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The Simpsons The Sixteenth Season

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has just announced plans to release the sixteenth season of the beloved animated comedy The Simpsons on home video on December 3, 2013, just in time for the holidays. The Simpsons is the longest running scripted series in the history of television; this season

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RZA The Man with the Iron Fists

The Man with the Iron Fists Trailer, Poster. RZA‘s The Man with the Iron Fists (2012) red band movie trailer, movie poster stars RZA, Russell Crowe, Jamie Chung, Lucy Liu, and Pam Grier. The Man with the Iron Fists‘ plot synopsis: “Quentin Tarantino presents The Man With the Iron Fists, an

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Adrien Brody, Detachment

Detachment Trailer. Tony Kaye‘s Detachment (2011) movie trailer stars Adrien Brody, Christina HendricksBryan Cranston, Lucy Liu, and Renée Felice Smith. Detachment‘s plot synopsis: “A chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students as

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Michael C. Hall, Brie Larson, East Fifth Bliss, Movie Poster, 02

The East Fifth Bliss Movie Poster has premiered. Michael KnowlesEast Fifth Bliss (2011) movie poster depicts star Michael C. Hall and Brie Larson (her legs anyway). East Fifth Bliss‘ plot synopsis: “Comedy/drama about

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Original Review Date: 4/14/2006

lucky-number-slevin-posterBefore seeing Lucky Number Slevin, I read a review for this film that said that it was the film you would get if Quentin Tarantino had directed a film written by Alfred Hitchcock. After watching the film and closely listening to the dialog, truer words could not have been written about Paul McGuigan’s film. The only other films that have come out in the last few years with such entertaining and well written dialog are Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, written and directed by Shane Black and Frank Miller’s Sin City

Because of the lackluster, average and disquietingly deceptive television commercials and accompanying trailer for Lucky Number Slevin, a perspective viewer of this film is misled into believing that Slevin is trite and derivative. This film is neither of the two but rather a bloody, entertaining and intriguing film, much like Wayne Kramer’s Running Scared. Where Kramer’s film stumbled in continuity and multiple endings, McGuigan’s film succeeds with a more surprising narrative and a well rounded ending. 

If there is one thing that carries this film, it is what the characters have to say, especially Morgan Freeman (The Boss) and Sir Ben Kingsley’s (The Rabbi) characters. Both of them play mob bosses that hate each other for reasons that are eventually made clear.

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