrives, he soon finds that he must participate in an experiment with Nathan’s latest creation, Ava (Alicia Vikander) — the world’s first artificial intelligence, sha...

Q&A: Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart talk ‘Get Hard’

Q&A: Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart talk ‘Get Hard’

Pat Mullane

March 27, 2015


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After millionaire James King (Will Ferrell) is sentenced to San Quentin prison for charges of fraud, he turns to Darnell Lewis (Kevin Hart) in order to “get hard” and prepare him for life behind bars. In a phone interview, Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart talked about their first collaboration in the upcoming comedy “Get Ha...

Review: ‘Danny Collins’

Review: ‘Danny Collins’

Pat Mullane

March 25, 2015


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“Danny Collins” sometimes seems like it was made by Disney, though given the main character’s tendency to funnel cocaine up his nose, you can probably guess that it wasn’t. Still, this R-rated "dramedy" comes off so melodramatically predictable it is hard to take seriously, though it's enjoyable nonetheless. There are a number of...

Q&A: ‘The Hunting Ground’ director Kirby Dick

Q&A: ‘The Hunting Ground’ director Kirby Dick

Mike Horky

March 24, 2015


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Oscar-nominated documentarian Kirby Dick, whose works include "The Invisible War" and "Twist Of Faith," has created another stirring call to action with his latest film, "The Hunting Ground." The documentary focuses on sexual assaults on college campuses, and how many women are stepping forward to challenge the education system that denied their claims. The ...

Review: “Growing Up and Other Lies” a formulaic, dull comedy

Review: “Growing Up and Other Lies” a formulaic, dull comedy

Mike Horky

March 22, 2015


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HBO’s "Girls" follows four female friends as they traverse New York City, trying to make sense of their lives and transitions into adulthood. At times it’s formulaic, but at other times it’s subtle and deft in its approach, often capturing the many nuances of adulthood. Darren Grodsky and Danny Jacobs’ new film "Growing Up...

Review: ‘The Hunting Ground’ is relevant and frightening

Mike Horky

March 21, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering are no strangers to sexual assault awareness. Their previous film "The Invisible War" dealt with sexual assault in the military, and garnered attention and policy changes within the U.S. military. Their latest film "The Hunting Ground" is just as powerful, and perhaps even...

Q&A: Writer and director Dan Fogelman of ‘Danny Collins’

Q&A: Writer and director Dan Fogelman of ‘Danny Collins’

Pat Mullane

March 19, 2015


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Accomplished writer Dan Fogelman, whose work includes, “Cars”, “Tangled”, and “Crazy, Stupid, Love” makes his directorial debut with the feature film “Danny Collins."  Starring Al Pacino as the titular character, “Danny Collins” follows a washed up rock star who turns his life around after he discovers a 40-year-old letter written to h...

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