HILLARY CLINTON CALLS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S USE OF PRIVATE EMAILS HYPOCRITICAL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=1jvUE1wdCB4 President Donald Trump repeatedly attacked his political rival, Hillary Clinton, for her use of a private email server while she served as Secretary of State during the 2016 campaign. But since taking the oath of office in January, at least six members of Trump’s administration are reported to have used private email accounts for…

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CLOONEY FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES SCHOOLS FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES

George and Amal Clooney are teaming up with UNICEF to help 3,000 Syrian refugee children go to school this year. The Clooney Foundation for Justice announced on Monday that it would open seven public schools in Lebanon, where the United Nations says 200,000 children fleeing from neighboring Syria are not getting an education. The $3.25…

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THE DIVERGENT SERIES RETURNS WITH ALLEGIANT

Shailene Woodley (The Fault in Our Stars, The Descendants) and Theo James (Golden Boy, Underworld: Awakening) reprise their roles for the second time in the big-screen adaptation of Veronica Roth’s New York Times bestselling dystopian, young adult novel series. Directed by Robert Schwentke (Insurgent, The Time Traveler’s Wife), The Divergent Series: Allegiant follows Beatrice “Tris”…

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LEONARDO DiCAPRIO STARS AS THE FAMOUS FRONTIERSMAN HUGH GLASS IN “THE REVENANT”

As a follow up to his Academy Award winning film Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014), director Alejandro González Iñárritu (21 Grams, Babel) has left the safety of the St. James Broadway Theatre for the unsettled wilderness of the Louisiana Purchase in The Revenant. (2015). Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Hugh Glass, the famous…

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RON HOWARD TAKES ON THE REAL LIFE STORY OF MOBY DICK

Directed by Ron Howard (Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind) and produced his longtime collaborator Brian Grazer, In the Heart of the Sea recounts the sinking of the American whaling ship Essex in 1820, which inspired Herman Melville’s classic novel Moby Dick, published in 1851. Chris Hemsworth (Thor, The Avengers) stars as Owen Chase, a first…

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SPEND THE HOLIDAYS WITH THE HATEFUL EIGHT – FILM REVIEW

Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino (Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction), The Hateful Eight takes place in post-Civil War Wyoming and centers around a group of strangers trying to find shelter during a blizzard, but instead they find themselves in a plot of betrayal and deception. Casted by Victoria Thomas (Django Unchained, Blood Diamond), the eponymous…

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REMEMBERING THE HORROR ICON, WES CRAVEN

On August 30, 2015, the filmmaker and horror icon Wes Craven lost his battle with brain cancer at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 76. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Craven was raised in a strict Baptist household and attended both Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois and John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.…

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SPECTRE – JAMES BOND RETURNS THIS NOVEMBER

Daniel Craig returns for his fourth performance as the world famous MI6 agent and all together ladies man, James Bond. After a cryptic message from the past sends James on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, the 00 agent ventures towards the heart of SPECTRE, a global crime syndicate and terrorist organization.…

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THE MARTIAN – RIDLEY SCOTT TAKES ON MARS

Directed by Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Black Hawk Down), The Martian stars Matt Damon as astronaut Mark Watney. During a manned mission to Mars, the film’s protagonist is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. However, Whitney survives the ordeal, only to wind up alone and stranded on the desolate planet. With…

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7 VIDEO GAMES THAT SHOULD BE ADAPTED FOR THE SCREEN

Making a film version of a video game is tricky. Even risky, considering the majority of attempts over the years, such as Super Mario Bros. (1993), Mortal Combat (1995), Alone in the Dark (2005) and Max Payne (2008) failed at expanding the medium. However, us faithful gamers continue to hold out hope that our favorite…

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FEAR THE WALKING DEAD – THE WALKING DEAD SPIN-OFF

After the enormous success of the AMC series, developed for television by Frank Darabont and based on the comic book series created by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard, The Walking Dead is getting a spin-off series. Fear the Walking Dead, which stars Cliff Curtis (Missing), Kim Dickens (Deadwood, Treme), Frank Dillane (Harry Potter…

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MAD MAX “FURY ROAD” TO BE RELEASED MAY 2015

From director George Miller, creator of the Mad Max Trilogy and the Oscar-winning filmmaker of Happy Feet (2006), Mad Max: Fury Road continues the tale of Max Rockatansky, aka the Road Warrior, who while still haunted by his dark and violent past, wanders the barren wastelands of a dystopian version of Australia. Beginning with Mad…

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MEET CHAPPIE

Set in the near future, crime is patrolled by a harsh mechanized police force. But when a police droid named Chappie is taken and re-programmed, he begins to think and feel for the first time in his existence. Now seen as a threat, our robotic hero must now choose where it will stand as the…

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THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. PREVIEW

Henry Cavill (The Man of Steel) and Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger) star as United Network Command for Law and Enforcement operatives in The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Guy Ritchie’s film adaptation of the classic spy-fi series. Set during the 1960’s, this period piece pairs American CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Cavill) and Russian KGB agent Illya…

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SEVEN MOST CONTROVERSIAL FILMS

For this list, we will not only be looking at films that sought to shock audiences and critics alike, but also those that were the subject of much public scrutiny and political censorship, and yet still have managed to endure, creating a lasting legacy for their controversial content. 7) Last Tango in Paris (1972) Starting…

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BIRDMAN’S PUZZLING ENDING – FILM REVIEW

Warning: spoiler alert! Since its premiere at the 71st Venice International Film Festival and theatrical release on October 17, 2014, Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Birdman has received numerous accolades and widespread critical acclaim, including multiple Oscar nods, not only for its ensemble cast, which includes Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma…

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RICHARD LINKLATER’S FILM BOYHOOD

Back in 2002, the critically acclaimed filmmaker, Richard Linklater, said that he would begin shooting an untitled film in his hometown of Houston, Texas. Filmed in forty-five days over the course of eleven years, the end result is 2014’s Boyhood, a coming-of-age drama starring Ellar Coltrane, Emmy-award winner Patricia Arquette, Lorelei Linklater and Academy-award nominee…

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PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON’S “INHERENT VICE”

“Love usually leads to trouble." Oscar nominees Joaquin Phoenix and Paul Thomas Anderson have teamed up once again for the 2014 release of Inherent Vice, the latter’s directorial follow up to 2012’s The Master, a film loosely based on scientology founder, L. Ron Hubbard. Based on the 2009 novel by Thomas Pynchon, whose works include:…

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THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES

Bilbo Baggins' unexpected journey comes to an end in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, this year’s final installment of the epic three-part film adaptation, based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic tale. At the conclusion of 2013’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Bilbo and the dwarves’ daring attempt to kill the eponymous fire…

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LET THE GAMES BEGIN – THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 1

Let the games begin! Katniss Everdeen, portrayed by Academy-Award Winner, Jennifer Lawrence, and our favorite “tributes” are back in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 1, this year’s installment of the best-selling trilogy by Suzanne Collins. At the conclusion of 2013’s The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, a distraught Katniss learns of the capture of her fellow contestant,…

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