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BLOOD TIES

Brooklyn family drama engrosses Cannes

If “Blood Ties” by Guillaume Canet hits all the right notes it’s probably because the partition is a familiar one: an Italian-American family drama based in New York, the gangster’s life, one final hit before I retire. This is a genre in itself. Starring in no particular order Mila Kunis, Zoe Saldana, Marion Cotillard and Billy Crudup, “Ties” also include Clive Owen in the role of the bad guy. ... more >

Oz the great and powerful

Mindmelding 3D storytelling
James Franco, Rachel Weisz and Mila Kunis
Directed by Sam Raimi

It was quite a while ago when Sam Raimi signed off on “Evil Dead,” a fun and uninhibited film that inspired many more and earned its author his reputation. Today, after the mid-air explosion of his Spiderman franchise Raimi turns his creative powers to mythology again with “Oz the great and powerful,” which was released in theaters earlier this month. And at the same time he sacrifices himself on ... more >

Mila Kunis

A kind of adorable Ted

Seth MacFarlane makes his live-action director's debut
Seth MacFarlane, Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis
Directed by Seth MacFarlane

You’ll never look at your child’s teddy bear the same way again. From the mind of “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane comes his debut film (Universal Pictures) about a stuffed teddy come-to-life who enjoys the finer pleasures like strippers, smoking weed, cursing, and dirty sexual innuendi. Once you're done reading our review buy your tickets via Fandango by clicking on the icon below. This ... more >

The Muppets

Directed by James Bobin, Starring Mila Kunis, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Segel, and Amy Adams. [jwplayer config="TrailerPagePlayer" mediaid="4238"] ... more >

Black swan

Darren Aronofsky’s biggest movie yet
Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis and Vincent Cassel
Directed by Darren Aronofsky

Darren Aronofsky has made another divisive film; in fact I feel a little divided on it myself. It’s expertly-made and you never know where it will go but you want to scrub the unpleasantness from you brain as soon as you leave the theater. Natalie Portman plays Nina, an dedicated ballerina with a controlling stage-mother (Barbara Hershey), deformed, swollen toes, and fingernails hanging by a ... more >